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Olympic / HMS Hawke Real Photo Postcard

Item Number: 89876 $95.00

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The poor captain of the HMS Hawke is what I think of when I see this photo.  Ship owners, whether navies or merchant fleets, take a dim view of any accident that happens under your watch.  After all, not running into things is the reason you are in command.  Fault is usually not a factor in assigning long-term blame, at least not if you look at what happens to most captains after a wreck.  The postcard is in excellent condition and postmarked October 17, 1911.  Card by the famous Reginald Silk of Portsmouth.