H.M.S. Shannon Grand Fleet Prize Cigarette Case, 1916
H.M.S. Shannon Grand Fleet Prize Cigarette Case, 1916
H.M.S. Shannon Grand Fleet Prize Cigarette Case, 1916
H.M.S. Shannon Grand Fleet Prize Cigarette Case, 1916
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H.M.S. Shannon Grand Fleet Prize Cigarette Case, 1916

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8.5cm (3.3in) x 7.3cm (2.8in) x 9cm (3.5in)

 

Silver. Rectangular case with rounded corners, the hinged lid engraved with a mermaid embracing a cartouche inscribed ‘J. Graham / H.M.S. Shannon / 1916 / Grand Fleet / Cruisers / Winners ERA’s Gig Race with a Naval Crown composed of alternate ships’ hulls and sails. Maker’s mark of William Neale. Hallmarked Birmingham 1915.’

H.M.S. Shannon was a Minotaur-class armoured cruiser. She served with the Home Fleet, as a cruiser squadron flagship and fought Battle of Jutland in May 1916.