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"Warships: A Glimpse into Naval History" Step aboard the time machine as we journey through the annals of naval warfare

Background imageWarships Collection: British Royal Navy Fleet

British Royal Navy Fleet
The British Empire on the Sea - the Royal Navy depicted en masse during the reign of King George V (1910-1936). Date: circa 1912

Background imageWarships Collection: Big ships of the British Royal Navy fleet at exercise on the waters of the Mediterranean

Big ships of the British Royal Navy fleet at exercise on the waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Picture shows aircraft carrier HMS Formidable exercising with destroyers off Gibraltar

Background imageWarships Collection: The Renown, the Ark Royal, and the Sheffield, c1939-1941, (1942). Creator: Unknown

The Renown, the Ark Royal, and the Sheffield, c1939-1941, (1942). Creator: Unknown
The Renown, the Ark Royal, and the Sheffield, c1939-1941, (1942). " Out To Sea and Into The Sky". The three famous partners of Force H - the battle-cruiser Renown, the Ark Royal

Background imageWarships Collection: The English Ship Hampton Court in a Gale, 1678-80. Creator

The English Ship Hampton Court in a Gale, 1678-80. Creator
The English Ship Hampton Court in a Gale, 1678-80. Willem Van de Velde the Younger was a the Dutch marine painter. He emigrated to England with his father in 1674

Background imageWarships Collection: California: US Battleships at anchor, Long Beach (photo)

California: US Battleships at anchor, Long Beach (photo)
5995752 California: US Battleships at anchor, Long Beach (photo) by American Photographer (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: US Battleships at anchor, Long Beach)

Background imageWarships Collection: Warships in a Heavy Storm, Ludolf Bakhuysen, c. 1695

Warships in a Heavy Storm, Ludolf Bakhuysen, c. 1695

Background imageWarships Collection: Long Beach, California, USA - The Pike Amusement Park

Long Beach, California, USA - The Pike Amusement Park
Long Beach, California, USA (with Warships on the horizon). The Pike in was a seaside amusement park on a pier and famous for its signature attraction the Cyclone Racer (pictured). Date: circa 1930s

Background imageWarships Collection: Japanese battleship Yamato

Japanese battleship Yamato
The Japanese battleship Yamato at sea, which, with her sister ship Musashi was the biggest ever built (by the time of the Second World War) displacing over 70, 000 tons at deep load. Date: c.1942

Background imageWarships Collection: Battle of Cape Matapan

Battle of Cape Matapan
The three British Royal Naval warships which played the leading role in the Battle of Cape Matapan, off the coast of the Greek Peloponnesian peninsula

Background imageWarships Collection: Spithead panorama, ships on south side

Spithead panorama, ships on south side
Panorama of the Coronation Review: the left-hand section, showing ships on the south side. A Spithead panorama, looking west: home fleet battleships headed by the Nelson foreign warships

Background imageWarships Collection: German fighting ship in Battle of Jutland, WW1

German fighting ship in Battle of Jutland, WW1
One of Germanys greatest fighting ships in the Battle of Jutland, First World War. 1916

Background imageWarships Collection: British Royal Navy warship HMS Warspite, flagship of Admiral Sir James Somerville

British Royal Navy warship HMS Warspite, flagship of Admiral Sir James Somerville, commanding the Eastern Fleet in the Indian Ocean during the Second World War. September 1942

Background imageWarships Collection: The latest type of motor torpedo boat in use by the Royal Navy

The latest type of motor torpedo boat in use by the Royal Navy, discharging her weapons during exercises in the English Channel during the Second World War. July 1940

Background imageWarships Collection: Suez Crisis 1956, The aircraft carriers HMS Theseus (nearest camera

Suez Crisis 1956, The aircraft carriers HMS Theseus (nearest camera) and HMS Bulwark docked at Portsmouth, In the background can be seen the cruiser HMS Glasgow July 1956

Background imageWarships Collection: Dutch Warships (Naves BellicaeHollandicae), 1647. Creator: Wenceslaus Hollar

Dutch Warships (Naves BellicaeHollandicae), 1647. Creator: Wenceslaus Hollar
Dutch Warships (Naves Bellicae Hollandicae), 1647

Background imageWarships Collection: D-Day, HMS Ramillies, WW2

D-Day, HMS Ramillies, WW2
D-Day, HMS Ramillies, June 1944. 1944

Background imageWarships Collection: Dutch Ships Ramming Spanish Galleys of the English Coast, 3 October 1602

Dutch Ships Ramming Spanish Galleys of the English Coast, 3 October 1602
3709931 Dutch Ships Ramming Spanish Galleys of the English Coast, 3 October 1602, 1617 (oil on canvas) by Vroom, Hendrick Cornelisz

Background imageWarships Collection: View of the 8000 ton Royal Navy Mauritius class cruiser HMS Nigeria

View of the 8000 ton Royal Navy Mauritius class cruiser HMS Nigeria, during the Second World War. January 1942

Background imageWarships Collection: The fifteen inch guns of British Royal Navy warship HMS Warspite

The fifteen inch guns of British Royal Navy warship HMS Warspite, shelling German invasion coast positions on the Normandy coast during the Allied landings on D-Day during the Second World War

Background imageWarships Collection: Ancient Greek warships

Ancient Greek warships, the upper one with a turret. Date: BCE

Background imageWarships Collection: The Romans (coloured engraving)

The Romans (coloured engraving)
3630114 The Romans (coloured engraving) by German School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Romans. Illustration from Bilder aus dem Alterthume (Braun & Schneider, Munich)

Background imageWarships Collection: Victory of the Roman fleet over the Carthaginians at the Battle of the Aegates, 241 BC (engraving)

Victory of the Roman fleet over the Carthaginians at the Battle of the Aegates, 241 BC (engraving)
3647067 Victory of the Roman fleet over the Carthaginians at the Battle of the Aegates, 241 BC (engraving) by Leutemann, Heinrich (1824-1905); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageWarships Collection: The Battle of the Nile (oil on canvas)

The Battle of the Nile (oil on canvas)
AGN270261 The Battle of the Nile (oil on canvas) by Daniell, William (1769-1837); 68.5x107 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Battle of the Nile, or Battle of Aboukir Bay, 1st August)

Background imageWarships Collection: Royal Navy destroyer HMS Faulknor at sea during the Second World War. Circa 1942

Royal Navy destroyer HMS Faulknor at sea during the Second World War. Circa 1942

Background imageWarships Collection: The Surrender of the German Fleet at Sunset on November 21, 1918, (c1920). Creator: Unknown

The Surrender of the German Fleet at Sunset on November 21, 1918, (c1920). Creator: Unknown
The Surrender of the German Fleet at Sunset on November 21, 1918, (c1920). German sailors lower the Imperial battle flag on one of the battleships after the First World War armistice

Background imageWarships Collection: The Battle of Chatham, 1667 (oil on canvas)

The Battle of Chatham, 1667 (oil on canvas)
3087147 The Battle of Chatham, 1667 (oil on canvas) by Stoop, Willem van der (c.1620-69); 142x236 cm; Skokloster Castle, Sweden; (add.info)

Background imageWarships Collection: The Battle of Livorno or Leghorn, c. 1659-99 (pen painting on panel)

The Battle of Livorno or Leghorn, c. 1659-99 (pen painting on panel)
XOS1121313 The Battle of Livorno or Leghorn, c.1659-99 (pen painting on panel) by Velde, Willem van de, the Elder (1611-93); 114x160 cm; Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Background imageWarships Collection: HMS Arethusa Name Ship Arethusa-class Class Light Cruiser

HMS Arethusa Name Ship Arethusa-class Class Light Cruiser
EDITORIAL HMS Arethusa, the name ship of her class of light cruisers. From British Warships, published 1940

Background imageWarships Collection: HMS Revenge of the Royal Sovereign-class of battleships. From British Warships, published 1940

HMS Revenge of the Royal Sovereign-class of battleships. From British Warships, published 1940

Background imageWarships Collection: Nelson's inshore blockading squadron at Cadiz, July 1797, c.1800 (oil on canvas)

Nelson's inshore blockading squadron at Cadiz, July 1797, c.1800 (oil on canvas)
7337682 Nelson's inshore blockading squadron at Cadiz, July 1797, c.1800 (oil on canvas) by Buttersworth, Thomas (1768-1842); 63x99 cm; National Maritime Museum, London

Background imageWarships Collection: The Battle of Lowestoft, 3 June 1665, Showing HMS Royal Charles and the Eendracht

The Battle of Lowestoft, 3 June 1665, Showing HMS Royal Charles and the Eendracht, mid-17th century (oil on wood)
7337616 The Battle of Lowestoft, 3 June 1665, Showing HMS Royal Charles and the Eendracht, mid-17th century (oil on wood) by Minderhout

Background imageWarships Collection: Visitors on USS Connecticut, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Visitors on USS Connecticut, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Visitors on USS Connecticut, between c1910 and c1915

Background imageWarships Collection: Naval Reserve leaving USS Seattle, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Naval Reserve leaving USS Seattle, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Naval Reserve leaving USS Seattle, between c1910 and c1915

Background imageWarships Collection: Morning drill - USS Seattle, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Morning drill - USS Seattle, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Morning drill - USS Seattle, between c1910 and c1915

Background imageWarships Collection: War game-10 in. gun practice - USS Seattle, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

War game-10 in. gun practice - USS Seattle, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
War game-10 in. gun practice - USS Seattle, between c1910 and c1915. Shows the USS Washington which was renamed the Seattle in Nov. 1916

Background imageWarships Collection: Kangaroo court martial on USS Seattle, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Kangaroo court martial on USS Seattle, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Kangaroo court martial on USS Seattle, between c1910 and c1915

Background imageWarships Collection: War game drill on USS Seattle, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

War game drill on USS Seattle, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
War game drill on USS Seattle, between c1910 and c1915. Shows drilll on the USS Washington which was renamed the Seattle in Nov. 1916

Background imageWarships Collection: Baseball team on ship named WASHINGTON (baseball), c1911. Creator: Bain News Service

Baseball team on ship named WASHINGTON (baseball), c1911. Creator: Bain News Service
Baseball team on ship named WASHINGTON (baseball), c1911. Shows the armored cruiser USS Washington ACR-11, later USS Seattle

Background imageWarships Collection: Keel of NEW YORK, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service

Keel of NEW YORK, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service
Keel of NEW YORK, 1911

Background imageWarships Collection: Turrets on UTAH [ship], 1911. Creator: Bain News Service

Turrets on UTAH [ship], 1911. Creator: Bain News Service
Turrets on UTAH [ship], 1911. Shows the dreadnought battlship USS Utah, BB-31. Commissioned in 1911

Background imageWarships Collection: Turrets on UTAH [ship], 1911. Creator: Bain News Service

Turrets on UTAH [ship], 1911. Creator: Bain News Service
Turrets on UTAH [ship], 1911. Shows the dreadnought battlship USS Utah, BB-31. Commissioned in 1911

Background imageWarships Collection: Boat Drill on USS Washington, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Boat Drill on USS Washington, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Boat Drill on USS Washington, between c1910 and c1915. USS Washington was renamed the Seattle in Nov. 1916

Background imageWarships Collection: Marines aboard Prairie, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service

Marines aboard Prairie, 1911. Creator: Bain News Service
Marines aboard Prairie, 1911

Background imageWarships Collection: Hertha - German vessel, 1914. Creator: Bain News Service

Hertha - German vessel, 1914. Creator: Bain News Service
Hertha - German vessel, 1914. A scene at the 1909 Hudson-Fulton celebration in New York

Background imageWarships Collection: Model of a Ship, Stern View, 1740. Creator: Anon

Model of a Ship, Stern View, 1740. Creator: Anon
Model of a Ship, Stern View, 1740

Background imageWarships Collection: Model of a Ship, Bow View, 1740. Creator: Anon

Model of a Ship, Bow View, 1740. Creator: Anon
Model of a Ship, Bow View, 1740

Background imageWarships Collection: WYOMING from Brooklyn Bridge, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

WYOMING from Brooklyn Bridge, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
WYOMING from Brooklyn Bridge, between c1910 and c1915. Shows the Manhattan Bridge in the background



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"Warships: A Glimpse into Naval History" Step aboard the time machine as we journey through the annals of naval warfare. From the mighty Renown to the indomitable Ark Royal and Sheffield, these British warships dominated the seas during 1939-1941, leaving an indelible mark on history. With their origins shrouded in mystery, their creators unknown, they symbolize the might and power of the British Royal Navy Fleet. Travel back further in time to witness The English Ship Hampton Court battling against a raging gale in 1678-80. This captivating scene captures both the resilience of sailors and the unforgiving nature of Mother Nature herself. Fast forward to 1907 when Dreadnought emerged onto the scene, forever changing naval warfare. This oil painting on canvas board depicts her majesty with a modern twist - a testament to her enduring legacy even in 2016. Crossing continents, we find ourselves at Long Beach, California's Pike Amusement Park where warships once stood tall amidst exhilarating rides and joyful laughter. These vessels served as reminders that even within amusement parks lies a nod to military prowess. Ludolf Bakhuysen's masterpiece from c. 1695 transports us into a tempestuous storm where warships valiantly navigate treacherous waters. Their stoic presence showcases bravery amidst chaos – an eternal theme throughout history. The Japanese battleship Yamato takes center stage next; its sheer size and strength evoking awe and respect among all who beheld it. Meanwhile, Cape Matapan witnessed an epic battle between opposing forces - forever etching this momentous event into naval lore. A panoramic view of Spithead reveals ships lining its southern side - each vessel representing countless stories of courage and sacrifice by those who sailed upon them. And amidst global tensions during Suez Crisis in 1956, HMS Theseus aircraft carrier stands tall, a symbol of British resolve.