This is a Unbelievably rare British torpedo part which is maker marked NOSE OF TORPEDO with British arrow on the inside of it which is clear to see and has screws in place in the base as well.The part still retains some of its original colour the brass made part has discolored and partly turned green from being in the sea for so many years.The torpedo part is very solid and has been nicely cleaned it has bent up slightly from am impact the part is 15 inches long and a very rare bit of British Torpedo from this very early war battle that there is very little about from.The torpedo part was recovered many years ago from Ofotfjord near Narvik used during battle of Narvik in April 1940 when the Krigsmarine fought two large sea battles with the British Royal Navy during the German invasion of Norway.The part comes with 2xA5 laminated information cards.
Two naval battles just days apart were fought in the Ofotfjord between the British and German navies, before a two-month land campaign took place. The naval defeats are widely called Hitler's first defeat of World War II. However, the German forces did eventually prevail because of the Allied forces' evacuation from Norway a few months later following the Battle of France. Around Narvik, German naval losses were high: they lost 10 destroyers (50 percent of their entire destroyer force), one submarine, and several support ships. In exchange, they sank one aircraft carrier, four Allied destroyers and damaged several others.
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