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Coat of Arms of the Watermen’s Company.

Coat of Arms of the Watermen’s Company.
Coat of Arms of the Watermen’s Company.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H5447
Description: This is a modern version of the Watermen’s Company coat of arms, first granted to the Company in 1585, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, and still in use today. The shield depicts a rowing boat on water, below crossed oars and tasselled cushions, which represent the watermen’s work carrying passengers on the river. The shield is supported by two dolphins and surmounted by a crest of a raised right arm holding a gold oar. “At commaundement of owre superiors” is the Company’s motto.
Creator: Heather Child
Date: 1961
Credit line: Reproduced by kind permission of Guildhall Library
National Maritime Museum/Royal Observatory Greenwich New Opportunities Fund  
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