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Fleet Collection

Background imageFleet Collection: Fleet Street, London, c. 1894

Fleet Street, London, c. 1894
Photograph showing the view east along Fleet Street, towards Ludgate and St. Pauls Cathedral, c.1894. A large number of horse-drawn carriages can be seen rushing along the street as a steam train

Background imageFleet Collection: The American Great White Fleet arrives in Australia

The American Great White Fleet arrives in Australia - Uncle Sam meeting a Kangaroo. On 20 August 1908 well over half a million Sydneysiders turned out to watch the arrival of the Fleet

Background imageFleet Collection: H. M. S. Pincher - Algerine-Class Fleet Minesweeper

H. M. S. Pincher - Algerine-Class Fleet Minesweeper
H.M.S. Pincher (J294 - later M294) - Algerine-Class Fleet Minesweeper fitted with Turbine propulsion machinery - commissioned in 1943, built by Harland and Wolff, Belfast. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageFleet Collection: Naval Battle 1782

Naval Battle 1782
Off St Lucia, West Indies, Rodney attacks de Grasses fleet and breaks the French line, resulting in a fine victory

Background imageFleet Collection: H. M. S. Warspite

H. M. S. Warspite
An overhead view of H.M.S.Warspite during the Battle of Cape Matapan. Warspite was a veteran British Queen Elizabeth class battleship which had taken part in the Battle of Jutland in World War I

Background imageFleet Collection: USS Monitor and CSS Virginia ironclad naval battle

USS Monitor and CSS Virginia ironclad naval battle
Terrific Engagement Between the USS Monitor with 2 Guns, and the CSS Virginia (aka Merrimac) with 10 Guns, in Hampton Roads, March 9th 1862. The First Fight between Ironclad ships of War

Background imageFleet Collection: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (born 1920), pictured in uniform at Admiral of the Fleet. Date: 1953

Background imageFleet Collection: 1935 Kings Silver Jubilee Fleet Review

1935 Kings Silver Jubilee Fleet Review
A panoramic view showing the berthing arrangements made for the Review of the Fleet at Spithead by King George V to celebrate his Silver Jubilee

Background imageFleet Collection: HMS Barham, British battleship, Scapa Flow

HMS Barham, British battleship, Scapa Flow
HMS Barham, a Queen Elizabeth class battleship, launched 1914, served during the First and Second World Wars, sunk by a German U-boat 1941. Seen here with the Fleet in Scapa Flow, Scotland

Background imageFleet Collection: Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Pub, Fleet Street, London

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Pub, Fleet Street, London. Date: circa 1935

Background imageFleet Collection: Fairey Swordfish Torpedo-Bomber; Second World War, 1941

Fairey Swordfish Torpedo-Bomber; Second World War, 1941
Painting showing a Fleet Air Arm Fairey Swordfish torpedo-bomber-reconnaissance airplane flying over a British destroyer (bottom centre) and the aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious (back right), 1941

Background imageFleet Collection: WW2 recruitment poster, Join the Wrens

WW2 recruitment poster, Join the Wrens (Womens Royal Naval Service) and free a man for the Fleet. Printed for HMSO. Date: circa 1940

Background imageFleet Collection: British aircraft camouflage, 1941

British aircraft camouflage, 1941
British aircraft camouflage, showing how the colours appear to merge into their surroundings, 1941. Date: 1941. Aircraft include Blenheim Bomber, Hudson Bomber, Wellington Bomber, Skua Bomber

Background imageFleet 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 imageFleet Collection: Model T Fords

Model T Fords
Automobile (Cars). Fleet of four Model T Fords parked outside behind a building for salesmen of Peter Doelgers Healthful Beverage

Background imageFleet Collection: Daily Telegraph - printing room 1900

Daily Telegraph - printing room 1900
Daily Telegraph, printing room in Fleet Street, London. Date: 1900

Background imageFleet Collection: King George V - Scenes of the British Empire

King George V - Scenes of the British Empire
One King, One Flag, One Fleet, One Empire - inset portrait of King George V (1865-1936) surrounded by images of the varied animals and wildlife of the British colonial territories (4/4)

Background imageFleet Collection: The Last Man, Hans Bohrdt - Propaganda - German navy officer

The Last Man, Hans Bohrdt - Propaganda - German navy officer
In 1915 Hans Bohrdt created his most famous illustration which is called " The Last Man". The image shows a German navy officer holding up a German flag as his ship sinks because he would

Background imageFleet Collection: Admiral Sir John Jellicoe - British Royal Navy - WWI

Admiral Sir John Jellicoe - British Royal Navy - WWI
Admiral of the Fleet John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe (1859-1935) - British Royal Navy - WWI. Commanded the Grand Fleet at the Battle of Jutland

Background imageFleet Collection: Imperial Airways Poster, four types of plane

Imperial Airways Poster, four types of plane
Imperial Airways Poster, showing four types of plane, with cutaway drawings of interiors of each class -- Heracles and Hannibal, Scylla, Atalanta, and Scipio. 20th century

Background imageFleet Collection: Fishing boats entering the harbour at Gorleston

Fishing boats entering the harbour at Gorleston-on-Sea, Norfolk. Britain was once described by a politician as " built on coal and surrounded by fish"

Background imageFleet Collection: The British Fleet - Spithead, 1914

The British Fleet - Spithead, 1914
Britains Bulwarks. The great fleet assembled at Spithead, Portsmouth - July 16th - 20th 1914 for King George Vs inspection, three weeks after the declaration of war against Germany

Background imageFleet Collection: A Dreadnought firing her great guns

A Dreadnought firing her great guns. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageFleet Collection: Spanish Armada - Golden Lion attacks Santa Ana

Spanish Armada - Golden Lion attacks Santa Ana
An Armada episode, the Golden Lion attacking the Santa Ana of the Spanish Armada on 25 July 1588. Date: 1588

Background imageFleet Collection: How to recognise rank in the Royal Navy

How to recognise rank in the Royal Navy-a wartime advert for Dunlop fort tyres. Date: 1941

Background imageFleet Collection: Fairey Gannet AEW-3

Fairey Gannet AEW-3
Royal-Navy 849 Squadron B Flight Fairey Gannet Aew-3 Taking-Off Operating on Aircraft-Carrier Hms Ark Royal R09 Using the Catapult System Date: 1974

Background imageFleet Collection: The old and new forms of Accringtons Trams

The old and new forms of Accringtons Trams - the older steam tramcar from 1886 (top) dubbed the Baltic Fleet and (below) the new modern electric car - the Flying Squadron ! Date: 1907

Background imageFleet 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 imageFleet Collection: The Terra Nova of Scotts Antarctic Expedition

The Terra Nova of Scotts Antarctic Expedition
The ship Terra Nova - the vessel used by Robert Falcon Scott (1868 -1912) for his South Polar Expedition in 1911-12. Built originally for the Dundee whaling and sealing fleet (launched 1884)

Background imageFleet Collection: King Edward VIII as Admiral of the Fleet by John St. Helier

King Edward VIII as Admiral of the Fleet by John St. Helier
King Edward VIII (1894-1972), later Duke of Windsor, painted by John St. Helier Lander in the robes of Admiral of the Fleet and as Sovereign of The Order of the Garter

Background imageFleet Collection: German Fleet at Scapa F

German Fleet at Scapa F
The surrendered German fleet

Background imageFleet Collection: Wouldn t you like to just sail away? Theres a fabulous Union-Castle / Safmarine mailship

Wouldn t you like to just sail away? Theres a fabulous Union-Castle / Safmarine mailship
Wouldn t you like to just sail away? Theres a fabulous Union-Castle/Safmarine mailship leaving a South African port every week. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageFleet Collection: King George V - Scenes of the British Empire

King George V - Scenes of the British Empire
One King, One Flag, One Fleet, One Empire - inset portrait of King George V (1865-1936) (1/4). Date: circa 1911

Background imageFleet Collection: Ships trapped in Suez Canal, Six-Day War

Ships trapped in Suez Canal, Six-Day War
Fifteen ships trapped in the Suez Canal as a result of the Six-Day War (5-10 June 1967) between Israel and Egypt. Although the war was short

Background imageFleet Collection: GARNERAY, Louis (1783-1857). Naval Battle of Navarino

GARNERAY, Louis (1783-1857). Naval Battle of Navarino. ca. 1827. Greek War of Independence (1821-1832). Battle of Navarino, October 20th, 1827. Victory of the British and French fleet on the ottoman

Background imageFleet Collection: Lowestoft, Suffolk, Herring Drifters off the Fishing Grounds

Lowestoft, Suffolk, Herring Drifters off the Fishing Grounds Date: circa 1920s

Background imageFleet Collection: GLC-LFB appliance fleet -- Emergency Tender

GLC-LFB appliance fleet -- Emergency Tender
The GLC-LFB was created on 1 April 1965. A series of photos was commissioned of each type of fire engine, either within or absorbed into the enlarged London Fire Brigade

Background imageFleet Collection: GLC-LFB appliance fleet -- Emergency Tender

GLC-LFB appliance fleet -- Emergency Tender
The GLC-LFB was created on 1 April 1965. A series of photos was commissioned of each type of fire engine, either within or absorbed into the enlarged London Fire Brigade

Background imageFleet Collection: GLC-LFB appliance fleet -- a foam tender

GLC-LFB appliance fleet -- a foam tender
The GLC-LFB was created on 1 April 1965. A series of photos was commissioned of each type of fire engine, either within or absorbed into the enlarged London Fire Brigade

Background imageFleet Collection: The fleet protects the nation - Prudential Life Insurance pr

The fleet protects the nation - Prudential Life Insurance protects the home. Illustration shows a fleet of steam-powered warships sailing past the Rock of Gibraltar labeled The Prudential has

Background imageFleet Collection: HMS Iron Duke, British battleship

HMS Iron Duke, British battleship, launched 1912, served as the flagship of the Grand Fleet during the First World War, used as a base ship at Scapa Flow during the Second World War

Background imageFleet Collection: Captain Collins of Brighton, with his family

Captain Collins of Brighton, with his family
Captain Fred Collins of Brighton, who ran three pleasure boats called the Skylark and was a familiar figure on Brighton Beach for sixty years

Background imageFleet Collection: Royal Proclamation 1914

Royal Proclamation 1914
Proclamation by King George V calling for men for the Royal Naval Reserve, Royal Fleet Reserve, and for officers and men of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

Background imageFleet Collection: Nelsons last signal at Trafalgar, 21 October 1805

Nelsons last signal at Trafalgar, 21 October 1805
At the Battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805, Nelson gives his famous last signal England expects that every man will do his duty

Background imageFleet Collection: King George V as Admiral of the Fleet, c. 1930

King George V as Admiral of the Fleet, c. 1930
Photographic portrait of King George V of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1865-1936), pictured wearing his Royal Navy Admiral of the Fleet Uniform, c.1930

Background imageFleet Collection: Spanish Armada Defeated

Spanish Armada Defeated
The Spanish Armada is defeated by the sailors of the English fleet in the Channel

Background imageFleet Collection: Admiral Philip Louis Vian

Admiral Philip Louis Vian
A portrait of Admiral Philip Louis Vian, Commander-in-Chief, Royal Navy Home Fleet. Born in 1864, Vian had served on several Royal Navy ships during World War I

Background imageFleet Collection: German Seaman chatting up a Chinese girl

German Seaman chatting up a Chinese girl
German Seaman (with his battleship visible in the rear of the shot) chatting up a Chinese girl



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