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Choose from 218 pictures in our Wreck collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


The sinking of the 'Lusitania' by a German submarine 1915 Featured Print

The sinking of the 'Lusitania' by a German submarine 1915

The giant cunard liner, 'Lusitania', in the First World War, was attacked by a German U-boat on 7 May 1915 and sank in 18 minutes killing 1198 people. This picture here, was drawn by Fortunio Matania with the assistance of eye-witnesses, showing rescuers pulling passengers from the cold sea onto rowing boats Date: 7 May 1915

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

Wreck of HMA1, the Royal Navy's first airship Featured Print

Wreck of HMA1, the Royal Navy's first airship

The wreck of HMA1, The Mayfly. Built by Vickers, this was the first naval airship built in the UK; work began on it in 1909 at Cavendish Dock. On 13 February 1911 the Mayfly made her static trials in the shed. The motors were run and controls operated but outdoor trials could not be completed until the weather moderated. It was not until March that the crew were reported ready for launching the ship. By 24 September 1911 the decision was made to move her out of her hangar for full testing. However, disaster struck in the form of a sudden forceful beamside gust causing the ship to lurch; she just cleared the shed, but was laid onto her beam ends. She righted and was then being pivoted so that her nose would point back out to the dock, but there were cracking sounds amidships and she broke in two. She started to rise in an inverted V formation but the crew in the after gondola dived overboard and the stern flew up into the air. The ship was later left to rot in her shed, while many discussions took place at the Admiralty regarding the future of naval airship operations.
1911

© Mary Evans Picture Library/The Pete Frost Collection

Wreck of HMS Vindictive, Ostend Harbour, Belgium, WW1 Featured Print

Wreck of HMS Vindictive, Ostend Harbour, Belgium, WW1

View of the wreck of HMS Vindictive in Ostend Harbour, Belgium, during the First World War. HMS Vindictive, an Arrogant-class protected cruiser, was launched in 1897, served throughout the war, was fitted out for the Zeebrugge Raid and took part in fierce action on 23 April, when her upperworks were badly damaged by gunfire. She was sunk as a blockship at Ostend during the Second Ostend Raid on 10 May 1918. The Zeebrugge and Ostend Raids gave the ship celebrity, and her bow section has been preserved in Ostend harbour as a lasting memorial. Date: May 1918

© Imperial War Museum/Robert Hunt Library/Mary Evans