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Life Boats Collection

Background imageLife Boats Collection: Lifeboat and crewmen at Appledore, Devon

Lifeboat and crewmen at Appledore, Devon
View of the local lifeboat and crewmen at Appledore, on the North Devon coast. The lifeboat has left the shore, and the crewmen are wading in the shallows

Background imageLife Boats Collection: Saving of Audacious Crew

Saving of Audacious Crew
Audacious, one of the most powerful members of the Allied fleet, is sunk by a German mine. A rescue operation is immediately begun

Background imageLife Boats Collection: Manila Docks

Manila Docks
Unloading a shipment of cargo from ships in Manila docks, Philippines. Three young men in shorts wipe the sweat from themselves in the heat. Date: late 1930s

Background imageLife Boats Collection: Second Coxswain Mann of the Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station, 1909

Second Coxswain Mann of the Aldeburgh Lifeboat Station, 1909
Photographic portrait of Second Coxswain Mann, of the City of Winchester and Dresden, both Aldeburgh lifeboats; credited with saving hundreds of lives

Background imageLife Boats Collection: Lifeboat / Boys own Paper

Lifeboat / Boys own Paper
The lifeboat to the rescue in stormy seas. 1901

Background imageLife Boats Collection: Tynemouth Lifeboat

Tynemouth Lifeboat
The Tynemouth lifeboat closing on a wrecked ship in a stormy sea off Tynemouth Priory and lighthouse Date: circa 1840

Background imageLife Boats Collection: The Long, Long Drift

The Long, Long Drift
Illustration by Raymond Sheppard to an article entitled: The Long, Long Drift by John Prebble, relating to the The Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914-17

Background imageLife Boats Collection: Launch - Cromer Lifeboat

Launch - Cromer Lifeboat
The return of the Cromer lifeboat after assisting a crippled trawler to port

Background imageLife Boats Collection: Launching the Lifeboat

Launching the Lifeboat
Launching the lifeboat from a carriage into a rough sea whilst the crew climb aboard

Background imageLife Boats Collection: Titanic lifeboat

Titanic lifeboat
RMS Titanic lifeboat no.6 approaches rescue ship Carpathia, 15 April 1912 Date: 1912

Background imageLife Boats Collection: The Brighton Lifeboat

The Brighton Lifeboat
The lifeboat at Brighton, Sussex, is dragged into the water : the boat carries sails to assist the oarsmen if the wind is in a favourable direction

Background imageLife Boats Collection: Throwing the Life-Line

Throwing the Life-Line
A member of the lifeboat crew wearing a cork flotation jacket is about to throw out the life-line during a rescue

Background imageLife Boats Collection: Wolf Rock Lighthouse hauling in the relief staff

Wolf Rock Lighthouse hauling in the relief staff
The Wolf Rock Lighthouse hauling in the relief staff Date: 1920

Background imageLife Boats Collection: Lifeboat coxswain

Lifeboat coxswain, with RNLB The Lord Southborough Date: 1920

Background imageLife Boats Collection: Group photo, Lifeboat Crew

Group photo, Lifeboat Crew Date: 1920

Background imageLife Boats Collection: Dandelion-Puff Balloon Club by Thomas Maybank

Dandelion-Puff Balloon Club by Thomas Maybank Date: 1920

Background imageLife Boats Collection: Lifeboatman's tales of the sea

Lifeboatman's tales of the sea Date: 1920

Background imageLife Boats Collection: Lifeboat to the rescue in a rough sea

Lifeboat to the rescue in a rough sea Date: 1920

Background imageLife Boats Collection: Hauling the lifeboat through a narrow street

Hauling the lifeboat through a narrow street Date: 1920

Background imageLife Boats Collection: Falling Leaf Aero Club by Thomas Maybank

Falling Leaf Aero Club by Thomas Maybank Date: 1920

Background imageLife Boats Collection: Come Aboard the Lifeboat - man gesturing

Come Aboard the Lifeboat - man gesturing Date: 1920

Background imageLife Boats Collection: Abandon Ship, lifeboat alongside

Abandon Ship, lifeboat alongside Date: 1920

Background imageLife Boats Collection: A Motor Lifeboat in action on the sea

A Motor Lifeboat in action on the sea Date: 1920

Background imageLife Boats Collection: Lowering the Titanic life boats

Lowering the Titanic life boats
A view of the mechanism by which the Titanic lifeboats were lowered, showing a pair of Welin Davits on board. The Davit, an invention by Mr Axel Welin, could be found on most passenger liners

Background imageLife Boats Collection: View of Tobolsk, a historic capital of Siberia, Russia

View of Tobolsk, a historic capital of Siberia, Russia
A view of Tobolsk, a historic capital of Siberia on the Irtysh river (where it joins the Tobol), now part of the Tyumen Oblast, . A rescue boat / lifeboat Station on the river

Background imageLife Boats Collection: Titanic - sunrise on April 15th after the ship had sank

Titanic - sunrise on April 15th after the ship had sank
On the verge of the ice floe. A tranquil, yet eery impression of the area of the Atlantic ocean where the White Star passenger liner, RMS Titanic sank the morning after

Background imageLife Boats Collection: Lifeboat / Cromer / Norfolk

Lifeboat / Cromer / Norfolk
A lifeboat creates a huge splash as it is launched into the sea at Cromer, Norfolk

Background imageLife Boats Collection: Titanic Lifeboats

Titanic Lifeboats
A group of lifeboats showing the scenes immediately after the sinking

Background imageLife Boats Collection: Rescuing evacuees

Rescuing evacuees

Background imageLife Boats Collection: Luxuries versus lifeboats

Luxuries versus lifeboats. Illustration shows an ocean liner sinking amid icebergs with many passengers jumping into the sea for lack of enough lifeboats

Background imageLife Boats Collection: Titanic - uncrowded lifeboats

Titanic - uncrowded lifeboats
A page from the Illustrated London News reporting on the disaster of the sinking of the Titanic and critically commenting on the uncrowded life boats containing survivors. Date: 1912

Background imageLife Boats Collection: Titanic - Lifeboats needed to save lives on board ships

Titanic - Lifeboats needed to save lives on board ships
A diagram published in the Illustrated London News following the disaster of the sinking of White Star passenger liner, RMS Titanic showing the ratio of lifeboat capacity to passenger numbers

Background imageLife Boats Collection: How the Titanic went down

How the Titanic went down
Impression of the White Star passenger liner, RMS Titanic sinking with the bow going first and lights on the ship blazing into its last moments, while survivors in lifeboats watch in horror

Background imageLife Boats Collection: Coverack Lifeboat

Coverack Lifeboat
Launching the Coverack Lifeboat, Cornwall, England. Date: 1960s

Background imageLife Boats Collection: The chivalry of the sea woman and children first after th

The chivalry of the sea woman and children first after th
An illustration showing women getting into the lifeboats from B deck of the Titanic. Date: 4th May 1912

Background imageLife Boats Collection: UNSINKABLE LIFEBOAT

UNSINKABLE LIFEBOAT
Our lovely model demontrates a novel and unsinkable lifeboat at the British Industries Fair, Olympia, London. Date: 17 February 1930

Background imageLife Boats Collection: Titanic: Women and children first

Titanic: Women and children first
Based on the detailed eyewitness account of a saloon steward who survived the disaster, special artist of " The Sphere" Fortunino Matania produced this reconstruction of the heartbreaking

Background imageLife Boats Collection: American troops arriving home, Hoboken, USA

American troops arriving home, Hoboken, USA
American troops arriving home by ship at Hoboken, New Jersey, USA, after the end of the First World War. Date: circa 1919

Background imageLife Boats Collection: Sinking of the French liner Sontay, Mediterranean, WW1

Sinking of the French liner Sontay, Mediterranean, WW1
Scene during the sinking of the French liner Sontay in the Mediterranean after being torpedoed by a German submarine during the First World War, with passengers and crew escaping into lifeboats

Background imageLife Boats Collection: Canada - Newfoundland -ss Florizel at Icefields

Canada - Newfoundland -ss Florizel at Icefields
Canada - Newfoundland - SS Florizel at Icefields - the crew boarding. A passenger liner, the Florizel was the flagship of the Bowring Brothers Red Cross Line of steamships

Background imageLife Boats Collection: LIFE-BOAT

LIFE-BOAT
The Inshore Lifeboat (ILB) Station, Eastbourne, which was built in 1903, seen here with the Royal Navy Lifeboat (RNLB) Beryl Tollemache, which was launched in 1949. Date: 1960s

Background imageLife Boats Collection: Lifeboat on Carriage

Lifeboat on Carriage
A lifeboat rests on its carriage, ready to be dragged across the beach and launched into the water to the aid of a ship in distress. Date: circa 1880

Background imageLife Boats Collection: Lifeboat, Freeport, Long Island

Lifeboat, Freeport, Long Island
Lifeboat, Point, Lookout, Freeport, Long Island Date: c. 1910s

Background imageLife Boats Collection: Lifeboats at Padstow, Cornwall

Lifeboats at Padstow, Cornwall
The Padstow Steam Lifeboat Helen Peele (background) at the quayside in Padstow, Cornwall, with the surfboat Edmund Harvey in the foreground

Background imageLife Boats Collection: Turkish Steamship Ertogrul

Turkish Steamship Ertogrul
Turkish Imperial steamship (albeit still with high masts for sails) the Ertogrul (named after the father of Osman I, the founder of the Ottoman Empire) riding high in the Bosphorus

Background imageLife Boats Collection: Lifeboat Station interior - Constantinople

Lifeboat Station interior - Constantinople
The interior of the Lifeboat Station, Constantinople



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