1940 PERSIAN GULF – INDIA…OHMS HMS SHOREHAM with NAVAL CENSOR [15013]

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1940 (Jan 14) Stampless OHMS envelope to Keamari, Karachi with blue oval Senior Naval Officer /14 Jan 1940 /Persian Gulf Division & with red triangular Free Postage /Naval Force’s /Passed /By /Bombay /G.P.O. hand stamps & on reverse violet oval Sea Transport Headquarters India /20 Jan 1940 /Bombay hand stamp together with partial Karachi [23 Jan] transit cds & Kesmari [23 Jan] arrival cds………………….The Senior naval Officer hand stamp was allocated to sloop HMS Shoreham commanded by Capt. C.M. Graham & deployed in the Persian Gulf & Arabian Sea. This was clearly a very important HQ vessel as HM Sloop’s of this type are normally commanded by a Lt. Cmdr however Capt. Graham had on board three Lt. Cmdr’s.

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