Category Archives: Working boats

The Rohilla rescue, October 1914

Naval hospital ship HMHS Rohilla was travelling to Dunkirk during October 1914 to collect wounded soldiers when she struck rocks at Whitby.

For three days the brave lifeboat crews and the people of Whitby and surrounding communities battled extreme conditions to reach the ship and rescue the passengers. Some 84 people lost their lives, but 145 were saved.

Matthew Atkin photographs the outrigger canoes of Olango and Mactan

Here are some more of my brother’s stunning photos from the Far East. Today’s shots of mainly outrigger canoes – mostly what are known as bancas – come from Olango and Mactan in the Phillipines.

Click on the images for a much bigger and better view.

Thanks Matt!

Charles Napier Hemy, Victorian painter

Page through a wonderful – and wonderfully romantic – set of Victorian era paintings of mainly fishing  boats using the little arrows on the left and right of each frame.

Read about Charles Napier Hemy here. There are many more paintings here, here and here.