Captain John Collins CB photographed at the handing over of HMS Shropshire to the RAN. Captain ...

Units
Place Europe: United Kingdom
Accession Number P00444.093
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Place made United Kingdom
Date made 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 John Collins CB photographed at the handing over of HMS Shropshire to the RAN. Captain Collins (later Sir John Collins, KBE, CB) accepted the British Cruiser on behalf of the Australian government as a replacement for HMAS Canberra that had been recently lost in action.