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.

Click here to read introductory notes relating to this section, including information on photograph sources.  Use the sidebar to the right to select other categories of photos available within this section.

The photos reproduced below are in thumbnail format - simply click a given photograph to view a larger copy within a separate window.

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vintage photoAdmiral Sir R. E. Wemyss (GW) vintage photoThe French Army in the Dardanelles: sunset call on board a transport (GW)
vintage photoSir David Beatty (GW) vintage photoA Portuguese torpedo boat (GW)
vintage photoPortuguese sailors on the march (GW) vintage photoGeneral view of Kut-el-Amara from the River Tigris (GW)
vintage photoVice-Admiral Sir Richard H. Peirse, K.C.B. (GW) vintage photoOne of the forward guns of the German Raider 'Moewe' (GW)
vintage photoRemains of torpedoed Channel Steamer 'Sussex' beached at Boulogne (GW) vintage photoThe 'Moewe's' 5.7 gun, concealed and as ready for action (GW)
vintage photoBritish marines building entanglements outside Antwerp (FF) vintage photoAdmiral Sir Henry Jackson (GWS)
vintage photoBasra, from the Shat-el-Arab, with H.M.S. Espiegle in the foreground (GWS) vintage photoTransport ship carrying British-Indian forces to the Persian Gulf (GWS)
vintage photoBritish forces on a transport at the mouth of the Shat-el-Arab (GWS) vintage photoWounded soldiers enjoying a trip down the River Thames (GWS)
vintage photoA torpedo crew at work on an Italian destroyer (GWS) vintage photoItalian destroyer discharging a torpedo (GWS)
vintage photoGerman gunnery exercise (GWS) vintage photoGerman training ship set up in the middle of a field (GWS)
vintage photoGerman seamen in rifle training on land (GWS) vintage photoPacking bread into Navy bags at a Berlin depot (GWS)
vintage photoRear-Admiral Stuart Nicholson in the trenches near Cape Helles (GWS) vintage photoA troopship departing from Victoria, British Columbia, for Europe (GWS)
vintage photoKeeping watch - a British destroyer talking with mine-sweepers (GWS) vintage photoGerman torpedo towed by a British destroyer (GWS)
vintage photoGerman torpedo-boats at practice in the North Sea (GWS) vintage photoBritish destroyer patrolling the North Sea, aided by aircraft (GWS)
vintage photoSub-Lieutenant Warneford, V.C. (GWS) vintage photoLieutenant-Commander M. E. Nasmith, V.C. (GWS)
vintage photoCommander H. P. Ritchie, V.C. (GWS) vintage photoAdmiral Gregorovich, Russian Minister of Marine (GWS)
vintage photoLieutenant Commander N. D. Holbrook, V.C., R.N. (GWS) vintage photoCheering H.M. submarine E.11 on its return from the Dardanelles (GWS)
vintage photoShells from Turkish batteries falling near H.M.S. Albion (GWS) vintage photoThe crew of H.M. submarine E.11 (GWS)
vintage photoH.M.S. Albion replying to fire from Turkish batteries (GWS) vintage photoWounded soldiers being conveyed to Dardanelles hospital ships (GWS)
vintage photoBritish midshipmen on shore leave in the Dardanelles (GWS) vintage photoBritish torpedo-boat destroyer in the Dardanelles (GWS)
vintage photoThe battleship Queen Elizabeth leaving Mudros (GWS) vintage photoGuns of H.M.S. Canopus in action in the Dardanelles (GWS)
vintage photoA French warship in the Dardanelles (GWS) vintage photoTurkish shell bursting in the vicinity of a British torpedo-boat (GWS)
vintage photoAlexandria quay: allied preparations for embarkation (GWS) vintage photoBritish submarine E.15 in Turkish hands (GWS)
vintage photoGerman naval officers at mess (GWS) vintage photoThe big guns of the German warship Scharnhorst (GWS)
vintage photoSuper-Dreadnought H.M.S. Orion (GWS) vintage photoH.M.S. Monarch firing its 13.5 inch guns (GWS)
vintage photoA group of young officers on a British warship (GWS) vintage photoH.M. Destroyer Banshee in a rough sea (GWS)
vintage photoSpring cleaning a British warship (GWS) vintage photoLieutenant D'Oyly-Hughes, D.S.O. (GWS)
vintage photoAllied troops landing from transports at Lemnos (GWS) vintage photoBritish submarine B.11, with Lieut Holbrook, V.C., on board (GWS)
vintage photoLieutenant Holbrook, V.C., on board H.M.S. Adamant (GWS)  

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A 'Woolly Bear' comprised a German shrapnel shell, which burst with a cloud-like explosion.

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