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Reproduction of a cigarette card showing HMS Sturdy

Reproduction of a phototcopied card from WWII Senior Service Cigarettes showing and describing the destroyer HMS Sturdy. From “The Navy series of 48, No. 32”, 1937. The Sturdy was wrecked off Sandaig during a storm in October 1940 with the loss of 5 lives.

2010.51.2

Photograph of HMS Sturdy

Laminated photocopy of enlarged photograph of HMS Sturdy at sea from a card from a cigarette pack during WWII, plus photocopied reverse side of cigarette card describing the ship: “The Navy, series of 48, No. 32 – Senior Service cigarettes”. Was on display in the Thatched Cottage Museum, Sandaig, until its closure and sale in 2010. HMS Sturdy was wrecked off Sandaig in October 1940 with the loss of five lives. See also 2010.51.2 reproduction card.

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2009.27.4

Book “Never Forget, Nor Forgive” by the captain of HMS Sturdy.

Softback book by the captain of HMS Sturdy, which was wrecked off Sandaig during the second world war. The book recalls Captain George Cooper`s experiences at sea, particularly during his time as a Japanese prisoner of war. Signed by the author.

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