Icebreaker Atle, Swedish Navy

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ICEBREAKER ATLE, SWEDISH NAVY

Coat of arms (crest) of the Icebreaker Atle, Swedish Navy

Official blazon

I silver en blå häst med tunga och hovar röda.

Origin/meaning

In the Atlamal of the Edda the story of how the Kings of the Burgundy Gunnar and Hogne is slayed by the Brother in Law Atle (Attila the Hun) chieftain of the Huns. Thier Sister Gudrun later avangers thier Death. The Huns where superb Horsemen hence the Horse in the coat of Arms.

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