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Background imageWar Ship Collection: Warship Hms Hood

Warship Hms Hood
HMS Hood, completed in 1920, was the worlds largest warship for more than two decades. She was finally sunk by the Bismarck in 1941 at the Battle of Denmark Strait

Background imageWar Ship Collection: Britains Sea Power Is Yours

Britains Sea Power Is Yours
World War Two propaganda poster - Britains Sea Power Is Yours - showing the might of a British King George V Class Battleship cutting a swathe through the ocean

Background imageWar Ship Collection: National Savings Group wartime poster

National Savings Group wartime poster
Convoy your country to victory : save and lend through our National Savings Group. World War II poster illustrated by warship flying the Royal Navy ensign

Background imageWar Ship Collection: Britains Sea Power Is Yours

Britains Sea Power Is Yours
World War Two propaganda poster for the Royal Navy - Britains Sea Power Is Yours - showing destroyers in line ahead

Background imageWar Ship Collection: HMS Thunderer at Dagenham, Essex

HMS Thunderer at Dagenham, Essex
HMS Thunderer (launched 1911) was the third Orion-class battleship built for the Royal Navy and the last vessel to be constructed by Thames Ironworks

Background imageWar Ship Collection: Hms Dreadnought 1906

Hms Dreadnought 1906
The ship that gave her name to a new style of warship - the mighty HMS Dreadnought leaves Portsmouth harbour, escorted by a paddle-wheel tug

Background imageWar Ship Collection: Advertisement for Libertys new shops, London

Advertisement for Libertys new shops, London
An advertisement for Libertys new shops about to open in Argyll Place, off Regent Street, London. Liberty & Co have had the exterior and interior built in 16th century style

Background imageWar Ship Collection: Model of HMS Victory of 1737

Model of HMS Victory of 1737
Model of HMS Victory, as displayed in the South Kensington Museum, 1865. HMS Victory, launched in 1737, was a three-decker first-rate warship of 100 guns

Background imageWar Ship Collection: British Empire Exhibition, 1924

British Empire Exhibition, 1924
A poster which declares that Britains past and present beckon you to Wembley, the north London venue of this exhibition

Background imageWar Ship Collection: Roman Warship

Roman Warship
A warship of Imperial Rome is rowed out of harbour with only a light sail hoisted

Background imageWar Ship Collection: St Vincent Sailing Ship

St Vincent Sailing Ship
Sailing warship of the Royal Navy, later a training ship at Portsmouth, Hampshire. Date: in 1908

Background imageWar Ship Collection: Henri Grace a Dieu

Henri Grace a Dieu
Deptford-built warship in the carrack style : she is the largest warship of her day, with golden sails - square on fore and main masts, lateen on the two mizzen masts

Background imageWar Ship Collection: Vikingsnekke (Lund)

Vikingsnekke (Lund)
Vikingesnekke Norwegian warriors in a half-decked warship

Background imageWar Ship Collection: Mississippi in Panama C

Mississippi in Panama C
One of many ships bearing this name, this is a pre-world-war- one warship, photographed as she passes through the recently completed Panama Canal

Background imageWar Ship Collection: British monitor HMS Terror, WW1

British monitor HMS Terror, WW1
HMS Terror, a British Erebus-class monitor (small warship), seen here during the First World War. Launched 1916, served during the First and Second World Wars, damaged and sunk off Damah, Libya

Background imageWar Ship Collection: Sultan Osman Dreadnought - Ottoman Navy

Sultan Osman Dreadnought - Ottoman Navy
Dreadnought of the Imperial Ottoman Empire - The Sultan Osman Date: circa 1910s

Background imageWar Ship Collection: Sultan Mehmed V Reshad of Turkey with advisors / patriots

Sultan Mehmed V Reshad of Turkey with advisors / patriots
Sultan Mehmed V Reshad of Turkey (1844 - 1918) pictured with Niazi Bey, Enver Pasha, Chevket Pasha, Prince Sehzade Yusuf Izzeddin Effendi, Riza Bey

Background imageWar Ship Collection: Maunsell Sea Fort, Thames Estuary; Second World War, 1944

Maunsell Sea Fort, Thames Estuary; Second World War, 1944
Photograph showing a Sea Fort, designed by G.A. Maunsell, situated in the Thames Estuary during the Second World War, 1944

Background imageWar Ship Collection: HMS Vindictive aircraft carrier, WW1

HMS Vindictive aircraft carrier, WW1
HMS Vindictive, a Hawkins-class heavy cruiser (then called HMS Cavendish) converted to an experimental aircraft carrier and renamed

Background imageWar Ship Collection: Wartime poster, More Ships

Wartime poster, More Ships -- come on! War Savings are Warships. Encouraging people to save money and help the war effort. Featuring a British bulldog wearing an HMS Victory naval cap. 1940s

Background imageWar Ship Collection: Unhabitable by Charles Pears

Unhabitable by Charles Pears
Painting by maritime artist, Charles Pears of a warship, visible sailing over the horizon under a dramatic sky of billowing clouds. Presumably the ship is named Unhabitable

Background imageWar Ship 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 imageWar Ship Collection: Artificial Respiration being Applied by British Sailors

Artificial Respiration being Applied by British Sailors
A service in which the dictates of humanity over-rule all antagonism towards the rescued enemy: artificial respiration being applied by British soldiers

Background imageWar Ship Collection: Stern of Warship

Stern of Warship
The stern of a British warship showing the British coat of arms

Background imageWar Ship Collection: Greek Warship

Greek Warship
A light fighting ship from classical Greece

Background imageWar Ship Collection: Elizabethan Warship

Elizabethan Warship
Illustration of an Elizabethan Warship

Background imageWar Ship Collection: Greek triremes. Engraving. Warship appeared in

Greek triremes. Engraving. Warship appeared in 6th c. BC: It was used by Phoenicians, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans and Carthaginians

Background imageWar Ship Collection: Outward Bound. Sailing ship leaving harbour

Outward Bound. Sailing ship leaving harbour. Date: ca. 1847

Background imageWar Ship Collection: Turkish Warship - Sultan Selim I

Turkish Warship - Sultan Selim I

Background imageWar Ship Collection: New Mexico in Locks

New Mexico in Locks
The U.S.S. warship New Mexico in Gatun Locks : both the canal and the ships using it are very vulnerable to attack at this point

Background imageWar Ship Collection: Military Education / Japan

Military Education / Japan
Military education in Japanese primary schools A Naval officer presents a model of a warship to students

Background imageWar Ship Collection: Midshipmens Mess

Midshipmens Mess
Midshipmen eat, read and study in their mess on the Royal Navy warship Caesar

Background imageWar Ship Collection: Prince Sailing Ship

Prince Sailing Ship
Warship of the Royal Navy, which will take part in the battle of Sole Bay, 28 May 1672, when the English and French fight the Dutch with heavy losses on both sides

Background imageWar Ship Collection: NIOBE WARSHIP

NIOBE WARSHIP
Battleship built in Britain for the Royal Canadian Navy

Background imageWar Ship Collection: Germany and France - Conquest of the Air 1907

Germany and France - Conquest of the Air 1907
German and France, rivalry between two air-ships. The German air-ship that stayed up the longest for three hours over Berlin, over the French rival La Patrie. Date: 1907

Background imageWar Ship Collection: Constanta - Romania - Mamaia

Constanta - Romania - Mamaia
The Bathing house at Mamaia, Constanta, Romania - a 10km strip of beach situated between the waters of the Black Sea and Siutghiol Lake. A boat of the fleet moored off Constanta is also shown

Background imageWar Ship Collection: HMS Monmouth

HMS Monmouth
Built in 1901, the sixth HMS Monmouth of the British Royal Navy was the lead ship of a class of armoured cruisers of 9, 800 tons displacement. She was sunk at the Battle of Coronel in 1914

Background imageWar Ship Collection: British monitor HMS Abercrombie, WW1

British monitor HMS Abercrombie, WW1
HMS Abercrombie, a British Abercrombie-class monitor (small warship), seen here during the First World War. Launched 1915, served during the Battle of Gallipoli, decommissioned 1919

Background imageWar Ship Collection: HMS Severn leading the Humber and Mersey, WW1

HMS Severn leading the Humber and Mersey, WW1
The British monitor (small warship) HMS Severn leading HMS Humber and HMS Mersey on their way across to the Belgian coast during the First World War. They were all Humber-class monitors

Background imageWar Ship Collection: A Royal Navy Ship Waving Goodbye to Japan, 1890

A Royal Navy Ship Waving Goodbye to Japan, 1890
Engraving showing the Officers and men (background) of a Royal Navy Warship waving goodbye to Japan and various well-wishers in small junks

Background imageWar Ship Collection: Warship trailing a Fog Buoy, 1912

Warship trailing a Fog Buoy, 1912
Photograph of a British warship trailing a fog buoy. When a group of warships travelling line ahead entered fog they would stream fog buoys

Background imageWar Ship Collection: Soleil Royal Warship

Soleil Royal Warship
French warship of Louis XIVs reign - he is known as Le Roi Soleil so she is probably named in his honour

Background imageWar Ship Collection: Vasa Ship Museum, Sweden

Vasa Ship Museum, Sweden
The Vasa Museum, Stockholm, houses the gigantic warship Vasa, built in 1628, which sank in Stockholm harbour on its maiden voyage. It was salvaged in 1961

Background imageWar Ship Collection: Ironclide warship Numancia (1864), the first ironclide of th

Ironclide warship Numancia (1864), the first ironclide of th

Background imageWar Ship Collection: Nassau Warship

Nassau Warship
With three sister-ships, the Nassau is the first dreadnought in the German fleet : she carries twelve 280mm and twelve 150mm guns which will soon come in handy. Date: launched 1908

Background imageWar Ship Collection: Victoria / Last Voyage / 01

Victoria / Last Voyage / 01
Queen Victorias last voyage: her body is carried by a warship Date: 1 February 1901

Background imageWar Ship Collection: Sailors removing munitions from warship

Sailors removing munitions from warship. Date 1904

Background imageWar Ship Collection: HMS Minotaur at Gibraltar

HMS Minotaur at Gibraltar, c. 1880. c. 1880



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