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Background imageDecks Collection: Saturday Night at Sea

Saturday Night at Sea
Saturday night at sea - the seamen, off duty, listen as one of their number sings a stirring sea-shanty

Background imageDecks Collection: BAC TSR-2

BAC TSR-2
Control-Yoke and Instruments in the Cockpit of a BAC Tsr 2 Date: 1964

Background imageDecks Collection: NORMANDIE (DECKS)

NORMANDIE (DECKS)
French transatlantic liner - the Promenade Decks

Background imageDecks Collection: de Havilland DH-106 Comet

de Havilland DH-106 Comet
Flight Crew in the Cockpit a de Havilland Dh-106 Comet Date: 1960s

Background imageDecks Collection: Royal Navy - HMS Bulwark R08, a Commando Carrier

Royal Navy - HMS Bulwark R08, a Commando Carrier, converted from a Centaur-class light fleet aircraft carrier, entering port with decks lined, in March 1973. Date: 1973

Background imageDecks Collection: On board the Indus emigrant ship

On board the Indus emigrant ship
The cover of The Graphic, 29 June 1872, including five illustrations of life on board the Indus emigrant ship, one of the London Line of Queensland Packets, which set sail from Gravesend

Background imageDecks Collection: Model of the Queen Mary by G. H. Davis

Model of the Queen Mary by G. H. Davis
Advertisement for the unique take to pieces coloured model of the luxury passenger liner, RMS Queen Mary designed by Illustrated London News artist, G. H. Davis

Background imageDecks Collection: Between Decks on an Emigrant Ship, 1850

Between Decks on an Emigrant Ship, 1850
Engraving showing distressed needlewomen below decks on an emigrant ship, with their belongings, making themselves confortable before the voyage begins

Background imageDecks Collection: Cunard Line poster

Cunard Line poster
Fabulously detailed poster for Cunard Line shipping company showing a passenger liner in cross-section with cabins and rooms visible on various decks

Background imageDecks Collection: Midshipmens Mess

Midshipmens Mess
Midshipmen eat, read and study in their mess on the Royal Navy warship Caesar

Background imageDecks Collection: WW2 - Life onboard a corvette escort at sea

WW2 - Life onboard a corvette escort at sea - the ILN special artist C E Turner accompanied the vessel around various UK ports accompanying a merchant fleet. 1941

Background imageDecks Collection: The death of Horatio Nelson - HMS Victory at Trafalgar

The death of Horatio Nelson - HMS Victory at Trafalgar
The death Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronte (1758-1805) belowdecks on The Victory, having been shot during the Battle of Trafalgar. 1805

Background imageDecks Collection: Santos Dumont Demoiselle

Santos Dumont Demoiselle
Mr Alberto Santos Dumont in the Cockpit of His Demoiselle Monoplane, Paris, France Date: 1900s

Background imageDecks Collection: Cross section of Titanic showing decks

Cross section of Titanic showing decks
Cross-section of the Titanic in dock at Southampton. The double bottom is shown in white; the seven decks from the bottom up are the swimming pool, baggage

Background imageDecks Collection: Clearing for action Royal Navy

Clearing for action Royal Navy

Background imageDecks Collection: British Navy sailors swabbing the decks

British Navy sailors swabbing the decks

Background imageDecks Collection: Beginning of World War Two, where sailors are relaxing in a destroyer escorting a Convoy. Date: 1939

Beginning of World War Two, where sailors are relaxing in a destroyer escorting a Convoy. Date: 1939

Background imageDecks Collection: Cunard Line, Queen Mary - three items

Cunard Line, Queen Mary - three items
Cunard White Star Line, Queen Mary - three items. Take to Pieces model, Chad Valley, all twelve decks removable, revealing every item of the ship's wonderful interior. Dinky Toys No. 52A (boxed)

Background imageDecks Collection: White Star Line, Olympic and Titanic cabin prices

White Star Line, Olympic and Titanic cabin prices - list of Second Class ocean rates in a frame, showing cabin prices on main, middle and salon decks for both winter and summer seasons in 1912

Background imageDecks Collection: Stokers feed the furnaces of HMS Kent while she pursues the German ship Nurnberg after the Battle

Stokers feed the furnaces of HMS Kent while she pursues the German ship Nurnberg after the Battle of the Falkland Islands. Date: 1914

Background imageDecks Collection: Roman trireme and boat

Roman trireme and boat
Trireme warship with three decks of oars, battering ram with swords, from the Trajan Column 2, and boat with battering ram from an ancient basrelief 1. Both with eyes on the stern

Background imageDecks Collection: Sailors relax on the deck of a British destroyer 1916

Sailors relax on the deck of a British destroyer 1916
Stokers, Sailors and Gunners, have a cigarette break - and shelter from the sun - lying on the wooden decks of a British destroyer

Background imageDecks Collection: Sailors swab the decks after refuelling their ship

Sailors swab the decks after refuelling their ship
Sailors, many in bare feet, clean the decks after coal has been put into the hold. Coal was known by the sailors as black diamonds

Background imageDecks Collection: WW2 Fighter Air Ace Squadron Leader E. J Gracie Climbing ?

WW2 Fighter Air Ace Squadron Leader E. J Gracie Climbing ?
WW2 Fighter Air Ace Squadron Leader E.J Gracie Climbing out of Cockpit Date: 1940s

Background imageDecks Collection: de Havilland DH-106 Comet IIE / 2E

de Havilland DH-106 Comet IIE / 2E
The Cockpit of a de Havilland Dh-106 Comet Iie / 2E Date: 1959

Background imageDecks Collection: de Havilland DH-106 Comet IVB / 4B

de Havilland DH-106 Comet IVB / 4B
The Cockpit of a Bea British European Airways de Havilland Dh-106 Comet IV B/ 4B with Captain W Baillie, Bea General Manager (Flight) (Left) and Captain a Wilson (Right) Date: 1960s

Background imageDecks Collection: Gun salute Russia - Collectors card Biscuits Lefevre-Utile

Gun salute Russia - Collectors card Biscuits Lefevre-Utile
Gun salute for Russia - Collectors card for Biscuits Lefevre-Utile of Nantes Date: circa late 1880s

Background imageDecks Collection: Capital ship of a modern battle fleet by G. H. Davis

Capital ship of a modern battle fleet by G. H. Davis
The capital ship of a modern battle fleet: a drawing of a typical British aircraft carrier, showing the general arrangements between decks, and two British innovations. Date: 1953

Background imageDecks Collection: Mr Faint-Heart by Ian Hay

Mr Faint-Heart by Ian Hay
Promotional postcard for Mr Faint-Heart by Ian Hay. First produced at the Shaftesbury Theatre, 20th April 1931, the play deals with a romance aboard a ship cruising the Mediterranean. Date: 1931

Background imageDecks Collection: Canadian Pacific Steamers, promenade deck

Canadian Pacific Steamers, promenade deck
Canadian Pacific Steamers have spacious promenade decks -- children on a Third Class promenade deck, with a specimen Third Class menu printed at the side. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageDecks Collection: Aircraft Carrier Langley

Aircraft Carrier Langley
The U.S.S. Langley plane carrier of the American navy, carries planes on both its upper and lower decks Date: 1927

Background imageDecks Collection: Mama Decks the Tree

Mama Decks the Tree
Mama decks the tree Date: circa 1880

Background imageDecks Collection: Advert for Wooton Cabinet 1884

Advert for Wooton Cabinet 1884
The Desk of the Age, hundred-and-ten compartments all under one lock and key. Date: 1884

Background imageDecks Collection: Advert for Antonio Ferretti office furniture 1921

Advert for Antonio Ferretti office furniture 1921
Diagram of Italian office furniture in 1921. 1921

Background imageDecks Collection: H Ms Pinafore by Ws Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan

H Ms Pinafore by Ws Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
Promotional postcard for H. M. S. Pinafore by W. S. Gilbert; music Arthur Sullivan.First produced at the Opera Comique Theatre, 25th May 1878. For the Windsor Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society

Background imageDecks Collection: Sailor washing down decks on the U. S. S. Yankee

Sailor washing down decks on the U. S. S. Yankee
Sailor washing down decks on the U.S.S. Yankee Date: 1901

Background imageDecks Collection: River steamer Nubia, Cairo, Egypt

River steamer Nubia, Cairo, Egypt
River tourist steamer Nubia, belonging to the Anglo American Nile & Tourist Company, Cairo, Egypt

Background imageDecks Collection: Below decks - ship moored on Thames opposite Cliffe Fort

Below decks - ship moored on Thames opposite Cliffe Fort
Below decks on a ship moored in the Thames opposite Cliffe Fort, near the village of Cliffe on the Hoo peninsula in Kent. 21017 Private P. J

Background imageDecks Collection: Sectional view of gun-house and decks by G. H. Davis

Sectional view of gun-house and decks by G. H. Davis
From the Fleet: naval notes of the week. Showing a sectional view through a gun-house of a ship and the decks below. Date: 1914

Background imageDecks Collection: New type of escort vessel by G. H. Davis

New type of escort vessel by G. H. Davis
A Woolworth Carrier: first details of the new type of escort vessel giving vital air cover to British convoys in mid-Atlantic during the Second World War. Date: 1943

Background imageDecks Collection: Sailors in Hammocks

Sailors in Hammocks
Disposition of the hammocks on the lower deck of a man-of- war - it looks very neat in the drawing, but we doubt if it is quite so orderly in practice... Date: circa 1825

Background imageDecks Collection: Conrad / Typhoon / Chinese

Conrad / Typhoon / Chinese
TYPHOON Short story by Joseph Conrad...the Chinamen were lying prostrate about the decks Date: First published: 1902

Background imageDecks Collection: Stowing Provisions Ship

Stowing Provisions Ship
How provisions for the voyage should be stowed below decks Date: circa 1845

Background imageDecks Collection: Silhouette of people on a tram

Silhouette of people on a tram
Silhouette of people on both decks of a tram. A dog is running in front, and a man is running after it, trying to get on board

Background imageDecks Collection: Woolwich hulks - deck plan of Defence

Woolwich hulks - deck plan of Defence
The Woolwich hulks (prison ships) - plans of decks of Defence. Date: 1862

Background imageDecks Collection: HOOD SINKS (ART)

HOOD SINKS (ART)
HMS Hood, the worlds largest battleship, is sunk by the Bismarck, from whose decks this eye-witness painting was made Date: 24 May 1941

Background imageDecks Collection: Dancing Between Decks

Dancing Between Decks
A light-hearted scene during a crossing of emigrants from Britain to New Zealand in 1860, showing passengers dancing to the sound of a fiddle between decks

Background imageDecks Collection: Crimea War Ships

Crimea War Ships
British naval vessels in the harbour at Balaklava, with tarpaulins stretched over the decks against the cold



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