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England's Maritime Heritage from the Air Rights Managed Collection

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Background imageEngland's Maritime Heritage from the Air Rights Managed Collection: RMS Mauretania EPW041073

RMS Mauretania EPW041073
The original RMS Mauretania in the floating dry dock, Southampton. Designed by Leonard Peskett and built by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson for the Cunard Line. She was launched in September 1907

Background imageEngland's Maritime Heritage from the Air Rights Managed 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 imageEngland's Maritime Heritage from the Air Rights Managed Collection: Grimsby Dock Tower EAW029404

Grimsby Dock Tower EAW029404
GRIMSBY DOCK TOWER, Lincolnshire. This famous maritime landmark was built in 1852 as a hydraulic reservoir to power the lock gates and cranes of Grimsby Docks

Background imageEngland's Maritime Heritage from the Air Rights Managed 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 imageEngland's Maritime Heritage from the Air Rights Managed Collection: Royal Naval College, Dartmouth EPW024215

Royal Naval College, Dartmouth EPW024215
ROYAL NAVAL COLLEGE, Dartmouth, Devon, photographed in 1928. This officer training college was purpose built on this site in 1905 to a design by Sir Aston Webb

Background imageEngland's Maritime Heritage from the Air Rights Managed 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 imageEngland's Maritime Heritage from the Air Rights Managed Collection: RMS Olympic EPW041070

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

Background imageEngland's Maritime Heritage from the Air Rights Managed Collection: Sheerness Naval Dockyard EAW037832

Sheerness Naval Dockyard EAW037832
Blue Town and the naval dockyard, Sheerness, Kent. Little ships were collected here in 1940 before being towed across to the Dunkirk beaches. Photographed by Aerofilms Ltd in July 1951

Background imageEngland's Maritime Heritage from the Air Rights Managed Collection: HMS Broadsword EAW582726

HMS Broadsword EAW582726
HMS Broadsword (F88) off Plymouth. July 1990. This Type 22 frigate of the Royal Navy was commissioned in 1979. She was sold to the Brazilian Navy in 1995. Aerofilms Collection

Background imageEngland's Maritime Heritage from the Air Rights Managed Collection: Morecambe Harbour and Central Pier EPW042128

Morecambe Harbour and Central Pier EPW042128
Morecambe Harbour and Central Pier, Lancashire. Photographed in June 1933 by Aerofilms Ltd

Background imageEngland's Maritime Heritage from the Air Rights Managed Collection: HMS Amethyst EAW031911

HMS Amethyst EAW031911
HMS Amethyst (F116) moored off the Plymouth Breakwater, Plymouth. Photographed by Aerofilms Ltd in August 1950

Background imageEngland's Maritime Heritage from the Air Rights Managed Collection: HMS Centaur EAW108229

HMS Centaur EAW108229
HMS Centaur docked in Liverpool. February 1963. One of the Centaur-class light fleet carriers of the Royal Navy. Launched in 1947 she saw service until 1966. Aerofilms Collection

Background imageEngland's Maritime Heritage from the Air Rights Managed Collection: Flooding in Felixstowe EAW048298

Flooding in Felixstowe EAW048298
Flooding around Langer Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk. Photographed by Aerofilms Ltd in February 1953

Background imageEngland's Maritime Heritage from the Air Rights Managed Collection: Spithead Review 1924 EPW011365

Spithead Review 1924 EPW011365
REVIEW OF THE FLEET, Spithead, Portsmouth. The Spithead Review in July 1924, at which George V presented colours to the Royal Navy

Background imageEngland's Maritime Heritage from the Air Rights Managed Collection: RMS Queen Elizabeth EAW022298

RMS Queen Elizabeth EAW022298
RMS Queen Elizabeth in the Solent approaching Southampton Water, Cowes, from the south-west. Photographed by Aerofilms Ltd in April 1949

Background imageEngland's Maritime Heritage from the Air Rights Managed Collection: Maritime Hartlepool EAW695745

Maritime Hartlepool EAW695745
HMS Trincomalee and PSS Wingfield Castle docked at Hartlepool. Trincomalee was laid down in Bombay, India in 1812. The Wingfield Castle is a paddle steamer built at Hartlepool and launched in 1934

Background imageEngland's Maritime Heritage from the Air Rights Managed Collection: Chatham Historic Dockyard EAW622364

Chatham Historic Dockyard EAW622364
Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Medway, Kent. Photographed by Aerofilms Ltd in July 1993

Background imageEngland's Maritime Heritage from the Air Rights Managed Collection: Shipwreck at St Merryn EAW200562

Shipwreck at St Merryn EAW200562
The wreck of the tanker " Hemsley I" at Fox Cove, St Merryn, Cornwall. September 1969. The vessel went ashore here on 12th May 1969 en route from Liverpool to Antwerp. Aerofilms Collection

Background imageEngland's Maritime Heritage from the Air Rights Managed Collection: Southend Pier EAW017029

Southend Pier EAW017029
The Southend Pier Prince George Extension, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, viewed from the south. Docked is the New Medway Steam Packet Co PS " Queen Of Thanet" built in WWI as a minesweeper

Background imageEngland's Maritime Heritage from the Air Rights Managed Collection: QE2 at Southampton EAW191249

QE2 at Southampton EAW191249
The QE2 liner docked at Southampton. February 1969. Aerofilms Collection

Background imageEngland's Maritime Heritage from the Air Rights Managed Collection: Brownsea Island EPW041058

Brownsea Island EPW041058
Brownsea Island, Studland, Dorset. Montague Grahame-Whites steam yacht Alacrity and Brownsea Island from the east. Photographed in April 1933 by Aerofilms Ltd

Background imageEngland's Maritime Heritage from the Air Rights Managed Collection: HMS Flying Fox EAW033316

HMS Flying Fox EAW033316
HMS Flying Fox (Royal Naval Reserve) moored off Hotwell Road, Bristol. Photographed by Aerofilms Ltd in October 1950

Background imageEngland's Maritime Heritage from the Air Rights Managed Collection: Middle Whitton Lightship EAW015733

Middle Whitton Lightship EAW015733
The Middle Whitton Lightship on the River Humber between Whitton Ness and Brough, Ellerker, East Riding Of Yorkshire

Background imageEngland's Maritime Heritage from the Air Rights Managed Collection: Portland Harbour EAW002986

Portland Harbour EAW002986
Portland, Dorset. The port and harbour from the north. HMS Nelson and two other battleships at anchor. Also visible are a string of Mulberry Harbour Phoenix breakwater caissons - two can still be

Background imageEngland's Maritime Heritage from the Air Rights Managed Collection: Eddystone Lighthouses EAW015156

Eddystone Lighthouses EAW015156
Eddystone Lighthouse and the foundations of Smeatons Tower, Plymouth, Cornwall. Photographed by Aerofilms Ltd in April 1948

Background imageEngland's Maritime Heritage from the Air Rights Managed Collection: Victoria Pier Blackpool EPW002075

Victoria Pier Blackpool EPW002075
The Victoria Pier, Blackpool. Photographed in July 1920 by Aerofilms Ltd

Background imageEngland's Maritime Heritage from the Air Rights Managed Collection: Royal Harbour, Ramsgate EPW000091

Royal Harbour, Ramsgate EPW000091
Royal Harbour, Ramsgate, Kent. Photographed in 1920 by Aerofilms Ltd

Background imageEngland's Maritime Heritage from the Air Rights Managed Collection: SS Great Britain EAW250863

SS Great Britain EAW250863
The steam ship SS Great Britain in Great Western Dry Dock, Bristol. Photographed by Aerofilms Ltd in April 1973

Background imageEngland's Maritime Heritage from the Air Rights Managed Collection: West Pier, Brighton EAW043167

West Pier, Brighton EAW043167
The West Pier, Brighton, Sussex. Photographed by Aerofilms Ltd in May 1952

Background imageEngland's Maritime Heritage from the Air Rights Managed Collection: RMS Aquitania EAW022293

RMS Aquitania EAW022293
RMS Aquitania at the New Docks (Western Docks), Southampton. Photographed by Aerofilms Ltd in April 1949. Aquitania was scrapped in 1950

Background imageEngland's Maritime Heritage from the Air Rights Managed Collection: HMS Grampus EAW103445

HMS Grampus EAW103445
HMS Grampus off Portsmouth. July 1962. Grampus was a Porpoise-class submarine of the Royal Navy, launched in 1957. Aerofilms Collection

Background imageEngland's Maritime Heritage from the Air Rights Managed Collection: HMT Queen Mary at Southampton EAW001370

HMT Queen Mary at Southampton EAW001370
HMT QUEEN MARY at home in Southampton in June 1946 between round trips to Halifax, Nova Scotia and New York. The " Grey Ghost" transported many war brides to the US in 1946 before being

Background imageEngland's Maritime Heritage from the Air Rights Managed Collection: Mersey Bar Lightship EAW008656

Mersey Bar Lightship EAW008656
The Alarm (Mersey Bar Lightship) and SS Collegian, Liverpool Bay, Wirral

Background imageEngland's Maritime Heritage from the Air Rights Managed Collection: Flying Boat EAW002991

Flying Boat EAW002991
Short S.26 seaplane Golden Hind (G-AFCI) at anchor in Poole Harbour, Dorset. The first of three S.26 G-Class flying-boats built by Short Brothers at Rochester and first flown on the 21st July 1939

Background imageEngland's Maritime Heritage from the Air Rights Managed Collection: Dunwich EAW024304

Dunwich EAW024304
The village and the Common, Dunwich, Suffolk, from the north-east. This view includes numerous anti-invasion defences. Photographed by Aerofilms Ltd in July 1949

Background imageEngland's Maritime Heritage from the Air Rights Managed Collection: Needles Lighthouse EAW022202

Needles Lighthouse EAW022202
The Needles, Isle of Wight, from the south. Photographed by Aerofilms Ltd in April 1949

Background imageEngland's Maritime Heritage from the Air Rights Managed Collection: St Marys Lighthouse EPW019770

St Marys Lighthouse EPW019770
St Marys Lighthouse, St Marys Island, North Tyneside. Photographed by Aerofilms Ltd in October 1927

Background imageEngland's Maritime Heritage from the Air Rights Managed Collection: Western Ferry Terminal, Ramsgate EAW696658

Western Ferry Terminal, Ramsgate EAW696658
Western Ferry Terminal, Ramsgate. The ferry is the MV Larkspur, operated by TransEuropa Ferries. Photographed in September 2003 by Aerofilms Ltd

Background imageEngland's Maritime Heritage from the Air Rights Managed Collection: St Katherine Docks EAW622105

St Katherine Docks EAW622105
St Katherine Docks, Wapping, London. Photographed by Aerofilms Ltd in July 1993

Background imageEngland's Maritime Heritage from the Air Rights Managed Collection: RMS Mauretania EAW022294

RMS Mauretania EAW022294
RMS Mauretania at the New Docks (Western Docks), Southampton. Photographed by Aerofilms Ltd in April 1949

Background imageEngland's Maritime Heritage from the Air Rights Managed Collection: RMS Queen Mary EAW001368

RMS Queen Mary EAW001368
The Grey Ghost (RMS Queen Mary) in Ocean Dock, Southampton. Photographed by Aerofilms Ltd in June 1946

Background imageEngland's Maritime Heritage from the Air Rights Managed Collection: Cutty Sark 27532_003

Cutty Sark 27532_003
Cutty Sark, Greenwich. London. A historic tea clipper built in 1869, now in dry dock. Photographed in September 2012, it had been reopened as a visitor attraction in April of that year following

Background imageEngland's Maritime Heritage from the Air Rights Managed Collection: Wreck at Fidlers Reach EAW143996

Wreck at Fidlers Reach EAW143996
River Thames, London November 1964. The capsized German Cargo Vessel " Magdeburg" laden with buses bound for Cuba. A collision with the " Yamashiro Maru" caused the wreck

Background imageEngland's Maritime Heritage from the Air Rights Managed Collection: Royal Yacht Britannia EAW075124

Royal Yacht Britannia EAW075124
The Royal Yacht Britannia in Portsmouth Harbour. May 1959. Aerofilms Collection




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