Bell from RMS Mauretania (I)

MMM.1989.8

Part of

Lusitania collection

About this object

Uninscribed bell from Lusitania’s sister ship Mauretania. A similar bell was retrieved from the Lusitania wreck in 1982. It was made in 1907 by Thomas Utley and Co. Ltd, a Liverpool company who also produced bells for Lusitania, Olympic, Titanic and many others.

After being removed from Mauretania, it was given to Bebington Parish, Wirral, in 1936 by Cunard’s Chairman Sir Percy Bates for use as their church bell. The church council donated it to the museum in 1989.

Object specifics

  • Title
    Bell from RMS Mauretania (I)
  • Accession no.
    MMM.1989.8
  • Type
    Bell
  • Artist/Maker
    Thomas Utley and Co Ltd
  • Place made
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Merseyside: Liverpool
  • Date made
    1907
  • Materials
  • Location
    Merseyside Maritime Museum, First Floor, Lusitania: Life, Loss, Legacy
  • Measurements
    445 mm x 455 mm x 48 kg
  • Collection
    From the Merseyside Maritime Museum collections
Object view = Social History
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