Power and control in R101
The first diesel-engined airship: power and control in R101. Illustrations of some of the features of R101: a power car, the chart room, and mooring arrangements. The Illustrated London News states that "every precaution has been taken to guard against the possibilities of fire, and for the first time petrol engines have been superseded by engines burning heavy fuel oil" [diesel] which is less flammable. However this did not stop the R101 from crashing near Beauvais, France, on its maiden voyage and bursting into flames, killing 48.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Training Ship Mars, Woodhaven, Fife, Scotland
The Training Ship Mars, moored off Woodhaven on the River Tay at Fife, Scotland, was founded in 1869 as an Industrial Training establishment. Boys aged 11-14 were trained in seamanship, with many going on to join the naval services.
© Mary Evans / Peter Higginbotham Collection
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Volos, Greece - Capital of Magnesia - Port
Volos is a coastal port city in Thessaly situated midway on the Greek mainland, about 330km north of Athens and 220km south of Thessaloniki. It is the capital of the Magnesia regional unit. Volos is the only outlet to the sea from Thessaly, the country's largest agricultural region. Date: circa 1906