Royal Navy WW1 Boat Badge – HMS Seagull 1889
HMS Seagull was a Sharpshooter-class torpedo gunboat of the British Royal Navy
Unofficial badge as it pre dates the 1919 standardisation of Admiralty badges
She was built at Chatham Dockyard from 1888–1891. She was converted to a minesweeper in 1908–1909 and continued these duties during the First World War
In 1914 the battleship Audacious struck a mine off Tory Island, north-west of Lough Swilly, and despite efforts to tow her to safety, sank later that day. HMS Seagull together with sister ships Skipjack and Speedwell were ordered from Scapa Flow to join Leda and Circe in clearing this minefield
In September 1918 HMS Seagull was sunk in a collision with the merchant ship SS Corribb in the Firth of Clyde
Mount 6.5in 16.5cm Diameter
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