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German U-Boat crew surrender 1943
Photograph of the final moments of a German U-boat, forced to surface next to a British warship. The image shows the crew lined up on the deck before jumping overboard. The U-boat sank shortly afterwards.

HMS Repulse
View of the forecastle deck of the Royal Navy Renown Class battlecruiser HMS Repulse in the fitting-out basin at John Brown & Co. shipyard, Clydebank showing the funnels, mainmast and lifeboats.

HMS Hood
Photograph of the bow of the Royal Navy Admiral-Class battlecruiser HMS Hood from the port side and the port side forward poppets just prior to launch at John Brown & Co shipyard at Clydebank.

HMS Repulse
View of the forward part of the Royal Navy Renown-Class battlecruiser HMS Repulse in the fitting-out basin at John Brown & Co. shipyard, Clydebank showing the fully armed forward turrets, conning tower, funnel and bow.

Design for seal of Queen Elizabeth II
Seal redesigned for the accession of Queen Elizabeth II.

Cunard Line ocean liner Aquitania: view of the decks amidships
Photograph of the decks amidships of the Cunard Line ocean liner Aquitania taken from above from a crane.

No.4 'Forming up' trench, 1916
Photograph of Kenneth Basham washing in one of the forming up trenches in the Somme area. Note bridge over the trench to enable troops in rear to cross over when 'going over the top'.

Gentleman, Invercreran, 1866
Photograph of Mr George Webster on Invercreran Estate

HMS Barham
View from above of the engine space of the Royal Navy Queen Elizabeth Class Battleship HMS Barham berthed in the fitting out basin at John Brown & Co., Clydebank, showing progress in the closing of the decks over it.