£480.00 (inc. VAT)

Original RN HMS Emperor of India

HMS Emperor of India was a dreadnought battleship of the Iron Duke Class, built Vickers shipyard

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

Commissioned in 1914 with her sister ship HMS Benbow into the Royal Navy’s Grand Fleet under Admiral John Jellicoe

A colourful career during WWI and post war in the Russian Civil War

Broken up in 1932

Dimensions :

Badge 7in 18cm diameter

Weight 1.7kg

 

 

 

1 in stock