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Background imageSteam Ship Collection: Isambard Kingdom Brunel Standing Before the Launching Chains of the Great Eastern

Isambard Kingdom Brunel Standing Before the Launching Chains of the Great Eastern, 1857, printed 1863-64

Background imageSteam Ship Collection: Cunard Line - Ivernia, off New Brighton, c1910. Creator: Unknown

Cunard Line - Ivernia, off New Brighton, c1910. Creator: Unknown
Cunard Line - Ivernia, off New Brighton, c1910. The British ocean liner SS Ivernia, launched in 1899, was owned by the Cunard Line and built by Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson of Newcastle upon Tyne

Background imageSteam Ship Collection: New Hydraulic Lift at the Victoria Docks, 1858. Creator: Walmsley

New Hydraulic Lift at the Victoria Docks, 1858. Creator: Walmsley
New Hydraulic Lift at the Victoria Docks, [London], 1858. The new graving-docks in connection with the Victoria Docks, the construction of which was commenced about two years back

Background imageSteam Ship Collection: Cunard ocean liners, 1920s. Creator: Unknown

Cunard ocean liners, 1920s. Creator: Unknown
Cunard ocean liners, 1920s. Fastest Ocean Service in the World: R.M.S. " Mauretania", R.M.S. " Berengaria" & R.M.S

Background imageSteam Ship Collection: The Harwich-Zeebrugge Train Ferry, c1930. Creator: Unknown

The Harwich-Zeebrugge Train Ferry, c1930. Creator: Unknown
The Harwich-Zeebrugge Train Ferry, c1930. From " The Wonder Book of Ships", edited by Harry Golding. [Ward, Lock & Co. Limited, London and Melbourne, ]

Background imageSteam Ship Collection: Shipping in the Pool of London: A Vista from London Bridge to Tower Bridge, c1935

Shipping in the Pool of London: A Vista from London Bridge to Tower Bridge, c1935. Barges on the River Thames. From " Wonderful London, Volume 1", edited by Arthur St John Adcock

Background imageSteam Ship Collection: Steamship La Champagne, French Line, from the Ocean and River Steamers series (N83

Steamship La Champagne, French Line, from the Ocean and River Steamers series (N83) for Duke brand cigarettes, 1887

Background imageSteam Ship Collection: S. S. Rotokino, 1891. Creator: William Forster

S. S. Rotokino, 1891. Creator: William Forster
S. S. Rotokino, 1891.

Background imageSteam Ship Collection: On the Imperator, Capt. H. von Meibom, Com. Ruser, Capt. A. Hoefer, Capt. H. Schetelig..., 1913

On the Imperator, Capt. H. von Meibom, Com. Ruser, Capt. A. Hoefer, Capt. H. Schetelig..., 1913
On the Imperator, Captain H. von Meibom, Com. Ruser, Captain A. Hoefer, Captain H. Schetelig, Captain K. Meyer, 1913. Shows the crew of the S.S

Background imageSteam Ship Collection: S.T. Pritchett -- R.L. Etheridge -- Oscar Perkins, between c1914 and c1915

S.T. Pritchett -- R.L. Etheridge -- Oscar Perkins, between c1914 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
S.T. Pritchett -- R.L. Etheridge -- Oscar Perkins, between c1914 and c1915. Shows crew members of the steamship Monroe which was hit by the Nantucket off the shore of Virginia in January 1914

Background imageSteam Ship Collection: IMPERATOR, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

IMPERATOR, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
IMPERATOR, between c1910 and c1915. Shows the S.S. Imperator, an ocean liner of the Hamburg America Line.

Background imageSteam Ship Collection: Jay Gould & wife, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Jay Gould & wife, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Jay Gould & wife, between c1910 and c1915. Shows Jay Gould II (1888-1935) with his wife (Anne Douglass Graham).

Background imageSteam Ship Collection: Jay Gould, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Jay Gould, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Jay Gould, between c1910 and c1915. Shows Jay Gould II (1888-1935) on the German Liner S.S. Kronprinzessin Cecilie.

Background imageSteam Ship Collection: IMPERATOR - figurehead, between c1910 and 1914. Creator: Bain News Service

IMPERATOR - figurehead, between c1910 and 1914. Creator: Bain News Service
IMPERATOR - figurehead, between c1910 and 1914. Shows the figurehead of the S.S. Imperator, an ocean liner of the Hamburg America Line. The figurehead was damaged in 1914 and replaced with grillwork.

Background imageSteam Ship Collection: The twin-screw steamer John Penn, for New Zealand, 1868. Creator: Unknown

The twin-screw steamer John Penn, for New Zealand, 1868. Creator: Unknown
The twin-screw steamer John Penn, for New Zealand, 1868. 'The John Penn, double-screw steam-vessel, is built for special service on the west coast of New Zealand

Background imageSteam Ship Collection: The town of Cameta, in Para, South America, 1868. Creator: Unknown

The town of Cameta, in Para, South America, 1868. Creator: Unknown
The town of Cameta, in Para, South America, 1868. 'The Brazilian province of Para, which lies to the south of the great estuary of the river Amazon

Background imageSteam Ship Collection: The steam-ship Chicago stranded on a reef of rocks off Cork Harbour, 1868. Creator: Unknown

The steam-ship Chicago stranded on a reef of rocks off Cork Harbour, 1868. Creator: Unknown
The steam-ship Chicago stranded on a reef of rocks off Cork Harbour, 1868. Cargo ship wrecked on the route between Liverpool and New York

Background imageSteam Ship Collection: Visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales to Liverpool: the excursion on the River Mersey, 1865

Visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales to Liverpool: the excursion on the River Mersey, 1865. Creator: Smyth
Visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales to Liverpool: the excursion on the River Mersey, 1865. 'Their Royal Highnesses [the future King Edward VII

Background imageSteam Ship Collection: Visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales to Liverpool: departure...Prince's Landing-Stage, 1865

Visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales to Liverpool: departure...Prince's Landing-Stage, 1865. Creator: Unknown
Visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales to Liverpool: departure of their Royal Highnesses from the Prince's Landing-Stage, 1865

Background imageSteam Ship Collection: Visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales to Ireland: the iron-clad squadron,...Dublin Bay, 1868

Visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales to Ireland: the iron-clad squadron,...Dublin Bay, 1868. Creator: Unknown
Visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales to Ireland: the iron-clad squadron saluting the Royal Yacht in Dublin Bay, 1868

Background imageSteam Ship Collection: Visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales to Ireland: the Royal Party landing at...Kingstown

Visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales to Ireland: the Royal Party landing at...Kingstown, 1868. Creator: Unknown
Visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales to Ireland: the Royal Party landing at the Victoria Wharf, Kingstown, 1868. '...a pavilion had been erected for the purpose of enabling the Royal visitors to

Background imageSteam Ship Collection: The late Confederate cruiser Shenandoah in the Mersey, 1865. Creator: Smyth

The late Confederate cruiser Shenandoah in the Mersey, 1865. Creator: Smyth
The late Confederate cruiser Shenandoah in the Mersey, 1865. 'After taking on board her stores and guns...this famous vessel

Background imageSteam Ship Collection: The late collision off The Lizard: H.M.S. Terrible towing The Calcutta into Plymouth, 1869

The late collision off The Lizard: H.M.S. Terrible towing The Calcutta into Plymouth, 1869. Creator: Unknown
The late collision off The Lizard: H.M.S. Terrible towing The Calcutta into Plymouth, 1869. Engraving of a sketch by Mr. J. B. Hay, midshipman, of the Terrible

Background imageSteam Ship Collection: The new overland route to India: town and port of Brindisi, 1869. Creator: Unknown

The new overland route to India: town and port of Brindisi, 1869. Creator: Unknown
The new overland route to India: town and port of Brindisi, [Italy], 1869. 'A conspicuous object at Brindisi is the old castle

Background imageSteam Ship Collection: The Isthmus of Suez Maritime Canal: Lake Timsah, 1869. Creator: Unknown

The Isthmus of Suez Maritime Canal: Lake Timsah, 1869. Creator: Unknown
The Isthmus of Suez Maritime Canal: Lake Timsah, 1869. Lake Timsah '...[is] an inland basin...into which the waters of the Mediterranean have been admitted by the completion of the first half of

Background imageSteam Ship Collection: The Isthmus of Suez Maritime Canal: breakwater at Port Said, and Mediterranean entrance..., 1869

The Isthmus of Suez Maritime Canal: breakwater at Port Said, and Mediterranean entrance..., 1869. Creator: Unknown
The Isthmus of Suez Maritime Canal: breakwater at Port Said, and Mediterranean entrance to the canal, 1869. View from the sea of the new port and western breakwater

Background imageSteam Ship Collection: The Peninsular and Oriental Company's steam-ship Deccan, 1869. Creator: Unknown

The Peninsular and Oriental Company's steam-ship Deccan, 1869. Creator: Unknown
The Peninsular and Oriental Company's steam-ship Deccan, 1869. 'The Deccan...is one of the large class of steam-ships provided by the Peninsular

Background imageSteam Ship Collection: Col. Theo. Roosevelt, 1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Col. Theo. Roosevelt, 1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Col. Theo. Roosevelt, 1915. Shows former President Theodore Roosevelt on the deck of the steamship Aidan, in New York harbor, after his expedition to South America.

Background imageSteam Ship Collection: Survivors of Balmes, 1913. Creator: Bain News Service

Survivors of Balmes, 1913. Creator: Bain News Service
Survivors of Balmes, 1913. Shows the survivors of a fire on the Spanish steamship Balmes, who were rescued by the crew of the Cunard liner Pannonia.

Background imageSteam Ship Collection: N.Z.S.S.C. Rangitira, c1870s. Creator: William Forster

N.Z.S.S.C. Rangitira, c1870s. Creator: William Forster
N.Z.S.S.C. Rangitira, c1870s.

Background imageSteam Ship Collection: HAVANA, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

HAVANA, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
HAVANA, between c1910 and c1915. Shows the S.S. Havana, a passenger steamship for the Ward Line.

Background imageSteam Ship Collection: F.B. Sayre - Capt. Ludwig Franck, 1913. Creator: Bain News Service

F.B. Sayre - Capt. Ludwig Franck, 1913. Creator: Bain News Service
F.B. Sayre - Capt. Ludwig Franck, 1913. Shows professor and U.S. government official Francis Bowes Sayre (1885-1972) who married President Woodrow Wilson's daughter

Background imageSteam Ship Collection: Col. Roosevelt on S.S. VANDYCK, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Col. Roosevelt on S.S. VANDYCK, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Col. Roosevelt on S.S. VANDYCK, between c1910 and c1915.

Background imageSteam Ship Collection: Colonel Roosevelt on SS Vandyck - departure 10/4/13, 1913. Creator: Bain News Service

Colonel Roosevelt on SS Vandyck - departure 10/4/13, 1913. Creator: Bain News Service
Colonel Roosevelt on SS Vandyck - departure 10/4/13, 1913.

Background imageSteam Ship Collection: N.Z.G. S.S. Hinemoa off the Kaikouras, NZ, 1911. Creator: Frank Barnes

N.Z.G. S.S. Hinemoa off the Kaikouras, NZ, 1911. Creator: Frank Barnes
N.Z.G. S.S. Hinemoa off the Kaikouras, NZ, 1911.

The Austrian frigate Radetzky, lately blown up at Lissa, 1869. Creator: Unknown
The Austrian frigate Radetzky, lately blown up at Lissa, 1869. 'The terrible disaster which happened on the 20th February to the Austrian frigate Radetzky

Background imageSteam Ship Collection: The Adriatic and Oriental Company's screw-steamer Cairo, of the Brindisi and Alexandria Line

The Adriatic and Oriental Company's screw-steamer Cairo, of the Brindisi and Alexandria Line, 1869. Creator: Unknown
The Adriatic and Oriental Company's screw-steamer Cairo, of the Brindisi and Alexandria Line, 1869. 'The vessels employed on the line from Brindisi to Alexandria, a distance of 954 miles

Background imageSteam Ship Collection: The Abyssinian Expedition: H.M.S. Argus towing tugs and lighters to Massowah, 1868. Creator: Unknown

The Abyssinian Expedition: H.M.S. Argus towing tugs and lighters to Massowah, 1868. Creator: Unknown
The Abyssinian Expedition: H.M.S. Argus towing tugs and lighters to Massowah, 1868. British Royal Navy warship with supplies for the invading army. Engraving from a sketch by Mr

Background imageSteam Ship Collection: The French ironclad Rochambeau, formerly the American Dunderberg, 1868. Creator: Unknown

The French ironclad Rochambeau, formerly the American Dunderberg, 1868. Creator: Unknown
The French ironclad Rochambeau, formerly the American Dunderberg, 1868. Ship '...purchased by the French Government from the United States...[She] is a very formidable vessel of war...[and] may be

Background imageSteam Ship Collection: Race across the Atlantic between the Russia and the City of Paris, 1869. Creator: Unknown

Race across the Atlantic between the Russia and the City of Paris, 1869. Creator: Unknown
Race across the Atlantic between the Russia and the City of Paris, 1869. '...the Cunard Royal mail-steamer Russia, Captain T

Background imageSteam Ship Collection: Prince Arthur's visit to the Isle of Man: Port Erin, 1869. Creator: Unknown

Prince Arthur's visit to the Isle of Man: Port Erin, 1869. Creator: Unknown
Prince Arthur's visit to the Isle of Man: Port Erin, 1869. 'The beautiful bay of Port Erin...is situated on the west side of tint island, about three miles north of the Calf of Man

Background imageSteam Ship Collection: Oxford and Cambridge Universities Boat-Race: the start from Putney, 1869. Creator: Unknown

Oxford and Cambridge Universities Boat-Race: the start from Putney, 1869. Creator: Unknown
Oxford and Cambridge Universities Boat-Race: the start from Putney, [south London], 1869. Rowing match on the Thames between the two University crews of Oxford and Cambridge

Background imageSteam Ship 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 imageSteam Ship Collection: Opening of the Yachting Season:...the Royal Thames Yacht Club - The Fiona winning at Gravesend

Opening of the Yachting Season:...the Royal Thames Yacht Club - The Fiona winning at Gravesend, 1868 Creator: Unknown
Opening of the Yachting Season: match of the Royal Thames Yacht Club - The Fiona winning at Gravesend, 1868. 'The course was from Erith, round the Nore light-ship

Background imageSteam Ship Collection: Opening of the new docks at Millwall, on Saturday last, 1868. Creator: Unknown

Opening of the new docks at Millwall, on Saturday last, 1868. Creator: Unknown
Opening of the new docks at Millwall, [London], on Saturday last, 1868. 'The lock...is by far the largest in London, being 450 ft. long and 80 ft. wide

Background imageSteam Ship Collection: North coast of Crete, from the sea, 1869. Creator: Unknown

North coast of Crete, from the sea, 1869. Creator: Unknown
North coast of Crete, from the sea, 1869. 'Our Special Artist...had an opportunity of seeing the shores of Crete, in his passage from Brindisi to Alexandria...This end of the island is very

Background imageSteam Ship Collection: Regatta of boats of the Channel Fleet at Lisbon, 1869. Creator: Unknown

Regatta of boats of the Channel Fleet at Lisbon, 1869. Creator: Unknown
Regatta of boats of the Channel Fleet at Lisbon, 1869. Engraving of a sketch by Sub-Lieutenant F. Eardley Wilmot, of H.M.S. Minotaur

Background imageSteam Ship Collection: New dry dock at Rio de Janeiro, 1868. Creator: Unknown

New dry dock at Rio de Janeiro, 1868. Creator: Unknown
New dry dock at Rio de Janeiro, 1868. The opening of the Commercial Dock in Mocangue, one of the islands in the harbour of Rio de Janeiro



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