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Background imageTo Wed Collection: SS Amerique being towed into Plymouth, Devon, 1874

SS Amerique being towed into Plymouth, Devon, 1874
Engraving showing the French Trans-Atlantic Companys steamship Amerique, which was one of the quickest trans-atlantic steamers of the time, 1874

Background imageTo Wed Collection: Saucer and Rockets

Saucer and Rockets
Train of Rockets Towed by a Flying Saucer

Background imageTo Wed Collection: The Mutiny on the Caswell, 1876

The Mutiny on the Caswell, 1876
Engraving of a number of sketches of the Caswell Mutiny, which took place on the sailing ship Caswell between Valparaiso and Queenstown, Ireland, March 1876

Background imageTo Wed Collection: SS Bloodhound towed to shore - Newfoundland

SS Bloodhound towed to shore - Newfoundland
SS Bloodhound with a broken shaft, being towed to port by SS Diana - Newfoundland and Labrador Date: 1910

Background imageTo Wed Collection: Ski Sledge 1930S

Ski Sledge 1930S
A group of skiers on a sledge, about to be towed to the top of the ski slope - this is the easy bit! Date: 1930s

Background imageTo Wed Collection: Howitzer towed by lorry near Merris, France, WW1

Howitzer towed by lorry near Merris, France, WW1
A British 6 inch howitzer being towed across a railway line by a lorry near Merris, northern France, at the time of the Battle of Hazebrouck (during the Battle of the Lys), First World War

Background imageTo Wed Collection: A new thrill for bathers: water sport in 1913

A new thrill for bathers: water sport in 1913
Taxi-ing behind a motor boat: a new thrill for bathers. Water planing on a plank towed at 35 mph. Date: 1913

Background imageTo Wed Collection: Getting out the paravanes on entering a minefield, WW1

Getting out the paravanes on entering a minefield, WW1
The crew of a ship getting out the paravanes on entering a minefield during the First World War. The paravane is towed underwater in order to detect the presence of mines

Background imageTo Wed Collection: Lowering a paravane on entering a minefield, WW1

Lowering a paravane on entering a minefield, WW1
Lowering a paravane on entering a minefield during the First World War. The paravane is towed underwater in order to detect the presence of mines. Date: 1914-1918

Background imageTo Wed Collection: Landing artillery on the Gallipoli Peninsula

Landing artillery on the Gallipoli Peninsula
A 155-MM. gun being towed ashore on a lighter at Seddul Bahr on the Gallipoli Peninsula. The photograph is of particular interest as showing a method of landing heavy guns

Background imageTo Wed Collection: Shackletons Nimrod on display in London

Shackletons Nimrod on display in London

Background imageTo Wed Collection: Manchester Ship Canal - The Barton Swing Aqueduct

Manchester Ship Canal - The Barton Swing Aqueduct
A horse-towed coal barge crossing the unique structure of the Barton Swing Aqueduct, carrying the Bridgewater Canal across the wider span of the Manchester Ship Canal - opened in 1893

Background imageTo Wed Collection: Towed Derelict Torpedo

Towed Derelict Torpedo
Recovery of a lost torpedo by a fishing boat or patrol vessel. Finders received 5 pounds for salvaging derelict torpedoes and returning them to the Admiralty authorities

Background imageTo Wed Collection: Captured German 155-mm Gun, Italy; Second World War, 1944

Captured German 155-mm Gun, Italy; Second World War, 1944
Photograph showing a French 155-mm gun, used by the German army to shell Allied shipping, captured by British troops and being towed by a Sherman tank, Italy, 1944

Background imageTo Wed Collection: An Emigrant Ship leaving Great Britain, 1844

An Emigrant Ship leaving Great Britain, 1844
Engraving showing a three masted sailing ship being towed out of the harbour at the start of its journey to Australia, 1844

Background imageTo Wed Collection: French luxury liner, Normandie, in New York Harbour, Novem

French luxury liner, Normandie, in New York Harbour, Novem
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 imageTo Wed 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 imageTo Wed Collection: Sunderland Bridge

Sunderland Bridge
Bridge over the Wear at Sunderland (Tyne & Wear), with shipping including a sailing vessel being towed out to sea by a steam tug. Built 1793, repaired Robt Stephenson 1859

Background imageTo Wed Collection: The Nimrod in a storm, Antarctic Ocean, 1908

The Nimrod in a storm, Antarctic Ocean, 1908
Illustration showing the polar research ship Nimrod heading for the Antarctic at the start of the Nimrod Antarctic Expedition of 1908-09

Background imageTo Wed Collection: Demonstration of the Dracone, Southampton, 1958

Demonstration of the Dracone, Southampton, 1958
Photograph of the Dracone, a flexible towed trailer for the transport of fluids lighter than water, Southampton, 19th September 1958

Background imageTo Wed Collection: New landing stage at Liverpool

New landing stage at Liverpool
A new landing stage, being towed to her moorings by seven steamers. The landing stage enabled passengers to embark easily at St. Georges Pier, Liverpool

Background imageTo Wed Collection: Lady Skier & Horse 1929

Lady Skier & Horse 1929
An elegant skier, in a red outfit, is towed by a horse

Background imageTo Wed Collection: Motor racing breakdown at Brooklands

Motor racing breakdown at Brooklands
A competitor at Brooklands motor race is towed into the paddock with the aid of a branch. Date: April 17th 1920

Background imageTo Wed Collection: Turks Quit Montenegro

Turks Quit Montenegro
Turkish bashi-bazouks evacuate Montenegro picturesquely, in barges towed by steamers

Background imageTo Wed Collection: Verne / 5 Weeks in Balloon

Verne / 5 Weeks in Balloon
Cinq semaines dans un ballon Towed by an elephant

Background imageTo Wed Collection: Baron Munchhausen / Books

Baron Munchhausen / Books
He is towed through the air by a flight of friendly ducks

Background imageTo Wed Collection: FAIREY ATALANTA

FAIREY ATALANTA
A twin-engine military flying boat : it is depicted being towed onto the shore by means of a wheeled cradle

Background imageTo Wed Collection: Sailing Ships / Dreadnough

Sailing Ships / Dreadnough
The old sailing ship towed to her last berth

Background imageTo Wed Collection: AMERIQUE STEAMSHIP

AMERIQUE STEAMSHIP
The French Transatlantic Companys steamship Amerique towed into Plymouth by tugs

Background imageTo Wed Collection: Erie Canal, USA

Erie Canal, USA
A night scene on the Erie Canal - barges being towed by horses

Background imageTo Wed Collection: After Trafalgar

After Trafalgar
After the battle, the Victory is towed into the harbour of Gibraltar

Background imageTo Wed Collection: Canal Tow Path & Horse

Canal Tow Path & Horse
An industrial narrow boat laden with coal is towed by a horse (encouraged with a feeding nosebag) on the tow path (entering a lock), Grand Union Canal, England

Background imageTo Wed Collection: Teltow Canal Rly

Teltow Canal Rly
Barges on the Teltow Canal, in the outskirts of Berlin, are towed by this railway which runs alongside


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