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E35 (submarine)
View of the controls and equipment on the midships section aft of the Royal Navy E-class submarine E35 with a reference guide to the various controls and parts.

E35 (submarine)
View of the controls and equipment on the midships section forward looking forward of the Royal Navy E-class submarine E35 with a reference guide to the various controls and parts.

First record of Tartan, 1538
First official recorded mention of tartan within clothing accounts for King James V in 1538. The entry for 'Heland tartane' reads as follows:

ITEM in the first for ij elnis ane quart[er] eln[e] of va-
riant cullorit veluet to be the Kingis grace ane schort
heland coit p[re]ce of the eln[e] vj li~ Su[m]ma xiij li~ x d~
Item for iij elnis quarter elne of grene taffatyis
to lyne the said coit w[i]t[h] p[re]ce of the elne x s~ Su[m]ma xxxij s~ vj d~
Item for iij elnis of heland tertane to be hoiss to the
kingis grace p[re]ce of the elne iiij s~ iiij d~ Su[m]ma xiij s~
Item for xv elnis of Holland claith to be syde heland
sarkis to the kingis grace p[re]ce of the elne viij s~
Summa vj li~

Forth Bridge workers on mooring block, 1885
Photograph of workmen standing on a 30 tonne mooring block used in the construction of the Forth (Rail) Bridge

HMAS Australia (402)
Head-on view of the after superstructure and main mast taken from the quarter deck of the Indefatigable-Class battlecruiser, HMAS Australia at John Brown & Co shipyard at Clydebank with ropes coiled on the deck.

HMAS Australia (402)
View of the after superstructure and main mast taken from the quarter deck of the Indefatigable-Class battlecruiser, HMAS Australia at John Brown & Co shipyard at Clydebank.

HMAS Australia (402)
View of the midship superstructure looking aft taken from the deck of the Indefatigable-Class battlecruiser, HMAS Australia at John Brown & Co shipyard at Clydebank showing the centre funnel.

HMAS Australia (402)
View of the forecastle deck looking forward of the Indefatigable-Class battlecruiser, HMAS Australia at John Brown & Co shipyard at Clydebank showing Q turret and middle funnel.

HMAS Australia (402)
View of the after superstructure and main mast of the Indefatigable-Class battlecruiser, HMAS Australia taken from the quay side at John Brown & Co shipyard at Clydebank.