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Admiral Collection

"Admiral: A Symbol of Courage, Leadership, and Legacy" The mighty HMS Victory proudly flies the Admiral's flag, a symbol of naval supremacy

Background imageAdmiral Collection: HMS Victory, Flags and Nelson Quote

HMS Victory, Flags and Nelson Quote
An illustration of Admiral Horatio Nelsons flagship, the HMS Victory with signal flags on display and firing a broadside, set below a depiction of the Royal Standard of the United Kingdom and St

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Photograph of Admiral Jellicoe PH, Canvey, Essex

Photograph of Admiral Jellicoe PH, Canvey, Essex. The main side of the print (shown here) depicts: Distant Left Face on view of the pub

Background imageAdmiral Collection: H. M. S. Glowworm ramming the Admiral Hipper

H. M. S. Glowworm ramming the Admiral Hipper
The 1345-ton destroyer Glowworm ramming the 10, 000-ton German cruiser Hipper after a single-handed duel at point-blank range

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Death of Nelson (West)

Death of Nelson (West)
Horatio Nelson is fatally wounded at the Battle of Trafalgar

Background imageAdmiral Collection: HMS Hood, British battlecruiser

HMS Hood, British battlecruiser
HMS Hood, a British Admiral-class battlecruiser, launched 1918, served before and during the Second World War, sunk 24 May 1941. Seen here from above. Date: 20th century

Background imageAdmiral Collection: H. M. S. Warspite

H. M. S. Warspite
An overhead view of H.M.S.Warspite during the Battle of Cape Matapan. Warspite was a veteran British Queen Elizabeth class battleship which had taken part in the Battle of Jutland in World War I

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (born 1920), pictured in uniform at Admiral of the Fleet. Date: 1953

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Red Admiral Butterfly

Red Admiral Butterfly
The RED ADMIRAL and other English butterflies

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Pub Darts Match

Pub Darts Match
A serious darts match held in the Merlins Cave, Clerkenwell, between the home team and the Lord High Admiral in the Barclay League

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Red Admiral Butterfly

Red Admiral Butterfly
RED ADMIRAL & PEACOCK BUTTERFLIES. Their brightly coloured wing markings are shown clearly

Background imageAdmiral Collection: WW II - Admiral Karl Doenitz Donitz, German navy

WW II - Admiral Karl Doenitz Donitz, German navy
Vintage photograph World War II - Admiral Karl Doenitz Donitz, German navy

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Rear Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson, 1798-1799. Artist: Lemuel Francis Abbott

Rear Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson, 1798-1799. Artist: Lemuel Francis Abbott
Rear Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson, 1798-1799. Probably the most famous portrait of Nelson, painted after his victory at the Battle of the Nile, from an earlier sketch

Background imageAdmiral Collection: The first journey of Victory, 1778

The first journey of Victory, 1778. The ship Victory in full sail on calm waters. Date 1922 2nd December. The first journey of Victory, 1778. The ship Victory in full sail on calm waters

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson, 1798-1799, (c1920). Artist: Henry Bone

Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson, 1798-1799, (c1920). Artist: Henry Bone
Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson, 1798-1799, (c1920). Portrait of Nelson after his victory at the Battle of the Nile. One of Britains greatest military figures

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) on a plant, sunbathing

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) on a plant, sunbathing

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Promotional Recruitment card for the U. S. Navy

Promotional Recruitment card for the U. S. Navy
Promotional Recruitment card for the U. S. Naval Training Station, Great Lakes, Illinois. 2200 recruits under training have formed a giant anchor, with Rear Admiral John Downes US Navy

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Admiral Nelson and Captain Hardy during Trafalgar

Admiral Nelson and Captain Hardy during Trafalgar
During the Battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805, it was shortly before Nelson was mortally wounded that a shot struck the fore brace bits on the quarter deck and passed between Nelson and Hardy

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Starting Post, Saratoga Race Course, NY State, USA

Starting Post, Saratoga Race Course, NY State, USA
Jockeys and their horses, including War Admiral, approaching the Starting Post, Saratoga Race Course, Saratoga Springs, New York State, USA. Date: 1939

Background imageAdmiral Collection: British Butterflies - Various

British Butterflies - Various - including: Chalk Hill Blue Butterfly (male), Wood White Butterfly, Purple Hairstreak Butterfly (female), Purple Hairstreak Butterfly (at rest)

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Nelson in his cabin on the H. M. S. Victory

Nelson in his cabin on the H. M. S. Victory
This is a painting of Nelson in his cabin. The attitude is characteristic of the Admiral who had periods of great despondency even in his hours of greatness

Background imageAdmiral Collection: H. M. S. Warspite

H. M. S. Warspite
A view of the bridge of H.M.S. Warspite, from where, as his flagship, Admiral Andrew Cunningham oversaw the Royal Naval actions during the engagement with the Italian Navy at the Battle of Cape

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Horatio Nelson (1758-1805), British Admiral, steel engraving, published in 1868

Horatio Nelson (1758-1805), British Admiral, steel engraving, published in 1868
Horatio Nelson (1758 - 1805), famous British admiral. Steel engraving after a paintinging by Lemuel Francis Abbott (English painter, 1760/61 - 1802), published in 1868

Background imageAdmiral Collection: How to recognise rank in the Royal Navy

How to recognise rank in the Royal Navy-a wartime advert for Dunlop fort tyres. Date: 1941

Background imageAdmiral Collection: HORATIO NELSON (1758-1805). British naval officer

HORATIO NELSON (1758-1805). British naval officer. As a captain, by the San Juan River in Nicaragua. Oil on canvas, c1781, by John Francis Rigaud

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Horatio, Lord Nelson

Horatio, Lord Nelson
Circular portrait of legendary British naval commander Horatio, Lord Nelson (1758 - 1805) surrounded by scenes depicting his death on the deck of the flagship HMS Victory

Background imageAdmiral Collection: King Edward VIII as Admiral of the Fleet by John St. Helier

King Edward VIII as Admiral of the Fleet by John St. Helier
King Edward VIII (1894-1972), later Duke of Windsor, painted by John St. Helier Lander in the robes of Admiral of the Fleet and as Sovereign of The Order of the Garter

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Red admiral butterfly, Vanessa atalanta

Red admiral butterfly, Vanessa atalanta.. Handcolored copperplate zoological engraving from George Shaw and Frederick Nodders The Naturalists Miscellany, 1792

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Card commemorating Graf Spee destruction, WW2

Card commemorating Graf Spee destruction, WW2
Card commemorating the destruction of the German cruiser, Admiral Graf Spee, on 13 December 1939 by HMS Exeter, Ajax and Achilles following the Battle of the River Plate. Date: 1939

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Trafalgar Square and Lord Nelson

Trafalgar Square and Lord Nelson. Date: circa 1950

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Admiral Sir John Jellicoe - British Royal Navy - WWI

Admiral Sir John Jellicoe - British Royal Navy - WWI
Admiral of the Fleet John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe (1859-1935) - British Royal Navy - WWI. Commanded the Grand Fleet at the Battle of Jutland

Background imageAdmiral 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 imageAdmiral Collection: Rural scenery with wildflowers

Rural scenery with wildflowers
A red Admiral Butterfly flies above a hedgerow border of wildflowers in this landscape painting by Malcolm Greensmith, encapsulating the English countryside

Background imageAdmiral Collection: King George V as Admiral of the Fleet, c. 1930

King George V as Admiral of the Fleet, c. 1930
Photographic portrait of King George V of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1865-1936), pictured wearing his Royal Navy Admiral of the Fleet Uniform, c.1930

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Nelson Sends Signal

Nelson Sends Signal
Before the battle, Nelson orders his famous signal : England expects every man to do his duty

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Allied D-Day Commanders

Allied D-Day Commanders
The Allied general staff for the invasion - Air Marshal Tedder, gen. Bradley, Eisenhower, Admiral Ramsay, Leigh-Mallory, Montgomery, lt.gen. Biddle Smith

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Horatio, Lord Nelson

Horatio, Lord Nelson
HORATIO, LORD NELSON sketched at Napoli in 1797

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Admiral Philip Louis Vian

Admiral Philip Louis Vian
A portrait of Admiral Philip Louis Vian, Commander-in-Chief, Royal Navy Home Fleet. Born in 1864, Vian had served on several Royal Navy ships during World War I

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Mr Winston Churchill, First Lord of the Admiralty with Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher

Mr Winston Churchill, First Lord of the Admiralty with Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, First Sea Lord

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Francis Drake / Miniature

Francis Drake / Miniature
SIR FRANCIS DRAKE English admiral and circumnavigator of the world

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Cuthbert Collingwood

Cuthbert Collingwood
LORD CUTHBERT COLLINGWOOD English naval commander. Took command on Nelsons death at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Admiral sir Michael Culme-Seymour

Admiral sir Michael Culme-Seymour, (1836 - 1920), British naval commander, on the deck of a warship at sea. Date: 1895

Background imageAdmiral Collection: SIR FRANCIS DRAKE (1540?-1596). English admiral

SIR FRANCIS DRAKE (1540?-1596). English admiral. Oil on panel, c1580, by an unknown artist

Background imageAdmiral Collection: The Butterfly by Muriel Dawson

The Butterfly by Muriel Dawson
A little girl, knee deep in a field of wild flowers, picks some to make a charming bunch on which a Red Admiral butterfly lingers

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Battle of Salamis

Battle of Salamis
A Persian admiral, the bravest of the brothers of King Xerxes, is killed by the Greeks at the Battle of Salamis

Background imageAdmiral Collection: WW2 - The Girls Of Today, W. R. E. N. Salute

WW2 - The Girls Of Today, W. R. E. N. Salute
A WW2 children's book illustration from The Girls Of Today. The image shows a British Royal Navy admiral taking a salute from a servicewomen of the Women's Royal Naval Service

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Admiral Horatio Nelson

Admiral Horatio Nelson
Vintage engraving of Horatio Nelson one of Englands great national heros. The victor at Battle of Trafalgar, the Battle of the Nile and Battle of Copenhagen

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Portsmouth, Hampshire - HMS Victory flying Nelsons signal

Portsmouth, Hampshire - HMS Victory flying Nelsons signal
Portsmouth, Hampshire - HMS Victory flying Nelsons famous signal ( ENGLAND CONFIDES (expects) THAT EVERY MAN WILL DO HIS DUTY" Date: circa 1910s

Background imageAdmiral Collection: Richard Rodney Bligh

Richard Rodney Bligh
Sir RICHARD RODNEY BLIGH Naval commander during the Napoleonic Wars, Admiral of the Blue Squadron. Date: 1737 - 1821



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"Admiral: A Symbol of Courage, Leadership, and Legacy" The mighty HMS Victory proudly flies the Admiral's flag, a symbol of naval supremacy. Cheers and excitement fill the air during a thrilling pub darts match as players aim to hit the coveted "Admiral" target. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, known for his distinguished military service, embodies the qualities of an esteemed admiral. In a daring act of bravery, H. M. S. Glowworm fearlessly rams into the formidable Admiral Hipper during World War II. Remembering the heroic death Nelson at West Point as he led his fleet to victory in one of history's greatest naval battles. The elegant Red Admiral butterfly gracefully flutters by, reminiscent of its namesake's strength and determination on the high seas. H. M. S Warspite stands tall as a testament to British naval power under various admirals throughout its illustrious career. The tragic sinking of H. M. S Hood serves as a poignant reminder that even great admirals face perilous challenges in times of war. At Saratoga Race Course's starting post, jockeys prepare their horses for an exhilarating race named after Admiral Nelson himself - an ode to his unwavering spirit and competitiveness. Basking in sunlight on a vibrant plant sits a Red Admiral butterfly – nature's tribute to courageous leaders who inspire others through their actions.