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The crew of HM Submarine THUNDERBOLT display their 'Jolly Roger' on the Submarine Depot Ship HMS FORTH in Holy Loch, Scotland, after a successful patrol in the Mediterranean, 27 March 1942.

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1860 British Gyroscope at the Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood, London - From the curators' comments: "The Victorian era was a time when the study of science was greatly encouraged. Toys that were also educational, such as this gyroscopic top, were very popular. Gyroscopes were used as balance levels in airplanes and submarines."

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Titanic. Photograph © National Museums Northern Ireland. Collection Harland & Wolff, Ulster Folk & Transport Museum

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Prince William necks a tot of rum during WW2 submarine visit

Cheeky chap: During his visit to the Royal Naval Submarine Museum, Gosport, Prince William said it was lucky Prince George was not here. 'I think he'd get up to all sorts of mischief pulling on things,' he said

Britain's last surviving Second World War submarine HMS Alliance reopens its hatches after £7m makeover

Makeover: HMS Alliance, based at the Royal Submarine Museum in Gosport, reopens to the public this week following a £7m renovation project

Splendours of Egypt's 'Atlantis' be displayed by British Museum

Strapped in: A diver secures a 5.4m statue of Hapy, a divine personification of the Nile floods, to be lifted out of the waters. The colossal red granite carving will one of the exhibition's centrepieces. The six-tonne statue, which dates to the 4th Century BC is the largest known example of a Hapy statue

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Titanic's Belfast launch - unseen pictures

titanic during her launch on 31 May 1911 at the Belfast shipyard where she was constructed. m

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