Ships Crests

Discussion in 'History' started by scaredcrab, Jul 26, 2009.

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  1. Hi Everyone,

    Forgive a poor crab for stumbling into a RN Forum, but I'm trying to sort out a present for my Grandfather ( a retired RN Submariner & Mine Clearance Diver), and I need help finding the ships crests for all the ships he served on/commanded.

    I've found the majority, but I was wondering if there was a website, or museum that I could contact who would be able to sort me out with ones I'm missing.

    Many thanks in advance.

    Sam
     
  2. Welcome!

    What did he serve on?
     
  3. Hi Soleil

    The Ships were as follows:

    HMS Largo Bay
    HMS Ceylon
    HMS Cleopatra
    HMS/M Trespasser
    HMS/M Alaric
    HMS/M Thule
    HMS/M Artful
    HMS Exmouth
    HMS Sheraton
    HMS Alfriston
    HMS Shavington
    HMS Laleston
    HMS Thatcham
    HMS Exploit

    And there were shore establishments as well, but I don't need those just yet. I've found some, but they aren't all very good quality.
     
  4. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

  5. Thanks for that Janner, thats the subs sorted!
     
  6. Thanks 3yearstilltx, but not quite what I was looking for, I'm trying to get the crests so I can get them engraved onto a set of port glasses for him.

    P.S Can't remember the last time I stayed in a hotel :wink:
     
  7. Thats fantastic, thanks everyone!
     
  8. With due respects to your father in law.
    With the amount of ships he served on would it not be more appropriate to get him an engraved Salt Celler. Preferably a large one? :wink:
     
  9. Sam - Please check your PMs.
     
  10. Try this:

    www.admiraltybadges.co.uk

    It's available on disc - very informative, I did the same for my old man who ctb last year.

    Luck on your search.

    :)
     
  11. Seaweed

    Seaweed War Hero Book Reviewer

    With perhaps the odd exception where the name has been used before, Ton-class minesweepers had a generic 'minesweeper' badge but each different ship would have had its own name on it. Thatcham likewise. Try the Ton-class assn website.

    Oh and it's 'Largs Bay' not 'Largo' if you are truing to search for her.
     
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  13. While we're on the topic, does anyone know what the ship's badge would look like for HMS Snowdrop (K67). Flower class corvette. Not having much luck with the links provided. Many thanks.
     
  14. @Chalk_bosun
    As far as I can remember my late father stated that the 'Flowers' never had official ship's badges, although many created their own. Dad served as a signalman, then coder (problem with his eyes on the convoys on an open bridge) He served on HMS Clover for most of WWII and they had an unofficial badge. I have a copy somewhere but cannot find it at the moment. Not sure if the Flower Class Corvette Association is still going, They may have some info.
    Regards
     
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  15. I smell crabs!!!

    Bit early, the hotel staff haven't started cooking breakfast yet :)

    my 10p worth "Forever Jack".
     
  16. JFH - if directed at me, definitely the wrong service. RN through and through. Brought up on Dad's stories (true and some make believe) from a very young age, and proud of it!
     
  17. No shippers the OP :D
     

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