For sale is a WW1 Death Penny To stoker 1st class Charles Dixon Who was killed at the Battle Of Jutland on board Hms Black Prince a couple hours before the sinking of the black prince. Charles Dixon died 31st May 1916 aged 22 years old. With the sinking of the HMS black prince on the 1st of June 1916.
HMS Black Prince was a Duke of Edinburgh-class armoured cruiser built for the Royal Navy in the early 1900s. She was stationed in the Mediterranean when the First World War began and participated in the pursuit of the German battlecruiser SMS Goeben and light cruiser SMS Breslau. After the German ships reached Ottoman waters, the ship was sent to the Red Sea in mid-August to protect troop convoys arriving from India and to search for German merchant ships. After capturing two ships, Black Prince was transferred to the Grand Fleet in December 1914. She was sunk on 1 June 1916 during the Battle of Jutland with the loss of all hands.
This death penny has been inserted into a mahogany ships wheel, as you can see from the photos the death penny is very rubbed, you can still roughly make out the name on the death penny.
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