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Background imageTorpedo Collection: HMS Tipperary, British destroyer leader, WW1

HMS Tipperary, British destroyer leader, WW1
HMS Tipperary, British Faulknor-class torpedo boat destroyer leader, launched 1915, served briefly during the First World War, sunk during the Battle of Jutland, 31 May 1916. Date: 1915-1916

Background imageTorpedo Collection: Fairey Swordfish Torpedo-Bomber; Second World War, 1941

Fairey Swordfish Torpedo-Bomber; Second World War, 1941
Painting showing a Fleet Air Arm Fairey Swordfish torpedo-bomber-reconnaissance airplane flying over a British destroyer (bottom centre) and the aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious (back right), 1941

Background imageTorpedo Collection: Bristol 156 Beaufighter -flown by Coastal Command with

Bristol 156 Beaufighter -flown by Coastal Command with torpedo and rocket projectile armament The type proved lethally effective against enemy shipping

Background imageTorpedo Collection: Loss of HMS Courageous by G. H. Davis

Loss of HMS Courageous by G. H. Davis
The loss of HMS Courageous: one of the Royal Navys aircraft carriers sunk by a German submarine. A sectional drawing of the vessel, showing amidships the boiler room section

Background imageTorpedo Collection: HMS Lion hit, Battle of Jutland, WW1

HMS Lion hit, Battle of Jutland, WW1
Scene during the Battle of Jutland, in the North Sea near Denmark, during the First World War, showing the British battlecruiser HMS Lion being hit on the Q turret

Background imageTorpedo Collection: Swordfish Torpedo-bombers on board HMS Victorious, Second

Swordfish Torpedo-bombers on board HMS Victorious, Second
Photograph showing Fleet Air Arm Swordfish torpedo-bombers gathered on the stern of the Royal Navy aircraft-carrier HMS Victorious, during the Second World War, 1941

Background imageTorpedo Collection: RAF Bristol Beaufighter; Second World War, 1943

RAF Bristol Beaufighter; Second World War, 1943
Photograph of a British Bristol Beaufighter fighter-bomber aircraft of Coastal Command, with torpedo slung beneath the fuselage, 1943

Background imageTorpedo Collection: Turbinia - steam turbine-powered steamship

Turbinia - steam turbine-powered steamship
Turbinia - the first steam turbine-powered steamship. Built as an experimental vessel in 1894, Turbinia wasy the fastest ship anywhere in the world at that time

Background imageTorpedo Collection: Renault Torpedo Sport

Renault Torpedo Sport
The chauffeur of a Renault 40cv Torpedo Sport waits while two lady passengers get in. Or is one lady seeing the other off ? Who can say ?

Background imageTorpedo Collection: Short seaplane Type 184 in flight, WW1

Short seaplane Type 184 in flight, WW1
A British Short seaplane Type 184 in flight during the First World War. It was a two-seater reconnaissance, bombing and torpedo-carrying folder seaplane designed by Short Brothers. 1915-1918

Background imageTorpedo 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 imageTorpedo Collection: Growth of the submarine by G. H. Davis

Growth of the submarine by G. H. Davis
The growth of the submarine from 1901 to 1912. In chronological order, they are: 1901-2 Holland Class, 1903-5 A Class, 1904-6 B Class, 1906-9 C Class, 1911 D Class and 1912 E Class

Background imageTorpedo Collection: WW1 poster, Join the Navy, the Service for Fighting Men. Date: circa 1917

WW1 poster, Join the Navy, the Service for Fighting Men. Date: circa 1917

Background imageTorpedo Collection: Lamp post made from German torpedo, Gibraltar

Lamp post made from German torpedo, Gibraltar
Lamp post made from a German torpedo, at a Royal Navy camp in Gibraltar. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageTorpedo Collection: Bristol Beaufighter TT Mk. 10 RD758, Bahrain

Bristol Beaufighter TT Mk. 10 RD758, Bahrain
Built as a Beaufighter TF.X (Torpedo Fighter version) RD758 was converted to a TT.X, for target towing Date: 1956

Background imageTorpedo Collection: Three point turns by W H Robinson

Three point turns by W H Robinson
No need for three point turns, with this double torpedo model with revolving body for obviating the difficult of turning the car in narrow lanes. 1919

Background imageTorpedo Collection: The Capture of the Vulcania; Second World War, 1943

The Capture of the Vulcania; Second World War, 1943
Illustration showing a German motor torpedo boat capturing the Italian passenger-liner Vulcania in the Adriatic sea during 1943

Background imageTorpedo Collection: The Battle of Pacocha; Action between HMS Shah and Ameth

The Battle of Pacocha; Action between HMS Shah and Ameth
Engraving showing the battle between HMS Shah and Amethyst and the Peruvian Ironclad turret ship Huascar on the 29th May 1877

Background imageTorpedo Collection: Alfred Fernandez Yarrow

Alfred Fernandez Yarrow
Sir ALFRED FERNANDEZ YARROW Inventor and manufacturer, noted for torpedo boats

Background imageTorpedo Collection: Submarines against the Japanese, 1944

Submarines against the Japanese, 1944
A double page spread in The Sphere, 1944, entitled " Submarines against the Japs: British underwater craft operating in the Far East." On the left hand page

Background imageTorpedo Collection: Music cover, The Torpedo Galop

Music cover, The Torpedo Galop, by Charles d Albert, based on music from Edmond Audrans comic opera, Olivette. 1880

Background imageTorpedo Collection: WW1 - Lifebelted passengers - Torpedoing of RMS Falaba

WW1 - Lifebelted passengers - Torpedoing of RMS Falaba
WW1 - Aboard the RMS Falaba on 28th March 1915, the photographer captures a moment showing passengers putting on their life-belts

Background imageTorpedo Collection: Swordfish torpedo-bombers on HMS Battler; Second World War

Swordfish torpedo-bombers on HMS Battler; Second World War
Photograph showing Fairey Swordfish torpedo-bombers on the flight deck of HMS Battler, a British escort carrier, 1943. Date: 1943

Background imageTorpedo Collection: Sectional drawing of the Lusitania

Sectional drawing of the Lusitania showing the German U-boat responsible for the torpedo which sunk it in 18 minutes on May 7th 1915, with the loss of 1200 lives

Background imageTorpedo Collection: British Sub Rammed

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

Background imageTorpedo Collection: Albemarle and Sassacus

Albemarle and Sassacus
In the North Carolina sounds, Confederate ram Albemarle rules the waves : she survives ramming by the Sassacus but will be sunk by a torpedo attack later in the year

Background imageTorpedo Collection: WW II - range of bombs, ordnance dropped by RAF

WW II - range of bombs, ordnance dropped by RAF
Vintage World War II photograph - range of bombs ordnance dropped by bombers of the RAF

Background imageTorpedo Collection: Cross section of a British submarine 1939

Cross section of a British submarine 1939
Illustration showing a labeled cross section of a British submarine. Reminds its readers of an announcement last week, stating that British submarine successes may not be brought to the attention of

Background imageTorpedo Collection: HMAS Yarra - River-Class Torpedo Destroyer

HMAS Yarra - River-Class Torpedo Destroyer
Royal Australian Navy - HMAS Yarra / HMS Yarra, a River-Class Torpedo Destroyer, making way at speed, on the River Clyde during manufacturers trials in 1910. Yarra was built by William Denny & Bros

Background imageTorpedo Collection: The destruction of HMS Prince of Wales, 1941

The destruction of HMS Prince of Wales, 1941
The destruction of HMS Prince of Wales by Japanese aircraft and torpedoes near Kuantan, off the east coast of Malaya on 10 December 1941

Background imageTorpedo Collection: A torpedo fired from HMS Afridi - British Destroyer

A torpedo fired from HMS Afridi - British Destroyer
A torpedo fired from HMS Afridi - Britains Biggest Destroyer (at this time). Date: circa 1939

Background imageTorpedo Collection: recovering a Whitehead torpedo Royal Navy

recovering a Whitehead torpedo Royal Navy

Background imageTorpedo Collection: Torpedo boat Royal Navy

Torpedo boat Royal Navy

Background imageTorpedo Collection: Firing a Whitehead torpedo Royal Navy

Firing a Whitehead torpedo Royal Navy

Background imageTorpedo Collection: Fitting topedo nets to battleship Royal Navy

Fitting topedo nets to battleship Royal Navy

Background imageTorpedo Collection: A Whitehead Torpedo being recovered probably WW1

A Whitehead Torpedo being recovered probably WW1

Background imageTorpedo Collection: Testing a Weymouth torpedo

Testing a Weymouth torpedo

Background imageTorpedo Collection: Launching a torpedo from a drifter, probably WW1

Launching a torpedo from a drifter, probably WW1

Background imageTorpedo Collection: Launching a torpedo from a drifter fishing boat

Launching a torpedo from a drifter fishing boat

Background imageTorpedo Collection: German Navy torpedo boats Tiger and Wolf

German Navy torpedo boats Tiger and Wolf

Background imageTorpedo Collection: Royal Navy sailors with a torpedo - probably WW1

Royal Navy sailors with a torpedo - probably WW1

Background imageTorpedo Collection: Royal Navy sailors with a torpedo

Royal Navy sailors with a torpedo

Background imageTorpedo Collection: Royal Naval Exhibition 1891 - Whitehead Torpedo

Royal Naval Exhibition 1891 - Whitehead Torpedo demonstration

Background imageTorpedo Collection: Whitehead torpedo demonstration, Royal Naval Exhibition

Whitehead torpedo demonstration, Royal Naval Exhibition of 1891 in London

Background imageTorpedo Collection: Torpedo drill, Royal Naval Exhibition of 1891 in London

Torpedo drill, Royal Naval Exhibition of 1891 in London

Background imageTorpedo Collection: Royal Naval Exhibition 1891 - Torpedo Drill

Royal Naval Exhibition 1891 - Torpedo Drill

Background imageTorpedo Collection: British biplane dropping a torpedo during WW1

British biplane dropping a torpedo during WW1

Background imageTorpedo Collection: Biplane dropping a torpedo

Biplane dropping a torpedo



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