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Background imageLaunches Collection: The Summer Car of the River: Motor-launching on the Thames

The Summer Car of the River: Motor-launching on the Thames
An illustration by C.E. Turner depicting the fashion for motor-boats or motor-launches during the 1920s among the upper classes

Background imageLaunches Collection: Advert, John Cran & Co, Shipbuilders, Leith, Scotland

Advert, John Cran & Co, Shipbuilders, Leith, Scotland
Advert for John Cran & Co, Shipbuilders and Engineers, Leith, Scotland. 1905

Background imageLaunches 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 imageLaunches Collection: WW2 - The Motor Launches of E-Boat Alley

WW2 - The Motor Launches of E-Boat Alley. (2/2) Date: 1942

Background imageLaunches Collection: Launching of a Dhow - Aden Maalla Village, Yemen

Launching of a Dhow - Aden Maalla Village, Yemen Date: 1910s

Background imageLaunches Collection: Harland & Wolff - rare diary with handwritten entries

Harland & Wolff - rare diary with handwritten entries, written by a member of the drawing office describing the events in the yard in 1880

Background imageLaunches Collection: Russian torpedo launches attacking a Turkish monitor

Russian torpedo launches attacking a Turkish monitor below Matchin, Russo-Turkish War Date: 1877

Background imageLaunches Collection: SPANISH JAVELIN POSTER

SPANISH JAVELIN POSTER
A powerfully built woman launches a javelin, on a poster designed to encourage health and fitness during the Spanish Civil War. Date: 1936-9

Background imageLaunches Collection: Republic F-84F Thunderstreak 51-1346

Republic F-84F Thunderstreak 51-1346
Republic F-84F-1-RE Thunderstreak 51-1346, on display at Rickenbacker ANGB, Columbus, Ohio.. Used exclusively for trials and testing, this aircraft was assigned to NASA Dryden Flight Research Center

Background imageLaunches Collection: United States Air Force - Republic YRF-84F Thunderstreak

United States Air Force - Republic YRF-84F Thunderstreak 49-2430 FICON parasite, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, seen with the retractable nose hook extended

Background imageLaunches Collection: United States Air Force North American T-6G Texan 50-1279

United States Air Force North American T-6G Texan 50-1279, buzz-number TA-279, (msn 168-443), at the USAF Museum storage compound at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

Background imageLaunches Collection: Launch of the W. S. Lindsay, iron emigrant ship 1852

Launch of the W. S. Lindsay, iron emigrant ship 1852
Launch of the W.S. Lindsay, the new iron emigrant ship, at Willington near Newcastle-upon-Tyne on 30th September 1852. The ship was built entirely for the purpose of emigration. 1852

Background imageLaunches Collection: Advert, J F Borthwick & Co, Glasgow, Scotland

Advert, J F Borthwick & Co, Glasgow, Scotland
Advert for J F Borthwick & Co, Builders of Marine Launches and Motor Cars, with Liquid Fuel Engineering, Waterloo Street, Glasgow, Scotland. 1905

Background imageLaunches Collection: The launch of the ironclad ship HMS Alexandra

The launch of the ironclad ship HMS Alexandra by Alexandra, Princess of Wales, later Queen Alexandra (1844-1925) 7th April 1875. 7th April 1875

Background imageLaunches Collection: The ironclad ship HMS Alexandra

The ironclad ship HMS Alexandra
The launch of the ironclad ship HMS Alexandra, 7th April 1875. 7th April 1875

Background imageLaunches Collection: Dassault-Breguet Super etendard 23 launches from catapult

Dassault-Breguet Super etendard 23 launches from catapult
Aeronavale - Dassault-Breguet Super etendard 23 launches from the catapult, aboard Foch or Clemenceau, during an operational cruise

Background imageLaunches Collection: LTV F-8FN Crusader 3 launches from the catapult

LTV F-8FN Crusader 3 launches from the catapult
Aeronavale - LTV F-8FN Crusaders 3, launches from the catapult, aboard Foch or Clemenceau, during an operational cruise. (Note: Foch and Clemenceau were two almost identical ships)

Background imageLaunches Collection: Secret name revealed, the Queen Mary

Secret name revealed, the Queen Mary
Queen Mary and King George V in a glass covered royal box on the lauching platform. Queen Mary over a microphone revealing the name of the long-kepted secret pronouncing the words

Background imageLaunches Collection: SCOTSMAN THROWS STONE

SCOTSMAN THROWS STONE
A kilted Scotsman launches a heavy stone during a stone throwing contest. Date: 1847

Background imageLaunches Collection: Launch of Her Majestys Ironclad Frigate at Devonport Date: 1863

Launch of Her Majestys Ironclad Frigate at Devonport Date: 1863

Background imageLaunches Collection: Launch of The Avenger Steam Frigate at Devonport Dockyard, Plymouth

Launch of The Avenger Steam Frigate at Devonport Dockyard, Plymouth
Launch of " The Avenger" Steam Frigate at Devonport Dockyard, Plymouth. The ceremony of christening the vessel was performed by Miss Harding, a niece of the gallant Admiral Superintendent

Background imageLaunches Collection: Christening a Ship before she is launched

Christening a Ship before she is launched. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageLaunches Collection: Christening a Ship before she is launched - Our Navy cover

Christening a Ship before she is launched - Our Navy cover
Front cover illustration by Charles John De Lacy (1856-1929) for Our Navy - Christening a Ship before she is launched Date: circa 1910s

Background imageLaunches Collection: WW1 - launch of 95 USA Transport Ships - 1918

WW1 - launch of 95 USA Transport Ships - 1918
A Bad Dream for Von Tirpitz translates into reality (Alfred Peter Friedrich von Tirpitz - German Grand Admiral, Secretary of State of the German Imperial Naval Office) - In a single day

Background imageLaunches Collection: D-Day off Normandy, France, WW2

D-Day off Normandy, France, WW2
D-Day off Normandy, France, patrol and motor launches, June 1944. 1944

Background imageLaunches Collection: WW2 Launching seaplane from deck catapult of a US Battleship

WW2 Launching seaplane from deck catapult of a US Battleship
WW2 - Launching a seaplane from the deck catapult of the USS Colorado (BB-45), , the lead ship of the Colorado-class of battleships. Date: circa 1943

Background imageLaunches Collection: HMS Marlborough - A Torpedo breaking surface before its run

HMS Marlborough - A Torpedo breaking surface before its run
HMS Marlborough - A Torpedo breaking surface before starting its run. HMS Marlborough was an Iron Duke-class battleship of the British Royal Navy, named in honour of John Churchill

Background imageLaunches Collection: Canakkale, Turkey - Hospital Boats moored off the coast

Canakkale, Turkey - Hospital Boats moored off the coast
Canakkale, Turkey - Red Cross Hospital Boats moored off the coast. Date: 1923

Background imageLaunches Collection: Tatler cover, launch of HMS Neptune, new super Dreadnought

Tatler cover, launch of HMS Neptune, new super Dreadnought
Front cover of the Tatler, 6th October 1909 showing the launch of the worlds largest warship, HMS Neptune, the first of the super Dreadnoughts at Portsmouth by the Duchess of Argyle

Background imageLaunches Collection: The launch of the LFB Fireboat Massey Shaw

The launch of the LFB Fireboat Massey Shaw at Cowes, officially launched by Mrs Morris, wife of the LFB Chief Major C C B Morris. Date: 1935

Background imageLaunches Collection: A Republic F-84 Thunderjet launches eight of 16 5-inch H?

A Republic F-84 Thunderjet launches eight of 16 5-inch H?
A Republic F-84 Thunderjet launches eight of 16 5-inch High Velocity Aircraft Rockets over Eglin Air Force Base, Florida

Background imageLaunches Collection: Princess Alexandra of Denmark launches the HMS Queen

Princess Alexandra of Denmark launches the HMS Queen
Princess Alexandra of Denmark (1844-1925) (wife of King Edward VII) - Queen consory of the United Kingdom and British Dominions - Empress consort of India (1901-1910)

Background imageLaunches Collection: Bachem Ba349 Natter launches

Bachem Ba349 Natter launches

Background imageLaunches Collection: Photographic, 10841494

Photographic, 10841494
10841494

Background imageLaunches Collection: English Electric Canberra B2 WJ644

English Electric Canberra B2 WJ644
English Electric Canberra B2, WJ644, used by de Havilland, launches a Firestreak missile over the Aberporth range in South Wales

Background imageLaunches Collection: Heligoland - Naval launches arriving

Heligoland - Naval launches arriving
Heligoland - a small German archipelago in the North Sea. Formerly Danish and British possessions, the islands (population 1)

Background imageLaunches Collection: Prince George launch

Prince George launch
The Duchess of York (later Queen Mary) launches the battleship Prince George at Portsmouth

Background imageLaunches Collection: De Groof Accident

De Groof Accident
DE GROOF launches himself from a balloon over Cremorne Gardens, London, but his device lets him down... fatally


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