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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 : Turbine cover in erecting shop, with apprentice seated to give scale. Ship No: 433. Name...

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: 410. Name: Edinburgh ...

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Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Upper and lower parts of stern frame in position. Ship No: 400. Name: Olympic. Type: Pas...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Boilers in course of construction in Engine works boiler shop, including interior view o...

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: 406. Name: Balantia....

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Launch; port stern view entering water. Ship No: 337. Name: Cedric. Type: Passenger Ship...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Plating upper deck, view aft. Ship No: 317. Name: Oceanic. Type: Passenger Ship. Tonnage...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Condensers and other propelling machinery components in Engine works prior to assembly.....

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : General view, completed shell plating portside hull forward of midships. Ship No: 317. N...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Starboard profile of cased builder's model. Ship No: 382. Name: Avon. Type: Passenger Sh...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Starboard stern 3/4 profile on slip prior to launch. Ship No: 394. Name: Laurentic (Albe...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Starboard bow view off Queen's Quay in Victoria Channel, after launch. Ship No: 411. Nam...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Launch; starboard stern view entering water. Ship No: 324. Name: Winifredian. Type: Pass...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Port bow near profile of completed ship at sea, distant view. Ship No: 400. Name: Olympi...

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, closer view. Ship No: 356. Name: ...

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 : Stern view with Lord Pirrie and large group of Belfast Harbour commissioners. Ship No: 4...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Plating upper deck, view forward. Ship No: 317. Name: Oceanic. Type: Passenger Ship. Ton...

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 : Port bow view alongside jetty after launch. Ship No: 410. Name: Edinburgh Castle. Type: ...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Launch; starboard stern 3/4 profile entering water. Ship No: 367. Name: Aragon. Type: Pa...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Launch party on platform raising hats and with broken bottle on port bow. Ship No: 372. ...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Port stern view and spectators immediately prior to launch. Ship No: 317. Name: Oceanic....

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Turning main engine crankshaft journal on Engine works lathe. Ship No: 317. Name: Oceani...

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Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Port bow view on slip prior to launch, with platform in position. Ship No: 385. Name: Ir...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Hydraulic riveter working on topside shell plating. Ship No: 317. Name: Oceanic. Type: P...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Last funnel (No. 4) being towed down Queen's Road to the deepwater outfitting wharf. 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, closer to bow view. Ship No: ...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Boss arms in position. Ship No: 400. Name: Olympic. Type: Passenger Ship. Tonnage: 45324...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Starboard stern view on No. 6 slip, South Yard prior to launch. Ship No: 382. Name: Avon...

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 :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 : Overhead view, decks partly plated. Ship No: 433. Name: Britannic. Type: Passenger Ship....

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Distant bow view from vacated slip after launch. Ship No: 335. Name: Celtic. Type: Passe...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Full length port view. Ship No: 433. Name: Britannic. Type: Passenger Ship. Tonnage: 481...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Port bow 3/4 profile of completed ship at sea. Ship No: 400. Name: Olympic. Type: Passen...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Port bow 3/4 profile of completed ship at sea, darker print. Ship No: 400. Name: Olympic...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Stern view from Victoria Wharf. Ship No: 433. Name: Britannic. Type: Passenger Ship. Ton...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Boiler lifted just clear of truck. Ship No: 433. Name: Britannic. Type: Passenger Ship. ...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Port stern view immediately prior to launch. Ship No: 337. Name: Cedric. Type: Passenger...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Boilers in course of construction. Ship No: 317. Name: Oceanic. Type: Passenger Ship. To...

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 : Engine bedplate leaving engine works on railway wagons, being towed by steam engine. Shi...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Number 3 funnel on standard gauge rail wagons being hauled out of works by a squad of me...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Laying main and upper deck plates. Ship No: 358. Name: Adriatic. Type: Passenger Ship. T...

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, but from opposite end of en...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Hydraulic riveting, at bottom of sheer stroke. Ship No: 433. Name: Britannic. Type: Pass...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Port bow 3/4 profile prior to launch-good view of ship and yard. Ship No: 337. Name: Ced...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Deckhouses on upper deck in course of erection, view forward. Ship No: 317. Name: Oceani...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Erection of main engines; cylinder castings alongside, but from opposite end of engines....

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Hand-riveters at work near bow. Ship No: 433. Name: Britannic. Type: Passenger Ship. Ton...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Vessel afloat after launch. 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 : Starboard bow 3/4 profile, afloat in Abercorn Basin after launch. Ship No: 361. Name: Du...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Crankshaft and other propelling machinery components in Engine Works prior to assembly. ...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Hydraulic riveter working on upper deck plating between beams 77 & 78. Ship No: 317. Nam...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Detail of rudder and portside propeller immediately prior to launch. Ship No: 317. Name:...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Launch; port stern view entering water. Ship No: 401. Name: Titanic. Type: Passenger Shi...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : View from tank top to frames erected forward of midships. Ship No: 317. Name: Oceanic. T...

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 : Port stern view on old No. 9 slip, renumbered 4, North Yard, prior to launch. Ship No: 3...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Starbaord bow 3/4 profile of completed ship under tow in Victoria Channel. Ship No: 392....

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : View forward along tank top within erected frames. Ship No: 317. Name: Oceanic. Type: Pa...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Launch; port stern view entering water. Ship No: 393. Name: Lapland. Type: Passenger Shi...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Starboard profile of completed ship in Belfast Lough. Ship No: 394. Name: Laurentic (Alb...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Floating crane lifting boilers on board during outfitting. Ship No: 399. Name: Megantic....

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Watertight bulkheads showing vertical strengthening girders. Ship No: 433. Name: Britann...

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 : Shell plating portside hull above propeller shaft, with timber staging. Ship No: 317. Na...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Starboard view towards bow, on No. 7 slip South Yard, prior to launch. Ship No: 332. Nam...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Web frame with outer plating forward of "G" watertight bulkhead. Ship No: 433. Name: Bri...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Port profile afloat in Abercorn basin, after launch. Ship No: 324. Name: Winifredian. Ty...

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: 317. Name: Oceanic. Type: Passen...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Dome and decorated panels of first class dining saloon during outfitting. Ship No: 317. ...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : View aft from forecastle deck towards bridge during outfitting. Ship No: 317. Name: Ocea...

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph; glass plate negative

Photograph, Harland and Wolff glass plate negative. subject : Port profile while outfitting at Alexandra Wharf. Ship No: 317. Name: Oceanic. Type: Pas...

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