The coat of arms of Bermuda were formally granted by Royal Warrant on 4 October 1910, but had been in use since at least 1624. The coat of arms of Bermuda depicts a red lion holding a shield that has a depiction of a wrecked ship upon it. The red lion is a symbol of Great Britain and alludes to Bermuda’s relationship with that country. The Latin motto under the coat of arms, Quo Fata Ferunt, means “Whither the Fates Carry [Us]”. The wrecked ship is the Sea Venture.
The heraldic blazon is: Argent, on a mount vert a lion sejant affronté gules supporting between the fore-paws an antique shield azure thereon a representation of the wreck of the ship Sea Venture proper.