HMS Perseus, Swedish Navy

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HMS PERSEUS, SWEDISH NAVY

Coat of arms (crest) of the HMS Perseus, Swedish Navy

Official blazon

I blått fält Perseus av silver, hukande med ett svärd i höger hand och ett Medusahuvud i vänster.

(Azure, acrutching Perseus, in right hand a sword and in left a Medusa head, all argent)

Origin/meaning

Perseus was a Greek mythological Hero son of Zeus and the Princess Danaë, his main feat was to slay the Monster Medusa and save the Princess Andromeda. The Ship was a Torpedo Boat in Service 1951-1966.

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Literature:Heraldiska vapen inom det svenska försvaret - Heraldry of the Swedish Armed Forces.