1889 photograph - RMS Teutonic - from an album of images relating to the launch of
1889 photograph - RMS Teutonic - from an album of images relating to the launch of the vessel, which was built by Harland and Wolff in Belfast, for the White Star Line - later to achieve notoriety as the owner of the Titanic. The album shows interiors of the ship, member of the crew, trial cruises, including a visit onboard by the German Kaiser and Prince of Wales, as well as many images of other visitors.
This image - Teutonic at Spithead
© Mary Evans / Pump Park Photography
Sempill British Aviation Mission to Japan
Shinto ceremony at opening of the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Station at Kasumi-ga-ura, July 1921. William Francis Forbes-Sempill, 19th Lord Sempill AFC, AFRAeS (1893-1965) was a Scottish peer and record-breaking air pioneer who was later shown to have passed secret information to the Imperial Japanese military before the Second World War. In 1921, Sempill led an official military mission to Japan that showcased the latest British aircraft. In subsequent years he continued to aid the Imperial Japanese Navy in developing its Navy Air Service and began giving military secrets to the Japanese. Although his activities were uncovered by British Intelligence, Sempill was not prosecuted for spying and allowed to continue in public life. Date: 1921