WW1 Royal Navy - Church Service Pennant / Flag
Recovered from HMS Hampshire - sunk 5th June 1916 in Orkney.
The flag is complete but showing signs of wear and tear from age and being in the sea for a short time. See pictures for more details.
The flag is constructed of wool / linen with machine stitching. Fixings are bronze Inglefield Clips on hemp/sisal rope tails. One fixed and one swivel. Size is approx 2500mm long by around 800mm wide.
This flag is of great historic interest and the last one of several flags from HMS Hampshire discovered in Orkney in 2001. HMS Hampshire sank within sight of the shore between Marwick head and the Brough of Birsay on the 5th June 1916 after hitting a German sea mine. Lord Kitchener was onboard when the ship went down.
I can provide a letter of provenance with this item if required.