This is a nice little decorative cast brass plaque made to commemorate the ship HMS Emerald, probably dating to the 1950s or 60s. Wee bit of age to it - not brand new!
HMS Emerald was a light cruiser built by Armstrong at Newcastle-On-Tyne way back in 1918. She was recommissioned a number of times, was part of the Royal Navy flotilla in the Far East, undertook convoy work - and escorted troop convoys to the Middle East in the 1940s.
She was used to carry millions of pounds of gold from Britain to Canada in the 1940s (perhaps reflected in the golden colour of my plaque!). She was eventually returned home to Scotland - where she was broken up at Troon in 1948.
My little plaque is a nice solid piece of cast brass - and with a cute little hanging bracket on the back for you to display.
Dimension: Height is 4 1/2 inches ( 11 cm) and with a width of 3 inches (8 cm)
Weight: 285 grams.
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