Royal Navy Submarine Boat Badge – HMS Grampus 1958
A decorative and collectable piece of Royal Navy history
HMS Grampus was a Porpoise Class Submarine
This badge is made of white metal , it was common for a visiting Royal Navy to present a badge to the local receiving dignitaries when they were foreign ports
HMS Grampus was built by Cammell Laird
In 1968, the French trawler Fomalhaut caught Grampus in her nets in the English Channel, HMS Grampus surfaced and both crews spent over three hours disentangling the nets
In 1968 she was part of the First Submarine Squadron based at HMS Dolphin and in that year was present during ‘Navy Days’ in Portsmouth Dockyard
HMS Grampus operated with USS Tigrone in a joint American-British oceanographic operation in the eastern Atlantic in 1972
She sank on 18 September 1980 in Loch Fyne as she was being towed as a sonar target. She sits upright in 120 metres of water
22cm 8.75in height
17cm 6.75in width
Wooden mount 26cm 10.25in x 21cm 8.25in
1 kg weight
We have been the World’s largest dealers in these original Royal Navy artefacts for over twenty 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.