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Description - The CAMPANIA - as the FESTIVAL of BRITAIN touring exhibition ship.

Date - 1951
Size in mm (approx) - 138 x 89
Publisher - Valentine's Festival of Britain - Official authorised series
Publisher's Card No. V18
Un-used:
Condition - Perfect - sepia real photo postcard
Further InformationWhen work on this ship started she was destined to be for carrying meat from the Antipodes to England. However, she was requisitioned by the Government to be of service as an excort carrier in the Royal Navy. After the war she was used in 1951 at the Festival of Britain, and was moored in various ports around the country, thereby taking the exhibition to the Provinces. After the Festival was over, the ship was refitted in Birkenhead as the Command ship for Operation Hurricane, the test of the first British atomic bomb on the Monte Bello Islands off western Australia in Oct 1952. Campania was decommissioned in Dec 1952, and sent to Blyth, in Northumberland for scrapping


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