The Ship

Sold 1921

HMS Oak — built by Yarrow, completed 1912. She was tender to the Fleet Flagship of the Grand Fleet throughout the war, including the The Battle of Jutland, and had the distinction of having the same commanding officer, Lieutenant-Commander Douglas Faviell MVO RN, all her career. With her singular gleaming white hull, she carried the German Rear-Admiral Hugo Meurer from the cruiser Königsberg to surrender, on 15 November 1918, to Vice Admiral David Beatty on board his flagship, HMS Queen Elizabeth, in the Firth of Forth. She was sold 1921.

My Postcards

Not postally used, but detials of the ship are recorded on the reverse.
Postcard series: Real Photographs Co., Coopers Building, Liverpool.
Postcard number: 330


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