Royal Navy WW1 Boat Badge – HMS Revenge 1916
Original ships badge from HMS Revenge – painted
HMS Revenge was the lead ship of the Revenge-class battleships built for the Royal Navy during World War I
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
HMS Revenge was commissioned in 1916, just before the Battle of Jutland. A long and distinguished serviced history , serving the Royal Navy through the Inter Wars and Second World War
In May 1944, her main armament was removed to provide spare guns for the battleships HMS Ramillies and HMS Warspite, as well as monitors which were to be vital during the bombardment of the beaches of Normandy during Operation Overlord
HMS Revenge spent the rest of the war as part of the stokers’ training establishment HMS Imperieuse
Some of HMS Revenge’s gun turret rack and pinion gearing was reused in the 76-metre (249 ft) diameter Mark I radio telescope built at Jodrell Bank, Cheshire, in the mid-1950s
On 8 March 1948 she was placed on the disposal list, being sold for scrap four months later
Badge 6.75in 17cm Diameter
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