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BIARRITZ (Southern Railway) postcard (c1)

postcard, posted 1929, 5.5" x 3.5", 140mm x 90mm
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BIARRITZ (Southern Railway)

She completed her trials in 1915 and was then taken over by the Admiralty as a fast minelayer. Entered commercial service for South East & Chatham Railway in 1921, becoming part of the Southern Railways fleet in 1923. In 1939 became a cross-channel troopship and in 1940 made 5 voyages evacuating troops from the beaches of Dunkirk. She then became a Fleet Air Arm torpedo target ship, then a landing ship. After the war she was the Harwich-Hook leave ship until withdrawn in 1949 and then broken up at Dover.

postcard by The Locomotive Publishing Co., 

posted 1929, message typed and some imprint from this, feint imprint from corner-mounts, 

5.5" x 3.5", 140mm x 90mm (approx)

our ref: SRE905

Technical specifications

Brand: The Locomotive Publishing Co
Condition: Used
Product Code: SRE905e

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