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Background imageSinks Collection: The Sinking of the Bismarck

The Sinking of the Bismarck
The sinking of the German Battleship Bismarck. In response to sinking the HMS Hood, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill issued the order to " Sink the Bismarck"

Background imageSinks Collection: Trumpers Barbers - Mayfair, London

Trumpers Barbers - Mayfair, London
Barbershop in Central London - Mayfair. G F Trumper & Sons. An elaborate belt-driven machinery above the mirror drives a head massaging brush. Established 1875

Background imageSinks Collection: Gout Devil Bites 1799

Gout Devil Bites 1799
A little devil sinks his teeth into the swollen foot of a gout sufferer

Background imageSinks Collection: Falkland Isles Battle

Falkland Isles Battle
BATTLE OF THE FALKLAND ISLANDS The light cruiser Kent sinks the German cruiser Nurnberg

Background imageSinks Collection: BIRKENHEAD SINKS

BIRKENHEAD SINKS
The sinking of the Birkenhead troopship

Background imageSinks Collection: Polka Dot Bikini 1950S

Polka Dot Bikini 1950S
An athletic young woman, wearing an itsy bitsy polka dot bikini with spaghetti straps, sinks into the wet sand on a beach

Background imageSinks Collection: Titanic Sinks

Titanic Sinks
The Titanic disappears with lights still working on the ship (illustration based on account given by Frederick Hoyt)

Background imageSinks Collection: Cortes Sinks Ships

Cortes Sinks Ships
In order to discourage any faint-hearted Spanish from deserting the Conquest, Cortes sinks his fleet

Background imageSinks Collection: Victoria / Camperdown 4

Victoria / Camperdown 4
Error and obstinacy on Admiral Tryons part lead to his flagship Victoria and the Camperdown colliding : Victoria sinks, Camperdown is damaged, 300+ drown

Background imageSinks Collection: British Sub Rammed

British Sub Rammed
An Italian torpedo boat heroically rams and sinks a British submarine

Background imageSinks Collection: Victoria / Camperdown 2

Victoria / Camperdown 2
Owing to error and obstinacy on Admiral Tryons part, the battleships Victoria and Camperdown collide : the flagship Victoria sinks, Camperdown is damaged

Background imageSinks Collection: Lusitania Sinks (Dixon)

Lusitania Sinks (Dixon)
The Cunard passenger liner sinks, with the loss of 1198 lives, after being torpedoed off the Irish coast by German U-boat U-20, while returning to Britain from America

Background imageSinks Collection: Contrasting Bathroom

Contrasting Bathroom

Background imageSinks Collection: EURYDICE SINKS

EURYDICE SINKS
Royal Navy training frigate, returning from Bermuda, sinks in a storm off the Isle of Wight, losing some 300 lives : later she will be recovered, but the dead stay dead. Date: 24 March 1878

Background imageSinks Collection: SEVERO & MECHANIC DIE

SEVERO & MECHANIC DIE
Brazilian Severo sinks his fortune in what he believes to be a foolproof dirigible : alas, it isn't, and he and his mechanic die when it crashes in the avenue de Maine, Paris. Date: May 1902

Background imageSinks Collection: Hawkins defeated by the Spanish

Hawkins defeated by the Spanish
Defeat of the British, under Sir John Hawkins, by the Spanish at San Juan de Ulloa. A British ship is on fire, sinking, as men abandon ship and cling to debris. Date: 1568

Background imageSinks Collection: The last of the Leviathan: the Titanic plunging beneath the waves

The last of the Leviathan: the Titanic plunging beneath the waves. Mr Beesley, one of the survivors, described the final scene

Background imageSinks Collection: Deerhound rescues a portion of the crew of the Alabama

Deerhound rescues a portion of the crew of the Alabama, the Confederate war-steamer sunk by the Federal steam- sloop the Kearsarge. Date: 19 June 1864

Background imageSinks Collection: Glorious 1st of June the Le Vengeur sinks Date: 1794

Glorious 1st of June the Le Vengeur sinks Date: 1794

Background imageSinks Collection: LUSITANIA SINKS 1915

LUSITANIA SINKS 1915
The Lusitania sinks after being hit by German torpedoes Date: 1915

Background imageSinks Collection: WITCH WRECKING SHIP

WITCH WRECKING SHIP
A malicious witch of south- west Scotland calls up a storm which sinks a boat

Background imageSinks Collection: WW1 - Battle of Dogger Bank - Sinking of SMS Blucher

WW1 - Battle of Dogger Bank - Sinking of SMS Blucher
WW1 - Battle of Dogger Bank - A photograph showing the sinking of the German battle cruiser, SMS Blucher, after being shelled by the British in 1915

Background imageSinks Collection: WW1 - RMS Laconia torpedoed, 25th February 1917

WW1 - RMS Laconia torpedoed, 25th February 1917
WW1 - RMS Laconia was a Cunard ocean liner torpedoed by SM U-50 while returning from the USA to England with passengers. The first torpedo struck the liner, but did not sink her

Background imageSinks Collection: WW1 - British hospital ship Anglia sinks, November 17th 1915

WW1 - British hospital ship Anglia sinks, November 17th 1915
WW1 - HMHS Anglia was a British steam ship requisitioned for use as a hospital ship during the First World War. On 17th November 1915, Anglia was returning from Calais to Dover

Background imageSinks Collection: WW1 - HMS Birmingham sinking the German U-15 U-Boat

WW1 - HMS Birmingham sinking the German U-15 U-Boat
WW1 - On 9 August 1914, HMS Birmingham spotted the German submarine U-15, whose engines had failed as she lay stopped on the surface in heavy fog, off Fair Isle

Background imageSinks Collection: Advertisement for Paul kitchen units, 1960

Advertisement for Paul kitchen units, 1960
Advertisement for kitchen units by W. H. Paul featuring two women discussing the benefits while looking at the sink unit from the high quality Argyll range. Date: 1960

Background imageSinks Collection: Victoria / Camperdown 1

Victoria / Camperdown 1
Due to error and obstinacy on Admiral Tryons part, the battleships Victoria and Camperdown collide : the Victoria sinks, Camperdown damaged. The crew jump clear. Date: 22 June 1893

Background imageSinks Collection: WW1 - Sinking Svionia the merchantman - Baltics Sea, 1915

WW1 - Sinking Svionia the merchantman - Baltics Sea, 1915
WW1 - The first German merchant ship victim Svionia, was sunk by the gunfire off Sassnitz in the western Baltic. The men from two smaller boats and a submarine

Background imageSinks Collection: WW1 - Battle of Falkland - Heroic German on S. M. S. Leipzig

WW1 - Battle of Falkland - Heroic German on S. M. S. Leipzig
WW1 - Battle of Falkland - A heroic German waves a flag on top of the S.M.S. Leizpig as it sinks. SMS Leipzig (" His Majestys Ship Leipzig" )

Background imageSinks Collection: Skyline of Spandau from the Camp

Skyline of Spandau from the Camp
When the Golden Sun sinks in the West The skyline of Spandau from the Camp. (From Ruhleben Internment Camp 1914-17 Sketch Book). Robert Walker

Background imageSinks Collection: Sissons sinks advertisement, 1950s

Sissons sinks advertisement, 1950s
Advertisement for Sissons stainless steel sinks, bringing gleaming glamour to your kitchen. c.1950

Background imageSinks Collection: County School, Gillingham, Kent

County School, Gillingham, Kent - Chemistry laboratory Date: circa 1920s

Background imageSinks Collection: Homeward Bound Yacht

Homeward Bound Yacht
As the sun sinks low, this yacht is homeward bound. Date: 1950s

Background imageSinks Collection: HOOD SINKS (ART)

HOOD SINKS (ART)
HMS Hood, the worlds largest battleship, is sunk by the Bismarck, from whose decks this eye-witness painting was made Date: 24 May 1941

Background imageSinks Collection: Sinking British Merchant Ship, 1916

Sinking British Merchant Ship, 1916
Photograph showing a sinking British Merchant ship, after she had been torpedoed by a German submarine, 1916. In this picture the ships funnel has reached the waterline

Background imageSinks Collection: U-Boat Sinks Three

U-Boat Sinks Three
German U-boats sink three British warships during the first weeks of World War One, an ominous start to the war : U-9 was credited with sinking all three, but had help

Background imageSinks Collection: Ship Hit by Lightning

Ship Hit by Lightning
The French warship Amiral is hit by lightning in St Lawrence river, Canada, and sinks with all her hands : only two women survive, by swimming to the shore

Background imageSinks Collection: Kitchenmaid in Kitchen

Kitchenmaid in Kitchen
The kitchen maid hard at work drying dishes over the butler sinks

Background imageSinks Collection: Camel Train Desert Asia

Camel Train Desert Asia
A caravan of camels wends its way across the desert sands as the sun sinks picturesquely in the west

Background imageSinks Collection: Sunset at Sea 1888

Sunset at Sea 1888
The sun sinks beneath the horizon of a calm sea

Background imageSinks Collection: Birmingham Sinks U-15

Birmingham Sinks U-15
The British light cruiser HMS Birmingham, commanded by Captain Arthur Duff, sinks the first German submarine of the war (the U-15)

Background imageSinks Collection: Leipzig Sinking 1914

Leipzig Sinking 1914
During the Battle of the Falkland Islands, German vessel Leipzig sinks with great loss of life after a relentless British attack

Background imageSinks Collection: Empress of Ireland Sinks

Empress of Ireland Sinks
Following the collision with a a Norwegian collier, passengers below decks of the listing Canadian liner struggle up stairs in the dark

Background imageSinks Collection: Kearsarge Sinks Alabama

Kearsarge Sinks Alabama
Scene showing the sailors on deck of the Confederate war- steamer Alabama when she is hit by an 11 inch shell from the Federal war-steamer Kearsarge

Background imageSinks Collection: Lusitania Sinks

Lusitania Sinks
This dramatic cover page conveys the shock felt after the Lusitania was torpedoed

Background imageSinks Collection: Lion Sinks a Cruiser

Lion Sinks a Cruiser
In a naval engagement off Heligoland, the Lion sinks a German cruiser

Background imageSinks Collection: EMDEN SINKS SHIPS

EMDEN SINKS SHIPS
The German raider Emden sinks two British ships, Tumerico and King Lud, but will herself be sunk by the Australians in November off North Keeling Island

Background imageSinks Collection: Germans Sink French Ship

Germans Sink French Ship
The German warship Karlsruhe sinks a French sailing ship in the Atlantic



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