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HMS DUNEDIN

Date: 1919 - 1941
Dimensions:
Overall: 87 x 137 mm
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: 00029671

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    Description
    This photographic postcard shows HMS DUNEDIN from broadside starboard view just off shore. Spectators in two open rowboats can be seen in the foreground.
    SignificanceThis postcard of HMS DUNEDIN is an important record of a vessel that holds a significant place in Australian maritime history as part of the Special Service Squadron which visited Australia in 1924.
    HistoryHMS DUNEDIN was a Danae class light cruiser of the Royal Navy commissioned at Newcastle-on-Tyne on 13 September 1919. In the decades prior to World War II DUNEDIN was attached to the New Zealand division of the Royal Navy. During the war it was used for searching out German battle cruisers and merchant ships as part of the Northern Patrol, then the West Indies Station and finally the South Atlantic Station.

    On 24 November 1941 DUNEDIN was sunk after it was hit by torpedoes from the German U-boat (U-124) off the coast of Brazil. In total 419 men lost their lives; there were only 67 survivors.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: Rowing boats around HMS DUNEDIN

    Assigned title: HMS DUNEDIN

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