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TITLE
Royal Navy at Invergordon Harbour
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_1064
PLACENAME
Invergordon
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Rosskeen
PERIOD
1910s; 1920s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32985
KEYWORDS
postcards
ships
Royal Navy
Home Fleet
naval base
naval bases
Royal Navy at Invergordon Harbour

This postcard shows crew members of the Royal Navy boarding the ship 'The Ashdene' at Invergordon Harbour. Invergordon's natural deep harbour and its proximity to the Cromarty Firth has made it an ideal anchorage for ships. Its links with the Royal Navy date back to the 19th century and by the 20th century it was classed as an official base, playing host to the Home Fleet on many an occasion. During World War I Invergordon retained its position as a naval base, providing fuel and water for the Royal Navy. The base at Invergordon finally closed in 1956

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Royal Navy at Invergordon Harbour

ROSS: Rosskeen

1910s; 1920s

postcards; ships; Royal Navy; Home Fleet; naval base; naval bases

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows crew members of the Royal Navy boarding the ship 'The Ashdene' at Invergordon Harbour. Invergordon's natural deep harbour and its proximity to the Cromarty Firth has made it an ideal anchorage for ships. Its links with the Royal Navy date back to the 19th century and by the 20th century it was classed as an official base, playing host to the Home Fleet on many an occasion. During World War I Invergordon retained its position as a naval base, providing fuel and water for the Royal Navy. The base at Invergordon finally closed in 1956