HMS Tattoo Life Ring

This is a masterpiece for the garden!  A life ring from the original ship, the HMS Tattoo.  Unrestored, aged with time.


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HMS Tattoo was an Auk-class minesweeper of the Royal Navy during the Second World War.

She was laid down by Gulf Shipbuilding Corporation (Chickasaw, Alabama) on 8 June 1942 as BAM-32 and launched on 27 January 1943. She was transferred to the Royal Navy and commissioned as HMS Tattoo on 26 October 1943.

Tattoo served for part of World War II patrolling off Iceland. At one point, she returned to Britain for repairs to a fouled propeller.

She returned to the United States in 1947, sold to the Turkish Navy in March 1947 as a survey ship and renamed TCG Çarşamba (AGS-1, later A-594).[1]

She was stricken from the Naval Register in 1985.