The Royal Navy aircraft carrier and maintenance ship HMS Unicorn is docked at Kure Harbour. ...

Accession Number HOBJ0799
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Hobson, Phillip Oliver
Place made Japan: Kure
Date made 12 May 1950
Conflict British Commonwealth Occupation Force, 1946-1952 (Japan)
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

The Royal Navy aircraft carrier and maintenance ship HMS Unicorn is docked at Kure Harbour. Maintenance work is being carried a biplane, with its wings folded back. Note the bucket of paint sitting on a wing (cente). HMS Unicorn and the frigate HMAS Shoalhaven, lying alongside at Kure, Japan, dressed their ships and fired simultaneous salutes of 21 guns, to mark the 13th anniversary of the King George VI's Coronation.