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Battleships Collection

Background imageBattleships Collection: HMS Rodney, British battleship

HMS Rodney, British battleship. Date: circa 1930

Background imageBattleships Collection: Daily Mail War Map, WW1

Daily Mail War Map, WW1
A fold out war map issued by the Daily Mail in the early weeks of the First World War. The map offers statistics regarding the manpower strength of each of the warring nations

Background imageBattleships Collection: British Royal Navy Fleet

British Royal Navy Fleet
The British Empire on the Sea - the Royal Navy depicted en masse during the reign of King George V (1910-1936). Date: circa 1912

Background imageBattleships Collection: HMS Duke of York, WW2

HMS Duke of York, WW2
HMS Duke of York, British battleship. Date: 1940s

Background imageBattleships Collection: HMS Royal Oak, battleship, Revenge class

HMS Royal Oak, battleship, Revenge class. 1940s

Background imageBattleships Collection: HMS Prince of Wales, British battleship

HMS Prince of Wales, British battleship. Date: circa 1908

Background imageBattleships Collection: USS Nevada, American battleship, Panama Canal

USS Nevada, American battleship, Panama Canal
USS Nevada (BB36), American battleship, passing through Caillard Cut, Panama Canal, with a tug escort. Date: circa 1920

Background imageBattleships Collection: HMS Good Hope in Great War Deeds, WW1

HMS Good Hope in Great War Deeds, WW1
HMS Good Hope of the British Royal Navy going down with her last guns firing, in an action against overwhelming odds off the coast of Chile, South America

Background imageBattleships Collection: HMS Nelson, battleship, Nelson class

HMS Nelson, battleship, Nelson class. 1940s

Background imageBattleships Collection: Japanese battleship Yamato

Japanese battleship Yamato
The Japanese battleship Yamato at sea, which, with her sister ship Musashi was the biggest ever built (by the time of the Second World War) displacing over 70, 000 tons at deep load. Date: c.1942

Background imageBattleships Collection: American battleships at Kiel, Germany

American battleships at Kiel, Germany. From left to right, they are USS New York (BB34), USS Wyoming (BB32) and USS Arkansas (BB33). Date: circa 1930s

Background imageBattleships Collection: Spithead panorama, ships on south side

Spithead panorama, ships on south side
Panorama of the Coronation Review: the left-hand section, showing ships on the south side. A Spithead panorama, looking west: home fleet battleships headed by the Nelson foreign warships

Background imageBattleships Collection: A Cross-Section of H. M. S. King George V by G. H. Davis

A Cross-Section of H. M. S. King George V by G. H. Davis
A cross-section of a 35, 000-ton battleship, the H.M.S. King George V, the flagship of the Pacific Fleet, and one of the more modern battleships of its time

Background imageBattleships Collection: German fighting ship in Battle of Jutland, WW1

German fighting ship in Battle of Jutland, WW1
One of Germanys greatest fighting ships in the Battle of Jutland, First World War. 1916

Background imageBattleships Collection: British battleship firing its guns

British battleship firing its guns
Hurling one-ton shells twenty miles. A British battleship fires its 16 inch guns which are able to hurl shells twenty miles across the ocean. Date: 1932

Background imageBattleships Collection: H. M.s Neptune ready to be lauched 1909

H. M.s Neptune ready to be lauched 1909
H.M.S Neptune, the first of the Royal Navy super-Dreadnought battleships, photograph showing her in stocks ready for launching at Portsmouth Royal Dockyard

Background imageBattleships Collection: HMS Frobisher, British heavy (armed) cruiser

HMS Frobisher, British heavy (armed) cruiser, Hawkins class. Date: circa 1930

Background imageBattleships Collection: To England! German dreams of an invasion by sea and air

To England! German dreams of an invasion by sea and air
To England! German dreams of an invasion by sea (warships) and air (a fleet of Zeppelins). Postcard sold to raise money for the German air war effort. Date: circa 1916

Background imageBattleships Collection: HMS Glorious, aircraft carrier

HMS Glorious, aircraft carrier
Royal Navy - HMS Glorious, aircraft carrier, at anchor, steaming up. HMS Glorious was the second of the three Courageous-class battlecruisers built for the Royal Navy during the First World War

Background imageBattleships Collection: Cartoon, Honourable Ratio

Cartoon, Honourable Ratio
Honourable Ratio: or, Naval Conversationsin London. Ratio 5:5:3, between Great Britain, United States of America and Japan. Date: 1934

Background imageBattleships Collection: The destruction of HMS Prince of Wales, 1941

The destruction of HMS Prince of Wales, 1941
The destruction of HMS Prince of Wales by Japanese aircraft and torpedoes near Kuantan, off the east coast of Malaya on 10 December 1941

Background imageBattleships Collection: The Royal Navy fleet off Greenock from the golf course

The Royal Navy fleet off Greenock from the golf course. From left to right: Royal Sovereign, Rodney, Courageous, and Nelson

Background imageBattleships Collection: United States Navy Wright XF3W-1 A7223

United States Navy Wright XF3W-1 A7223. Built as a landplane for racing and engine development testing, the XF3W-1 was later fitted with a pair of floats and also a single float with stabilisers

Background imageBattleships Collection: Japanese Fleet bombards Vladivostok - 5 March 1904

Japanese Fleet bombards Vladivostok - 5 March 1904
Russo-Japanese War - the Japanese Naval Fleet bombards Vladivostok - 5 March 1904 Date: 1904

Background imageBattleships Collection: Valletta, Malta - View of Grand Harbour from Barrakka lift

Valletta, Malta - View of Grand Harbour from Barrakka lift
Valletta, Malta - View of the Grand Harbour from the Barrakka lift (which links the Grand Harbour to the Upper Barrakka Gardens and Valletta city centre)

Background imageBattleships Collection: WW1 Warships patrolling in the North Sea 1914 - 1918

WW1 Warships patrolling in the North Sea 1914 - 1918

Background imageBattleships Collection: WW1 Gallipoli British sailors deploying submarine nets

WW1 Gallipoli British sailors deploying submarine nets

Background imageBattleships Collection: Royal Navy battleships in line during WW1

Royal Navy battleships in line during WW1

Background imageBattleships Collection: German battleships sinking off the island of Fara

German battleships sinking off the island of Fara, Scapa Flow, Orkney, 21st June 1919

Background imageBattleships Collection: Royal Navy warships in Malta - early 1900s

Royal Navy warships in Malta - early 1900s

Background imageBattleships Collection: Royal Naval Exhibition 1891 - battleships in action

Royal Naval Exhibition 1891 - battleships in action

Background imageBattleships Collection: Royal Navy Battleships in Line

Royal Navy Battleships in Line

Background imageBattleships Collection: HMS Glorious 77

HMS Glorious 77
Royal Navy - HMS Glorius, aircraft carrier, at anchor in Grand Harbour Valetta.. HMS Glorious was the second of the three Courageous-class battlecruisers built for the Royal Navy during the First

Background imageBattleships Collection: WW2 - HMS Rawalpindi

WW2 - HMS Rawalpindi
A photograph of HMS Rawalpindi, a British armed merchant cruiser which was sunk in action fighting German battleships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau during WW2. Date: circa 1942

Background imageBattleships Collection: British, French, American and German battleships

British, French, American and German battleships - British (HMS Kent), French (Leon Gambetta), American (USS Washington) and German (Prince Adalbert). Date: circa 1903

Background imageBattleships Collection: On Board a Battleship, by Muirhead Bone, WW1

On Board a Battleship, by Muirhead Bone, WW1
On Board a Battleship: A Gun Turret on HMS Repulse, Firth of Forth, March 1917, by Muirhead Bone, First World War. 1917

Background imageBattleships Collection: Surrendered German ships at Scapa Flow, WW1

Surrendered German ships at Scapa Flow, WW1
Surrendered German battleships and cruisers at Scapa Flow, First World War. circa 1918

Background imageBattleships Collection: Panoramic view of Maitos, Chanakkale, Turkey. Date: 1923

Panoramic view of Maitos, Chanakkale, Turkey. Date: 1923

Background imageBattleships Collection: Franco-British Exhibition, White City - Palace of Music

Franco-British Exhibition, White City - Palace of Music
circa 1910s

Background imageBattleships Collection: Scene from the Battle of Trafalgar, Cape Trafalgar, Spain

Scene from the Battle of Trafalgar, Cape Trafalgar, Spain
Scene from the Battle of Trafalgar (21 October 1805), Cape Trafalgar, Spain, fought by the British Royal Navy against the combined fleets of the French and Spanish Navies. Date: 1805

Background imageBattleships Collection: Battleships and cruisers in the English Channel

Battleships and cruisers in the English Channel
Royal Naval battleships and cruisers at anchor in the English Channel, with cows grazing in the foreground. Date: circa 1904

Background imageBattleships Collection: Grand Harbour at Malta, with battleships and Royal Yacht

Grand Harbour at Malta, with battleships and Royal Yacht. Date: circa 1908

Background imageBattleships Collection: US Navy destroyers, Miraflores Locks, Panama Canal

US Navy destroyers, Miraflores Locks, Panama Canal
US Navy destroyers in Miraflores Locks, Panama Canal -- USS McDermut, USS Yarborough and USS Shirk. Date: 1924

Background imageBattleships Collection: HMS Dragon, British light cruiser, at Malta

HMS Dragon, British light cruiser, at Malta
HMS Dragon, British D-class light cruiser, seen here at Malta in March 1922. Date: 1922

Background imageBattleships Collection: HMS Foresight, British light cruiser

HMS Foresight, British light cruiser (Forward class). Date: circa 1908

Background imageBattleships Collection: William the Conquerors fleet of battleships, 11th century

William the Conquerors fleet of battleships, 11th century. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Verico from Giulio Ferrarios Costumes Ancient and Modern of the Peoples of the World, Florence, 1847

Background imageBattleships Collection: Air and sea battle between British and German forces, WW2

Air and sea battle between British and German forces, WW2
A combined air and sea battle in the North Sea between British and German forces during the early stages of the Second World War

Background imageBattleships Collection: HMS Campania, British aircraft carrier, Festival of Britain

HMS Campania, British aircraft carrier, Festival of Britain
HMS Campania, British aircraft carrier, decorated for the Festival of Britain when she served as a floating exhibition hall, touring UK ports with a civilian crew. Date: 1951



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