ww2 presentation case Donaldson Atlantic line HMS Electra and TSS Athenia
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an amazing piece of ww2 memorabilia this case was presented to members of the HMS Electra for saving passengers from the TSS Athenia
built in Glasgow for the Donaldson line the Athenia was a passenger ship routed between UK and Canada it was torpedoed by a german u boat in September 1939 the HMS Electra was the first ship to respond and rescue the vast majority of the passenger
the gold plated case was a small token of appreciation from the owners to the crew of the Electra