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  • War Transport : a dockside unloading shed - tobacco, ammunition, machinery

    War Transport : a dockside unloading shed - tobacco, ammunition, machinery

    (art) Made by: Platt, John Edgar 1943

    Art.IWM ART LD 3777

    image: The interior of a busy dockside unloading shed. Inside are two lorries with large wooden barrels on the back, a horse drawn cart in the left foreground and a number of dock workers. Two ships are visible to the right.

  • EX-POSTMAN DELIVERS THE GUNS: MERCHANT NAVY TRAINING IN BRITAIN, 1942

    EX-POSTMAN DELIVERS THE GUNS: MERCHANT NAVY TRAINING IN BRITAIN, 1942

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 8008

    A new contingent arrives at the Royal Navy Training Establishment for Merchant Seamen, carrying their kit bags with them. William Charles Piper can be seen in the centre of the photograph, directly under the 'V' on the wall. These new...

  • EX-POSTMAN DELIVERS THE GUNS: MERCHANT NAVY TRAINING IN BRITAIN, 1942

    EX-POSTMAN DELIVERS THE GUNS: MERCHANT NAVY TRAINING IN BRITAIN, 1942

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 8012

    In the gymnasium of the Royal Navy Training Establishment for Merchant Seamen, William Charles Piper and his new ship mates learn about rope splicing. Here, Piper has a point explained to him by the instructor. This photograph was almost certainly...

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 22763

    A woman welding the two parts of a prefabricated ship at the shipyard of Henry Scarr Ltd, Hessle near Hull.

  • EX-POSTMAN DELIVERS THE GUNS: MERCHANT NAVY TRAINING IN BRITAIN, 1942

    EX-POSTMAN DELIVERS THE GUNS: MERCHANT NAVY TRAINING IN BRITAIN, 1942

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 8006

    A head and shoulders portrait of William Charles Piper in his postman's uniform, before his transferral to the Merchant Navy. Behind him, a wall-mounted post box can be seen.

  • EX-POSTMAN DELIVERS THE GUNS: MERCHANT NAVY TRAINING IN BRITAIN, 1942

    EX-POSTMAN DELIVERS THE GUNS: MERCHANT NAVY TRAINING IN BRITAIN, 1942

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 8013

    In the Seamanship Room at the Royal Naval Training Establishment for Merchant Seamen, William Charles Piper has his first lesson at the compass and helm, the instructor by his side. A large seascape has been hung on the wall to make the lesson more...

  • EX-POSTMAN DELIVERS THE GUNS: MERCHANT NAVY TRAINING IN BRITAIN, 1942

    EX-POSTMAN DELIVERS THE GUNS: MERCHANT NAVY TRAINING IN BRITAIN, 1942

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 8035

    William Charles Piper climbs the rigging during his training at the Royal Navy Training Establishment for Merchant Seamen. This photograph was almost certainly taken at HMS GORDON at Gravesend in Kent.

  • Study for 'Timber'

    Study for 'Timber'

    (art) Made by: Nash, John

    Art.IWM ART LD 7243

    image: barges loaded with timber are moored along a small dock running to a larger channel. Piles of wooden boxes are placed alongside them on the quay. A row of multicoloured buoys is set along an opposite quay and a large merchant ship lies at anchor...

  • Drifters at Greenock with Hospital Launches Beyond

    Drifters at Greenock with Hospital Launches Beyond

    (art) Made by: Bone, Stephen

    Art.IWM ART LD 4070

    image: in the foreground two figures stand on the quay side near three moored Drifters. The roofs, chimneys and spires of the town can be seen in the distance.

  • THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 22771

    Men lowering a bottom plate into position on the ways for the start of a new prefabricated ship at the shipyard of Henry Scarr Ltd, Hessle near Hull.

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