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Stunning old pictures of England in the 1890's

These are amazing to see, who would have imagined that they existed from a time when England really did have an empire.

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You are viewing an unusual image of Harbor, Portsmouth, England. This color photochrome print was taken between 1890 and 1900 in Portsmouth, England.

The image shows Harbor, Portsmouth, England.

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By netchicken: posted on 27-12-2006

Amazing ...
From so long ago, the mighty British warship.

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Here we present a stunning image of The Impregnable training ship, Plymouth. This color photochrome print was taken between 1890 and 1900 in Plymouth, England.

The image shows The Impregnable training ship, Plymouth, England.

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By netchicken: posted on 27-12-2006

http://www.histografica.com - old pictures of the UK and the whole world, all located on a Google map, added daily by visitors.
By time_warp: posted on 5-5-2009

Thats a great site, thanks :)

Here is the background to the Impregnable picture above. Fascinating...

In 1862 a new training ship joined the establishment at Devonport, "HMS Impregnable". She had been launched at Chatham Dockyard in July 1810 and as a 98-gun three-decker of 2,278 tons, was almost a copy of "HMS Victory".

She had entered service in 1812 and two years later was chosen to be the flagship of Admiral the Duke of Clarence, who later became King William IV. The ship took an active part in the bombardment of Algiers in 1816, when Lord Exmouth was sent to stamp out piracy in the Mediterranean.

The "Impregnable" saw little further action, apart from another short commission in the Mediterranean, and in 1819 she was put into the reserve fleet at Devonport.

From May 1839 until October 1841 she had relieved "HMS Adelaide" as the Commander-in-Chief's flagship moored at the entrance to the Hamoaze. She then saw service in the Mediterranean until May 1843, when she again returned to Devonport's Reserve Fleet. In 1862 she, too, became a training ship.

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By netchicken: posted on 5-5-2009








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