Napoleonic Ship's Bell from the Brig HMS Mary British

Dated 1808
13 Inches High, 12 ½ Inch Diameter
 
   

Napoleonic Ship's Bell from the Brig HMS Mary
 
(Royal Naval Bell )

Dated 1808
13 Inches High, 12 ½ Inch Diameter
 
   

With a unique crown top, this is a rare example of a British Naval bell from the Napoleonic Wars. MARY was recorded as a brig of 100 tons, lost in the Battle of the Basque Roads on April 11th, 1809 in an attack on a French Squadron near the Fort of Ile-d'Aix.