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Pre-Dreadnought Battleship Pin ?

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Not sure if this is the right forum to post. I have tried researching this pin , but no luck. It tests sterling and 10k gold (letters) I believe it is a Pre-Dreadnought Battleship. The lettering looks to me like BRESi with the Si worn off. ANY help with the ID and ANY info. would be greatly appreciated.

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Could be Brest as in the port city of Brest, France. I know the battleship Mississippi (BB-23) was part of the Atlantic Fleet that sailed to Europe in late 1910. Among the many stops was Brest in early December 1911.


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I think you may be onto something with BREST France. I took a look at ships close to the time frame of the Mississippi and the closest I could find with 3 stacks and 2 towers was the Virginia (BB-13 to BB-17) & Connecticut (BB-18 to BB-22, BB-25) Class ships. Let me know what you thoughts may be on those.

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The pin may not be a representation of a real ship. If it is a generic design, it could be sold to any number of sailors on other ships.


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The ship on the pin reminds me of those so-called French "floating hotel" pre-dreadnaughts.


to all who have served!


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