£275.00 (ex. VAT)

Official ships badge from the 1972 Royal Navy Minehunter , Hms Wilton.
HMS Wilton (M1116) was a prototype coastal minehunter for the Royal Navy. She was the first warship in the world to be constructed from glass-reinforced plastic in 1972. Her design was based upon the existing Ton class minesweepers, and she was fitted with equipment recovered from the scrapped HMS Derriton. The use of GRP gave the vessel a low magnetic signature against the threat of magnetic mines.
Wilton was unofficially known as HMS Tupperware, HMS Indestructible, and “The Plastic Duck”.
After World Wide service – including the clearance of the suez canal- she was eventually sold as the new floating home of the essex yatch club at leigh on sea essex.
Built with a hull that should last “for ever”.
Crown top mounted on a round wooden plaque

6.5x 9 in
Plaque 10 in dia
3 kg weight

1 in stock