HMS ROSS - SHIPS CREST
I was asked to engrave this ships crest on a Tankard to Commemorate a Mans 90th birthday.... a Man who served on the ship to clear the coastline of mines ready for the D-Day landings. HMS Ross served with the 5th Minsweeping Flotilla in 1940 and the excersise was code named Operation Dynamo.
Ross was a Hunt Class Minesweeper, built by a Scottish ship building company Lobnitz & Co located at Renfrew on the River Clyde. The ship was launched on 12 June 1919. She was originally called HMS Ramsey but was renamed before the launch.
HMS Ross made numerous trips and evacuated more than One Thousand Men of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk.
In 1941 Ross was attacked by a German bomber a few miles from Aberdeen and she narrowly escaped when a bomb passed through her bow without exploding, leaving its tail fin behind.
The ship was decommissioned in 1945 and was then sadly sold for scrap on 13 March 1947.