Endeavour River, Australia
Exploring Australia. Engraving depicting a view of part of Endeavour River, Australia. At right is HMS Endeavour, seen beached during repairs to her hull. She had sustained the damage when colliding with the Great Barrier Reef. This plate was published in An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty : for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, by John Hawkesworth, printed at London in 1773.
© Todd-White Art Photography
Following the Boer War, the British transferred many of their prisoners to various
Following the Boer War, the British transferred many of their prisoners to various countries and colonies under their domain in South and South East Asia. The Captain and the crew of the HMS Fox, having come to Diyatalawa, Sri Lanka in 1913, struck up the idea of having their ships insignia displayed on a nearby hillock. With assistance from the Boers, they placed white stones to depict a Fox followed by the year 1913. This gave rise to the particular hill being called the Fox Hill and to this day this hillock is called the Fox Hill. Date: circa 1910s
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
H.M.S Caledonia formerly Majestic 1937
The former Cunard White Star Liner 'Majestic', changed to 'H.M.S Caledonia', was bought in 1937 by the Admiralty and was converted at a cost of 391, 333 into a training-ship for artificers boys who became seamen or naval engineers. Three of the funnels were shorten and her mast reduced to a stump to enable her to pass under the Forth Railway Bridge. Captain Atwell Lake was appointed to command the ship, which was stationed in the basin at Rosyth. Photograph shown here, on 8 April 1937, 'H.M.S Caledonia', departing Southampton on her way to Rosyth to become a Naval training establisment.
8th April 1937
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans