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Published on Sep 20, 2009
This horn is a mistery!!!
It's a jacketed steam horn (I took the Jacket off), with a 200mm diaphragm, similar to a Kockums or Leskie Tyfon. It comes from the Portsmouth area, in the UK.
It has no markings nor ID of any kind. But I have once been given a few pics of the scuttling of a New Zealand Navy frigate. On these pics, I could see a pair of horns identical to this one. They had been salvaged from the ship.
This frigate was HMNZS Wellington, F69, formerly HMS Bacchante, sold to the Kiwis by the British. HMS Bacchante was from the Leander Class, a serie of 26 ships, said to be some of the finest vessels in the modern Royal Navy.
Many of these ships have been sold abroad, some sunk as targets, some scrapped in England or India. I have no idea about which ship it comes from nor if it really comes from one of these frigates.