Royal Navy Unofficial Gun Tampion – HMS Scimitar 1918
4 inch armament gun tampion
HMS Scimitar was an S-class destroyer serving in WW1 and WW2
Built by Clydebank
Unofficial as the badge pre dates the standardisation of all Royal Navy badges that came into effect in 1919 . After 1919 the badges and tampion’s were standardised and all the same pattern, prior to this a ship could have a variety of different badges at any one time
The S class, initially known as the Modified Trenchant class, was a class of 67 destroyers ordered for the Royal Navy in 1917. They saw active service in the last months of the First World War and in the Russian and Irish Civil Wars during the early 1920s. Most were relegated to the reserve by the mid-1920s and subsequently scrapped under the terms of the London Naval Treaty. Eleven survivors saw much action during the Second World War
HMS Scimitar was transferred to Dover Command to assist in evacuation of allied troops from Dunkirk
Sold in 1947 and broken up by Ward, Briton Ferry
Wooden mount 15cm 6in Tampion 11.5cm 4.5in
1 kg weight
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