Launch of HMS Ghurka

Launch of HMS Ghurka

Here we see the launch party for the Tribal class destroyer HMS Ghurka, launched at Hawthorn Leslie's Tyneside yard on Saturday 29 April 1907. This was clearly seen as a very formal occasion. The impressive array of hats catches the eye - I have yet to spot a single person without one!

This picture has been made public by Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums

How to cite this article: Rickard, J (11 July 2020), Launch of HMS Ghurka , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_hms_ghurka_launch.html

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