1897 IRELAND..H.MS. GOSSAMER… [21009]


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1897 (May 1) H.M.S. Gossamer crested envelope to Mrs McVittie-Taylor,Dundrum, Co. Dublin re-directed to Clonmel & back to Dundrum bearing GB 1d lilac tied Kingstown cds with single ring Dundrum (7 May) & Clonmel (8 May) cds with on reverse another Clonmel (8 May) cds… H.M.S. Gossamer was a Sharpshooter class torpedo gunboat of the British Navy converted in 1909 to a Minesweeper carrying out these duties throughout WW1 & until sold in 1920.

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