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Ajax Collection

"From the historic Battle of Trafalgar to modern-day marvels, it has left its mark in various realms. H. M. S

Background imageAjax Collection: The Battle of Trafalgar, H. M. S. Victory breaks the line

The Battle of Trafalgar, H. M. S. Victory breaks the line
Illustration showing the moment during the Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805, that HMS Victory broke through the enemy line and also the moment of Nelsons mortal wounding

Background imageAjax Collection: HMS Ajax, British battleship, at Malta

HMS Ajax, British battleship, at Malta
HMS Ajax, British King George V-class battleship, seen here at Malta. Date: circa 1919

Background imageAjax Collection: Card commemorating Graf Spee destruction, WW2

Card commemorating Graf Spee destruction, WW2
Card commemorating the destruction of the German cruiser, Admiral Graf Spee, on 13 December 1939 by HMS Exeter, Ajax and Achilles following the Battle of the River Plate. Date: 1939

Background imageAjax Collection: Jaguars of No54 Squadron and a RAF Short SC-5 Belfast CMk1

Jaguars of No54 Squadron and a RAF Short SC-5 Belfast CMk1, XR370, Ajax, of No53 Squadron at RAF Coltishall. 1974. Date: 1974

Background imageAjax Collection: Amsterdam Arena Stadia Art - Ajax

Amsterdam Arena Stadia Art - Ajax
Oil painting of the Amsterdam Arena, home of AFC Ajax Netherlands, 1996 - current day. Capacity 53, 052. Original painting size 22" x18" created in 2013 by DJ Rogers

Background imageAjax Collection: Ajax v Brighton and Hove Albion Europa League 05OCT23

Ajax v Brighton and Hove Albion Europa League 05OCT23
Match action during the Europa League match between Ajax and Brighton and Hove Albion at the Johan Cruyff Arena in the Europa League group stages on 9th November 2023

Background imageAjax Collection: HMS Ajax, light cruiser, Leander class

HMS Ajax, light cruiser, Leander class. circa 1940s

Background imageAjax Collection: NFS-London Region 50ft wheeled escape ladder, WW2

NFS-London Region 50ft wheeled escape ladder, WW2
An Ajax style wheeled escape ladder, wound out in its carriage, from Fire Force Area 34 Acton fire station (E1Z) located at 24 Gunnersbury Lane, Acton, West London

Background imageAjax Collection: Brighton and Hove Albion v Ajax Europa League - Group B 26OCT23

Brighton and Hove Albion v Ajax Europa League - Group B 26OCT23
Match action during the Europa League match between Match action between Brighton and Hove Albion and Ajax in the Group B, Europa League match, during the 2023/24 season

Background imageAjax Collection: Attic vase of Exekias depicting Achilles and Ajax playing dice, detail

Attic vase of Exekias depicting Achilles and Ajax playing dice, detail
Greek civilization, 6th century b.C. Black-figure pottery. Attic vase of Exekias depicting Achilles and Ajax playing dice. Detail

Background imageAjax Collection: AJAX Armoured Vehicle at a 3 Div Combined Arms Manoeuvre Demonstration

AJAX Armoured Vehicle at a 3 Div Combined Arms Manoeuvre Demonstration
Pictured is the new AJAX Armoured Vehicle at a 3 Div Combined Arms Manoeuvre Demonstration held at Knighton Down, Salisbury Plain Training Area

Background imageAjax Collection: View of the valut of the Room of Ulysses, Palazzo della Prefettura, Bergamo, Italy (photo)

View of the valut of the Room of Ulysses, Palazzo della Prefettura, Bergamo, Italy (photo)
2654973 View of the valut of the Room of Ulysses, Palazzo della Prefettura, Bergamo, Italy (photo); (add.info.: Bergamo, Palazzo della Prefettura: the vault of the Hall of Ulysses)

Background imageAjax Collection: The launch of the paddle steamers 'Windsor' and 'Ajax', 1850

The launch of the paddle steamers 'Windsor' and 'Ajax', 1850
3330493 The launch of the paddle steamers 'Windsor' and 'Ajax', 1850; (add.info.: Illustration depicting the launch of the paddle steamers 'Windsor' and 'Ajax')

Background imageAjax Collection: Black figure amphora. Ajax and Achilles playing dice

Black figure amphora. Ajax and Achilles playing dice
3262176 Black figure amphora. Ajax and Achilles playing dice.; Museo nazionale etrusco di Villa Giulia - Villa Poniatowski, Rome, Italy; © Mike Andrews. All rights reserved 2024.

Background imageAjax Collection: Advert for Royal Ajax Bycicles 1900. (engraving)

Advert for Royal Ajax Bycicles 1900. (engraving)
5616644 Advert for Royal Ajax Bycicles 1900. (engraving); Universal History Archive/UIG.

Background imageAjax Collection: Tecmessa, Her Son and Teucer Lamenting the Dead Ajax, 1809. Creator: Carl Russ

Tecmessa, Her Son and Teucer Lamenting the Dead Ajax, 1809. Creator: Carl Russ
Tecmessa, Her Son and Teucer Lamenting the Dead Ajax, 1809

Background imageAjax Collection: A Little Ajax for a Cent Defying the Lightning, from Puck, published December 10, 1890

A Little Ajax for a Cent Defying the Lightning, from Puck, published December 10, 1890. Creator: Charles Jay Taylor
A Little Ajax for a Cent Defying the Lightning, from Puck, published December 10, 1890

Background imageAjax Collection: AJAX, the Future Armoured Fighting Vehicle for the British Army

AJAX, the Future Armoured Fighting Vehicle for the British Army
Pictured is the new AJAX prototype shown near its future assembly site in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales. AJAX provides a step-change in the Armoured Fighting Vehicle capability being delivered to the British

Background imageAjax Collection: Achilles and Ajax playing dice. Scene of a black figured Attic amphora by Exekias

Achilles and Ajax playing dice. Scene of a black figured Attic amphora by Exekias, preserved in the Gregorian Etruscan Museum, Vatican City State of the Vatican City Vatican Museums

Background imageAjax Collection: Bowl with battle scenes between Ajax, Hector, Menelaus and Paris, preserved in the Louvre Museum

Bowl with battle scenes between Ajax, Hector, Menelaus and Paris, preserved in the Louvre Museum, Paris. France Paris, Louvre Museum Vase Greek Art, Greece, Europe, Ancient Civilization

Background imageAjax Collection: Colossal statue of Ajax, by Antonio Canova, located in the Palazzo Treves De'Bonfilis in Venice

Colossal statue of Ajax, by Antonio Canova, located in the Palazzo Treves De'Bonfilis in Venice Venice Palazzo Treves De'Bonfilis Statue Neoclassicism, Nineteenth century, 19th century

Background imageAjax Collection: Ajax defending the Greek ships against the Trojans

Ajax defending the Greek ships against the Trojans. From "Stories From Homer" by the Rev. Alfred J. Church, M.A.; illustrations from designs by John Flaxman

Background imageAjax Collection: Hector and Ajax separated by the Heralds

Hector and Ajax separated by the Heralds. From "Stories From Homer" by the Rev. Alfred J. Church, M.A.; illustrations from designs by John Flaxman

Background imageAjax Collection: HMS Ajax, early 1900s

HMS Ajax, early 1900s

Background imageAjax Collection: HMS Ajax

HMS Ajax

Background imageAjax Collection: A Royal Puppy

A Royal Puppy
Ajax, an alsatian puppy recently purchased by Edward, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII). Date: circa 1924

Background imageAjax Collection: ARMOUR OF ACHILLES

ARMOUR OF ACHILLES
After the death of Achilles, Odysseus & Ajax argue over who should have his armour: finally it is decided that Odysseus should have it

Background imageAjax Collection: Ajax impaled with a flash of fire on a sharp rock, The Trojan Horse

Ajax impaled with a flash of fire on a sharp rock, The Trojan Horse, Chamber of Troy (Sala di Troia), 1538-1539
2384718 Ajax impaled with a flash of fire on a sharp rock, The Trojan Horse, Chamber of Troy (Sala di Troia), 1538-1539 by Romano, Giulio (1492-1546) (and workshop); Palazzo Ducale & Museo, Mantua

Background imageAjax Collection: Ajax protecting Patrocluss corpse during the battle of Troy, The Trojan Horse

Ajax protecting Patrocluss corpse during the battle of Troy, The Trojan Horse, Chamber of Troy (Sala di Troia)
2384709 Ajax protecting Patrocluss corpse during the battle of Troy, The Trojan Horse, Chamber of Troy (Sala di Troia), 1538 - 1539 by Romano

Background imageAjax Collection: Ajax protecting Patrocluss corpse during the battle of Troy, The Trojan Horse

Ajax protecting Patrocluss corpse during the battle of Troy, The Trojan Horse, Chamber of Troy (Sala di Troia)
2384708 Ajax protecting Patrocluss corpse during the battle of Troy, The Trojan Horse, Chamber of Troy (Sala di Troia), 1538 - 1539 by Romano

Background imageAjax Collection: Greeks and Trojans battle over the naked corpse of Patroclus outside Troy

Greeks and Trojans battle over the naked corpse of Patroclus outside Troy
6340127 Greeks and Trojans battle over the naked corpse of Patroclus outside Troy by Sasso, Giovanni Antonio (19th century); (add.info)

Background imageAjax Collection: Ulysses and Ajax competing for the armor of Achilles before the courts, Ulysses Hall (fresco)

Ulysses and Ajax competing for the armor of Achilles before the courts, Ulysses Hall (fresco)
2384556 Ulysses and Ajax competing for the armor of Achilles before the courts, Ulysses Hall (fresco) by Castello, Giovanni Battista (Il Bergamasco) (1509-69); Palazzo della Prefettura, Bergamo

Background imageAjax Collection: Ulysses and Ajax competing for the armor of Achilles before the courts, Ulysses Hall

Ulysses and Ajax competing for the armor of Achilles before the courts, Ulysses Hall, detail of 2384556 (fresco)
2384555 Ulysses and Ajax competing for the armor of Achilles before the courts, Ulysses Hall, detail of 2384556 (fresco) by Castello

Background imageAjax Collection: British Naval Manoeuvres off Moda, Turkey - Vessels involved were The HMS Iron Duke, The HMS Benbow

British Naval Manoeuvres off Moda, Turkey - Vessels involved were The HMS Iron Duke, The HMS Benbow, the HMS Marlborough, HMS Emperor of India, HMS Ajax and HMS Centurion - July 30, 1923. Date: 1923

Background imageAjax Collection: Menelaus supporting the body of Patroclus, copy of a Greek original (marble)

Menelaus supporting the body of Patroclus, copy of a Greek original (marble)
3742664 Menelaus supporting the body of Patroclus, copy of a Greek original (marble) by Italian School; Palazzo Pitti, Florence

Background imageAjax Collection: The Exhibition at Westminster Hall (engraving)

The Exhibition at Westminster Hall (engraving)
1624966 The Exhibition at Westminster Hall (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Exhibition at Westminster Hall)

Background imageAjax Collection: Hector and Ajax separated by the Heralds (engraving)

Hector and Ajax separated by the Heralds (engraving)
973671 Hector and Ajax separated by the Heralds (engraving) by Flaxman, John (1755-1826) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Hector and Ajax separated by the Heralds)

Background imageAjax Collection: The Naval Review, Fleet assembling at Spithead, Ships taking up their Position (engraving)

The Naval Review, Fleet assembling at Spithead, Ships taking up their Position (engraving)
1596040 The Naval Review, Fleet assembling at Spithead, Ships taking up their Position (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Naval Review)

Background imageAjax Collection: Scarce swallowtail and unknown swallowtail

Scarce swallowtail and unknown swallowtail
Scarce swallowtail, Iphiclides podalirius, and unknown swallowtail, Papilio ajax (suppressed name). (Eastern tiger swallowtail, Papilio glaucus)

Background imageAjax Collection: Ajax defending the Greek Ships against the Trojans (engraving)

Ajax defending the Greek Ships against the Trojans (engraving)
973680 Ajax defending the Greek Ships against the Trojans (engraving) by Flaxman, John (1755-1826) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Ajax defending the Greek Ships against the Trojans)

Background imageAjax Collection: The Embassy to Achilles (engraving)

The Embassy to Achilles (engraving)
973674 The Embassy to Achilles (engraving) by Flaxman, John (1755-1826) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Embassy to Achilles)

Background imageAjax Collection: The Naval Mobilisation, 'B'Squadron in Portland Roads (engraving)

The Naval Mobilisation, "B"Squadron in Portland Roads (engraving)
1041430 The Naval Mobilisation, " B" Squadron in Portland Roads (engraving) by Wyllie, William Lionel (1851-1931) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Naval Mobilisation)

Background imageAjax Collection: The Channel Tunnel, taking Soundings on Board the 'Ajax'(engraving)

The Channel Tunnel, taking Soundings on Board the "Ajax"(engraving)
1053712 The Channel Tunnel, taking Soundings on Board the " Ajax" (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Channel Tunnel)

Background imageAjax Collection: Prize Dogs at the Crystal Palace Show (engraving)

Prize Dogs at the Crystal Palace Show (engraving)
1057884 Prize Dogs at the Crystal Palace Show (engraving) by Macquoid, Percy (1852-1925); Private Collection; (add.info.: Prize Dogs at the Crystal Palace Show)

Background imageAjax Collection: Menelaus supporting the body of Patroclus, copy of a Greek original (marble)

Menelaus supporting the body of Patroclus, copy of a Greek original (marble)
3742666 Menelaus supporting the body of Patroclus, copy of a Greek original (marble) by Italian School; Palazzo Pitti, Florence



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"From the historic Battle of Trafalgar to modern-day marvels, it has left its mark in various realms. H. M. S. Victory breaks the line, etching a legendary moment in naval history. Meanwhile, HMS Ajax, the formidable British battleship stationed at Malta, stands as a symbol of strength and resilience. In times of war, Ajax's significance shines through even more prominently - like the commemorative card honoring the destruction of Graf Spee during World War II. The sleek Jaguars of No54 Squadron and RAF Short SC-5 Belfast CMk1 soar through the skies with an air of power and precision. But Ajax is not limited to warfare alone; it extends its influence into other domains as well. The Amsterdam Arena Stadia Art pays homage to Ajax's sporting prowess and unwavering spirit on the football field. Stepping back in time reveals yet another facet: HMS Ajax, part of the esteemed Leander class light cruisers that played vital roles during World War II. Alongside it stands NFS-London Region's 50ft wheeled escape ladder - a testament to innovative solutions for challenging situations. Even further back in history lies HMS Ajax from early 1900s - a vessel that witnessed significant moments unfold upon its decks. And who can forget about our furry friends? A royal puppy named after this mighty name carries on tradition with grace and charm. Lastly, we cannot overlook one iconic association: Achilles' armor - known for its impenetrable defense just like AJAX Armoured Vehicle showcased at a 3 Div Combined Arms Manoeuvre Demonstration. " Through different eras and diverse contexts, "Ajax" remains an emblematic force embodying courage, excellence, and adaptability across land and sea alike.