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Background imageShip 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 imageShip Collection: Big ships of the British Royal Navy fleet at exercise on the waters of the Mediterranean

Big ships of the British Royal Navy fleet at exercise on the waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Picture shows aircraft carrier HMS Formidable exercising with destroyers off Gibraltar

Background imageShip Collection: Crew of the Barry lifeboat Arthur and Blanche Harris Frederick Batten and Eric Fry (right

Crew of the Barry lifeboat Arthur and Blanche Harris Frederick Batten and Eric Fry (right) at the tiller on board the boat. Standing left is Mr. Emlyn Davies. 14th March 1970

Background imageShip Collection: Royal Navy Ships HMS Invincible Aircraft Carrier sailing in the Northern Atlantic

Royal Navy Ships HMS Invincible Aircraft Carrier sailing in the Northern Atlantic October 1985

Background imageShip Collection: Fleet Air Arm Supermarine Scimitar and Fairey Gannet aircraft on the flight deck of

Fleet Air Arm Supermarine Scimitar and Fairey Gannet aircraft on the flight deck of the Royal Navy Aircraft carrier The Ark Royal March 1965

Background imageShip Collection: Crewmen of the Fishguard and Goodwick Lifeboat: left to right: Ken Bean, Ieuan Bateman

Crewmen of the Fishguard and Goodwick Lifeboat: left to right: Ken Bean, Ieuan Bateman, Noel Murrow, Roy Williams, Jack Jenkins, Glyn Bateman, Richard Fowles, George Bateman and Byron Nichols

Background imageShip Collection: A Fleet Air Arm Sea Harrier prepares to take off from the flight deck of HMS Invincible

A Fleet Air Arm Sea Harrier prepares to take off from the flight deck of HMS Invincible October 1985

Background imageShip Collection: Ships Royal Nany Aircraft Carrier HMS Victorious 1959 Royal Navy

Ships Royal Nany Aircraft Carrier HMS Victorious 1959 Royal Navy. Aircraft Carrier HMS Victorious with her complement of Scimitars and Sea Venoms on her deck © Mirrorpix

Background imageShip Collection: River Clyde, shipbuilding industry in Glasgow, Scotland. May 1951

River Clyde, shipbuilding industry in Glasgow, Scotland. May 1951

Background imageShip Collection: The Empress of England at Gladstone Dock, Liverpool. 18th April 1957

The Empress of England at Gladstone Dock, Liverpool. 18th April 1957

Background imageShip Collection: Nearly 700 West Indian men, women and children arrive at Plymouth on SS Auriga in a mass

Nearly 700 West Indian men, women and children arrive at Plymouth on SS Auriga in a mass immigration party to find homes. Pictured

Background imageShip Collection: John McDermott, coxswain of the Hoylake lifeboat with crew members Richard Martindale

John McDermott, coxswain of the Hoylake lifeboat with crew members Richard Martindale, Alan Tolley. Steve Armitage and Jeff Kernighan. 4th October 1990

Background imageShip Collection: The Barry lifeboat RNLB Rachel and Mary Evans at Barry docks. Circa 1961

The Barry lifeboat RNLB Rachel and Mary Evans at Barry docks. Circa 1961

Background imageShip 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 imageShip Collection: SS Orduna was an ocean liner built in 1913-14 by Harland

SS Orduna was an ocean liner built in 1913-14 by Harland and Wolff in Belfast for the Pacific Steam Navigation Company. After two voyages she was chartered to Cunard Line. Circa 1914

Background imageShip Collection: Blyths new lifeboat Shoreline. Northumberland, North East England

Blyths new lifeboat Shoreline. Northumberland, North East England. Boat number 37-36 Sir Alec Rose, lone round-the-world yachtsman and founder member of the Shoreline membership scheme

Background imageShip Collection: Tenbys new 47 foot long Tyne Class lifeboat, the RFA Sir Galahad

Tenbys new 47 foot long Tyne Class lifeboat, the RFA Sir Galahad, arrives at the Tenby RNLI station yesterday. 14th July 1986

Background imageShip 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 imageShip Collection: HMS Ark Royal Aircraft Carrier March 1965 A Supermarine Scimitar is prepared before

HMS Ark Royal Aircraft Carrier March 1965 A Supermarine Scimitar is prepared before bing raised on to the flight deck of the Royal Navy Aircraft carrier The Ark Royal © Mirrorpix

Background imageShip Collection: Blyth, Northumberland Lifeboat crew (left to right) Charlie Hatcher (coxswain)

Blyth, Northumberland Lifeboat crew (left to right) Charlie Hatcher (coxswain), Tommy Moss (2nd coxswain), John Scott (motor mechanic)

Background imageShip Collection: Early lifeboat at Cresswell, Northumberland. There were three lifeboats at

Early lifeboat at Cresswell, Northumberland. There were three lifeboats at Cresswell, Northumberland, and it is not clear which boat is pictured here

Background imageShip Collection: The Tynemouth lifeboat Tynesider is lifted into position from where it will

The Tynemouth lifeboat Tynesider is lifted into position from where it will make its journey from The Tyne at Newcastle Quayside to the Town Moor, Newcastle

Background imageShip Collection: Keeping a lookout during exercises of the Barry lifeboat in the Bristol Channel is crew

Keeping a lookout during exercises of the Barry lifeboat in the Bristol Channel is crew member Mr. Emlyn Davies. 14th May 1970

Background imageShip Collection: Carving a wake in the winter grey waters of the Bristol Channel

Carving a wake in the winter grey waters of the Bristol Channel, the Barry lifeboat Arthur and Blanche Harris sets out on an exercise. 13th March 1970

Background imageShip Collection: Suez Crisis 1956, The aircraft carriers HMS Theseus (nearest camera

Suez Crisis 1956, The aircraft carriers HMS Theseus (nearest camera) and HMS Bulwark docked at Portsmouth, In the background can be seen the cruiser HMS Glasgow July 1956

Background imageShip Collection: HMS Vanguard which took the Royal Family on their tour of South Africa is escorted back

HMS Vanguard which took the Royal Family on their tour of South Africa is escorted back into Porstmouth Harbour by Motor Torpedeo Boats

Background imageShip Collection: The new lifeboat Augustus and Laura is named by Lady Frances Osborne at Newbiggin

The new lifeboat Augustus and Laura is named by Lady Frances Osborne at Newbiggin. 24th June 1939

Background imageShip Collection: The Tynemouth Lifeboat Dinghy. Trevor Fryer

The Tynemouth Lifeboat Dinghy. Trevor Fryer, Paul Henderson and David Thompson put an inshore boat through its paces. Picture taken 23rd July 1984

Background imageShip Collection: The new motor lifeboat Robert and Marcella Beck in Plymouth before its naming ceremony in

The new motor lifeboat Robert and Marcella Beck in Plymouth before its naming ceremony in Plymouth, Devon. 3rd July 1927

Background imageShip Collection: A colourised version of a version of classic photograph from the Chronicle archive

A colourised version of a version of classic photograph from the Chronicle archive, summer holidays. A child plays in the shadow of one of the supertankers, Tyne Pride, built at Swan Hunter, 1975

Background imageShip Collection: British Royal Navy warship HMS Warspite, flagship of Admiral Sir James Somerville

British Royal Navy warship HMS Warspite, flagship of Admiral Sir James Somerville, commanding the Eastern Fleet in the Indian Ocean during the Second World War. September 1942

Background imageShip Collection: The latest type of motor torpedo boat in use by the Royal Navy

The latest type of motor torpedo boat in use by the Royal Navy, discharging her weapons during exercises in the English Channel during the Second World War. July 1940

Background imageShip Collection: Liberation of Europe: German Destroyer Aground off Ile De Batz

Liberation of Europe: German Destroyer Aground off Ile De Batz. (Picture shows) A beached enemy destroyer was successfully attacked recently by rocket

Background imageShip Collection: Aerial view showing London docks in the East, 1951

Aerial view showing London docks in the East, 1951

Background imageShip Collection: Queen Elizabeth II during her visit to Australia, 18th February to 27th March 1963

Queen Elizabeth II during her visit to Australia, 18th February to 27th March 1963. Here she is pictured disembarking from HM Yacht Britannia

Background imageShip Collection: Alfred Cheetham (right) third officer on the Endurance seen here on deck as the ship

Alfred Cheetham (right) third officer on the Endurance seen here on deck as the ship departs UK shores in August 1914 Cheetham served under Scott on the " Morning"

Background imageShip Collection: The Teesmouth lifeboat returning to harbour yesterday with the coxswain safe after he was

The Teesmouth lifeboat returning to harbour yesterday with the coxswain safe after he was washed overboard. Picture taken 17th November 1968

Background imageShip Collection: The Holly Island lifeboat Milburn being launched from Holy Island

The Holly Island lifeboat Milburn being launched from Holy Island, Northumberland, on its way to Berwick. She is 45 feet long by 12.5 feet, and has an 80 h.p. engine. Picture taken 13th June 1930

Background imageShip Collection: The James Knott lifeboat sails from Cullercoats on her final voyage

The James Knott lifeboat sails from Cullercoats on her final voyage. Four maroons were fired as she started her three-day trip to an Essex yard for repairs

Background imageShip Collection: A new lifeboat, the Will and Fanny Kirby, launched at Seaham Harbour to replace

A new lifeboat, the Will and Fanny Kirby, launched at Seaham Harbour to replace the George Elmy which capsized with the loss of eight men. 21st September 1963

Background imageShip Collection: The naming ceremony of the new Barry Dock lifeboat the Arthur and Blanche Harris

The naming ceremony of the new Barry Dock lifeboat the Arthur and Blanche Harris, was performed on Saturday afternoon at Barry Docks by Lady Traherne, the wife of the Lord Lieutenant of Glamorgan

Background imageShip Collection: View of the 8000 ton Royal Navy Mauritius class cruiser HMS Nigeria

View of the 8000 ton Royal Navy Mauritius class cruiser HMS Nigeria, during the Second World War. January 1942

Background imageShip Collection: The fifteen inch guns of British Royal Navy warship HMS Warspite

The fifteen inch guns of British Royal Navy warship HMS Warspite, shelling German invasion coast positions on the Normandy coast during the Allied landings on D-Day during the Second World War

Background imageShip Collection: Some of the pilots of the Coastal Command of the Royal Air Force who took part in

Some of the pilots of the Coastal Command of the Royal Air Force who took part in the location of the Altmark during the Second World War. February 1940

Background imageShip Collection: HMS Victory the flagship of the fleet framed in an arch in Portsmouth dockyard

HMS Victory the flagship of the fleet framed in an arch in Portsmouth dockyard. March 1946

Background imageShip Collection: Britains newest Aircraft Carrier HMS Hermes undergoing a speed trial 1959

Britains newest Aircraft Carrier HMS Hermes undergoing a speed trial 1959

Background imageShip Collection: Ships RFA Fort Austin October 1985 re supplying the aircraft carrier Invincible in

Ships RFA Fort Austin October 1985 re supplying the aircraft carrier Invincible in the Northern Atlantic

Background imageShip Collection: Geoff Nugent (pictured but not id d. Possibly the man on the right as he looks like

Geoff Nugent (pictured but not id d. Possibly the man on the right as he looks like the team leader) and his crew aboard the Guide Friendship (serial number B - 514) inshore lifeboat



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