Launch of the 'Black Prince', Thames Iron Works

Made:
1904
maker:
Edgar Tarry Adams
'Launch Of The Black Prince, Thames Iron Works', 1904
      A photograph of preparations for the launch of the 'Black Prince', a ship built at the Thames Iron Works in Blackwall

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'Launch Of The Black Prince, Thames Iron Works', 1904 A photograph of preparations for the launch of the 'Black Prince', a ship built at the Thames Iron Works in Blackwall
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A photograph entitled 'Launch of the 'Black Prince', Thames Ironworks', taken by Edgar Tarry Adams in 1904. Spectators watch expectantly from the balcony above as they wait for the ship's launch.

A photograph entitled 'Launch of the 'Black Prince', Thames Ironworks', taken by Edgar Tarry Adams in 1904.

Spectators watch expectantly from the balcony above as they wait for the ship's launch. Adams' father had encouraged his interest in boats from childhood. He regularly documented the construction and launching of ships.

The HMS 'Black Prince' was a Duke of Edinburgh-class armoured cruiser and built by Thames Ironworks in Blackwall London and launched on 8 November 1904. The ship was sunk in the Battle of Jutland in 1916.

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Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1997-5003/181
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
National Media Museum, Bradford