Ships and the Sea

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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

Victorian picture to download showing a drawing of a foghorn on a cliff top.

Victorian picture showing a lighthouse in a violent storm, with a shipwreck.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of young boys high up on the mast of a sailing ship reefing…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of pearl divers and their boat.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of two women inside a fisherman's cottage. Fish are hanging on a string…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of three sailors patrolling a ship at night while the crew sleep in…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a coastguard wearing a bulky lifejacket made of blocks of cork.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of the Wicklow Head lighthouse, which was powered by gas in the 1860s;…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a disastrous fire at a warehouse beside a quay on the river…

Victorian picture showing a portrait of an old seaman.

Victorian picture showing a pontifical galley.

Victorian illustration to download showing a dramatic picture of whaling.

Light-hearted Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of people dining at sea during a storm, with food and drink…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a fisherman mending his boat.

Dramatic Victorian illustration showing a picture of a man at the bow of a whaling vessel harpooning a whale.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of two coastguards signalling using the semaphore system - two flags in various…