Souvenir pennant : HMAS Geraldton (I)

Accession Number REL36714
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Heraldry
Physical description Felt, Paint
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia
Date made c 1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Triangular blue felt souvenir pennant with two suspension ties on the hoist. Screen printed in yellow, white, grey, red and green with 'H.M.A.S Geraldton' and the ship's badge showing a Corvette within a wreath, surmounted by a naval crown and bow at the base. Beneath the wreath is 'R.A.N'.

History / Summary

This pennant was made as a souvenir for the crew of the HMAS Geraldton (I). HMAS Geraldton was a Corvette also known as Minesweeper (Bathurst Class) built during the Second World War in Australia as part of the Commonwealth Government's wartime shipbuilding program.