Monday, August 30, 2010

More International Heraldry at The Mariners’ Museum

The Mariners’ Museum has a really nice collection of fantastically detailed (and large) ship models. I ran across some more international (well, okay, national) heraldry there on the model of the TSMS Gripsholm, a passenger liner of the Swedish America Line built in England in 1923.
The arms on the smokestacks are, of course, the lesser arms of Sweden, Azure three crowns or. (The greater arms or, more strictly speaking, the arms of the King, have a quarterly shield with a cross formy throughout and an inescutcheon overall of impaled arms [Vasa and Bernadotte].  Information and a picture of the greater arms, as well as the lesser arms and the flag, can be seen at

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