At sea

In pictures: The sailors and ships that helped create Portsmouth naval history

Here is our latest collection of archive images charting the history of Portsmouth.

These pictures, courtesy of Getty, all have the theme ‘at sea’.

Ratings of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (RNVR), London and Sussex Divisions, enjoy the sunshine on board the HMS Curacoa during a trip from Portsmouth to Plymouth and Torbay, 29th March 1937. (Photo by Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Ratings of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (RNVR), London and Sussex Divisions, enjoy the sunshine on board the HMS Curacoa during a trip from Portsmouth to Plymouth and Torbay, 29th March 1937. (Photo by Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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22nd January 1934:  Able seamen at the Royal Navy Anti-Gas School at Tipner, Portsmouth play leapfrog wearing gas masks, to accustom them to carrying out strenuous tasks in respirators.  (Photo by William Vanderson/Fox Photos/Getty Images)
22nd January 1934: Able seamen at the Royal Navy Anti-Gas School at Tipner, Portsmouth play leapfrog wearing gas masks, to accustom them to carrying out strenuous tasks in respirators. (Photo by William Vanderson/Fox Photos/Getty Images)
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20th August 1936:  Sea Cadets receiving instruction in boat drill on board the training ship 'Foudroyant' in Portsmouth harbour.  (Photo by E. Dean/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
20th August 1936: Sea Cadets receiving instruction in boat drill on board the training ship 'Foudroyant' in Portsmouth harbour. (Photo by E. Dean/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
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20th August 1936:  Sea Cadets on board the training ship HMS Implacable at Portsmouth harbour, amuse themselves by playing some tunes.  (Photo by E. Dean/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
20th August 1936: Sea Cadets on board the training ship HMS Implacable at Portsmouth harbour, amuse themselves by playing some tunes. (Photo by E. Dean/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
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