HMS Hermes (R12) Teak
I have made a new set of pens, all are made with Teak removed from HMS Hermes during the dismantling work being carried out in India. HMS Hermes was in service with the Royal Navy from 1959 to 1984. Famously serving as the flagship during the Falklands war in 1982.
She was decommissioned in 1984 and sold to be used by the Indian Navy in 1986. She was renamed to INS Viraat and served until 2017. Following a number of failed attempts to save the ship, dismantling started in the Autumn of 2021.
The wood was part of a grating and was around 75cm square and very well made and heavy duty.
The collection can be found by clicking here.
I will be adding a number of other items over the next couple of weeks so please check back later.