~ Mounted Ships Badge HMS Newcastle (C76) 1936 ~
A bronze ships badge from the Town-class light cruiser HMS Newcastle (C76).
The badge is of solid cast bronze, of pentagonal form with a rope twist border depicting an image of a castle.
The badge has a reasonably new paintjob with the castle in gold on a matt black ground and the border in gold also.
The badge is attached with screws to a pentagonal wood mount with a label reading ‘H.M.S. Newcastle’ to the top.
The back of the mount has a note indicating the badge is stamped for Newcastle to its reverse.
~ Dimensions ~
The badge measures 18cm (7 inches) by 17.5cm (6 ¾ inches).
The mount measures 23cm (9 inches) by 22cm (8 ¾ inches).
Together they weigh 1.87 Kg.
~ Condition ~
The badge is in a very nice condition with no damages.
The mount is in good order.
~ HMS Newcastle ~
The seventh HMS Newcastle was a Town-class light cruiser of the Royal Navy. She belonged to the Southampton subclass.
Newcastle was laid down by Vickers Armstrong on 4 October 1934, launched on 23 January 1936 by Her Grace the Duchess of Northumberland and commissioned in March 1937.
In the Second World War following extensive battle damage sustained in the Mediterranean, she spent some time being repaired in New York. She also saw action in the Korean War.
Newcastle was decommissioned and sold for scrap in 1959, and subsequently broken up at Faslane.