HMS Renown Challenge Coin (with FREE name engraving)

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HMS Renown Challenge Coin, 2 Inch high quality metal, with engraving on the front of your choice (up to 15 characters maximum).

The front of the coin is designed in white and black hatching, the colours of the Polaris Ballistic Missiles that it carried.

Laser engraved onto the rim is the official commissioning and decommissioning dates

About HMS Renown...

Renown, like the other Resolution-class submarines, was ordered on 8 May 1963 and was laid down at Cammell Laird's Birkenhead shipyard on 25 June 1964.Construction was slower than planned, with poor performance by Cammell Laird and its workforce resulting in both Renown and sister ship Revenge being delayed.

In 1966, it was discovered that due to lax interpretation of drawings, Renown's torpedo storage compartment differed in length by 1 inch (2.5 cm) from the lead ship Resolution, and in November that year, broken bits of metal were found in the submarine's primary cooling circuits, the removal of which delayed construction by two months. Renown was launched on 25 February 1967 by Edna Healey, wife of Denis Healey, the Secretary of State for Defence

By October 1967, Revenge was six months behind programme, and the Ministry of Defence considered towing the unfinished Renown and Revenge to Barrow-in-Furness for completion by Vickers-Armstrongs. She was formally commissioned on 15 November 1968

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