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Background imageDestroyers Collection: Britains Sea Power Is Yours

Britains Sea Power Is Yours
World War Two propaganda poster for the Royal Navy - Britains Sea Power Is Yours - showing destroyers in line ahead

Background imageDestroyers 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 imageDestroyers 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 imageDestroyers 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 imageDestroyers Collection: German Armoured Vehicles; Second World War, 1944

German Armoured Vehicles; Second World War, 1944
Illustration showing a selection of German armoured vehicles used during the Battle for Normandy in 1944. The vehicles shown include Panther and Tiger tanks (left foreground)

Background imageDestroyers Collection: WW2 poster, Britains Sea Power, Destroyers in line ahead, maintain it with your savings

WW2 poster, Britains Sea Power, Destroyers in line ahead, maintain it with your savings. Date: circa 1940

Background imageDestroyers Collection: H. M. S. Hardy

H. M. S. Hardy
One of twenty ships in the Royal Navy K class of destroyers (previously designated as Acasta class). After service in World War One, the Hardy was sold for breaking up in 1921 Date: 1914

Background imageDestroyers Collection: Dolmabahce Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Dolmabahce Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey, with warships of the Turkish navy on the Bosphorus in the background. 1930s

Background imageDestroyers Collection: Survivors from Blucher, Battle of Dogger Bank, WW1

Survivors from Blucher, Battle of Dogger Bank, WW1
Survivors from the disabled German armoured cruiser SMS Blucher being picked up from the sea by British destroyers during the Battle of Dogger Bank, in the North Sea, First World War

Background imageDestroyers Collection: German tank destroyer Jagdtiger 1946

German tank destroyer Jagdtiger 1946
German tank on its way to England for technical examination, post-World War Two: a monster tank destroyer, the Jagdtiger (Jugd Tiger tank), mounted with a 125mm gun, and weighing 69 tons complete

Background imageDestroyers Collection: Scapa Flow, Destroyers sinking off Island of Fara

Scapa Flow, Destroyers sinking off Island of Fara, 21st June 1919

Background imageDestroyers Collection: British destroyer in pursuit of German U-boat, WW1

British destroyer in pursuit of German U-boat, WW1
British destroyer in pursuit of a German U-boat, First World War. 1914-1918

Background imageDestroyers 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 imageDestroyers Collection: The Ex-German Battleship Goeben being guarded by the Sirdas and Sparrowhawk (Destroyers)

The Ex-German Battleship Goeben being guarded by the Sirdas and Sparrowhawk (Destroyers) before being handed over to the Turks again as proposed in the Near East Treaty

Background imageDestroyers Collection: British navy destroyers on exercise, North Sea, 1933

British navy destroyers on exercise, North Sea, 1933

Background imageDestroyers Collection: H. M. destroyer rescues passengers of the Athenia, Sept 1939

H. M. destroyer rescues passengers of the Athenia, Sept 1939
Sailors on a British destroyer are shown holding onto former passengers of the Athenia in a lifeboat, 1939. The Sphere comments on the swell which made the rescue operation more difficult

Background imageDestroyers 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 imageDestroyers Collection: HMS Bruce, British flotilla leader at Malta

HMS Bruce, British flotilla leader at Malta
HMS Bruce (D81), Scott class destroyer and flotilla leader, seen here at Malta, with two rowing boats in the foreground. Date: 1919

Background imageDestroyers Collection: Sinking of German Fleet, Scapa Flow, 21 June 1919

Sinking of German Fleet, Scapa Flow, 21 June 1919
Sinking of the German Fleet at Scapa Flow after the First World War, 21 June 1919. 1919

Background imageDestroyers Collection: British and German destroyers, Heligoland Bight, WW1

British and German destroyers, Heligoland Bight, WW1
Scrap between British and German destroyers at Heligoland Bight, First World War. 1914-1918

Background imageDestroyers Collection: HMS Campbell, destroyer and flotilla leader, Turku, Finland

HMS Campbell, destroyer and flotilla leader, Turku, Finland
HMS Campbell, D60 destroyer and flotilla leader, at the Aura River dockside, Turku, Finland. Date: 1932

Background imageDestroyers Collection: Jubilee Review layout, Portsmouth Harbour

Jubilee Review layout, Portsmouth Harbour, printed on board the battleship HMS Renown, for the Silver Jubilee of King George and Queen Mary. Date: 1935

Background imageDestroyers Collection: The Fleetest of the Fleet by G H Davis

The Fleetest of the Fleet by G H Davis - Destroyers in heavy seas. 1914

Background imageDestroyers Collection: Destroyers attacking a Battleship by night

Destroyers attacking a Battleship by night. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageDestroyers Collection: Ships in Chatham Dockyard, Kent

Ships in Chatham Dockyard, Kent. They are the Monitor HMS Marshal Soult, the D34 Destroyer HMS Velox, and two V Class destroyers. Date: circa 1930

Background imageDestroyers Collection: Allied warships, Dardanelles, February 1915, WW1

Allied warships, Dardanelles, February 1915, WW1
Allied warships which took part in the bombardment of the Dardanelles in February 1915. They are: HMS Dublin, Euryalus, Cornwallis, Amethyst, Sapphire, Vengeance, Lord Nelson, Implacable, Agamemnon

Background imageDestroyers Collection: Arrived Safely - Thanks to British Convoys, WW2

Arrived Safely - Thanks to British Convoys, WW2
Arrived Safely - Thanks to British Convoys. Wartime flyer from World War Two showing civilian ships escorted safely across the sea by British planes and destroyers. Date: World War Two

Background imageDestroyers Collection: The British fleet at Spithead

The British fleet at Spithead
The British Fleet was concentrated at Spithead a fortnight before the outbreak of World War I. Twenty-two miles of warships ranging from Dreadnoughts to Destroyers passed in procession before King

Background imageDestroyers Collection: British destroyers leaving Libau for Reval, Baltic, post-WW1

British destroyers leaving Libau for Reval, Baltic, post-WW1
British torpedo boat destroyers leaving the Russian port of Libau (now Liepaja, Latvia) for Reval (now Tallinn, Estonia), as part of Baltic Operations soon after the end of the First World War

Background imageDestroyers Collection: Russo-Japanese War - Battle of Tsushima

Russo-Japanese War - Battle of Tsushima
Russo-Japanese War - Japanese sailors celebrate the sinking of Russian fleet at the Battle of Tsushima in May 1905. The battle was a devastating loss for the Imperial Russian Navy

Background imageDestroyers Collection: The Damaged HMS Saumarez off Albania, 1946

The Damaged HMS Saumarez off Albania, 1946
Photograph showing the damaged HMS Saumarez, pictured off the coast of Albania, after she had hit a mine, October 1946. On the night of 22nd October the British destroyers HMS Saumarez

Background imageDestroyers Collection: HMS Hazard on Thames, Tower of London

HMS Hazard on Thames, Tower of London
HMS Hazard with two destroyers on the River Thames near the Tower of London. Date: circa 1909

Background imageDestroyers Collection: HMS Bruce, British destroyer, Kowloon harbour, Hong Kong

HMS Bruce, British destroyer, Kowloon harbour, Hong Kong
HMS Bruce, British destroyer, in Kowloon harbour, Hong Kong, China. circa 1933

Background imageDestroyers Collection: Zeebrugge mole fight: marines charging along the mole, 1918

Zeebrugge mole fight: marines charging along the mole, 1918
The Zeebrugge mole fight: HMS Vindictives marines charging along the mole, bomb a German destroyer. After escalating the parapet and dropping down to the mole itself

Background imageDestroyers Collection: A New Tooth - hoisting new gun into a destroyer, WWI

A New Tooth - hoisting new gun into a destroyer, WWI
A new gun being hoisted by crane into a destroyer under refit during the First World War. 1918

Background imageDestroyers Collection: WW1 - Air Patrol, 1917

WW1 - Air Patrol, 1917
WW1 - Air patrol with an aerial view of the German destroyers sailing across the ocean near a coastal area. Date: 1917

Background imageDestroyers Collection: WW1 - German aircraft views the English Navy - North Sea

WW1 - German aircraft views the English Navy - North Sea
WW1 - A German illustration of a battle in the North Sea showing a German aircraft beating-off the English Navy. Three enemy merchant-vessels are being destroyed

Background imageDestroyers Collection: British rescuing men from German destroyer, Heligoland, WW1

British rescuing men from German destroyer, Heligoland, WW1
British sailors rescuing men of a German destroyer, under fire, at the Battle of Heligoland Bight - a gallant deed officially recognised by Germany

Background imageDestroyers Collection: RMS Aquitania, cruise ship, with destroyers, WW1

RMS Aquitania, cruise ship, with destroyers, WW1
RMS Aquitania, Cunard Line cruise ship, seen here with destroyers during the First World War. Date: 1914-1918

Background imageDestroyers Collection: HMS Bruce, British flotilla leader and destroyers

HMS Bruce, British flotilla leader and destroyers
HMS Bruce (D81), British Admiralty type (Scott class) flotilla leader, with W-class destroyers HMS Wild Swan (D62) and HMS Wishart (D67), at Wei Hai Wei, China. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageDestroyers Collection: American ships in harbour, Barcelona, Spain

American ships in harbour, Barcelona, Spain
American ships in harbour at Barcelona, Spain. They include destroyers USS Barton (DD722), USS Strong (DD758) and heavy cruiser USS Newport News (CA148). circa 1950

Background imageDestroyers Collection: Six Russian destroyers, WW1

Six Russian destroyers, WW1
Six Russian destroyers, First World War. The nearest one bears the initials GL, the Gavriil. Date: circa 1914-1915

Background imageDestroyers Collection: Destroyers & Submarines in Portsmouth Harbour

Destroyers & Submarines in Portsmouth Harbour. 386202 Acting Sergeant Herbert Gibson, Mm, 1St Northumbrian Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Born September 1889

Background imageDestroyers Collection: Hospital ship passing destroyer patrol, WWI

Hospital ship passing destroyer patrol, WWI
A British hospital ship in 1914 with an illuminated red cross near its bows, passing a friendly destroyer patrol. Date: 1914

Background imageDestroyers Collection: Battle fleet going into action by G. H. Davis

Battle fleet going into action by G. H. Davis
The formation of a battle fleet (ships with attendant cruisers, destroyers and minesweepers) steaming into action during the Second World War. Date: 1942

Background imageDestroyers Collection: Second British action in Narvik harbour by G. H. Davis

Second British action in Narvik harbour by G. H. Davis
The spearhead of the Royal Navys second attack advancing on Narvik, putting the enemy destroyers to flight. The advance of Vice-Admiral Whitworths force upon Narvik was preceded by super-destroyers

Background imageDestroyers Collection: British naval action in Narvik harbour by G. H. Davis

British naval action in Narvik harbour by G. H. Davis
The Royal Navys first heroic dash into Narvik harbour in face of tremendous odds: German destroyers and store ships sunk. Captain Warburton-Lee led the second destroyer flotilla in to attack greatly

Background imageDestroyers Collection: British destroyers v. German U-boat by G. H. Davis

British destroyers v. German U-boat by G. H. Davis
The long arm of the Royal Navy: a German U-boat meets its end in the Atlantic, British destroyers having picked up its trail 120 miles away



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