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Ships Badge/Crest

Obsidian00

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We came across this at Portsmouth Royal Historic Docks. The chap there could not tell us about it and all we have found on the internet is the link to Greek Mythology. Can anyone shed any light on this?
 

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dapperdunn

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We came across this at Portsmouth Royal Historic Docks. The chap there could not tell us about it and all we have found on the internet is the link to Greek Mythology. Can anyone shed any light on this?
It's the ships crest from HMS Excitable. ;)
 
It doesn't show up in my 'Admiralty Ships Badges, Original Patterns 1919 - 1994' by T.P. Stopford … a mockup perhaps ?
 

Obsidian00

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We have just found out, thank you to a lovely former submarine Officer that put us on the right track, that this crest was the unofficial crest of the XE12 midget submarine. So pleased to have finally found out where it came from. Thank you everyone for your input.
 

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