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Sailors Collection

Background imageSailors Collection: Royal Navy recruitment poster

Royal Navy recruitment poster. Stokers required, no previous experience necessary, age 18 to 25 years. Apply to the Royal Navy Recruiting Office, Naval Base, Great Yarmouth

Background imageSailors Collection: HMS Worcester, Greenhithe, Kent

HMS Worcester, Greenhithe, Kent -- Merchant Navy training vessel. Date: circa 1946

Background imageSailors Collection: Join the Royal Marines Poster

Join the Royal Marines Poster
Join the Royal Marines recruitment poster for the navy

Background imageSailors Collection: National Savings Group wartime poster

National Savings Group wartime poster
Convoy your country to victory : save and lend through our National Savings Group. World War II poster illustrated by warship flying the Royal Navy ensign

Background imageSailors Collection: British Royal Navy recruitment poster, WW1

British Royal Navy recruitment poster, WW1
A British Royal Navy recruitment poster for seamen, aged 19 to 30, to enlist for the duration of the First World War. No previous experience necessary. Date: circa 1915

Background imageSailors Collection: Promotional Recruitment card for the U. S. Navy

Promotional Recruitment card for the U. S. Navy
Promotional Recruitment card for the U. S. Naval Training Station, Great Lakes, Illinois. 2200 recruits under training have formed a giant anchor, with Rear Admiral John Downes US Navy

Background imageSailors Collection: British submarine HMS E6, WW1

British submarine HMS E6, WW1
British submarine HMS E6. Date: circa 1915

Background imageSailors Collection: Britains New Navy in Training - HMS Raleigh

Britains New Navy in Training - HMS Raleigh. circa 1930s

Background imageSailors Collection: Sailor Slice tinned fish

Sailor Slice tinned fish
An advertisement for Sailor Slice tinned salmon. A tin of the stuff is held up by an old fisherman - Fine!

Background imageSailors Collection: WW2 poster, The British Commonwealth of Nations Together

WW2 poster, The British Commonwealth of Nations Together. 1941

Background imageSailors Collection: Keens Mustard Advert

Keens Mustard Advert
Advertisement for Keens mustard which feature two sailors carrying a giant tin

Background imageSailors Collection: Carrier deck of HMS Warrior aircraft carrier

Carrier deck of HMS Warrior aircraft carrier
View of the carrier deck of HMS Warrior (R31) aircraft carrier at Kure, Japan, with crew lined up and a Sea Fury plane. Date: 1953

Background imageSailors Collection: The Last Shot by Matania

The Last Shot by Matania
A group of British seamen gunners straining to fire a final shot at a German ship as their own ship sinks beneath them. The caption notes that this was a common occurrence with light cruisers

Background imageSailors Collection: Carr and Co biscuits

Carr and Co biscuits

Background imageSailors Collection: The Gymnasium - Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, Devon

The Gymnasium - Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, Devon
circa 1910s

Background imageSailors Collection: Ships trapped in Suez Canal, Six-Day War

Ships trapped in Suez Canal, Six-Day War
Fifteen ships trapped in the Suez Canal as a result of the Six-Day War (5-10 June 1967) between Israel and Egypt. Although the war was short

Background imageSailors Collection: H H Sheikh of Kuwait Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

H H Sheikh of Kuwait Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
The 10th Monarch of Kuwait (between 1921-1950), H H Sheikh Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah (1885-1950) - pictured in October 1933 firing the anti-airplane machine guns - mounted on the rail for demonstration

Background imageSailors Collection: Sailors Knots

Sailors Knots
A variety of knots used by sailors for a variety of purposes. Some run, some slip, others stay put... Date: 1926

Background imageSailors Collection: Boys Band, Hull Sailors Orphanage

Boys Band, Hull Sailors Orphanage
Boys naval band at the Hull Sailors Orphanage, also known as Newland Homes. The Homes, a cottage homes development, were established in 1895 by a charity originally called The Port of Hull Society

Background imageSailors Collection: Save Food / Wwi Poster

Save Food / Wwi Poster
A First World War poster encouraging people to save food, featuring a sailor about to embark for war on a battle ship

Background imageSailors Collection: Naval Captain 1800

Naval Captain 1800
A captain of the Royal Navy stands on the taffrail, on the poop deck of his vessel

Background imageSailors Collection: Spanish Armada Defeated

Spanish Armada Defeated
The Spanish Armada is defeated by the sailors of the English fleet in the Channel

Background imageSailors Collection: The Rocky Twins dressed as sailors

The Rocky Twins dressed as sailors, late 1920s late 1920s

Background imageSailors Collection: British Ballad, The Mermaid

British Ballad, The Mermaid
THE MERMAID. British ballad by Dr. John Leyden. The Gaelic story bears that Macphail of Colonsay was carried off by a mermaid

Background imageSailors Collection: Book of patterns: Women & War - How to knit and crochet

Book of patterns: Women & War - How to knit and crochet
Book of patterns: Women & War- How to knit and crochet, articles neccesary to the Health and Comfort of our Soldiers and Sailors. Associated with World War One, Home Front (1914-1918). Date: 1918

Background imageSailors Collection: Training Ship Exmouth, dumb bell drill

Training Ship Exmouth, dumb bell drill
Uniformed boys on the deck of the Training Ship Exmouth perform dumb bell drill. The Exmouth, moored off Grays in Essex, was used by the Metropolitan Asylums Board as a naval training establishment

Background imageSailors Collection: Boys Band, Training Ship Indefatigable

Boys Band, Training Ship Indefatigable
The Boys Band of the Training Ship Indefatigable pose for their photograph in a field, near a tent -- probably at a local fete where they were performing

Background imageSailors Collection: The crew of a German submarine - First World War

The crew of a German submarine - First World War
The hideous crew (!) of a German U-boat Submarine, poking their head out from the viewing platform, with the periscope in front. A very direct Allied propaganda postcard

Background imageSailors Collection: Issuing Grog to Navy

Issuing Grog to Navy
On deck on the Royal Sovereign ship: sailors are issued with grog, a mixture of rum and water

Background imageSailors Collection: Training Ship Exmouth, full crew

Training Ship Exmouth, full crew
Full group photo of the crew of the Training Ship Exmouth. The Exmouth, moored off Grays in Essex, was used by the Metropolitan Asylums Board as a naval training establishment for pauper children

Background imageSailors Collection: Prison Hulks

Prison Hulks
Captured French sailors were housed here during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars

Background imageSailors Collection: Sailors rescued by fishing boat during First World War

Sailors rescued by fishing boat during First World War
Torpedoed sailors are rescued by a Brixham fishing boat, aptly named the Providence, during the First World War

Background imageSailors Collection: H. M.s Curacoa 1865

H. M.s Curacoa 1865
Conflicts with the savages of the New Hebrides, South Pacific Ocean. Boats of the Curacoa landing sailors and marines. A landing party of 180 seamen and marines, commanded by Captain Dent

Background imageSailors Collection: Furling the Sails Victorian period

Furling the Sails Victorian period

Background imageSailors Collection: Retro poster, Gilbert & Sullivan, D Oyly Carte

Retro poster, Gilbert & Sullivan, D Oyly Carte
Retro poster for Gilbert & Sullivan, D Oyly Carte, character from HMS Pinafore. 1960s

Background imageSailors Collection: Fisting the Mainsail by Arthur Briscoe

Fisting the Mainsail by Arthur Briscoe
Sailing clinging on to a ships mast to fix the mainsail. Date: 1931

Background imageSailors Collection: Royal Navy sailor with Union Jack and Red Ensign flags

Royal Navy sailor with Union Jack and Red Ensign flags. circa 1900

Background imageSailors Collection: WW1 recruitment poster with silhouettes

WW1 recruitment poster with silhouettes
World War One recruitment poster with silhouettes -- Remember! England Expects -- the Need is Great Today.... the Navy requires you for its glorious service. Join today

Background imageSailors Collection: Board of Trade Rocket Apparatus for Saving Lives from Shipwr

Board of Trade Rocket Apparatus for Saving Lives from Shipwr
Engraving showing Board of Trade equipment for use to help shipwrecked sailors, 1886. The items are (from left to right, top to bottom)

Background imageSailors Collection: Back up the Fighting Forces Poster

Back up the Fighting Forces Poster

Background imageSailors Collection: Wwi Navy Recruitment

Wwi Navy Recruitment
Naval recruitment poster from World War One featuring a number of sailors in a crows nest of a ship

Background imageSailors Collection: US Navy Poster / Wwi

US Navy Poster / Wwi
A recruitment poster for the US Navy during World War One, showing the American eagle flanked by sailors

Background imageSailors Collection: Naval Cadets Hornpipe

Naval Cadets Hornpipe
Naval cadets learning the Hornpipe onboard the HMS Arethusa, the cadet training ship

Background imageSailors Collection: Sir Francis Drakes burial at sea, near Portobelo, Panama

Sir Francis Drakes burial at sea, near Portobelo, Panama. He died of dysentery in January 1596, after an unsuccessful attack on San Juan, Puerto Rico. Date: 1596

Background imageSailors Collection: 825 Squadron on HMS Warrior aircraft carrier

825 Squadron on HMS Warrior aircraft carrier
Group photo of 825 Squadron, Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm, on board HMS Warrior (R31) aircraft carrier with a Fairey Firefly plane. Date: circa 1953

Background imageSailors Collection: WW1 - U-14 rammed by British steam trawler, the Oceanic II

WW1 - U-14 rammed by British steam trawler, the Oceanic II
WW1 - SM U-14 was one of the 329 submarines serving in the Imperial German Navy in World War I. On the 5th June 1915, U-14 was disabled by gunfire from armed British trawler, Oceanic II

Background imageSailors Collection: German cruiser SMS Emden, WW1

German cruiser SMS Emden, WW1
The German light cruiser SMS Emden after being attacked by HMAS Sydney on 9 November 1914, at the Battle of Cocos. Escaping crew can be seen in a boat in the foreground. 1914

Background imageSailors Collection: USS Phoenix, American light cruiser

USS Phoenix, American light cruiser
USS Phoenix (CL-46), American Brooklyn-class light cruiser, seen here at Portland, Oregon, in July 1939. Later sold to Argentina and renamed General Belgrano. Date: 1939



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