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Hms Penelope unofficial ships badge 1914

Made from white cast metal and detailed carving , mounted on a oval wooden stand.
In August 1915, she was assigned to the 5th Light Cruiser Squadron of the Harwich Force, guarding the eastern approaches to the English Channel. For the first part of her career she was commanded by Hubert Lynes, who would go on to hold the rank of admiral. On 25 April 1916 Penelope was damaged by a torpedo from the German submarine UB-29 off the Norfolk coast. She was repaired and in March 1918 was reassigned to the 7th Light Cruiser Squadron of the Grand Fleet. She survived to the end of the First World War, and was sold for scrapping in October 1924 to Stanlee, of Dover.

6 x 4 1/2” or 15cm x 12cms

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