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Print Number 2836 
Painter G. H. Davis 
Title A British Destroyer, or Flotilla-Leader -- A View Revealing Details of the Interior Arrangements: Showing Also In Enlarged Form (Inset, Above) the 21-Inch Triple Torpedo-Tubes, and the Wheelhouse. 
Date c. 1938 
Publisher London Illustrated 
Place of Publication London 
Image Size (mm) 300 x 923 
Image Size (Inches) 11.81 x 36.34 
Paper Size (mm) 390 x 1093 
Paper Size (Inches) 15.35 x 43.03 
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Platemark Size (Inches) x  
Coloring Printed in Sepia 
Medium Photogravure 
Condition Very Good, laid down on acid-free paper for long-term preservation. 
Notes This is an example of a Shakespeare-class (or Thornycroft type leader) destroyer. They were built to sail at the vanguard of a destroyer flotilla--an ensemble of naval ships specifically targeted at torpedo boats. As flotilla leaders, they were built slightly larger than most destroyers in order to house signal equipment, larger crews, and a fifth gun. Two Shakespeare-class destroyers served in World War I (one of which was badly damaged by a mine and scrapped). Three new ones served in World War II, one in the Allied invasion of Sicily, one destroyed during the Allied assault on Tangiers, the last serving throughout the War and dismantled in 1945. 
Price (US$) 1000  
Short Description Transportation Ships; Military World War I & II; Naval British; 

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