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H.M.S. COMMONWEALTH. Battleship, 16,350 tons. Cost £1,500,000; Length, 440 feet; Beam, 78 feet; Draught, 26 3/4 feet; Speed, 19 knots. Armed with Four 12 in.; Ten 6 in.; Twelve 12 pdr.; Sixteen Small Quick Firing Guns, and Five Torpedo Tubes.

British
Publisher Gale & Polden, Ltd., Printers (English)


Dimensions

Horizontal: 8.9 x 14 cm (3 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2015.3468

Medium or Technique

Photolithograph with blue embossment on cardstock.

Not On View

Classifications

Postcards

Back: divided. Mint.
G&P BRITISH PRINTING.
Printed in England by Gale & Polden, Ltd., London, Aldershot and Portsmouth.
 11

Inscription

Collector's stamp 1937

Provenance

Between 1950 and 2015, acquired by Leonard A. Lauder, New York, from various postcard dealers in Europe and the United States; 2015, gift of Leonard A. Lauder to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 24, 2015)

Credit Line

Leonard A. Lauder Postcard Archive—Gift of Leonard A. Lauder