Ref: G5415
  • £125.00

1873 cover to the Earl of Durham, Lambton Castle, Fence Houses, Durham, England, with the embossed ENDYMION H.M.S. insignia on he backflap, bearing a 1/- black tied by a BARBADOS MR 12 73 datestamp with another strike alongside. A Fence Houses MR 31 73 arrival c.d.s. is on the back. Launched in 1865, H M S Endymion was a screw frigate. She was decommissioned in 1879 and lent for use as a hospital ship in 1881. Sold out of service in 1885, she was used as an administration ship until 1904, being sold for scrapping in December of that year.