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Sailing Ship Collection

"Sailing Ship: A Timeless Journey through History's Seas" Embarking on a voyage, a sailing ship braves the elements with unwavering endurance in the pack ice

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Marco Polo leaving Venice, 1300s

Marco Polo leaving Venice, 1300s
Marco Polo leaving Venice on his journey to China, 1338. Color lithograph reproductioin of a manuscript: Bod. Misc. 264

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Battle of Actium, 31 BC

Battle of Actium, 31 BC
Sea battle of Actium, in which Octavius defeated Antony and Cleopatra, 31 BC. Hand colored wodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Bayeaux Tapestry portraying the Norman Conquest

Bayeaux Tapestry portraying the Norman Conquest
Norman invasion of England in 1066 A.D. Color lithograph reproduction of part of the Bayeux tapestry

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Pilgrims ship Mayflower at sea, 1620

Pilgrims ship Mayflower at sea, 1620
The " Mayflower" bringing the first colonists to Massachusetts, 1620. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Mayflower passengers landing at Plymouth, 1620

Mayflower passengers landing at Plymouth, 1620
Pilgrim landing party from the " Mayflower" in Plymouth harbor, 1620. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: The Battle of Trafalgar, (oil on canvas)

The Battle of Trafalgar, (oil on canvas)
824219 The Battle of Trafalgar, (oil on canvas) by English School, (19th century); 340.5x218.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: The Battle of Trafalgar. English School, 19th Century)

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Endurance in the pack ice much resembling a billowy sea

Endurance in the pack ice much resembling a billowy sea
Photographer: Hurley, James Francis (Frank) (1885-1962). Expedition: Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914-17. Leader: Ernest Shackleton. Date: 1915

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Whitby, 1824. Artist: JMW Turner

Whitby, 1824. Artist: JMW Turner
Whitby, 1824. From the Tate Gallery, London

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: The bow of Sir Ernest Shackletons exploratory vessel SS Endurance

The bow of Sir Ernest Shackletons exploratory vessel SS Endurance
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 1914: The bow of Sir Ernest Shackletons exploratory vessel SS Endurance being prepared for her Antarctic voyage in Millwall Docks, London, England

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Viking ship, sunset, silhouette, 3D graphics

Viking ship, sunset, silhouette, 3D graphics

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Viking ship at sea

Viking ship at sea
Norsemen at sea following their raven pilot. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Viking raid under Olaf I

Viking raid under Olaf I
Viking raid along the English Channel led by Olaf Tryggvason, 900s AD. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Mayflower passengers landing at Plymouth Rock, 1620

Mayflower passengers landing at Plymouth Rock, 1620
John Alden and Mary Chilton landing at Plymouth from the Mayflower, December 1620. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: HMS Victory at night, Portsmouth Dockyard, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England

HMS Victory at night, Portsmouth Dockyard, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Battle of Lake Erie, War of 1812

Battle of Lake Erie, War of 1812
British and American ships engaged in the Battle of Lake Erie, 1813. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Yacht racing sport art 24

Yacht racing sport art 24
Justyna Jaszke

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: HMS Terror. Arctic Expedition 1836-37

HMS Terror. Arctic Expedition 1836-37
HMS Terror, nine months in the Ice of Frozen-Strait, under the command of Captain, now Rear Admiral Sir George Back, April, 1836-37. Photograph from a painting by E.W.Cooke. Arctic Expedition 1836-37

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: COOK: HMS RESOLUTION. Commanded by Captain James Cook on his second and third voyages of discovery

COOK: HMS RESOLUTION. Commanded by Captain James Cook on his second and third voyages of discovery. Watercolor by Midshipman Henry Roberts, a member of the ships company

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Endeavour Replica moored at the National Maritime Museum, Sydney

Endeavour Replica moored at the National Maritime Museum, Sydney
Construction of the Endeavour replica began in 1988 and the ship was launched 5 years later. Since then, she has sailed over 170, 000 nautical miles twice around the world

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Scotia in the ice

Scotia in the ice
Scottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04. Leader: William Speirs Bruce. Sail and steam powered ship Scotia lies beset in the ice

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Colonial Savannah, Georgia, 1700s

Colonial Savannah, Georgia, 1700s
Savannah, Georgia, as established by James Oglethorpe, 1741. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier sketch

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Cutaway view of an American warship

Cutaway view of an American warship
Hull of an American man-of-war cut open amidships, showing deck plans and quarters, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Scotia in Stanley Harbour 18th January 1903

Scotia in Stanley Harbour 18th January 1903
Scottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-04. Leader: William Speirs Bruce. Sail and steam powered ship Scotia lies anchored near a shore populated with houses and buildings

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: The Speedy and El Gamo, c1802. Artist: Nicholas Pocock

The Speedy and El Gamo, c1802. Artist: Nicholas Pocock
The Speedy and El Gamo, c1802. Commanded by Lord Cochrane (1775-1860), the British brig HMS Speedy captured the much larger Spanish frigate Gamo off Barcelona on 6 May 1801

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Pilgrim Fathers boarding the Mayflower

Pilgrim Fathers boarding the Mayflower for their voyage to America. After painting by Bernard Gribble

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Start of ski flat race, Antarctic sports

Start of ski flat race, Antarctic sports
Photographer: Reginald William Skelton (1872-1956). Expedition: British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-04 (Discovery). A row of men on skis are lined up on the ice for the start of a race

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Ice-Bound Discovery

Ice-Bound Discovery
A dog team near the ice-bound British National Antarctic Expedition ship RRS Discovery, circa 1903. The expedition was led by Robert Falcon Scott and the third officer was Ernest Shackleton

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: DARWIN: HMS BEAGLE. Voyage of the HMS Beagle, which Charles Darwin sailed as ships naturalist

DARWIN: HMS BEAGLE. Voyage of the HMS Beagle, which Charles Darwin sailed as ships naturalist from 1831 to 1836

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Portsmouth, c1824-5, (1905). Artist: JMW Turner

Portsmouth, c1824-5, (1905). Artist: JMW Turner
Portsmouth, c1824-5. Painting held in the Tate, London. From The Connoisseur 1905 [Otto Limited, London, 1905.]

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: SS Great Eastern

SS Great Eastern
Isambard Kingdom Brunels steamship the Great Eastern was launched on 31st January 1858 and broken up in 1888. (Photo by James Valentine/Getty Images)

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: SS Terra Nova

SS Terra Nova
11th February 1913: A photgraph of the SS Terra Nova used by Captain Robert Falcon Scott on his ill-fated Antarctic expedtion to the South Pole, and signed by him

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Lighthouse warning a clipper ship of dangerous shores

Lighthouse warning a clipper ship of dangerous shores
Sailing ship passing a lighthouse marking the way to home port, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Spanish galleon at sea

Spanish galleon at sea
Spanish galleon, an improved caravel three times longer than wide, used in the 1500s and 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: South Street docks in New York City, 1870s

South Street docks in New York City, 1870s
Merchant ships unloading along South Street, New York City, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Puritans attempting to leaving England, early 1600s

Puritans attempting to leaving England, early 1600s
Departure of the Puritans halted by English authorities, early 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Barbary Pirates threatening US commander Stephen Decatur

Barbary Pirates threatening US commander Stephen Decatur
Commodore Stephen Decaturs life saved in a shipboard battle off Algeria. Color lithograph

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Napoleon goes aboard the Northumberland for his journey to St Helena, 8 August 1815, (c1850)

Napoleon goes aboard the Northumberland for his journey to St Helena, 8 August 1815, (c1850). Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) surrendered to a British naval officer

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Entrance to Regents Canal Dock, Limehouse, London, 1828. Artist: Frederick James Havell

Entrance to Regents Canal Dock, Limehouse, London, 1828. Artist: Frederick James Havell
Entrance to Regents Canal Dock, Limehouse, London, 1828. View with boats and crew on Regents Canal and figures on the dockside

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: The Embarkation of Henry VIII at Dover c1540

The Embarkation of Henry VIII at Dover c1540
The Embarkation at Dover c1540. Henry VIII and his fleet setting sail from Dover to Calais on 31 May 1520 on the way to meet Francis I at The Field of Cloth of Gold

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Caernarvon Bridges

Caernarvon Bridges
The Menai Suspension Bridge, designed by Thomas Telford, and the Britannia Tubular Bridge, designed by Robert Stephenson, between mainland Wales and Anglesey. Original Artwork: Lithograph by Picken

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Italy, Lerici Castle (La Spezia), 1852, watercolor

Italy, Lerici Castle (La Spezia), 1852, watercolor
Italy, 19th century. Lerici Castle (La Spezia). Watercolour, 1852

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Brooklyn Bridge when newly opened, 1883

Brooklyn Bridge when newly opened, 1883
Brooklyn Bridge over the East River, looking toward Manhattan, 1883. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Rock of Gibraltar in the British Empire

Rock of Gibraltar in the British Empire
British troops occupying Gibraltar, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Moshulu Sailing Ship, Penns Landing, Waterfront District, Philadelphia

Moshulu Sailing Ship, Penns Landing, Waterfront District, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America, North America

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: Arrival of Aeneas in Italy, the Dawn of the Roman Empire, (c1620-1680?). Artist: Claude Lorrain

Arrival of Aeneas in Italy, the Dawn of the Roman Empire, (c1620-1680?). Artist: Claude Lorrain
Arrival of Aeneas in Italy, the Dawn of the Roman Empire, (c1620-c1680?). Aeneas, hero of Troy, son of Anchises and Aphrodite (Venus)

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: SS Endurance leaving Millwall Docks

SS Endurance leaving Millwall Docks
August 01, 1914: Irish explorer Sir Ernest Shackletons ship SS Endurance after leaving Millwall Docks, bound for the Antarctic. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: BARQUENTINE, 1871. The English barquentine Waterwitch, built in 1871

BARQUENTINE, 1871. The English barquentine Waterwitch, built in 1871

Background imageSailing Ship Collection: SHIPS: HMS VICTORIA. HMS Victoria, launched in 1859, the last British wooden

SHIPS: HMS VICTORIA. HMS Victoria, launched in 1859, the last British wooden three-decker 1st rate ship-of-the-line, and flagship of the Mediterranean Fleet from 1864-67



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"Sailing Ship: A Timeless Journey through History's Seas" Embarking on a voyage, a sailing ship braves the elements with unwavering endurance in the pack ice, resembling a billowy sea. Just like the Bayeux Tapestry portraying the Norman Conquest, this vessel carries stories of conquest and exploration. In 1620, the Mayflower sailed across treacherous waters as Pilgrims sought new beginnings. Witnessing their arrival at Plymouth, we glimpse hope and resilience etched into history's pages. Centuries earlier, Marco Polo left Venice in the 1300s aboard his ship to embark on an extraordinary adventure that would shape our understanding of distant lands. JMW Turner captures Whitby's picturesque scene in 1824; his brushstrokes immortalize a sailing ship gracefully gliding upon shimmering waves. The bow of Sir Ernest Shackleton's exploratory vessel SS Endurance stands tall against icy challenges—an emblem of bravery amidst adversity. The Battle of Trafalgar comes alive on canvas—a majestic spectacle where mighty ships engage in fierce combat for supremacy over vast seas. HMS Terror sets sail during an Arctic expedition in 1836-37—its crew venturing into uncharted territories with courage and determination as their guiding stars. Silhouetted against a breathtaking sunset, a Viking ship emerges from ancient tales—its sails billowing proudly as it navigates mythical realms and legendary adventures. At sea once more, another Viking ship cuts through crashing waves—a testament to their seafaring prowess and indomitable spirit that echoes throughout time. Under moonlit skies at Portsmouth Dockyard lies HMS Victory—the embodiment of naval might and historical significance—an enduring symbol of Britain's maritime heritage.