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HMS Barham
View looking towards the bow from above of the hull plating marked with paint and bulkheads of the Royal Navy Queen Elizabeth Class Battleship HMS Barham during the early stages of construction at John Brown & Co., Clydebank.

E50 (submarine)
View of equipment and controls on the midships starboard area of the Royal Navy E-class submarine E50

Gaelic contract of fosterage
Contract of fosterage between Sir Roderick Macleod (Rory More) and Eoin Mac Vic Kenneth.

Seaman William Bailey, 1940
Photograph of William Bailey, seaman on the merchant ship, 'Glen Mary', from a register recording the issue of British Seamen's Identity Cards.

Death of King Gustav II Adolf of Sweden
Alexander Leslie to the Marquis of Hamilton, announcing the death at the battle of Lutzen of Gustavus Adolphus, King Gustav II Adolf of Sweden.

HMS Barham
View of the stern from the starboard side, with a large part of the plating complete, of the Royal Navy Queen Elizabeth Class Battleship HMS Barham during construction at John Brown & Co., 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 turrets, rangefinder and conning tower and with the R-Class destroyers HMS Rowena & HMS Romola.

HMS Hood
Starboard side view of the aft superstructure of the Royal Navy Admiral-Class battlecruiser HMS Hood at John Brown & Co shipyard at Clydebank showing the mainmast, lifeboats, rafts, anti-aircraft guns and a 5.5 inch Mk1 gun.

Railway machine shop at Carstairs, 1943
Photograph of Mr John Mason and others in the machine shop at Carstairs