HMS Audacious Thumbnail Gallery:-
1; Carl Spencer scooters over the barrels with a diver in the background for scale.
2; Again passing divers put scale to the distant turret, ambient light image on fast film.
3; This is one of Antonello Paone images of Leigh Bishop photographing the guns.
4; Richard Stevenson models on the barrel tips for scale, I took this image back in 2001.
1; A classic cover shot prospective of those
awesome guns with divers once again for scale.
1; The very tale end of the wreck has broken off under its own weight with rudders intact.
2; The entire stern section as she lies today, here with two props and rudder exposed.
3; Another silhouette landscape of the upturned stern showing a single prop against the backlight.
4; Over to the wrecks upturned starboard side another obvious prop can be seen on a bent shaft.
1; A starboard view of the upside-down keel and seriously bent prop shaft leading to image No4 above.
2; Geraint Ffoulkes Jones pauses on a scooter tour of the wreck to model one of my time exposure shots.
3: Around the amidships just aft of the turrets extensive damage can be seen from the magazine explosion.
4; Here a large pile of anchor chain marks a small break forward before the diver reaches the very bow tip.
The huge Anchors that can be seen today still housed within their hawsers.
1; Richard Stevenson examines the massive starboard anchor still today as expected housed.
2; The same anchor however this time another one of my ambient light exposures from a tripod.
3; Again the Starboard anchor from a different angle looking south east towards the very bow tip.
4; Even at a depth of 215ft marine growth with colour is very much alive here on these mooring bollards.
1; I have positioned the camera housing and tripod directly in front of the bow tip for this image.
2; Swimming past the turrets debris is spread over a large area where these mooring cleats are found.
3; I took this colour frame of an intact porthole, evidence that the wreck is seldom dived until now.
4; To the starboard side dozens of projectiles scatter the seabed, another ambient image for depth of field.
1; A picture taken from my first visit to Audacious my friend Rich Stevenson looks on at a projectile.
2; Another colour frame of a single prop this time rich there for some scale to the image.
3; The magazine explosion left access to the engines, here a turbine can clearly be seen.
4; This is one of those unbelievable images where a diver is Dawft by another of the huge gun turrets.
1; A single Starboard 4inch gun lies intact and slightly off the wreck close to the main guns.
2; Another small armament gun again lying on its own over to the starboard seabed side.
3; I have positioned the tripod directly behind the stern tip here, an interesting image showing design.
4; The cost of building a dreadnought around the turn of the century was immense, this sketch details this.
A small collection of Historic archive images of Audacious.
1; The famous picture of Audacious sinking taken from Olympic, Olympics lifeboats in action.
Note I have repaired this image from its original poor condition using PhotoShop7 tools.
2; Audacious afloat and under steam soon after her trials.
3; HMS Fury pulls alongside the sinking ship in an attempt to secure yet another tow line.
4; Passengers embank aboard RMS Olympic prior to her historic voyage in which she would attempt rescue.
HMS Audacious scale model images
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This is a 1:128 scale scratch built model with a solid basswood hull and upper works
made from plastic card. Deep Image is grateful to Dr John Shaw for allowing us to display
his model as well as his photographs. Click here to go to his web page
Left; A view of the port center castle
Center/left; Port Bow
Center/right; Starboard Center Castle
Right; 13.5 inch guns facing aft stern of the castle
Left; A classic aerial view of the bow section with anchor chain present.
Center; Starboard Center Castle to bow.
Right; HMS Audacious starboard stern.
More images coming soon when I grab a spare minute. Thanks Leigh Bishop
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