RMN Ships' Crests
The Royal Manticoran Navy has an established format for ships' crests, inspired by the badges of British Royal Navy ships developed in the 20th century. RMN ships' crests consist of a 5-sided rope border ensigned by the crown of the Star Kingdom of Manticore.
Below the crown is a scroll on which is written the ship's name, and at the bottom is a scroll with the ship's motto above a panel with the Hull number of the ship. Within the rope border is a unique badge for the ship, emblazoned on a Space Black background. Fonts for the ship's name, Hull Number, and motto are uniform for all ships' badges.
Ships which are on the List of Honor are distinguished by a gold rope border in place of the standard silver border.
RMN Squadron Crests
Squadrons have crests in a different format than those of ships. The border is a similar 5-sided shape but not a rope. The royal crown ensigns the crest, below which is a representation of the type of ship which makes up the squadron units, below which is a scroll with the wording of the type of squadron, e.g. "BATTLECRUISER SQUADRON," and at the bottom is a scroll with the squadron's motto. Within the frame is a graphic design unique to the squadron, incorporating the number of the squadron, on a space black background.
RMN Fleet Crests
GSN Ships' Crests
The Grayson Space Navy also utilizes ships' crests, which are circular with a white rope border. Within the rope, a dark blue border has the ship name and Hull Number, and a unique graphic badge within that.
GSN ships' crews wear their ship's crest as a patch on the right shoulder of their uniforms.
GSN Squadron Crests
In The Royal Manticoran Navy: The Official Honor Harrington Fan Association, Inc. (TRMN), each ship-based chapter devises a crest with the assistance of the College of Arms and the Art Department. RMN ships' crests may be used for merchandise such as mugs, banners, and patches, although the crest patch is not part of the RMN uniform.
Gallery of RMN Ships' Crests
Below is a selection of ships' crests used by current and former TRMN chapters: