Nautical instruments

WWII Portable Admiralty Signalling Lantern – 1944

Visual signalling lantern used for nighttime convoy identification during WWII.
With space for a rechargable battery in the box underneath. Five lenses present, blue, red, green, white and clear. Battery and lamp are missing. On the handle a trigger for giving Morse code or other signals.
The label on the inside of the lid reads: Admiralty Pattern 1038. Lantern Signalling, Portable, For V/S (Visual Signalling), serial No B.W. 9071, year 1944, followed by usage instructions.
In the battery box was a totally faded instruction for ‘ordinary seamen’ of the H.M.S. Safeguard.

Catalogue: NM.6-04
Date: 1944
HWL: 20x13x9 cm
Signed: not signed
Origin: England
Condition: in good and working condition, wear consistent with age and use

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