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1941 British Official photograph 'Action of HM Trawler Lady Shirley with German U Boat'

1941 (Sept) British Official photograph A. 5793. 'Action of HM Trawler Lady Shirley with German U Boat'. The U-boat is forced to the surface by depth charges from HMT LADY SHIRLEY. [Sank German submarine U-111 south-west of Tenerife with depth charges. Lady Shirley had one crewmember killed and several injured in the battle. Of the U-boat crew of 52, eight were killed and 44 survived. This was the first time that POWs were captured from a U-boat. Reached GIBRALTAR with 44 German survivors rescued from the sea. HMT Lady Shirley was a fishing trawler requisitioned by the Royal Navy in 1940 and converted for anti-submarine warfare duties] Full typed details to rear. 150 x 100 mm. Ref: 303-070.

Price: £25.00
1941 British Official photographs 'The Captain's Bedroom + Dining room on board a Tanker'

1941 small British Official photographs Nos. A. 5721 and A. 5734. 'The Captain's Bedroom and Dining room on board a Tanker'. Full typed details to rear. 100 x 75 mm. Ref: 302-071.

Price: £9.00
1941 cover CEYLON to GB. RFHMS m/c. boxed PASSED BY CENSOR / COLOMBO h/s

1941 cover from CEYLON to GB with RFHMS m/c. and boxed PASSED BY CENSOR / HM NAVAL OFFICE, COLOMBO h/s. Ref: 306-022.

Price: £12.00
1941 cover to 'Vice Admiral CW Stephenson CB, GMC, HMS Western Isle' reused

1941 (April) cover to 'Vice Admiral CW Stephenson CB, GMC, HMS Western Isle' [ISLE of MULL, Inner Hebrides, Scotland] and reused with OHMS label tied by RFHMS m/c. [Over the four-and-a-half years he ran the school, 911 ships went through 1132 Anti-submarine training courses at HMS Western Isles, Tobermory, Isle of Mull] Ref: 313-076.

Price: £35.00
1941 cover TRINADAD to GB. PORT OF SPAIN p/m. '74 RNAS Piarco, Trinidad'

1941 cover from TRINADAD to GB with d/r. PORT OF SPAIN p/m. From '74 RNAS Piarco, Trinidad'. Royal Naval Air Station. British West Indies. [749 Squadron - Observer Training Squadron, part of No.1 Observer School. Formed here on 01.01.41. Equipped with Supermarine Walrus, Grumman Goose, and Avro Anson] Corner missing. Ref: 314-004.

Price: £6.00
1941 OHMS cover INDIA to 'Cochin'. EXPERIMENTAL PO MS-10 p/m. 'SERVICE' o/p.

1941 OHMS cover from INDIA to 'Cochin' with d/r. EXPERIMENTAL PO MS-10 p/m. and 'SERVICE' o/p. to adhesive. Also oval NAVAL OFFICER-IN-CHARGE / COCHIN h/s. [The origin of the Naval Base: 31 Aug 1939 a small naval contingent was placed in Cochin under a Royal Indian Navy officer who assumed the duties of Naval Officer-in-Charge, Cochin. The contingent was tasked to cater to the requirements of Local Naval Defense, running a Port Wireless Signal Station and an Examination Service] Ref: 306-068.

Price: £15.00
1941 Telegraph to 'Admiral Graf Spee, M Garcia'. ISLA MARTIN GARCIA 101 p/m.

1941 (July) Telegraph to 'Joachim Klukmuller, Admiral Graf Spee, M Garcia' with weak s/r. ISLA MARTIN GARCIA 101 ARGINTINA p/m. Graf Spee scuttled, 17 Dec. 1939 after Battle of the River Plate and crew interned on Island 'Martin Garcia'. Ref: 309-023.

Price: £200.00
1942 (April) cover GB to 'H. Foreshaw ERA, HMS Whitehaven' (Minesweeper)

1942 (April) cover from GB to 'H. Foreshaw ERA, HMS Whitehaven' (Minesweeper) At Gibraltar in March 1942. Ref: 311-023.

Price: £10.00
1942 (Feb) Official Photograph No. RUS. 1123 'The Soviet Baltic Fleet in action'

1942 (Feb) Official Photograph No. RUS. 1123 'The Soviet Baltic Fleet in action' - Russian minesweeper which destroyed 20 antennae mines during a single sweep. Full typed details to rear. 200 x 150 mm. Ref: 308-073.

Price: £10.00
1942 (July) US Official Picture 'Japanese Transport off ALASKA bombed and sunk'

1942 (July) US Official Picture No. U.S.4. XL. 'Japanese Transport off ALASKA bombed and sunk by US Army Aircraft'. Japanese War Vessel in the Aleutian Islands. Full typed details to rear.150 x 100 mm. Also larger photograph showing vessel being bombed. 200 x 14 mm. Ref: 301-073.

Price: £15.00
1942 circa. 'Royal Navy' Honour Envelope to GB. Redirected to 'HM TB Z8'

c.1942 'Royal Navy' Honour Envelope to GB with MARITIME MAIL m/c. and PC 90 OBE 4649 label. Also boxed PASSED BY / P No. 5784 / NAVAL CENSOR h/s. [Daynes N 420] Redirected to 'HM TB Z.8'. Motor Torpedo Boat. Ref: 314-074.

Price: £15.00
1942 cover + letter "HMS GLENGYLE" to GB. RFHMS p/m. tomb censor

1942 (June) cover and letter from "HMS GLENGYLE" to GB with RFHMS p/m. tomb censor h/s. HMS Glengyle: in May 1941 , she and the Cameronia evacuated 6,000 Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders as part of the evacuation of Crete. On 8 June, Glengyle was operating with the cruisers HMS Phoebe, HMAS Perth and HMS Calcutta at the start of the Syria-Lebanon Campaign. Ref: 307-107.

Price: £30.00
1942 cover + letter 'HMS Erebus, Durban' to South Africa. PAQUBOT p/m.

1942 cover and letter from 'HMS Erebus, Durban' to South Africa with d/r. PAQUBOT p/m. and Royal Navy Tomb censor h/s. From 'Les L Broad'. Self censored. Opening edge tear. Ref: 313-083.

Price: £12.00
1942 cover + letter FRANCE to 'Ecole navale, Toulon'. AVISO "CHAMOIS"

1942 (Sept) cover and letter from FRANCE to 'Ecole navale, Toulon' with TOULON m/c. From AVISO "CHAMOIS". Free French Navy. Ref: 312-051.

Price: £15.00
1942 cover NEWFOUNDLAND to USA. 'US Naval Operating Base, Argentia'

1942 cover from NEWFOUNDLAND to USA with circ. ARGENTIA p/m. and PC 90 OBE DC/39 label. From 'US Naval Operating Base, Argentia, Newfoundland'. Ref: 310-085.

Price: £18.00
1942 cover NEWFOUNDLAND to USA. US Naval Operating Base censored

1942 cover from NEWFOUNDLAND to USA with US NAVY p/m. and circ. Passed by Naval Censor h/s. From US Naval Operating Base. Ref: 309-088.

Price: £10.00

1942 (2nd June) Air Mail cover from CURACAO to GB with d/r. CURACAO / WILLEMSTAD p/m. and KONINKLIJKE MARINE / GEZIEN CENSUUR / ROYAL NETHERLANDS NAVY / PASSED BY CENSOR h/s. - Daynes NF 105. [Royal Marine: cancellation of the Dutch Naval destroyer of "Hr. Ms. van Kinsbergen"?] Also circ. GEZIEN CURACAO CENSUUR h/s. and EXAMINED BY / 6483 label. Ref: 303-113.

Price: £65.00
1942 Letter Card EGYPT to GB. EPP p/m. tomb censor 'HMS Centurion'

1942 Letter Card from EGYPT to GB with d/r. EPP p/m. and tomb censor. From 'HMS Centurion'. [Between 1942 and 1944 Centurion was stationed off Suez as an anti-aircraft ship and to give pause to Regia Marina action in the area—the Italians thought that her false wooden 13.5-inch guns were real and kept their super dreadnoughts away] Ref: 302-125.

Price: £9.00
1942 OHMS cover EGYPT to Canada with 'SECRET' h/s. REAR ADMIRAL ALEXANDRIA

1942 (May) OHMS cover from EGYPT to Canada with 'SECRET' h/s. and d/r. REAR ADMIRAL ALEXANDRIA h/s. [George H. Creswell: Feb, 1941 - Aug, 1942] Also with wax seal 'THE SEAL OF HIS MAJESTY'S SHIP' to rear. Ref: 306-072.

Price: £20.00
1942 PPC EGYPT to Eire. MARITIME MAIL m/c. narrow tomb censor. '7th. BN RM'

1942 PPC from EGYPT to Eire with MARITIME MAIL m/c. and narrow tomb censor h/s. From 'Lt. Lesley Watkinson, 7th. BN RM' [Royal Marine]. Ref: 309-074.

Price: £15.00