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Underwater Collection

Background imageUnderwater Collection: Annette Kellermann

Annette Kellermann
Annette Marie Sarah Kellerman (1886 - 1975), Australian swimmer, film star, and writer. One of the first women to wear a one-piece bathing costume, causing a minor scandal at the time

Background imageUnderwater Collection: Crustaces - crustaceans

Crustaces - crustaceans
A variety of crustaceans including some rather fierce looking crabs and lobsters. Date: 1930

Background imageUnderwater Collection: The Wettest Derby on Record by The Tout, 1927

The Wettest Derby on Record by The Tout, 1927
The Wettest Derby on record in 1927 with numerous well-known personalities of the turf coping with the flooded course with the help of umbrellas and rowing boats. Includes the jockey M

Background imageUnderwater Collection: Poissons - fish

Poissons - fish
A variety of fish. Date: 1930

Background imageUnderwater Collection: Algues - algae

Algues - algae
Illustration of many varieties of algae. Date: 1930

Background imageUnderwater Collection: Illustration, Railway Ribaldry by W Heath Robinson

Illustration, Railway Ribaldry by W Heath Robinson -- The building of Saltash Bridge. Date: 1935

Background imageUnderwater Collection: Britains frogmen divers by G. H. Davis

Britains frogmen divers by G. H. Davis
Introducing Britains frog-men: diving wreckers who blasted open a path to the Normandy beaches. These underwater commandos worked off the D-Day beaches

Background imageUnderwater Collection: Poster, Monaco Aquarium

Poster, Monaco Aquarium. Date: 20th century

Background imageUnderwater Collection: Cable Bay, Rhosneigr, Anglesey, North Wales

Cable Bay, Rhosneigr, Anglesey, North Wales
View of Cable Bay, Rhosneigr, Isle of Anglesey, North Wales. The underwater Atlantic telegraph came ashore here. Date: early 20th century

Background imageUnderwater Collection: Bottlenose dolphin wearing Christmas hat

Bottlenose dolphin wearing Christmas hat

Background imageUnderwater Collection: Periscope and All by Gerald C. Hudson, WW1

Periscope and All by Gerald C. Hudson, WW1
Humorous cartoon depicting the grimness of life in the trenches. THOMAS (encountering a pal on the surface of a flooded crater): Lor! Enry, ow you did make me jump. I thought you was a submarine

Background imageUnderwater Collection: Ephemera danica, mayfly larva

Ephemera danica, mayfly larva
The larval stage of a mayfly lasts about a year, and is spent entirely underwater. When it hatches as an adult in the spring, usually May, it is only very short-lived

Background imageUnderwater Collection: Methods of escape from submarine by G. H. Davis

Methods of escape from submarine by G. H. Davis
The latest methods of escape from a sunken submarine: the rescue bell, the one-man escape chamber, and escape without the use of breathing apparatus. 1954

Background imageUnderwater Collection: German U-boat by G. H. Davis

German U-boat by G. H. Davis
The battle of the Atlantic: explanatory drawings of German U-boats (submarines), and how they operate when at sea. Various aspects of undersea activities during the Second World War. Date: 1941

Background imageUnderwater Collection: The Chaperon by Joyce Dennys

The Chaperon by Joyce Dennys
A young woman manages to steal a few moments with her sweetheart out of sight of her chaperon (whose Victorian bathing costume can be seen)

Background imageUnderwater Collection: Bottlenose dolphins - dancing underwater

Bottlenose dolphins - dancing underwater (Tursiops truncatus). Distribution: Worldwide except polar regions

Background imageUnderwater Collection: Bottlenose dolphin, underwater, blowing heart shaped

Bottlenose dolphin, underwater, blowing heart shaped bubbles. Digital manipulation

Background imageUnderwater Collection: The Mermaid by Hester Margetson

The Mermaid by Hester Margetson

Background imageUnderwater Collection: Vietnam War - Patriotic Poster

Vietnam War - Patriotic Poster
Vietnam War - Vietnamese Patriotic Poster - Do not let them pass'! Amphibious American Frogman bayoneted by a Viet Cong Soldier. Date: 2nd half of the 20th century

Background imageUnderwater Collection: Diver working on the hull of a ship underwater

Diver working on the hull of a ship underwater
A diver (in helmet and breathing gear) working on the hull of a submerged vessel - most likely welding work using an oxy acetylene torch. Date: 1943

Background imageUnderwater Collection: RMS Titanic - poster, French version of Raise the Titanic

RMS Titanic - poster, French version of Raise the Titanic
RMS Titanic: poster for French version of the film Raise the Titanic, 61 x 45 inches. La Guerre des Abimes (The War of the Abyss). Date: 1980

Background imageUnderwater Collection: Nordenfelt Submarine Trial, Sweden

Nordenfelt Submarine Trial, Sweden
The trial of the Nordenfelt submarine at Landskrona, Sweden, before the King of Denmark, Christian IX, and the Prince of Wales, Albert Edward

Background imageUnderwater Collection: Diver in diving suit on seabed

Diver in diving suit on seabed Date: 1920

Background imageUnderwater Collection: Underwater escapologist - a boy dives into a swimming pool to help a man untie himself from a chair

Underwater escapologist - a boy dives into a swimming pool to help a man untie himself from a chair. (1 of 3) Date: 1967

Background imageUnderwater Collection: William Heath Robinson shows how a remarkable and most heroic attempt was made by the Italians to

William Heath Robinson shows how a remarkable and most heroic attempt was made by the Italians to convoy fresh fish to their troops through a minefield in the Mediterranean escort by fighter

Background imageUnderwater Collection: WORLD OF LIVING DEAD

WORLD OF LIVING DEAD
WORLD OF THE LIVING DEAD (Ed. Earl Repp) The scientists explore the subterranean world Date: 1932

Background imageUnderwater Collection: Comic postcard, Children sitting on wall at the seaside - underwater record Date

Comic postcard, Children sitting on wall at the seaside - underwater record Date: 20th century

Background imageUnderwater Collection: Comic postcard, Man and woman swimming in the sea Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Man and woman swimming in the sea Date: 20th century

Background imageUnderwater Collection: Breathing Apparatus for Diving 1913

Breathing Apparatus for Diving 1913
Photographs showing the front and back of a man wearing the latest breathing equipment to dive underwater, reaching a submarine of depths of about 200 feet, for about an hour

Background imageUnderwater Collection: The Treasure Ship in Fairy Seas, London Hippodrome

The Treasure Ship in Fairy Seas, London Hippodrome
The Christmas production at the London Hippodrome, using its famous water tank to enact an underwater wcene about treasure seekers beneath the sea

Background imageUnderwater Collection: Poster for The Treasure Ship in Fairy Seas London Hippodrome

Poster for The Treasure Ship in Fairy Seas London Hippodrome
Poster for the latest wonder show at the London Hippodrome, for Christmas 1906. The Treasure Ship in Fairy Seas featured several scenes played under water in the Hippodromes transparent tank

Background imageUnderwater Collection: Bottlenose Dolphins, wearing Christmas hats

Bottlenose Dolphins, wearing Christmas hats

Background imageUnderwater Collection: Volunteer mine-sweepers in training, Sept 1939

Volunteer mine-sweepers in training, Sept 1939
A scheme to train fisherman as volunteer mine-sweepers began in 1938 and was used to allow the navy to concentrate elswhere

Background imageUnderwater Collection: Eddystone Lighthouse, diving bell, and an underwater tunnel

Eddystone Lighthouse, diving bell, and an underwater tunnel
John Smeatons Eddystone Lighthouse, men in an underwater diving bell, and plans for an underwater tunnel. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Giarre from Giulio Ferrarios Costumes Ancient

Background imageUnderwater Collection: Common Bottlenose Dolphin, two facing each other

Common Bottlenose Dolphin, two facing each other

Background imageUnderwater Collection: Museum of Underwater Wrecks Port en Bessin

Museum of Underwater Wrecks Port en Bessin
In 1970 Jaques Lemonchois was asked to clear war wrecks not cleared by the government. The results here include tanks, parts of aeroplanes and torpedos, plus films, photos and documents

Background imageUnderwater Collection: British naval airships scouting for underwater craft, WW1

British naval airships scouting for underwater craft, WW1
British naval airships scouting for underwater craft, First World War. 1914-1918

Background imageUnderwater Collection: Submarine divers 1869

Submarine divers 1869
Divers wearing diving armour with flexible arms and helmet with eye-plates of strong glass, with a fresh supply of oxygen been pumped in through a long hose to allow the operator to say under

Background imageUnderwater Collection: Plan of River Thames Tunnel and its Approaches

Plan of River Thames Tunnel and its Approaches
Plans for first underwater tunnel to connect Wapping with Rotherhithe. Date: circa 1824

Background imageUnderwater Collection: Three divisions of the shield of the Thames Tunnel 1825

Three divisions of the shield of the Thames Tunnel 1825
Section of the three divisions of the shield of the Thames Tunnel in 1825, using Marc Isambard Brunels and Thomas Cochranes newly invented tunnelling shield technology. Date: 1825

Background imageUnderwater Collection: Longitudinal section of Thames Tunnel 1825

Longitudinal section of Thames Tunnel 1825
First of the construction took part in 1825, hundred and fifty feet under the River Thames. Date: 1825

Background imageUnderwater Collection: Polish poster for a film, Wraki (Wrecks)

Polish poster for a film, Wraki (Wrecks), directed by Ewa Petelska and Czeslaw Petelski. circa 1956

Background imageUnderwater Collection: Danish poster, underwater film in colour, Greece

Danish poster, underwater film in colour, Greece, Aqua Film Co, with commentary by Henrik Schwensen, poster designed by Lehmann. circa 1950s

Background imageUnderwater Collection: Polish poster for a film, The Mystery of Eternal Night

Polish poster for a film, The Mystery of Eternal Night. 1955

Background imageUnderwater Collection: Russian poster, sea diving

Russian poster, sea diving -- young people, you are called, a world of undiscovered depths, amazing beauty. circa 1930s

Background imageUnderwater Collection: Poster, Great Barrier Coral Reef, Australia

Poster, Great Barrier Coral Reef, Australia
Poster, The Marine Wonders of the Great Barrier Coral Reef, Australia -- Take a Kodak, designed by Trompf. 1933

Background imageUnderwater Collection: Bottlenose Dolphin - recently born calf swims with mother (Tursiops truncatus)

Bottlenose Dolphin - recently born calf swims with mother (Tursiops truncatus). Oltremare lagoon Riccione Italy. The pregnancy lasted 54 weeks



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