"A Welcome Home" : The Banquet to the Company of H.M.S. "St. George" at Portsmouth. 1898.
Full Page Drawing.
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For Sale is a Full Page from "The Graphic, February 19th, 1898," showing a Drawing by H. M. Paget from a Sketch by F. T. Jane, called "A Welcome Home" : The Banquet to the Company of H.M.S. "St. George" at Portsmouth."
An enthusiastic welcome home was accorded to the officers and crew of the cruiser St. George by the inhabitants of Portsmouth on Saturday. A dinner was given at the Town Hall, with the Mayor in the chair. The guests numbered nearly 600, of whom 390 are still serving in the ship. After the Queen's health had been drunk, the Mayor proposed the toast of the evening - "The officers and crew of the St George " - and Sir Frederick Bedford and Captain Stokes Rees replied. Sir Frederick Bedford next proposed the health of Admiral Sir Harry Rawson, whom they had left in Africa, and the toast was drunk with enthusiasm.