HMS Beaver Challenge Coin
Celebrate either having served on one of the finest Type 22 Frigates afloat, or as a bespoke gift with these unique Challenge Coins.
Each coin will have your details laser engraved onto the front (maximum 15 characters), and the commissioning and decommissioning dates superbly engraved around the rim.
About HMS Beaver...
HMS Beaver was one of 10 Type 22 missile frigate of the Broadsword Class ordered by the Royal Navy.
The ship was laid down at the Yarrow Shipbuilders Ltd., Scotstoun, on 20 June 1980 and finally commissioned on 13 December 1984. Originally 22 ships of the class were planned to be built, but after the Falklands War, it was decided 10 was enough.
With a maximum displacement of 4800 tons and a crew complement of 273 hands, HMS Beaver had a propulsion of 54,000HP from 2 Rolls Royce gas turbine Olympus TM3B and 2 Rolls Royce gas turbine Tyne RM1C engines, a maximum speed of 30 Knots and a range of 4,500 Nautical Miles.
On top of this HMS Beaver could carry 2 Lynx HMA 8 helicopters..
HMS Beaver was the adopted ship of the town of Bolton. Despite being many miles inland the town has a proud naval tradition based on the fact that during one week in the Second World War it raised one million pounds for the Royal Navy. The sixth HMS Dido was officially adopted by the town during the war to mark this honour.
Prior to decommissioning, it was possible for Beaver Scouts to become honorary members of the crew.