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RPPC WW1 photo postcard of HMS Canada in harbor @1916

$15.00 CAD

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Nice WW1 photo postcard of the HMS Canada, moored in harbor, with crewmen on deck and smaller boats alongside. In background, another warship.

Written on photo (negative) at bottom 'H.M.S. CANADA  3019'.

On reverse written "On Active Service".

Addressed to “Mrs Bell __ House, London St. Andover Hant”.

Slight smudging on back, light rust spot.

 

Almirante Latorre, named after Juan José Latorre, was a super-dreadnought battleship built for the Chilean Navy (Armada de Chile). She was the first of a planned two-ship class that would respond to earlier warship purchases by other South American countries. Construction began at Elswick, Newcastle upon Tyne soon after the ship was ordered in November 1911, and was approaching completion when she was bought by the United Kingdom's Royal Navy for use in the First World War. Commissioned in September 1915, she served in the Grand Fleet as HMS Canada for the duration of the war and saw action during the Battle of Jutland.

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