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New image of N.S.11

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New image of N.S.11

Another eBay win brings a new image of N.S.11 to the collection. Yet to be fully confirmed, this could be of the airship taking off from Pulham Airship Station in Norfolk.

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N.S. Class over the Firth of Forth

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N.S. Class over the Firth of Forth

Another find from the Wonder Book of the Navy is this photograph of an unidentified N.S. Class airship. The airship is flying due east along the Firth of Forth and has just passed over Inchcolm Island.

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N.S.7 and N.S.8

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N.S.7 and N.S.8

From the Wonder Book of the Navy of the early 1920s comes this fantastic full-colour plate of N.S.7 and N.S.8 at the surrender of the German High Seas Fleet on 21st November 1918.

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Candlelit Vigil at Memorial

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Candlelit Vigil at Memorial

Marking the centenary of the start of WWI, a candlelit vigil was held around the N.S.11 memorial in the grounds of the Earlestown Viaduct Sports & Social Club, Lancashire.

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N.S.7 at surrender of German Fleet

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N.S.7 at surrender of German Fleet

Kindly provided by John Wisdom at two new images of N.S.7 at the surrender of the German Fleet at Rosyth on or around 21 November 1918. N.S.7 was accompanied by N.S.8. The battleship at the head of the column is SMS König Albert – scuttled at Scapa Flow on 21 June 1919. The ship was raised by the British 1935 and was broken up for scrap in 1936. This class of battleship has asymmetrical gun turrets midships – a vital clue to show the correct way these images should be flipped.

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“With the Eyes of the Navy” now online

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“With the Eyes of the Navy” now online

The Imperial War Museum has made the 1918 film “With the Eyes of the Navy” available online. Featuring NS7 and NS8 on patrol the film brings to life what life would have been like aboard a North Sea class airship. To view the film visit… IWM

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More images from IWM

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More images from IWM

Many more images have been made available online from the Imperial War Museum’s collection. Where copyright allows we have included these in the NS-Class Gallery. 

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Face in the Crowd

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Face in the Crowd

One key aim of ours is to put a face to every crew member lost when NS11 came down in flames over the North Sea. Now we have an image of Aircraftman Frederick Cameron...

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New images of N.S.11 come to light

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New images of N.S.11 come to light

Recently found in Flickr Commons are eleven photographs that record a significant event in the history of the British airship N.S.11. From March 1919 the images are part of the Adolphe Henri DuBois Special Photo Collection curated by the San Diego Air & Space Museum.

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