50046 Ajax Nameplate 21 August 1991

50046 Ajax was in desperate need of a repaint (which it never got), when I photographed its nameplate at Templecombe on 21 August 1991. Note the position of the former crest. HMS Ajax, along with other Class 50 namesakes Exeter and Achilles, was involved in the hunting of the German cruiser Admiral Graf Spee, during the Battle of the River Plate in 1939.