HMS 'Exeter' arriving at Plymouth, Second World War, 1940
Photograph showing the arrival of the Royal Navy cruiser HMS 'Exeter' at Plymouth Docks, February 1940. 'Exeter' was returning to Britain for the first time since taking part in the Battle of the River Plate, which ended with the scuttling of the German 'pocket battleship' 'Admiral Graf Spee'.
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Be Careful Baby, by Salisbury Field and Margaret Mayo
Be Careful Baby, by Salisbury Field and Margaret Mayo. First produced in England at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth, March 1918, then the Apollo Theatre, London, April 1918. A bedroom farce, as indicated by the beds and their occupants. Touring to the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne, December 1918. Date: 1918
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P&O Steamship Nepaul - The Nepaul shown aground on the Shagstone, although she went
P&O Steamship Nepaul - The Nepaul shown aground on the Shagstone, although she went aground further east. Nepaul was built by Alexander Stephan and Sons, Glasgow, and originally laid down as Theodor Korner for the short-lived German Transatlantic Steam Navigation Line. On 10 December 1890 the Nepaul was inbound from Calcutta when it was wrecked on Shagstone Rock off Plymouth at 19:20 having missed the pilot in thick fog. There were no casualties, and the passengers and specie were taken off the following morning, but most of the cargo was ruined. Date: 1890