Item code: 74004-E9
The CWC SBS is issued to certain Royal Navy Submarine crew and we have produced the E9 as a tribute to the bravery and defiance of past and present submarine crews.
WCU 'We Come Unseen' skull and crossbones printed in luminous paint on the dial. (The Jolly Roger is low glow.)
The Jolly Roger is a symbol that has been used by submarines, primarily those of the Royal Navy Submarine Service and its predecessors. The practice came about during WWI: remembering comments by first sea lord Admiral Sir Arthur Wilson, who complained that submarines were "underhanded, unfair, and damned un-English" and that personnel should be hanged as pirates.
Lieutenant Commander Max Horton began flying the flag after returning from successful patrols. Initially, Horton's submarine HMS E9 flew an additional flag after each successful patrol, but when there was no room for more, the practice was changed to a single large flag, onto which symbols indicating the submarine's achievements were sewn.
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