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The 110 Ships, Their Fate
& Their Badges RN(6)


Ship Pendants Builder Laid Down Launched Completed Service Disposal & Fate
ROSAMUND J439
Coll. 26.04.44 20.12.44 10.07.45 4MSF Transferred to South Africa ren. BLOEMFONTEIN; 1967 Sunk as target
ROSARIO J219 H/W 22.09.42 03.04.43 09.07.43 19MSF
Ros. Tr.
1953 Transferred to Belgium ren. DE MOOR; 1970 B.U. at Bruges
ROWENA J384 (M384) Lob. 20.10.43 05.06.44 06.09.44 8MSF 2MSF Pal.P. 1958 B.U. at Gateshead
SEABEAR
Ex-RCN
St. Thomas
J333 (M333) Tor. 12.07.43 06.11.43 22.06.44 8MSF Pal.P. 1958 B.U. at Preston
SERENE
Ex-RCN Leaside
J354 (M354) Tor. 19.07.43 18.10.43 14.09.44 10MSF 1959 B.U. at Llanelli
SKIPJACK
Ex-USN AM336
Ex-RN SCORPION Ex-RCN Solebay
J300 (M17) Tor. 19.11.42 07.04.43 29.04.44 5MSF 2MSF
Pal P.
1959 B.U. at Blyth
SPANKER J2268 H/W 22.09.42 20.04.43 20.08.43 19MSF Ros.Tr. 1953 Transferred to Belgium ren. DE BROUWER; 1968 B.U. at Ghent
SQUIRREL J301 H/W 21.08.43 20.04.44 16.08.44 6MSF 7MSF 1945 24 July Mined and sunk off Phuket, Siam
STORMCLOUD J367
(M367)
Lob. 04.05.43 28.12.43 28.04.44 18MSF 5MSF 2MSF Pal.P. 1959 B.U. at Gateshead
SYLVIA J382 (M382) Lob. 05.07.43 28.02.44 17.05.44 5MSF 2MSF 1958 B.U. at Tyneside
TANGANYIKA J383 (M383) Lob. 20.09.43 12.04.44 07.07.44 18(3)MSF 1963 B.U. at Inverkeithing
THISBE
Ex-USN AM337
J302 (M302)
Tor. 14.12.42 12.04.43 08.06.44 8MSF 1957 B.U. at Charlestown
TRUELOVE
Ex-USN AM338
J303 (M303) Tor. 07.01.43 08.07.43 03.04.44 5MSF Pal.P. 5FPS 1957 B.U. at Blyth
VESTAL J215 H/W 11.01.43 19.06.43 24.08.43 6MSF 7MSF 1945 26 July Sunk by Japanese Kamikaze plane off Phuket, Siam
WATERWITCH J304 (M304) Lob. 15.08.42 22.04.43 06.08.43 19MSF 1970 B.U. at Antwerp
WAVE J385 (M385) Lob. 17.03.44 18.08.44 06.08.43 10MSF FPF/5FPS 1962 B.U. at Gateshead
WELCOME J386 (M386) Lob. 03.05.44 14.11.44 20.01.45 10MSF FPF/5FPS 1962 B.U. at Gateshead
WELFARE
Ex-USN AM339
J356 (M356) Tor. 08.02.43 15.07.43 04.04.44 5MSF 2MSF Pal.P. Vernon 1957 B.U. Grays

ROSAMUND ROSARIO ROWENA SEABEAR
ROSAMUND ROSARIO ROWENA SEABEAR
An allusion to Rosamund the Fair, mistress of Henry II. She died in 1176. (1946). Barry wavy of ten white and blue; within a mascle gold a rose red barbed seeded and slipped proper. A Spanish prize taken in 1797. (Ship adopted by Carlton, Notts.). (1943). White; a chaplet of eight roses in orle barbed slipped and leaved proper. From Sir Walter Scott’s novel ‘Ivanhoe’. An original ship’s badge. (1926). Black; a horse’s head couped white.
Loyal surtout (Fr): Loyal above all.
Breeds in the remotest Polar areas. A punning motto for a bear. ‘Ursus’ is Latin for ‘bear’.
Early: Green; a seabear proper muzzled gold with a rope red. (1944). Later:Blue; a seabear’s head affronty erased at the neck white.
Rursus et rursus: Again and again.
SERENE SKIPJACK SPANKER SQUIRREL
SERENE SKIPJACK SPANKER SQUIRREL
A tranquil scene at sea. The design was for a 1918 destroyer. (1919). Blue; over four wavelets a moon in her complement silver.
Per saltus attingo: By leaps I strike.
A fish with unusual attributes. Torpedoes also skip when running awash. (1933). Blue; a skipjack naiant silver.
Per saltus attingo: By leaps I strike.
English gold coin minted 1787-1799: worth a guinea (£1.1s.0d). (Ship adopted by Stalybridge). (1943). Blue; the reverse of a spade guinea gold. A suitable minesweeper name. (1944). Blue; a plate charged with a squirrel sejant holding a nut proper.
By diligence.
STORMCLOUD SYLVIA TANGANYIKA THISBE
STORMCLOUD SYLVIA TANGANYIKA THISBE
The mariner’s warning. The motto was for the destroyer of 1918. (1943). Blue; a north storm cone hoisted from halyards proper.
Omnibus tempestatibus: In all weathers.
From Shakespeare’s ‘Two Gentlemen of Verona’, Act IV Scene 2. (1944). Blue; a woman’s head couped at the neck proper wreathed about the temple and neck with a chaplet of oak proper. From the Colonial Coat of Arms. The ship was named in response to the gift of money to Britain in WW2. The country is now Tanzania. (1943). Blue; the head of a giraffe erased at the base of the neck proper. The lover of Pyramus who committed suicide beside a mulberry tree when she falsely thought Pyramus was dead. (1939). White; a mulberry tree couped proper.
TRUELOVE VESTAL RINALDOWATERWITCH WAVE
TRUELOVE VESTAL WATERWITCH WAVE
A name dating from 1596. (1944). White; a true lover’s knot blue.
The sacred fire brought by Aeneas to Rome and tended by Vesta, Goddess of the Hearth. (Ship affiliated to Camberley). (1943). Blue; an alter gold inflamed proper. A kindly (white) variety but on a broomstick nevertheless. (Ship adopted by Didcot). (1943). Per fess wavy white and barry wavy of six blue and white; a witch on a broom volant proper. Britannia first appeared on copper coins in 1665. (1945). Blue; a representation of Britannia armed with a trident and shield white standing on a rock proper issuant from barry wavy of four white and blue.
WELCOME WELFARE
WELCOME WELFARE
The open door. (1945). Blue; a fort masoned proper with portcullis raised gold.

The name dates from 1350. (1945). White; two sprigs of wild clematis slipped and leaved in saltire proper.

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