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WW1. A German U-boat returns with a damaged conning tower. © IWM

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WW1. German sailors letting go a buoy to mark a mine. © IWM

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Royal Marine rifle practice WW1. My Grandfather G Hill RMB 1904 to 1920. 1941/2-1946.

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Probably the best picture I've ever seen of planes and ships during WW II. Wow.

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Very Rare WWII Enigma Cipher Machine. This highly important three-rotor Enigma deciphering machine was used by the Nazis during World War II. It is believed that acquisition of an Enigma, and the subsequent deciphering of the German codes by the Allies, shortened the war in Europe by at least two years. Examples of Enigma machines are exceptionally rare and almost all known models are in museums.

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Royal Navy. Nelson's Undress Uniform, 1795-1812 pattern. National Maritime Museum Greenwich.

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The family photograph album contains never before seen images of the Titanic during her launch

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from Mail Online

On display after 200 years: Rare Royal Navy uniform worn by survivor of Battle of Trafalgar (found in a plastic bag in the attic)

Rare: The blue and cream Navy uniform worn by Trafalgar survivor William Hicks is said to be the only one of its kind in existence

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Super carrier: Britain's largest warships take shape

The Royal Navy's last aircraft carriers - the Invincible class - were not officially classed as carriers but as Through Deck Cruisers to escape a round of defence cuts. Three were built - Invincible (seen here returning from the Falklands conflict), Illustrious and Ark Royal. Invincible and Ark Royal were both scrapped along with their complement of Sea Harriers under the current government's defence cuts. Illustrious has been retained as a helicopter carrier but will be scrapped when HMS…

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From the Greenwich Observatory - Canary Wharf forms the backdrop for the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London, UK

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