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Cruiser Collection

Background imageCruiser 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 imageCruiser Collection: HMS Suffolk

HMS Suffolk, heavy cruiser, the ship that shadowed the Bismarck by maintaining radar contact from the evening of 23rd May 1941 for 31 long hours until the early morning of 25th May

Background imageCruiser Collection: Scharnhorst, German battleship

Scharnhorst, German battleship (battle cruiser). Date: 1936

Background imageCruiser 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 imageCruiser Collection: German cruiser SMS Emden attacked by HMAS Sydney, WW1

German cruiser SMS Emden attacked by HMAS Sydney, WW1
The German light cruiser SMS Emden attacked by HMAS Sydney on 9 November 1914, at the Battle of Cocos. Date: 1914

Background imageCruiser Collection: HMS Exeter arriving at Plymouth, Second World War, 1940

HMS Exeter arriving at Plymouth, Second World War, 1940
Photograph showing the arrival of the Royal Navy cruiser HMS Exeter at Plymouth Docks, February 1940. Exeter was returning to Britain for the first time since taking part in the Battle of the River

Background imageCruiser Collection: Warship Hms Hood

Warship Hms Hood
HMS Hood, completed in 1920, was the worlds largest warship for more than two decades. She was finally sunk by the Bismarck in 1941 at the Battle of Denmark Strait

Background imageCruiser Collection: HMS Jervis Bay attacking the Admiral Scheer, Second Worl

HMS Jervis Bay attacking the Admiral Scheer, Second Worl
Illustration showing the Royal Navy armed merchant cruiser Jervis Bay (centre) steaming towards the German pocket-battleship Admiral Scheer, North Atlantic, November 1940

Background imageCruiser Collection: White Star dock with three liners, Southampton

White Star dock with three liners, Southampton
White Star dock at Southampton with three liners, RMS Aquitania, Mauretania and Olympic. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageCruiser Collection: HMS Achilles, British light cruiser, WW2

HMS Achilles, British light cruiser, WW2
HMS Achilles (70), British light class cruiser which served with the Royal New Zealand Navy during the Second World War. Seen here with a seaplane on board. Date: 1939

Background imageCruiser Collection: British battle cruisers HMS Tiger and HMS Lion, WW1

British battle cruisers HMS Tiger and HMS Lion, WW1
Two British battle cruisers at sea, HMS Tiger (left) and HMS Lion (right), at sea during the First World War. Date: 1914-1918

Background imageCruiser Collection: HMS Jervis Bay, armed merchant cruiser, WW2

HMS Jervis Bay, armed merchant cruiser, WW2
HMS Jervis Bay, an armed merchant cruiser which served during the Second World War. Launched 1922 (as a passenger ship), commissioned for war service 1939

Background imageCruiser Collection: RMS Mauretania, First Class Lounge

RMS Mauretania, First Class Lounge Date: circa 1910s

Background imageCruiser Collection: Hms Invincible

Hms Invincible
British battle cruiser which distinguished herself in World War One in the battle against Von Spees squadron off the Falklands. Date: 1915

Background imageCruiser Collection: RMS Windsor Castle, Union Castle Line, at Capetown

RMS Windsor Castle, Union Castle Line, at Capetown
RMS Windsor Castle, Union Castle Line, off the coast of Capetown, South Africa. Date: 1950s

Background imageCruiser Collection: RMS Orvieto - Orient Line Steamer

RMS Orvieto - Orient Line Steamer
The Royal Mail Ship Orvieto was a steamer of the Orient Line engaged in the passenger trade between England and Australia

Background imageCruiser Collection: HMS Norfolk, British heavy cruiser, WW2

HMS Norfolk, British heavy cruiser, WW2
HMS Norfolk, British County-class heavy cruiser, launched 1928, served throughout the Second World War, decommissioned 1950. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageCruiser Collection: SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, 1900

SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, 1900
Photograph of the North German Lloyd Liner Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse at sea, 1900. This liner was built by the Vulcan Shipyards at Stettin with the aim of winning the Blue Riband

Background imageCruiser Collection: Whitbreads Pale Ale

Whitbreads Pale Ale
WHITBREADs PALE ALE Fashionable people on a luxury cruiser enjoy a glass of beer

Background imageCruiser Collection: Blue Star Line poster to South America

Blue Star Line poster to South America
Blue Star Line to South America, calling at Boulogne, Lisbon, Madeira, Tenerife, Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Montevideo and Buenos Aires. First class passengers only. circa 1925

Background imageCruiser Collection: HMAS Sydney - Chatham Class Light Cruiser Built 1911-13

HMAS Sydney - Chatham Class Light Cruiser Built 1911-13, Australia. New Royal Australian Navy. Photograph taken on convoy by the HMS Dublin in 1917

Background imageCruiser Collection: HMS Curacoa, British light cruiser

HMS Curacoa, British light cruiser
HMS Curacoa (D41), British C class light cruiser. Date: circa 1920

Background imageCruiser Collection: HMS Lion hit, Battle of Jutland, WW1

HMS Lion hit, Battle of Jutland, WW1
Scene during the Battle of Jutland, in the North Sea near Denmark, during the First World War, showing the British battlecruiser HMS Lion being hit on the Q turret

Background imageCruiser Collection: HMS Indefatigable, Battle of Jutland, WW1

HMS Indefatigable, Battle of Jutland, WW1
HMS Indefatigable, British battlecruiser, launched 1909, served during the First World War. Seen here going into action during the Battle of Jutland, on the day she was sunk. 31 May 1916

Background imageCruiser Collection: RMS Queen Mary leaving Clyde shipyards, near Glasgow

RMS Queen Mary leaving Clyde shipyards, near Glasgow
RMS Queen Mary (Cunard-White Star liner) leaving the John Brown shipyards on the River Clyde, near Glasgow, on her completion. Date: 1934

Background imageCruiser Collection: RMS Queen Elizabeth, Cunard Lines

RMS Queen Elizabeth, Cunard Lines
Cruise liner RMS Queen Elizabeth, Cunard Lines. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageCruiser Collection: RMS Queen Mary, Cunard Lines

RMS Queen Mary, Cunard Lines
Cruise liner RMS Queen Mary, Cunard Lines, decorated with bunting. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageCruiser Collection: HMS Suffolk, British heavy cruiser, Hong Kong, China

HMS Suffolk, British heavy cruiser, Hong Kong, China
HMS Suffolk (55), British County class heavy cruiser, at Hong Kong, China. Date: 1933

Background imageCruiser 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 imageCruiser Collection: HMS Aurora, British light cruiser

HMS Aurora, British light cruiser
HMS Aurora (12), British Arethusa class light cruiser. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageCruiser Collection: H. M. S. Cressy

H. M. S. Cressy
Lead ship of the Royal Navy Cressy class of armoured cruisers, the Cressy was launched in December 1899. Soon after the outbreak of World War One, the Cressy and two of her sisterships

Background imageCruiser Collection: HMS Arethusa, British light cruiser, with destroyers, WW1

HMS Arethusa, British light cruiser, with destroyers, WW1
HMS Arethusa, British light cruiser, launched 1913, served in various locations during the early part of the First World War, damaged by a mine off Felixstowe and wrecked 1916

Background imageCruiser Collection: The Shipbuilder, Special Aquitania Number

The Shipbuilder, Special Aquitania Number
Front cover of The Shipbuilder industry journal, June 1914 issue, focusing on the Cunard cruise liner Aquitania, launched the same year

Background imageCruiser Collection: Naval Captain 1800

Naval Captain 1800
A captain of the Royal Navy stands on the taffrail, on the poop deck of his vessel

Background imageCruiser Collection: HMS Glorious cruiser and aircraft carrier, WW1

HMS Glorious cruiser and aircraft carrier, WW1
HMS Glorious, British Royal Navy Courageous-class cruiser during the First World War, rebuilt as an aircraft carrier in the late 1920s. Launched in 1916, sunk in 1940. Date: circa 1920s-1930s

Background imageCruiser Collection: Dockyard Workers on board HMS Coventry, Second World War

Dockyard Workers on board HMS Coventry, Second World War
Photograph showing dockyard workers, including a rivetters boy working with a portable forge, refitting HMS Coventry during the Second World War, 1940

Background imageCruiser Collection: HMS Indefatigable sinking, Battle of Jutland, WW1

HMS Indefatigable sinking, Battle of Jutland, WW1
HMS Indefatigable, British battlecruiser, launched 1909, served during the First World War, seen here sinking during the Battle of Jutland. Date: 31 May 1916

Background imageCruiser Collection: Sinking of the Emden

Sinking of the Emden
The predatory German cruiser Emden is sunk upon coral reef by the Australians

Background imageCruiser Collection: Falkland Isles Battle

Falkland Isles Battle
BATTLE OF THE FALKLAND ISLANDS The light cruiser Kent sinks the German cruiser Nurnberg

Background imageCruiser Collection: HMS Tiger, British battle cruiser, WW1

HMS Tiger, British battle cruiser, WW1
HMS Tiger, a British battle cruiser, launched 1913, served during the First World War, decommissioned 1931. Date: 1914-1918

Background imageCruiser Collection: Card commemorating Zeebrugge and Ostend raid, WW1

Card commemorating Zeebrugge and Ostend raid, WW1
Card commemorating British raids on German shipping at Zeebrugge and Ostend, 23 April 1918. Date: 1918

Background imageCruiser Collection: RMS Windsor Castle, Union Castle Line

RMS Windsor Castle, Union Castle Line
RMS Windsor Castle, passenger and cargo liner of the Union Castle Line. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageCruiser Collection: HMS Ajax, light cruiser, Leander class

HMS Ajax, light cruiser, Leander class. circa 1940s

Background imageCruiser Collection: Gneisenau, German battleship

Gneisenau, German battleship
Gneisenau, German Scharnhorst-class battleship. Date: 1936

Background imageCruiser Collection: HMS Courageous, British battlecruiser, WW1

HMS Courageous, British battlecruiser, WW1
HMS Courageous, British battlecruiser, launched 1916, served during the latter part of the First World War, converted to use as an aircraft carrier during the late 1920s

Background imageCruiser Collection: Sultan Mehmed V Reshad of Turkey with advisors / patriots

Sultan Mehmed V Reshad of Turkey with advisors / patriots
Sultan Mehmed V Reshad of Turkey (1844 - 1918) pictured with Niazi Bey, Enver Pasha, Chevket Pasha, Prince Sehzade Yusuf Izzeddin Effendi, Riza Bey

Background imageCruiser Collection: Prinz Eugen in Copenhagen Harbour; Second World War, 1945

Prinz Eugen in Copenhagen Harbour; Second World War, 1945
Photograph showing the German cruiser Prinz Eugen under Danish guard, in Copenhagen harbour, after she had surrendered to the Royal Navy on 9th May 1945

Background imageCruiser Collection: HMS Leviathan, Drake-class armoured cruiser

HMS Leviathan, Drake-class armoured cruiser
Royal Navy - HMS Leviathan, a Drake-class armoured cruiser. HMS Leviathan was one of four Drake-class armoured cruisers built for the Royal Navy around 1900



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