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A Collection of Coaling Photographs c.1870-1914

Posted by Steven Gray, on November 13th, 2012

The development of steam-power and its widespread introduction into the Royal Navy gave great advantages to Britain, allowing ships to break free of the vagaries of wind and current, to travel on more direct routes with faster, larger and more powerful vessels. This new technology, however, relied on regular and massive supplies of coal, which... Become A Member

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