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Background imageAdmiralty Collection: HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, 1845

HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, 1845
Engraving showing HMS Erebus (left) and HMS Terror, pictured on the River Thames, 1845. In 1845 the British Admiralty sent two polar exploration ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror

Background imageAdmiralty Collection: Captain Francis Crozier of HMS Terror, 1845

Captain Francis Crozier of HMS Terror, 1845
Engraving of Captain Francis Crozier (1796-1848) of HMS Terror, pictured shortly before departing on the ill-fated Franklin Arctic expedition of 1845

Background imageAdmiralty Collection: Captain Sir John Franklin (1786-1847)

Captain Sir John Franklin (1786-1847)
Engraving of Captain Sir John Franklin in his Royal Navy uniform, pictured shortly before departing on his ill-fated Arctic expedition of 1845

Background imageAdmiralty Collection: Churchill / Iwn May 1915

Churchill / Iwn May 1915
WINSTON CHURCHILL As First Lord of the Admiralty during the political crisis in the early months of the First World War

Background imageAdmiralty Collection: Algiers, Algeria - Harbour View

Algiers, Algeria - Harbour View
The harbour viewed from the lighthouse, Algiers, Algeria - close to the Admiralty. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageAdmiralty Collection: The Enterprise and Investigator surrounded by ice, Barro

The Enterprise and Investigator surrounded by ice, Barro
Engraving showing the Enterprise and Investigator surrounded by pack ice in Barrows Straits, September 1849. These two ships were used by Sir James Clark Rosss Expedition of 1848-1849 to search

Background imageAdmiralty Collection: Trial of Anchors at the Royal Dockyard, Sheerness, July 1852

Trial of Anchors at the Royal Dockyard, Sheerness, July 1852
Engraving of a trial of various anchor designs, held at the Royal Dockyard Sheerness, from the Illustrated London News, 17th July 1852

Background imageAdmiralty Collection: The End of Sir John Franklins Arctic Expedition, 1845

The End of Sir John Franklins Arctic Expedition, 1845
Engraving showing the end of Sir John Franklins ill-fated Arctic expedition of 1845, entitled They Forged the last link with their lives. This engraving was taken from a painting by W

Background imageAdmiralty 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 imageAdmiralty Collection: Samuel Pepys

Samuel Pepys
SAMUEL PEPYS statesman, secretary to the Admiralty, kept a diary. with his autograph

Background imageAdmiralty Collection: Sir Francis Ronalds

Sir Francis Ronalds
Portrait of English inventor, Sir Francis Ronalds (1788-1873), inventor of the electric telegraph in 1816. He fitted his garden in Hammersmith with an electric telegraph but was refused when he

Background imageAdmiralty Collection: Dover / Admiralty Pier

Dover / Admiralty Pier
Dover, Kent: on the Admiralty Pier

Background imageAdmiralty Collection: Admiralty Arch

Admiralty Arch
The Arch which separates Trafalgar Square from the Mall and the approach to Buckingham Palace

Background imageAdmiralty Collection: Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill
WINSTON CHURCHILL A facial portrait of Winston Spencer Churchill when he was First Lord of the Admiralty

Background imageAdmiralty Collection: Winston Churchill kissing the Blarney Stone

Winston Churchill kissing the Blarney Stone
Winston Churchill, then First Lord Admiralty, visiting Blarney Castle near Cork where he kissed the famous Blarney Stone Date: 1912

Background imageAdmiralty Collection: Winston Churchill / Stamp

Winston Churchill / Stamp
WINSTON CHURCHILL, British Statesman, here as First Lord of the Admiralty during World War One

Background imageAdmiralty Collection: WW1 - Winston Churchill - First Lord of the Admiralty

WW1 - Winston Churchill - First Lord of the Admiralty
WW1 - Winston Churchill (1874-1965) - First Lord of the Admiralty. Date: circa 1914

Background imageAdmiralty Collection: WW2 production poster

WW2 production poster
World War Two poster issued by the British Admiralty, demonstrating full steam ahead on production, presumably of wartime equipment and munitions. A naval commander with ensign flying gives the order

Background imageAdmiralty Collection: William Palmer, Earl of Selborne, First Lord of Admiralty

William Palmer, Earl of Selborne, First Lord of Admiralty
William Palmer (1859-1942), 2nd Earl of Selborne, British politician, colonial administrator and First Lord of the Admiralty. Date: 1901

Background imageAdmiralty Collection: Winston Churchill by a lake at Chartwell

Winston Churchill by a lake at Chartwell
Winston Churchill by one of the lakes at his home, Chartwell Manor, Westerham, Kent in 1939. " Admiralty Billet for fish

Background imageAdmiralty Collection: Crisis at the Admiralty; Lord Fisher and Winston Churchill

Crisis at the Admiralty; Lord Fisher and Winston Churchill
Article detailing the friction between Lord Fisher and Winston Churchill during World War One. Previously they had been on very good terms but it is thought that the Dardanelles question

Background imageAdmiralty Collection: Major-General Sir Eric Geddes

Major-General Sir Eric Geddes
Sir Eric Campbell-Geddes GCB, GBE, PC (26 September 1875 22 June 1937), British businessman and Conservative politician. He served as First Lord of the Admiralty between 1917 and 1919

Background imageAdmiralty Collection: Peter the Great, Equestrian Statue, St Petersburg

Peter the Great, Equestrian Statue, St Petersburg
View of the equestrian statue to Peter the Great (1672 - 1725) in St Petersburg, Russia. Known as the Bronze Horseman, it was installed in 1782

Background imageAdmiralty Collection: Princess Elizabeths Wedding - Procession - Admiralty Arch

Princess Elizabeths Wedding - Procession - Admiralty Arch
The marriage of Princess Elizabeth (future Queen Elizabeth II) to Prince Philip of Greece on 20th November 1947. The wedding procession en route to Westminster Abbey from Buckingham Palace

Background imageAdmiralty Collection: Winston Churchill by Tom Hutt

Winston Churchill by Tom Hutt
Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965), British statesman, pictured at the time he held the post of First Lord of the Admiralty. Date: 1914

Background imageAdmiralty Collection: Mounted Police Officer - Procession in The Mall

Mounted Police Officer - Procession in The Mall
Mounted Police Officers take part in a procession along The Mall, London, heading toward Buckingham Palace from Admiralty Arch

Background imageAdmiralty Collection: Dover Harbour Postcard

Dover Harbour Postcard
A steam train pulled up on the Admiralty Pier alongside a paddle steamer

Background imageAdmiralty Collection: Short Admiralty Type 320

Short Admiralty Type 320
Royal Naval Air Service - Short Admiralty Type 320 N1397 (msn S.406) Date: 1916

Background imageAdmiralty Collection: Short Admiralty Type 184 N1631

Short Admiralty Type 184 N1631
Royal Naval Air Service - Short Admiralty Type 184 N1631 Date: 1916

Background imageAdmiralty Collection: Siebe Gorman pump converted to drinks cabinet

Siebe Gorman pump converted to drinks cabinet
MARITIME: a rare fully fitted Admiralty pattern two diver twin cylinder double acting pump by Siebe Gorman & Co Ltd, London converted to a bespoke drinks cabinet. 23ins. x 42ins. x 20ins

Background imageAdmiralty Collection: Admiralty Arch at night, London, probably 1920s

Admiralty Arch at night, London, probably 1920s

Background imageAdmiralty Collection: Dover Castle from Admiralty Pier, Kent

Dover Castle from Admiralty Pier, Kent Date: circa 1910s

Background imageAdmiralty Collection: Admiralty Arch, London

Admiralty Arch, London - Painted by landscape artist Alfred Robert Quinton for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J. Salmon, and reproduced as a local view postcard

Background imageAdmiralty Collection: Sir William Henry White, British naval architect

Sir William Henry White, British naval architect
Sir William Henry White (1845-1913), British naval architect, warship designer and Chief Constructor at the Admiralty. In his retirement he was consulting architect in the design of the Cunard liner

Background imageAdmiralty Collection: Money order with Titanic red rubber stamp

Money order with Titanic red rubber stamp
White Star Line, RMS Titanic - rare money order from Aherne's Exchange & Shipping Office in Queenstown, Ireland, dated 9 April 1912

Background imageAdmiralty Collection: Admiralty Arch

Admiralty Arch
An oil painting of Admiralty Arch, providing road and pedestrian access between The Mall and Trafalgar Square in London, England

Background imageAdmiralty Collection: Winston Churchill and Anthony Eden

Winston Churchill and Anthony Eden
Winston Churchill (1874-1965) and Anthony Eden (1897-1977), two future Prime Ministers. This front cover was published three days after Britain declared war on Germany

Background imageAdmiralty Collection: HSH Prince Louis of Battenberg (1854-1921) in naval uniform, with telescope, on board ship

HSH Prince Louis of Battenberg (1854-1921) in naval uniform, with telescope, on board ship. Captioned, The Sea's Loss and the Land's Gain'

Background imageAdmiralty Collection: Cartoon, Winston Churchill, First Lord of the Admiralty

Cartoon, Winston Churchill, First Lord of the Admiralty
Political cartoon, Winston Churchill, First Lord of the Admiralty - Look what I have done! - with ships and aircraft in the background, by Louis Wain Date: 1914

Background imageAdmiralty Collection: HMS Hornet, Acheron-class Destroyer

HMS Hornet, Acheron-class Destroyer
Royal Navy - HMS Hornet, an Acheron-class Destroyer that served during the First World War and was sold for breaking in 1921. She was the seventh Royal Navy ship to be named Hornet

Background imageAdmiralty Collection: The wireless warfare: How the Admiralty's wireless installation that spook to any Britsih warships

The wireless warfare: How the Admiralty's wireless installation that spook to any Britsih warships within 1600 miles of Whitehall

Background imageAdmiralty Collection: The Naval programme announced by Alexandra, First of the Admiralty

The Naval programme announced by Alexandra, First of the Admiralty, giving details of reductions in the budget of 1929-30. Date: 1930

Background imageAdmiralty Collection: Quintin Hogg Hailsham Lord Mcgarel Baron Peerage

Quintin Hogg Hailsham Lord Mcgarel Baron Peerage
quintin, hogg, hailsham, lord, mcgarel, baron, peerage, aristocracy, st, marylebone, 2nd, viscount, 1907, 2001, british, conservative, tory, politics, political, politician, long, career, first

Background imageAdmiralty Collection: Yuri Gagarin and Harold Macmillan, London

Yuri Gagarin and Harold Macmillan, London
Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin (1934-1968), the Russian cosmonaut and Hero of the Soviet Union who made history on 12 April 1961 by becoming the first human in outer space

Background imageAdmiralty Collection: Troops marching in triumph through the dense crowds of people

Troops marching in triumph through the dense crowds of people, passing the Admiralty Arch on the way to the saluting-base, to celebrate the end of World War One. Date: 19 July 1919

Background imageAdmiralty Collection: Admiralty House, Simonstown, South Africa

Admiralty House, Simonstown, South Africa
Vintage 19th century photograph: Admiralty House, Simonstown, South Africa

Background imageAdmiralty Collection: The Sphere Unknown Warrior Special Supplement (Page 1)

The Sphere Unknown Warrior Special Supplement (Page 1). Full page scan. The Warriors Pilgrimage, Armistice Day 1920. Top picture shows the destroyer Verdun coming alongside the Admiralty Pier at

Background imageAdmiralty Collection: The Admiralty Office, the Sailing Match and the Drowned Boy

The Admiralty Office, the Sailing Match and the Drowned Boy. The Admiralty Office of the Navy on Whitehall 61, sailboats racing on the River Thames from Blackfriars Bridge to Vauxhall in a Sailing



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