HMCS Prince Robert's Clock
Don West emailed me:
" Long ago, I was given by a family friend, what I was told was the
ship's clock of the HMCS Prince Robert.
It was apparently "liberated" at the end of the war by a relative of the family that gave it to me, one of the ship's
crewmen. It had been hanging on their
dining room wall in a non-working state for years when they decided to give it to me.
" The clock is cut out along what used to be its top,
obviously to fit around a ceiling moulding of some kind.
When I got it, it was not in working condition due to the clock's balance wheel spring being broken.
Decades ago, I replaced the entire clock's mechanism with a digital, battery operated one, stripped
it of layers of slapped on fake-grain brown paint, down to its original mahogany, varnished it, turned
it upside down in its case, and it has been keeping time sitting on my fireplace for the past 30+ years. "
Working clock, photographed in 2018.
Back of the clock.
This name tag was originally screwed onto the back of the clock.
" T.H. DUDLEY
CH BOSWNS MATE
Don West for providing these photos and details.
Can you provide corrections or more information?
Please email Charlie Dobie.
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