Captain John C. 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 ...
ID numberP00444.093
Collection typePhotograph
Object typeBlack & white - Print silver gelatin
Place madeUnited Kingdom
Date madeJune 1943
DescriptionCaptain John C. 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.