A brass ship's bell, height 34cm, lacking clanger, stamped broad arrow, HMMMS, 1788, 1950.
H.M.M.M.S. stands for His Majesties Motor Mine Sweeper, the cataloguer was unable to trace the vessel it came from.
These mine sweepers were identified by their number only, that would be for this one, M1791, built 1950, they were unnamed. Officially, "105 ft" Type 1501 Series. Information source: Jane's Fighting ships, 1955/56, page 59
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