HMS Comus (1915) Bronze Ships Whaler Boat Badge - C Class Light Cruiser
A pentagonal bronze ships boat badge from the whaler on board HMS Comus. The piece depicts an image of the Greek god Comus, known for his fun and festivities. The background had been painted in a strong red with a raised casting of the figure.
The rear of the badge has been stamped "HMS Comus" with the word "Whaler" and initials "W.I.S" in punch work. This badge has three mounting holes.
~ HMS Comus ~
HMS Comus was a C-class light cruiser of the Royal Navy. She was part of the Caroline group of the C-class of cruisers. She was laid down on 13 November 1913, launched 16 December 1914 and commissioned into the navy on 15 May 1915. She was assigned to the Grand Fleet upon completion, and then went on to sink the German raider Greif on 29 February 1916. She was a member of the 4th Light Cruiser Squadron along with her sister ship HMS Caroline at the Battle of Jutland in 1916. Her commander was Captain Alan Geoffrey Hotham. She survived the battle and the war, but was considered obsolete before the outbreak of the Second World War and was sold for scrap on 28 July 1934 to Ward of Barrow.
~ Dimensions ~
The badge measures 5.5 inches (14cm) high by 5.5 inches (14cm) wide. The piece weighs 986g.
~ Condition ~
The piece is in good used condition. The paint is intact with only light wear. There is some oxidization to the metal concentrated to the rear of the piece.
Item ID: 1182
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