1916 Torpedo & Preserver Badge for HMS Ramilles Launching, Revenge-Class Ship of the Royal Navy
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1916 Torpedo & Preserver Badge for HMS Ramilles Launching, Revenge-Class Ship of the Royal Navy

Code: ems00090hmr

$245.00


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ARTIFACT: Beautiful 1916 date marked, Birmingham Silver Torpedo & Lifebuoy Ring Badge for the landing of the HMS Ramillies, a Revenge-class battleship of the Royal Navy during World War I. Launched from Dalmuir, Scotland in June of 1916, it wasn't until September of that year she was commissioned, a rudder broken during the launch needed repair. HMS Ramillies joined the 1st Battle Squadron of the Grand Fleet in 1917, fully fitted with cutting edge impact resistance for torpedo defense. During the WWII she provided essential fire power from Sword Beach on D-Day in Normandy. The pin is in the shape of a torpedo encircled by a lifebuoy ring (UK terminology) engraved with the letters: "H.M.S. RAMILLIES" and was made by Warstone Lane, Birmingham jeweler Frank H. Mannox, the reverse shows the maker's mark, Birmingham silver mark, and date stamp (see photo).

VINTAGE: Circa 1916

SIZE: Approximately 2 ??" x 7/8"

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Birmingham silver

ATTACHMENT: Horizontal pin with come under 'C' style catch.

MARKINGS: "FHM", Birmingham Silver Mark, and Date Stamp (see photo)

ITEM NOTES: This is from a WWI Commonwealth collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VAJJM14 LBDEX4/15

CONDITION: 9- (Excellent+): Pin shows minor to wear and little to no tarnish.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.