Photograph album filled with approximately 540 photos mounted and/or tipped-in with corners, ranging in size from 2-1/4" x 3-1/4" to 3-1/2" x 5-1/4", many with neatly written captions in white ink underneath. Photos are accompanied by a few printed postcards, a General Mess Menu for Christmas Day , a printed list for series of photos on a Chinese Funeral procession, and a few laid-in souvenir views. Approximately 11 photos removed at some point in the album's history.
Chronicles the China Station career of Royal Navy sailor Ernest Hawkens. Photographs include maps of the Cornwall’s routes to Asia and back, depictions of naval activities, as well as photos of the ship, scenery, and local inhabitants and local events in the Philippine Islands, Japan, and China.