Bell Of HMS Farnborough Q-5

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Reference WMO/268247


St Mary the Virgin Church

Worton Road




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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Bells
  • Metal Metal (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Original ship's bell from HMS Sandyford, known in the Great War as HMS Farnborough and Q-5. The bell is now the church bell of St Mary the Virgin, Isleworth, and was restored in 2015. There is an information plaque in the church.
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[bell] HMS Sandyford / 1904 / Newcastle [plaque] The Church Bell / The church bell was the ship's bell of S. S. Sandford, with / which name the bell is still inscribed. The name of this / ship was changed to Loderer, and it was under this name / that she was requisitioned by the Admiralty in 1915 for / service as a Q ship. Under the command of Commander / (later Vice-Admiral) Gordon Campbell V.C., D.S.O. she / became famous as H. M. S. Farnborough and later / Q5, accounting for two German U. Boats. After the / first world war she sailed again under various names / until finally broken up in 1928. / The bell was presented to St. Mary the Virgin Church / East Hounslow, by Vice-Admiral Campbell whose son, / the Rev. F. D. G. Campbell, was Vicar when the church / was built.

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