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ID number 041556
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white
Photographer Unknown
Place made United Kingdom: England
Date made 25 June 1943
Physical description Black & white


Captain J.A. Collins, CB, aboard the cruiser Shropshire calling for three cheers for His Majesty King George VI. Captain Collins, RAN, was taking command of the ship during the ceremony of transfer from the British Navy to the Australian Navy. The British Government had offered Shropshire as a replacement for HMAS Canberra which had been lost in action.