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Flagship Collection

"Flagship: A Symbol of Power, Resilience, and Legacy" The term "flagship" evokes images of grandeur and significance in the maritime world

Background imageFlagship 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 imageFlagship Collection: THE QE2

THE QE2
The RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 ( QE2 ), Cunard Line Ocean Liner, flagship of the line from 1969 to 2004. Date: 1977

Background imageFlagship 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 imageFlagship Collection: The Endurance

The Endurance
A cutaway view of the Endurance, the flagship of Ernest Shackletons Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, which began in 1914. Encountering pack ice, the ship became icebound in January 1915

Background imageFlagship Collection: Buick Advertisement 1929

Buick Advertisement 1929
A fine poster advertising 25 years of progress by the General Motors and their flagship Buick brand

Background imageFlagship Collection: THE QE2

THE QE2
The RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 ( QE2 ), Cunard Line Ocean Liner, flagship of the line from 1969 to 2004. Date: 1977

Background imageFlagship Collection: Nelsons Flagship Foudroyant - Blackpool, Lancashire

Nelsons Flagship Foudroyant - Blackpool, Lancashire
The decaying hulk of Horatio Nelsons Flagship Foudroyant wrecked on the beach at Blackpool, Lancashire. On 16 June 1897 during a violent storm when under tow

Background imageFlagship Collection: HMS Iron Duke and the Great Fire of Smyrna, 1922

HMS Iron Duke and the Great Fire of Smyrna, 1922
A vivid photograph of the burning of Smyrna after its capture by the Turks, with HMS Iron Duke, the flagship of the Mediterranean fleet, in the foreground. Date: 1922

Background imageFlagship 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 imageFlagship 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 imageFlagship Collection: H. M. S. Victory flying the famous signal on 21 October 1905

H. M. S. Victory flying the famous signal on 21 October 1905
As part of the Nelson celebrations of the centenary of his victory at the Battle of Trafalgar, the H.M.S. Victory, his flagship

Background imageFlagship Collection: Interior of Nelsons flagship, H. M. S. Victory at Trafalgar

Interior of Nelsons flagship, H. M. S. Victory at Trafalgar
This is a sectional drawing of the interior of H.M.S. Victory, Nelsons flagship. It shows how the Victory was fought at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805

Background imageFlagship Collection: HMS Iron Duke, British battleship

HMS Iron Duke, British battleship, launched 1912, served as the flagship of the Grand Fleet during the First World War, used as a base ship at Scapa Flow during the Second World War

Background imageFlagship Collection: SAILING SHIP AEMILIA

SAILING SHIP AEMILIA
Het Admiraelsschip van Hollant - the Dutch Admirals flagship

Background imageFlagship Collection: HMS Exmouth - Royal Navy predreadnought battleship

HMS Exmouth - Royal Navy predreadnought battleship
HMS Exmouth - a Duncan class predreadnought battleship of the Royal Navy. HMS Exmouth was launched in August 1901 and served as a flagship for various fleets including the Mediterranean Fleet

Background imageFlagship Collection: H. M. S. Victory, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England

H. M. S. Victory, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
H.M.S. Victory, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England

Background imageFlagship Collection: Ship / Victory / Lantern Sli

Ship / Victory / Lantern Sli
Nelsons flagship moored in Portsmouth, circa 1895

Background imageFlagship 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 imageFlagship Collection: Nelsons flagship HMS Victory by G. H. Davis

Nelsons flagship HMS Victory by G. H. Davis
The ship that links us today with our most famous naval victory and an epitome of the Royal Navys finest traditions: a sectional drawing of Nelsons flagship HMS Victory

Background imageFlagship Collection: A Cross-Section of H. M. S. King George V by G. H. Davis

A Cross-Section of H. M. S. King George V by G. H. Davis
A cross-section of a 35, 000-ton battleship, the H.M.S. King George V, the flagship of the Pacific Fleet, and one of the more modern battleships of its time

Background imageFlagship Collection: S. M. S. Goeben

S. M. S. Goeben
The German Imperial Navy battlecruiser SMS Goeben, launched in 1911. Shortly after the outbreak of World War One, along with the Breslau it reached Constantinople

Background imageFlagship Collection: Admiral Sir John Jellicoe on board HMS Iron Duke

Admiral Sir John Jellicoe on board HMS Iron Duke
Admiral Sir John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe (1859-1935), British Royal Navy admiral. He commanded the Grand Fleet at the Battle of Jutland (1916) during the First World War

Background imageFlagship Collection: Russo-Japanese War - Flagship Ting-Yuen

Russo-Japanese War - Flagship Ting-Yuen - Two masted, twin funnelled ship. Part of Box 168 Boswell Collection - Russo-Japanese War. Date: 1904 - 1905

Background imageFlagship Collection: Japanese pre-dreadnought battleship Mikasa - built in the UK

Japanese pre-dreadnought battleship Mikasa - built in the UK
The Mikasa - a pre-dreadnought battleship built for the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) in the late 1890s, and was the only ship of her class

Background imageFlagship Collection: Battle of Mobile Bay, Civil War, 1864

Battle of Mobile Bay, Civil War, 1864
Farraguts flagship USS " Hartford" colliding with the ironclad CSS " Tennessee" to secure Mobile Bay, 1864. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageFlagship Collection: HMS Leviathan, Drake-class armoured cruiser

HMS Leviathan, Drake-class armoured cruiser
Royal Navy - HMS Leviathan, a Drake-class armoured cruiser. HMS Leviathan was one of four Drake-class armoured cruisers built for the Royal Navy around 1900

Background imageFlagship 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 imageFlagship Collection: Tsushima (Schon - 2

Tsushima (Schon - 2
BATTLE OF TSUSHIMA STRAIT The Japanese Admiral Togo steams into action in his flagship Mikafa, inflicting an overwhelming defeat on the Russian fleet

Background imageFlagship Collection: Douglas DC-3S N1R

Douglas DC-3S N1R (msn 4129) of the BROOKLYN DODGERS (Brooklyn National League Baseball Club), marked with Dodgers World Champions just behind the entry door

Background imageFlagship 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 imageFlagship Collection: Waterloo Place, London - The Crimea Monument

Waterloo Place, London - The Crimea Monument
HMS Victorys Signal. The flaghoist signals used by Admiral Horatio Nelson (1758-1805) at the Battle of Trafalgar (1805), England expects that every man will do his duty

Background imageFlagship Collection: HMS Delhi, British cruiser, Alexandria, WW2

HMS Delhi, British cruiser, Alexandria, WW2
HMS Delhi (D47), British Danae class cruiser, seen here at anchor in Alexandria, as Admiral Cunninghams flagship. Date: 1940

Background imageFlagship Collection: Victoria / Camperdown 4

Victoria / Camperdown 4
Error and obstinacy on Admiral Tryons part lead to his flagship Victoria and the Camperdown colliding : Victoria sinks, Camperdown is damaged, 300+ drown

Background imageFlagship Collection: Victoria / Camperdown 2

Victoria / Camperdown 2
Owing to error and obstinacy on Admiral Tryons part, the battleships Victoria and Camperdown collide : the flagship Victoria sinks, Camperdown is damaged

Background imageFlagship Collection: SHIP CAPTAIN

SHIP CAPTAIN
Nelsons flagship in his early years as admiral

Background imageFlagship Collection: British ship of the line HMS Victory, 1805 (chromolitho)

British ship of the line HMS Victory, 1805 (chromolitho)
2782795 British ship of the line HMS Victory, 1805 (chromolitho) by European School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: British ship of the line HMS Victory, 1805)

Background imageFlagship Collection: The International Naval Festival at Cherbourg: the British Admiral's flagship..., 1865

The International Naval Festival at Cherbourg: the British Admiral's flagship..., 1865. Creator: Unknown
The International Naval Festival at Cherbourg: the British Admiral's flagship, fleet of yachts, etc., dressed in honour of the Emperor's Fete Day - from a sketch by our special artist, 1865

Background imageFlagship Collection: The International Naval Festival at Portsmouth: the British Admiral's flagship...salute..., 1865

The International Naval Festival at Portsmouth: the British Admiral's flagship...salute..., 1865. Creator: Unknown
The International Naval Festival at Portsmouth: the British Admiral's flagship returning the salute of the French fleet, 1865

Background imageFlagship Collection: The action off the Isle of Man, 1760 (line engraving)

The action off the Isle of Man, 1760 (line engraving)
1579723 The action off the Isle of Man, 1760 (line engraving); (add.info.: Line engraving of the action off the Isle of Man)

Background imageFlagship Collection: The German flagship Konig Wilhelm, 1850

The German flagship Konig Wilhelm, 1850
3478525 The German flagship Konig Wilhelm, 1850; (add.info.: Illustration depicting the German flagship Konig Wilhelm pulling into Portsmouth for repairs after colliding with the SMS Grosser)

Background imageFlagship Collection: Battle of Lagos, 1761 (line engraving)

Battle of Lagos, 1761 (line engraving)
1579720 Battle of Lagos, 1761 (line engraving); (add.info.: Line engraving of the Battle of Lagos. On the left Boscawen's Flagship the Namur with her Mizzen shot away. Engraved by P.C. Canot)

Background imageFlagship Collection: Formidable was an Amiral Baudin-class ironclad battleship of the Marine nationale, 1890

Formidable was an Amiral Baudin-class ironclad battleship of the Marine nationale, 1890
3480842 Formidable was an Amiral Baudin-class ironclad battleship of the Marine nationale, 1890; (add.info.: Formidable was an Amiral Baudin-class ironclad battleship of the Marine nationale)

Background imageFlagship Collection: Admiral Sir John Jellicoe's flagship, Iron Duke, being coaled at sea (litho)

Admiral Sir John Jellicoe's flagship, Iron Duke, being coaled at sea (litho)
3252862 Admiral Sir John Jellicoe's flagship, Iron Duke, being coaled at sea (litho); Private Collection; (add.info.: Admiral Sir John Jellicoe's flagship, Iron Duke, being coaled at sea)

Background imageFlagship Collection: The Ark Royal (line engraving)

The Ark Royal (line engraving)
1579767 The Ark Royal (line engraving); (add.info.: Line engraving of The Ark Royal. Howard's flagship during the Armada Campaign. Engraved by C. J. Visscher)

Background imageFlagship Collection: H.M.S. Victoria, 102 guns, the new flagship of the Mediterranean fleet, 1864. Creator: Smyth

H.M.S. Victoria, 102 guns, the new flagship of the Mediterranean fleet, 1864. Creator: Smyth
H.M.S. Victoria, 102 guns, the new flagship of the Mediterranean fleet, 1864. Our Engraving, from a drawing by Mr. F. L. Bedwell

Background imageFlagship Collection: The Arrival of the Royal Charles, 1667. Creator: Jeronymus van Diest

The Arrival of the Royal Charles, 1667. Creator: Jeronymus van Diest
The Arrival of the Royal Charles, 1667. Other Title(s): The Arrival of the English Flagship Royal Charles at Hellevoetsluis, Captured during the Dutch Raid on the Medway, June 1667

Background imageFlagship Collection: Battle of Gibraltar in 1607, c.1621. Creator: Cornelis Claesz van Wieringen

Battle of Gibraltar in 1607, c.1621. Creator: Cornelis Claesz van Wieringen
Battle of Gibraltar in 1607, c.1621. Other Title(s): The Explosion of the Spanish Flagship during the Battle of Gibraltar, 25 April 1607



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"Flagship: A Symbol of Power, Resilience, and Legacy" The term "flagship" evokes images of grandeur and significance in the maritime world. From historic vessels like HMS Victory to modern icons such as the QE2, these ships have left an indelible mark on history. HMS Victory stands tall as a testament to British naval supremacy. As Admiral Lord Nelson's flagship during the Battle of Trafalgar, it played a pivotal role in securing victory against Napoleon's forces. Its towering masts proudly displayed flags that symbolized courage and determination. Speaking of flags, they hold immense importance aboard flagships. They communicate messages with precision and clarity. Nelson's famous quote, "England expects that every man will do his duty, " was signaled from HMS Victory before the decisive battle commenced. Moving forward in time, we encounter the majestic QE2 - a floating palace that epitomized luxury travel for decades. This iconic ship transported passengers across oceans while embodying elegance and sophistication. Not all they are built for peaceful voyages; some endure harsh conditions in times of conflict. H. M. S Warspite proved its mettle during both World Wars, surviving relentless attacks with unwavering resilience. In extreme environments like Antarctica, The Endurance showcased bravery amidst adversity when Sir Ernest Shackleton led his crew through treacherous ice-filled waters on their ill-fated expedition. Even landlocked places can boast flagships; Blackpool houses Nelson's Flagship Foudroyant – a proud reminder of Britain's naval heritage nestled away from open seas but still captivating visitors with its historical allure. Beyond ships themselves, other entities have adopted this term to represent excellence or prominence. In 1929 Buick advertisement proclaimed their car as the "flagship" model – an embodiment of style and innovation within their fleet. Sometimes flagships become intertwined with tragic events.