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Cruisers Collection

Background imageCruisers 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 imageCruisers 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 imageCruisers Collection: John Jack Travers Cornwell, Battle of Jutland

John Jack Travers Cornwell, Battle of Jutland
John Jack Travers Cornwell (1900-1916), posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery on HMS Chester during the Battle of Jutland

Background imageCruisers 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 imageCruisers Collection: Lion Leads in Jutland

Lion Leads in Jutland
HMS Lion leads the battle- cruisers into the fray at the Battle of Jutland

Background imageCruisers 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 imageCruisers 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 imageCruisers Collection: The Last Shot by Matania

The Last Shot by Matania
A group of British seamen gunners straining to fire a final shot at a German ship as their own ship sinks beneath them. The caption notes that this was a common occurrence with light cruisers

Background imageCruisers 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 imageCruisers 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 imageCruisers 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 imageCruisers 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 imageCruisers 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

Background imageCruisers Collection: USS Pensacola, American cruiser

USS Pensacola, American cruiser
USS Pensacola (CA24), American heavy cruiser. Date: 1930s

Background imageCruisers Collection: H. M. S. Devonshire

H. M. S. Devonshire
The lead ship of the Royal Navy Devonshire class of armoured cruisers. The Devonshire formed part of the Grand Fleet for the first two years of World War One

Background imageCruisers Collection: HMS Arethusa, British light cruiser, WW1

HMS Arethusa, British light cruiser, 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 imageCruisers Collection: Ships of the P&O, Cunard, Orient, Union and Guion Lines, 188

Ships of the P&O, Cunard, Orient, Union and Guion Lines, 188
Engravings of the steamships Lusitania, Khiva, Mexican, Australia, Arizona, Zambesi, Poonah, Nepaul, Ganges, Geelong, Rosetta, Umbria and Etruria (left to right, top to bottom)

Background imageCruisers Collection: Kenya / Mombasa 1875

Kenya / Mombasa 1875
Island off the coast of Kenya, East Africa, captured by British cruisers, 20 January 1875

Background imageCruisers Collection: HMS Lion and HMS Princess Royal, WW1

HMS Lion and HMS Princess Royal, WW1
Two British battlecruisers at sea during the First World War. On the left is HMS Lion, and on the right is HMS Princess Royal. Date: circa 1916

Background imageCruisers Collection: HMS Kent, British armoured cruiser

HMS Kent, British armoured cruiser
HMS Kent, British Monmouth-class armoured cruiser, launched 1901, served during the First World War, decommissioned 1920. Date: early 20th century

Background imageCruisers Collection: Scapa Flow: German Ships

Scapa Flow: German Ships
Surrendered battleships and cruisers of the German fleet at Scapa Flow

Background imageCruisers 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 imageCruisers Collection: HMS Princess Royal, 1st Battle Cruiser Squadron

HMS Princess Royal, 1st Battle Cruiser Squadron, with inset portraits of Admiral Jellicoe and Lord Nelson - England expects that every man this day will do his duty. Date: 1914-1918

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

HMS Leviathan, Drake-class armoured cruiser
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 imageCruisers 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 imageCruisers 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 imageCruisers Collection: Plaque to Cruiser Montcalm, Port en Bessin Normandy

Plaque to Cruiser Montcalm, Port en Bessin Normandy
The Free French Ship Montcalm was one of the three Cruisers in Bombarding Force C which supported the American Landings on Omaha Beach. It later took part in Operations in the Mediterranean

Background imageCruisers 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 imageCruisers Collection: Poster, Blue Star Line to South America

Poster, Blue Star Line to South America, design by Norman Wilkinson. circa 1925

Background imageCruisers Collection: Poster, French Line, transatlantic cruise liner

Poster, French Line, transatlantic cruise liner
Poster, French Line, Compagnie Generale Transatlantique, design by Albert Sebille. circa 1935

Background imageCruisers Collection: RUS / JAP WAR / CRUISERS

RUS / JAP WAR / CRUISERS
After the surrender of Port Arthur, the Russian cruisers Oley and Aurora flee to Manila Date: January 1905

Background imageCruisers Collection: View of Hong Kong harbour, with ships and buildings

View of Hong Kong harbour, with ships and buildings
General panoramic view of Hong Kong harbour, with various ships, including HMS Medway, submarine depot ship, in the centre. To the left are two County class cruisers (with three funnels)

Background imageCruisers Collection: RMS Carmania, British armed merchant cruiser, WW1

RMS Carmania, British armed merchant cruiser, WW1
RMS Carmania, British ocean liner (Cunard Line), launched 1905, converted as an armed merchant cruiser for use during the First World War, refitted for passenger use 1923, scrapped 1932

Background imageCruisers Collection: Maitos, Dardanelles, with HMS Argus and Ark Royal

Maitos, Dardanelles, with HMS Argus and Ark Royal
Maitos, Dardanelles, Gallipoli, with HMS Argus and Ark Royal in the bay. Date: circa 1922

Background imageCruisers Collection: SMS Bussard, Imperial German Navy Cruiser

SMS Bussard, Imperial German Navy Cruiser Date: circa 1908

Background imageCruisers Collection: Sinking of the Blucher in Great War Deeds, WW1

Sinking of the Blucher in Great War Deeds, WW1
A dramatic incident in the Battle of Dogger Bank: the German armoured cruiser Blucher sinking and HMS Arethusa, British light cruiser, standing in to save life

Background imageCruisers Collection: Map of Dardanelles with HMS Bacchante, WW1

Map of Dardanelles with HMS Bacchante, WW1
Map of the Dardanelles with an inset image of HMS Bacchante, British Cressy-class armoured cruiser. 1915

Background imageCruisers Collection: Chinese cruiser Tung Chi, Hong Kong

Chinese cruiser Tung Chi, Hong Kong. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageCruisers Collection: H. M. S. Diadem

H. M. S. Diadem
The lead ship of the Diadem class of Royal Navy protected cruisers. Launched in October 1896, in 1914 she was a stokers training ship

Background imageCruisers Collection: Six nations pocket battleships

Six nations pocket battleships
How the six cheif naval powers have developed their cruisers under treaty limits. Date: 1930

Background imageCruisers Collection: A Flettner FL282 Kolibri helicopter in US markings

A Flettner FL282 Kolibri helicopter in US markings. This helicopter had two intermeshing rotors and was intended to operate from cruisers for spotting work in anti-submarine patrols

Background imageCruisers Collection: United States Navy First Class Cruisers New York and Brookly

United States Navy First Class Cruisers New York and Brooklyn. The New York (left, in distance) and the Brooklyn (center), at sea, significant ships in the culmination of the Spanish-American War

Background imageCruisers Collection: HMS Brilliant and HMS Sirius, Ostend, Belgium, WW1

HMS Brilliant and HMS Sirius, Ostend, Belgium, WW1
Aerial view of two obsolete British cruisers, HMS Brilliant and HMS Sirius, which took part in a failed attempt to block the port of Ostend, Belgium

Background imageCruisers Collection: HMS Penelope, British light cruiser, WW1

HMS Penelope, British light cruiser, WW1
HMS Penelope, British Arethusa-class light cruiser, launched 1914, served with the 5th LCS (Harwich Force) during the early part of the First World War, decommissioned 1924

Background imageCruisers Collection: HMS Grafton, British cruiser, WW1

HMS Grafton, British cruiser, WW1
HMS Grafton, British Edgar-class cruiser, launched 1892, served in the Gallipoli Campaign, First World War, decommissioned 1920

Background imageCruisers Collection: HMS Caradoc, British light cruiser, Reval, post-WW1

HMS Caradoc, British light cruiser, Reval, post-WW1
HMS Caradoc, British Caledon group C-class light cruiser, launched 1916, part of the Grand Fleet during the latter part of the First World War

Background imageCruisers Collection: HMS Cardiff, British light cruiser, WW1

HMS Cardiff, British light cruiser, WW1
HMS Cardiff, British Ceres group C-class light cruiser, launched 1917, part of the Grand Fleet during the latter part of the First World War, decommissioned 1946. Date: circa 1917-1918



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