Ships and the Sea

Victorian pictures illustrating fishing boats, fishermen, fish markets, fishwives; historical ships, sea battles, sailors and naval men; storms, lighthouses, lifeboats; whaling; quays and harbours; and more ... 


 

American warship, the MerrimacAmerican warship, the Merrimac

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of an American warship, the Merrimac, a steam frigate, c1855.

 


 

Attempt to swim the English Channel by Captain Webb, 1875Attempt to swim the English Channel by Captain Webb, 1875

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of Captain Webb drinking coffee during his attempt to swim the English Channel in 1875.

 


 

Balloon Ascent from the SeaBalloon Ascent from the Sea

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

 


 

Barge on the River Aire, LeedsBarge on the River Aire, Leeds

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a barge beside a quay on the River Aire in Leeds, Yorkshire.

 


 

Battle at Sea, 16th CenturyBattle at Sea, 16th Century

Victorian picture showing a battle between two 16th-century warships.

 


 

Battle at Sea, 18th CenturyBattle at Sea, 18th Century

Victorian picture showing an illustration of a battle at sea in the 18th century.

 


 

Battle between Crusader and Saracen ShipsBattle between Crusader and Saracen Ships

Victorian picture showing a battle between crusader and saracen ships.

 


 

Beached BoatBeached Boat

Lighthearted Victorian picture showing two men talking beside a boat on a beach with a woman sitting beyond.

 


 

Below Decks, Nelson EraBelow Decks, Nelson Era

Victorian picture showing a scene below decks at the time of Nelson.

 


 

Boatman, JaffaBoatman, Jaffa

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a boatman moored at Jaffa.

 


 

Boy and Dog in Rowing BoatBoy and Dog in Rowing Boat

Charming Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a boy (a fisher lad?) in a rowing boat with his pet dog.

 


 

Boy in Sailor Suit on a QuayBoy in Sailor Suit on a Quay

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

 


 

Boys learn rope splicingBoys learn rope splicing

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

 


 

Carving a Ship's FigureheadCarving a Ship's Figurehead

Charming Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a man carving a portrait of a toddler to make a ship's figurehead.

 


 

Children on beach listen to a fisherman's taleChildren on beach listen to a fisherman's tale

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of five children on a beach listening to a story told by a fisherman.

 


 

Coastguard wearing lifejacketCoastguard wearing lifejacket

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

 


 

Coastguard writes the logCoastguard writes the log

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

 


 

Coastguards signal using semaphoreCoastguards signal using semaphore

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

 


 

Conwy CastleConwy Castle

Victorian picture showing Conwy Castle, Wales.

 


 

Court martial: naval captain is acquittedCourt martial: naval captain is acquitted

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a court martial. A naval captain has just been acquitted; an admiral hands him back his sword. This was Captain Thrupp of the Megaera, acquitted of the loss of his ship in 1871.

 


 

Crab Fishermen in Rough SeaCrab Fishermen in Rough Sea

Victorian picture to download showing a drawing of two crab fishermen in rough sea.

 


 

Crabs eating FishCrabs eating Fish

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

 


 

Deep sea diver and diving bellDeep sea diver and diving bell

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a deep sea diver in a diving bell that covers his head and chest.

 


 

Deep Sea DiversDeep Sea Divers

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of three deep sea divers in diving suits and metal helmets on board ship preparing for a dive.

 


 

Deep-Sea Diver at WorkDeep-Sea Diver at Work

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

 


 

Dining at Sea in a StormDining at Sea in a Storm

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

 


 

Diving bell - construction of Thames TunnelDiving bell - construction of Thames Tunnel

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a diving bell used in the construction of the Thames Tunnel (built by Marc and Isambard Kingdom Brunel, 1824-43) being lowered from a boat.

 


 

Eddystone Light InteriorEddystone Light Interior

Victorian picture showing the interior of the Eddystone Lighthouse.

 


 

Emigrant family on sailing shipEmigrant family on sailing ship

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of an emigrant family bidding farewell to Britain from the deck of a sailing ship.

 


 

Emigrants on ship sight landEmigrants on ship sight land

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of emigrant families on the deck of a sailing ship sighting land. Some point and look through telescopes.

 





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