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"Britains Sea Power Is Yours: Exploring the Mighty Warship HMS Hood" Step aboard the legendary warship HMS Hood and witness Britain's unrivaled sea power

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Warship Hms Hood
HMS Hood, completed in 1920, was the worlds largest warship for more than two decades. She was finally sunk by the Bismarck in 1941 at the Battle of Denmark Strait

Background imageWar Ship Collection: Britains Sea Power Is Yours

Britains Sea Power Is Yours
World War Two propaganda poster - Britains Sea Power Is Yours - showing the might of a British King George V Class Battleship cutting a swathe through the ocean

Background imageWar Ship Collection: KOREAN WAR: SHIP REFUELING. The destroyer USS Shelton and the aircraft carrier USS Antietam

KOREAN WAR: SHIP REFUELING. The destroyer USS Shelton and the aircraft carrier USS Antietam refueling from the tanker USS Tolovana in Korean waters

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National Savings Group wartime poster
Convoy your country to victory : save and lend through our National Savings Group. World War II poster illustrated by warship flying the Royal Navy ensign

Background imageWar Ship Collection: Britains Sea Power Is Yours

Britains Sea Power Is Yours
World War Two propaganda poster for the Royal Navy - Britains Sea Power Is Yours - showing destroyers in line ahead

Background imageWar Ship Collection: HMS Thunderer at Dagenham, Essex

HMS Thunderer at Dagenham, Essex
HMS Thunderer (launched 1911) was the third Orion-class battleship built for the Royal Navy and the last vessel to be constructed by Thames Ironworks

Background imageWar Ship Collection: Cutaway view of an American warship

Cutaway view of an American warship
Hull of an American man-of-war cut open amidships, showing deck plans and quarters, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageWar Ship Collection: SS Great Britain, Historical ship

SS Great Britain, Historical ship

Background imageWar Ship Collection: COOK: HMS RESOLUTION. Commanded by Captain James Cook on his second and third voyages of discovery

COOK: HMS RESOLUTION. Commanded by Captain James Cook on his second and third voyages of discovery. Watercolor by Midshipman Henry Roberts, a member of the ships company

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Hms Dreadnought 1906
The ship that gave her name to a new style of warship - the mighty HMS Dreadnought leaves Portsmouth harbour, escorted by a paddle-wheel tug

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EVNT2A-00079
USS " Constitution" being towed by the crew in rowboats away from the becalmed British Navy, War of 1812 Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageWar Ship Collection: Crew of the USS Constitution in battle, War of 1812

Crew of the USS Constitution in battle, War of 1812
Deck of the US frigate " Constitution" engaging in battle with British " Guerriere, " War of 1812. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

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US Navy base at Sackets Harbor, NY, 1814
Sackets Harbor on Lake Ontario in 1814, a US Naval station in the War of 1812. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageWar Ship Collection: Advertisement for Libertys new shops, London

Advertisement for Libertys new shops, London
An advertisement for Libertys new shops about to open in Argyll Place, off Regent Street, London. Liberty & Co have had the exterior and interior built in 16th century style

Background imageWar Ship Collection: Model of HMS Victory of 1737

Model of HMS Victory of 1737
Model of HMS Victory, as displayed in the South Kensington Museum, 1865. HMS Victory, launched in 1737, was a three-decker first-rate warship of 100 guns

Background imageWar Ship Collection: River Thames, Tower Bridge and HMS Belfast, London, England, UK, Europe

River Thames, Tower Bridge and HMS Belfast, London, England, UK, Europe

Background imageWar Ship Collection: No D601 Ark Royal - Warship Class Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive

No D601 Ark Royal - Warship Class Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive
Class 41, built by North British

Background imageWar Ship Collection: No D600 Active - Warship Class Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive

No D600 Active - Warship Class Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive
Class 41, built by North British

Background imageWar Ship Collection: Battleship Maine entering Havana harbor, 1898

Battleship Maine entering Havana harbor, 1898
USS Maine saluting the Spanish flagship upon arrival in Havana harbor, 1898. Hand-colored halftone reproduction

Background imageWar Ship Collection: Japanese taking Port Arthur, 1894

Japanese taking Port Arthur, 1894
Japanese warships taking Port Arthur, Manchuria, during the Sino-Japanese War, 1894. Printed color lithograph reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWar Ship Collection: EVCW2A-00109

EVCW2A-00109
Admiral David G. Farragut in the rigging during the Battle of Mobile Bay, 1864, American Civil War. Hand-colored photogravure of a W.H. Overend painting

Background imageWar Ship Collection: Spanish Armada, 1588

Spanish Armada, 1588
Defeat of the Spanish Armada by the English navy, 1588. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration

Background imageWar Ship Collection: D865 Diesel Warship Class Locomotive, Zealous

D865 Diesel Warship Class Locomotive, Zealous
Class 42

Background imageWar Ship Collection: British Empire Exhibition, 1924

British Empire Exhibition, 1924
A poster which declares that Britains past and present beckon you to Wembley, the north London venue of this exhibition

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Roman Warship
A warship of Imperial Rome is rowed out of harbour with only a light sail hoisted

Background imageWar Ship Collection: No D813 Diadem - Warship Class Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive

No D813 Diadem - Warship Class Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive
Class 42, built by Swindon Works

Background imageWar Ship Collection: No D801 Vanguard - Warship Class Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive

No D801 Vanguard - Warship Class Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive
Class 42, built by North British. Seen here near Ashley Hill, Bristol

Background imageWar Ship Collection: No D600 Active - Warship Class Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive

No D600 Active - Warship Class Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive
Class 41, built by North British

Background imageWar Ship Collection: St Vincent Sailing Ship

St Vincent Sailing Ship
Sailing warship of the Royal Navy, later a training ship at Portsmouth, Hampshire. Date: in 1908

Background imageWar Ship Collection: Henri Grace a Dieu

Henri Grace a Dieu
Deptford-built warship in the carrack style : she is the largest warship of her day, with golden sails - square on fore and main masts, lateen on the two mizzen masts

Background imageWar Ship Collection: H. M. S. Victory, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England

H. M. S. Victory, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
H.M.S. Victory, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England

Background imageWar Ship Collection: Vikingsnekke (Lund)

Vikingsnekke (Lund)
Vikingesnekke Norwegian warriors in a half-decked warship

Background imageWar Ship Collection: Naval warships moored in Barrow Dock for refitting. It would make sense for the world to reign

Naval warships moored in Barrow Dock for refitting. It would make sense for the world to reign back its spending
Ashley Cooper / SpecialistStock

Background imageWar Ship Collection: Mississippi in Panama C

Mississippi in Panama C
One of many ships bearing this name, this is a pre-world-war- one warship, photographed as she passes through the recently completed Panama Canal

Background imageWar Ship Collection: Battle of Manila Bay, 1898

Battle of Manila Bay, 1898
Admiral George Dewey commanding US fleet in the Battle of Manila Bay, Spanish-American War, 1898. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWar Ship 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 imageWar Ship Collection: Union gunboats sunk in Galveston Bay, 1863

Union gunboats sunk in Galveston Bay, 1863
Rebel attack on Union gunboats at Galveston, Texas, 1863. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWar Ship Collection: British monitor HMS Terror, WW1

British monitor HMS Terror, WW1
HMS Terror, a British Erebus-class monitor (small warship), seen here during the First World War. Launched 1916, served during the First and Second World Wars, damaged and sunk off Damah, Libya

Background imageWar Ship Collection: Sultan Osman Dreadnought - Ottoman Navy

Sultan Osman Dreadnought - Ottoman Navy
Dreadnought of the Imperial Ottoman Empire - The Sultan Osman Date: circa 1910s

Background imageWar Ship Collection: Battleship Maine, 1898

Battleship Maine, 1898
US battleship Maine, just before sailing to Cuba, 1898. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a photoograph

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EVNT2A-00047
Retreat of the Spanish Armada from England in stormy seas, 1588. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageWar Ship Collection: Battleship Iowa receiving prisoners, Spanish-American War

Battleship Iowa receiving prisoners, Spanish-American War
Spanish Admiral Cervera y Topete taken aboard the USS Iowa, Battle of Santiago, 1898. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWar Ship Collection: EVNT2A-00086

EVNT2A-00086
USS frigate " Chesapeake" engaging the British ship " Shannon, " War of 1812. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageWar Ship Collection: Naval battle off Puerto Rico, Spanish-American War

Naval battle off Puerto Rico, Spanish-American War
U.S. Navy cruiser " St Paul" shelling Spanish destroyer " Terror" off San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1898. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWar Ship Collection: Battle of Mobile Bay, Civil War, 1864

Battle of Mobile Bay, Civil War, 1864
Farraguts flagship USS " Hartford" colliding with the ironclad CSS " Tennessee" to secure Mobile Bay, 1864. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWar Ship Collection: Sullivans Island bombarded by the British, 1776

Sullivans Island bombarded by the British, 1776
American defense of Fort Moultrie on Sullivans Island, Charleston SC, 1776. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century F.C. Yohn illustration

Background imageWar Ship Collection: EVRV2A-00216

EVRV2A-00216
Sea fight between the American ship Bonhomme Richard and the British HMS Serapis, 1779. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageWar Ship Collection: Sultan Mehmed V Reshad of Turkey with advisors / patriots

Sultan Mehmed V Reshad of Turkey with advisors / patriots
Sultan Mehmed V Reshad of Turkey (1844 - 1918) pictured with Niazi Bey, Enver Pasha, Chevket Pasha, Prince Sehzade Yusuf Izzeddin Effendi, Riza Bey




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"Britains Sea Power Is Yours: Exploring the Mighty Warship HMS Hood" Step aboard the legendary warship HMS Hood and witness Britain's unrivaled sea power. As a symbol of strength, this mighty vessel played a pivotal role in protecting our nation's interests. In 1953, during the Korean War, we catch a glimpse of American naval might as the destroyer USS Shelton and aircraft carrier USS Antietam refuel from the tanker USS Tolovana in Korean waters. The imposing presence of the aircraft carrier USS Essex awaits her turn in the background. During World War II, National Savings Group rallied support with their wartime poster reminding us that every contribution counts to maintain Britain's dominance at sea. This sentiment echoes through history as we marvel at iconic ships like SS Great Britain and explore their historical significance. A cutaway view offers an intriguing glimpse into an American warship's inner workings, showcasing its intricate design and advanced technology. Meanwhile, Liberty's new shops in London proudly advertise their connection to British maritime heritage. Model enthusiasts can appreciate the meticulous craftsmanship behind recreating HMS Victory of 1737 or admire Hms Dreadnought 1906—a revolutionary battleship that forever changed naval warfare tactics. Even beyond traditional vessels, innovation shines through with No D600 Active - Warship Class Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive—an engineering marvel combining land and sea capabilities seamlessly. Lastly, let us not forget St Vincent Sailing Ship—reminding us of our rich seafaring past where wooden hulls braved treacherous waves for exploration and conquest alike. Warships embody more than just military might; they represent national pride, technological advancements, and unwavering determination to protect what is ours—the vast expanse of our oceans.