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"Discover the rich maritime history of Scandinavia and Europe at the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo, Norway

Background imageShip Collection: Gokstad Ship, Viking Ship Museum, Bygdoy, Oslo, Norway, Scandinavia, Europe

Gokstad Ship, Viking Ship Museum, Bygdoy, Oslo, Norway, Scandinavia, Europe

Background imageShip Collection: GILBERT & SULLIVAN, 1878. Poster for the first production, 1878, of H. M. S

GILBERT & SULLIVAN, 1878. Poster for the first production, 1878, of H. M. S. Pinafore by Gilbert and Sullivan
GILBERT & SULLIVAN, 1878. Poster for the first production, 1878, of " H.M.S. Pinafore" by Gilbert and Sullivan

Background imageShip 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 imageShip Collection: Nantucket Light Ship, Boston Harbour, Boston, Massachusetts, New England

Nantucket Light Ship, Boston Harbour, Boston, Massachusetts, New England, United States of America, North America

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: Th British S-class submarine HMS Storm has returned to the United Kingdom after an

Th British S-class submarine HMS Storm has returned to the United Kingdom after an eventful and highly successful commission in the Far East

Background imageShip Collection: HMS Mersey, Minesweeper of the Mersey Division of the RNR comes alongside headquarters

HMS Mersey, Minesweeper of the Mersey Division of the RNR comes alongside headquarters ship HMS Eaglet Salthouse Dock at the end of her fourth cruise of the year. September 1968

Background imageShip Collection: London Docks 1958 EAW071687

London Docks 1958 EAW071687
LONDON DOCKS, Southwark. Aerial photograph of Greenland Dock, Rotherhithe in June 1958. Also showing South Dock, the River Thames and the entrance to the Millwall Outer Dock (on the Isle of Dogs)

Background imageShip Collection: Sutton Hoo ship burial J910330

Sutton Hoo ship burial J910330
SUTTON HOO, Woodbridge, Suffolk. Reconstruction drawing of the Sutton Hoo ship burial in 620 or 630 - by Peter Dunn (English Heritage Graphics Team)

Background imageShip Collection: Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier HMS Illustrious Returns To Portsmouth Folllowing Refit

Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier HMS Illustrious Returns To Portsmouth Folllowing Refit
Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier HMS Illustrious is escorted by tugs as she returns to Portsmouth following her refit in Scotland

Background imageShip Collection: CANALETTO: THAMES

CANALETTO: THAMES
The River Thames with St. Pauls Cathedral on Lord Mayors Day. Oil on canvas by Giovanni Antonio Canaletto, c1750

Background imageShip Collection: Bayeaux Tapestry portraying the Norman Conquest

Bayeaux Tapestry portraying the Norman Conquest
Norman invasion of England in 1066 A.D. Color lithograph reproduction of part of the Bayeux tapestry

Background imageShip Collection: Pilgrims ship Mayflower at sea, 1620

Pilgrims ship Mayflower at sea, 1620
The " Mayflower" bringing the first colonists to Massachusetts, 1620. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShip Collection: Marco Polo leaving Venice, 1300s

Marco Polo leaving Venice, 1300s
Marco Polo leaving Venice on his journey to China, 1338. Color lithograph reproductioin of a manuscript: Bod. Misc. 264

Background imageShip Collection: Vasa, a 17th century warship, Vasa Museum, Stockholm, Sweden, Scandinavia, Europe

Vasa, a 17th century warship, Vasa Museum, Stockholm, Sweden, Scandinavia, Europe

Background imageShip Collection: Image of HMS Vengeance returning to HMNB Clyde, after completing Operational Sea Training

Image of HMS Vengeance returning to HMNB Clyde, after completing Operational Sea Training. The trials were conducted in Scottish exercise areas

Background imageShip Collection: Buster Keaton in The Navigator (1924)

Buster Keaton in The Navigator (1924)

Background imageShip Collection: Guernsey & Jersey via Weymouth poster, about 1891

Guernsey & Jersey via Weymouth poster, about 1891
In 1889 the GWR began operating a steamship service to the Channel Islands. This poster shows the GWRs TSS Ibex, leaving harbour at Guernsey on its route across the Channel

Background imageShip Collection: HMS Hood, the last battlecruiser built for the Royal Navy

HMS Hood, the last battlecruiser built for the Royal Navy
March 17, 1924 - HMS Hood, the last battlecruiser built for the Royal Navy

Background imageShip Collection: King George V Dock a002109

King George V Dock a002109
KING GEORGE V DOCK, Canning Town, London. Shipping in the dock with dock workers standing on the dockside in the foreground (mid 20th century)

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: Mayflower passengers landing at Plymouth, 1620

Mayflower passengers landing at Plymouth, 1620
Pilgrim landing party from the " Mayflower" in Plymouth harbor, 1620. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShip Collection: HMS Ocean at sea

HMS Ocean at sea
Pictured is HMS OCEAN, the Royal Navys Landing Platform Helicopter (LPH) and Fleet Flagship. She is pictured with Merlin and Chinook Helicopters on her deck

Background imageShip Collection: Type 23 frigate HMS KENT at Sea, south of the Isle of Wight

Type 23 frigate HMS KENT at Sea, south of the Isle of Wight
Portsmouth-based Type 23 frigate HMS KENT at Sea, south of the Isle of Wight. HMS Kent is one of the newest of the Type 23 frigates within the Royal Navy arsenal

Background imageShip Collection: Royal Navy Type 23 Frigate HMS Argyll

Royal Navy Type 23 Frigate HMS Argyll
Royal Navy Type 23 frigate HMS Argyll is pictured at the end of Exercise Goalkeeper in the Middle East. Based in Plymouth, HMS Argyll is the longest-serving Type 23 frigate in the Royal Navy

Background imageShip Collection: Barrow-in-Furness shipyard 1920 EPW004064

Barrow-in-Furness shipyard 1920 EPW004064
BARROW-IN-FURNESS, Cumbria. Aerial view of the shipyard in July 1920 with four ships in various stages of completion. The shipyard was first established in 1852; by 1920 it was operated by Vickers

Background imageShip Collection: Old London Bridge a98_05984

Old London Bridge a98_05984
Extract from an engraving showing the City of London from Southwark. Major monuments are recorded, including Old London Bridge

Background imageShip Collection: United Kingdom, England, Merseyside, Liverpool, Mersey ferry and Liverpool skyline

United Kingdom, England, Merseyside, Liverpool, Mersey ferry and Liverpool skyline - the only Dazzle ship in the UK

Background imageShip Collection: The bow of Sir Ernest Shackletons exploratory vessel SS Endurance

The bow of Sir Ernest Shackletons exploratory vessel SS Endurance
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 1914: The bow of Sir Ernest Shackletons exploratory vessel SS Endurance being prepared for her Antarctic voyage in Millwall Docks, London, England

Background imageShip 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 imageShip Collection: Sandown Pier EPW043023

Sandown Pier EPW043023
SANDOWN, Isle of Wight. The Paddle Steamer Sandown arriving at Sandown Pier in August 1939. Sandown Pier was originally much shorter

Background imageShip Collection: Gloucester Docks c. 1880 CC53_00092

Gloucester Docks c. 1880 CC53_00092
GLOUCESTER DOCKS, Gloucestershire. The Gloucester and Sharpness Canal was built to specifications that allowed ocean going vessels to reach Gloucester, despite its distance from the sea

Background imageShip Collection: Oseberg replica Viking ship

Oseberg replica Viking ship, Norway

Background imageShip Collection: Martens - The Beagle in the Murray Narrow J980080

Martens - The Beagle in the Murray Narrow J980080
DOWN HOUSE, Downe, Kent. Darwin Heirlooms Trust. " The Beagle in the Murray Narrow, Tierra del Fuego " watercolour by Conrad Martens

Background imageShip Collection: Turner - The Iveagh Seapiece J910563

Turner - The Iveagh Seapiece J910563
KENWOOD HOUSE, THE IVEAGH BEQUEST, London. " The Iveagh Seapiece " by TURNER JMW. Also known as " Coast Scene of Fishermen Hauling a Boat Ashore "

Background imageShip Collection: Navy Cut: HMS Vanguard, 1940=1960

Navy Cut: HMS Vanguard, 1940=1960
Players Navy Cut Tobacco and Cigarettes rectangular counter-card featuring a reproduction of Charles Pears painting of HMS Vanguard dressed for Royal Review

Background imageShip Collection: Maldon, a Blackwater Estuary town known for its Thames Sailing Barges, Essex

Maldon, a Blackwater Estuary town known for its Thames Sailing Barges, Essex, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageShip Collection: Three Castles. Deal, Walmer and Sandown J920039

Three Castles. Deal, Walmer and Sandown J920039
WALMER CASTLE, Kent. " Three Castles". Unknown artist. Painting of Deal, Walmer and Sandown Castles during late 17th century

Background imageShip Collection: HMS Warspite EAW005978

HMS Warspite EAW005978
HMS WARSPITE, Prussia Cove, Cornwall. Warspite was launched in 1913 and saw action with the Royal Navy at the Battle of Jutland in 1916

Background imageShip Collection: Discovery from Starboard quarter

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

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

Viking ship, sunset, silhouette, 3D graphics

Background imageShip Collection: HMS Beagle Ship laid up Darwins Voyage

HMS Beagle Ship laid up Darwins Voyage
" Beagle laid ashore, River Santa Cruz". Copperplate engraving, art by Conrad Martens, engraved by T. Landseer. Published by H. Colburn 1838

Background imageShip Collection: Jules Vernes Nautilus submarine, artwork

Jules Vernes Nautilus submarine, artwork
Nautilus submarine. Artwork of the submarine Nautilus surfacing rapidly after sinking a ship. This scene is from the book Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870)

Background imageShip Collection: RMS Olympic BL24990_002

RMS Olympic BL24990_002
RMS OLYMPIC, White Star Line. First class companion, A deck. Interior view of the stairway to first class entrance on boat deck

Background imageShip Collection: PEHE NU-E: MOBY DICK. The only known picture of Moby Dick drawn during Herman Melvilles lifetime

PEHE NU-E: MOBY DICK. The only known picture of Moby Dick drawn during Herman Melvilles lifetime: wood engraving, late 19th century

Background imageShip Collection: Viking ship at sea

Viking ship at sea
Norsemen at sea following their raven pilot. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageShip Collection: Celebrity Cruises Liner ship in the Caribbean

Celebrity Cruises Liner ship in the Caribbean, Central America

Background imageShip Collection: RMS Olympic EPW041070

RMS Olympic EPW041070
The RMS Olympic in White Star dock 44, Southampton. Photographed in April 1933 by Aerofilms Ltd




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"Discover the rich maritime history of Scandinavia and Europe at the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo, Norway. Marvel at the well-preserved Gokstad Ship, a testament to Viking craftsmanship and seafaring prowess. " "Step back in time with Gilbert and Sullivan's iconic H. M. S. Pinafore, as depicted in this vintage poster from 1878. Immerse yourself in the whimsical world of operetta aboard a fictional ship bound for laughter and romance. " "London Docks come alive with bustling activity in this captivating photograph from 1958. Witness the vibrant energy as ships docked here connect Britain to distant lands, fostering trade and cultural exchange. " "At Stockholm's Vasa Museum, behold the grandeur of Vasa—a magnificent warship that tragically sank on its maiden voyage in the 17th century. Explore its salvaged remains and unravel stories of naval power gone awry. " "The Bayeux Tapestry weaves together an epic tale of conquest as it chronicles William the Conqueror's triumph over England. Amongst its intricate threads lies a vivid depiction of ships carrying warriors across treacherous waters. " "Embark on a historic journey aboard Mayflower—the legendary ship that carried Pilgrims seeking religious freedom to America's shores in 1620. Experience their courage amidst tumultuous seas as they forge a new destiny. " "Buster Keaton takes center stage aboard The Navigator (1924), where comedic chaos ensues on an ill-fated ship voyage filled with slapstick humor and unexpected adventures. Prepare for laughter aplenty. " "Intrigue surrounds Sutton Hoo's mysterious ship burial—an archaeological marvel discovered within an Anglo-Saxon burial mound dating back to medieval times. Uncover secrets buried deep within these ancient grounds. " "HMS Illustrious proudly returns to Portsmouth after undergoing extensive refurbishment—her majestic presence symbolizing British naval strength throughout history. Witness her triumphant homecoming.