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Steamship Collection

Background imageSteamship Collection: Plan of ship SS Great Britain

Plan of ship SS Great Britain
Illustrations showing a side cutaway view and an overhead view of Brunel's steamship SS Great Britain, launched in 1843. Date: 1845

Background imageSteamship Collection: RMS Campania steamship

RMS Campania steamship
Photograph of RMS Campania, British ocean line steamship, owned by the Cunard Steamship Line, built by Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company of Govan, Scotland

Background imageSteamship Collection: P&O Liner Chusan

P&O Liner Chusan. circa 1949

Background imageSteamship Collection: RMS Orvieto - Orient Line Steamer

RMS Orvieto - Orient Line Steamer
The Royal Mail Ship Orvieto was a steamer of the Orient Line engaged in the passenger trade between England and Australia

Background imageSteamship Collection: The RMS Aquitania (Cunard Line) in the Port of Liverpool

The RMS Aquitania (Cunard Line) in the Port of Liverpool. Date: 1930

Background imageSteamship Collection: Paddle steamer La Marguerite

Paddle steamer La Marguerite, off Penmaenmawr, with Great Orme in the distance. Date: circa 1907

Background imageSteamship Collection: RMS Olympic, cruise ship of the White Star Line, WW1

RMS Olympic, cruise ship of the White Star Line, WW1
RMS Olympic, cruise ship of the White Star Line, seen here from a seaplane whilst on war service during WW1. Date: 1914-1918

Background imageSteamship Collection: N. Y. K. Line - M. S. Heiyo Maru

N. Y. K. Line - M. S. Heiyo Maru
N.Y.K. Line (Nippon Yusen Kaish) - M.S. Heiyo Maru. Date: 1938

Background imageSteamship Collection: Arrival of the Queen Mary - New York - after maiden voyage

Arrival of the Queen Mary - New York - after maiden voyage
Arrival of the Queen Mary after her maiden voyage, in New York. America. Photograph. August 8th 1938. Date: 1938

Background imageSteamship Collection: Le Grand Salon onboard SS Normandie

Le Grand Salon onboard SS Normandie
Le Grand Salon of the luxurious French liner SS Normandie Date: 1935

Background imageSteamship Collection: Royal Iris Ferry Steamer

Royal Iris Ferry Steamer
The Royal Iris, the Wallasey to Cheshire Ferry steamer. This is the successor to the vessel of the same name which became famous during World War One. Date: 1950s

Background imageSteamship Collection: GPO map of Mail Steamship Routes

GPO map of Mail Steamship Routes. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageSteamship Collection: RMS Chitral, cruise ship of the P&O Line as troop ship, WW2

RMS Chitral, cruise ship of the P&O Line as troop ship, WW2
RMS Chitral, cruise ship of the P&O Line as troop ship during WW2. Date: 1943

Background imageSteamship Collection: Paddle steamer Medway Queen, Sheerness, Kent

Paddle steamer Medway Queen, Sheerness, Kent
Paddle steamer Medway Queen, arriving at Sheerness-on-Sea, Kent. During the Second World War she acted as a minesweeper, and made seven evacuation trips from Dunkirk in 1940, rescuing 7000 men

Background imageSteamship Collection: MV Britannic - Cunard White Star transatlantic ocean liner

MV Britannic - Cunard White Star transatlantic ocean liner. During World War II she was used to transport troops, carrying 173, 550 people. Date: circa 1936

Background imageSteamship Collection: RMS Lucania steamship

RMS Lucania steamship
Photograph of RMS Lucania, British ocean line steamship owned by the Cunard Steamship Line, built by Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company of Govan, Scotland

Background imageSteamship Collection: Canadian Pacific Cabin steamers to Canada

Canadian Pacific Cabin steamers to Canada -- the Montrose leaving Liverpool. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageSteamship Collection: Cross-section of Aquitania steamship

Cross-section of Aquitania steamship
Cross-section of the RMS Aquitania Cunard Line ocean liner, designed by Leonard Peskett and built by John Brown & Company in Clydebank, Scotland

Background imageSteamship Collection: The R. M. S. Berengaria entering harbour

The R. M. S. Berengaria entering harbour
The R.M.S. Berengaria of the Cunard line (originally launched as the S.S. Imperator for the Hamburg-America line in 1912) entering harbour in the 1930s. It was scrapped in 1938. Date: 1930s

Background imageSteamship Collection: RMS Olympic, White Star Line cruise ship, Southampton

RMS Olympic, White Star Line cruise ship, Southampton
RMS Olympic, White Star Line cruise ship, leaving Southampton, with people watching from the quay. early 20th century

Background imageSteamship Collection: Cunard Liner RMS Aquitania arriving into New York, USA

Cunard Liner RMS Aquitania arriving into New York, USA
Cunard Line Ocean Liner RMS Aquitania arriving into New York, USA. Launched on 21st April 1913 and sailed on her maiden voyage to New York on 30th May 1914

Background imageSteamship Collection: WW1 - The torpedoing of the RMS Falaba, 28th March 1915

WW1 - The torpedoing of the RMS Falaba, 28th March 1915
WW1 - A view from on board the RMS Falaba, showing the German U-Boat U-28 alongside it. The liner tried its best to escape, but the British steamship was torpedoed and sunk by the submarine

Background imageSteamship Collection: Queen Mary Ocean Liner, whistles used for signalling

Queen Mary Ocean Liner, whistles used for signalling
Queen Marys three giant whistles two on the fore funnel and one on the midships funnel, were fitted. Each were seven feet in length, and could be heard five miles away, but so low pitched

Background imageSteamship Collection: Queen Mary Ocean Liner, at Southampton

Queen Mary Ocean Liner, at Southampton
Reaching Southampton the Queen Mary docked in an enormous King George V graving drydock, ready for its maiden voyage to New York in May 1936

Background imageSteamship Collection: Queen Mary Ocean liner 1936

Queen Mary Ocean liner 1936
Front cover of Weekly Illustrated Magazine showing Queen Mary Ocean liner at Clydebank, Scotland, built by John Brown & Company Scotland. Now permanently moored at Long Beach, California, USA. 1936

Background imageSteamship Collection: Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, Whaleback ship - Poe Docks

Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, Whaleback ship - Poe Docks
Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, Whaleback ship leaving Poe Docks. A whaleback was a type of cargo steamship of unique design

Background imageSteamship Collection: Paddle Steamer Southampton, at Southampton

Paddle Steamer Southampton, at Southampton
Paddle Steamer Southampton of the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company, at Southampton, with passengers on deck. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageSteamship Collection: Engine-Room of H. M. S. Warrior

Engine-Room of H. M. S. Warrior
The Engine-room of H.M.S.Warrior, which at the time of its construction was at the forefront of warship development. Date: c 1860

Background imageSteamship Collection: HMS Shannon

HMS Shannon, view of the armoured cruiser, taken from the fighting top, shows the deck and some of the chief guns. Built in Chatham Dockyard, England, fro the Royal Navy in the mid-1900s

Background imageSteamship Collection: The Aberdeen Line T. S. S. Marathon ocean liner

The Aberdeen Line T. S. S. Marathon ocean liner
The Aberdeen Line T.S.S. ( Turbine Steam Ship ) Marathon ocean liner. Date: 1912

Background imageSteamship Collection: SS Anselm of the Booth Steamship Company

SS Anselm of the Booth Steamship Company
SS Anselm, a British turbine steamship of the Booth Steamship Company. Flying both the English and Brazilian flags - hinting at the standard route of passage for this particular vessel

Background imageSteamship Collection: P&O Mail and Passenger liner - SS Rawalpindi

P&O Mail and Passenger liner - SS Rawalpindi
P&O liner SS Rawalpindi - India Passenger and Mail Service - 16, 600 tons gross. Date: 1937

Background imageSteamship Collection: The Bentinck steamer

The Bentinck steamer
The steamship Bentinck, moored in the Thames, off Blackwall. The ship was owned by the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company (P & O)

Background imageSteamship Collection: SS Lucania - Cunard

SS Lucania - Cunard
SS Lucania. This Cunarder is the first ship to be equipped with Signor Marconis wireless system : for a while she holds the Blue Riband for the fastest Atlantic crossing. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageSteamship Collection: Port Natal, Durban, Natal Province, South Africa

Port Natal, Durban, Natal Province, South Africa. Date: circa 1905

Background imageSteamship Collection: Steamship in port of Mollendo, Peru, South America

Steamship in port of Mollendo, Peru, South America
Moonlit scene with a steamship in the port of Mollendo, southern Peru, South America. Date: 1916

Background imageSteamship Collection: Ocean Liner in dock in Bermuda

Ocean Liner in dock in Bermuda. Date: 1908

Background imageSteamship Collection: P&O RMS Straithaird

P&O RMS Straithaird
India and Australia Mail and Passenger Service - the P&O vessel RMS Straithaird - 22, 500 tonnes. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageSteamship Collection: RMS Berengaria, formerly SS Imperator, ocean liner

RMS Berengaria, formerly SS Imperator, ocean liner
RMS Berengaria of the Cunard Line, formerly SS Imperator, transatlantic ocean liner, seen here at Southampton. Date: circa 1925

Background imageSteamship Collection: Map, Gold Coast Colony, Ghana, West Africa

Map, Gold Coast Colony, Ghana, West Africa, with the main cocoa producing areas shaded, a railway line and steamship routes. Also a gold mining area. Date: circa 1920

Background imageSteamship Collection: The Turkish State Barge Seughudlu, built at Elswick Shipyard

The Turkish State Barge Seughudlu, built at Elswick Shipyard, Newcastle upon Tyne for His Imperial Majesty Sultan Abdul Hamid II (1842-1918) - September 25, 1903

Background imageSteamship Collection: Shipbuilding - RMS Franconia 1910

Shipbuilding - RMS Franconia 1910
In construction the Cunard companys steamer RMS Franconia, covered in girders and scaffolding. Franconia, was intended for the lines Boston service, between Liverpool and Boston, USA. Date: 1910

Background imageSteamship Collection: TSS Largs Bay, steamship of the Australian Commonwealth Line

TSS Largs Bay, steamship of the Australian Commonwealth Line. Date: circa 1922

Background imageSteamship Collection: RMS Mauretania - Cunard LIne Transatlantic Ocean Liner

RMS Mauretania - Cunard LIne Transatlantic Ocean Liner
RMS Mauretania was an ocean liner designed by Leonard Peskett and built by Wigham Richardson and Swan Hunter for the British Cunard Line, launched on the afternoon of 20 September 1906. circa 1920

Background imageSteamship Collection: Hymn to which the Titanic sunk and photo of the liner

Hymn to which the Titanic sunk and photo of the liner
Hymn to which the Titanic sunk ( Nearer, My God, To Thee ) and picture of the liner. Date: 1912

Background imageSteamship Collection: John Fitch - American inventor of the steamboat

John Fitch - American inventor of the steamboat
John Fitch (1743-1798) - the ill-fated inventor of the steamboat, who ended his own life in Bardstown in 1798, Kentucky, USA

Background imageSteamship Collection: Khedivial Mail Line S. A. E. T. S. S. El Malek Fouad

Khedivial Mail Line S. A. E. T. S. S. El Malek Fouad
Khedivial Mail Line S.A.E. T.S.S. El Malek Fouad. Built in 1947, re-named Nefertiti in 1956 and then re-named Olbia in 1961. Date: 1940s

Background imageSteamship Collection: MV Loch Seaforth, 1940s/50s

MV Loch Seaforth, 1940s/50s



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