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NAVY DESK PIECE – S.M.S. THÜRINGEN

SKU: 13-574

$275.00

This is a heavy metal desk piece given out by the S.M.S. Thüringen’s builder, Actien – Gesellschaft Wesser. This vessel was a battleship of the S. M. S. Helgoland Class. She was launched in 1911, then scrapped during the period from 1923 to 1933. I cannot tell if this was intended as a gift to somebody within the company, or to a naval officer, perhaps at the staff level. It displays the date December 3, 1910, and Bremen, where the ship was built. What makes this interesting is that the date on the desk piece is the year BEFORE the ship’s formal commissioning. The desk piece measures 6 1/2″ x 4″ x 1.” It shows a fine, high-profile image of the ship. The desk piece is quite substantial, weighing 2 pounds.


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This is a heavy metal desk piece given out by the S.M.S. Thüringen’s builder, Actien – Gesellschaft Wesser. This vessel was a battleship of the S. M. S. Helgoland Class. She was launched in 1911, then scrapped during the period from 1923 to 1933. I cannot tell if this was intended as a gift to somebody within the company, or to a naval officer, perhaps at the staff level. It displays the date December 3, 1910, and Bremen, where the ship was built. What makes this interesting is that the date on the desk piece is the year BEFORE the ship’s formal commissioning. The desk piece measures 6 1/2″ x 4″ x 1.” It shows a fine, high-profile image of the ship. The desk piece is quite substantial, weighing 2 pounds.