Postcard of the launch of the Brazilian battleship 'Minas Geraes' at the Elswick Shipyard of Sir W.G. Armstrong Whitworth & Co. Ltd, Newcastle upon Tyne, 10 September 1908 (TWAM ref. DF.CLR/8/5).
The postcard is unused.
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Was the most powerful battleship in the world at launch.
Steve Ellwood, Whitley Bay, North East England
Never fired its guns in anger and notable for two mutinee's. Scrapped in Italy during 1954.
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