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I bought this at an antique fair last week for a couple quid. Turns out HMS Ranee was an Escort carrier. Built in the US and transferred to the Royal Navy on 8.11.43. She was returned to the US after the war. In 1948 she was sold to be used as a merchant ship and was renamed 'Friesland'. Renamed 'Pacific Breeze' in 1967 and was finally scrapped in Taiwan in 1974.

The question is what exactly is the item I have ? Some sort of commemorative token I should think.

Graham

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That is  a very nice pick  up Graham.Nice  to  see  with  a photo of  the  ship  as  well. Thanks  for  showing it

Jim

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Could be it is just a "coin" from that ship or unit to show that you were a member of it or later made as remembrance coin. 

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11 minutes ago, Bart V. said:

Could be it is just a "coin" from that ship or unit to show that you were a member of it or later made as remembrance coin. 

Yes, most likely. The US went in for 'launch' souvenirs and challenge coins. I have had a good search online but haven't come across anything similar to a RN ship. The reverse is blank btw.

Graham.  

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