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It is a medal token or badge from a ship out of le havre




It is tradition in many domains of activity to celebrate an event with the striking of a medal. This is the case in the Merchant Navy. The launching of a vessel was celebrated by presenting the important guests with a medal in souvenir of the memorable day. The memory of a president will be honoured in the same way. It is also a way of showing gratitude to a vessel and its crew for war and rescue duties.

Many other occasions are also honoured with this kind of ceremony. More commonplace is the sale of medals and badges to passengers during the life of the vessel.

Other collectors’ items are Assembly coins and seniority medals.



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