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Brunel's SS Great Britain, 2012 : 43 photos of Brunel's revolutionary steamship, the first built of iron and the first powered by a propellor. When launched at Bristol in 1843 she was the biggest ship in the world. She was designed for the North Atlantic, but spent most of her career on the Australia run. In 1886 storm damage forced her into Port Stanley in the Falkland Islands, and there she remained as a hulk until 1970 when she was returned to Bristol.  There are also photos of other historic Bristol ships, including the replica of Matthew in which John Cabot discovered Newfoundland in 1497.

Brunel's SS Great Britain, 2012

andrewstransport

43 photos of Brunel's revolutionary steamship, the first built of iron ...

Updated: Aug 04, 2013 8:19am PST

Royal Navy, Devonport, 1999 : Nine photos of ships in Devonport dockyard in 1999.

Royal Navy, Devonport, 1999

andrewstransport

Nine photos of ships in Devonport dockyard in 1999.

Updated: Jul 03, 2013 10:47pm PST

Liverpool ships, 2013 : 18 photos of working and historic ships and boats.

Liverpool ships, 2013

andrewstransport

18 photos of working and historic ships and boats.

Updated: Jun 30, 2013 1:45am PST

SIGHT SEEING BOATS OF THE RIVER SPREE BERLIN. : September 2010.

SIGHT SEEING BOATS OF THE RIVER SPREE...

Transportmedia

September 2010.

Updated: Jun 28, 2013 9:37am PST

Queen Elizabeth 2 cruise, 2008 : 114 photos of a 2008 cruise on QE2 from Southampton to Norway and Spitsbergen.

Queen Elizabeth 2 cruise, 2008

andrewstransport

114 photos of a 2008 cruise on QE2 from Southampton to Norway and Spit ...

Updated: Jun 15, 2013 10:49pm PST

Waverley and other paddle steamers : 35 photos of the world's last sea-going paddle steamer, and eleven of her consorts and other paddlers.  Waverley was built in Glasgow in 1947, and sailed on the Clyde until withdrawn in 1973.  She was bought - for just £1.00! - by the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society, who continue to own her.  Waverley was extensively rebuilt in two stages in 2000 and 2003, and today cruises around the British coast in the summer season.

Waverley and other paddle steamers

andrewstransport

35 photos of the world's last sea-going paddle steamer, and eleven of ...

Updated: Jun 02, 2013 7:02am PST

Liverpool: Battle of the Atlantic victory commemoration, 2013 : 20 photos of ships which visited Liverpool in May 2013 to commemorate victory in the Battle of the Atlantic.  In May 1943, the Germans had been forced to withdraw their U-boats from the Atlantic after suffering unsustainable losses. The battle was fought between merchant ships bringing supplies to Britain and their naval escorts, and German ships, aircraft and, above all, submarines trying to sink them.  It was the longest campaign of World War 2, starting the day after war broke out on 3 September 1939 when the liner Athenia was torpedoed without warning, and continuing almost until the German surrender on 8 May 1945. Some 2300 merchant ships were sunk, most by U-boats, with the loss of about 30,000 lives. Many Royal Navy sailors and Royal Air Force airmen, and their Allies, especially Canadian, also died, as did 20,000 U-boat crewmen.

Liverpool: Battle of the Atlantic vic...

andrewstransport

20 photos of ships which visited Liverpool in May 2013 to commemorate ...

Updated: Jun 02, 2013 4:49am PST

USS New Jersey, 2010 : 31 photos of this 57,000 ton, 32 knot Iowa class battleship, commissioned in 1943 and now preserved in her name state.  The Iowas were.doubtedly the ultimate development of the big gun ship.

USS New Jersey, 2010

andrewstransport

31 photos of this 57,000 ton, 32 knot Iowa class battleship, commissio ...

Updated: May 25, 2013 12:28pm PST

Royal Navy, Portland, 1990 : 12 photos of warships at the base, which closed in 1995.

Royal Navy, Portland, 1990

andrewstransport

12 photos of warships at the base, which closed in 1995.

Updated: Mar 14, 2013 10:22am PST

HMS Trincomalee, Hartlepool, 2010 : Trincomalee is one of two Leda class frigates built for the Rpyal Navy by the East India Company in Bombay (now Mumbai).  She was built of teak, a highly durable timber which largely accounts for her survival.  Trincomalee was launched in 1817, 12 years after Trafalgar and the death of Nelson. and was designed to carry 46 guns.  She was not commissioned until 1847, when her obsolescence was offset by the good condition of her teak hull.  She served in the north and south Atlantic, and the Caribbean, and then in the Pacific.  In 1860 Trincomalee became a drill ship, and was then a youth training ship until 1986.  Restoration began the following year and was completed in 2005.  Trincomalee is now the oldest ship afloat in Europe, and still retains over 60% of her original timber.

HMS Trincomalee, Hartlepool, 2010

andrewstransport

Trincomalee is one of two Leda class frigates built for the Rpyal Navy ...

Updated: Mar 05, 2013 8:15am PST