Bell from RMS Mauretania (I)


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.
  • Type
  • Artist/Maker
    Thomas Utley and Co Ltd
  • Place made
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Merseyside: Liverpool
  • Date made
  • Materials
  • Location
    Merseyside Maritime Museum, First Floor, Lusitania: Life, Loss, Legacy
  • Measurements
    445 mm x 455 mm x 48 kg
  • Related people
    Thomas Utley and Co Ltd (Artist/maker)
  • Collection
    From the Merseyside Maritime Museum collections
Object view = Social History
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