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TessaW

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Badge ID help please
« on: 20 November 2023 10:57:05 am »

I have inherited a heavy brass badge - see photo attached - which I have been unable to identify. It may be pre 1919 as both grandparents and a great uncle served in the navy but I cannot match the badge of their ships.  Any help appreciated
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Re: Badge ID help please
« Reply #1 on: 20 November 2023 12:24:08 pm »

I have now found that this is HMS Penelope but not sure if the fact that the badge is brass means it must be the one launched in 1918. Could it be the one launched in 1935 - were badges still being made in brass then?
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Re: Badge ID help please
« Reply #2 on: 23 November 2023 07:24:31 am »


The badge does match that of the Penelope - and this design was not approved until 1934, for the new ship, so it belongs to the 1935 cruiser
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