Monthly Archives - May 2015

Cap Tally

What is a Cap Tally?

As a new customer to this website you might be wondering what is a cap tally and how and when it may be worn? A cap tally is a black nylon ribbon, bearing the name of a ship or other establishment to which the wearer belongs. They are conventionally black with yellow or gold inscription and tallies are commonly worn by sailors in the Royal Navy and are worn with working dress, active dress and formal dress. Tying a cap tally can prove extremely difficult for a novice. They are wrapped around the hat with the inscription central to the white cap, then tied in a bow on the left hand side of the cap. There are many tutorials on getting this process correct and to see how to tie the perfect cap tally, watch this short clip of a sea cadet below. Wyedean’s Cap tallies are available for many different ship names and establishments. Shop now to view our wide array [...]

HMS Queen Elizabeth

When is the HMS Queen Elizabeth launch?

After floating out onto the water for the first time on the 17th July 2014, the HMS Queen Elizabeth is being built on the Rosyth Docks as we speak. At 72,000 tons and 932 feet long, this Royal Navy aircraft carrier is taller than Nelson’s Column and much wider than the M25 at its widest point. HMS Queen Elizabeth will have 679 permanent crew with a capacity for 1,600 crew members when fully operational. It is a massive piece of engineering, with 2,000 miles of cable and 1,200 miles of fibre optic cables running through the ship. It also has a water treatment plant on board which will produce more than 500 tons of fresh water daily from seawater. Registered to set sail by 2020, the HMS Queen Elizabeth has two bronze propellors, each 22ft in diameter and weighing 33 tons, pushing her to a top speed of 30mph. A special phone app has even been developed to stop workers [...]