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Background imageDeck Collection: Poster advertising Holland America Line

Poster advertising Holland America Line
Poster advertising the Holland America Line from Rotterdam, calling at Le Havre, Southampton, Cobh in Ireland, New York and Canadian ports

Background imageDeck Collection: The crew of HMAS Melbourne line up on the flight deck

The crew of HMAS Melbourne line up on the flight deck alongside its complement of Skyhawk and Tracker aircraft. HMAS Melbourne was laid down in 1943 as HMS Majestic

Background imageDeck Collection: Poster advertising Bibby Line cruises

Poster advertising Bibby Line cruises
Poster advertising Bibby Line short sea cruises, showing some glamorous people strolling around the deck in their evening dress

Background imageDeck Collection: Group photo, HMS Musketeer, Scapa Flow, WW2

Group photo, HMS Musketeer, Scapa Flow, WW2
Group photo on board HMS Musketeer, Scapa Flow, WW2. 1943

Background imageDeck Collection: Compass Drill, Training Ship Arethusa, Greenhithe, Kent

Compass Drill, Training Ship Arethusa, Greenhithe, Kent
A group of boys aboard the Training Ship Arethusa receiving compass instruction. The ship received boys aged 13-16 from a variety of poor backgrounds, including the workhouse

Background imageDeck Collection: England / Southend-On-Sea

England / Southend-On-Sea
A glimpse of Pier Hill, seen from across the Boating Lake, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, with the impressive Palace Hotel in the background

Background imageDeck Collection: Airship R101 G-FaW moored outside the hangars

Airship R101 G-FaW moored outside the hangars
Airship R101, G-FaW, moored outside the hangars at Cardington while onlookers view from the road and the top deck of a bus

Background imageDeck Collection: Knotting Class, Training Ship Arethusa, Greenhithe, Kent

Knotting Class, Training Ship Arethusa, Greenhithe, Kent
A group of boys aboard the Training Ship Arethusa receiving knotting and splicing instruction. The ship received boys aged 13-16 from a variety of poor backgrounds, including the workhouse

Background imageDeck Collection: Admiral Nelson and Captain Hardy during Trafalgar

Admiral Nelson and Captain Hardy during Trafalgar
During the Battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805, it was shortly before Nelson was mortally wounded that a shot struck the fore brace bits on the quarter deck and passed between Nelson and Hardy

Background imageDeck Collection: Titanic and Olympic - Harland & Wolff, Belfast

Titanic and Olympic - Harland & Wolff, Belfast
Fascinating photograph taken on 6th March 1912, showing The RMS Titanic (left) and The RMS Olympic (right), the brand new ships of the White Star Line at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast

Background imageDeck Collection: Interior of the R101 airship

Interior of the R101 airship
Amenities of the giant British airship R101, showing the smoking room, a typical two-berth cabin, and passengers looking down on the lights of a city from the starboard promenade deck

Background imageDeck Collection: Titanic 2nd Class Deck

Titanic 2nd Class Deck
Colour illustration depicting the Second Class Promenade Deck of the ill-fated Titanic. Passengers can be seen sitting on steamer and deck chairs

Background imageDeck Collection: Consequences, illustration by William Heath Robinson

Consequences, illustration by William Heath Robinson
Consequences -- How the thoughtlessness of a butterfly seriously affected a bishops corn, illustration by William Heath Robinson. Credit must appear as: Courtesy of Mrs J. C

Background imageDeck Collection: Handley Page HP 42 flight deck

Handley Page HP 42 flight deck

Background imageDeck Collection: Jazz orchestra by the pool on board the Mauretania

Jazz orchestra by the pool on board the Mauretania
A jazz orchestra entertains passengers by the pool on board the ocean liner, the Mauretania, just one of the many amusements available. Date: 1931

Background imageDeck Collection: Carrier deck of HMS Warrior aircraft carrier

Carrier deck of HMS Warrior aircraft carrier
View of the carrier deck of HMS Warrior (R31) aircraft carrier at Kure, Japan, with crew lined up and a Sea Fury plane. Date: 1953

Background imageDeck Collection: Some of the Officers of the British Antarctic expedition

Some of the Officers of the British Antarctic expedition
Officers on board the Terra Nova on its return to New Zealand in February 1913 after the discovery of the bodies of Captain Scott and his companions. From left to right. Back row, Mr

Background imageDeck Collection: Empire Marketing Board poster - Gibraltar

Empire Marketing Board poster - Gibraltar
Empire Marketing Board poster showing a family on the deck of a ship which is sailing close to the rock of Gibraltar

Background imageDeck Collection: Horatio, Lord Nelson

Horatio, Lord Nelson
Circular portrait of legendary British naval commander Horatio, Lord Nelson (1758 - 1805) surrounded by scenes depicting his death on the deck of the flagship HMS Victory

Background imageDeck Collection: Helen Keller with her Great Dane

Helen Keller with her Great Dane
Helen Keller (1880-1968) born blind deaf mute. Thanks to her governess she overcame these handicaps, studied and created in 1921 the American Foundation for the Blind. Pictured here on the S.S

Background imageDeck Collection: Lady Houston D. B. E

Lady Houston D. B. E
DAME FANNY LUCY HOUSTON Adventuress and among the first five women to be made a Dame Commander of the British Empire. Pictured on board her steam yacht, Liberty

Background imageDeck 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 imageDeck Collection: Whaling Harpoon

Whaling Harpoon
A harpoon gun on the deck of the Norwegian whaling ship M. V. Rodny, at Ayr Harbour, Scotland

Background imageDeck Collection: Hawker Sea Hawks

Hawker Sea Hawks parked adjoining the angled deck area on board HMS Ark Royal during operations in the Mediterranean. March 1957. Date: 1957

Background imageDeck Collection: HMS Repulse with Sopwith Pup, WW1

HMS Repulse with Sopwith Pup, WW1
Stern view of HMS Repulse showing a Sopwith Pup biplane on the aft turret during the First World War. Date: 1916-1918

Background imageDeck Collection: Prestatyn Holiday Camp brochure

Prestatyn Holiday Camp brochure
A Prestatyn Holiday Camp brochure -- Look! Heres your 1955 Holiday -- showing two women and a man in swimsuits standing on the deck of a ship, looking out

Background imageDeck Collection: Some of the men who found Captain Scott

Some of the men who found Captain Scott
Some of the Men who found the bodies of Captain Scott and his companions and erected a cairn, pictured on their return to New Zealand

Background imageDeck Collection: The Old Man and the Sea

The Old Man and the Sea
Illustration by Raymond Sheppard to The Old Man and the Sea - a novella by Ernest Hemingway, written in Cuba in 1951. The story focuses on Santiago

Background imageDeck Collection: Training Ship Exmouth, dumb bell drill

Training Ship Exmouth, dumb bell drill
Uniformed boys on the deck of the Training Ship Exmouth perform dumb bell drill. The Exmouth, moored off Grays in Essex, was used by the Metropolitan Asylums Board as a naval training establishment

Background imageDeck Collection: Sheep graze in Kensington Gardens

Sheep graze in Kensington Gardens
Sheep grazing in Kensington Gardens, London. The first ever Ha-Ha in the country acted as the dividing line between Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens

Background imageDeck Collection: Poster of the Suez Canal

Poster of the Suez Canal
Poster for the Empire Marketing Board, showing a view of the Suez Canal from on board ship

Background imageDeck Collection: Poster advertising Union Castle

Poster advertising Union Castle cruises for South Africa, East Africa and around the African coast

Background imageDeck Collection: Issuing Grog to Navy

Issuing Grog to Navy
On deck on the Royal Sovereign ship: sailors are issued with grog, a mixture of rum and water

Background imageDeck Collection: Titanic and Olympic - Harland & Wolff, Belfast

Titanic and Olympic - Harland & Wolff, Belfast
Fascinating photograph taken on 6th March 1912, showing The RMS Titanic (left) and The RMS Olympic (right), the brand new ships of the White Star Line at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast

Background imageDeck Collection: Poster advertising Union Castle

Poster advertising Union Castle cruises: the goings good!

Background imageDeck Collection: Titanic Hymn Sheet 1912

Titanic Hymn Sheet 1912
A photograph of the ship on the cover of a French music sheet: the hymn was played by the band on deck as the ship sank

Background imageDeck Collection: Evening in Athens with wealthy man and two women on a deck Date: 1897

Evening in Athens with wealthy man and two women on a deck Date: 1897

Background imageDeck Collection: Paddle steamer Medway Queen, Sheerness, Kent

Paddle steamer Medway Queen, Sheerness, Kent
Paddle steamer Medway Queen, arriving at Sheerness-on-Sea, Kent. During the Second World War she acted as a minesweeper, and made seven evacuation trips from Dunkirk in 1940, rescuing 7000 men

Background imageDeck Collection: HMS Jewel, British minesweeper M390

HMS Jewel, British minesweeper M390
HMS Jewel, British Algerine-class minesweeper M390. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageDeck Collection: Royal Navy sailor with Union Jack and Red Ensign flags

Royal Navy sailor with Union Jack and Red Ensign flags. circa 1900

Background imageDeck Collection: The Russo-Japanese War - Japanese Naval Admirals

The Russo-Japanese War - Japanese Naval Admirals
The Russo-Japanese War (1904-05) - Japanese Naval Admirals Date: circa 1905

Background imageDeck Collection: Mr & Mrs John D. Rockefeller 3rd return from Honeymoon

Mr & Mrs John D. Rockefeller 3rd return from Honeymoon
Mr and Mrs John D. Rockefeller III (1906-1978) return from their Honeymoon in Bermuda on the Monarch of Bermuda, 15th December 1932

Background imageDeck Collection: Westland Wyvern S4 VZ789 on a carrier deck with wings folded

Westland Wyvern S4 VZ789 on a carrier deck with wings folded
Westland Wyvern S4, VZ789, on a carrier deck with wings folded

Background imageDeck Collection: Two Harriers manoeuvre into position for landing on the deck

Two Harriers manoeuvre into position for landing on the deck of HMS Eagle during sea trials in 1970. Date: 1970

Background imageDeck Collection: The Passenger Who Dared to Feel Sea-Sick on the Queen Mary

The Passenger Who Dared to Feel Sea-Sick on the Queen Mary
Humorous illustration by H.M. Bateman showing a passenger, green at the gills with sea sickness being observed by his unsympathetic passengers on the Queen Mary ocean liner

Background imageDeck Collection: The Deck of the SS Gallia, 1879

The Deck of the SS Gallia, 1879
Engraving showing the deck, funnel and masts of the Cunard Companys Steamship Gallia at sea, 1879. Launched earlier that year

Background imageDeck Collection: Napoleon on Bellerophon

Napoleon on Bellerophon
Napoleon, after his second abdication, on the deck of the Bellerophon before being exiled to St Helena

Background imageDeck Collection: Gypsy & Crystal Ball

Gypsy & Crystal Ball
A Gypsy fortune teller gazes deeply into a crystal ball. Other tools of divination are nearby, the drained teacup for reading the tea leaves, and a pack of cards for the tarot



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