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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...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Erection of main engines; beginning to mount cylinders. Ship No: 317. Name: Oceanic. Typ...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Bow view afloat in water and almost alongside North Yard jetty after launch. Ship No: 38...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Number 3 funnel being hoisted to vertical position on dockside by floating crane. Ship N...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Port stern 3/4 profile afloat in Victoria Channel immediately after launch. Ship No: 427...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Port bow 3/4 profile afloat immediately after launch. Ship No: 358. Name: Adriatic. Type...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject :Bow cradle. Ship No: 433. Name: Britannic. Type: Passenger Ship. Tonnage: 48158. Launch: ...

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 : Starboard bow view in dry dock from the dock side. Ship No: 400. Name: Olympic. Type: Pa...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Port bow 3/4 profile afloat immediately after launch. Ship No: 358. Name: Adriatic. Type...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Erection of main engines; crankshaft arrangement. Ship No: 317. Name: Oceanic. Type: Pas...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Plating tank top with erected aft end frames in background. Ship No: 400. Name: Olympic....

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Starboard stern view of completed ship in Belfast Lough with accompanying tugs. Ship No:...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Port bow profile on No. 3 slip, North Yard, prior to launch. Ship No: 337. Name: Cedric....

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Launch; port stern view entering water. Ship No: 317. Name: Oceanic. Type: Passenger Shi...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Starboard profile in Belfast Lough. Ship No: 360. Name: HMS Enchantress. Type: Steam yac...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Port bow 3/4 profile on slip prior to launch, with drag chains in foreground. Ship No: 3...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Saloon under construction. Ship No: 433. Name: Britannic. Type: Passenger Ship. Tonnage:...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Launch; starboard stern view entering water. Ship No: 360. Name: HMS Enchantress. Type: ...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Change valve being machined in works. Ship No: 433. Name: Britannic. Type: Passenger Shi...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Starboard bow 3/4 profile afloat immediately after launch. Ship No: 405. Name: Berbice. ...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Last funnel (No. 4) leaving shop. Ship No: 400. Name: Olympic. Type: Passenger Ship. Ton...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Thrust shaft on lathe in Engine works. Ship No: 317. Name: Oceanic. Type: Passenger Ship...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Launching trigger, pump and pressure guage on ways immediately after launch. Ship No: 31...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Ship framed. Port stern view from water side of slip. Ship No: 317. Name: Oceanic. Type:...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Port bow 3/4 profile afloat after launch. Spectators and jetty in foreground. Ship No: 3...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : View of after end of replacement bow section prior to launch. Ship No: 333. Name: Suevic...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Hydraulic pump. Ship No: 433. Name: Britannic. Type: Passenger Ship. Tonnage: 48158. Lau...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Port bow view afloat immediately after launch. Ship No: 393. Name: Lapland. Type: Passen...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Port profile of completed ship at sea, but unsharp. Ship No: 400. Name: Olympic. Type: P...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Starboard bow 3/4 profile of completed ship in Belfast Lough, including men at stern of ...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Port bow 3/4 profile, afloat immediately after launch. Ship No: 356. Name: Kenilworth Ca...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Ship framed. Internal view along tank top. Ship No: 317. Name: Oceanic. Type: Passenger ...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Port bow view afloat immediately after launch. Ship No: 418. Name: Demosthenes. Type: Pa...

Photograph

Photograph

Photograph, Harland and Wolff. subject : STARBOARD ENGINE IN FINNIESTON DIESEL ENGINE WORKS. Ship No.: 580Gk. Name: LOBOS. Type: CARGO SHIP. Tonnage:...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Starboard stern view on slip prior to launch. Ship No: 394. Name: Laurentic (Alberta). T...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Starboard stern view on No. 7 slip, South Yard, prior to launch. Ship No: 325. Name: Per...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Port bow 3/4 profile, afloat immediaqtely after launch. Ship No: 312. Name: Rotterdam. T...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Bow view immediately after launch with lubricated ways in foreground. Ship No: 311. Name...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Launch; port stern 3/4 profile entering water from No. 7 slip, North Yard. Ship No: 280....

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Erected stern frames. View from water side of slip. Ship No: 317. Name: Oceanic. Type: P...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Floating crane lifting boiler and mast on board during outfitting. Ship No: 397. Name: M...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Starboard bow profile on slip prior to launch. Ship No: 335. Name: Celtic. Type: Passeng...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Starboard bow view on slip prior to launch. Ship No: 356. Name: Kenilworth Castle. Type:...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Port bow view on slip prior to launch, with launch party on platform. Ship No: 356. Name...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Starboard stern view on slip prior to launch. Ship No: 332. Name: Runic. Type: Passenger...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Port view of rudder and twin propellers prior to launch. Ship No: 293. Name: Georgic. Ty...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Launch; starboard stern view entering water. Ship No: 419 Name: Galway Castle. Type: Pas...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Starboard bow profile on No. 9 slip, South Yard prior to launch. Ship No: 347. Name: Gal...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Eight of the watertight bulkheads. Ship No: 433. Name: Britannic. Type: Passenger Ship. ...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Starboard stern view on slip prior to launch. Ship No: 347. Name: Galeka. Type: Passenge...

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