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"The Unbreakable Bonds of the Crew: From Historic Expeditions to Hilarious Encounters" In 1845, aboard HMS Erebus and HMS Terror

Background imageCrew 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 imageCrew Collection: The Barry lifeboat RNLB Rachel and Mary Evans at Barry docks. Circa 1961

The Barry lifeboat RNLB Rachel and Mary Evans at Barry docks. Circa 1961

Background imageCrew Collection: The crew of a Yarmouth Herring boat pull in their catch on a storm tossed North Sea

The crew of a Yarmouth Herring boat pull in their catch on a storm tossed North Sea. Circa 1935

Background imageCrew Collection: Crew quarters aboard the Graf Zeppelin LZ 127

Crew quarters aboard the Graf Zeppelin LZ 127
Crew quarters aboard the Graf Zeppelin, LZ 127

Background imageCrew Collection: Ross Arctic search expedition, 1848-9 C016 / 4490

Ross Arctic search expedition, 1848-9 C016 / 4490
Ross Arctic search expedition. 19th-century artwork of the ships HMS Enterprise and HMS Investigator caught in pack ice in Baffin Bay off Devils Point in the Arctic

Background imageCrew Collection: HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, 1845

HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, 1845
Engraving showing HMS Erebus (left) and HMS Terror, pictured on the River Thames, 1845. In 1845 the British Admiralty sent two polar exploration ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror

Background imageCrew Collection: THE MARX BROTHERS, 1935. Some of the ships crew join the Marx Brothers in their cabin in A Night

THE MARX BROTHERS, 1935. Some of the ships crew join the Marx Brothers in their cabin in A Night at the Opera, 1935

Background imageCrew Collection: The crew of HMAS Melbourne line up on the flight deck

The crew of HMAS Melbourne line up on the flight deck alongside its complement of Skyhawk and Tracker aircraft. HMAS Melbourne was laid down in 1943 as HMS Majestic

Background imageCrew Collection: Captain Francis Crozier of HMS Terror, 1845

Captain Francis Crozier of HMS Terror, 1845
Engraving of Captain Francis Crozier (1796-1848) of HMS Terror, pictured shortly before departing on the ill-fated Franklin Arctic expedition of 1845

Background imageCrew Collection: ROWING TEAM, c1913. The Cambridge rowing team on a river. Photograph, c1913

ROWING TEAM, c1913. The Cambridge rowing team on a river. Photograph, c1913

Background imageCrew 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 - depicting a British submarine crew at action stations during an attack

Background imageCrew Collection: Crew of the Barry lifeboat Arthur and Blanche Harris Frederick Batten and Eric Fry (right

Crew of the Barry lifeboat Arthur and Blanche Harris Frederick Batten and Eric Fry (right) at the tiller on board the boat. Standing left is Mr. Emlyn Davies. 14th March 1970

Background imageCrew Collection: HMS Minerva at Stanley harbour

HMS Minerva at Stanley harbour
HMS Minerva (F45), a Leander-class Frigate of the Royal Navy, at Stanley harbour in 1984, at anchor for crew R&R in the Falkland Islands. Date: 1984

Background imageCrew Collection: Chris Reynolds Victorian fire engine cartoon

Chris Reynolds Victorian fire engine cartoon
Chris Reynolds was a fireman at Paddington fire station and a talented cartoon artist. He produced a series of LFB/MFB cartoons of which this is one

Background imageCrew Collection: Titanic whistle and Turkish Bath ticket

Titanic whistle and Turkish Bath ticket
1. The brass Thunderer whistle of HJ Pitman, 3rd Officer on the Titanic, with an inscribed label attached. 2. A Turkish Bath ticket

Background imageCrew Collection: British submarine HMS E6, WW1

British submarine HMS E6, WW1
British submarine HMS E6. Date: circa 1915

Background imageCrew Collection: LCC-LFB Tooley Street fire station and its crews

LCC-LFB Tooley Street fire station and its crews
Built in 1879, and located at 165 Tooley Street, this station remained operational until 1928 when the new Dockhead fire station was opened and the engines and crews transferred there

Background imageCrew Collection: Galley, Zeppelin LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin, 1933

Galley, Zeppelin LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin, 1933. The Graf Zeppelin was the most successful airship ever built. Between its first flight in 1928 and retirement in 1937

Background imageCrew Collection: Silver City plane at Lydd, Kent, for Channel crossing

Silver City plane at Lydd, Kent, for Channel crossing
Silver City plane at Lydd, Kent, with a car being loaded ready for a Channel crossing. Date: 1962

Background imageCrew Collection: Croydon Fire Brigade, South Norwood station

Croydon Fire Brigade, South Norwood station
The firefighters of the Croydon Fire Brigade serving at South Norwood station, South Norwood High Street, together with their horse drawn manual fire engine

Background imageCrew Collection: Training Ship Mercury and boys racing crew, River Hamble

Training Ship Mercury and boys racing crew, River Hamble
The racing crew of the training ship Mercury with the ship itself in the background. The Mercury, established in 1885 by Charles Hoare, was originally based at Binstead, Isle of Wight

Background imageCrew Collection: Ramsgate - The crew of the Motor Lifeboat Prudential Back row Thomas William Read

Ramsgate - The crew of the Motor Lifeboat Prudential Back row Thomas William Read ( coxswain ) Howard Light, William Cook Front Row, William Little, William Vernon and Joseph Read

Background imageCrew Collection: LCC-MFB firefighters at West Hampstead fire station

LCC-MFB firefighters at West Hampstead fire station
Station 20 was West Hampstead fire station, opened in 1901 at 325 West End Road. The firemen are pictured with their horse drawn steam fire engine on the forecourt of the station

Background imageCrew Collection: Bedford Heavy Unit in the NFS (London Region)

Bedford Heavy Unit in the NFS (London Region)
About 1000 of the pumps were built on a Bedford chassis and most were capable of pumping water at 700 gallons per minute. Here a heavy unit and crew are undertaking hose drills at Lambeth

Background imageCrew Collection: Captain Sir John Franklin (1786-1847)

Captain Sir John Franklin (1786-1847)
Engraving of Captain Sir John Franklin in his Royal Navy uniform, pictured shortly before departing on his ill-fated Arctic expedition of 1845

Background imageCrew Collection: Fishing trawler and crew, Resplendent, Scotland

Fishing trawler and crew, Resplendent, Scotland. Date: 1960s

Background imageCrew Collection: Carrier deck of HMS Warrior aircraft carrier

Carrier deck of HMS Warrior aircraft carrier
View of the carrier deck of HMS Warrior (R31) aircraft carrier at Kure, Japan, with crew lined up and a Sea Fury plane. Date: 1953

Background imageCrew Collection: BOAT RACE, 1873. The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Ready to start

BOAT RACE, 1873. The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Ready to start

Background imageCrew Collection: LCC-MFB Red Cross Street fire station and engine, London LFB150

LCC-MFB Red Cross Street fire station and engine, London LFB150
Red Cross Street fire station, City of London, built by the London County Council (LCC) and opened in 1900. It was one of four fire stations (plus a river station at Blackfriars)

Background imageCrew Collection: Airship R38 built for the US Navy at Cardington

Airship R38 built for the US Navy at Cardington and renamed ZR2. Completed in 1921. It crashed over the Humber in August 1921 while on a test flight with a mixed British and American crew. Date: 1921

Background imageCrew Collection: Blitz in London -- turntable ladder in operation, WW2

Blitz in London -- turntable ladder in operation, WW2
Blitz in London -- turntable ladder in operation, with firefighter and hose

Background imageCrew Collection: LFB horse drawn steamer at modern LFB review

LFB horse drawn steamer at modern LFB review
Lambeth, headquarters of the London Fire Brigade, hosted annual displays and regular reviews of the Brigade. A popular feature was the inclusion of the working Victorian Shand Mason horse drawn steam

Background imageCrew Collection: Croydon Fire Brigade at Brigade HQ, Croydon Town

Croydon Fire Brigade at Brigade HQ, Croydon Town
The horse drawn steam pump form Croydon fire station. This was one of three stations in the Croydon Fire Brigade, the other two being Thornton Heath and South Norwood

Background imageCrew Collection: LCC-LFB Dennis motorised Hatfield fire engine

LCC-LFB Dennis motorised Hatfield fire engine
LCC-London Fire Brigade, Dennis motorised Hatfield fire engine with crew

Background imageCrew Collection: LCC-LFB Dennis motorised fire pump and crew

LCC-LFB Dennis motorised fire pump and crew
The introduction of the Dennis fire appliances would see the creation of dual-purpose fire engines capable of carrying either the 50 foot wheeled escape or, as here, adapted as a pump

Background imageCrew Collection: Tank in Battle of Menin Road, Ypres, Belgium, WW1

Tank in Battle of Menin Road, Ypres, Belgium, WW1
A British tank at the Battle of Menin Road, Ypres, Belgium, during the First World War. Some of the crew have come out for a breath of fresh air while waiting for the order to advance. Date: 1917

Background imageCrew Collection: KING KONG, 1933

KING KONG, 1933

Background imageCrew 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

Background imageCrew Collection: Crewmen of the Fishguard and Goodwick Lifeboat: left to right: Ken Bean, Ieuan Bateman

Crewmen of the Fishguard and Goodwick Lifeboat: left to right: Ken Bean, Ieuan Bateman, Noel Murrow, Roy Williams, Jack Jenkins, Glyn Bateman, Richard Fowles, George Bateman and Byron Nichols

Background imageCrew Collection: Rowing crew photograph, 1911

Rowing crew photograph, 1911
Rowing crew from Cambridge University posing for a team photograph with a trophy. Date: 1911

Background imageCrew Collection: Rowing at Cambridge, 1911

Rowing at Cambridge, 1911
A rowing crew on the River Cam. Date: 1911

Background imageCrew Collection: Ships trapped in Suez Canal, Six-Day War

Ships trapped in Suez Canal, Six-Day War
Fifteen ships trapped in the Suez Canal as a result of the Six-Day War (5-10 June 1967) between Israel and Egypt. Although the war was short

Background imageCrew Collection: Tug of War winning team, Demosthenes, Aberdeen

Tug of War winning team, Demosthenes, Aberdeen
Tug of War winning team on board the Demosthenes, belonging to the Aberdeen White Star Line

Background imageCrew Collection: B-17 G Flying Fortress, close up of the nose and cockpit of this plane

B-17 G Flying Fortress, close up of the nose and cockpit of this plane

Background imageCrew Collection: LCC-LFB Woolwich fire station, SE London

LCC-LFB Woolwich fire station, SE London
The crew of Woolwich fire station, Sunbury Street, on parade on the station forecourt. WW2 is pending and an Auxiliary Fire Service fire engine is standing in the station next to the LFB pump escape

Background imageCrew Collection: LCC-LFB Massey Shaw fireboat at Blackfriars

LCC-LFB Massey Shaw fireboat at Blackfriars
The Massey Shaw was built in 1935 by the J Samuel White company at Cowes, Isle of Wight. She was built to a London County Council design, and cost around £ 18, 000 to build

Background imageCrew Collection: LCC-MFB Shadwell fire station, East London

LCC-MFB Shadwell fire station, East London
Opened in 1881, Shadwell fire station was located at 9 Glamis Road, Wapping. Seen here are the firemen posing with their two horse drawn escape carts

Background imageCrew Collection: LCC-LFB Kennington fire station, Lambeth

LCC-LFB Kennington fire station, Lambeth
Built by the London County Council, Kennington fire station was located in Renfrew Road, Lower Kennington, South London. Seen here are its horse drawn escape ladder



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"The Unbreakable Bonds of the Crew: From Historic Expeditions to Hilarious Encounters" In 1845, aboard HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, a courageous crew embarked on a treacherous journey in search of the Northwest Passage. The Marx Brothers brought their comedic genius to the high seas in "A Night at the Opera" (1935), where some members of the ship's crew found themselves joining their hilarious escapades in their cabin. On the flight deck of HMAS Melbourne, an impressive display of unity was showcased as its dedicated crew lined up with unwavering determination. Captain Francis Crozier commanded HMS Terror with exceptional leadership during its ill-fated expedition in 1845, demonstrating his unwavering commitment to his crew. A snapshot from around 1913 captured the Cambridge rowing team united on a serene river, showcasing both physical prowess and camaraderie among teammates. Amidst World War I, British submarine HMS E6 exemplified teamwork and resilience as its crew faced perilous conditions beneath the waves. The cockpit and crew of a Lockheed Constellation symbolized collaboration and trust as they soared through skies together towards new horizons. During London's darkest hours in WWII, Bedford Heavy Unit crews from NFS stood shoulder-to-shoulder ready to protect lives and property amidst chaos and destruction. "Britain's Sea Power Is Yours" echoed loudly as brave sailors aboard HMS Minerva anchored at Stanley harbor prepared for any challenge that lay ahead. Chris Reynolds' Victorian fire engine cartoon depicted firefighters working harmoniously as a tight-knit unit while battling blazes - relying on each other for safety and success. From daring explorations to comedic antics; from wartime heroism to sporting triumphs – these diverse snapshots remind us that no matter the time or place, it is often within the close-knit bonds of a crew that true strength and resilience are found.