A question was raised about the location of ships bells belonging to ships of the RNZN.
Bells have had a significant history for a number of our sailors. They were rung everyday at 0800, they were polished regularly and children of sailors were christened and had their names engraved on the inside of the bell. So where are all these bells? Some have gone to schools, some have been gifted and some gather dust in museum storage units. A complete listing has now been uploaded. Click HERE to view listing.
If anyone is in the area where these bells are located it would be appreciated if you could check them out that they still exist and if possible take a photo of the bell as well. Images can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Names of children inscribed on the inside of the bells will be uploaded shortly. Thanks. Images of Bells below: