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"Broadside: A Powerful Display of Naval Might and Historical Significance" From the majestic HMS Victory

Background imageBroadside 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 imageBroadside Collection: R 101 Airship

R 101 Airship
circa 1929: A broadside view of the Airship R101, at its mooring mast at Cardington, Bedford. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageBroadside Collection: HMS Duke of York firing a broadside; Second World War

HMS Duke of York firing a broadside; Second World War
Photograph showing the Royal Navy battleship HMS Duke of York firing her 14-inch guns, whilst heavy seas break over her bows, sometime during the Second World War

Background imageBroadside Collection: The steam yacht Wanderer (later named Vagus ) hoisting sails

The steam yacht Wanderer (later named Vagus ) hoisting sails. Built by Robert Steele and Co, Greenock in 1878 for Charles Joseph Lambert as a private yacht

Background imageBroadside Collection: A Proclamation, for Suppressing Rebellion... 23rd August 1775 (litho)

A Proclamation, for Suppressing Rebellion... 23rd August 1775 (litho)
696085 A Proclamation, for Suppressing Rebellion... 23rd August 1775 (litho) by British School, (18th Century); 40.5x33.1 cm; Gilder Lehrman Collection, New York, USA; (add.info.: George III)

Background imageBroadside Collection: The steam yacht Joyeuse, 1914. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The steam yacht Joyeuse, 1914. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The steam yacht Joyeuse, 1914

Background imageBroadside Collection: The steam yacht Niagara, 1912. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The steam yacht Niagara, 1912. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The steam yacht Niagara, 1912

Background imageBroadside 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 imageBroadside Collection: The steam yacht Chimaera, 1914. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The steam yacht Chimaera, 1914. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The steam yacht Chimaera, 1914

Background imageBroadside Collection: Twin-Screw RMS Adriatic of the White Star Line, c1907

Twin-Screw RMS Adriatic of the White Star Line, c1907. RMS Adriatic was an ocean liner of the White Star Line. She was the fourth of a quartet of ships measuring over 20, 000 tons

Background imageBroadside Collection: Waringstown, the Home of the Damask Weaving Industry

Waringstown, the Home of the Damask Weaving Industry - a street scene of the main street with horse vehicle broadside in the middle of the road

Background imageBroadside Collection: FRANKLIN: WAY TO WEALTH. First page of Benjamin Franklins book of advice, The Way to Wealth

FRANKLIN: WAY TO WEALTH. First page of Benjamin Franklins book of advice, The Way to Wealth, originally published in 1758

Background imageBroadside Collection: A flying hotel: passenger quarters in airship R101

A flying hotel: passenger quarters in airship R101
A flying " hotel" : the remarkable passenger quarters in Britains new giant airship, R101. The worlds largest airship

Background imageBroadside Collection: Declaration of Independence, Charleston, c. 2 August 1776 (litho)

Declaration of Independence, Charleston, c. 2 August 1776 (litho)
696107 Declaration of Independence, Charleston, c.2 August 1776 (litho) by American School, (18th century); 41.8x30 cm; Gilder Lehrman Collection, New York, USA; (add.info.: Unrecorded and unique)

Background imageBroadside Collection: The Battle of Pacocha; Action between HMS Shah and Ameth

The Battle of Pacocha; Action between HMS Shah and Ameth
Engraving showing the battle between HMS Shah and Amethyst and the Peruvian Ironclad turret ship Huascar on the 29th May 1877

Background imageBroadside Collection: Announcement of South Carolinas Secession from the Union on 20th December 1860

Announcement of South Carolinas Secession from the Union on 20th December 1860
PNP270241 Announcement of South Carolinas Secession from the Union on 20th December 1860, published in a special edition of the Charleston Mercury, 1860 (litho) by American School

Background imageBroadside Collection: The Inaugural address of President Abraham Lincoln delivered at the National Capitol

The Inaugural address of President Abraham Lincoln delivered at the National Capitol
696041 The Inaugural address of President Abraham Lincoln delivered at the National Capitol, 4th March 1865 (litho) by American School, (19th century); 42.8x35.7 cm; Gilder Lehrman Collection

Background imageBroadside Collection: The schooner Pampa. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The schooner Pampa. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The schooner Pampa

Background imageBroadside Collection: Tailor of 1647 / Broadside

Tailor of 1647 / Broadside
A tailor. These tradesman are preachers in the City of London, 1647. A satirical broadside on non- conformist preaching in London

Background imageBroadside Collection: Lake Baikal. Icebreaker, 1904-1917. Creator: Unknown

Lake Baikal. Icebreaker, 1904-1917. Creator: Unknown
Lake Baikal. Icebreaker, 1904-1917. National Library of Russia

Background imageBroadside Collection: The five masted windjammer cargo ship Preussen under sail. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The five masted windjammer cargo ship Preussen under sail. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The five masted windjammer cargo ship Preussen under sail

Background imageBroadside Collection: A group onboard sea sled Miss England, 1922. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

A group onboard sea sled Miss England, 1922. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
Claude Grahame-White in his experimental 45-foot power sledge, Miss England, 3 Sept 1922. Miss England was built of wood by the Cowes firm of S.E. Saunders in 1921

Background imageBroadside Collection: The cutter Shamrock sailing close-hauled, 1912. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The cutter Shamrock sailing close-hauled, 1912. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The cutter Shamrock sailing close-hauled, 1912. Shamrock, designed by William Fife, was Sir Thomas Liptons first (1899) challenger to the Americas Cup

Background imageBroadside Collection: The 1894 built schooner Xarifa under sail, 1899. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The 1894 built schooner Xarifa under sail, 1899. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The 1894 built schooner Xarifa under sail, 1899

Background imageBroadside Collection: The handsome racing schooner Waterwitch, 1911. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The handsome racing schooner Waterwitch, 1911. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The handsome racing schooner Waterwitch, 1911. Designed by William Fife, Waterwitch was not successful in competition and was later redesigned by Charles Nicholson

Background imageBroadside Collection: A wall calendar with volvelle, 16th century (xylographic and typographic broadside

A wall calendar with volvelle, 16th century (xylographic and typographic broadside
1195408 A wall calendar with volvelle, 16th century (xylographic and typographic broadside, woodcut roundel, hand col) by German School, (16th century); 45, 8x34

Background imageBroadside Collection: The 6 Metre class Maid Marion (K22) sailing close-hauled, 1921

The 6 Metre class Maid Marion (K22) sailing close-hauled, 1921

Background imageBroadside Collection: The Russian Imperial Yacht Standart at Cowes, 1909. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The Russian Imperial Yacht Standart at Cowes, 1909. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The Russian Imperial Yacht Standart at Cowes, 1909. Standart was built by order of Emperor Alexander III of Russia, and constructed at the Danish shipyard of Burmeister & Wain

Background imageBroadside Collection: The gaff rigged 8 Metre Spero sailing with spinnaker, 1912. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The gaff rigged 8 Metre Spero sailing with spinnaker, 1912. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The gaff rigged 8 Metre Spero sailing with spinnaker, 1912

Background imageBroadside Collection: The ketch Cariad and schooner Irma racing downwind, 1911. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

The ketch Cariad and schooner Irma racing downwind, 1911. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
The ketch Cariad and schooner Irma racing downwind, 1911. Cariad, named after the Welsh word for Sweetheart was built by Summers & Payne in Southampton for Lord Dunraven in 1896

Background imageBroadside Collection: The Salvador Del Munda Disabled And The Victory ?

The Salvador Del Munda Disabled And The Victory ?
The Salvador Del Munda Disabled And The Victory Bearing Up A Stern And Raking Her With A Broadside

Background imageBroadside Collection: Royal Navy battleship firing a broadside

Royal Navy battleship firing a broadside

Background imageBroadside Collection: British battleship firing a broadside during WW1

British battleship firing a broadside during WW1

Background imageBroadside Collection: Royal Letters Patent granting equal rights for Portuguese, Spanish and Avignonese Jews in France

Royal Letters Patent granting equal rights for Portuguese, Spanish and Avignonese Jews in France, Paris, January 28
695056 Royal Letters Patent granting equal rights for Portuguese, Spanish and Avignonese Jews in France, Paris, January 28, 1790 (engraving) (see also 695057) by French School

Background imageBroadside Collection: Explanation of the Arms and Supporters of Napoleon Bonaparte, 1808. 1808. Creator: Anon

Explanation of the Arms and Supporters of Napoleon Bonaparte, 1808. 1808. Creator: Anon
Explanation of the Arms and Supporters of Napoleon Bonaparte, 1808

Background imageBroadside Collection: Mountjoy at the boom

Mountjoy at the boom
Vintage engraving from 1875 showing the armed merchent ships the Mountjoy and Phoenix breaking through the boom at the Siege of Derry, which place in Ireland in 1689

Background imageBroadside Collection: Hollands Hollende Koe (Hollands Running Cow), 1690. Creator: Gaspar Bouttats

Hollands Hollende Koe (Hollands Running Cow), 1690. Creator: Gaspar Bouttats
Hollands Hollende Koe (Hollands Running Cow), 1690. [The return of Hans Willem Bentinck, Earl of Portland, to the Netherlands]

Background imageBroadside Collection: Front page of The Colored American, 30th December, 1865 (print)

Front page of The Colored American, 30th December, 1865 (print)
AQS254825 Front page of The Colored American, 30th December, 1865 (print) by American School, (19th century); American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Massachusetts

Background imageBroadside Collection: Masthead of the Massachusetts Spy 7th July 1774 (print)

Masthead of the Massachusetts Spy 7th July 1774 (print)
AQS256852 Masthead of the Massachusetts Spy 7th July 1774 (print) by American School, (18th century); American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA; (add.info.: or)

Background imageBroadside Collection: Broadside published on the death of Queen Anne (litho)

Broadside published on the death of Queen Anne (litho)
5991503 Broadside published on the death of Queen Anne (litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Broadside published on the death of Queen Anne)

Background imageBroadside Collection: Who shall be Vice President? George Pendleton vs. Andrew Johnson (1864 election)

Who shall be Vice President? George Pendleton vs. Andrew Johnson (1864 election)
696063 Who shall be Vice President? George Pendleton vs. Andrew Johnson (1864 election), 1864 (litho) by American School, (19th century); 29.3x22.5 cm; Gilder Lehrman Collection, New York

Background imageBroadside Collection: Proceedings and address of the Constitutional Convention, c. 19th March 1861 (litho)

Proceedings and address of the Constitutional Convention, c. 19th March 1861 (litho)
696010 Proceedings and address of the Constitutional Convention, c.19th March 1861 (litho) by American School, (19th century); 48.4x31 cm; Gilder Lehrman Collection, New York



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"Broadside: A Powerful Display of Naval Might and Historical Significance" From the majestic HMS Victory, adorned with flags and immortalized by Nelson's famous quote "England expects that every man will do his duty, " to the thunderous broadsides fired by the HMS Duke of York during the Second World War, this term holds a rich history. Even beyond naval warfare, broadsides have left their mark on various aspects of human achievement. Take for instance the ill-fated R 101 Airship, which met its tragic end after a disastrous crash during a test flight. Or consider the steam yacht Joyeuse, crafted by Kirk & Sons of Cowes in 1914, showcasing both elegance and craftsmanship. Broadsides were not limited to grand vessels alone; even smaller ships like the schooner Pampa had their moment in history thanks to Kirk & Sons' skilled hands. The steam yacht Chimaera also made waves with its sleek design and luxurious features. Beyond maritime tales, broadside played a role in other significant events such as Waringstown's Damask Weaving Industry or Benjamin Franklin's timeless advice found within his book "The Way to Wealth. " These examples demonstrate how they are encompass diverse fields and leave an indelible impact. Moreover, it is impossible to overlook its connection with pivotal moments like The Battle of Pacocha or South Carolina's secession from the Union in 1860 - events that shaped nations and altered destinies forever. Even further back in time lies an intriguing lithograph titled "A Proclamation for Suppressing Rebellion" from August 1775 - a testament to historical struggles against tyranny. In essence, whether through awe-inspiring naval battles or cultural milestones across different eras, broadside stands as a symbol of power unleashed upon both land and sea. Its legacy continues to captivate our imagination while reminding us of humanity's triumphs and tribulations throughout history.