Great War Centenary

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Seaplane Bases


Calshot, Hampshire

SU4802 : Aerial View of Calshot Spit by Colin Babb
The naval air station on Calshot Spit expanded with new seaplanes as can be seen by the scale of the new hangar to cope with the submarine menace.

SU4802 : Calshot Castle: The Activities Centre from the roof of the keep by Michael Garlick SU4802 : Sopwith Hangar, Calshot Activity Centre by Richard Dorrell SU4802 : Calshot, Sopwith Hangar by Mike Faherty Sopwith Hangar (1913)
SU4802 : Velodrome, Calshot Activity Centre by Richard Dorrell SU4802 : Calshot, Sunderland Hangar by Mike Faherty SU4802 : Sunderland Hangar, Calshot Activity Centre by Richard Dorrell Sunderland Hangar (1918)

Mount Batten, Plymouth, Devon

SX4853 : Flying Boat Hangars, Mount Batten by N Chadwick (1917)

Killingholme, Lincolnshire

TA1620 : Remains of RNAS Killingholme Flying Boat Slipway by David Wright
RNAS airfield and seaplane base transferred to United States Navy in summer 1917.

TA2709 : Grimsby - The Old Tram Depot by David Wright TA2709 : Grimsby Tram Depot by David Wright TA2709 : Back of the bus garage by Alan Murray-Rust
The large hangars were removed to Grimsby after the war as a tram depot and remain in use as a bus garage.

Newhaven, Sussex

TQ4500 : Site of RNAS Newhaven by Simon Carey TQ4500 : Site of RNAS Newhaven by Simon Carey TQ4500 : Site of RNAS Newhaven by Simon Carey TQ4500 : Site of RNAS Newhaven by Simon Carey TQ4500 : Site of RNAS Newhaven by Simon Carey TQ4500 : Site of RNAS Newhaven by Simon Carey
RNAS seaplane base built in 1917 operating Shorts 184 seaplanes on anti-submarine patrols.

TQ2470 : Trackside factory, Wimbledon by N Chadwick TQ2470 : Derelict shed by the railway line by N Chadwick TQ2470 : The Old Aircraft Hangar in  Wimbledon West Goods Yard, Dundonald Road by Chris
The 1918 Type G hangars were removed after the war to Wimbledon.

South Shields, Durham

NZ3668 : Seaplane slipway by John M NZ3668 : South Shields Seaplane Station by John M
RNAS seaplane base built in 1917 with five Type F hangars similar to Calshot, concrete apron and timber ramp. Mainly used as an aircraft acceptance park.

Aghada, East Cork

W8465 : American Seaplane Site by Tim FitzGerald
United States seaplane base opened in 1917.

Naval Establishments


Osea Island, Blackwater Estuary, Essex

TL9105 : Osea Island Jetty by Glyn Baker TL9105 : Manor House, Osea Island by Oliver Dixon TL9105 : Ruined pier on Osea Island by Oliver Dixon TL9106 : Osea Island with Cooper's Creek beyond by terry joyce
HMS Osea was constructed in 1917 as a base for up to forty Coastal Motor Boats. Boats from the base patrolled the North Sea and took part on the raids to Zeebrugge and Ostend submarine bases. The jetty and some buildings survive on this private island.

Bodmin Jail, Cornwall

SX0667 : Bodmin Gaol by Martin Addison
The debtor's wing of the Victorian Jail had been used by the Admiralty as a prison since 1869. From 1918 to 1919 it was also home to the Domesday Book and Crown Jewels.

Haulbowline Island, Cork

W7965 : P31 Berthed at Haulbowline Island by derek menzies W7965 : Haulbowline Island by derek menzies W7865 : P21 Berthed at  Haulbowline Island by derek menzies W7865 : Haulbowline Island by derek menzies W7965 : Naval Stores buildings, Haulbowline Island by David Hawgood
Royal Naval Dockyard with victualling station and hospital.

Port Edgar, South Queensferry

NT1279 : The pier at Port Edgar by James Wood NT1278 : South Queensferry Townscape : Corrugated Iron Sheds at Port Edgar by Richard West NT1278 : South Queensferry Architecture : The East Elevation of the Blue Shed at Port Edgar by Richard West
Established in 1916 as base for Torpedo Boat Destroyers on Firth of Forth opposite Rosyth.

Oil Depot, Rosyth Dockyard

NT1182 : Gigantic demolition by James Allan NT1182 : Deconstruction continues by M J Richardson NT1182 : Rosyth Oil Fuel Depot by Chris Allen NT1182 : Rosyth Oil Fuel Depot by Chris Allen
Bunkering facilities from 1916.

Rosyth Dockyard

NT1081 : Rosyth docks by Mike Pennington
Construction of the dockyard commenced in 1909 with berths for eleven battleships.

Naval Vessels


HMS Caroline

J3575 : HMS Caroline by Bill Boaden J3575 : HMS Caroline in Alexandra Dock by Rod Allday J3575 : HMS 'Caroline', Alexandra Dock Belfast by Rossographer J3576 : HMS Caroline by Wilson Adams
J3575 : HMS "Caroline", Belfast - January 2015(3) by Albert Bridge J3575 : HMS "Caroline", Belfast - January 2015(2) by Albert Bridge J3575 : HMS "Caroline", Belfast - January 2015(5) by Albert Bridge J3575 : HMS "Caroline", Belfast by Albert Bridge
Class-C light cruiser launched in 1914 and last remaining survivor of the Battle of Jutland.

Monitor M33

SU6200 : The Monitor M33 by Colin Smith SU6200 : Portsmouth Historic Naval Dockyard, HMS M33 in Dazzle Camouflage by David Dixon
Coastal bombardment vessel launched 1915 and last remaining survivor of Gallipoli campaign.

HMS Saxifrage (President)

TQ3180 : HMS President by Bill Nicholls TQ3180 : HMS President by PAUL FARMER TQ3180 : HMS President by N Chadwick
Flower class 'Q Ship' anti-submarine vessel launched in January 1918 and used for convoy protection in UK waters.

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