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Sailing vessels

Choose from 40 pictures in our Catching the wind collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. All professionally made for Quick Shipping. We are proud to offer this selection in partnership with Historic England.


The Preussen DAR_P01 Featured Catching the wind Print

The Preussen DAR_P01

The German schooner The Preussen, run aground in St Margaret's Bay, Kent. The Preussen was the largest sailing vessel in the world at the time of her loss in November 1910. She collided with the SS Brighton on the morning of 06 November 1910. She managed to anchor off Dungeness, but the cables parted and she was driven out to sea. Tugs then towed her towards Dover, but she ran ashore off St Margaret's Bay. Between 04-11 January 1911 gales caused her to break in two. Photographed in November 1910 by Annette Evelyn Darwall

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Gloucester Docks c.1880 CC53_00092 Featured Catching the wind Print

Gloucester Docks c.1880 CC53_00092

GLOUCESTER DOCKS, Gloucestershire. The Gloucester and Sharpness Canal was built to specifications that allowed ocean going vessels to reach Gloucester, despite its distance from the sea. This allowed Gloucester to compete with coastal docks in the 19th century, as this picture shows, and it had a profound effect on the commercial aspects of the town. Photographed by Sydney Pitcher, c. 1880

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Cutty Sark AA065184 Featured Catching the wind Print

Cutty Sark AA065184

CUTTY SARK, Greenwich, London. A detail view of the stern of the Cutty Sark by night, showing her decorative name plate and rudder. The Cutty Sark, the most famous extreme tea clipper of her age, was finally moored in dry dock at Greenwich in 1954, and opened as a museum in 1957. Photograph 1955-1965, John Gay

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