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 showing a scene below decks at the time of Nelson.

Victorian picture showing a drawing of a young women and a boy in a sailor suit talking to a seafarer…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of two sailors dancing a hornpipe.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a deep-sea diver at work beneath the sea wearing a large round…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a Thames barge moored at Old Hammersmith Bridge, London.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of smugglers waiting in a rocky cave on the seashore.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a lighthouse keeper wearing a sou'wester raising signal flags at the top…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of two young boys on a training ship learning how to splice rope.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of two families on the deck of a large yacht. One woman holds…

Victorian picture showing Nelson's ship, the Victory.

Victorian picture showing a Tudor warship (early 16th century).

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a lighthouse at night, its light attracting flocks of migrating birds.

Victorian illustration to download showing Greek sponge fishermen in their boat.

Beautifully drawn Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of fishermen's cottages nestling under a cliff with a woman sitting…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of Captain Webb drinking coffee during his attempt to swim the English Channel…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a coastguard captain in his office writing up the daily log.