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2091 HMS Victory

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A postcard featuring a black and white photograph of a ship with three masts and striped hull, and a message on the back. The ship is facing towards the viewer, with houses on the shoreline behind and several rowing boats around it. The text at the bottom reads "2091. H.M.S. VICTORY". On the back the address is "Mrs Coleman / 12 Nash Mills / Hemel Hempstead / Herts". The message reads "How did Jim / like his supper / Dear Mother Just a line / to say I got back safe / and I stopped in London / with Charlie for a couple / of hours, and we had a / decent time, then I was at / Sheerness by a quarter to ten. / My address / A B. 28 Mess / HMS Wildfire / Sheerness". The card has a postage stamp and a postmark with "SHEERNESS" and the date 3rd January 1905.

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