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HMS WALKER in the Manchester Ship Canal

Date: 1900 - 1920
Dimensions:
Overall: 85 x 137 mm
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Posters and postcards
Object Name: Postcard
Object No: 00037858
Place Manufactured:Sydney

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    Description
    This postcard shows HMS WALKER from starboard side in the shallow waters of the Manchester Ship Canal entering Eastham Lock. The handwritten message on the reverse of the card explains the lock is 35 miles from Manchester. The original photograph featured on the postcard was taken by Frederick Garner Wilkinson.
    SignificanceThe postcard illustrates the use of the Manchester Ship Canal by HMS WALKER and other naval war ships. It represents the impressive capabilities of the canal, which in its day it was the largest navigation canal in the world.
    Additional Titles

    Assigned title: HMS WALKER

    Web title: HMS WALKER in the Manchester Ship Canal

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