Vice Admiral Sir Cecil Ponsonby Talbot, K.C.B., K.B.E., D.S.O.
Photo Collection
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Vice Admiral Sir Cecil Ponsonby Talbot, K.C.B., K.B.E., D.S.O., R.N. seen at his home in June 1953 in full dress for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

HMS Victory seen at Portsmouth, England sometime around the turn of the century.

HMS Glory, in 1901 Talbot received his first assignment to this ship. He served in her on China Station during the Boxer Rebellion, even saving the life of a fellow sailor who had gone overboard from a picket boat on the Yangtze.

1903: A gun crew on HMS Glory, Cecil Talbot is seen standing back row far left.

The blimp SST-2, Talbot trained in balloons beginning in 1908, but this photo dates from 1918 and was taken in East Fortune, Scotland.
(All photos from the collection of Vice Admiral Sir Cecil Ponsonby Talbot, K.C.B., K.B.E., D.S.O.)
Courtesy of Colonel John Talbot

MaritimeQuest wishes to give our deepest appreciation to Col. John Talbot for providing access to his father's magnificent photographic collection for publication on this site. The collection spans several decades and is filled with many rare and some never before published photographs and were are very grateful that he has allowed us to publish the collection.

We also wish to thank Patrick Langrishe without whom the collection could not have been published. Patrick scanned and rescanned the collection in order to obtain the fine quality images presented here. Thanks must also go to Philip J. Heydon, I.S.M. for aiding in research and identification of many of the photographs displayed.

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Page published Apr. 11, 2010