‘Order of the Blue Nose’ certificate

An ‘Order of the Blue Nose’ certificate, awarded to sailors to mark their first crossing of the Arctic Circle. Such certificates were unofficial and the design was unique to individual ships. This particular template was made to be reproduced and issued as appropriate to crewmen aboard the battleship HMS Anson (1940), whose complement of about fourteen hundred men justified a degree of mass production.

Object Details

ID: AD14457
Collection: Historic Photographs
Type: Sheet film negative
Display location: Not on display
Vessels: Anson (1940)
Exhibition: Arctic Convoys
Credit: © Crown copyright. National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Sheet: 60 mm x 60 mm

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