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Civic heraldry of the United Kingdom
Incorporated into : 1914 Plymouth
Arms: Per fesse Azure and Argent in chief a Naval Crown encircled by two Branches of Oak in saltire slipped Or and in base a Ship in frame proper.
Crest: On a Naval Crown Or an Anchor between two Dolphins haurient heads downwards and respecting each other proper; Mantled Azure doubled Argent.
Motto: Prorsum semper honeste
The arms are granted on November 6, 1876 and are appropriate for a naval port and ship-building centre. The upper part shows a naval crown, the lower represents the shipyards. The crest shows a naval crown, anchor and two dolphins. The motto 'Prorsum semper honeste' means 'Ever forward in uprightness'.
The arms as used on a JaJa postcard +/- 1905
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Literature : Image and background from Will's cigarette cards 1920s