1940 HONG KONG – AUSTRALIA …WW2 NAVAL CENSORSHIP.. [21034]

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1940 (Feb 11) Plain stampless envelope endorsed On Active Service to Brisbane cancelled crisp VICTORIA / HONG KONG cds & with on reverse faint pencil 11 – 2 – 40 Kanimbla & blue/green tombstone FROM H.M. SHIP /PASSED BY CENSOR handstamp………….M.V. Kanimbla built for Mcilwraith McEachern operated a passenger service between Cairns & Freemantle from 1934. HMAS Kanimbla was requisitioned on 5 Sep 39 & converted to an Armed Merchant Cruiser & commissioned 6 Oct 39. Under Commander Frank Getting RAN she departed Sydney for Hong Kong 13 Dec 39 & conducted good work in the China area until detached to Singapore in June 40. Her service in Hong Kong lasting only 6 months …See :- https://www.navy.gov.au/hmas-kanimbla-i

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