Captain J.A. Collins, CB, aboard the cruiser Shropshire calling for three cheers for His Majesty ...

Unit HMAS Shropshire
Place Europe: United Kingdom, England
Accession Number 041556
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Maker Unknown
Place made United Kingdom: England
Date made 25 June 1943
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

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.