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Background imageTorpedoed Collection: German propaganda poster, U Boote Heraus!, WW1

German propaganda poster, U Boote Heraus!, WW1
A German propaganda poster, U Boote Heraus! (U Boats Launch!), showing a submarine officer looking through a periscope with a sinking torpedoed enemy ship in the background

Background imageTorpedoed 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 imageTorpedoed Collection: Painting of the Lusitania

Painting of the Lusitania
A framed painting by B Parr, dated 1919, of the SS Lusitania, a passenger ship which was torpedoed without warning by a German U-boat in May 1915

Background imageTorpedoed Collection: H. M. S. Cressy

H. M. S. Cressy
Lead ship of the Royal Navy Cressy class of armoured cruisers, the Cressy was launched in December 1899. Soon after the outbreak of World War One, the Cressy and two of her sisterships

Background imageTorpedoed Collection: Lusitania Torpedoed

Lusitania Torpedoed
Lusitania torpedoed by a German submarine on her return journey from New York to Liverpool

Background imageTorpedoed Collection: Sailors rescued by fishing boat during First World War

Sailors rescued by fishing boat during First World War
Torpedoed sailors are rescued by a Brixham fishing boat, aptly named the Provident, during the First World War. The Provident, also known as BM291, was built in the shipyard of J

Background imageTorpedoed Collection: HMS Courageous, British battlecruiser, WW1

HMS Courageous, British battlecruiser, WW1
HMS Courageous, British battlecruiser, launched 1916, served during the latter part of the First World War, converted to use as an aircraft carrier during the late 1920s

Background imageTorpedoed 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 imageTorpedoed Collection: RMS Empress of Britain, ocean liner

RMS Empress of Britain, ocean liner
The RMS (Royal Mail Ship) Empress of Britain, an ocean liner built between 1928 and 1931, owned by the Canadian Pacific Steamship Company

Background imageTorpedoed Collection: Torpedoed Ship in Port

Torpedoed Ship in Port
A torpedoed passenger steamship is assisted into port by tugs

Background imageTorpedoed Collection: Torpedoed Ship in Dock

Torpedoed Ship in Dock
A steamship - torpedoed by the Germans although flying the neutral Norwegian flag - is brought into dry dock for repairs

Background imageTorpedoed 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 imageTorpedoed Collection: HMS Wakeful - W-Class Destroyer

HMS Wakeful - W-Class Destroyer Date: 1939

Background imageTorpedoed 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 imageTorpedoed Collection: HMS Courageous 50

HMS Courageous 50
Royal Navy - HMS Courageous 50, an aircraft carrier, seen in July 1936, (formerly a battle-cruiser). HMS Courageous was the lead ship of her class of three battlecruisers built for the Royal Navy

Background imageTorpedoed Collection: HMS Courageous

HMS Courageous
Royal Navy - HMS Courageous (pennant number 50'), in August 1938. HMS Courageous was the lead ship of her class of three battlecruisers built for the Royal Navy during the First World War

Background imageTorpedoed 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 imageTorpedoed Collection: Captain John Treasure Jones Archive - two items

Captain John Treasure Jones Archive - two items
Captain John Treasure Jones Archive. Born and raised on a small farm in Pembrokeshire, South Wales, John Treasure Jones (1905-1993) went to sea at the age of 15

Background imageTorpedoed Collection: Daily Mirror - loss of the Lusitania, WW1

Daily Mirror - loss of the Lusitania, WW1
The Daily Mirror breaking the news of Lusitania's demise, 8 May 1915, Torpedoed by German Pirate. Date: 1915

Background imageTorpedoed Collection: RMS Lusitania - musical score, plate and bowl

RMS Lusitania - musical score, plate and bowl
RMS Lusitania - musical score The Lusitania Waltz by Ezra Read, In Memoriam ceramic plate showing Lusitania with the words Torpedoed 7th May 1915, and a bowl depicting the Lusitania/Mauretania

Background imageTorpedoed Collection: HMS Escort, E-class destroyer

HMS Escort, E-class destroyer
Royal Navy - HMS Escort, an E-class destroyer, built for the Royal Navy in the early 1930s. Although assigned to the Home Fleet upon completion

Background imageTorpedoed Collection: HMS Courageous, aircraft carrier

HMS Courageous, aircraft carrier
Royal Navy - HMS Courageous, an aircraft carrier, (formerly a battle-cruiser). HMS Courageous was the lead ship of her class of three battlecruisers built for the Royal Navy during the First World

Background imageTorpedoed Collection: HMS Courageous - Fleet aircraft carrier

HMS Courageous - Fleet aircraft carrier
Royal Navy - HMS Courageous, a Courageous-class battlecruiser built for the Royal Navy during the First World War. Designed to support the Baltic Project championed by First Sea Lord John Fisher

Background imageTorpedoed Collection: HMS Hermes, Highflyer-class protected cruiser

HMS Hermes, Highflyer-class protected cruiser
Royal Navy - HMS Hermes, a Highflyer-class protected cruiser, before conversion to an experimental seaplane carrier / tender

Background imageTorpedoed Collection: The latest act of Hun fiendishness during the First World War: the Glenart Castle

The latest act of Hun fiendishness during the First World War: the Glenart Castle, the seventh hospital ship sunk in breach of the German pledge

Background imageTorpedoed Collection: Destruction of a Brazilian Gunboat

Destruction of a Brazilian Gunboat
During a naval skirmish, a Brazilian gunboat is torpedoed and is in the process of sinking, life boats of sailors rowing away from the steamship to the shores of the river. Date: 1865

Background imageTorpedoed Collection: The Royal Edward liner - sunk at the Dardanelles

The Royal Edward liner - sunk at the Dardanelles
The Royal Edward, formerly the Cairo, a big, two-funnelled liner which formerly crossed the Atlantic, and was later used as a troop ship

Background imageTorpedoed Collection: How Germany treats neutral commerce, torpedo WW1

How Germany treats neutral commerce, torpedo WW1
How Germany treats neutral commerce in the First World War. A German torpedo just about to strike a merchantman. 1915

Background imageTorpedoed Collection: Crew of a British C Class submarine 1916

Crew of a British C Class submarine 1916
British sailors struggle to haul some German sailors onboard a submarine, after the German ship was torpedoed. At this stage of the war

Background imageTorpedoed Collection: TORPEDOED CREW HELPED

TORPEDOED CREW HELPED
Italian submarine helps crew of torpedoed English ship to reach Azores in safety Date: September 1940

Background imageTorpedoed Collection: Passengers of the Lusitania

Passengers of the Lusitania
A page from The Sketch reporting on prominent personalities, on board the Lusitania, sunk by a German torpedo on 7 May 1915. Top left is Lady Allan, wife of Sir Hugh M

Background imageTorpedoed Collection: Mary Cornish - Heroine - WW2 - Sinking of SS City of Benares

Mary Cornish - Heroine - WW2 - Sinking of SS City of Benares
Heroic Deeds of the War - Miss Mary Cornish. During the Second World War the City of Benares was used as an evacuee ship to evacuate 90 children from Britain to Canada

Background imageTorpedoed Collection: Loose Lips Might Sink Ships

Loose Lips Might Sink Ships - United States Office of War Information poster, reproduced on postcards by House of Seagram. Date: circa 1942

Background imageTorpedoed Collection: Sinking of SMS Szent Istvan, Austrian battleship, WW1

Sinking of SMS Szent Istvan, Austrian battleship, WW1
The sinking of SMS Szent Istvan, an Austro-Hungarian Tegetthoff-class dreadnought battleship (launched 1914), torpedoed by the Italian navy off the Dalmatian coast during the First World War

Background imageTorpedoed Collection: Leaving SS Ivernia, Boston Harbour

Leaving SS Ivernia, Boston Harbour
SS Ivernia was built by Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson of Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Launched in 1899 by the Cunard Line company to act as an intermediate ship catering for the vast immigration

Background imageTorpedoed 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 imageTorpedoed Collection: WW1 - SS Sussex torpedoed, 24th March 1916

WW1 - SS Sussex torpedoed, 24th March 1916
WW1 - SS Sussex was on a voyage from Folkestone to Dieppe when she was torpedoed by SM UB-29. The ship was severely damaged, with the entire bow forward of the bridge blown off

Background imageTorpedoed Collection: Germans showing guns on the Lusitania 1915

Germans showing guns on the Lusitania 1915
The sinking of the Cunard ocean liner RMS Lusitania occurred on 7 May 1915 during the First World War, by a German U-boat, hitting the Lusitania twice with torpedoes, sinking within 18 minutes

Background imageTorpedoed Collection: HMS Majestic battle-ship torpedoed and sunk 1915

HMS Majestic battle-ship torpedoed and sunk 1915
On 27 May 1915, HMS Majestic battle-ship was torpedoed and sunk, off the Gallipoli Peninsula by a German submarine U-21. Nearly all the officers and men were saved. 27 May 1915

Background imageTorpedoed Collection: Sinking of the Lusitania

Sinking of the Lusitania
The sinking of the Cunard ocean liner RMS Lusitania on 7 May 1915, by torpedo off the south-west of Ireland, the German act which more than all else determined Americas entry into the First World

Background imageTorpedoed Collection: Royal Edward torpedoed August 1915

Royal Edward torpedoed August 1915
The first British transport ships to be sunk in the First World War, Royal Edward owned by the Canadian Northern Steamship Company

Background imageTorpedoed Collection: Lusitania Memorial

Lusitania Memorial
The Lustiania Memorial, Pier Head, Liverpool, England. The Lusitania, a Cunard liner, was torpedoed by the Germans in 1915 on a return journey from New York to Liverpool. Date: 1950s

Background imageTorpedoed Collection: DIVERS AND LUSITANIA

DIVERS AND LUSITANIA
American scientist/diver J D Craig descends to a depth of 80 metres to photograph the wreck of the Lusitania, torpedoed during World War One Date: 1922

Background imageTorpedoed Collection: WW1 - HMS E13 British submarine - Aground and attacked

WW1 - HMS E13 British submarine - Aground and attacked
WW1 - HMS E13 was a British E class submarine. Due to a compass failure, it ran aground on the Danish Island of Saltholm in the Oresund

Background imageTorpedoed Collection: Captain Loxley of battleship Formidable & his dog Bruce

Captain Loxley of battleship Formidable & his dog Bruce
Portrait of Captain Loxley, in command of the battleship Formidable which was sunk by a German torpedo in 1915. Also included is a picture of his terrier dog Bruce who reportedly stayed with his

Background imageTorpedoed Collection: Embroidered badge of the Welsh Guards

Embroidered badge of the Welsh Guards, worked by Private H. Gee, 13th Battalion Manchester Regiment and dated March 1917, Netley

Background imageTorpedoed Collection: Sketch cover, Captain Loxleys faithful dog, WW1

Sketch cover, Captain Loxleys faithful dog, WW1
Front cover of The Sketch magazine featuring a portrait of Bruce, the faithful Irish terrier belonging to Captain Noel Loxley of H.M.S Formidable

Background imageTorpedoed Collection: Gieve life saving waistcoat for torpedoed shipwreck victims

Gieve life saving waistcoat for torpedoed shipwreck victims
Advertisement for the Gieve life-saving waistcoat from Gieves Ltd, The Royal Naval Outfitters, intended for use by victims of torpedoed ships during the First World War



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