HMS Glorious Collision

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The series of photographs below relate to the collision between HMS Glorious and the French liner SS Florida off Gibraltar in April, 1931.

HMS Glorious (right) and SS Florida interlocked after the collision.

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HMS Glorious and SS Florida locked together after the collision.  

It is difficult to make out, but the two square windows along the top edge of the photo belong to the Florida, and are facing the bow, hence the photo is taken from near water level just off the port bow of the Florida, looking up into the damaged area.  The bow of Glorious is just about discernable coming in from the right of the photo.

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The damage to the SS Florida.

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The damaged bow of HMS Glorious.

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SS Florida in harbour after the collision.

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SS Florida at Malaga.

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A long shot of the damage caused in the collision.

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A close up of the damage to HMS Glorious.

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A bow view of the damage to the aircraft carrier.

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HMS Glorious with HMS Whitehall in the background.

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HMS Glorious after the collision.

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Another shot of the damage.

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The damage to HMS Glorious.

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The two ships after they were separated, with D63 HMS Gipsy in attendance.

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HMS Volunteer helping out after the incident.  Taken from SS Florida.

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HMS Amazon passing the wrecked bow of HMS Glorious.

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The damage to the port bow of SS Florida.

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HMS Volunteer on the scene after the collision.

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HMS Volunteer rescuing biplane from HMS Glorious.

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SS Florida after the collision, showing damage towards the left hand end of the ship, at the port bow.

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