Halcyon Class Ships
Bramble 1938: White - sprig of bramble all proper.
Britomart 1938: Blue - wavelets white, crescent gold, net black.
Franklin 1937: Blue - Dolphin white garnished gold, fishing spears also gold.
Gleaner 1936: Red - stalks of wheat gold
'Gleaning' - act of recovering corn that fell whilst harvest being cleared.
Motto : FRUGES CONSUMERE NATI - Born to reap its reward.
Gossamer 1938: Blue - spider's web gold
Halcyon 1933 : Blue - kingfisher gold, branch and fish silver.
Motto: AEQUOREM TEMPERO - I keep the sea calm
Harrier 1933: Green - Harrier hound gold
Motto: TENACITER - I follow tenaciously
Hazard 1936: Green - dice silver showing six spots black
Hazard is a dice game of chance
Motto: FACTA EST ALEA - the die is cast
Hebe 1936: Red - drinking cup gold
Hebe was the wine server to the gods at Olympus
Motto: EN ATTENDANT - in attendance
Hussar 1933: Red - sabre grips black, guards and blades silver
Motto: FORWARD (From Tennyson's Charge of the Light Brigade)
Jason 1937: Red - fleece and sling all gold
Zeus visited Leda in the guise of a swan.
Niger 1935: Red - interlaced triangles green, royal crown all gold.
A river in West Africa - from the Colonial Badge
Motto: NEC TIM NEC SPERNO - I neither fear nor despise
Salamander 1935: Red - salamander gold.
A Greek mythological lizard thought to be fireproof.
Motto: PER IGNES ET UNDAS - through fire and water
Scott 1938: Wavelets white and blue, penguin proper
Refers to Robert Falcon Scott
Seagull 1937: Wavelets white and blue, seagull white.
Sharpshooter 1936: Green, bow and string white, arrow all gold.
Motto: SWIFT AND SURE
Skipjack 1933: Blue - bonito (skipjack) silver
Motto: PER SALTUS ATTINGO - by leaps I strike
Speedwell 1934: White - flowers of speedwell blue, seeds gold.
Motto: 1st: BENE FESTINA - speed well
2nd CELERITER FESTINA - hasten swiftly
Speedy: White - boars head blue, tusks gold, tongue red.
From the Arms and motto of Admiral Cochrane (1775-1860) who captained the ship.
Motto: VIRTUTE IN LABORE - by valour and labour
Sphinx 1939: Blue - sphinx gold
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