Ships and the Sea

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Victorian illustration to download showing men making a huge metal boiler for a steamship.

Victorian illustration to download showing a scene from the Crimean War. The Royal Horse Artillery disembark from a ship at…

Victorian illustration to download showing men in the mast house of a shipyard constructing a mast for a sailing ship,…

Victorian illustration to download showing a floating tidal mill on a river. Below decks is a wheel, or screw propeller,…

Victorian illustration to download showing a fishing boat, a Yarmouth lugger, fishing for herring in rough seas. The crew haul…

Victorian illustration showing two ships in a serious accident in a narrow dock. They have jammed together, both ships are…

Victorian illustration showing a large ship in the New Thames Graving Docks. The ship is supported on a pontoon which…

The paying-out machine for laying the Atlantic Telegraph cable stands on the deck of HMS Agamemnon, 1858. A wooden structure…

A large group of fisher girls and fishermen walk back up a beach at low tide. The girls carry baskets…

The tiny sailing boat 'City of Ragusa' crosses the Atlantic in 1870. The windmill at her stern powers a propeller.

Passengers with luggage and baskets gather on the landing stage to board the New Holland paddle steamer ferry across the…

Huge blocks of ice 2 feet thick block the river Thames at London Bridge, February 1870.

Fishermen in a rowing boat fish for whitebait in the river Thames using a small net.

Inauguration of new lifeboat at Sunderland, 1858

Illustration to download showing a picture of nine crabs feeding on a fish washed up on a stormy shore.

Victorian picture showing 18th-century sailors, both officers and men.

Victorian picture showing a fishing village at night.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of an air balloon ascending over the sea at sunset, having been launched…

Charming Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a man carving a portrait of a toddler to make a…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of boys in naval uniform at a music class below decks on a…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of three men steering themselves through the sea wearing the Boyton swimming apparatus,…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of Thames barges racing under full sail. Spectators watch from paddle steamers and…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a ship being unloaded. A winch brings crates of cargo up on…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a mother and child on a jetty waving goodbye to their father/husband…

Charming Victorian picture showing fisherman sitting in his boat with his arm round his daughter (or granddaughter).