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, Ireland. The caption on the reverse of the print reads as follows:
"Olympic on right alongside floating crane and wharf after having floated out of dry dock - Titanic on left having floated into dry dock - All being done on one tide on 6th March 1912"
Titanic closely resembled her older sister Olympic. Although she enclosed more space and therefore had a larger gross register tonnage, the hull was the same length as Olympic's. One of the most noticeable differences from Olympic was that half of Titanic's forward promenade A-Deck (below the boat deck) was enclosed against outside weather.
© Mary Evans Picture Library/The Herdman Archives Collection
R101 at the mooring mast
The R101 at the mooring mast where she is being prepared for her flight to India; she has been lengthened by 50ft and fitted with two new engines and this is the first time out of her shed since the lengthening. Also the R100 is seen in the picture just back from the Canadian tour. This is the first time the two ships have been photographed together. Date:
© The Royal Aeronautical Society (National Aerospace Library) / Mary Evans Picture Library
Fitters local protection
Photograph: Fitters local protection. Shows a White scout car fitted with a gun and a number of men lying on the ground aiming machine guns to the left of the photograph. From a photograph album containing 206 photographs compiled by Maj Wilfred Herbert James Sale, MC, 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), 1943. With captions taken from a separate index volume. Photographs are portraits and scenes of interest associated with World War Two, North Africa (1940-1943). Date: 1943
© The National Army Museum / Mary Evans Picture Library