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Warships Collection

Background imageWarships Collection: British Royal Navy Fleet

British Royal Navy Fleet
The British Empire on the Sea - the Royal Navy depicted en masse during the reign of King George V (1910-1936). Date: circa 1912

Background imageWarships Collection: Long Beach, California, USA - The Pike Amusement Park

Long Beach, California, USA - The Pike Amusement Park
Long Beach, California, USA (with Warships on the horizon). The Pike in was a seaside amusement park on a pier and famous for its signature attraction the Cyclone Racer (pictured). Date: circa 1930s

Background imageWarships Collection: Warships in a Heavy Storm, c. 1695, by Ludolf Bakhuysen (163

Warships in a Heavy Storm, c. 1695, by Ludolf Bakhuysen (163
Ludolf Bakhuysen (1631-1708). Dutch painter. Warships in a Heavy Storm, c. 1695. Rijksmuseum. Amsterdam. Holland

Background imageWarships Collection: Japanese battleship Yamato

Japanese battleship Yamato
The Japanese battleship Yamato at sea, which, with her sister ship Musashi was the biggest ever built (by the time of the Second World War) displacing over 70, 000 tons at deep load. Date: c.1942

Background imageWarships Collection: Battle of Cape Matapan

Battle of Cape Matapan
The three British Royal Naval warships which played the leading role in the Battle of Cape Matapan, off the coast of the Greek Peloponnesian peninsula

Background imageWarships Collection: Spithead panorama, ships on south side

Spithead panorama, ships on south side
Panorama of the Coronation Review: the left-hand section, showing ships on the south side. A Spithead panorama, looking west: home fleet battleships headed by the Nelson foreign warships

Background imageWarships Collection: German fighting ship in Battle of Jutland, WW1

German fighting ship in Battle of Jutland, WW1
One of Germanys greatest fighting ships in the Battle of Jutland, First World War. 1916

Background imageWarships Collection: D-Day, HMS Ramillies, WW2

D-Day, HMS Ramillies, WW2
D-Day, HMS Ramillies, June 1944. 1944

Background imageWarships Collection: Ancient Greek warships

Ancient Greek warships, the upper one with a turret. Date: BCE

Background imageWarships Collection: Dolmabahce Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Dolmabahce Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey, with warships of the Turkish navy on the Bosphorus in the background. 1930s

Background imageWarships Collection: The Battle of Zonchio, August 1499

The Battle of Zonchio, August 1499
The Battle of Zonchio, also known as the Battle of Sapienza or the First Battle of Lepanto, August 1499, during the Ottoman-Venetian War (1499-1503). 1499

Background imageWarships Collection: Ironclads in stormy weather. The behaviour of large ironclad warships in rough weather at sea is

Ironclads in stormy weather. The behaviour of large ironclad warships in rough weather at sea is an important consideration for the British Royal Navy. Date: 1889

Background imageWarships Collection: American warships off Jamestown on the opening

American warships off Jamestown on the opening day of the Jamestown Exposition - April 26th 1907

Background imageWarships Collection: WW1 Warships patrolling in the North Sea 1914 - 1918

WW1 Warships patrolling in the North Sea 1914 - 1918

Background imageWarships Collection: Royal Navy warships patrolling the North Sea during WW1

Royal Navy warships patrolling the North Sea during WW1

Background imageWarships Collection: WW1 Gallipoli British sailors deploying submarine nets

WW1 Gallipoli British sailors deploying submarine nets

Background imageWarships Collection: German Navy warships Tiger and Wolf

German Navy warships Tiger and Wolf

Background imageWarships Collection: Royal Navy warships in Malta

Royal Navy warships in Malta

Background imageWarships Collection: Royal Navy warships in Malta - early 1900s

Royal Navy warships in Malta - early 1900s

Background imageWarships Collection: Warships in Honolulu Harbour before 1900

Warships in Honolulu Harbour before 1900

Background imageWarships Collection: WW2 - Rosyth Dockyard with HMS George V and HMS Cossack in dock Date: 1941

WW2 - Rosyth Dockyard with HMS George V and HMS Cossack in dock Date: 1941

Background imageWarships Collection: Reconstructed Warships back in Service. Date: 1939

Reconstructed Warships back in Service. Date: 1939

Background imageWarships Collection: Scapa Flow The German Fleet on 28th November 1918

Scapa Flow The German Fleet on 28th November 1918 Date: 1918

Background imageWarships Collection: The New Battleship Cut-Out Book

The New Battleship Cut-Out Book
An illustrated cover for a WW2 children's model cut-out book, containing instructions to make models of wartime warships and a submarine. The image shows a British Royal Navy battle ship

Background imageWarships Collection: Journey of the King and Queen of Spain to Galicia

Journey of the King and Queen of Spain to Galicia (August 9, 1881). Galicia, La Coruna province, Ferrol. The corvette Tornado, leading to King Alfonso XII and Queen Maria Cristina

Background imageWarships 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 imageWarships Collection: The wireless warfare: How the Admiralty's wireless installation that spook to any Britsih warships

The wireless warfare: How the Admiralty's wireless installation that spook to any Britsih warships within 1600 miles of Whitehall

Background imageWarships Collection: Admiral Graf Von Spee 1914

Admiral Graf Von Spee 1914
Admiral Graf Von Spee (1861 1914), naval officer of the German Kaiserliche Marine, Died on the 8 December 1914, on SMS Scharnhorst, South Atlantic, off the Falkland Islands. Date: 1914

Background imageWarships Collection: Battle of the Wasp and Frolic

Battle of the Wasp and Frolic
The capture of brig HMS Frolic of twenty guns by the sloop of American ship USS Wasp. Date: 1812

Background imageWarships Collection: Harry Rawson

Harry Rawson
Admiral Sir Harry Holdsworth Rawson (1843 - 1910), senior officer in the Royal Navy. Date: 1900

Background imageWarships Collection: Diagram showing the longitudinal and cross section of the HMS Duke of Wellington. Date: 1852

Diagram showing the longitudinal and cross section of the HMS Duke of Wellington. Date: 1852

Background imageWarships Collection: English Warships - Tudor?

English Warships - Tudor? by Robert Aitchen

Background imageWarships Collection: Skirmish between English and Dutch ships, under Admiral Robert Blake

Skirmish between English and Dutch ships, under Admiral Robert Blake and Admiral Maarten Van Tromp, 19 May 1652, known as the Battle of Dover or Battle of Goodwin Sands

Background imageWarships Collection: Embarcation of King Henry VIII from Dover, 1520

Embarcation of King Henry VIII from Dover, 1520
Embarcation of King Henry VIII from Dover, 31 May 1520, for his meeting in France with Francis I at the Field of the Cloth of Gold. Date: 1520

Background imageWarships Collection: French Men of War warships, harbour Quebec, Canada

French Men of War warships, harbour Quebec, Canada
French Men of War warships, the harbour Quebec, Canada. Vintage 19th century photograph

Background imageWarships Collection: British warships WW1

British warships WW1
These simple, stark images introduced children to British warships during World War 1. Warships great & small Artist: Charles Robinson Date: 1914

Background imageWarships Collection: Esquimalt Harbour, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Esquimalt Harbour, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, with Royal Navy warships. Date: circa 1903

Background imageWarships Collection: Surrender of German fleet, WW1

Surrender of German fleet, WW1
Surrender of the German fleet, passing the lines of the British Navy, First World War

Background imageWarships Collection: British and German destroyers, Heligoland Bight, WW1

British and German destroyers, Heligoland Bight, WW1
Scrap between British and German destroyers at Heligoland Bight, First World War. 1914-1918

Background imageWarships Collection: Warships transport American troops to Europe, WW1

Warships transport American troops to Europe, WW1
British and American warships conveying American troops to Europe during the First World War. circa 1917-1918

Background imageWarships Collection: Panoramic view of Hong Kong, China

Panoramic view of Hong Kong, China, with Kowloon in the distance. Date: circa 1900

Background imageWarships Collection: H. M.s Minotaur

H. M.s Minotaur
H.M.S Minotaur and Agincourt, built in the River Thames by Ironworks Company at Blackwall, was delivered complete into the possession of the Lord of the Admiralty. Date: 1865

Background imageWarships Collection: Victory of Admiral Earl Howe over the French Fleet

Victory of Admiral Earl Howe over the French Fleet, 1 June 1791. 1791

Background imageWarships Collection: Lord Howes Engagement with the French Fleet

Lord Howes Engagement with the French Fleet, 1 June 1794. 1794

Background imageWarships Collection: Engagement of British Fleet and Spanish Armada

Engagement of British Fleet and Spanish Armada
Engagement of the British Fleet and the Spanish Armada off the Isle of Wight, 25 July 1588. 1588

Background imageWarships Collection: Defeat of the French Fleet by Sir Cloudesley Shovell

Defeat of the French Fleet by Sir Cloudesley Shovell, 13th August 1704. 1704

Background imageWarships Collection: SMS Oldenburg at the AG Vulcan shipyard, Stettin

SMS Oldenburg at the AG Vulcan shipyard, Stettin
The building of the SMS Oldenburg, a German armoured warship, at the AG Vulcan shipyard, Stettin (then in Germany, now Szczecin in Poland), by Carl Hochhaus. She was launched in December 1884. 1880s

Background imageWarships Collection: Defeat of the Spanish Fleet by Sir John Jervis

Defeat of the Spanish Fleet by Sir John Jervis, Battle of Cape St Vincent, 14 February 1797. 1797



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