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HMS Barham
View of the Royal Navy Queen Elizabeth Class Battleship HMS Barham berthed in the fitting-out basin at John Brown & Co., with sailors and officers standing on the main deck and on the conning tower.

Sea boring tower in the Forth, 1955
Photograph of a National Coal Board sea boring tower in Firth of Forth.

Centrifugal wringers, HM Factory Gretna, 1918
Photograph of three female workers filling paste bags from the centrifugal wringers for nitrocotton at HM Munitions Factory Gretna

HMS Repulse
View of the midships area from the range finder and conning tower to the mainmast on the forecastle deck of the Royal Navy Renown-Class battlecruiser HMS Repulse in the fitting-out basin at John Brown & Co. shipyard, Clydebank.

Forth Railway Bridge construction
Photograph of the Queensferry cantilever in an early stage of construction taken from the south shore, with the piles of plates and other materials in the foreground waiting to be used.

St Trinnean's School Report
Inspector's report of Edinburgh independent School, St Trinnean's. This school was the inspiration for the St Trinian's school made famous by Robert Searle.

HMS Barham
View of the stern from the starboard side showing the framing in place of the Royal Navy Queen Elizabeth Class Battleship HMS Barham during construction at John Brown & Co., Clydebank.

HMS Repulse
Face on view of the stern of the Royal Navy Renown-Class battlecruiser HMS Repulse showing the four propellers and the rudder.

Loch Creran, c 1906
Photograph of Loch Creran