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Defence Series No. 158 - HMAS VAMPIRE, Destroyer which has seen service in the Mediterranean in the present War

Date: c 1940
Dimensions:
Overall: 87 x 140 mm
Medium: Photographic print on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Posters and postcards
Object Name: Postcard
Object No: 00029626
Place Manufactured:Australia

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    Description
    This black and white photographic postcard shows HMAS VAMPIRE (I) from starboard side view with its pennant number 'D68' painted on the bow. The postcard details the ship's displacement, speed, torpedo tubes and guns at the base of the card.

    Produced by the Rose Stereograph Company in Armadale, Victoria, this postcard is number 158 in a series of cards featuring Royal Australian Navy ships
    SignificanceThis postcard of HMAS VAMPIRE is an important record of a vessel that holds a significant place in Australian maritime history having served in the Royal Australian Navy.
    HistoryA V/W class destroyer of the Royal Navy, HMAS VAMPIRE was commissioned into to the Royal Australian Navy in 1933, and served in the Mediterranean during World War II until it was sunk off Sri Lanka (Ceylon) in April 1942.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: Destroyer HMAS VAMPIRE (I)

    Assigned title: Defence Series No. 158 - HMAS VAMPIRE, Destroyer which has seen service in the Mediterranean in the present War

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