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Harland and Wolff Collection

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Harland and Wolff Collection

The Harland and Wolff Collection comprises c75,000 negatives recording the development of the firm from the mid-1890s to the present day, with some earlier exceptions, and includes hundreds of images produced by R.J.Welch who was the firm's official photographer from c1894-1920. The collection records in detail all stages of the shipbuilding process, including documentation of the building of such famous vessels as the Oceanic, the Titanic, HMS Belfast, HMS Eagle and the Canberra, as well as portraying shipyard buildings and plant, and working life and people in its many departments and shops.

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Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Port boat deck looking aft during outfitting. Ship No: 400. Name: Olympic. Type: Passeng...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Overhead view from gantry crane aft of midships. Also view of ships 322 & 323. Ship No: ...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : View of central and port side propeller bosses, with foreman or manager. Ship No: 433. N...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Steam crane towing last funnel (No. 4) to the deepwater outfitting wharf. Ship No: 400. ...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : HMS HAWKE collision damage-details of damaged shell plates. Ship No: 400. Name: Olympic....

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : After launch view from platform down empty slip towards hull in water. Ship No: 367. Nam...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Starboard bow 3/4 profile, anchored in Belfast Lough. Ship No: 360. Name: HMS Enchantres...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Port profile of completed ship in Belfast Lough with accompanying tugs. Ship No: 401. Na...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Starboard boat deck looking forward during outfitting. Ship No: 400. Name: Olympic. Type...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Launch; stern view entering water. Ship No: 403. Name: Leicestershire. Type: Passenger/C...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Drilling out port side propeller boss, with three men operating the drilling machine. Sh...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Starboard bow view on No. 6 slip, South Yard, prior to launch. Ship No: 372. Name: Amazo...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Launch; stern 3/4 profile, entering water. Ship No: 335. Name: Celtic. Type: Passenger S...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Launch party on platform and bottle breaking on port bow. Ship No: 412. Name: Themistocl...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Port stern 3/4 profile on slip prior to launch. Ship No: 406. Name: Balantia. Type: Pass...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Launch; starboard stern view entering water. Ship No: 409. Name: Pakeha. Type: Passenger...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Between decks looking aft, with electric drilling and hand riveting in progress. Ship No...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Gantry with Vessel ready for launch, with 436 Statendam / Justica on no. 3 slip. Ship No...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Drive shafts in Engine works prior to assembly. Ship No: 317. Name: Oceanic. Type: Passe...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Engine bedplate being lifted from dockside by 200- ton floating crane. Ship No: 433. Nam...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Boiler being lifted aboard by floating crane. Ship No: 433. Name: Britannic. Type: Passe...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Launch party on platform with bottle breaking on port bow. Ship No: 382. Name: Avon. Typ...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Deck view from fo'c'sle. Ship No: 433. Name: Britannic. Type: Passenger Ship. Tonnage: 4...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Erection of main engine frames on bedplates in Engine works. Ship No: 317. Name: Oceanic...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Launch; starboard stern view entering water from No. 8 slip, South Yard. Ship No: 405. N...

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