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Vessels Collection

Background imageVessels Collection: LCC-LFB fireboat Massey Shaw, Westminster, London

LCC-LFB fireboat Massey Shaw, Westminster, London
A publicity photograph of the Massey Shaw fireboat with the Houses of Parliament in the background, used by the London County Council to promote the London Fire Brigade in its publications

Background imageVessels Collection: England / Appledore

England / Appledore
Appledore, a quaint fishing village and seaport in North Devon, situated on the estuary of the River Torridge and Taw

Background imageVessels Collection: LFDCA-LFB Lambeth HQ and Lambeth river station

LFDCA-LFB Lambeth HQ and Lambeth river station
A modernised Lambeth river fire station and the new fireboat London Phoenix, seen here from the north bank of the River Thames

Background imageVessels Collection: Carrier deck of HMS Warrior aircraft carrier

Carrier deck of HMS Warrior aircraft carrier
View of the carrier deck of HMS Warrior (R31) aircraft carrier at Kure, Japan, with crew lined up and a Sea Fury plane. Date: 1953

Background imageVessels Collection: Battle of Trafalgar (October 21st, 1805). The

Battle of Trafalgar (October 21st, 1805). The vessel Prince of Asturias, hoisting the Gravina badge, battles five English vessels. Etching. SPAIN. Madrid. National Library

Background imageVessels Collection: Taranto, Italy

Taranto, Italy - A series of Italian naval vessels pass through the famous Swing Bridge. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageVessels Collection: Wreck Chart of the British Isles For 1868

Wreck Chart of the British Isles For 1868
Chart showing the positions of all 2131 vessels wrecked around the British Isles during 1868, compiled from the Board of Trade records

Background imageVessels Collection: Wouldn t you like to just sail away? Theres a fabulous Union-Castle / Safmarine mailship

Wouldn t you like to just sail away? Theres a fabulous Union-Castle / Safmarine mailship
Wouldn t you like to just sail away? Theres a fabulous Union-Castle/Safmarine mailship leaving a South African port every week. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageVessels Collection: Lowestoft, Suffolk, Herring Drifters off the Fishing Grounds

Lowestoft, Suffolk, Herring Drifters off the Fishing Grounds Date: circa 1920s

Background imageVessels Collection: Heart (Anon)

Heart (Anon)
the heart showing the ventricles, auricles, aorta, arteries, carotid branches and other associated vessels

Background imageVessels Collection: 8th Crusade - Fleet

8th Crusade - Fleet
EIGHTH CRUSADE The ships which carried Louis IX from France to Carthage on his fatal crusade in North Africa

Background imageVessels Collection: Entrance to Harbour, Buffalo, New York State, USA

Entrance to Harbour, Buffalo, New York State, USA
Entrance to the Harbour, Buffalo, New York State, USA. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageVessels Collection: Nydam Viking Ship

Nydam Viking Ship
The 007 Nydam ship, one of three vessels discovered in the 19th century, and dating from the late Iron Age. Preservation was aided by the ships peat bog deposit site

Background imageVessels Collection: C17 Sailing Ships

C17 Sailing Ships
A ships boat takes an officer ashore past two naval vessels

Background imageVessels Collection: Boats at Molesey Lock

Boats at Molesey Lock
Boats and boaters at Molesey Lock on the Thames at Surrey. Though larger vessels must use the lock on the right, smaller boats can be hauled over the rollers, to the left

Background imageVessels Collection: West India Docks 1810

West India Docks 1810
The West India Docks in the great age of English trade - vessels lining the quays as far as the eye can see. Imports from the West Indies were especially important

Background imageVessels Collection: Map, Santa Catalina Island, California, USA

Map, Santa Catalina Island, California, USA
Map of Santa Catalina Island, off the coast of California, USA, with inset scenes. 1935

Background imageVessels Collection: Cross-section of Aquitania steamship

Cross-section of Aquitania steamship
Cross-section of the RMS Aquitania Cunard Line ocean liner, designed by Leonard Peskett and built by John Brown & Company in Clydebank, Scotland

Background imageVessels Collection: Low Tide on the Medway

Low Tide on the Medway
A collection of moored vessels on the mud banks of the River Medway, at Cuxton< near Rochester, Kent, England. Date: 1950s

Background imageVessels Collection: Shaftesbury and Arethusa Boys Homes, Royston, Hertfordshire

Shaftesbury and Arethusa Boys Homes, Royston, Hertfordshire
The Shaftesbury & Arethusa Boys Homes at Royston, Hertfordshire, were set up by the National Refuge for Homeless and Destitute Children, founded in 1843 by William Williams

Background imageVessels Collection: Unloading Ships at London Docks, 1908

Unloading Ships at London Docks, 1908
Illustration showing various cargoes coming ashore at London Docks, in the East End of London, 1908. Elephants tusks, barrels

Background imageVessels Collection: Heart (Latin)

Heart (Latin)
with its various vessels identified by their latin names

Background imageVessels Collection: British merchant ship war losses by G. H. Davis

British merchant ship war losses by G. H. Davis
British merchant ship war losses during the Second World War: the toll of oversea supplies. Britain lost through enemy action 2570 ships and over 11 million tonnage

Background imageVessels Collection: Siege of Gibraltar - 1

Siege of Gibraltar - 1
The Spanish and French besiege Gibraltar 1779 to 1783 : the biggest attack involves 48 vessels and 100, 000 men, but is repulsed by the garrison under general Eliott. Date: 13 September 1782

Background imageVessels Collection: Boats in Susans Bay, Freetown, Sierra Leone

Boats in Susans Bay, Freetown, Sierra Leone, West Africa. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageVessels Collection: WW1 - German fleet sail to Scapa Flow, Scotland, UK

WW1 - German fleet sail to Scapa Flow, Scotland, UK
WW1 - German fleet set sail to Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands, Scotland, United Kingdom. 74 ships of the Kaiserliche Marines High Seas Fleet were interned in Gutter Sound at Scapa Flow pending a

Background imageVessels Collection: Lowestoft, Suffolk - Sailing trawlers towed to Sea

Lowestoft, Suffolk - Sailing trawlers towed to Sea Date: circa 1920s

Background imageVessels Collection: Ships of the P&O, Cunard, Orient, Union and Guion Lines, 188

Ships of the P&O, Cunard, Orient, Union and Guion Lines, 188
Engravings of the steamships Lusitania, Khiva, Mexican, Australia, Arizona, Zambesi, Poonah, Nepaul, Ganges, Geelong, Rosetta, Umbria and Etruria (left to right, top to bottom)

Background imageVessels Collection: Poster for a Royal Navy Auction, 1910

Poster for a Royal Navy Auction, 1910
Poster advertising an auction held in 1910 to sell a number of obsolete Royal Navy vessels. The Navy was selling these five vessels to the highest bidder

Background imageVessels Collection: Thames at Hammersmith

Thames at Hammersmith
Pleasure boats and commercial vessels on the banks of the river, seen from Hammersmith Bridge

Background imageVessels Collection: Monitor / Merrimac / Card

Monitor / Merrimac / Card
The Battle of Hampton Roads. The Confederates armoured frigate Merrimac destroyed many Federal vessels, but retreated following action with Monitor, a turret ship

Background imageVessels Collection: Herne Bay, the Pier

Herne Bay, the Pier
Steam and sailing vessels pass the remarkably long pier at Herne Bay, Kent, providing plenty of healthy exercise for visitors

Background imageVessels Collection: John Brown and Co. sink British Revenue Cutter Gaspee

John Brown and Co. sink British Revenue Cutter Gaspee
The Burning of the " Gaspee". HMS Gaspee a British customs schooner ran aground after being boarded by a group of men led by Abraham Whipple and John Brown, who attacked, boarded

Background imageVessels Collection: The Dar Mlodziezy, Polish tall ship, fully rigged, Falmouth

The Dar Mlodziezy, Polish tall ship, fully rigged, Falmouth
The Dar Mlodziezy, a Polish tall ship, fully rigged at Falmouth. Date: circa 1980s

Background imageVessels Collection: The iron steam vessels Meteor and Prince of Wales

The iron steam vessels Meteor and Prince of Wales, built by Miller, Ravenhill & Co, leaving Brunswick Wharf, Blackwall. Coloured lithograph by R K Thomas after a drawing bys D Skillett

Background imageVessels Collection: France - Brittany - Two Bisquines Cancalaises

France - Brittany - Two Bisquines Cancalaises
France - Brittany - Emerald Coast - Two Bisquines Cancalaises at Dinard. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageVessels Collection: France - Emerald Coast - Racing Bisquines Cancalaises

France - Emerald Coast - Racing Bisquines Cancalaises at a regatta - traditional lugger boats from Brittany. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageVessels Collection: Porthclais, near St Davids, Pembrokeshire, South Wales

Porthclais, near St Davids, Pembrokeshire, South Wales
View of Porthclais (or Porth Clais) Harbour, a small sheltered inlet port near St David s, Pembrokeshire, South Wales, with sailing ships and a rowing boat

Background imageVessels Collection: SEA FIGHT

SEA FIGHT
Trade rivalries in the Baltic lead to yet another sea-fight, this time between Sweden and a combined fleet of vessels from Denmark and the German city of Lubeck

Background imageVessels Collection: Cyrus at Babylon

Cyrus at Babylon
THE FALL OF BABYLON Kurash II (Cyrus), king of Persia, takes Babylon and allows the captive Jews to return home, restoring the vessels of their Temple

Background imageVessels Collection: Great liners on hospital duty, WW1

Great liners on hospital duty, WW1
The Cunard ocean liners, Olympic and Aquitania pictured arriving back on Britains shores during the First World War. Both vessels were converted for use as hospital ships during this time. Date: 1916

Background imageVessels Collection: Massey Shaw fireboat demonstrates pumping

Massey Shaw fireboat demonstrates pumping
Moored at its Blackfriars river station on the Victoria Embankment, the newly commissioned Massey Shaw fireboat demonstrates its massive pumping capacity by discharging a vast amount of water

Background imageVessels Collection: French Warships - Constantinople

French Warships - Constantinople
French warships at Constantinople at the end of the First World War

Background imageVessels Collection: Owen Jones Assyrian 13

Owen Jones Assyrian 13
Designs taken from enamelled bricks, ornaments from a kings clothing, bronze shields and vessels, and a battering ram, from Khorsabad and Nimroud

Background imageVessels Collection: India-Africa Trade

India-Africa Trade
Trading vessels leaving India to trade with Africa

Background imageVessels Collection: Vikings Sail to England

Vikings Sail to England
Vikings crossing the North Sea to attack England, with three vessels lashed together for protection

Background imageVessels Collection: Events / Greece

Events / Greece
At SALAMIS, the Greek fleet of 370 vessels defeats the Persian fleet of 1000+, thus forcing Xerxes to cancel his plan to invade Greece



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