Antique Marine Silk Embroidery WW1 Royal Navy Light Cruiser Ship HMS Concord
Take your collection to the next level with this exquisitely crafted rare antique marine silk embroidery of the WW1 Royal Navy Light Cruiser Ship HMS Concord. Are you ready to experience its timeless beauty and powerful history? It's a must-have for any passionate nautical collector!
- Embroidered on silk and set in a later maple frame.
- Good sized with the frame being 62.5cm wide and 45.5cm tall.
- So collectable and sought after.
- Title "Souvenir Australia and China"
- With protective front glass cover.
- HMS Concord in side profile facing left, steaming along relative choppy seas, with black smoke billowing out of its 2 funnels. You can see gun turrets and flag ensign raised near the stern. Conning tower towards the bow also with birds flying overhead.
- HMS Concord was a C-class light cruiser of the Royal Navy that saw service during the First World War. She was part of the Centaur group of the C class.
On 25 December 1918 Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Polish pianist and composer, a member of the Polish National Committee re-organising Polish state after 123 years of partitions, arrived at Gdańsk (Danzig) on board HMS Concord on his way to Poznań and Warsaw. He formed the first Cabinet of the re-born Poland which on 26 January 1919 organised the first elections.
- The Ottoman Empire had ordered a pair of scout cruisers in 1914. When the First World War started, construction was halted. A considerable amount of material had already been prepared, and much of this was used in the construction of HMS Concord and her sister HMS Centaur. Built by Vickers Limited, Concord was laid down in February 1915 and launched on 1 April 1916.
- Service history Upon being commissioned into the Royal Navy in December 1916, Concord was assigned to the 5th Light Cruiser Squadron, which operated as part of Harwich Force in the North Sea to defend the eastern approaches to the Strait of Dover and English Channel. She remained in the squadron through the end of the war in November 1918 and until March 1919. After the Armistice she visited the Baltic, where her duties included a courtesy visit with Cardiff to Copenhagen in December 1918, and liberating British prisoners of war from Danzig on 25 December 1918 and from Stettin on 1 January 1919.
- Concord recommissioned in October 1919 at Devonport for service in the 3rd Light Cruiser Squadron in the Mediterranean Fleet, recommissioning in August 1921 to continue this duty until July 1923, when she was decommissioned.
After undergoing a refit at Devonport, Concord recommissioned in May 1924 to return to the Mediterranean Fleet for more duty with the 3rd Light Cruiser Squadron.
- In 1925 she was attached to the Australian Station (where she replaced HMAS Brisbane), then from 1925 to 1926 to the China Station. She returned to the 3rd Light Cruiser Squadron in the Mediterranean in 1926, remaining in service there until decommissioned, transferred to the Reserve Fleet, and placed in reserve at Portsmouth in October 1927.
- She returned to service to transport troops to China in February 1928, and from October to November 1928 underwent a refit. She then was assigned to the Signals School at Portsmouth, remaining in service there until January 1933. After the death of the exiled King Manuel II of Portugal, she transported his coffin to Lisbon, Portugal, on 2 August 1932.
- Concord was decommissioned in January 1933 and placed under dockyard control. Disposal Concord was placed on the sale list in November 1934 and was sold in August 1935 for scrapping.She arrived at the yards of Metal Industries of Rosyth, Scotland, on 16 September 1935 to be broken up. Ref sources Wikipedia,
Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) . Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8. "H.M.S. Concord in Sydney Harbour". The Australasian. Melbourne: National Library of Australia. 9 May 1925. p. 42. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
- Provenance from a private musuem collection.
- Highly sought after by CEO's, interior designers, home decorators, museums, art galleries, antique dealers, private marine nautical collectors, film tv theatre studio prop shops.
- Incredible conversation piece for your guests.
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- Condition report.
- Offered in fine used condition.
- The silk surface has various creases and tears, foxing stains & losses. The frame has general wear, scuffs, minor chips, staining commensurate with usage & age.
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Dimensions in centimetres of the frame approximate
High (45.5 cm)
Wide (62.5 cm)
Depth (1.5 cm)