Between Decks on an Emigrant Ship, 1850
Engraving showing 'distressed' needlewomen below decks on an emigrant ship, with their belongings, making themselves confortable before the voyage begins. A charity set up by Mr Sidney Herbert and the Rev Quekett rescued many of these girls from poverty and enabled them to start a new life in Australia.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
One of two Royal Air Force Westland Whirlwind HARMk10s,?
One of two Royal Air Force Westland Whirlwind HARMk10s, XD186, from ?B? Flight of No.202 Squadron, RAF Lecconfield, which rescued a seaman from the French trawler Batiss and carried him to Grimsby Hospital in March 1974, both refuelling on the British Patroleum North Sea Gas Rig, ?WA?, 40 miles east of Spurn Point. Date: 1974
© The Royal Aeronautical Society (National Aerospace Library)/Mary Evans Picture Library
Rescue of McClure during Arctic expedition
Rescue of Robert McClure during his unsuccessful Arctic expedition to discover the fate of the Franklin expedition of 1845. McClure and his crew were locked in by pack ice aboard the HMS Investigator, when they were rescued by men from HMS Resolute. Seen here is Lieutenant Pim from the Resolute, meeting McClure and his first lieutenant. Date: early 1850s
© The Sharp Illustration Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library