She looks very high in the water. I wonder if this photo was taken after the launching of the ship in 1911 before the turrets and superstructure were fitted?
'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'
In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.
I think that you might be correct. The ship looks very high in the water.
Another clue that supports Ned's suggestion is the coal-fired tug. Is there anything on the back of the postcard? Dwight
There is nothing written on the back of the photo.
Definitely the incomplete hull-if she was any further out of the water she'd be a hovercraft!-Good photo.