HMS "Victory" first-rate. Lower Gun Deck. 32 pdr guns. The original Owner/Collector spent decades assembling this collection. Highly knowledgeable, meticulous and clearly attached to his work he could even identify the time and place where these images were taken!
HMS "Hermes" Protected Cruiser. Ward Room. Sunk WWI. HMS "Hermes" was aHighflyer -class protected cruiser built for theRoyal Navy in the 1890s. In that year's annual fleet manoeuvers, she was used to evaluate how aircraft could cooperate with the fleet and if aircraft could be operated successfully at sea for an extended time.
She was detached to operate in theRed Sea when the war began in August 1914. On 26 May 1916,Chatham struck a mine off theNorfolk coast and had to be towed to Chatham for repairs. After the war,Chatham was lent to theRoyal New Zealand Navy from 1920 to 1924, and was sold for scrapping on 13 July 1926 toThos W Ward, ofPembroke Dock.
Royal Navy Real Photo. Main Entrance Royal Navy Barracks, Chatham. Rare Version! Royal Navy Barracks, Chatham. The original Owner/Collector spent decades assembling this collection. Highly knowledgeable, meticulous and clearly attached to his work he could even identify the time and place where these images were taken!
The harbour was built between 1849 and 1872 when the Royal Navy created a breakwater made of blocks from local quarries on the Isle of Portland. The Channel Squadron only became a permanent formation in 1858.
THERE ARE TWO DEEPER INDENTATIONS TO THE TOP, RIGHT NEAR CORNER and TO THE BOTTOM, RIGHT NEAR CORNER OF PICTURE. Not sure of the cause ?. Looks like card has been held by. ?. some device. Date : No date but Circa 1905 to 1908.