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Launching Gallery

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Choose from 139 pictures in our Launching collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


The Summer Car of the River: Motor-launching on the Thames Featured Print

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, enabling peaceful travel away from the jumbled traffic of weekend roads'. The caption reads: There has been much talk of late of the neglect of the river. That ther is truth in the jeremiads of the boatmen cannot be denied; and needless to say, the motor-car has come in for the chief blame. It is hardly fair, however, to put everything down to this; for it is to be feared that the weather has also played a malignant part on occasion! Given sunny days, indeed, the waters of the Thames, more particularly, retain all their attractions, and it may be added that the motor-launch is gaining in popularity every year; is becoming, in fact, the car of the river. And to the motor launch must now be added the outboard motor-boat; that is to say, the comparatively small craft with detatchable motor and propellor. It may be prophesying rather far ahead, but it seems likely that, with the week-end roads a jumble of traffic, the rivers will be used more and more as a summer highway

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

Launch of The Avenger Steam Frigate at Devonport Dockyard, Plymouth Featured Print

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, Sir Samuel Pym. HMS Avenger was wrecked with heavy loss of life in 1847 on the Sorelle Rocks, near Malta. Captain Napier drowned, and only eight crew members survived. Date: 1845

Japanese Battleship - Kashima - launched at Elswick Featured Print

Japanese Battleship - Kashima - launched at Elswick

The Japanese Battleship - Kashima, shown at the Armstrong Whitworth shipyard at Elswick, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England, just after launch in March, 1905. The Kashima was the second ship of the two Katori-class pre-dreadnought battleships built for the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) in the 1900s and the last to be built by British shipyards. Date: 1905

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection