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Air Ship Gallery

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Choose from 198 pictures in our Air Ship collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


The airship craze Featured Print

The airship craze

The airship craze. Illustration shows a golf club driving a golf ball that is covered with insects; at the bottom is a ticket booth labeled Conquest of the Air where insects can purchase tickets for rides on golf balls. Date 1910 August 10. The airship craze. Illustration shows a golf club driving a golf ball that is covered with insects; at the bottom is a ticket booth labeled Conquest of the Air where insects can purchase tickets for rides on golf balls. Date 1910 August 10. Date:

© Mary Evans / Library of Congress

Wreck of HMA1, the Royal Navy's first airship Featured Print

Wreck of HMA1, the Royal Navy's first airship

The wreck of HMA1, The Mayfly. Built by Vickers, this was the first naval airship built in the UK; work began on it in 1909 at Cavendish Dock. On 13 February 1911 the Mayfly made her static trials in the shed. The motors were run and controls operated but outdoor trials could not be completed until the weather moderated. It was not until March that the crew were reported ready for launching the ship. By 24 September 1911 the decision was made to move her out of her hangar for full testing. However, disaster struck in the form of a sudden forceful beamside gust causing the ship to lurch; she just cleared the shed, but was laid onto her beam ends. She righted and was then being pivoted so that her nose would point back out to the dock, but there were cracking sounds amidships and she broke in two. She started to rise in an inverted V formation but the crew in the after gondola dived overboard and the stern flew up into the air. The ship was later left to rot in her shed, while many discussions took place at the Admiralty regarding the future of naval airship operations.
1911

© Mary Evans Picture Library/The Pete Frost Collection

Victims of the R101 airship disaster Featured Print

Victims of the R101 airship disaster

A holocaust of air experts: victims of the R101 disaster. The British R101 airship crashed near Beauvais in France, on its maiden voyage to Egypt and India, on 5th October 1930, with the eventual loss of 48 out of the 54 passengers, officials, officers and crew on board. Amongst those who perished, shown on this page, were Wing-Commander Colmore, Lieutenant-Colonel V C Richmond, and Squadron-Leader W H L O'Neill. Date: 1930

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans