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Embark on a journey through time and oceans with the Union-Castle Line, known as the 'Kiss of the Oceans

Background imageShipping Collection: Kiss of the Oceans - Atlantic meets Pacific - Panama Canal

Kiss of the Oceans - Atlantic meets Pacific - Panama Canal
The Kiss of the Oceans - The Atlantic meets the Pacific due to the construction of The Panama Canal - A lovely allegorical card relating to this phenomenal engineering project

Background imageShipping Collection: Anchor Line Poster

Anchor Line Poster for ship travel between Gibraltar, Egypt and India with an elephant

Background imageShipping Collection: R. M. S. Orcades Orient Line

R. M. S. Orcades Orient Line
R.M.S. Orcades Orient Line

Background imageShipping Collection: The Barry lifeboat RNLB Rachel and Mary Evans at Barry docks. Circa 1961

The Barry lifeboat RNLB Rachel and Mary Evans at Barry docks. Circa 1961

Background imageShipping Collection: Cunard line steamship SS Ascania. 11th August 1958

Cunard line steamship SS Ascania. 11th August 1958

Background imageShipping Collection: R Ms Chusan P and O Line Ocean liners Shipping

R Ms Chusan P and O Line Ocean liners Shipping
R, M, S, Chusan, P, and, O, Line, Ocean, liners, Shipping, Watercolour, painting, J, Nicholson, 12022490

Background imageShipping Collection: Whitby Harbour, Yorkshire

Whitby Harbour, Yorkshire
19th century vintage photograph: Whitby Harbour, Yorkshire, fishing boats in the harbour

Background imageShipping Collection: Ships - Sailing Ships - Penang - June 1935, with sailor at the wheel

Ships - Sailing Ships - Penang - June 1935, with sailor at the wheel

Background imageShipping Collection: Ships: 'Empress of Canada'. August 1948 P005444

Ships: "Empress of Canada". August 1948 P005444
Ships: " Empress of Canada". August 1948 P005444

Background imageShipping Collection: Union-Castle Line

Union-Castle Line
Poster advertising the Union-Castle Line, a shipping line that operated a fleet of passenger liners and freighters between Europe and Africa from 1900 to 1977

Background imageShipping Collection: Union-Castle shipping line poster

Union-Castle shipping line poster
Poster advertising the Union Castle shipping lines services to South and East Africa via the Canary Islands and Madeira featuring a big ship forging through the waves

Background imageShipping Collection: Union-Castle Line poster

Union-Castle Line poster
South and East Africa, Madeira and the Canaries with the Union-Castle Line offering a fast mail service and an address for the head office in Fenchurch Street, London

Background imageShipping Collection: New Zealand travel poster

New Zealand travel poster
Poster produced by the Shaw, Saville and Albion Line advertising their passenger liners to New Zealand via the Panama Canal

Background imageShipping Collection: The wreck of the collier Bessie, with all that remains of the wrecked Vulture in the surf beyond

The wreck of the collier Bessie, with all that remains of the wrecked Vulture in the surf beyond, Carbis Bay, Lelant
A view of the Bessie wrecked at Carbis Bay, broadside to the surf, with the machinery of the Vulture beyond. SS Bessie (ON 49984) was an iron three masted brigantine rigged steamer of 287 tons gross

Background imageShipping Collection: British India Steam Navigation Company Ltd

British India Steam Navigation Company Ltd
A poster advertising the British India Steam Navigation Company, better known as B.I. and its shipping agent Gray Dawes & Co. of London

Background imageShipping Collection: Dewars White Label Whisky shipping ad

Dewars White Label Whisky shipping ad
A crate containing Dewars White Label Scotch whisky " among the distinguished passengers" is lifted on board the Queen Elizabeth ship at quayside in this advertisement. Date: 1949

Background imageShipping Collection: Map of the City of Dublin, 1797

Map of the City of Dublin, 1797
Map of the City of Dublin, Ireland. Published in 1797, this map includes details of the canals being built at the time. Canal Harbour (lower right)

Background imageShipping Collection: D-Day - Supplies pour ashore

D-Day - Supplies pour ashore
A stunning panorama photograph of a French invasion beach with the channel waters thick with US military shipping, as reinforcements

Background imageShipping Collection: White Star Line Poster

White Star Line Poster advertising travel on the worlds largest liner between Southampton and New York

Background imageShipping Collection: Crew of the Barry lifeboat Arthur and Blanche Harris Frederick Batten and Eric Fry (right

Crew of the Barry lifeboat Arthur and Blanche Harris Frederick Batten and Eric Fry (right) at the tiller on board the boat. Standing left is Mr. Emlyn Davies. 14th March 1970

Background imageShipping Collection: A windjammer looming over a London street

A windjammer looming over a London street
Harboured in Dockland - a windjammer looming over a street in by Millwall Dock, London. In the foreground, a woman hangs out washing to dry in a back yard

Background imageShipping Collection: Union-Castle liner

Union-Castle liner
The Windsor Castle, a steamship of the Union-Castle line, recognisable by the lavender hull and red and black funnel

Background imageShipping Collection: Pedro Miguel Locks, Panama Canal, Panama, Central America

Pedro Miguel Locks, Panama Canal, Panama, Central America

Background imageShipping Collection: French Line CGT Poster

French Line CGT Poster showing the Normandie cruise ship travelling from Southampton to New York, advertising an express luxury service on both the Ile de France and the Normandie

Background imageShipping Collection: Hamburg American line passenger ship poster

Hamburg American line passenger ship poster
Bright and graphic poster advertising the Southampton to New York service run by the Hamburg-American company. An enormous passenger liner is depicted with its funnels belching smoke

Background imageShipping Collection: RMS Pendennis castle Union-Castle line

RMS Pendennis castle Union-Castle line

Background imageShipping Collection: The Breaksea Lightship in the Bristol Channel. 22nd December 1954

The Breaksea Lightship in the Bristol Channel. 22nd December 1954

Background imageShipping Collection: British Royal Navy Fleet

British Royal Navy Fleet
The British Empire on the Sea - the Royal Navy depicted en masse during the reign of King George V (1910-1936). Date: circa 1912

Background imageShipping Collection: American Line Poster

American Line Poster advertising cruises from Southampton to New York

Background imageShipping Collection: Cruise ship, dockside, Nassau, Bahamas, West Indies, Central America

Cruise ship, dockside, Nassau, Bahamas, West Indies, Central America

Background imageShipping Collection: Queen Mary 2 on maiden voyage arriving in Sydney Harbour, New South Wales

Queen Mary 2 on maiden voyage arriving in Sydney Harbour, New South Wales, Australia, Pacific

Background imageShipping Collection: Pool of London / Shipping

Pool of London / Shipping
A busy scene on the river Thames in the Pool of London between London Bridge and Tower Bridge; a ship (Cyprian Prince ?) is moored at the riverside

Background imageShipping Collection: Ships at Tilbury Docks

Ships at Tilbury Docks
Four P&O ships at Tilbury Docks, London: (from left to right) Chitral (painted black); Strathnaver ; Strathaird ; Himalaya

Background imageShipping Collection: The P&O cruise ship Canberra returns to Southampton water after service as a troopship

The P&O cruise ship Canberra returns to Southampton water after service as a troopship during the Falklands War. Seen here being welcomed home by an escort of hundreds of little ships July 1982

Background imageShipping Collection: Bishop Rock Lighthouse in a gale

Bishop Rock Lighthouse in a gale
The Bishop Rock Lighthouse in a Force 8 gale. Bishop Rock is a small rock at the westernmost tip of the Isles of Scilly. It is the smallest island in the world to have a building on it

Background imageShipping Collection: Radio Caroline 1967

Radio Caroline 1967

Background imageShipping Collection: RMS Campania steamship

RMS Campania steamship
Photograph of RMS Campania, British ocean line steamship, owned by the Cunard Steamship Line, built by Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company of Govan, Scotland

Background imageShipping Collection: Bristol 156 Beaufighter -flown by Coastal Command with

Bristol 156 Beaufighter -flown by Coastal Command with torpedo and rocket projectile armament The type proved lethally effective against enemy shipping

Background imageShipping Collection: Wallsend-on-Tyne - Shipbuilding

Wallsend-on-Tyne - Shipbuilding and the BP Tanker British Hazel in dock. Date: 1963

Background imageShipping Collection: HMS Jervis Bay, armed merchant cruiser, WW2

HMS Jervis Bay, armed merchant cruiser, WW2
HMS Jervis Bay, an armed merchant cruiser which served during the Second World War. Launched 1922 (as a passenger ship), commissioned for war service 1939

Background imageShipping Collection: Cruise ships docked in Skagway, Southeast Alaska, United States of America, North America

Cruise ships docked in Skagway, Southeast Alaska, United States of America, North America

Background imageShipping Collection: Royal Line poster

Royal Line poster
Poster produced by the Royal Line shipping company claiming to have the fastest service from Britain to Canada, perfect for emigrants anxious to get there quickly!

Background imageShipping Collection: A Busy Morning on the River Mersey, 1891

A Busy Morning on the River Mersey, 1891
OJ22788 A Busy Morning on the River Mersey, 1891 by Krause, Francis (19th century); Private Collection; eAckermann Johnson; German, out of copyright

Background imageShipping Collection: Govan Shipbuilders Ltd was a British shipbuilding company based on the River Clyde at

Govan Shipbuilders Ltd was a British shipbuilding company based on the River Clyde at Glasgow in Scotland. It operated the former Fairfield Shipyard

Background imageShipping Collection: Gousse Arsene, 27, deck swabber on the Pierre Guillaumat, a 555, 000 ton Cargo Ship

Gousse Arsene, 27, deck swabber on the Pierre Guillaumat, a 555, 000 ton Cargo Ship. OPS Him riding a bicycle on the huge deck of the super-tanker. 24th January 1980

Background imageShipping Collection: EyeUbiquitous_20122152

EyeUbiquitous_20122152
Ireland, County Antrim, Belfast, Queens Island, Harland and Wolff cranes Samson and Goliath

Background imageShipping Collection: Wreck of the French brigantine Angele of Boulogne, Doom bar, Padstow, Cornwall

Wreck of the French brigantine Angele of Boulogne, Doom bar, Padstow, Cornwall. Wrecked on 13th November 1911
A view of the wreck of the French brigantine Angele of Boulogne aground on Doom Bar with the hull beginning to break up. A report of the Inquest held at Minver Farm, St Enodoc

Background imageShipping Collection: Fishing boat in rough sea approaching the Camel Estuary, Padstow, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Fishing boat in rough sea approaching the Camel Estuary, Padstow, Cornwall. Early 1900s
Identified in J. Bartletts Ships of North Cornwall, 1996, as A Lowestoft sailing trawler running for Padstow under reduced canvas past Stepper Point, with Pentire in the background"



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Embark on a journey through time and oceans with the Union-Castle Line, known as the 'Kiss of the Oceans. ' From the majestic Panama Canal where the Atlantic meets Pacific, to the treacherous Bishop Rock Lighthouse standing tall amidst a gale, it has always been an adventure. Step aboard with British India Steam Navigation Company Ltd and experience luxury at sea. Let your imagination set sail with captivating Union-Castle Line posters that entice you to explore new horizons. Raise your glass to maritime legends while enjoying Dewars White Label Whisky, a favorite amongst sailors. Discover the breathtaking beauty of New Zealand through vintage travel posters that beckon you towards its shores. Witness history unfold as supplies pour ashore during D-Day, showcasing how shipping played a vital role in times of war. Tune into Radio Caroline 1967 and let its waves carry you away on a musical voyage like no other. Take a glimpse into Dublin's past with an enchanting map from 1797, tracing its rich maritime heritage. Shipping is more than just transporting goods; it represents dreams realized and connections forged across vast oceans. It symbolizes exploration, trade, resilience, and unity among nations. So come aboard this timeless adventure called shipping - where stories are written by every wave.