|BC006HCA||Centenary of Royal Navy Submarine Service Alternative Cover, unsigned||£35.00||Limited Availability|
|BC006Z||Centenary of Royal Navy Submarine Service Alternative Cover, signed by Ian Frazer VC||£70.00||Limited Availability|
|BC006HC||Centenary of Royal Navy Submarine Service Alternative Cover, signed by John Sandy Woodward||£75.00||Limited Availability|
Issue Date: 10/04/2001
Issue Name: Centenary of Royal Navy Submarine Service Alternative Cover
Producer: Buckingham Covers
Submarine Museum cover featuring the 4 submarine stamps and a Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Gosport postmark (10th April, 2001), available signed by Admiral Sir John 'Sandy' Woodward or Ian Fraser VC.
Displayed at the Royal Navy Submarine in Gosport, HM Submarine Torpedo Boat No 1, more generally known as Holland 1, is the only example in the world of the first practical submarine in history. Built under licence from the Electric Boat Company of the United States at Vickers Son and Maxim in Barrow (now BAE Systems), amidst disdain by many she was unceremoniously launched in October 1901. Her pioneering crew of eight men and three white mice, operating in appalling conditions in a 60 foot long metal cigar, laid the foundation of a service that today operates the most powerful warships ever to serve under the White Ensign.
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Admiral Sir John Forster "Sandy" Woodward GBE, KCB was a British admiral who commanded the British Naval Task Force in the South Atlantic during the Falklands War.
Ian Edward Fraser VC, DSC, RD, JP was an English diving pioneer and recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. Fraser was born in Ealing in Middlesex and went to school in High Wycombe.