Royal Navy Unofficial Boat Badge – HMS Dragon 1917
HMS Dragon a Danae Class Cruiser
Built by Scotts Shipbuilding & Engineering Company, Greenock
Carrying the Prince of Wales , HRH Albert VIII, on the start of the Royal Tour
HMS Dragon, took part in the Russian Civil War as part of the British intervention in the Baltic, taking a hit by from German forces in Riga
In 1924, HMS Dragon was part of the First Cruiser Squadron, Atlantic
During 1924, she was attached to a task force with HMS Hood , HMS Repulse & others, performing various tasks around the World. She was stationed in Zanzibar, Ceylon , New Zealand, Fiji, Canada, & Jamaica. Also making visits to the USA, Australia & Dutch Antilles. She went in for a refit in 1928 and came back into service in 1930.
Serving in WWII, HMS Dragon was initially attached to the 7th Cruiser Squadron of the Northern Patrol, operating against German U Boats in the Shetland area, and took part in the pursuit of the German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee
HMS Dragon then moved into the Mediterranean waters
After a short spell with the Polish Navy , she returned to the Admiralty and in was scuttled in July 1944 off the Normandy Beaches as part of the Arromanches Breakwater
Unofficial , as this badge pre dates the Admiralty standardisation of Royal Navy badges in 1919
Wooden mount 9.5in height
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