Royal Navy Boat Badge – HMS Minstrel 1945 Minesweeper
HMS Minstrel was an Algerine Class Minesweeper
Built by Redfern Construction Ltd Toronto, Canada.
In 1945 HMS Minstrel joined the 10th MSF, Nore Command. She was bought by the Royal Thai Navy in 1947 and renamed HTMS Phomsamton.
In 1947 She attended the Queens Coronation Spithead review in 1953 whilst on Naval Cadet training.
She is still in service as a training ship and is believed to be the oldest Steam engined warship still in service.
Overall 7 in 18 cm diameter
Badge 6 in 15 cm diameter
1.6 kg weight
We have been the Worlds largest dealers in these original Royal Navy artefacts for over thirty years now, the bulk of our stock coming directly from invitation by the Royal Navy and the Royal Navy Museum in Portsmouth Dockyard.
In a market full of souvenirs & fakes, we are are proud to present to you these, the ‘Real McCoy,’ in which to confidently invest, and wholeheartedly enjoy.
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