HMS Conway adopted its first coat of arms in 1859 and it is shown on the right. This evolved over the years but the castle and motto  was always its core motif. The Conway Club was formed in 1910 but did not adopt a coat of arms for some years. Its coat of arms used
the castle motif and red colouration. Once introduced it also evolved over time as follows:
  1. -The original badge (version1 below) featured the letters CC i.e. Conway Club.

  2. -In 1925 the letters were changed to OC i.e. Old Conway.

  3. -The badge was later changed to that familiar to us today; the Ship surrounded by a laurel wreath, surmounted by the red castle and with the motto hand written on a scroll below. The first example of this (version 3 of which I have no example (yet!)) included a very detailed representation of the Ship’s rigging.

  4. -At some point it was changed to Version 4. The Ship’s hull (especially the stern) was rather stylised and the rigging was virtually nonexistent. A red badge shape used as a frame became more rounded. The wreath was red, the scroll white and the motto red. The castle was not centred properly.

  5. -Version 5 in use to this day, retained the style of version 4 except that the rigging was slightly more complete, the hull was much more realistic and the shield outline was dropped. The motto was still handwritten but was written anew. The observant may have spotted that the crest on the cover of the new history of the ship has been recised again in printed text rather than hand-written text.


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