Sudan

Ref: G3924
  • £28.00

1909 picture post card to England written by a sailor on board H.M.S. Hawke, with a 5m cancelled PORT SUDAN 18 IV 1909. A St Germans S.O. Cornwall MY 1 09 arrival cancel is on the card. H.M.S. Hawke was a cruiser and part of the 10th Cruiser Squadron operating between the Shetland Islands and Norway in the North Sea. On 15 October 1914 she was torpedoed by U.9 and sank after stopping to pick up mail from sister ship Endymion.