Small illustrated card from a packet of Park Drive cigarettes (Gallaher Ltd) showing the WWII destroyer ‘HMS Sturdy’ at sea. HMS Sturdy was wrecked on the rocks at Sandaig during a storm in 1940.
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.