HMS RESOLUTION, the first nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine to be equipped with Polaris missiles, seen underway on the surface probably off the Scottish coast c. 1970.
HMS CONQUEROR, the Churchill class nuclear-powered fleet submarine, underway in the early 1970s. In 1982, the submarine sank the Argentine cruiser ARA BELGRANO during the Falklands War.
HMS CUMBERLAND testing her 'pre-wetting' system (designed to wash off radioactive fallout) in the Mediterranean, August 1954.
A Vickers Supermarine 510 preparing for a rocket-assisted take-off during trials on HMS ILLUSTRIOUS, November 1950.
The pre-production Supermarine 544 (later to be the Scimitar) aboard HMS ARK ROYAL during deck trials, 6 January 1957.
Naval ratings demonstrate the protective clothing worn in a contaminated area during an exhibition at Chatham, March 1956.
The pre-production Supermarine Scimitar strike fighter about to be launched from HMS ARK ROYAL during carrier trials in the English Channel, 6 January 1957.
HMS CUMBERLAND initiates her "pre-wetting" system designed to remove radioactive fallout, during testing in the Mediterranean, September 1955.
HMS CUMBERLAND during "pre-wetting" trials in the Mediterranean, April 1954. Pre-wetting was a method of removing radioactive 'fall-out' from the ship's surfaces.