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Background imageNavy Collection: The German Imperial Navy Battleship SMS Helgoland Circa 1918

The German Imperial Navy Battleship SMS Helgoland Circa 1918. The SMS Helgoland was commissioned in to the German Navy on 23rd July 1911

Background imageNavy Collection: The German Imperial Navy Light Cruiser SMS Frankfurt seen here in the Firth of Forth at

The German Imperial Navy Light Cruiser SMS Frankfurt seen here in the Firth of Forth at the end of Operation ZZ the surrender of the German High Seas Fleet to the Royal Navy following the signing of

Background imageNavy Collection: HMS Conqueror submarine returns to Faslane Holy Loch after sinking Argentine battleship

HMS Conqueror submarine returns to Faslane Holy Loch after sinking Argentine battleship General Belgrano South Atlantic Falklands War, July 1982

Background imageNavy Collection: The crew of HMS Sportsman pose on the deck of their submarine at a un-named Northern

The crew of HMS Sportsman pose on the deck of their submarine at a un-named Northern depot. The Sportsman had just returned from a year campaigning in the Mediterranean where she sunk or damage 31

Background imageNavy Collection: 'Home again'pictures of the Royal Many submarine HMS Unrivalled which

"Home again"pictures of the Royal Many submarine HMS Unrivalled which
" Home again" pictures of the Royal Many submarine HMS Unrivalled which has just returned from a successful patrol in the Mediterranean Sea

Background imageNavy Collection: HMS Rodney shows her formidable 'teeth'. An unusual

HMS Rodney shows her formidable "teeth". An unusual
HMS Rodney shows her formidable " teeth". An unusual and impressive view of HMS Rodneys great 16in. guns. 15th May 1931

Background imageNavy Collection: The Dunkirk evacuation, code-named Operation Dynamo, also known as the Miracle of Dunkirk

The Dunkirk evacuation, code-named Operation Dynamo, also known as the Miracle of Dunkirk, was the evacuation of Allied soldiers during World War II from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk

Background imageNavy Collection: The RFA Sir Tristram enters the River Tyne after an 8, 000 mile rescue operation following

The RFA Sir Tristram enters the River Tyne after an 8, 000 mile rescue operation following the Falklands Conflict. On board were a handful of ship repair yard workers

Background imageNavy Collection: HMS Wallace a Shakespeare Class Flotilla Leader escort seen here in 1942 shortly after

HMS Wallace a Shakespeare Class Flotilla Leader escort seen here in 1942 shortly after Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh joined the ship as a sub lieutenant. Circa January 1942

Background imageNavy Collection: Picture taken at a British base when the British Royal Navy submarine HMS Ultimatum

Picture taken at a British base when the British Royal Navy submarine HMS Ultimatum returned after a year of successful patrolling in the Mediterranean Sea where she sank a total of 6

Background imageNavy Collection: Clearance of an unexploded bomb in Hull during the Second World War

Clearance of an unexploded bomb in Hull during the Second World War. One of many dropped by the Luftwaffe on the city of Hull over three nights in May 1941

Background imageNavy Collection: New recruits to the Royal Navy write their first letter home to tell their people of

New recruits to the Royal Navy write their first letter home to tell their people of their safe arrival at HMS Raleigh, the navys training barracks at Torpoint in Cornwall. 21st December 1942

Background imageNavy Collection: The Royal Navys aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious seen here under construction at

The Royal Navys aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious seen here under construction at the Swan Hunter Shipbuilders yard on the Tyne at Wallsend. 13th December 1977

Background imageNavy Collection: Mine disposal team deal with a mine in Rye Bay England during WW2 1945

Mine disposal team deal with a mine in Rye Bay England during WW2 1945

Background imageNavy Collection: The new Polaris submarine HMS Revenge was commissioned at Cammell Laird

The new Polaris submarine HMS Revenge was commissioned at Cammell Lairds shipbuilding yards, Blrkenhead yesterday. The little lad who wanted to see his daddy, Andrew Parr aged two and a half

Background imageNavy Collection: John Payne of the British Navy warship HMS Gurkha during the Second World War

John Payne of the British Navy warship HMS Gurkha during the Second World War. Circa 1941

Background imageNavy Collection: Young Navy cadets in Gravesend 1944

Young Navy cadets in Gravesend 1944
Young Navy cadets training for the seas by scrubbing the decks of this steamer in Gravesend. Nearby will be HMS Gordon, a Navy school on land

Background imageNavy Collection: HMS Norfolk a County-class heavy cruiser Circa 1939

HMS Norfolk a County-class heavy cruiser Circa 1939

Background imageNavy Collection: Winston Churchill as first Lord of the Admiralty with Lord Fisher of Kelverstone for

Winston Churchill as first Lord of the Admiralty with Lord Fisher of Kelverstone for the launch of HMS Centurion at Devonport dockyard. 20th November 1911

Background imageNavy Collection: The first nuclear powered submarine the USS Nautilus seen here in Plymouth Sound with

The first nuclear powered submarine the USS Nautilus seen here in Plymouth Sound with the American aircraft carrier Essex in the background

Background imageNavy Collection: Royal Navy fleet anchored in Torbay and floodlit in July 1969

Royal Navy fleet anchored in Torbay and floodlit in July 1969

Background imageNavy Collection: Prince Andrew returns from the Falklands War. Pictured with Prince Philip at Portsmouth

Prince Andrew returns from the Falklands War. Pictured with Prince Philip at Portsmouth - 17th September 1982

Background imageNavy Collection: The crew of the Thunderbolt Submarine. Picture with the crew is First Lieutenant J

The crew of the Thunderbolt Submarine. Picture with the crew is First Lieutenant J Stevens. The HMS Thunderbolt was formally called HMS Thetis

Background imageNavy Collection: British Royal Navy submarine HMS Talisman returns home to HMS Forth

British Royal Navy submarine HMS Talisman returns home to HMS Forth, Holy Loch in Scotland, after a period of very successful service in Mediterranean waters

Background imageNavy Collection: German Uboat U1060 seen here a grounded in the Norwegian Sea south-west of Bronnoysund

German Uboat U1060 seen here a grounded in the Norwegian Sea south-west of Bronnoysund on the northern tip of the skerry Fleina in the Vegafjord, in position 65.24, 3N, 11.59, 5E

Background imageNavy Collection: Member son the The Womens Royal Naval Service (WRNS) entertainment section

Member son the The Womens Royal Naval Service (WRNS) entertainment section. The caption suggests the word Canadian, but also WRNS who are the British regiment. Picture taken 12th November 1944

Background imageNavy Collection: The Battle of Taranto took place on the night of 11th and 12th November 1940 during

The Battle of Taranto took place on the night of 11th and 12th November 1940 during the Second World War between British naval forces, under Admiral Andrew Cunningham, and Italian naval forces

Background imageNavy Collection: Sub Lieutenant Ian 'Soapy'Watson arrives at Gatwick airport

Sub Lieutenant Ian "Soapy"Watson arrives at Gatwick airport
Sub Lieutenant Ian " Soapy" Watson arrives at Gatwick airport. On the 7th June he was forced to land his Harrier jump jet on a small Spanish container ship Alraigo

Background imageNavy Collection: German U boat that was captured and shown off in Bristol city docks in 1918 1st December

German U boat that was captured and shown off in Bristol city docks in 1918 1st December 1918

Background imageNavy Collection: Katrina Duck (left) and Michelle Howley, two of the girls who are entering a beauty

Katrina Duck (left) and Michelle Howley, two of the girls who are entering a beauty contest at the Madison nightclub, to mark the four day visit of Middlesbroughs adopted ship, HMS Jupiter

Background imageNavy Collection: Leading Air Mechanic George Shields of Crwys, Cardiff who served aboard the British Royal

Leading Air Mechanic George Shields of Crwys, Cardiff who served aboard the British Royal Navy aircraft Carrier HMS Ark Royal. November 1941

Background imageNavy Collection: German Uboat U744 seen being captured after being attacked for over 30 hours with depth

German Uboat U744 seen being captured after being attacked for over 30 hours with depth charges from HMS Icarus, and the following ships of the Canadian Escort Group; HMCS St

Background imageNavy Collection: Bristol Beaufighters peels away from a German escort vessel which blew up after receiving

Bristol Beaufighters peels away from a German escort vessel which blew up after receiving cannon and rocket fire, during a combined attack on an enemy convoy south-west of Heligoland by the North

Background imageNavy Collection: The British destroyer HMS Fury refuels from the cruiser HMS Trinidad despite heavy seas

The British destroyer HMS Fury refuels from the cruiser HMS Trinidad despite heavy seas and falling snow whilst on patrol in the North Atlantic. 9th March 1942

Background imageNavy Collection: British Royal Navy submarine HMS Utmost returns home to HMS Forth

British Royal Navy submarine HMS Utmost returns home to HMS Forth, Holy Loch in Britain after 12 months of service in Mediterranean waters

Background imageNavy Collection: 'Z for zebra', a Sunderland V flying boat, makes RAF Coastal Command

"Z for zebra", a Sunderland V flying boat, makes RAF Coastal Command
" Z for zebra", a Sunderland V flying boat, makes RAF Coastal Commands last convoy escort for the Royal Navy. At one minute past midnight on 4th June 1945

Background imageNavy Collection: Operation Pedestal. A general view of the convoy under air attack showing the intense

Operation Pedestal. A general view of the convoy under air attack showing the intense anti-aircraft barrage put up by the escorts

Background imageNavy Collection: British Royal Navy submarine HMS Sceptre returns home to Holy Loch

British Royal Navy submarine HMS Sceptre returns home to Holy Loch, Scotland after her latest exploits against a German convoy off the coast of Norway

Background imageNavy Collection: British Royal Navy submarine HMS Statesman smashes a Japanese convoy in surface action in

British Royal Navy submarine HMS Statesman smashes a Japanese convoy in surface action in Far Eastern waters during the Second World War

Background imageNavy Collection: British Royal Navy submarine HMS Ursula returns home to Britain after spending the last

British Royal Navy submarine HMS Ursula returns home to Britain after spending the last six days and nights sailing " blind" with her periscope smashed after being rammed by an enemy

Background imageNavy Collection: HMS Truant has returned to Britain after an absence of 21 years in the Mediterranean

HMS Truant has returned to Britain after an absence of 21 years in the Mediterranean, Indian Ocean and Java Seas. As she came alongside the depot ship

Background imageNavy Collection: Parachute packers of the W. R. N. S. testing a parachute at a British Naval Air Station

Parachute packers of the W. R. N. S. testing a parachute at a British Naval Air Station
Parachute packers of the W.R.N.S. testing a parachute at a British Naval Air Station. November 1943

Background imageNavy Collection: British U-class submarine prepares to go on patrol, North Sea, April 1943

British U-class submarine prepares to go on patrol, North Sea, April 1943

Background imageNavy Collection: Victory in Europe Day. (VE Day) in Portsmouth, Hampshire

Victory in Europe Day. (VE Day) in Portsmouth, Hampshire. A sailor accompanied by the WRENS (The Womens Royal Naval Service) celebrate in the street

Background imageNavy Collection: The Italian seaplane carrier Giuseppe Miraglia and submarines lying at anchor in St

The Italian seaplane carrier Giuseppe Miraglia and submarines lying at anchor in St Pauls Bay, Malta during the Second World War following the surrender of the Italian fleet under the terms of

Background imageNavy Collection: Combined operations exercises. Royal Marine Commandos hidden away in their landing craft

Combined operations exercises. Royal Marine Commandos hidden away in their landing craft. Picture taken during exercises in this country. Circa 1941

Background imageNavy Collection: HMS Sheffield C24 was one of the Southampton sub class of the Town-class cruisers seen

HMS Sheffield C24 was one of the Southampton sub class of the Town-class cruisers seen here at anchor in the Firth of Forth. Circa 1946

Background imageNavy Collection: HMS Malaya Royal Navy Queen Elizabeth-class battleship seen here at a fleet review prior

HMS Malaya Royal Navy Queen Elizabeth-class battleship seen here at a fleet review prior to the second world war. Circa 1936



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