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Background imageSalvaged Collection: The Deck of the SS Gallia, 1879

The Deck of the SS Gallia, 1879
Engraving showing the deck, funnel and masts of the Cunard Companys Steamship Gallia at sea, 1879. Launched earlier that year

Background imageSalvaged Collection: Blitz in London -- salvaged mail, Calthorpe Street, WW2

Blitz in London -- salvaged mail, Calthorpe Street, WW2
Blitz in London -- following the bombing of Mount Pleasant Post Office on 18 June 1943, salvaged mail was temporarily piled up in nearby Calthorpe Street. Date: 1943

Background imageSalvaged Collection: General Motors FM-2 Wildcat 16278

General Motors FM-2 Wildcat 16278 (MSN 1477), of the National Museum of Naval Aviation. (Ditched in Lake Michigan 26 June 1945 and salvaged early 1990s). Date: circa 2000

Background imageSalvaged Collection: WW2 - Home Front - Young Blitz victim with his cuddly Toy

WW2 - Home Front - Young Blitz victim with his cuddly Toy, salvaged from the wreckage of his bombed-out home. Date: circa 1941

Background imageSalvaged Collection: RMS Carpathia, salvaged red octagonal floor tile

RMS Carpathia, salvaged red octagonal floor tile
RMS Carpathia, salvaged red patterned earthenware octagonal floor tile from an unknown location on the ship, approx. 0.875 (d) x 5.875 (w) x 6 inches (diameter)

Background imageSalvaged Collection: Canadian Pacific Railway - Minton ceramic dinner plate

Canadian Pacific Railway - Minton ceramic dinner plate, believed to be from the RMS Empress of Ireland. The present owner fully restored the plate, removing the corrosion built up when in the water

Background imageSalvaged Collection: Paper and Parchment Binding Fragments

Paper and Parchment Binding Fragments
Fragments of paper and parchment salvaged from the binding of a book. Two pieces of parchment are from the same document, possibly a letter or deed

Background imageSalvaged Collection: Grumman F4F-3 Wildcat 3872

Grumman F4F-3 Wildcat 3872 (msn ), at the National Museum of Naval Aviation, Pensacola, FL Loaned to 892 NAS Royal Navy while working up at Norfolk, VA.18 Jul y 1942

Background imageSalvaged Collection: Boeing KC-135E Stratotanker 59-1489

Boeing KC-135E Stratotanker 59-1489
United States Air Force - Boeing KC-135E Stratotanker 59-1489 (msn 17977), of the Utah Air National Guard, at RAF Mildenhall ca March 1999

Background imageSalvaged Collection: Boeing KC-135E Stratotanker 58-0040

Boeing KC-135E Stratotanker 58-0040
United States Air Force - Boeing KC-135E Stratotanker 58-0040 (msn 17785), at RAF Mildenhall circa February 1999. (KC-135E - re-engined with JT3D / TF33-PW-102 engines salvaged from retired civilian)

Background imageSalvaged Collection: Wyoming Air National Guard - Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star

Wyoming Air National Guard - Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star
Wyoming Air National Guard - Lockheed T-33A-1-LO Shooting Star 52-9654 (msn 580-7839) of the 187th Fighter Interceptor Squadron *Wyoming ANG 187th FIS.*1-1970

Background imageSalvaged Collection: United States Air Force - North American F-86F Sabre 52-5083

United States Air Force - North American F-86F Sabre 52-5083
United States Air Force - North American F-86F-30-NA Sabre 52-5083 (msn 191-779, Buzz number FU-083) of Air Training Command from Nellis Air Force Base

Background imageSalvaged Collection: New York Air National Guard - Lockheed F-94B Starfire

New York Air National Guard - Lockheed F-94B Starfire 51-5387 of the 138th Fighter Interception Squadron in the New York Air National Guard (NY ANG)

Background imageSalvaged Collection: United States Air Force - Lockheed F-94C Starfire 51-5594

United States Air Force - Lockheed F-94C Starfire 51-5594
United States Air Force - Lockheed F-94C-1-LO Starfire 51-5594 (msn 880-8190), of the 84h Fighter Interceptor Squadron, at an air-show on Naval Air Station Oakland

Background imageSalvaged Collection: Air National Guard - Canadair F-86E Sabre 52-2860

Air National Guard - Canadair F-86E Sabre 52-2860
Air National Guard - Canadair F-86E-6-CAN Sabre 52-2860 of the Michigan Air National Guard (Mich. ANG) Ex-RCAF Sabre Mk.2 19321 1952: Transferred to the USAF. Michigan ANG 107th FIS

Background imageSalvaged Collection: United States Navy - Lockheed TV-2 138006

United States Navy - Lockheed TV-2 138006, call-sign K-34, at Kingsville with ATS-7 1969: NAF Washington Base Flight.2/1969: Put into storage at the AMARC bone yard.5/22/1970

Background imageSalvaged Collection: Texas Air National Guard - Convair F-102A-80-CO Delta Dagger

Texas Air National Guard - Convair F-102A-80-CO Delta Dagger 56-1518. USAF 4756th ADW. USAF 18th FIS. Louisiana ANG 122nd FIS. North Dakota ANG 178th FIS. Texas ANG 182nd FIS

Background imageSalvaged Collection: United States Marine Corps Reserve - Lockheed T-1A Sea Star

United States Marine Corps Reserve - Lockheed T-1A Sea Star
United States Navy Reserve / United States Marine Corps Reserve - Lockheed T-1A Sea Star 144183, unit code 7D, call sign 183, of the Naval Reserve Training Unit at Naval Air Station Dallas in Texas

Background imageSalvaged Collection: United States Air Force - Lockheed F-94B-5-LO Starfire

United States Air Force - Lockheed F-94B-5-LO Starfire 51-5447 (msn 780-7401). 1951: Pennsylvania ANG 148th FIS. 1952: USAF 46th FIS. USAF 84th FIS. 1953-54: USAF 438th FIS (534th ADG)

Background imageSalvaged Collection: United States Air Force Republic F-84D Thunderjet

United States Air Force Republic F-84D Thunderjet
United States Air Force - Republic F-84D Thunderjet 48-0746, The Wicked Witch, of the 20th Fighter-Bomber Group. 1949: USAF 55th FBS (20th FBG). 1951: USAF 363rd TRW. 1953: Georgia ANG 158th FBS

Background imageSalvaged Collection: AFS women resting in bunks, Southwark Fire Station, WW2

AFS women resting in bunks, Southwark Fire Station, WW2
AFS (Auxiliary Fire Service) women resting in bunks at Southwark Fire Station (Station 60), Southwark Bridge Road, SE1, during the Second World War

Background imageSalvaged Collection: Vasa Ship Museum, Sweden

Vasa Ship Museum, Sweden
The Vasa Museum, Stockholm, houses the gigantic warship Vasa, built in 1628, which sank in Stockholm harbour on its maiden voyage. It was salvaged in 1961

Background imageSalvaged Collection: Tresco - The Valhalla - Figureheads from Shipwrecks

Tresco - The Valhalla - Figureheads from Shipwrecks
Tresco, The Isles of Scilly - The unique Valhalla collection, situated within Tresco Abbey Garden, containing some 30 figureheads

Background imageSalvaged Collection: War trophies on display in London, 1915

War trophies on display in London, 1915
A German mine and a searchlight on display in Horse Guards Parade, Whitehall, London in November 1915, part of an exhibition of war trophies - weapons and salvaged objects from the war. Date: 1915

Background imageSalvaged Collection: Blitz in London - Shell Mex, Fulham, WW2

Blitz in London - Shell Mex, Fulham, WW2
London firemen at work at Shell Mex, Townmead Road, Fulham, following a bombing raid, 23 February 1944. In the foreground are salvaged drums of lubricant which have been extinguished. Date: 1944

Background imageSalvaged Collection: Church bells saved from becoming enemy shells, Russia, 1915

Church bells saved from becoming enemy shells, Russia, 1915
Placed together for safety in the Nikolsky Monastery near Moscow, some of the 300 Russian church bells removed to prevent invading Germans re-using them as metal for shells

Background imageSalvaged Collection: NFS (London Region) Salvage Corps at work, WW2

NFS (London Region) Salvage Corps at work, WW2
Although financed by Insurance companies, the London Salvage Corps were amalgamated into the National Fire Service (London Region) but maintained their primary salvage role

Background imageSalvaged Collection: Bunk beds at New Cross LFB sub-station, London, WW2

Bunk beds at New Cross LFB sub-station, London, WW2
Firemen and bunk beds put up in the basement from salvaged materials, at New Cross sub-station, Monson Road, SE London. The men were getting what sleep was possible during the hectic days

Background imageSalvaged Collection: Debris from Russian battleship falling to the bottom of the

Debris from Russian battleship falling to the bottom of the sea where it is being salvaged by fish wearing kimonos. Date 1904

Background imageSalvaged Collection: Remains of Hawker and Grieves Sopwith

Remains of Hawker and Grieves Sopwith
The remains of the Sopwith aeroplane Atlantic (picked up in the Mid Atlantic) from the ill-fated attempt to cross the Atlantic Ocean by Harry George Hawker and Kenneth Mackenzie Grieve

Background imageSalvaged Collection: Flag of the R101 airship

Flag of the R101 airship
The torn flag of the British R101 airship salvaged from the wreck after the airship crashed on 5th October 1930 near Beauvais, France, on its maiden voyage

Background imageSalvaged Collection: Salvaged Luxury Liner Normandie, New York Harbour, Novembe

Salvaged Luxury Liner Normandie, New York Harbour, Novembe
Photograph of the Normandie in New York Harbour, November 1943. The Normandie had just been refloated and was being towed to dry dock for repairs

Background imageSalvaged Collection: Queen Victoria visiting HMS Resolute, Cowes, 1856

Queen Victoria visiting HMS Resolute, Cowes, 1856
Engraving showing Queen Victoria of Great Britain boarding the Arctic exploration ship HMS Resolute in Cowes Harbour, 15th December 1856

Background imageSalvaged Collection: Hindenburg Salvaged

Hindenburg Salvaged
The German battle cruiser Hindenburg is salvaged at Scapa Flow

Background imageSalvaged Collection: Salvaged Destroyer

Salvaged Destroyer
A scuttled German destroyer is salvaged at Scapa Flow


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