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River Medway Collection

Background imageRiver Medway Collection: Aylesford, near Maidstone, Kent, 19th century. Artist

Aylesford, near Maidstone, Kent, 19th century. Artist
Aylesford, near Maidstone, Kent, 19th century

Background imageRiver Medway Collection: Our Iron-Clad Fleet: floating of Her Majesty's ship Hercules, at Chatham, 1868. Creator: Unknown

Our Iron-Clad Fleet: floating of Her Majesty's ship Hercules, at Chatham, 1868. Creator: Unknown
Our Iron-Clad Fleet: floating of Her Majesty's ship Hercules, at Chatham, 1868. 'The new iron-clad ship Hercules, built from the designs of Mr. E. J

Background imageRiver Medway Collection: Experiments with torpedo-shells at Chatham: blowing-up of the Terpsichore by a 75-pounder, 1865

Experiments with torpedo-shells at Chatham: blowing-up of the Terpsichore by a 75-pounder, 1865. Creator: Unknown
Experiments with torpedo-shells at Chatham: blowing-up of the Terpsichore by a 75-pounder, 1865. Preparations were now made for destroying the Terpsichore, 18-gun sailing-frigate

Background imageRiver Medway Collection: Experiments with torpedo-shells at Chatham: explosion of a 440-pounder, 1865. Creator: Unknown

Experiments with torpedo-shells at Chatham: explosion of a 440-pounder, 1865. Creator: Unknown
Experiments with torpedo-shells at Chatham: explosion of a 440-pounder, 1865....Mr. Donald M'Kay, the extensive shipowner, of Boston

Background imageRiver Medway Collection: The Dutch Burning English Ships during the Dutch Raid on the Medway, 20 June 1667, 1667-1669

The Dutch Burning English Ships during the Dutch Raid on the Medway, 20 June 1667, 1667-1669. Creator: Jan van Leyden
The Dutch Burning English Ships during the Dutch Raid on the Medway, 20 June 1667, 1667-1669

Background imageRiver Medway Collection: Battle of Medway, c.1668. Creator: Willem Schellinks

Battle of Medway, c.1668. Creator: Willem Schellinks
Battle of Medway, c.1668

Background imageRiver Medway Collection: The Battle of Medway, c.1668. Creator: Willem Schellinks

The Battle of Medway, c.1668. Creator: Willem Schellinks
The Battle of Medway, c.1668

Background imageRiver Medway Collection: The Apotheosis of Cornelis de Witt, with the Dutch Raid on the Medway in the background

The Apotheosis of Cornelis de Witt, with the Dutch Raid on the Medway in the background, 1667-1700. Creator: Anon
The Apotheosis of Cornelis de Witt, with the Dutch Raid on the Medway in the background, 1667-1700

Background imageRiver Medway Collection: New Martello Tower, at the Fair-Way of the Thames and Medway, 1856. Creator: Unknown

New Martello Tower, at the Fair-Way of the Thames and Medway, 1856. Creator: Unknown
New Martello Tower, at the Fair-Way of the Thames and Medway, 1856. The tower off the Spit, Isle of Grain, [Kent]...has just been completed by Messrs. Kirk and Parry, of Sleaford, Lincolnshire

Background imageRiver Medway Collection: The Dutch Raid on the Medway, 1667, c.1670. Creator: Unknown

The Dutch Raid on the Medway, 1667, c.1670. Creator: Unknown
The Dutch Raid on the Medway, 1667, c.1670

Background imageRiver Medway Collection: 'The Devonshire' Prison-ship, at Sheerness, 1854. Creator: Unknown

"The Devonshire" Prison-ship, at Sheerness, 1854. Creator: Unknown
"The Devonshire" Prison-ship, at Sheerness, 1854. Prisoners of war held on prison hulks on the River Medway in Kent

Background imageRiver Medway Collection: The Dutch in the Medway: De Ruyters Attack on Upnor Castle, 1667, (1890). Creator: Unknown

The Dutch in the Medway: De Ruyters Attack on Upnor Castle, 1667, (1890). Creator: Unknown
The Dutch in the Medway: De Ruyters Attack on Upnor Castle, 1667, (1890). Dutch Raid on the Medway during the Second Anglo-Dutch War in June 1667

Background imageRiver Medway Collection: UK, Rochester, Rochester Castle, 2009. Creator: Ethel Davies

UK, Rochester, Rochester Castle, 2009. Creator: Ethel Davies
Rochester Castle, situated on the banks of the River Medway dating from the 12th century, with a magnificently preserved stone keep, Rochester, Lent, England

Background imageRiver Medway Collection: Marine: Souvenir of Medway, 1879. Creator: Felix Hilaire Buhot

Marine: Souvenir of Medway, 1879. Creator: Felix Hilaire Buhot
Marine: Souvenir of Medway, 1879

Background imageRiver Medway Collection: La Petite Marine - Souvenir de Medway (counterproof), 1879. Creator: Felix Hilaire Buhot

La Petite Marine - Souvenir de Medway (counterproof), 1879. Creator: Felix Hilaire Buhot
La Petite Marine - Souvenir de Medway (counterproof), 1879

Background imageRiver Medway Collection: La Petite Marine - Souvenir de Medway, 1879. Creator: Felix Hilaire Buhot

La Petite Marine - Souvenir de Medway, 1879. Creator: Felix Hilaire Buhot
La Petite Marine - Souvenir de Medway, 1879

Background imageRiver Medway Collection: The Junction of the Thames and the Medway, 1807. Creator: JMW Turner

The Junction of the Thames and the Medway, 1807. Creator: JMW Turner
The Junction of the Thames and the Medway, 1807

Background imageRiver Medway Collection: Opening of the Maidstone Branch Railway, 1844. Creator: Unknown

Opening of the Maidstone Branch Railway, 1844. Creator: Unknown
Opening of the Maidstone Branch Railway, 1844....a new branch railway, from the Paddock-wood station of the South-eastern line

Background imageRiver Medway Collection: The West Prospect of His Majestys Dock-Yard, at Chatham, 1738, (1942). Creators: Samuel Buck

The West Prospect of His Majestys Dock-Yard, at Chatham, 1738, (1942). Creators: Samuel Buck
The West Prospect of His Majestys Dock-Yard, at Chatham, 1738, (1942). View of the Royal Navy Dockyard on the River Medway at Chatham on the Kent coast

Background imageRiver Medway Collection: Rochester, from the Medway, 1898. Creator: Unknown

Rochester, from the Medway, 1898. Creator: Unknown
Rochester, from the Medway, 1898. Rochester is at the lowest bridging point of the River Medway about 30 miles from London. From " Our Own Country, Volume V"

Background imageRiver Medway Collection: Chatham Dockyard, 1898. Creator: Unknown

Chatham Dockyard, 1898. Creator: Unknown
Chatham Dockyard, 1898. Chatham Dockyard, a Royal Navy Dockyard located on the River Medway in Kent, at the forefront of shipbuilding, industrial and architectural technology

Background imageRiver Medway Collection: Chatham in the Seenteenth Century, (1890). Creator: Unknown

Chatham in the Seenteenth Century, (1890). Creator: Unknown
Chatham in the Seenteenth Century, 1890. Chatham Dockyard was a Royal Navy Dockyard located on the River Medway in Kent, established from mid-16th century

Background imageRiver Medway Collection: View of Rochester Bridge with the Castle, &c, 1779. Creator: Unknown

View of Rochester Bridge with the Castle, &c, 1779. Creator: Unknown
View of Rochester Bridge with the Castle, &c, 1779. Rochester Bridge over the River Medway in Kent, with boats in the foreground and Rocheter Castle in the distance

Background imageRiver Medway Collection: The Hastings. Seventy Four, 1829. Creator: Edward William Cooke

The Hastings. Seventy Four, 1829. Creator: Edward William Cooke
The Hastings. Seventy Four. Lying in Ordinary in the Medway, 1829. HMS Hastings, a 74-gun third rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, was built in Calcutta for the East India Company

Background imageRiver Medway Collection: Rochester, from Strood, 1886

Rochester, from Strood, 1886. Sailing ships on the River Medway in Kent, with Rochester Castle in the distance. From The Magazine of Art. [Cassell & Company, London, 1886]

Background imageRiver Medway Collection: Chatham, c1896. Artist: Poulton & Co

Chatham, c1896. Artist: Poulton & Co
Chatham, c1896. From Pictorial England and Wales. [Cassell and Company, Limited, London, Paris & Melbourne, c1896]

Background imageRiver Medway Collection: Maidstone, c1896. Artist: Poulton & Co

Maidstone, c1896. Artist: Poulton & Co
Maidstone, c1896. From Pictorial England and Wales. [Cassell and Company, Limited, London, Paris & Melbourne, c1896]

Background imageRiver Medway Collection: Dutch fleet sailing up the Medway River to bombard Chatham and Rochester in 1667, c1667

Dutch fleet sailing up the Medway River to bombard Chatham and Rochester in 1667, c1667. The bombardment took place during the Second Dutch War 1665-1667

Background imageRiver Medway Collection: Sheerness - The Promenade and Beach, 1895

Sheerness - The Promenade and Beach, 1895. From Round the Coast. [George Newnes Limited, London, 1895]

Background imageRiver Medway Collection: Maidstone. Back of the Ancient Palace, The Church and Old College from across the Medway, c1900

Maidstone. Back of the Ancient Palace, The Church and Old College from across the Medway, c1900

Background imageRiver Medway Collection: Maidstone, Kent, 19th century. Artist: Alexander McClatchie

Maidstone, Kent, 19th century. Artist: Alexander McClatchie
Maidstone, Kent, 19th century. After William Tombleson (1795-c1846)

Background imageRiver Medway Collection: The Dutch in the Medway, c1790. Artist: Dirk Langendijk

The Dutch in the Medway, c1790. Artist: Dirk Langendijk
The Dutch in the Medway, c1790. The Raid on the Medway was a successful Dutch attack on the largest English naval ships, which were laid up in the dockyards of Chatham in June 1667 during the Second

Background imageRiver Medway Collection: Hollands Raid on the Thames, c1668. Artist: Willem Schellinks

Hollands Raid on the Thames, c1668. Artist: Willem Schellinks
Hollands Raid on the Thames, c1668. The Raid on the Medway was a successful Dutch attack on the largest English naval ships

Background imageRiver Medway Collection: The upper component of the Short-Mayo Composite Aircraft Mercury, c1929 (c1937)

The upper component of the Short-Mayo Composite Aircraft Mercury, c1929 (c1937)
The upper component of the Short-Mayo Composite Aircraft Mercury undergoing flight trials at Rochester, Kent, c1929 (c1937)

Background imageRiver Medway Collection: Dock Yard, Sheerness, Kent, 1830. Artist: T Garner

Dock Yard, Sheerness, Kent, 1830. Artist: T Garner
Dock Yard, Sheerness, Kent, 1830. Situated on the Isle of Sheppey at the mouth of the River Medway, Sheerness was a Royal Navy dockyard from 1669 until 1960, when it closed

Background imageRiver Medway Collection: Rochester Castle, Kent, mid 19th century. Artist: Henry Adlard

Rochester Castle, Kent, mid 19th century. Artist: Henry Adlard
Rochester Castle, Kent, mid 19th century. Built on the site of a Roman fortification, this Norman castle was an important royal stronghold. It was besieged twice by rebel barons, in 1215 and 1264

Background imageRiver Medway Collection: The cover of The Illustrated London News, 17th April 1875. Artist: JR Wells

The cover of The Illustrated London News, 17th April 1875. Artist: JR Wells
The cover of The Illustrated London News, 17th April 1875. Commissioned in 1877, the Alexandra was a broadside ironclad battleship

Background imageRiver Medway Collection: Splendid Jem amongst the convicts in the Naval Dock Yard at Chatham, Kent, 1821

Splendid Jem amongst the convicts in the Naval Dock Yard at Chatham, Kent, 1821. Artist: Isaac Robert Cruikshank
Splendid Jem, once a dashing hero in the Metropolis, recognised by Tom amongst the convicts in the Naval Dock Yard at Chatham, 1821


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