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Since 1763 the name 'Russborough' has been synonymous with collecting and dealing in fine art. In the closing decades of the last century the historic town of Port Hope has become home to Lord Russborough's Annex, which specialises in an individual mix of antique maps, paintings and prints.

Natural History

Albrecht Dürer
Boarding School Education
The Cries of London
Moreland Geo. Dancing dogs
2nd-3rd Cent. Roman Gladius
18th.cent. Persian Kinjal
Macbeth R.W. 'A Sacrifice'
Fourth of July Picnic
Jubilee procession/pageant
Victorian Wedding Heirloom
The Monarch of the Glen
W.Dendy Sadler, 'Darby and Joan'

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British Paintings in oil
Antique Maps
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Current Pick:

Original Naval Signal Order to Sink The Bismarck


[The original incoming and out going naval signal order to sink the German pocket battleship Bismarck during the Battle of the Atlantic.]

The incoming signal: "Most Immediate to HMS. Dorsetshire from SO 1st. C. S."
reads: "Torpedo Bismarck close range. -1022B. received at: 1042 on 27 /5/41"

This is the original incoming copy as taken down by the wireless telegrapher W/T Paul Johnson on board HMS. Dorsetshire, - at 1042 the morning of 27 May 1941 from Rear Admiral Wake Walker, Senior Officer 1st. Cruiser Squadron on board the Battlecruiser HMS. Norfolk and received on the Dorsetshire.


The original reply being the graphite outgoing signal: BN874 - X329 - Most Immediate
to C & C HF from HMS.Dorsetshire

reads: I Torpedoed Bismarck both sides before she sank . She had ceased fire but her colours were still flying. -1107
the reader in this case was Bloxon and the time of receipt 1214.


(Ref. MK1a&b/LLN/ > DLNN)

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