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HMS Repulse
View of the bow showing the hawse holes and the anchors on the bow of the Royal Navy Renown Class battlecruiser HMS Repulse in the fitting-out basin at John Brown & Co. shipyard, Clydebank.

Victorian carte de visite
Portrait of Sir William Atherton (1806 - 1864) as Attorney General of England & Wales.

LMS Class 3F-J-96 (CR Class 812) 0-6-0 McIntosh Locomotive No.57587
LMS Class 3F-J-96 (CR Class 812) 0-6-0 McIntosh Locomotive No.57587 at Perth.

The ruins of the Cloth Hall, Ypres
The ruins of the medieval Cloth Hall in Ypres, destoyed by heavy artillery bombardment during World War One.

The Pier at Kyle of Lochalsh
The pier at Kyle of Lochalsh with a paddle steamer at dock.

HMS Hood
View looking forward over the upper deck towards the funnels and conning tower of the Royal Navy Admiral-Class battlecruiser HMS Hood at John Brown & Co shipyard at Clydebank showing the stowed lifeboats, an anti-aircraft gun and 5.5 inch Mk 1 guns.

HMAS Australia (402)
View of the stern of the Indefatigable Class battlecruiser, HMAS Australia at John Brown & Co shipyard at Clydebank shortly before her launch showing her rudders, propellers and propeller shaft brackets.

HMS Barham
View of the aft barbettes on the upper deck, one with a tarpaulin rain cover over it, on the Royal Navy Queen Elizabeth Class Battleship HMS Barham during construction at John Brown & Co., Clydebank. The wooden deck is also being laid in the foreground.

Forth Railway Bridge construction
Photograph of riveters at work, watched by two workers balanced on a Jubilee crane behind.