Painted HMS Emperor of India Royal Navy Boat Badge – 1914
Original RN HMS Emperor of India
HMS Emperor of India was a dreadnought battleship of the Iron Duke Class
Built as HMS Dehli at Vickers in Barrow-in-Furness in 1913, apparently HM King George V, ordered the change in name a month before launching
Unofficial as the badge pre dates the standardisation of all Royal Navy badges that came into effect in 1919
HMS Emperor of India joined the 4th Battle Squadron of the Grand Fleet, based at Scapa Flow. She took part in numerous sorties into the northern North Sea to enforce the blockade of Germany
Broken up in 1932
Badge 7in 18cm diameter
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