Lutine Bell


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Lutine Bell

A bell formerly used to inform brokers and underwriters at Lloyd's of the fate of late ships. If a ship was tardy in coming to port in London, its cargo obviously would not arrive on the market and it could trigger an insured event. The Lutine Bell was struck once if a ship was reported sunk or otherwise lost, and twice if it returned. Lloyd's used a bell so all interested parties were made aware of the news at the same time. The Lutine Bell was recovered from the shipwrecked HMS Lutine in 1858.
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Tradition hangs heavy in this room, which is dominated by the Lutine Bell, in the past rung when a Lloyd's insured ship sank and now struck on solemn occasions.
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Being there is what this is all about; the drama, the boredom, the irritation, the moments of high panic and all that ancient tradition, symbolised by the presence of the Lutine Bell to be rung to announce shipwrecks - under which sits a uniformed attendant calling for missing underwriters by means of a microphone and a current electronic paging system.
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