Searching for HMAS Pirie's bell
(Updater 10 May 2012: See "HMAS PIRIE's BELL")
My name is Leut Justin Bray and i am the XO of what will soon be HMAS Pirie (2). I have come across your article regarding the ships bell found in Ankara Turkey and was hoping for some more information on this topic. If you can help me please reply to this email. Many thanks
XO ACPB Crew 2Div 1Red
Here is the end result about the bell from HMAS Pirie 1.
There was no photo of the bell attached to this E-mail and I never did get one. I had high hopes of getting that bell and returning it to Australia, but it was not to be.
Unfortunately I did not keep Mr. Zehir's E-Mail details, you might have told him about Pirie 11, and made him an offer for the original Pirie 1 bell.
Perhaps our Embassy in Turkey might track him down from the local phone book, suggest it would be worth a try.
Do we have an RAN Attache appointed there?
Good luck with Pirie 11.
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