Tag - Ship Plaque

HMS Argyll Ship Crest

Hand-Crafted Royal Navy Ship’s Crests

As current holders of the contract for the supply of ship’s crests to the Ministry of Defence, Wyedean is proud to announce the launch of its new online store selling these plaques commercially to the public. Ship crests, also known as ship’s plaques or ship’s badges, are allocated to each unit or ship in Her Majesty’s fleet and feature a design specific to each ship. For instance, the famous HMS Dauntless ship crest features a carving of Horatius Cocles (Horatius the One-eyed) who in 509 BC single-handedly defended the Pons Sublicius Bridge on the outskirts of Rome against the Etruscan army. Meanwhile, the HMS Scott ship plaque features a penguin in recognition of the exploits of the famous explorer Robert Falcon Scott. The ship crests are usually given out as commemorative gifts by each ship’s Captain to visiting dignitaries but also make wonderful keepsakes for retired sailors or Officers of the Royal Navy. These beautiful ship plaques are handmade in Britain and [...]