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Admiral Collection

Background imageAdmiral Collection: HMS Victory, Flags and Nelson Quote

HMS Victory, Flags and Nelson Quote
An illustration of Admiral Horatio Nelsons flagship, the HMS Victory with signal flags on display and firing a broadside, set below a depiction of the Royal Standard of the United Kingdom and St

Background imageAdmiral Collection: WW2 - The Girls Of Today, W. R. E. N. Salute

WW2 - The Girls Of Today, W. R. E. N. Salute
A WW2 children's book illustration from The Girls Of Today. The image shows a British Royal Navy admiral taking a salute from a servicewomen of the Women's Royal Naval Service

Background imageAdmiral Collection: H. M. S. Glowworm ramming the Admiral Hipper

H. M. S. Glowworm ramming the Admiral Hipper
The 1345-ton destroyer Glowworm ramming the 10, 000-ton German cruiser Hipper after a single-handed duel at point-blank range

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Death of Nelson (West)

Death of Nelson (West)
Horatio Nelson is fatally wounded at the Battle of Trafalgar

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Pub Darts Match

Pub Darts Match
A serious darts match held in the Merlins Cave, Clerkenwell, between the home team and the Lord High Admiral in the Barclay League

Background imageAdmiral Collection: H. M. S. Warspite

H. M. S. Warspite
An overhead view of H.M.S.Warspite during the Battle of Cape Matapan. Warspite was a veteran British Queen Elizabeth class battleship which had taken part in the Battle of Jutland in World War I

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (born 1920), pictured in uniform at Admiral of the Fleet. Date: 1953

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Red Admiral Butterfly

Red Admiral Butterfly
The RED ADMIRAL and other English butterflies

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Red Admiral Butterfly

Red Admiral Butterfly
RED ADMIRAL & PEACOCK BUTTERFLIES. Their brightly coloured wing markings are shown clearly

Background imageAdmiral Collection: HMS Hood, British battlecruiser

HMS Hood, British battlecruiser
HMS Hood, a British Admiral-class battlecruiser, launched 1918, served before and during the Second World War, sunk 24 May 1941. Seen here from above. Date: 20th century

Background imageAdmiral Collection: The first journey of Victory, 1778

The first journey of Victory, 1778. The ship Victory in full sail on calm waters. Date 1922 2nd December. The first journey of Victory, 1778. The ship Victory in full sail on calm waters

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Promotional Recruitment card for the U. S. Navy

Promotional Recruitment card for the U. S. Navy
Promotional Recruitment card for the U. S. Naval Training Station, Great Lakes, Illinois. 2200 recruits under training have formed a giant anchor, with Rear Admiral John Downes US Navy

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Admiral Nelson and Captain Hardy during Trafalgar

Admiral Nelson and Captain Hardy during Trafalgar
During the Battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805, it was shortly before Nelson was mortally wounded that a shot struck the fore brace bits on the quarter deck and passed between Nelson and Hardy

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Starting Post, Saratoga Race Course, NY State, USA

Starting Post, Saratoga Race Course, NY State, USA
Jockeys and their horses, including War Admiral, approaching the Starting Post, Saratoga Race Course, Saratoga Springs, New York State, USA. Date: 1939

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Red admiral butterfly, Vanessa atalanta

Red admiral butterfly, Vanessa atalanta.. Handcolored copperplate zoological engraving from George Shaw and Frederick Nodders The Naturalists Miscellany, 1792

Background imageAdmiral Collection: British Butterflies - Various

British Butterflies - Various - including: Chalk Hill Blue Butterfly (male), Wood White Butterfly, Purple Hairstreak Butterfly (female), Purple Hairstreak Butterfly (at rest)

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Admiral Sir John Jellicoe - British Royal Navy - WWI

Admiral Sir John Jellicoe - British Royal Navy - WWI
Admiral of the Fleet John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe (1859-1935) - British Royal Navy - WWI. Commanded the Grand Fleet at the Battle of Jutland

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Nelson in his cabin on the H. M. S. Victory

Nelson in his cabin on the H. M. S. Victory
This is a painting of Nelson in his cabin. The attitude is characteristic of the Admiral who had periods of great despondency even in his hours of greatness

Background imageAdmiral Collection: H. M. S. Warspite

H. M. S. Warspite
A view of the bridge of H.M.S. Warspite, from where, as his flagship, Admiral Andrew Cunningham oversaw the Royal Naval actions during the engagement with the Italian Navy at the Battle of Cape

Background imageAdmiral Collection: How to recognise rank in the Royal Navy

How to recognise rank in the Royal Navy-a wartime advert for Dunlop fort tyres. Date: 1941

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Horatio, Lord Nelson

Horatio, Lord Nelson
Circular portrait of legendary British naval commander Horatio, Lord Nelson (1758 - 1805) surrounded by scenes depicting his death on the deck of the flagship HMS Victory

Background imageAdmiral Collection: King Edward VIII as Admiral of the Fleet by John St. Helier

King Edward VIII as Admiral of the Fleet by John St. Helier
King Edward VIII (1894-1972), later Duke of Windsor, painted by John St. Helier Lander in the robes of Admiral of the Fleet and as Sovereign of The Order of the Garter

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Card commemorating Graf Spee destruction, WW2

Card commemorating Graf Spee destruction, WW2
Card commemorating the destruction of the German cruiser, Admiral Graf Spee, on 13 December 1939 by HMS Exeter, Ajax and Achilles following the Battle of the River Plate. Date: 1939

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Trafalgar Square and Lord Nelson

Trafalgar Square and Lord Nelson. Date: circa 1950

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Rural scenery with wildflowers

Rural scenery with wildflowers
A red Admiral Butterfly flies above a hedgerow border of wildflowers in this landscape painting by Malcolm Greensmith, encapsulating the English countryside

Background imageAdmiral Collection: King George V as Admiral of the Fleet, c. 1930

King George V as Admiral of the Fleet, c. 1930
Photographic portrait of King George V of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1865-1936), pictured wearing his Royal Navy Admiral of the Fleet Uniform, c.1930

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Allied D-Day Commanders

Allied D-Day Commanders
The Allied general staff for the invasion - Air Marshal Tedder, gen. Bradley, Eisenhower, Admiral Ramsay, Leigh-Mallory, Montgomery, lt.gen. Biddle Smith

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Horatio, Lord Nelson

Horatio, Lord Nelson
HORATIO, LORD NELSON sketched at Napoli in 1797

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Admiral Philip Louis Vian

Admiral Philip Louis Vian
A portrait of Admiral Philip Louis Vian, Commander-in-Chief, Royal Navy Home Fleet. Born in 1864, Vian had served on several Royal Navy ships during World War I

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Mr Winston Churchill, First Lord of the Admiralty with Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher

Mr Winston Churchill, First Lord of the Admiralty with Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, First Sea Lord

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Francis Drake / Miniature

Francis Drake / Miniature
SIR FRANCIS DRAKE English admiral and circumnavigator of the world

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Cuthbert Collingwood

Cuthbert Collingwood
LORD CUTHBERT COLLINGWOOD English naval commander. Took command on Nelsons death at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Admiral sir Michael Culme-Seymour

Admiral sir Michael Culme-Seymour, (1836 - 1920), British naval commander, on the deck of a warship at sea. Date: 1895

Background imageAdmiral Collection: The Butterfly by Muriel Dawson

The Butterfly by Muriel Dawson
A little girl, knee deep in a field of wild flowers, picks some to make a charming bunch on which a Red Admiral butterfly lingers

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Nelson Sends Signal

Nelson Sends Signal
Before the battle, Nelson orders his famous signal : England expects every man to do his duty

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Battle of Salamis

Battle of Salamis
A Persian admiral, the bravest of the brothers of King Xerxes, is killed by the Greeks at the Battle of Salamis

Background imageAdmiral Collection: The Modern Boy front cover - Nelson polar bear attack

The Modern Boy front cover - Nelson polar bear attack
Front cover of The Modern Boy featuring an illustration showing Horatio Nelson when young fighting off an attack from a polar bear when his ship was frozen in ice in the Arctic. Date: 1932

Background imageAdmiral Collection: WW II - Admiral Karl Doenitz Donitz, German navy

WW II - Admiral Karl Doenitz Donitz, German navy
Vintage photograph World War II - Admiral Karl Doenitz Donitz, German navy

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Portsmouth, Hampshire - HMS Victory flying Nelsons signal

Portsmouth, Hampshire - HMS Victory flying Nelsons signal
Portsmouth, Hampshire - HMS Victory flying Nelsons famous signal ( ENGLAND CONFIDES (expects) THAT EVERY MAN WILL DO HIS DUTY" Date: circa 1910s

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Admiral Sir John Jellicoe on board HMS Iron Duke

Admiral Sir John Jellicoe on board HMS Iron Duke
Admiral Sir John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe (1859-1935), British Royal Navy admiral. He commanded the Grand Fleet at the Battle of Jutland (1916) during the First World War

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten and General Montgomery, Franc

Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten and General Montgomery, Franc
Photograph showing Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten (1900-1979), then Commander-in-Chief of the South-East Asia Command, talking with General Montgomery (1887-1976) in Normandy, France, 1944

Background imageAdmiral Collection: The Russo-Japanese War - Japanese Naval Admirals

The Russo-Japanese War - Japanese Naval Admirals
The Russo-Japanese War (1904-05) - Japanese Naval Admirals Date: circa 1905

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Japanese pre-dreadnought battleship Mikasa - built in the UK

Japanese pre-dreadnought battleship Mikasa - built in the UK
The Mikasa - a pre-dreadnought battleship built for the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) in the late 1890s, and was the only ship of her class

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Captain Hans Langsdorff of the Admiral Graf Spee

Captain Hans Langsdorff of the Admiral Graf Spee
Dressed in white, Captain Hans Wilhelm Langsdorff (1894 - 1939), German captain of the Admiral Graf Spee pocket-battleship photographed in Montevideo, Uruguay

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Admiral Edward Hobart Seymour

Admiral Edward Hobart Seymour
Admiral Sir Edward Hobart Seymour in a Vanity Fair cartoon by Spy. Seymour (1840 - 1929) was a Royal Navy officer and Commander-in-Chief of the China Station during the Boxer Rebellion

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Geoffrey Keyes and his father

Geoffrey Keyes and his father
Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger Keyes, with his son Geoffrey in a the full dress uniform of a subaltern in the Royal Scots Greys

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Sketch of Admiral Hardy PH, Greenwich, London

Sketch of Admiral Hardy PH, Greenwich, London. The main side of the print (shown here) depicts: Sketch of the pub. The back of the print (available on request) details: Nothing for the Admiral Hardy

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Preparing for a non-stop flight across the Atlantic

Preparing for a non-stop flight across the Atlantic. From left: Major Herbert George Brackley, Admiral Mark Kerr and Major Tryggve Gran, cJune 1919. Date: 1919



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