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    A dramatic image of a flotilla of Royal Navy Battlecruisers of the Atlantic Fleet at sea. 17/01/1930 ©Press Association

    (via somehistoriancalledmike)

     
  3. malebeautyinart:

    J.Sidney Willis Hodges: Lord Hood of Avalon as a Midshipman (Watercolour ca. 1860)

    (via sailorgil)

     
  4. The Cruel Sea (Rank, 1953) Belgian movie poster

    Starring Jack Hawkins, Donald Sinden, John Stratton, Denholm Elliott, John Warner, Stanley Baker, Bruce Seton, Liam Redmond, and Virginia McKenna.

    Directed by Charles Frend

     
  5. The Cruel Sea (Gaumont/Rank, 1953) Belgian movie poster

    The World War II adventures of a British convoy escort ship and its officers. (imdb)

    Starring Jack Hawkins, Donald Sinden, John Stratton, Denholm Elliott, John Warner, Stanley Baker, Bruce Seton, Liam Redmond, Virginia McKenna, Moira Lister, June Thorburn, Megs Jenkins

    Directed by Charles Frend

     
  6. dansles voor Engelse Matrozen 1925

    (dance of the English sailors) 
    still though…   wut

     
  7. Illustration by Fortunino Matania of King George VI

    From The Tatler magazine (Coronation number), 19th May 1937.

    Original (2479 x 1926)

     
  8. 1810: The Naval Battle of Grand Port

    From left to right: French frigate Bellone, French frigate Minerve, Victor (background) and Ceylon

    artist: Pierre-Julien Gilbert (1783–1860)

    Fought between squadrons of frigates from the French Navy and the Royal Navy from 20-27 August, in the island of Mauritius, SW Indian Ocean, ends. The battle was a disaster for the British; one ship was captured after suffering irreparable damage, the grounded ships were set on fire to prevent their capture by French boarding parties and the third vessel was seized as it left the harbour by the main French squadron from Port Napoleon, Mauritius, under Commodore Jacques Hamelin. The British defeat was the worst the Royal Navy suffered during the entire Napoleonic war, and it left the Indian Ocean and its vital trade convoys exposed to attack from French frigates.

     
  9. Postcard published after the loss of the submarine M1 in 1925 and the cost in human life

    HMS M1 sank with all 69 hands on 12 November 1925 while on an exercise in the English Channel. A Swedish ship, SS Vidar, struck the submerged M1 and sank her in 70 m of water.

    The collision tore the forward gun (below) from the hull and water flooded the interior through the open loading hole. The crew members appear to have tried to escape by flooding the interior and opening the escape hatch, but their bodies were never found.

    Wreckage was discovered by a diving team in 1999. +

     
  10. HMS Duncan

    HMS Duncan was the lead ship of the Royal Navy pre-dreadnought battleships. Commissioned in 1903, she served with the Mediterranean Fleet until 1905, at which she was transferred to the Channel Fleet.

    Damaged in a collision with HMS Albion in late 1905, she was damaged again when she ran aground off Lundy Island. After a further stint with the Mediterranean Fleet, in 1913 she was assigned to the 6th Battle Squadron and based at Portsmouth, where she served as a gunnery training ship.

    Decommissioned March 1919.

     
  11. H.M.S. Pinafore

    HMS Pinafore; or, The Lass That Loved a Sailor is a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and a libretto by W. S. Gilbert. It opened at the Opera Comique in London, England, on 25 May 1878 and ran for 571 performances, which was the second-longest run of any musical theatre piece up to that time. HMS Pinafore was Gilbert and Sullivan’s fourth operatic collaboration and their first international sensation.

    The story takes place aboard the British ship HMS Pinafore. The captain’s daughter, Josephine, is in love with a lower-class sailor, Ralph Rackstraw, although her father intends her to marry Sir Joseph Porter, the First Lord of the Admiralty.

    HMS Pinafore on wikipedia

     
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  15. Edwardian sailor / Found image

    Photographed by Preston & Sons in Penzance