Object details

Category
Photographs
Related period
Second World War (production), Second World War (content)
Creator
Royal Navy official photographer
Materials

whole: Nitrate

Catalogue number
FL 6348
Part of
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE FOXHILL COLLECTION OF SHIP PHOTOGRAPHS

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