HMS Galatea Remembrance Poppy Lapel Pin (GALATEA)
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Wear this HMS Galatea Remembrance Pin with pride at any time of the year not just Remembrance Week.
Made with High quality metals and enamels.
2 x rear rubber butterfly pin fastener.
Ship Lapel Pin 23mm with a single safety brooch pin.
Size: 38 x 34 mm
Free UK Postage & Packaging
International postage will be added at checkout using Royal Mails current International Large Letter Tariffs
HMS Galatea (F18) was a Leander-class frigate of the Royal Navy. She was built by Swan Hunter & Wigham on the Tyne. She was launched on 23 May 1963 and commissioned on 25 April 1964 and was the 8th ship of the Royal Navy to bear the name.She was also nicknamed the "Black Pig".
- HMS Galatea (1776) was a 20-gun sixth-rate post-ship launched in 1776 and broken up in 1783.
- HMS Galatea (1794) was a 32-gun fifth rate launched in 1794 and broken up 1809.
- HMS Galatea (1810) was a 36-gun fifth rate launched in 1810, a coal hulk after 1836, and broken up 1849.
- HMS Galatea (1859) was a wooden screw frigate launched in 1859 and broken up 1883. In 1866 she went on a world cruise, under the command of the Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh.
- HMS Galatea (1887) was an Orlando-class first-class cruiser built in Glasgow, and launched on 10 March 1887 and sold for scrapping on 5 April 1905.
- HMS Galatea (1914) was an Arethusa-class light cruiser launched on 14 May 1914 at William Beardmore and Company shipyard and sold 1921.
- HMS Galatea (71) was a light cruiser of (another) Arethusa class, launched on 9 August 1934 at Scotts shipyard in Greenock, Scotland, torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean on 14 December 1941 with the loss of most of her crew.
- HMS Galatea (F18) was a Leander-class frigate built in 1963 and expended as a target in 1988.
- Courtesy of Wikipedia
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