RMS Caronia - Cunard Line
RMS Caronia - Cunard Line - launched in 1904 - scrapped in 1932. The start of World War I caused her to be requisitioned as an armed merchant cruiser. In 1916, she became a troopship and served in that role for the duration, returning to the Liverpool-New York run after the War. Date: 1905
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
1905, British, Caronia, Charles, Cunard, Dixon, Funnels, Historical, History, Line, Liner, Mail, Ocean, Painting, Rms, Royal, Ship, Transatlantic, Tug, Tugs, Vessel
Port of Amsterdam - The Netherlands
Port of Amsterdam - The Netherlands (De Hoofdstad van Nederlands) This postcard shows an image of the harbour at Amsterdam, showing tugs at the quayside and ships coming into port.
© The Roseries Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library
1910s, Amsterdam, Bicycle, Bicycles, Dutch, Harbour, Holland, Netherlands, Pilot, Port, Quay, Quayside, Ships, Tugs
London Fire Brigade pump damaged by fire
A London Fire Brigade pump damaged by a dramatic fire which took place on the night of 15 August 1920 on the Thames at Woolwich, SE London. The barge Dorcas, laden with several thousand gallons of petrol, caught fire, burned though her mooring ropes and, drifting in the tide, blazed furiously. The Dorcas collided with and set fire to two tugs, Woolwich Pier and nine other barges, a ferryboat and several buildings before grounding on the shore. By then ten London Fire Brigade pumps were waiting, but as they got to work the Dorcas blew up with flames 300 feet high. Although there were no serious injuries, firefighters had to abandon three pumps, which were all burnt out. Here are the remains of one.
© London Fire Brigade / Mary Evans Picture Library