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Royal Navy

- a photographic A to Z of British Naval warships, submarines, and auxiliaries from 1880 to 1950`s

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HMS/M ALCIDE 1947

HMS SPARTAN 1943

This page has 728 rare photographs on it, in alphabetical order, showing a great range of British naval shipping. The photos are not exactly high quality as I have had to squeeze them all on 6mb. However I have several other web pages featuring my selection of favourites from this vast collection..the owners of which I am indebted to. All originals from currently trading photographic companies have been avoided as well as those from collections commercially available. Many were reproduced from the original glass plates late at night on my bathroom floor, or copied out of old sailor`s personal albums. Any one with old plates or negatives is advised to make at least one good print off it before any cleaning....or breaking!!..is attempted, then if the worst does happen, you still have a good print. All vessels are HMS unless otherwise stated; no duplicate images, dates when given are believed to be accurate.


A to Z ............................................................................click on the name to see the photo

DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF MY "SHIP MATE" PETER...always remembered

SURFACE SHIPS...Submarines at bottom, scroll RIGHT down, after "z"!

ABDIEL

ABERDEEN 1939

ACACIA

ACHILLES 1941

ACHILLES 1948

ADRIAS 1942

ADVENTURE 1933

ADVENTURE 1942

AGINCOURT 1914

AGINCOURT 1956

ALAUNIA 1945

ALBION

ALBRIGHTON 1943

ALBURY

AMETHYST

ANCHUSA

ANDROMEDA 1899

ANGLER 1894

ANNAN 1914

ANSON 1942

ANSON 1945

ANSON 1946

ANSON 1947

ANSON 1942

APOLLO 1954

APOLLO 1955

APOLLO 1954

ARETHUSA 1914

ARETHUSA 1939

ARETHUSA 1940

ARGONAUT 1942

ARGONAUT 1943

ARGONAUT 1943

ARGUS 1943

ARK ROYAL

ARK ROYAL 1939

ARTIFEX 1940

ARTIFEX or AUSONIA post 1944

ASKOLD

ASPHODEL 1942

ASSISTANCE 1945

ATHABASKIN 1943

ATHERSTONE 1940

AURORA 1938

AUSTRALIA

BALLINDERRY 1943

BALSAM 1941

BARBAIN

BARFLEUR 1945

BARFLEUR 1945

BARFOIL

BARFOOT 1943

BARHAM 1940

BARHILL 1943

BARROSA 1947

BATTLEAXE 1944

BEAGLE 1943

BEDFORD 1910

BEGUM

BELFAST 1940

BELFAST 1942

BELFAST 1946

BELFAST

BELFAST

BELL

BELLONA 1940

BELLONA 1942

BENBOW 1941

BERGEN 1946

BERMUDA 1943

BERMUDA 1950

BERRY HEAD 1946

BERWICK 1937

BERWICK 1940

BERWICK 1945

BEVERLEY 1942

BICKERTON 1947

BIGBURY BAY 1952

BIRMINGHAM 1943

BIRMINGHAM 1944

BIRMINGHAM 1943

BIRMINGHAM 1944

BIRMINGHAM 1944

BITER 1940

BLACK PRINCE 1943

BLACK PRINCE 1944

BLAKE

BLEASDALE 1945

BONAVENTURE 1940

BONETTA 1912

BRAVE 1943

BRECON 1942

BRECON 1943

R.F.A. BRIAR LEAF

BRILLIANT 1930

BRISSEDEN 1940

BROADSWORD 1940

BROADSWORD 1948

BROCKLESBY 1942

BROKE 1934

R.F.A. BROWN RANGER

BULLFINCH 1902

BULWARK 1954

H.M.B.D.V. CADELLA 1943

CAESAR 1945

CAESAR 1945

CALDY 1943

CALDY 1946

CALEDONIA 1864

CALPE

CALVERY 1943

CAMBRIAN 1944

CAMPERDOWN 1954

CAMPERDOWN 1954

CAPRICE 1944

CARDIGAN BAY 1945

CARLISLE 1942

CENTURION 1912

CEYLON 1951

M.B. CHAFFINCH 1942

CHAUDIERE

CHAPLET 1945

CHARITY 1945

CHARYBDIS 1940

CHEQUERS 1952

CHERWELL 1903

CHESHIRE 1942

CHURCHILL 1942

CLARE 1941

CLARKIA 1942

CLEVELAND 1940    note anti-submarine boom in Plymouth Sound

COLLINGWOOD

COLOSSUS

COLUMBINE 1949

COLOMBO 1943

CONDOR 1898

COOK 1946

R.M.S. CORINTHIC

CORNWALL 1930

CORNWALL 1938

COURAGEOUS 1932

CREOLE 1946

CRESSY 1907

CRISPIN 1946

CULVER 1945

CUMBERLAND 1900

CUMBERLAND 1953

CUMBERLAND 1955

CUMBERLAND 1930

DAEDALUS

DALRYMPLE 1949

DANAE 1914

DANAE 1940

DARK HUSSAR 1957

DREADNOUGHT AND KING GEORGE V

DEFENCE 1902

DELHI 1920

DELHI 1940

DELHI 1945

DELHI 1948

DELIGHT 1959

DERWENT 1910

DESPATCH 1927

DESPATCH 1939

DEVONSHIRE

DEVONSHIRE 1927

DEVONSHIRE 1944

DIDO 1940

DIDO 1943

DIDO 1944

DIELETTE 1942

DISCOVERY 1933

DEVONPORT DOCKYARD STEAM TRACTION ENGINE "JUMBO"

DONEGAL 1905

DORSETSHIRE 1930

DORSETSHIRE 1938

DOUGLAS 1940

DOUGLAS 1943

DRAKE 1898

DRAKE 1910

DREADNOUGHT

DUKE OF EDINBURGH 1906

DUKE OF YORK 1942

DUKE OF YORK 1947

DUKE OF YORK 1942

D.V.C.I. ?

EAGLE 1939

EAGLE 1940

EDDYREEF 1953

EDGAR 1898

EDINBURGH 1939

EDINBURGH 1940

EDINBURGH 1939

EMERALD 1940

EMPEROR OF INDIA

ENFORCER 1943   HM Rescue Tug, may be Lifeline

ENSAY 1943

ENTERPRISE 1924

ENTERPRISE 1930

ENTERPRISE 1938

EREBUS 1943

EREBUS 1944

EREBUS 1944

ERIN 1917

ESKIMO 1939

ESPIEGLE 1942

ESSEX 1903

H.M.Y. ESSEX MAID 1943

EURYALUS 1940

EXETER

EXETER 1934

EXETER

EXETER 1934

CONTEMPORARY MAP OF EXETERS VOYAGE

ANOTHER CONTEMPORARY MAP OF EXETERS VOYAGE

AND ANOTHER CONTEMPORARY MAP OF EXETERS VOYAGE

EXMOUTH 1900

FAME 1930

FAME 1943

FENCER 1944

FENNEL 1944

FIREDRAKE 1938

FISHGUARD 1942

FLAMBOROUGH HEAD 1945

FLAMINGO 1949

FORMIDABLE

FORMIDABLE 1901

R.F.A. FORT CONSTANTINE 1953

S.S. FORTOL

FROBISHER 1937

FROBISHER 1939

FROBISHER 1940

FROBISHER 1940

FURIOUS

GALA 1906

GALATEA 1937

GAMBIA 1939

GAMBIA 1943

GANILLY 1943

GANNET 1933

GHURKA 1909

GLORIOUS

GLORIOUS 1935

GLORY 1901

GLOUCESTER 1935

GLOUCESTER 1940

GOLDFINCH 1911

GOLIATH 1900

GRAFTON 1890

GRAVELINES

GRENVILLE 1937

GRIFFIN 1939

H.M.T. GRIMSBY TOWN 1943

GULLAND 1943

HARTLAND POINT

HASTINGS 1941

HASTY 1895

HAUGHTY 1895

HAVOCK 1905

HAWKINS 1925

HAWKINS 1935

HAWKINS 1925

HELFORD

HELVIG 1945

HERMES 1934

HERMES 1938

HERMES 1939

HERMIONE 1909

HERMIONE 1941

CONTEMPORARY MEMORIAL CHART TO HERMIONE 1942

HIND 1914

HOGUE 1900

HOGUE 1946

HOOD 1898

HOOD 1925

HOOD late 1930`s

HORNET 1894

HOTSPUR 1885

HOWE

HOWE 1944

HOWE 1945

HOWE 1944

HOWE 1945

HOWE 1944

HUNT 1930

HURON 1941

H.V.A.L. 51942

HYACINTH 1905

ICARUS 1942

ILFRACOMBE 1942

IMPERIAL 1937

IMPLACABLE 1900

INDEFATIGABLE 1900

INDEFATIGABLE 1900

INDOMITABLE

INDOMITABLE

INFLEXIBLE

INIMORTALITE 1890

INVINCIBLE 1913

IPHIGENIA 1890

IRON DUKE 1919

IRON DUKE 1920

JAMAICA 1945

JAMAICA 1952

JAVELIN 1940

JAVELIN 1941

JAVELIN 1940

JAVELIN 1940

JED 1942

JERSEY 1939

JUMNA 1940

JUNO 1901

JUNO 1901

JUPITER 1914

JUPITER 1914

KEMPENFELT 1932

KENYA 1949

KENT 1930

KEPPEL 1958

KING ALFRED

KING EDWARD VII

KING GEORGE V

KITE

KRAKAWIAR 1942   may be Krakawiak, Kujawiak, or Krakowiak!

KRUJAWIAK 1941   as above

KUMAON 1942

H.M.B.D.V. KUROKI 1943   note anti-submarine boom being worked

LATONA 1890

LEANDER 1933

LEEDS 1942

LEITH 1935

LIBERTY 1914

LIFELINE 1944   may be W 1777 Fleet Tug Enforcer

LIFELINE 1944   as above

LIMBORNE 1940

LINCOLN

LION 1912

LION 1915

LIVERPOOL 1939

LIVERPOOL 1940

LOCH ACHRAY 1945

LOCH ACHRAY 1945

LOCH CRAGGIE 1940

LOCH FYNE 1944

LOCH INSH

LOCH KILLIN 1944

LOCH MORLICH 1944

LOCH RUTHVEN 1944

LOCH RUTHVEN 1950

LOCHY 1944

LONDON 1929

LONDON 1936

LONDON 1939

LONDON 1939

LORD HUDLESTONE 1945

LORD INCHCAPE

LORD NELSON 1905

LOTUS

LOTUS 1942

LOUIS 1914

LOYALIST 1943

LST 3009

MACBETH 1942

MALCOLM 1940

MAGNIFICIENT 1948

MAHRATTA 1944

MAJESTIC

MALAYA 1927

MALAYA 1940

MALLARD 1944

MANCHESTER 1942

MANSFIELD 1914

MANXMAN

MARLBOROUGH 1913

MARNE

MARTIN 1910

MAURITIUS 1945

MAURITIUS 1941

MAURITIUS 1942

MAURITIUS 1946

MEDEA 1890

MELAMPUS 1900

MELBREAK 1940

MELBREAK 1943

MENELAUS 1940

MERLIN 1908

MERMAID 1945

MESSINA 1940

METEOR 1939

METEOR 1940

MIDDLETON 1943

R.F.A. MILFORD 1948

MILNE 1940   Pennant G 14

S.S. MILTEDES

MINOTAUR 1907

MONMOUTH 1899

MONMOUTH 1917

MOORFIRE 1940

MOORMYRTYLE 1946

MOTOR MINESWEEPER MMS-15 Pennant J 515

MSA??? 1940   an auxilliary minesweeper

H.M.T. MULLET 1942

MUTINE 1943

MUTINE 1943

NAIAD 1890

NAIRAMA

NATAL 1907

NELSON 1895

NEPTUNE 1934

NEWCASTLE 1940

NEWFOUNDLAND 1945

NEWFOUNDLAND 1952

NEWPORT 1941

NEWPORT 1942

NIAGARA

NIGERIA 1941

NORFOLK 1940

NORTHCOATS 1940

OCEAN 1898

OCEAN 1945

OCEAN 1898

OCEAN 1900

OFFA 1943

ONSLAUGHT 1942

OPPOSUM 1949

ORION 1902

ORION 1940

ORION 1942

ORMONDE 1930

PALADIN 1954

PALOMARES 1941

PARIS 1940

PEARL 1940   may be Pearl, Pennant K 36

PENELOPE 1914

PHILOMEL 1899

PHOEBE 1943

PRINCE CHARLES 1943

PRINCE CHARLES 1941

PRINCE GEORGE 1897

PRINCE OF WALES 1941

PRINCESS CHARLOTTE 1943

QUEEN 1944

QUEEN ELIZABETH 1939

QUEEN ELIZABETH 1943

QUEEN ELIZABETH 1943

CONTEMPORARY QUEEN ELIZABETH VOYAGE PLAN

RAINBOW 1898

RAMILLIES 1935

RAMILLIES 1940

RAMILLIES 1943

S.S. RANGITIKI

RATTLESNAKE 1868

READING 1940

Tender to HMS READING, "REDWING"

READY 1920

REDPOLE 1910

RENOWN 1898

RENOWN 1930

RENOWN 1943

REPULSE 1898

REPULSE 1940

RESOLUTION

RESOLUTION 1902

RESOLUTION 1939

RESOLUTION after refit? date?

R.F.A. RESOURCE 1941

R.F.A. RESURGENT 1948

REVENGE 1898

POSTCARD OF REVIEW OF FLEET, SILVER JUBILEE, SPITHEAD, 1935   HQ!

PHOTO OF REVIEW OF FLEET, SILVER JUBILEE, PLYMOUTH, 1935   HQ!

R.F.A. SPAPOOL 1946

ROBERTS 1928

ROCKET 1951

RODNEY 1933

RODNEY 1937

ROHILKAND 1943

ROWAN 1944

ROXBURGH 1912

ROYALIST 1943

ROYALIST 1944

ROYAL OAK 1915

SALVEDA 1944

SANDHURST 1926

SARDONYX 1942

SAUMAREZ 1920

SCALPAY 1942

SCYLLA 1940

SENTINEL 1914

SERAPIS 1890

SHAKESPEARE

SHIKARI 1929

SHOREHAM

SHROPSHIRE 1942

SHROPSHIRE 1943

SIND 1943

SIRIUS 1897

SIRIUS 1942

SKATE 1919

SLUYS 1946

SLUYS 1946

SLUYS 1949

SOLEBAY

SPARTAN 1899

SPARTAN 1943

SPARTAN 1943

SPARTIATE 1898

SPARTIATE 1898

STANLEY 1941

STANLEY 1941

STANLEY 1941

STARLING 1947

STARLING 1947

STIRLING 1941

St. AUSTELL BAY K 634

St. MARTIN

STORK 1940

STUART

SUFFOLK 1928

SUFFOLK 1938

SUFFOLK

SUPERB 1948

SURPRISE 1956

SUSSEX 1945

SUTTON 1942

SWANSEA 1944

SWIFTSURE 1944

SWIFTSURE 1944

SWIFTSURE 1944

SWITHA 1950

SYDNEY 1949

TANASIDE 1943

TARTAR 1940

TARTAR

TARTAR 1940

TEMERAIRE 1909

THEMISTOCLES 1950

THRUSTER

TRAFALGAR 1901

TREMADOC BAY 1943

TRIBUNE 1898

TRINIDAD 1940

TRINIDAD 1941

TRINIDAD 1940

TRINIDAD 1941

TRINIDAD 1941

TYNEDALE 1942

TYNEDALE 1941

TYRANT 1917

UGANDA 1944

ULLSWATER 1941

ULSTER 1945

UNDINE 1920

UNDINE 1943

UNICORN 1949

? unknown battleship 1898

ULSTER MONARCH Landing Ship Infantry

VALIANT 1943

VALIANT 1939

VALIANT 1943

VALIANT

VALIANT

VANSITTART 1943

VENERABLE 1902

VENGEANCE 1945

VERULAM 1945

VESTAL 1943

VINDICTIVE 1910

WANDERER 1943

WARDEN 1945

WARSPITE 1913

WARSPITE 1915

WARSPITE 1939

WARSPITE 1944

WATERHEN 1936

R.F.A. WAVELAIRD 1952

R.F.A. WAVEMONARCH 1953

R.F.A. WAVEPROTECTOR 1953

R.F.A. WAVEREGENT 1953

R.F.A. WAVESOVEREIGN 1952

WELLINGTON 1942

WELLINGTON 1939

WESTCOTT 1931

WESTCOTT 1944

WESTMINSTER 1942

WHIRLWIND

WHITEHALL 1933

WHITEHALL 1943

WHITEHAVEN

WINCHELSEA 1930

WINCHELSEA 1942

WINCHESTER

WIZARD 1954

WOLFE 1948

WOLVERINE 1940

WOLVERINE 1940

WOLVERINE 1940

WOODCOCK 1902

YORK 1935

ZAMBESI 1944

ZEST 1944

ZULU

CONTEMPORARY ARTWORK OF SOUVENIR OF GREAT WAR World War I

 


 

SUBMARINES

all are HMS/M     date range extended to 1960

ACHERON 1960

ACHERON 1961

ALARIC 1960

ALCIDE 1947

ALCIDE 1947

ALDERNEY 1954

ALDERNEY 1961

ALDERNEY 1954

ALDERNEY 1954

AMBUSH 1947

AMBUSH 1960

AMBUSH 1961

AMPHION 1945

AMPHION 1959   Plymouth Navy Days

ARTEMIS 1960

ARTFUL 1952

ASTUTE 1955

ASTUTE 1955

AUROCHS 1947

B4 1930

C12 1912

C38

D11 1912

D CLASS AT TORBAY

E1

E4 1920

EXCALIBUR 1962

G CLASS and Titania 1920

L CLASS AT GOSPORT 1938

H23

H28 1931

H30 1931

H34

J7 1932

Japanese boat 1914

JUNON 1940

K26

L12

L20

L21

L27

L5

L52

M2 1931

M3

No.2

No.3

OBERON 1931

P261

P415 1940

PARTHIAN

PHOENIX 1930

REGENT 1934

SAGA 1947

SAGA 1947

S CLASS

SCORCHER

SCORCHER 1947

SCORCHER 1953

SCORCHER 1953

SCOTSMAN 1955

SCOTSMAN 1959   close up Navy Days, Plymouth

SCOTSMAN 1955

SEASCOUT 1953

SEASCOUT 1960    Plymouth Navy Days

SEASCOUT 1953

SEASCOUT 1953

SEASCOUT 1953

SEAWOLF 1940

SERAPH 1939

SERAPH 1944

SIDON

SIDON 1952

SIDON 1952

SLEUTH 1944

SNAPPER 1940

SOLENT 1953

SOLENT 1953

SPARK 1944

SPLENDID wartime

SPORTSMAN 1952

SPRINGER 1952

SEASCOUT 1960   Plymouth Navy Days surfacing after basin dive

STOIC 1943

STORM 1947

STURGEON 1933

TABARD 1940

TACHITURN 1946

TACITURN 1950

TANTALUS 1940

TANTALUS 1948

TELEMACHUS

TEMPLAR 1942

THAMES 1936

THULE 1947

TIGRIS 1942

TIPTOE 1968

TIRELESS 1952

TOKEN 1949

TORBAY 1940

TORBAY   note anti-submarine boom

TORBAY 1940

TOTEM 1953

TRADEWIND 1951

TRESPASSER

TRUNCHEON 1947

TURPIN 1947

UNDIN 1938

UNITED 1944

UNITED 1944  note anti-submarine boom

UNITED 1944

UNRIVALLED 1942

UNRULY 1945

VAMPIRE 1944

VANDAL 1943

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