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Flotilla Collection

Background imageFlotilla Collection: D-Day - Supplies pour ashore

D-Day - Supplies pour ashore
A stunning panorama photograph of a French invasion beach with the channel waters thick with US military shipping, as reinforcements

Background imageFlotilla 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 imageFlotilla Collection: HMS Lion hit, Battle of Jutland, WW1

HMS Lion hit, Battle of Jutland, WW1
Scene during the Battle of Jutland, in the North Sea near Denmark, during the First World War, showing the British battlecruiser HMS Lion being hit on the Q turret

Background imageFlotilla Collection: Female Blondin / Tightrope

Female Blondin / Tightrope
Madame Genevieve Young, the Female Blondin crosses the Thames between Battersea and Cremorne

Background imageFlotilla Collection: Ships of the Navy 1921

Ships of the Navy 1921
Flotilla leader, sloop and transport vessel of the Royal Navy

Background imageFlotilla Collection: HMS Jervis, British destroyer

HMS Jervis, British destroyer
HMS Jervis (F00), British J-class destroyer and flotilla leader. Date: 1939

Background imageFlotilla Collection: Dunkirk evacuation in World War Two

Dunkirk evacuation in World War Two
Like a Regatta: the embarkation of the British Expeditionary Force by small boats from the Dunkirk beaches. Swarms of light craft taking off Allied troops to larger ships

Background imageFlotilla Collection: HMS Keith, British destroyer

HMS Keith, British destroyer
HMS Keith, British B-class destroyer and flotilla leader. Date: circa 1930

Background imageFlotilla Collection: World War One Royal Navy Rhine Patrol Flotilla - Motor Launc

World War One Royal Navy Rhine Patrol Flotilla - Motor Launches, Deutz, Cologne/K� Germany. Showing also the lost Deutz Suspension Bridge crossing the Rhine. Date: 1918

Background imageFlotilla Collection: To England! German dreams of an invasion by sea and air

To England! German dreams of an invasion by sea and air
To England! German dreams of an invasion by sea (warships) and air (a fleet of Zeppelins). Postcard sold to raise money for the German air war effort. Date: circa 1916

Background imageFlotilla Collection: Mackerel Fishing / 1847

Mackerel Fishing / 1847
The Brighton Boats fishing for mackerel

Background imageFlotilla Collection: HMS Wakeful - W-Class Destroyer

HMS Wakeful - W-Class Destroyer Date: 1939

Background imageFlotilla Collection: H. M. S. Pelican (F86) - Egret-class sloop

H. M. S. Pelican (F86) - Egret-class sloop
H.M.S. Pelican (F86) - Egret-class sloop - Commissioned in 1939 - built by Thornycroft, Woolston. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageFlotilla Collection: Commercial Shipping Activity, Rotterdam

Commercial Shipping Activity, Rotterdam
Barges of a German flotilla loading goods at Konig's harbour in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam. Due to a significant increase in inland shipping

Background imageFlotilla Collection: Kolk Kade Quay, Rotterdam

Kolk Kade Quay, Rotterdam
Barges of a German flotilla moored at Kolk Kade, a large quay in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam. Due to a significant increase in inland shipping

Background imageFlotilla Collection: HMS Kale, E-class - River-class destroyer

HMS Kale, E-class - River-class destroyer
Royal Navy - HMS Kale, a Hawthorn Leslie type River-class destroyer ordered under the 1903-1904 Naval Estimates and named after the Kale Water in the Scottish Borders

Background imageFlotilla Collection: HMS Boadicea - a Boadicea-Class scout cruiser

HMS Boadicea - a Boadicea-Class scout cruiser
Royal Navy - HMS Boadicea, a Boadicea-Class scout cruiser built for the Royal Navy in the first decade of the 20th century

Background imageFlotilla Collection: HMS Vulture - a Clydebank three funnel - 30 knot destroyer

HMS Vulture - a Clydebank three funnel - 30 knot destroyer
Royal Navy - HMS Vulture, a Clydebank three funnel - 30 knot destroyer ordered under the 1895 - 1896 Naval Estimates. She was the fifth ship to carry this name since it was introduced in 1776 for a

Background imageFlotilla Collection: HMS Adventure - a scout cruiser

HMS Adventure - a scout cruiser
Royal Navy - HMS Adventure, an Adventure-Class scout cruiser, built for the Royal Navy during the first decade of the 20th century

Background imageFlotilla Collection: HMS Usk - a Yarrow-type River-Class destroyer

HMS Usk - a Yarrow-type River-Class destroyer
Royal Navy - HMS Usk, a Yarrow-type River-Class destroyer ordered under the 1901 - 1902 Naval Estimates and named after the River Usk in Wales flowing through Newport

Background imageFlotilla Collection: BATTLE OF LAKE ERIE Perry, with a much larger fleet, destroys an English flotilla of 6 schooners

BATTLE OF LAKE ERIE Perry, with a much larger fleet, destroys an English flotilla of 6 schooners, forcing the English to surrender Date: 10 September 1813

Background imageFlotilla Collection: The Sultan watching young men battle with djerid spears

The Sultan watching young men battle with djerid spears
The Sultan in his Kiosk watching teams of cavalry throw spears or djerid at each other. Musicians playing horns and drums in front of pitched tents. Esercizio del Djirid

Background imageFlotilla Collection: Amphibious army exercises in East Anglia, 1941

Amphibious army exercises in East Anglia, 1941
Amphibious army exercises in East Anglia: troops attacking an enemy seaplane with fast motorboats, 1941. Protecting East Anglian waterways from possible enemy landings

Background imageFlotilla 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 imageFlotilla Collection: Fishing boats in Vaage, Norway

Fishing boats in Vaage, Norway. In February and March, 300 boats manned by 20, 000 fishermen assemble here. Illustration from Leopold von Buchs Travels Through Norway and Lapland, 1813

Background imageFlotilla Collection: HMS Bulldog in conflict at Cap-Haitien

HMS Bulldog in conflict at Cap-Haitien
The HMS Bulldog in conflict with the flotilla and fort at Cap-Haitien, on the coast of Haiti. The bulldog fires towards what is left of a sinking flotilla

Background imageFlotilla 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 imageFlotilla 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 imageFlotilla Collection: After a series of victories Allies drive Napoleon from Germany

After a series of victories Allies drive Napoleon from Germany and in their turn cross the Rhine to invade France in a flotilla of barges Date: December 1813

Background imageFlotilla Collection: EDWARD VII / NILE 1869

EDWARD VII / NILE 1869
Edward and Alexandra on the Nile: the Royal Flotilla Date: 1869

Background imageFlotilla Collection: Suffragettes Swimming Hot Air Balloon Muriel Matters

Suffragettes Swimming Hot Air Balloon Muriel Matters
A cartoon illustration by Alfred Chantrey Courbold (1852-1920) of suffragettes swimming towards a flotilla of toy boats. Behind them are large Votes for Women banners whilst pro-suffrage leaflets

Background imageFlotilla Collection: HMS Hazard and submarine cleaning

HMS Hazard and submarine cleaning
HMS Hazard, British Dryad-class torpedo gunboat and the worlds first submarine depot ship. Seen here are crew members cleaning submarines 1 and 4 of the flotilla. Date: circa 1905

Background imageFlotilla Collection: River steamer Nagama, Rangoon, Burma

River steamer Nagama, Rangoon, Burma
River steamer Nagama (Irrawaddy Flotilla Company), and Tender CB45 alongside, Rangoon, Burma. Date: circa 1906

Background imageFlotilla Collection: Cancale, Brittany, France - The return of the Fishing Fleet

Cancale, Brittany, France - The return of the Fishing Fleet Date: circa 1907

Background imageFlotilla 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 imageFlotilla Collection: Charles Henry Davis

Charles Henry Davis
CHARLES HENRY DAVIS American naval officer who commanded a Union flotilla on the Mississippi and secured the surrender of Memphis. Date: 1807 - 1877

Background imageFlotilla Collection: Norwegian Fishing Fleet

Norwegian Fishing Fleet
Norwegian fishing fleet at Lofoten, in the Arctic Date: 1905

Background imageFlotilla Collection: Short S22 Scion Senior-Irrawaddy Flotilla Co

Short S22 Scion Senior-Irrawaddy Flotilla Co
Short S.22 Scion Senior first flown in 1935. A larger 4-engined version of the 2-engined Scion, Irrawaddy Flotilla Co was its main civilian user. 6 built. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageFlotilla 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 imageFlotilla Collection: HMS Titania, British depot ship, with submarines

HMS Titania, British depot ship, with submarines
HMS Titania, British submarine depot ship, with L-class submarines 5, 8, 9, etc, at Wei-Hai-Wei, China, when serving as flagship of the China Submarine Flotilla. Date: 1921

Background imageFlotilla Collection: HMS Faulknor, British destroyer, WW2

HMS Faulknor, British destroyer, WW2
HMS Faulknor (H62), British F-class destroyer and flotilla leader. Date: 1940

Background imageFlotilla Collection: HMS Kempenfelt, British destroyer

HMS Kempenfelt, British destroyer
HMS Kempenfelt, British C-class destroyer and flotilla leader. Date: circa 1939

Background imageFlotilla Collection: HMS Douglas, British destroyer, WW1

HMS Douglas, British destroyer, WW1
HMS Douglas (D90), British destroyer, Scott class flotilla leader, seen here at Cammell Laird, Birkenhead, prior to launching on 8 June 1918. (1 of 2) Date: 1918

Background imageFlotilla Collection: Royal visit to the Royal Regatta, Henley-on-Thames

Royal visit to the Royal Regatta, Henley-on-Thames 1912 Date: 1912

Background imageFlotilla Collection: Naval engagement off Heligoland by G. H. Davis

Naval engagement off Heligoland by G. H. Davis
The smart naval engagement off Heligoland: the destruction of German light cruisers and torpedo boats, shown in a series of drawings made from sketches by an eye witness. 1

Background imageFlotilla 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 imageFlotilla Collection: Cancale, Brittany, France - The Oyster Beds

Cancale, Brittany, France - The Oyster Beds
The departure of the Fishing Fleet from Cancale, a commune in the Ille-et-Vilaine department in Brittany in northwestern France. Date: circa 1906

Background imageFlotilla Collection: St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada - Bowling Bros Sealing Fleet

St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada - Bowling Bros Sealing Fleet
Wharves at St. Johns Harbour, Newfoundland, Canada - Bowling Brothers Steam Sealing Fleet Date: 1902



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