Royal Navy Name board from HMS Cromer
This is the original nameboard from Minehunter, HMS Cromer. Heavy Chromed Brass lettering on sturdy teak board. This piece was a part of a large quantity of original Royal Navy insignia that we recently bought from a Government sale of Royal Navy artifacts. Some of the items still have the red MOD ‘Dispose’ stickers on them.
HMS Cromer was a Sandown class minehunter commissioned by the Royal Navy in 1992. She was named after the North Norfolk seaside town of the same name.
HMS Cromer visited Dundee on November 6th-9th 1998 (for a Dundee navy day and Armistice Day commemorations) when she was accompanied by various warships from European countries including: Norwegian minesweeper N 52 KNM Vidar, Norwegian minesweeper KNM Maloy, Dutch minesweeper M 860 Hr.Ms. Schiedam, Belgian minesweeper M 917 BNS Crocus, Type 23 frigate HMS Montrose (F236) and German minesweeper F45 FGS Volkingen.
She was decommissioned in 2001 before being refitted for use as a training ship at the Britannia Royal Naval College at Dartmouth. In keeping with tradition, for this role the ship has been renamed Hindostan. As she is not a commissioned ship she is not prefixed “HMS”.
The nameboard is 127 cm long