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Steamship Collection

"Embarking on a Journey through Time: The Magnificent World of Steamships" Step back in time and witness the awe-inspiring era of steamships

Background imageSteamship Collection: Isambard Kingdom Brunel Standing Before the Launching Chains of the Great Eastern

Isambard Kingdom Brunel Standing Before the Launching Chains of the Great Eastern, 1857, printed 1863-64

Background imageSteamship Collection: Advertisment for the White Star Line, 1876 (printed paper)

Advertisment for the White Star Line, 1876 (printed paper)
TPG440681 Advertisment for the White Star Line, 1876 (printed paper) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageSteamship Collection: Great Western Steam Ship, 1838

Great Western Steam Ship, 1838
Hand-coloured engraving with aquatint depicting port side profile view of the SS Great Western. Vessel appears to be leaving Bristol, with buildings and church towers behind her

Background imageSteamship Collection: Plan of ship SS Great Britain

Plan of ship SS Great Britain
Illustrations showing a side cutaway view and an overhead view of Brunel's steamship SS Great Britain, launched in 1843. Date: 1845

Background imageSteamship Collection: The SS Great Britain in Table Bay, 1852

The SS Great Britain in Table Bay, 1852
Marine painting, seascape, SS Great Britain entering harbour at Cape Town, South Africa, accompanied by pilot boat. By artist John Wilson, 1854

Background imageSteamship 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 imageSteamship Collection: Le Grand Salon onboard SS Normandie

Le Grand Salon onboard SS Normandie
Le Grand Salon of the luxurious French liner SS Normandie Date: 1935

Background imageSteamship 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 imageSteamship Collection: Sydney Bridge Under Construction

Sydney Bridge Under Construction
It took over 2, 000 men eight years to build the landmark bridge and cost £ 4.2 million. Six million hand driven rivets and 53, 000 tonnes of steel were used for the build

Background imageSteamship Collection: RMS Orvieto - Orient Line Steamer

RMS Orvieto - Orient Line Steamer
The Royal Mail Ship Orvieto was a steamer of the Orient Line engaged in the passenger trade between England and Australia

Background imageSteamship Collection: The RMS Aquitania (Cunard Line) in the Port of Liverpool

The RMS Aquitania (Cunard Line) in the Port of Liverpool. Date: 1930

Background imageSteamship Collection: P&O Liner Chusan

P&O Liner Chusan. circa 1949

Background imageSteamship Collection: Cunard Line - Ivernia, off New Brighton, c1910. Creator: Unknown

Cunard Line - Ivernia, off New Brighton, c1910. Creator: Unknown
Cunard Line - Ivernia, off New Brighton, c1910. The British ocean liner SS Ivernia, launched in 1899, was owned by the Cunard Line and built by Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson of Newcastle upon Tyne

Background imageSteamship Collection: Paddle steamer La Marguerite

Paddle steamer La Marguerite, off Penmaenmawr, with Great Orme in the distance. Date: circa 1907

Background imageSteamship Collection: RMS Olympic, cruise ship of the White Star Line, WW1

RMS Olympic, cruise ship of the White Star Line, WW1
RMS Olympic, cruise ship of the White Star Line, seen here from a seaplane whilst on war service during WW1. Date: 1914-1918

Background imageSteamship 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 imageSteamship Collection: N. Y. K. Line - M. S. Heiyo Maru

N. Y. K. Line - M. S. Heiyo Maru
N.Y.K. Line (Nippon Yusen Kaish) - M.S. Heiyo Maru. Date: 1938

Background imageSteamship Collection: Arrival of the Queen Mary - New York - after maiden voyage

Arrival of the Queen Mary - New York - after maiden voyage
Arrival of the Queen Mary after her maiden voyage, in New York. America. Photograph. August 8th 1938. Date: 1938

Background imageSteamship Collection: Royal Iris Ferry Steamer

Royal Iris Ferry Steamer
The Royal Iris, the Wallasey to Cheshire Ferry steamer. This is the successor to the vessel of the same name which became famous during World War One. Date: 1950s

Background imageSteamship Collection: Hole torn in the hull of RMS Olympic after the collision with HMS Hawke in the Solent, 1911

Hole torn in the hull of RMS Olympic after the collision with HMS Hawke in the Solent, 1911
Hole torn in the hull of RMS Olympic after the collision with HMS Hawke in the Solent, 20th September 1911. The collision took place as Olympic

Background imageSteamship Collection: RMS Lucania steamship

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

Background imageSteamship Collection: RMS Chitral, cruise ship of the P&O Line as troop ship, WW2

RMS Chitral, cruise ship of the P&O Line as troop ship, WW2
RMS Chitral, cruise ship of the P&O Line as troop ship during WW2. Date: 1943

Background imageSteamship Collection: Paddle steamer Medway Queen, Sheerness, Kent

Paddle steamer Medway Queen, Sheerness, Kent
Paddle steamer Medway Queen, arriving at Sheerness-on-Sea, Kent. During the Second World War she acted as a minesweeper, and made seven evacuation trips from Dunkirk in 1940, rescuing 7000 men

Background imageSteamship Collection: MV Britannic - Cunard White Star transatlantic ocean liner

MV Britannic - Cunard White Star transatlantic ocean liner. During World War II she was used to transport troops, carrying 173, 550 people. Date: circa 1936

Background imageSteamship Collection: The Harwich-Zeebrugge Train Ferry, c1930. Creator: Unknown

The Harwich-Zeebrugge Train Ferry, c1930. Creator: Unknown
The Harwich-Zeebrugge Train Ferry, c1930. From " The Wonder Book of Ships", edited by Harry Golding. [Ward, Lock & Co. Limited, London and Melbourne, ]

Background imageSteamship Collection: GPO map of Mail Steamship Routes

GPO map of Mail Steamship Routes. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageSteamship Collection: Cross-section of Aquitania steamship

Cross-section of Aquitania steamship
Cross-section of the RMS Aquitania Cunard Line ocean liner, designed by Leonard Peskett and built by John Brown & Company in Clydebank, Scotland

Background imageSteamship Collection: The R. M. S. Berengaria entering harbour

The R. M. S. Berengaria entering harbour
The R.M.S. Berengaria of the Cunard line (originally launched as the S.S. Imperator for the Hamburg-America line in 1912) entering harbour in the 1930s. It was scrapped in 1938. Date: 1930s

Background imageSteamship Collection: The passenger liner, SS Vulcania of the Italian Cosulich Line. January 1929

The passenger liner, SS Vulcania of the Italian Cosulich Line. January 1929

Background imageSteamship Collection: Sailing poster for the SS Great Britain, 14 December 1871

Sailing poster for the SS Great Britain, 14 December 1871
A sailing poster for the SS Great Britain, advertising the ship to leave Liverpool for Melbourne on 14 December 1871

Background imageSteamship Collection: Twin Steam-Ship

Twin Steam-Ship
August 1875: The twin steamship Castalia a catamaran type passenger ship carrying passengers from Dover to Calais, seen from the bows. Original Publication: The Graphic - The Channel Passage - pub

Background imageSteamship Collection: RMS Olympic, White Star Line cruise ship, Southampton

RMS Olympic, White Star Line cruise ship, Southampton
RMS Olympic, White Star Line cruise ship, leaving Southampton, with people watching from the quay. early 20th century

Background imageSteamship Collection: Poster by Sebille - Chemins de fer de l etat - Paris, Havre, New York - ? TopFoto

Poster by Sebille - Chemins de fer de l etat - Paris, Havre, New York - ? TopFoto

Background imageSteamship Collection: Launch of SS Great Eastern, 1857

Launch of SS Great Eastern, 1857
Album of photographs relating to the construction of SS Great Eastern. Black & white photograph, features IK Brunel, Henry Wakefield, J. Scott Russell and Lord Derby

Background imageSteamship Collection: Cunard Liner RMS Aquitania arriving into New York, USA

Cunard Liner RMS Aquitania arriving into New York, USA
Cunard Line Ocean Liner RMS Aquitania arriving into New York, USA. Launched on 21st April 1913 and sailed on her maiden voyage to New York on 30th May 1914

Background imageSteamship Collection: Paddle Steamer Southampton, at Southampton

Paddle Steamer Southampton, at Southampton
Paddle Steamer Southampton of the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company, at Southampton, with passengers on deck. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageSteamship Collection: RMS Queen Elizabeth, Cunard ocean liner, 20th century

RMS Queen Elizabeth, Cunard ocean liner, 20th century. Built by John Brown & Co at Clydebank, the Queen Elizabeth was the worlds largest ocean liner when she was launched in 1938

Background imageSteamship Collection: WW1 - The torpedoing of the RMS Falaba, 28th March 1915

WW1 - The torpedoing of the RMS Falaba, 28th March 1915
WW1 - A view from on board the RMS Falaba, showing the German U-Boat U-28 alongside it. The liner tried its best to escape, but the British steamship was torpedoed and sunk by the submarine

Background imageSteamship Collection: Queen Mary Ocean Liner, whistles used for signalling

Queen Mary Ocean Liner, whistles used for signalling
Queen Marys three giant whistles two on the fore funnel and one on the midships funnel, were fitted. Each were seven feet in length, and could be heard five miles away, but so low pitched

Background imageSteamship Collection: Queen Mary Ocean Liner, at Southampton

Queen Mary Ocean Liner, at Southampton
Reaching Southampton the Queen Mary docked in an enormous King George V graving drydock, ready for its maiden voyage to New York in May 1936

Background imageSteamship Collection: Queen Mary Ocean liner 1936

Queen Mary Ocean liner 1936
Front cover of Weekly Illustrated Magazine showing Queen Mary Ocean liner at Clydebank, Scotland, built by John Brown & Company Scotland. Now permanently moored at Long Beach, California, USA. 1936

Background imageSteamship Collection: Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, Whaleback ship - Poe Docks

Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, Whaleback ship - Poe Docks
Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, Whaleback ship leaving Poe Docks. A whaleback was a type of cargo steamship of unique design

Background imageSteamship Collection: STEAMSHIP: AFRICA. The Cunard Line steamship, SS Africa. Engraving, American, 1889

STEAMSHIP: AFRICA. The Cunard Line steamship, SS Africa. Engraving, American, 1889

Background imageSteamship Collection: Jamaica Travel Poster, 1910 (lithograph)

Jamaica Travel Poster, 1910 (lithograph)
2622434 Jamaica Travel Poster, 1910 (lithograph) by American School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Vintage Jamaica travel poster; color lithograph)

Background imageSteamship Collection: Shipping in the Pool of London: A Vista from London Bridge to Tower Bridge, c1935

Shipping in the Pool of London: A Vista from London Bridge to Tower Bridge, c1935. Barges on the River Thames. From " Wonderful London, Volume 1", edited by Arthur St John Adcock

Background imageSteamship Collection: HMS Shannon

HMS Shannon, view of the armoured cruiser, taken from the fighting top, shows the deck and some of the chief guns. Built in Chatham Dockyard, England, fro the Royal Navy in the mid-1900s

Background imageSteamship Collection: The Aberdeen Line T. S. S. Marathon ocean liner

The Aberdeen Line T. S. S. Marathon ocean liner
The Aberdeen Line T.S.S. ( Turbine Steam Ship ) Marathon ocean liner. Date: 1912

Background imageSteamship Collection: SS Anselm of the Booth Steamship Company

SS Anselm of the Booth Steamship Company
SS Anselm, a British turbine steamship of the Booth Steamship Company. Flying both the English and Brazilian flags - hinting at the standard route of passage for this particular vessel



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"Embarking on a Journey through Time: The Magnificent World of Steamships" Step back in time and witness the awe-inspiring era of steamships, where engineering marvels ruled the seas. Isambard Kingdom Brunel's vision comes to life as he stands proudly before the launching chains of the Great Eastern, a true testament to human ingenuity. Explore the intricate plan of SS Great Britain, a ship that revolutionized maritime travel with its iron hull and screw propeller. Witness history being built as Sydney Bridge takes shape under construction, connecting land and sea in an extraordinary feat of architecture. Marvel at RMS Orvieto, an Orient Line Steamer exuding elegance and luxury as it gracefully glides through tranquil waters. Behold the grandeur of RMS Aquitania in Liverpool's bustling port, showcasing Cunard Line's commitment to opulence and sophistication. P&O Liner Chusan beckons adventurers with promises of exotic destinations and unforgettable voyages across vast oceans. Ivernia, another jewel from Cunard Line, captures hearts off New Brighton with her timeless beauty against a picturesque backdrop. Experience nostalgia aboard La Marguerite paddle steamer - relish in its charming allure while cruising along serene riverbanks. Amidst WW1 turmoil, RMS Olympic emerges as a beacon of hope; this White Star Line cruise ship symbolizes resilience amidst adversity. Board Royal Iris Ferry Steamer for delightful excursions across shimmering waters - enjoy breathtaking views while indulging in leisurely moments onboard. Bid farewell to familiar shores as SS Endurance leaves Millwall Docks on an epic expedition into uncharted territories. Discover M. S. Heiyo Maru from N. Y. K. Line - witness innovation unfold as this majestic vessel defies boundaries on global trade routes. From visionary engineers to luxurious liners that captured imaginations worldwide, steamships epitomize an era where adventure met technology head-on.