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Sailing Collection

Sailing through history: From the majestic Union-Castle Line to the charming coastal town of Berwick upon Tweed

Background imageSailing 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 imageSailing Collection: Sledge-party leaving HMS Investigator in Mercy Bay, under command of Lieutenant Gurney Cresswell

Sledge-party leaving HMS Investigator in Mercy Bay, under command of Lieutenant Gurney Cresswell
One of a series of eight chromolithograph sketches by Lieut S. Gurney Cresswell (1827-1867), of the voyage of HMS Investigator under Captain McClure, 1850-54

Background imageSailing Collection: The harbour, Newlyn, Cornwall. 1900s

The harbour, Newlyn, Cornwall. 1900s
A view of the harbour showing a number of different fishing and general purpose vessels, including PZ210, PZ162, PZ323, PZ564. Photographer: Canon Henry Holroyd Mills

Background imageSailing Collection: The beautiful schooner Meteor IV, 1911. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The beautiful schooner Meteor IV, 1911. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The beautiful schooner Meteor IV, 1911. Meteor IV was Kaiser Wilhelm IIs fourth yacht. It was designed by Max Oetz and launched in 1909

Background imageSailing Collection: The Mary Rose

The Mary Rose, Tudor ship, built in 1510. In service for 34 years, it sank in 1545. Discovered in 1971 it was successfully raised from the sea bed in 1982 amid much publicity. Date: 1982

Background imageSailing Collection: Wilkins Nautilus 1931

Wilkins Nautilus 1931
The Nautilus of Commander Wilkins, which by sailing beneath the ice reaches the North Pole

Background imageSailing Collection: Young Women On A Sailboat

Young Women On A Sailboat
c. 1935 A group of young women wave as they enjoy the breeze on the bow of a sailboat

Background imageSailing Collection: STS Malcolm Miller under full sail

STS Malcolm Miller under full sail
STS (Sail Training Ship) Malcolm Miller under full sail. circa 1970s

Background imageSailing Collection: Union-Castle Line

Union-Castle Line
Poster advertising the Union-Castle Line, a shipping line that operated a fleet of passenger liners and freighters between Europe and Africa from 1900 to 1977

Background imageSailing Collection: Berwick upon Tweed, LNER poster, 1923-1947

Berwick upon Tweed, LNER poster, 1923-1947
London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) poster promoting rail travel to Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland. Artwork by Frank H Mason

Background imageSailing Collection: The 205 ton J-class yacht Velsheda sailing close hauled, 1933

The 205 ton J-class yacht Velsheda sailing close hauled, 1933
The 205 ton J-class yacht Velsheda sailing close-hauled, 1933. Velsheda was designed by Charles E Nicholson and built in 1933 for Woolworths founder William L Stephenson

Background imageSailing Collection: Seaton, Devon, poster advertising Southern Railway (colour litho)

Seaton, Devon, poster advertising Southern Railway (colour litho)
STC398728 Seaton, Devon, poster advertising Southern Railway (colour litho) by Shoesmith, Kenneth (1890-1939); Private Collection; The Stapleton Collection; American, out of copyright

Background imageSailing Collection: Kraken Attacks a Ship

Kraken Attacks a Ship
A kraken attacks a sailing vessel

Background imageSailing Collection: Rime of the Ancient Mariner - I shot Albatross

Rime of the Ancient Mariner - I shot Albatross
Vintage engraving by Gustave Dore of a scene from the Rime of the Ancient Mariner, With my crossbow I shot the Albatross. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is the longest major poem by the English poet

Background imageSailing Collection: Portsmouth, Southsea & Isle of Wight Aviation Poster

Portsmouth, Southsea & Isle of Wight Aviation Poster
Poster, Portsmouth, Southsea & Isle of Wight Aviation Ltd, Spithead Air Ferry to and from the island, winter fare seven shillings and sixpence return, seven services daily

Background imageSailing Collection: Players Please: Sailor, 1955

Players Please: Sailor, 1955
Players Navy Cut small rectangular counter card. The background is yellow with a cream edge. In the centre is the head and shoulders of a sailor with " H Ms EXCELLENT" on his hatband

Background imageSailing Collection: Cutty Sark and HMS Worcester EPW061029

Cutty Sark and HMS Worcester EPW061029
Greenhithe, Kent. The Cutty Sark tea clipper and HMS Worcester berthed outside Ingress Abbey (the Incorporated Thames Nautical Training College). Photographed in May 1939 by Aerofilms Ltd

Background imageSailing Collection: Poster advertising Knysna, South Africa

Poster advertising Knysna, South Africa
Poster advertising Knysna, a town in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. A relaxed couple stroll along with golf and fishing tackle

Background imageSailing Collection: New Zealand travel poster

New Zealand travel poster
Poster produced by the Shaw, Saville and Albion Line advertising their passenger liners to New Zealand via the Panama Canal

Background imageSailing Collection: Poster for Lake Garda, Italy

Poster for Lake Garda, Italy
Poster advertising Lake Garda, Italy -- an idyllic scene

Background imageSailing Collection: Tate & Lyle Refinery

Tate & Lyle Refinery
A coastal barge sailing by the famous Tate and Lyle sugar refinery works, Plaistow Wharf, off Silvertown, North Woolwich, east London

Background imageSailing Collection: Racing Yachts

Racing Yachts
J Class yacht Shamrock V leads Britannia and Velsheda, Cowes Regatta 1933

Background imageSailing Collection: Discovery from Starboard quarter

Discovery from Starboard quarter
Photographer: Reginald William Skelton (1872-1956). Expedition: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery)

Background imageSailing Collection: Viking ship, sunset, silhouette, 3D graphics

Viking ship, sunset, silhouette, 3D graphics

Background imageSailing Collection: Torquay in Glorious Devon, British Railways poster, c 1950s

Torquay in Glorious Devon, British Railways poster, c 1950s
Poster produced by British Railways (BR) to promote their services to the holiday destination of Torquay. Artwork by Wootton

Background imageSailing Collection: Sailing on the lake

Sailing on the lake
The crew of Swallow in a scene from the film Swallows and Amazons

Background imageSailing Collection: Sir Robin Knox-Johnston circumnavigates the globe

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston circumnavigates the globe
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and his 32-foot ketch Suhaili, after completing a 312-day non-stop single-handed voyage around the world

Background imageSailing Collection: lightning Sailing Ship

lightning Sailing Ship
Clipper under full sail

Background imageSailing Collection: SLOCUMs SPRAY

SLOCUMs SPRAY
The boat which Joshua Slocum rebuilt and sailed single- handed round the world, 1895-1896

Background imageSailing Collection: Shoeburyness Fisherman Hailing a Whitstable Hoy, aka The Pilot Boat, and The Red Cap

Shoeburyness Fisherman Hailing a Whitstable Hoy, aka The Pilot Boat, and The Red Cap, c1809 Artist: JMW Turner
Shoeburyness Fisherman Hailing a Whitstable Hoy, aka The Pilot Boat, and The Red Cap, c1809. Painting on display at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

Background imageSailing Collection: Camp on the breaking pack ice, Weddell Sea, 1915

Camp on the breaking pack ice, Weddell Sea, 1915
Medium: Oil painting. Artist: George Marston (1882-1940). Expedition: Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914-17 (Endurance). Leader: Ernest Shackleton

Background imageSailing Collection: Kraken attacking ship during a storm

Kraken attacking ship during a storm
A mythical Kraken attacking a sailing vessel during a storm

Background imageSailing Collection: THAMES BARGE SARA

THAMES BARGE SARA
Calm waters, a fine impression of the sailing barge Sara on the River Thames, England. Date: 1960s

Background imageSailing Collection: Union-Castle

Union-Castle
Advertising poster for Union-Castle, Mail Steamship Company Limited, featuring a liner running from Southampton to Cape Town and vice versa next to small sailing dinghies

Background imageSailing Collection: Titania

Titania
British tea clipper Date: 19th century

Background imageSailing Collection: Barry Docks 1899

Barry Docks 1899
The old and the new, Barry Docks

Background imageSailing Collection: Clipper Ships: Sobraon (colour litho)

Clipper Ships: Sobraon (colour litho)
6021623 Clipper Ships: Sobraon (colour litho) by Spurling, Jack (1870-1933) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Sobraon)

Background imageSailing Collection: Thames Sailing Barge

Thames Sailing Barge
A Thames sailing barge is a type of commercial sailing boat once common on the River Thames in London. The flat-bottomed barges with a shallow draught and leeboards

Background imageSailing Collection: Swallows and Amazons

Swallows and Amazons
The Boat Swallow in the hidden harbour from Swallows and Amazons

Background imageSailing Collection: The first journey of Victory, 1778

The first journey of Victory, 1778. The ship Victory in full sail on calm waters. Date 1922 2nd December. The first journey of Victory, 1778. The ship Victory in full sail on calm waters

Background imageSailing Collection: Caribbean, Antigua

Caribbean, Antigua

Background imageSailing Collection: Poster advertising Aegean cruises

Poster advertising Aegean cruises around the Greek islands, including Skiathos, Delos, Skyros, Milos and Mykonos

Background imageSailing Collection: Cutty Sark in 1923

Cutty Sark in 1923
The famous tea clipper Cutty Sark in Surrey Docks. The iconic craft now housed in dry dock at Greenwich was severely damaged by a fire whilst under restoration on 21st May 2007

Background imageSailing Collection: CUTTY SARK AT SEA

CUTTY SARK AT SEA
The Cutty Sark in mid-ocean, with all sails set

Background imageSailing Collection: Yacht racing sport art 24

Yacht racing sport art 24
Justyna Jaszke

Background imageSailing Collection: Inner harbour, Mevagissey, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Inner harbour, Mevagissey, Cornwall. Early 1900s
The boat yard corner of the inner harbour at low tide with a large number of fishing boats including FY386 ZONA and FY145

Background imageSailing Collection: Rhode Island, USA. Point Judith Lighthouse at dusk

Rhode Island, USA. Point Judith Lighthouse at dusk




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Sailing through history: From the majestic Union-Castle Line to the charming coastal town of Berwick upon Tweed, this LNER poster from 1923-1947 invites you on an adventure. Feel the wind in your hair as you witness the STS Malcolm Miller under full sail, a sight that never fails to mesmerize. The 205 ton J-class yacht Velsheda showcases its prowess while sailing close hauled in 1933, leaving spectators in awe. Explore Portsmouth, Southsea & Isle of Wight through an enchanting aviation poster that captures the essence of this picturesque destination. 'Players Please: Sailor' takes us back to 1955 with a nostalgic reminder of sailors enjoying their well-deserved break. Discover the legendary tale of The Mary Rose and immerse yourself in its fascinating history. An enticing poster advertising Knysna, South Africa beckons with promises of breathtaking sailing experiences amidst stunning landscapes. Witness racing yachts competing fiercely against each other, showcasing their skills and determination on open waters. Cutty Sark and HMS Worcester stand tall together in EPW061029 photograph - a testament to maritime heritage and strength combined. Torquay shines brightly in Glorious Devon as depicted by British Railways poster from the 1950s; it's where sailing dreams come true. Beware as Kraken Attacks a Ship - a thrilling depiction reminding us of both danger and excitement that comes with venturing into unknown waters.