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Background imageLaunched Collection: Her Majestys Australian Ship (HMAS) Melbourne (21)

Her Majestys Australian Ship (HMAS) Melbourne (21) shown with its complement of Douglas A-4G Skyhawks of 805 Squadron RAN ranged for entering port

Background imageLaunched Collection: RMS Carpathia, 1903

RMS Carpathia, 1903
Photograph of the Cunard Lines RMS Carpathia, launched by the Swan Hunter Shipyard, in 1902. She was the first vessel built for the Cunard Line which was exclusively for second

Background imageLaunched Collection: TS Arethusa, 1962

TS Arethusa, 1962
Photograph of the four-masted Training-Ship Arethusa, then used to train boys for the Royal and Merchant navies. Arethusa was launched in 1911

Background imageLaunched Collection: CITROEN ID. 19, 1957

CITROEN ID. 19, 1957
The classic Citroen DS car launched in 1955, at this time known as the Citroen ID.19

Background imageLaunched Collection: Mauretania Postcard

Mauretania Postcard
Steam ship of the Cunard line at New York

Background imageLaunched Collection: B-25 Mitchell Bomber taking off from Hornet; Second World

B-25 Mitchell Bomber taking off from Hornet; Second World
Photograph showing an American B-25 Mitchell medium bomber taking off from the aircraft carrier Hornet on 18th April 1942

Background imageLaunched Collection: LUSITANIA

LUSITANIA
At the time of her launch in 1907, she was the largest vessel in the world : her sinking by a U-boat in 1915 continues to inspire conspiracy theories

Background imageLaunched Collection: Plan of ship SS Great Britain

Plan of ship SS Great Britain
Illustrations showing a side cutaway view and an overhead view of Brunel's steamship SS Great Britain, launched in 1843. Date: 1845

Background imageLaunched Collection: Launch of HMS Ark Royal, Birkenhead, 1937

Launch of HMS Ark Royal, Birkenhead, 1937
Photograph showing the aircraft-carrier HMS Ark Royal being launched down the slipway at the Cammell Laird Shipyard, Birkenhead, 13th April 1937

Background imageLaunched Collection: RMS Mauretania (Launched 1938)

RMS Mauretania (Launched 1938)
RMS Mauretania. A successor to RMS Mauretania of 1906. Launched 28th July, 1938 she saw only the briefest period of commercial operation before being requisitioned by the British Government for use

Background imageLaunched Collection: SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, 1900

SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, 1900
Photograph of the North German Lloyd Liner Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse at sea, 1900. This liner was built by the Vulcan Shipyards at Stettin with the aim of winning the Blue Riband

Background imageLaunched Collection: Model of HMS Victory of 1737

Model of HMS Victory of 1737
Model of HMS Victory, as displayed in the South Kensington Museum, 1865. HMS Victory, launched in 1737, was a three-decker first-rate warship of 100 guns

Background imageLaunched Collection: STEAMSHIP CAMERONIA

STEAMSHIP CAMERONIA
Anchor Line passenger ship sailing between Glasgow and New York

Background imageLaunched Collection: The Shipbuilder, Special Aquitania Number

The Shipbuilder, Special Aquitania Number
Front cover of The Shipbuilder industry journal, June 1914 issue, focusing on the Cunard cruise liner Aquitania, launched the same year

Background imageLaunched Collection: HMS Glorious cruiser and aircraft carrier, WW1

HMS Glorious cruiser and aircraft carrier, WW1
HMS Glorious, British Royal Navy Courageous-class cruiser during the First World War, rebuilt as an aircraft carrier in the late 1920s. Launched in 1916, sunk in 1940. Date: circa 1920s-1930s

Background imageLaunched Collection: Tatler cover: Duchess of Sutherland

Tatler cover: Duchess of Sutherland
Millicent Fanny Sutherland-Leveson Gower- [ne Millicent Fanny St Clair-Erskine], duchess of Sutherland (1867-1955), society hostess and social reformer

Background imageLaunched Collection: Mauretania Photograph

Mauretania Photograph
Cunard Line R.M.S. Mauretania

Background imageLaunched Collection: St Louis World Fair / 1904

St Louis World Fair / 1904
This postcard, which shows the Blanke Aerial Globe, was launched to promote the St. Louis World Fair in 1904, but the postmark on the back indicates it was sent in 1902!

Background imageLaunched Collection: The Original Co-op, Rochdale, Lancashire

The Original Co-op, Rochdale, Lancashire
On December 21st, 1844, the Rochdale Equitable Pioneers Society commenced trading in this building thereby launching the worldwide Co-operative movement

Background imageLaunched Collection: Gemini V spacecraft launched by a Titan II on 21 August?

Gemini V spacecraft launched by a Titan II on 21 August?
Gemini V spacecraft launched by a Titan II on 21 August 1965 which carried astronauts L. Gordon Cooper and Charles ?Pete? Conrad for 120 revolutions of the Earth. Date: 1965

Background imageLaunched Collection: Boeing SM-80 Minuteman ICBM is launched

Boeing SM-80 Minuteman ICBM is launched on a test flight from Cape Canaveral on 19 May 1961. The rocket had to be destroyed after it veered off course following second stage ignition

Background imageLaunched Collection: The Deck of the SS Gallia, 1879

The Deck of the SS Gallia, 1879
Engraving showing the deck, funnel and masts of the Cunard Companys Steamship Gallia at sea, 1879. Launched earlier that year

Background imageLaunched Collection: SS Deutschland, 1900

SS Deutschland, 1900
Illustration of the Hamburg-American Liner Deutschland, launched in 1900 and holder of the Blue Riband for the fastest Atlantic crossing from 1900-1906

Background imageLaunched Collection: HMS Empress aircraft carrier, WW1

HMS Empress aircraft carrier, WW1
HMS Empress, British Royal Navy aircraft carrier during the First World War. Launched 1907 as a cross-channel steamer, converted as aircraft carrier 1914, based at Harwich, then Queenstown

Background imageLaunched Collection: Pembroke Dock with royal yacht, Pembrokeshire, South Wales

Pembroke Dock with royal yacht, Pembrokeshire, South Wales
View of Pembroke Dock with the royal yacht Victoria and Albert, Pembrokeshire, South Wales. This was the third royal yacht to bear this name -- it was built in Pembroke Dock and launched in 1899

Background imageLaunched Collection: The Supreme Moment

The Supreme Moment
Debutantes, clad in their finery curtsey to King George V and Queen Mary during a court presentation. Thus they are launched into " Society"

Background imageLaunched Collection: The Battle of Pacocha; Action between HMS Shah and Ameth

The Battle of Pacocha; Action between HMS Shah and Ameth
Engraving showing the battle between HMS Shah and Amethyst and the Peruvian Ironclad turret ship Huascar on the 29th May 1877

Background imageLaunched Collection: Launch of Shamrock V

Launch of Shamrock V
The Shamrock V yacht, commissioned by Sir Thomas Lipton to contest the Americas Cup, is launched at Gosport, Hampshire following the naming ceremony by Lady Shaftesbury Date: 14 April 1930

Background imageLaunched Collection: A Thor IRBM is launched from Air Force Missile Test Centre

A Thor IRBM is launched from Air Force Missile Test Centre
A Thor IRBM is launched from the Air Force Missile Test Center, Patrick AFB, Florida, USA

Background imageLaunched Collection: Black Knight launched from Woomera South Australia

Black Knight launched from Woomera South Australia
Black Knight launched from Woomera, South Australia

Background imageLaunched Collection: HMS Eurydice, Portsmouth Harbour, 1878

HMS Eurydice, Portsmouth Harbour, 1878
Engraving showing HMS Eurydice in Portsmouth Harbour, shortly before her last voyage, 1878. Launched in 1843 as a 21-gun frigate, by 1878 Eurydice was being used as a training ship

Background imageLaunched Collection: Aquitania Illustration

Aquitania Illustration
Cunard White Star Liner. 901 feet long, 45, 647 tons. Scrapped in 1950

Background imageLaunched Collection: A Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket is launched from its Boeing B-29

A Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket is launched from its Boeing B-29 mothership

Background imageLaunched Collection: Queen launches the ship that bore her name

Queen launches the ship that bore her name
In September 1938 HM the Queen launched the ship that bore her name. In October 1946 the Queen returned to the Clyde. She accompanied the vessel during the speed trials off the Isle of Arran

Background imageLaunched Collection: The French Liner Normandie, February 1935

The French Liner Normandie, February 1935
Photograph of the liner Normandie at St. Nazaire, February 1935. Launched in 1932, it took three years to fit her out. When she made her maiden voyage to New York in June 1935

Background imageLaunched Collection: IMPERATOR STEAMSHIP

IMPERATOR STEAMSHIP
Liner of the Hamburg-Amerika line - the worlds largest ship in her day: she made only one crossing, then war came, after which she became the Cunarder Berengaria

Background imageLaunched Collection: Bremen Launched

Bremen Launched
In her heyday this fine German liner wins the Atlantic record, but in WW2 she becomes a naval accommodation ship, destroyed by fire in 1941

Background imageLaunched Collection: Joihn Laws Scheme

Joihn Laws Scheme
Satire on John Laws Louisiana fiasco. Scots economist appointed controller-general of finances in France, he launched the disastrous Mississippi bubble

Background imageLaunched Collection: Vought F-8 Crusader

Vought F-8 Crusader. An early F-8 - F8U, at the Naval Air Engineering Laboratory, on Mustin Field, part of the Philadelphia Naval Yard

Background imageLaunched Collection: A torpedo fired from HMS Afridi - British Destroyer

A torpedo fired from HMS Afridi - British Destroyer
A torpedo fired from HMS Afridi - Britains Biggest Destroyer (at this time). Date: circa 1939

Background imageLaunched Collection: Cleopatra 32 Guns Launched At Bristol Dec 1779

Cleopatra 32 Guns Launched At Bristol Dec 1779

Background imageLaunched Collection: Construction of RMS Queen Elizabeth launched in 1938

Construction of RMS Queen Elizabeth launched in 1938

Background imageLaunched Collection: Construction of RMS Queen Elizabeth launched in

Construction of RMS Queen Elizabeth launched in 1938 Sir Percy Bates, Lord Aberconway ands J Piggott

Background imageLaunched Collection: Schlachtschiff Bismarck lapel badge, German battleship, WW2

Schlachtschiff Bismarck lapel badge, German battleship, WW2
MILITARIA/THIRD REICH: Extremely rare enamel Bismarck lapel badge possibly a launch souvenir or an item purchased on board. Made by B. H

Background imageLaunched Collection: White Star Line, Oceanic and Britannic - three items

White Star Line, Oceanic and Britannic - three items
White Star Line, Oceanic and Britannic - rare White Star Line carte de visite cabin plans, two for the Oceanic and one for the Britannic

Background imageLaunched Collection: HMS Aboukir, British Cressy class armoured cruiser

HMS Aboukir, British Cressy class armoured cruiser, launched 1900, sunk by German U boat in September 1914

Background imageLaunched Collection: Cunard liner RMS Mauretania, launched in 1906

Cunard liner RMS Mauretania, launched in 1906. A New Wonder of the World Date: 1906

Background imageLaunched 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



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