Vintage Photographs - The War at Sea

Triumphant return of the Deutschland to Bremen, 1916 This section of the website contains archive photographs taken during, before and after the war.  Specifically this sub-section contains photos of the war fought at sea.

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vintage photoGreat liner Lusitania, which was sunk on 7 May 1915 (CNP) vintage photoPainting of a British destroyer sinking a German cruiser at Jutland, 1916 (CNP)
vintage photoTriumphant return of the Deutschland to Bremen, 1916 (CNP) vintage photoBuilding the hull of a wooden ship (CNP)
vintage photoLaying the kell of a wooden ship at Bath, Me. (CNP) vintage photoLoading a torpedo on an Italian battleship (CNP)
vintage photoGerman submarine U-15 (CNP) vintage photoWireless room in an American collier (CNP)
vintage photoInterior of a modern German U-boat (CNP) vintage photoVulkan, German submarine mother ship (CNP)
vintage photoCapping and weighing naval mines at Toulon (CNP) vintage photoInterior of the merchant submarine Deutschland (CNP)
vintage photoGerman war submarine U-53 in Newport Harbor, U.S. (CNP) vintage photoPhysical training for the naval recruits at Norfolk, Va. (CNP)
vintage photoU.S. sailors at a foreign port (CNP) vintage photoMarines demonstrating the machine-gun carriage (CNP)
vintage photoBritish hydroaeroplane ready to start (CNP) vintage photoBritish seaplane on the coast of German East Africa (CNP)
vintage photoMessenger of destruction at sea (CNP) vintage photoFourteen inch turret guns on an American Dreadnought (CNP)
vintage photoSmoke screen of Destroyer convoys (CNP) vintage photoMarines manning a five-inch gun (CNP)
vintage photoGerman submarine aground at Wissant, Pas-de-Calais, France (CNP) vintage photo'Jacob Jones', U.S.A. torpedo-boat destroyer (CNP)
vintage photo'Cassin', U.S.A. torpedo-boat destroyer (CNP) vintage photoAmerican destroyer in a rough sea (CNP)
vintage photoMen on the desck of the U.S. destroyer 'Cassin' (CNP) vintage photoBritish transport torpedoed in the Mediterranean (CNP)
vintage photo'Tuscania', torpedoed off the north coast of Ireland, 5 Fe 1918 (CNP) vintage photoGerman naval mine in the Mediterranean (CNP)
vintage photoAmerican armoured cruiser in the service to convoy transports (CNP) vintage photoMachine gun on a destroyer (CNP)
vintage photoArmed canal boat in the region of the Aisne (CNP) vintage photoTorpedo starting on its deadly voyage (CNP)
vintage photoAdmiral Alfred von Tirpitz (CPE) vintage photoAdmiral von Pliscott (CPE)
vintage photoAdmiral John Fisher (CPE) vintage photoAdmiral Sir John Jellicoe (CPE)
vintage photoAdmiral Beatty (CPE) vintage photoLieutenant von Weddigen (CPE)
vintage photoAdmiral Sir Frederick Sturdee (CPE) vintage photoAdmiral Jackson, Jellicoe's predecessor as First Sea Lord (CPE)
vintage photoAdmiral Sir John de Robeck (CPE) vintage photoRescuing sailors after the Battle of Falkland Isles, 1914 (CPE)
vintage photoRear Admiral von Spee (CPE) vintage photoSinking of the German cruiser Blucher, 24 January 1915 (CPE)
vintage photoBritish hydroplane alighting on the water (CPE) vintage photoGerman submarine U-14 (CPE)
vintage photoSketch of sinking of British ships Hogue, Cressy and Aboukir by U-9 (CPE) vintage photoFamed German submarine U-9 (CPE)
vintage photoGerman ship Scharnhorst, sunk by British on 8 December 1914 (CPE) vintage photoAustralian battleship Sydney (CPE)
vintage photoGerman armoured cruiser Gneisenau, sunk on 8 December 1914 (CPE) vintage photoThe Emden (CPE)
vintage photoLoading torpedoes into a French submarine (CPE) vintage photoAn Australian submarine (CPE)
vintage photoA submarine's operating mechanism (CPE) vintage photoSubmarine torpedo tubes (CPE)
vintage photoPeriscope of submerged submarine (CPE) vintage photoAboard a French submarine (CPE)
vintage photoInterior of a submarine (CPE) vintage photoThe Emden aground (CPE)
vintage photoWreck of the Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse (CPE) vintage photoRear-Admiral Cradock (CPE)
vintage photoAdmiral Gregorovich (CPE) vintage photoAdmiral Corsi (CPE)
vintage photoRaising a balloon from an Italian warship (CPE) vintage photoLanding French and English troops at the Dardanelles (CPE)
vintage photoFrench and British fleet near the Dardanelles (CPE) vintage photoThe San Giorgio (CPE)
vintage photoThe Queen Elizabeth at the Dardanelles (CPE) vintage photoNew war paint of the British fleet in the Dardanelles (CPE)
vintage photoThe German far eastern squadron in Kiau-Chau Bay (CPE) vintage photoRescuing a submarine's victims in the Scilly Islands (CPE)
vintage photoThe William P. Frye (CPE) vintage photoThe French battleship Bouvet (CPE)
vintage photoAmerican oil ship, Gulflight (CPE) vintage photoThe Falaba's lifeboats, passenger ship sunk on 28 March 1915 (CPE)
vintage photoThe Lusitania leaving her pier at New York (CPE) vintage photoTorpedo net on an Austrian battleship in the Adriatic (CPE)
vintage photoAmerican submarines destined for British use (CPE) vintage photoA German naval mine, washed up on the English coast (CPE)
vintage photoAn Italian searchlight on the Battleship Amalfi in the Adriatic (CPE) vintage photoBritish troops landing at Salonika (CPE)
vintage photoLancashire landing and harbour at the Dardanelles (CPE) vintage photoA British Monitor off the coast of Belgium (CPE)
vintage photo12-inch guns of the British Canopus in action at the Dardanelles (CPE) vintage photoTorpedo striking a British steamer (CPE)
vintage photoTransporting British troops at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli (CPE) vintage photoCoffins from the Lusitania hauled through Queenstown (WW)
vintage photoItalian liner Ancona leaving New York, sunk on 9 Nov 15 by Austria (CPE) vintage photoFrench submarines at Mudros (CPE)
vintage photoLifting a wounded French sailor at the Dardanelles (CPE) vintage photoA British marine lookout in the East watching for native boats (CPE)
vintage photoSubmarine chasers built in New York for Russia (CPE) vintage photoA small Austrian submarine (CPE)

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A 'corkscrew' was a metal post for supporting a wire entanglement, with a twisted base enabling it to be screwed into the ground, removing the need for a hammer, the use of which could attract enemy fire.

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