~ HMS Ashanti Tribal Class Frigate Boat Badge ~
This is a cast steel boat badge, originally fitted to one of the ships launches. It depicts a porcupine over a wavy background.
~ HMS Ashanti ~
HMS Ashanti was a Tribal-class frigate of the Royal Navy. She was named after the Ashanti people, an ethnic group located in Ghana. The frigate was sunk as a target in 1988.
Ashanti was built by Yarrow, of Scotstoun, at a cost of £5,315,000 and was the first commissioned Royal Navy warship to be equipped with combined steam and gas (COSAG) engines. She was launched on 9 March 1959 and commissioned on 23 November 1961.
~ Condition ~
The paintwork is rubbed, otherwise fine.
~ Dimensions ~
The badge is 11 cm (4.25 inches) wide by 16.5 cm (6.25 inches) tall.
The mount is 16 cm (6.25 inches) wide by 21.5 cm (8.5 inches) tall.
The total weight is 795g.