HMS Doris

The Ship

Sold for Scrap 1919

Eclipse class masted cruisers of the Royal Navy launched from 1875-77. Ships in the class were HMS Eclipse, HMS Diana, HMS Dido, HMS Doris, HMS Isis, HMS Juno, HMS Minerva, HMS Talbot and HMS Venus and were ordered under the Spencer naval programme of 1893. These second class cruisers had a laregr displacement than previous 2nd class cruisers and also a heavier calibre of armament.

HMS Doris was built at Barrow by Naval Construction and Armaments Company and laid down on the 29th August 1894, being launched 3rd March 1896. She was completed for service 18th November 1897.

My Postcards

Postally used.
Postcard series: Cardinal


Not postally used but message on the back reads:

My Dear Wife

A few lines to let you know we are making headway and hope soon to force matters.

Your loving husband George.
Postcard series: Bells' Westcliff
Postcard number: 432


Not postally used
Postcard series: Bells' Westcliff
Postcard number: 714


POstally used 24 Oct 1905
Postcard series: Ruddock Ltd, Newcastle


Postally used 12 Jul 1905.


Not postally used.
Postcard series: Gale & Polden Ltd, Nelson Series
Series number: 4641


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