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HMS REPULSE

Date: c 1924
Dimensions:
Overall: 87 x 137 mm, 0.004 kg
Medium: Silver gelatin print and ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from I J Sorensen
Classification:Posters and postcards
Object Name: Postcard
Object No: 00029668

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    Description
    This postcard depicts the British Royal Navy's battlecruiser HMS REPULSE. From 27 November 1923 to 28 September 1924, the British Royal Navy’s Special Service Squadron cruised around the world visiting and thanking those countries and allies who had offered their support during World War I. It was an opportunity to show naval strength and renew alliances. It is possible that this postcard was created as a commemorative souvenir of the Squadron’s visit.
    SignificanceThe Special Service Squadron stopped at eight Australian ports during February, March and April 1924 during its World Cruise. Souvenirs detailing the day’s events and the region’s history were produced as mementoes for those who attended. The days were organised to show the officers and sailors a slice of Australian life and to offer thanks for alliances and comradeship.
    Additional Titles

    Assigned title: HMS REPULSE

    Web title: HMS REPULSE at sea

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