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British Royal NavyCreated by: PICRYLDated: 1939
British man of war at Washington, D.C. H.M.S. York, flagship of the British West Indian Fleet, docks at the Navy Yard at Washington, D.C. She brought Vice Admiral, the Hon. Sir Matthew R. Best, K.C.B., D.S.O., M.V.O., R.N., to Washington where he will be the guest of honor at a round of social functions. This photograph was made from the deck of the Sequoia, the yacht used by President Roosevelt. 103035
Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, the Royal Navy was the largest navy in the world and maintained ascendancy over its rivals through superiority in financing, tactics, training, organization, hygiene, dockyard facilities, logistical support, and warship design and construction. The French Revolutionary Wars and Napoleonic Wars saw the Royal Navy reach a peak of efficiency, dominating the navies of all adversaries, which spent most of the war blockaded in ports.

Between 1815 and 1914, the Navy saw little serious action, owing to the absence of any opponent strong enough to challenge its dominance. Due to British leadership in the Industrial Revolution, unparalleled shipbuilding capacity, and financial resources, British naval warfare underwent a comprehensive transformation, brought by steam propulsion, metal ship construction, and explosive munitions. In 1859, the fleet was estimated to number about 1000 vessels. In 1889, Parliament passed the Naval Defence Act, which formally adopted the 'two-power standard', which stipulated that the Royal Navy should maintain a number of battleships at least equal to the combined strength of the next two largest navies.

During the First World War, the British advantage proved insurmountable, leading the German navy to abandon any attempt to challenge British dominance. The Royal Navy had established a blockade of Germany, closed off access to the English Channel, and mined the North Sea. During the Dardanelles Campaign against the Ottoman Empire in 1915, the Royal Navy suffered heavy losses during an attempt to break through the system of minefields and shore batteries defending the straits.

The most serious danger to the British Navy and merchant fleet came from the attacks of German U-boats. Unrestricted submarine warfare raised the prospect of Britain being starved into submission in 1917. The introduction of convoys brought the U-boat threat under control.

In the inter-war period, the Washington and London Naval Treaties imposed the scrapping of some capital ships and limitations on new construction. The Royal Navy was stripped of much of its power. The re-armament of the Royal Navy restarted in 1932 - with the construction of new battleships and first purpose-built aircraft carriers. At the start of World War II in 1939, the Royal Navy was the largest in the world, with over 1,400 vessels, including 7 aircraft carriers, 15 battleships and battlecruisers.

The Royal Navy suffered heavy losses in the first two years of the war with the most critical struggle of the Atlantic defending Britain's vital commercial supply lines against the U-boat attacks. The Navy was vital in guarding the sea lanes that enabled British forces to fight in North Africa, the Mediterranean, and the Far East. Naval supremacy was essential to amphibious operations such as the invasions of Northwest Africa, Sicily, Italy, and Normandy. By the end of the war the Royal Navy comprised over 4,800 ships, and was the second-largest fleet in the world.

After the Second World War, the increasingly powerful United States Navy took on the former role of the Royal Navy as a global naval power and police force of the sea. The decline of the British Empire and the economic hardships forced the reduction in the size and capability of the Royal Navy.

One of the most important operations conducted by the Royal Navy after the Second World War was the 1982 Falkland Islands War. Despite losing four naval ships, the Royal Navy fought and won a war over 8,000 miles (12,000 km) from Great Britain. The Royal Navy also took part in the Gulf War, the Kosovo conflict, the Afghanistan Campaign, and the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
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An exact prospect of Charlestown, the metropolis of the province of South Carolina

An exact prospect of Charlestown, the metropolis of the province of So...

Print shows a view of the waterfront at Charleston harbor, Charleston, South Carolina, with several ships and small boats in the harbor and men, some with fishing nets, standing on a bit of land in the lower le... more

United States & Macedonian

United States & Macedonian

Preliminary drawing for an oil painting showing the sea battle between the USS United States, under the command of Stephen Decatur, and HMS Macedonian off the coast of Maderia on October 25, 1812. Title from it... more

Struck with the gallantry, skill, and decision, displayed by Sir Philip Bowes Vere Broke, Baronet, K.C.B. Commander of his Majesty's ship, the Shannon, in the attack, boarding, and capture of the American frigate, the Chesapeake ... / manufactured by S. Hougham & Co. ; Henry Meyer execudit.

Struck with the gallantry, skill, and decision, displayed by Sir Phili...

Print shows a design for a silver plateau containing laurels, Nereids, Triton, Neptune, Liberty, Victory, Commerce, and Britannia encircling HMS Shannon at sea. Title from item.

Combat dans la mer du nord, Juin 1696 / peint par Gudin ; gravé par Chavanne.

Combat dans la mer du nord, Juin 1696 / peint par Gudin ; gravé par Ch...

Naval battle between French and British ships in the North Sea.

[Sherard Osborn, lieut., Royal Navy, three-quarter length wood-engraved portrait, seated, facing front]

[Sherard Osborn, lieut., Royal Navy, three-quarter length wood-engrave...

Photo shows a wood engraving of Serard Osborn. Although Osborn had no connection to the Northwest Boundary Survey, he did serve on Belcher's expedition to search for the Franklin Arctic expedition, 1852-1854, o... more

Sebastopol from the sea - sketched from the deck of H.M.S. Sidon / W. Simpson delt. ; T. Picken lith.

Sebastopol from the sea - sketched from the deck of H.M.S. Sidon / W. ...

Print shows sailors and cannons on deck of the H.M.S. Sidon, with a distant view of the forts and other buildings in Sevastopolʹ. Title from item. Plate in: The seat of war in the east : Dedicated by permission... more

Winter quarters of HM ships Resolute and Intrepid 53 & 54 in the pack, there -56 Faht.

Winter quarters of HM ships Resolute and Intrepid 53 & 54 in the pack,...

Drawing shows the British ships Resolute and Intrepid embedded in the ice pack in Melville Sound near the Arctic Ocean in Canada. The British lived in the ships during the winter of 1853 and 1854 and in the sum... more

Saville English Opera Company

Saville English Opera Company

K14810(?) U.S. Copyright Office Color version of poster: POS - TH OPT - .S67, no. 1a (C size). Created by "H.A. Thomas Lith. Studio, 865 Broadway, N.Y.; copyright 1879 by H.A. Thomas." Poster advertising operet... more

H.M.S. Pinafore

H.M.S. Pinafore

Caption: The Captain and sweet little Buttercup. Buttercut: "How sweetly he carols forth his melody to the unconscious moon." Created by "A.S. Seer's Print, N.Y." Poster advertising operetta by Gilbert & Sulli... more

H.M.S. Pinafore Rice's extravaganza combination.

H.M.S. Pinafore Rice's extravaganza combination.

K1665 U.S. Copyright Office Created by "H.A. Thomas Lith. Studio, 865 Broadway, N.Y.; copyright 1879 by H.A. Thomas." Poster advertising operetta by Gilbert & Sullivan. Forms part of: Theatrical poster collecti... more

Saville English Opera Company

Saville English Opera Company

K14810(?) U.S. Copyright Office B&w version of poster: POS - TH OPT - .S67, no. 1 (C size). Created by "H.A. Thomas Lith. Studio, 865 Broadway, N.Y.; copyright 1879 by H.A. Thomas." Poster advertising operettas... more

H.M.S. Pinafore

H.M.S. Pinafore

Poster advertising H.M. Pinafore by Gilbert & Sullivan as performed by children. K12047 U.S. Copyright Office Created and "copyright Metropolitan Litho. Studio, 29 Warren St., N.Y. 1879." J.E. Jackson, agent. F... more

M.M.O.P. H.M.S. Pinafore.

M.M.O.P. H.M.S. Pinafore.

K6997 U.S. Copyright Office Created by "Forbes Co., Boston." Murphy & MacDonough, proprietors. Poster advertising operetta by Gilbert & Sullivan. Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

The African slave-trade - slaves taken from a dhow captured by H.M.S. "Undine"

The African slave-trade - slaves taken from a dhow captured by H.M.S. ...

Print shows African men, women and many children. In the background, two British sailors. Title from item. Illustrated in The Graphic. London, June 7, 1884, p. 548

[Man on ship comparing temperature of the surface of the sea and the air in various parts of the world] / E. Gulland ; Pearson, sc.

[Man on ship comparing temperature of the surface of the sea and the a...

Illus. in: Report on the scientific results of the voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-1876 ..., narrative, vol. 1, second part. Longmans & Co. ..., 1885, diagram 22, p. 1003. Reference copy also... more

Atlantic Ocean. Meridional temperature section. Falkland Islands to the parallel of 35.40'.S. / engraved by Malby & Sons.

Atlantic Ocean. Meridional temperature section. Falkland Islands to th...

Vertical scale of fathoms and horizontal scale of degrees of latitude. Illus. in: Report on the scientific results of the voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-1876 ..., narrative, vol. 1, second pa... more

[Three men on deck of the H.M.S. Challenger studying Medusae, jellyfish] / E. Gulland ; Pearson, sc.

[Three men on deck of the H.M.S. Challenger studying Medusae, jellyfis...

Illus. in: Report on the scientific results of the voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-1876 ..., narrative, vol. 1, second part. London : Longmans & Co. ..., 1885, p. 603. Reference copy also avai... more

Magicienne, English ship

Magicienne, English ship

Date based on Detroit, Catalogue F (1899). "643" on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 05502. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949. Heading(s) in 610 field(s) unverified.

H.M.S. Essex

H.M.S. Essex

Detroit Publishing Co. no. 022817. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

["Osborne", royal yacht]

["Osborne", royal yacht]

Image shows the paddle steamer Royal Yacht of the Royal Navy, the HMY Osborne, participating in a procession to celebrate the opening of the Kiel Canal in Kiel, Germany. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2015) ... more

H.M.S. Australia

H.M.S. Australia

Title from jacket. "Hart," "256," and "1162" on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 32366. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

H.M.S. Tartar

H.M.S. Tartar

Detroit Publishing Co. no. 021125. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

H.M.S. Partridge

H.M.S. Partridge

Detroit Publishing Co. no. 021124. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

H.M.S. Australia

H.M.S. Australia

Detroit Publishing Co. no. 021118. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

H.M.S. Blake

H.M.S. Blake

Detroit Publishing Co. no. 021121. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

H.M.S. Australia

H.M.S. Australia

Detroit Publishing Co. no. 021117. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

H.M.S. Magicienne

H.M.S. Magicienne

Detroit Publishing Co. no. 021123. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

H.M.S. Blake

H.M.S. Blake

Detroit Publishing Co. no. 021120. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

H.M.S. Australia

H.M.S. Australia

Detroit Publishing Co. no. 021116. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

H.M.S. Blake

H.M.S. Blake

"133" on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 021119. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

H.M.S. Magicienne

H.M.S. Magicienne

Detroit Publishing Co. no. 021099. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

H.M.S. Australia

H.M.S. Australia

"910" on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 021115. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

H.M.S. Magicienne

H.M.S. Magicienne

Detroit Publishing Co. no. 021122. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Hull's victory / R.F. Zogbaum.

Hull's victory / R.F. Zogbaum.

American sailors and officers on deck of U.S.S. Constitution during engagement with the H.M.S. Gurrière off the coast of Nova Scotia. 64291 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by Frederick A. Stokes Company. Repro... more

U.S.S. Constitution and H.M.S. Java

U.S.S. Constitution and H.M.S. Java

Photograph of a painting dated Dec. 23, 1812. Detroit Publishing Co. no. M 20017. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

To Sinai via the desert. Statue of Waghorn at Port Tewfik

To Sinai via the desert. Statue of Waghorn at Port Tewfik

Title from: Catalogue of photographs & lantern slides ... [1936?]. Caption on negative: [Sta]tue of Waghorn at Port Tewfik. Date from Matson LOT cards. Photograph taken from Sinai's western coast on the Gulf of... more

Revenge of Sir Francis Drake

Revenge of Sir Francis Drake

Photograph of a painting. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 022812. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

H.M.S. Cumberland

H.M.S. Cumberland

Detroit Publishing Co. no. 022821. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

[Royal Navy armored cruiser arriving in New York, probably at the time of the Portsmouth Peace Conference]

[Royal Navy armored cruiser arriving in New York, probably at the time...

H68996 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by Underwood & Underwood, Nov. 23, 1905. Title devised by Library staff. Type of cruiser identified by a researcher in 2007.

The prison ship "Jersey" ARW ; P. Meeder sc

The prison ship "Jersey" ARW ; P. Meeder sc

Illustration showing the British prison ship "Jersey" anchored in harbor; a rowboat approaching and other ships in the background. Illus. in: The United States of America; a pictorial history of the American na... more

British cruiser Argyle sic (Admiral Seymour's flag ship)

British cruiser Argyle sic (Admiral Seymour's flag ship)

Signs on hill: Grantwood; Edgewater Fulton. "G 6543" on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 022627. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Henry Hudson's Half Moon, 1609

Henry Hudson's Half Moon, 1609

Ship at anchor in Hudson River, N.Y.; Indian canoes approaching. K1957 U.S. Copyright Office. Engraving by S. Hollyer. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Discov... more

Adm. E.S. Poe

Adm. E.S. Poe

Photograph shows Admiral Sir Edmund Samuel Poë (1849-1921) who served in the British Royal Navy. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2012) Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative. Forms p... more

SWIFTSURE -- British

SWIFTSURE -- British

Photograph shows the H.M.S. Swiftsure. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011) Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative. Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congre... more

On British Balloon ship

On British Balloon ship

Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards. Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). General information about the George Grantha... more

TERRIBLE (Brit.)

TERRIBLE (Brit.)

Photograph shows the British Royal Navy cruiser, the H.M.S. Terrible. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011) Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative. Forms part of: George Grantham Ba... more

HMS LEVIATHAN: 14,100 Tons, IHP 30,000

HMS LEVIATHAN: 14,100 Tons, IHP 30,000

Photograph shows the HMS Leviathan, an armoured cruiser of the British Royal Navy. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2012) Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative. Forms part of: George... more

Vice Adm. H.C. St. John

Vice Adm. H.C. St. John

Photograph shows Vice Admiral Henry Craven St. John who served in the British Royal Navy. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011) Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative. This image app... more

British Lion from quarterdeck of MACEDONIAN, 1812

British Lion from quarterdeck of MACEDONIAN, 1812

Photograph shows a British lion from the H.M.S. Macedonian, a frigate of the British Royal Navy that was captured by the U.S. during the War of 1812. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011) Title from data provi... more

Loading Big Gun, British Navy

Loading Big Gun, British Navy

Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards. Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). General information about the George Grantha... more

Admiral William Shepherd Benson, left, with member of British Royal Navy

Admiral William Shepherd Benson, left, with member of British Royal Na...

Date based on date of negatives in same range. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information about the Harris & Ewing Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.hec Temp. note: Batch three.

H.M.S. HOOD

H.M.S. HOOD

Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards. Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). General information about the George Grantha... more

Bellerophon (Brit.)

Bellerophon (Brit.)

Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards. Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). General information about the George Grantha... more

H.M. S. MARS (Brit.)

H.M. S. MARS (Brit.)

Photograph shows the Royal Navy predreadnought battleship. the H.M.S. Mars which saw service in World War I. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011) Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negat... more

Quarterdeck of DREADNOUGHT cleared for action

Quarterdeck of DREADNOUGHT cleared for action

Photograph shows the H.M.S. Dreadnought. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011) Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative. Corresponding print in LOT 11259 is cropped version of negative... more

H.M.S. KING EDWARD VII

H.M.S. KING EDWARD VII

Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards. Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). General information about the George Grantha... more

Adm. Sir Arthur Moore

Adm. Sir Arthur Moore

Photograph shows Admiral Sir Arthur William Moore (1847-1934) who served as an officer of the Royal Navy. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011) Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative... more

Adm. H.J. Carr

Adm. H.J. Carr

Photograph shows Henry John Carr (1839-1914) who served as an officer in the British Royal Navy. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011) Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative. Forms p... more

NEPTUNE, (Brit.)

NEPTUNE, (Brit.)

Photograph shows the H.M.S. Neptune,a Royal Navy dreadnought battleship that served in World War I. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011) Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative. Form... more

VICTORIA & ALBERT (Brit.)

VICTORIA & ALBERT (Brit.)

Photograph shows the H.M.Y. Victoria and Albert III, a Royal Yacht of the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011) Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negati... more

Aeroplane on HIBERNIA (Brit.)

Aeroplane on HIBERNIA (Brit.)

Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards. Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). General information about the George Grantha... more

H.M.S. "Iron Duke"

H.M.S. "Iron Duke"

Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative. Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). General information about the George Grantham Bain Collection is availabl... more

H.M.S. ACHILLES

H.M.S. ACHILLES

Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards. Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). General information about the George Grantha... more

Adm. Sir Cyprian Bridge

Adm. Sir Cyprian Bridge

Photograph shows Admiral Sir Cyprian Arthur George Bridge (1839-1924), an officer in the British Royal Navy. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011) Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the nega... more

Gen. Sir H.S. Jones

Gen. Sir H.S. Jones

Photograph shows General Sir H.S. Jones who served in the British Royal Navy. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011) Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative. This image appeared on the... more

Adm. John Fellowes

Adm. John Fellowes

Photograph shows Vice Admiral Sir John Fellowes, British Royal Navy (1843- 1913). (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011) Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative. Forms part of: George ... more

Adm. Milne

Adm. Milne

Photograph shows Admiral Sir (Archibald) Berkeley Milne, 2nd Baronet GCVO KCB, a senior Royal Navy officer who commanded the Mediterranean Fleet at the outbreak of World War I. (Source: Flickr Commons project, ... more

British Balloon ship

British Balloon ship

Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards. Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). General information about the George Grantha... more

Capt. W.R. Hall

Capt. W.R. Hall

Photograph shows British Admiral William Reginald Hall who became captain of the H.M.S. Queen Mary in 1913 and served as director of Naval Intelligence from 1914 to 1919. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011) ... more

ALBEMARLE

ALBEMARLE

Photograph shows the H.M.S. Albemarle, a battleship of the British Royal Navy which was in service from 1901 to 1919. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011) Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on ... more

COLOSSUS -- Brit

COLOSSUS -- Brit

Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards. Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). General information about the George Grantha... more

H.M. S. Bonaventure (Brit.)

H.M. S. Bonaventure (Brit.)

Photograph shows the H.M.S. Bonaventure, a British Royal Navy cruiser launched in 1892. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011) Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative. Forms part of: G... more

Paying sailors, British Navy

Paying sailors, British Navy

Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards. Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). General information about the George Grantha... more

TERRIBLE (Brit.)

TERRIBLE (Brit.)

Photograph shows the H.M.S. Terrible a cruiser of the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011) Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative. Forms part of: G... more

H.M.S. PRINCESS ROYAL ship

H.M.S. PRINCESS ROYAL ship

Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative. Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). General information about the George Grantham Bain Collection is availabl... more

H.M.S. TRAFALGAR (Brit.)

H.M.S. TRAFALGAR (Brit.)

Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative. Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). General information about the George Grantham Bain Collection is availabl... more

NEW ZEALAND -- Brit

NEW ZEALAND -- Brit

Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards. Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress). General information about the George Grantha... more

EMPRESS OF INDIA, (Brit.)

EMPRESS OF INDIA, (Brit.)

Photograph shows the H.M.S. Empress of India. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011) Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative. Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of... more

MONARCH (Brit.)

MONARCH (Brit.)

Photograph shows the H.M.S. Monarch, a battleship of the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom which served in World War I. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011) Title from provided by the Bain News Service on the ... more

AUDACIOUS

AUDACIOUS

Photograph shows the H.M.S. Audacious warship of the Royal Navy which was sunk by a German mine off the coast of Ireland on October 27, 1914 during World War I. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011) Title from... more

Tiger -- British

Tiger -- British

Photograph shows the eleventh H.M.S. Tiger, a battlecruiser of the British Royal Navy which was launched in 1913 and served in World War I. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2012) Title from data provided by the... more

German U.C. 5, captured by British

German U.C. 5, captured by British

British Photographs of World War I

Lord Beatty inspecting crew of U.S.S. "Melville"

Lord Beatty inspecting crew of U.S.S. "Melville"

British Photographs of World War I

U.S. Depot Ship "Melville". In British waters

U.S. Depot Ship "Melville". In British waters

British Photographs of World War I

H.M.S. "Sedgefly" in action during the Mesopotamian campaign
Signalmen with the British Navy

Signalmen with the British Navy

British Photographs of World War I

BEATTY, SIR DAVID. VICE ADMIRAL, BRITISH NAVY

BEATTY, SIR DAVID. VICE ADMIRAL, BRITISH NAVY

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. COPY. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information about the Harris & Ewing Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/... more

Adm. Sir S. Colville

Adm. Sir S. Colville

Photograph shows Admiral Sir Stanley Cecil James Colville (1861-1939) who served as an officer in the British Royal Navy during World War I. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011) Title and date from data provi... more