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"At Sea: A Glimpse into Royal Navy's Mighty Fleet" The majestic HMS Invincible, a formidable aircraft carrier of the Royal Navy

Background imageAt Sea 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 imageAt Sea Collection: Royal Navy Ships HMS Invincible Aircraft Carrier sailing in the Northern Atlantic

Royal Navy Ships HMS Invincible Aircraft Carrier sailing in the Northern Atlantic October 1985

Background imageAt Sea Collection: Fleet Air Arm Supermarine Scimitar and Fairey Gannet aircraft on the flight deck of

Fleet Air Arm Supermarine Scimitar and Fairey Gannet aircraft on the flight deck of the Royal Navy Aircraft carrier The Ark Royal March 1965

Background imageAt Sea Collection: A Fleet Air Arm Sea Harrier prepares to take off from the flight deck of HMS Invincible

A Fleet Air Arm Sea Harrier prepares to take off from the flight deck of HMS Invincible October 1985

Background imageAt Sea Collection: Ships Royal Nany Aircraft Carrier HMS Victorious 1959 Royal Navy

Ships Royal Nany Aircraft Carrier HMS Victorious 1959 Royal Navy. Aircraft Carrier HMS Victorious with her complement of Scimitars and Sea Venoms on her deck © Mirrorpix

Background imageAt Sea Collection: HMS Fury leads the 8th destroyer flotilla during a fleet exercise close to Scapa Flow

HMS Fury leads the 8th destroyer flotilla during a fleet exercise close to Scapa Flow. Circa 1942

Background imageAt Sea Collection: Atlantic Cable Laying

Atlantic Cable Laying
Illustration of workers on board the Great Eastern passing out cable for the Trans-Atlantic telegraph cable in July 1866. (Photo by Kean Collection/Getty Images)

Background imageAt Sea Collection: Trident missile test launch C016 / 6616

Trident missile test launch C016 / 6616
Trident missile test launch from the submarine USS Mariano G. Vallejo. Trident missiles are submarine-launched ballistic missiles that are armed with nuclear warheads

Background imageAt Sea Collection: Britains newest Aircraft Carrier HMS Hermes undergoing a speed trial 1959

Britains newest Aircraft Carrier HMS Hermes undergoing a speed trial 1959

Background imageAt Sea Collection: Ships RFA Fort Austin October 1985 re supplying the aircraft carrier Invincible in

Ships RFA Fort Austin October 1985 re supplying the aircraft carrier Invincible in the Northern Atlantic

Background imageAt Sea Collection: Allied steamer being torpedoed by a German U-boat. Circa 1941

Allied steamer being torpedoed by a German U-boat. Circa 1941

Background imageAt Sea Collection: The British destroyer HMS Fury refuels from the cruiser HMS Trinidad despite heavy seas

The British destroyer HMS Fury refuels from the cruiser HMS Trinidad despite heavy seas and falling snow whilst on patrol in the North Atlantic. 9th March 1942

Background imageAt Sea Collection: The German Imperial Battlecruiser SMS Seydlitz seen here during Operation ZZ

The German Imperial Battlecruiser SMS Seydlitz seen here during Operation ZZ the surrender of the the German High Seas Fleet to the Royal Navy following the signing of the Armistice

Background imageAt Sea Collection: HMS Victory fires her last salute before going into dry dock at Portsmouth in January

HMS Victory fires her last salute before going into dry dock at Portsmouth in January 1922

Background imageAt Sea Collection: Picture is RFA GOLD ROVER with HMS LANCASTER in the background, together on Atlantic Patrol Task

Picture is RFA GOLD ROVER with HMS LANCASTER in the background, together on Atlantic Patrol Task (South) duties. RFA GOLD ROVER first joined HMS LANCASTER in the Falklands Islands back in June 2015

Background imageAt Sea Collection: Picture are, on the left RFA GOLD ROVER, and on her right HMS LANCASTER sailing together

Picture are, on the left RFA GOLD ROVER, and on her right HMS LANCASTER sailing together on Atlantic Patrol Task (South) duties

Background imageAt Sea Collection: Reading the War News, 19th century (w / c)

Reading the War News, 19th century (w / c)
6200189 Reading the War News, 19th century (w/c) by Vallance, William Fleming (1827-1904); 33x53.3 cm; The McManus, Dundee, UK; (add.info.: Orchar Collection); Dundee Art Galleries and Museums

Background imageAt Sea Collection: Portrait of Jean Charcot (1867-1936) by his wife (oil on canvas)

Portrait of Jean Charcot (1867-1936) by his wife (oil on canvas)
CHT224111 Portrait of Jean Charcot (1867-1936) by his wife (oil on canvas) by Clery-Charcot, Marguerite (Meg) (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageAt Sea Collection: Portrait of Elisha Kent Kane (1820-57) (oil on linen)

Portrait of Elisha Kent Kane (1820-57) (oil on linen)
NYH149809 Portrait of Elisha Kent Kane (1820-57) (oil on linen) by Hicks, Thomas (1823-90); 106.7x132.1 cm; Collection of the New-York Historical Society, USA; eNew York Historical Society; American

Background imageAt Sea Collection: Sternhold and Hopkins at Sea or a Stave out of Time, 1809 (colour etching)

Sternhold and Hopkins at Sea or a Stave out of Time, 1809 (colour etching)
3244728 Sternhold and Hopkins at Sea or a Stave out of Time, 1809 (colour etching) by Williams, Charles (d.1830); National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth, Hampshire

Background imageAt Sea Collection: Squadron Commander Edwin Dunning landing a Sopwith Pup on board HMS Furious, 2nd August

Squadron Commander Edwin Dunning landing a Sopwith Pup on board HMS Furious, 2nd August
JHL390994 Squadron Commander Edwin Dunning landing a Sopwith Pup on board HMS Furious, 2nd August, 1917 (b/w photo) by Grant, Thomas E

Background imageAt Sea Collection: Page 34 The Resolution, 1768-75 (w / c)

Page 34 The Resolution, 1768-75 (w / c)
5670299 Page 34 The Resolution, 1768-75 (w/c) by Roberts, Henry (1756-96); Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales; (add.info.: Original Sketches, Drawings)

Background imageAt Sea Collection: Battle of Camperdown, 19th century (oil on canvas)

Battle of Camperdown, 19th century (oil on canvas)
6200272 Battle of Camperdown, 19th century (oil on canvas) by Stanfield, William Clarkson (1793-1867) (manner of); 61x91 cm; The McManus, Dundee

Background imageAt Sea Collection: Drilling in a battleship (colour photo)

Drilling in a battleship (colour photo)
3102135 Drilling in a battleship (colour photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Drilling in a battleship)

Background imageAt Sea Collection: The Midshipmans Mess on Board the Honourable Cos Ship Marchioness of Ely, c

The Midshipmans Mess on Board the Honourable Cos Ship Marchioness of Ely, c
CH406799 The Midshipmans Mess on Board the Honourable Cos Ship Marchioness of Ely, c.1826-32 (pen & ink and w/c on paper) by Allen, Anthony P

Background imageAt Sea Collection: Viscount Duncan Victorious off Camperdown, 1800 (mezzotint)

Viscount Duncan Victorious off Camperdown, 1800 (mezzotint)
6200170 Viscount Duncan Victorious off Camperdown, 1800 (mezzotint) by Smith, John Raphael (1752-1812); 61.5x44.4 cm; The McManus, Dundee, UK; (add.info.: After Henri Pierre Danloux (1731-1804)

Background imageAt Sea Collection: He took a hand at everything and astonished the crew, from

He took a hand at everything and astonished the crew, from
3501791 He took a hand at everything and astonished the crew, from Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne (1828-1905) engraved by Henri-Theophile Hildebrand (1824-97)

Background imageAt Sea Collection: Artillery gun firing on battleship (colour photo)

Artillery gun firing on battleship (colour photo)
3102778 Artillery gun firing on battleship (colour photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Artillery gun firing on battleship)

Background imageAt Sea Collection: The Thames Class Dover Lifeboat coming to the assistance of the fishing vessel

The Thames Class Dover Lifeboat coming to the assistance of the fishing vessel Opportunity which caught fire off of Folkestone. 23rd September 1994

Background imageAt Sea Collection: The R. N. L. B. Sealink Endeavour 12-002 Mersey Class Lifeboat seen here being put through

The R. N. L. B. Sealink Endeavour 12-002 Mersey Class Lifeboat seen here being put through
The R.N.L.B. Sealink Endeavour 12-002 Mersey Class Lifeboat seen here being put through its paces off the coast at Dungeness. 25th September 1988

Background imageAt Sea Collection: A P&O cross channel ferry leaves Dover Harbour bound for Calais 23rd April 1990

A P&O cross channel ferry leaves Dover Harbour bound for Calais 23rd April 1990

Background imageAt Sea Collection: The sunsets over the Redcar Steelworks. 24th August 1995

The sunsets over the Redcar Steelworks. 24th August 1995

Background imageAt Sea Collection: Sweeping the snow covered flight deck of the British escort carrier HMS Fencer during a

Sweeping the snow covered flight deck of the British escort carrier HMS Fencer during a convoy patrol in Northern waters in the Second World War

Background imageAt Sea Collection: HMS Seagull, Halcyon class minesweeper seen here on patrol during the Second World War

HMS Seagull, Halcyon class minesweeper seen here on patrol during the Second World War. 1st December 1941

Background imageAt Sea Collection: U-Boat 610 surprised and sunk. 8th October 1943 Photograph shows the depth charge

U-Boat 610 surprised and sunk. 8th October 1943 Photograph shows the depth charge explosions straddling U-Boat 610 which was surprised on the surface and sunk north-west of Ireland

Background imageAt Sea Collection: Lined up on each side of the white line on the flight deck of HMS Emperor waiting for

Lined up on each side of the white line on the flight deck of HMS Emperor waiting for the word " Go". Hellcat fighter bombers with wings stored a short while before they took off to attack

Background imageAt Sea Collection: Barrage balloons for merchant ships 31st October 1941 Balloons being transferred

Barrage balloons for merchant ships 31st October 1941 Balloons being transferred from the balloon launch to merchant ships off the coast of Greenock

Background imageAt Sea Collection: A K Class destroyer cutting across the wake of HMS Kelvin during a patrol of the Western

A K Class destroyer cutting across the wake of HMS Kelvin during a patrol of the Western Approaches. Circa May 1940

Background imageAt Sea Collection: The decks of HMS Milne are awash as she ploughs through heavy seas in the North Atlantic

The decks of HMS Milne are awash as she ploughs through heavy seas in the North Atlantic. Circa December 1943

Background imageAt Sea Collection: Aircraft carriers HMS Illustrious and HMS Formidable escorted by HMS Warspite

Aircraft carriers HMS Illustrious and HMS Formidable escorted by HMS Warspite, three capital ships that form part of the Royal Navys Eastern Fleet July 1942

Background imageAt Sea Collection: Convoy PQ 18 at sea. An underwater detonation erupts next to HMS Ashanti

Convoy PQ 18 at sea. An underwater detonation erupts next to HMS Ashanti. The destroyer HMS Eskimo is seen in the foreground. Merchant ships are in the background. 13th September 1942

Background imageAt Sea Collection: HMS Kelly under tow in the North Sea after being torpedoed off the coast of Norway

HMS Kelly under tow in the North Sea after being torpedoed off the coast of Norway on the 10th May 1940

Background imageAt Sea Collection: Operation at sea saves sailors life. November 1944, on board the cruiser HMS Berwick

Operation at sea saves sailors life. November 1944, on board the cruiser HMS Berwick, in northern waters. A destroyer rating believed to be suffering from appendicitis was transferred from his ship

Background imageAt Sea Collection: USS Nevada, a USN destroyer, USS Quincy, another USN destroyer

USS Nevada, a USN destroyer, USS Quincy, another USN destroyer, and HMS Glasgow seen from HMS Enterprise. Preparing to bombard the German shore batteries at Cherbourg. 25th June 1944

Background imageAt Sea Collection: Five British airmen rescued from a rubber float climbing on board HMS Jackal

Five British airmen rescued from a rubber float climbing on board HMS Jackal. The five were rescued after 24 hours afloat. They had come down in the sea after a raid over enemy territory

Background imageAt Sea Collection: The fleet in the Mediterranean Circa 1941

The fleet in the Mediterranean Circa 1941



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"At Sea: A Glimpse into Royal Navy's Mighty Fleet" The majestic HMS Invincible, a formidable aircraft carrier of the Royal Navy, gracefully sails through the vast expanse of the Northern Atlantic. As the sun sets on the horizon, a Fleet Air Arm Sea Harrier stands poised on the flight deck of HMS Invincible, ready to take off and defend our waters. Hms Lancaster proudly cuts through turbulent waves as it navigates its way at sea, showcasing the strength and resilience of British naval power. Witnessing history unfold, we behold the mighty ships of Royal Navy's Aircraft Carrier HMS Victorious in 1959 - an emblem of maritime supremacy. Returning victorious from battle, HMS Conqueror emerges from Faslane Holy Loch after sinking an Argentine battleship during a daring mission. In 1959, Britain's newest Aircraft Carrier HMS Hermes undergoes rigorous speed trials, symbolizing innovation and progress in naval technology. Brave souls embark on treacherous journeys to lay Atlantic cables that connect continents and bridge nations together in communication and unity. With thunderous might and precision engineering, Trident missile C016/6616 soars high above as it is test-launched into the boundless sky - ensuring national security for all Britons at sea. Leading with unwavering determination during fleet exercises near Scapa Flow is none other than HMS Fury - exemplifying leadership within the 8th destroyer flotilla. Onboard the flight deck lie Fleet Air Arm Supermarine Scimitar and Fairey Gannet aircraft; their presence signifies readiness for any aerial challenge that may arise during operations at sea. Once again gracing our vision is Royal Navy's magnificent vessel - HMS Invincible sailing across Northern Atlantic waters; her sheer size commands respect among friend or foe alike.