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   Japanese Battleships from the First World War to the Second World War. From the battleship Satsuma the first Japanese battleship to be built in Japan to the mighty Yamato Class, Yamato and Musashi. Each dedicated page has a message board for use of Naval enthusiasts and Historians.   

Japanese Battleships just before WWII.

From front to rear : Nagato, Kirishima, Ise and the Hiuga.

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Name Launch

Fate

Ironclads and Armoured Turret Ships                      View Ships
Azuma 21st June 1864 Stricken 28th January 1888
Ryujo 1864 Scrapped 1904
Fuso 14th April 1877 Scrapped 1910
Kongo April 1877 Scrapped 1909
Hiei 12th June 1877 Discarded 1st April 1911
Chin Yen   28th November 1882 Scrapped 1914
Hei Yen 1890 Lost 18th September 1904
Fuji  Class Battleships                         View Class
Fuji 1st August 1894 Scrapped in 1948
Yashima 22nd December 1894 Capsized 15th May 1904 after striking a mine off Port Arthur

Shikishima Class                           View Class 

Shikishima 29th March 1897 Scrapped 1947
Hatsuse 10th January 1898 Lost 15th May 1904

Asahi  Class

Asahi 1st August 1898 Lost 25th May 1942

 Mikasa Class

Mikasa 24th January 1899 Lost 12th september 1905 salvaged and retained as a Museum.

Sagami ex-Russian Battleship          View Ships

Sagami (ex - Russian Peresviet) Japanese hands 2nd January 1905 Sunk in Port Arthur as Peresviet 6th December 1904.  Salvaged June 1905 by Japanese.  Returned to Russians and renamed Peresviet 1916.  Sunk 4th January 1917

Suo ex-Russian Battleship             View Ships

Suo (ex - Russian Pobieda) Japanese hands 2nd January 1905 Sunk in Port Arthur as Pobieda 7th December 1904.  Salvaged October 1905 by Japanese to serve as training ship.  Broken Up after 1946

Hizen ex-Russian Battleship          View Ships

Hizen (ex - Russian Retvizan) Japanese hands 2nd January 1905 Sunk at moorings as Retvizan.  Raised 22nd September 1905 by Japanese.  Disarmed and stricken 1923.  Sunk as target July 1924.

Tango ex-Russian Battleship          View Ships

Tango (ex - Russian Poltava) Japanese hands 2nd January 1905 Sunk as Poltava, 5th December 1904, raised at Port Arthur and fell into Japanese hands.  Training ship 1909.  Returned to Russia 1916, renamed Poltava.  Renamed Tchesma 1917, Broken Up 1923.

Iki ex-Russian Battleship                 View Ships

Iki (ex - Russian Imperator Nikolai I) Taken at Battle of Tsushima, 28th May 1905 Gunnery training ship 1905 - 1910, coast defence ship 1910 - 1915.  Stricken 1st May 1915.  Sunk as target by Kongo and Hiei.

Iwami ex-Russian Battleship              View Ships

Iwami (ex - Russian Orel) Taken at Battle of Tsushima, 28th May 1905 Taken at the Battle of Tsushima by Japanese.  Disarmed April 1922 and stricken 1st September 1922.  Sunk as target July 1924

Mishima ex-Russian Battleship           View Ships

Mishima (ex - Russian Admiral Ushakov) Taken at Battle of Tsushima, 28th May 1905 Damaged by ammunition explosion and repaired 1907.  Stricken 1928.  Sunk as target 1936.

Okinoshima ex-Russian Ship              View Ships

Okinoshima (ex - Russian coast defence ship General Admiral Apraxin) Taken at Battle of Tsushima, 28th May 1905 Training ship 1905 - 1915, disarmed and used as an accommodation ship 1915.  Stricken and hulked 1922, Broken Up 1939.
Kashima Class               View Class
Kashima 22nd March 1905 Scrapped in 1924.
Katori 20th May 1906 Scrapped in 1925.

Tsukuba Class

Tsukuba 26th December 1905 Sunk on 14th January 1917.

Japanese Battlecruiser Tsukuba - Photo published 1915.

Ikoma 9th April 1906 Scrapped in November 1924.

Ibuki Class

Ibuki 21st November 1907 Scrapped by December 1924.
Kurama 21st October 1907 Scrapped in 1924-5.

Kurama - photo published 1915.

Kongo Class                  View Class

Kongo 18th May 1912 Sunk on 21st November 1944.
Hiei 21st November 1912 Sunk on 13th November 1942.
Haruna 14th December 1913 Sunk on 28th July 1945.
Kirishima 1st December 1913 Sunk on 15th November 1942.
Satsuma Class                        View Class
Satsuma 15th November 1906 Used as a target and sunk on 7th September 1924.
Aki 15th April 1907 Used as a target and sunk on 2nd September 1924.
Settsu Class                            View Class
Settsu 30th March 1911 Sunk as a target on 24th July 1945.
Kawachi 15th October 1910 Sank after a magazine explosion on 12th July 1918. 700 crew lost.
Fuso Class                         View Class
Fuso 28th March 1914 Sunk on 25th October 1944.
Yamashiro 3rd November 1915 Sunk on 25th October 1944.
Ise Class                                View Class
Ise 12th November 1916 Sunk on 28th July 1945.
Hyuga 27th January 1917 Sunk on 28th July 1945.
Nagato Class                        View Class
Nagato 9th November 1919 Sunk on 19th July 1946 at the Bikini Atoll test.
Mutsu 31st May 1920 Sunk on 8th June 1943.
Kaga Class
Kaga 17th November 1921 Became an aircraft carrier before completion to replace the Amagi.
Tosa 18th December 1921 Sunk as a target on 9th February 1925.
Yamato Class                         View Class
Yamato 8th August 1940 Sunk on 7th April 1945 by US aircraft.
Musashi 1st November 1940 Sunk on 24th October 1944 by US aircraft.
 

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 Regarded by some in the Air Ministry as a failed fighter, the mighty Hawker Typhoon was unrivalled as a ground attack aircraft, especially in the crucial months immediately prior to – and after – D-Day when squadrons of Typhoons operated in 'cab ranks' to smash the German infrastructure and smooth the passage of the invading allied force.  This aircraft is Mk.1B (MN570) of Wing Commander R E P Brooker of 123 Wing based at Thorney Island.

Sledgehammer by Ivan Berryman.
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 A pair of P51D Mustangs of the 361st Fighter Group, 8th Air Force, escort a damaged B17G Flying Fortress of the 381st Bomb Group back to its home base of Ridgewell, England, during the Autumn of 1944.

Last One Home by Ivan Berryman. (F)
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 F-4C Phantom II of Colonel Robin Olds of the 8th Tactical Fighter Wing, January 1967.

Colonel Robin Olds by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 A pair of De Havilland Mosquito NF. MkII night fighters of 23 Squadron, based at Bradwell Bay, Essex in 1942.

Night Raiders by Ivan Berryman. (C)
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1st June 1940 - <i>Pete</i> Peters fights off an overwhelming attack over Dunkirk and destroys three fighters.  Anson MKV flown by pilot officer Phillip Peters was leading a patrol of three Ansons of No.500 Royal Auxiliary Air Force Squadron over Dunkirk at the time the British Expeditionary Force was evacuating from the beaches.  He was flying at around 50ft when his mid upper gunner reported that nine Bf109s were attacking. Dropping to wave-top height the slow obsolescent twin engined aircraft tried to shake off their pursuers.  Two planes were severely damaged and Peters sent them home, leaving his own aircraft at the mercy of the enemy fighters.  It was at this point that Peters was grateful for his 'secret weapons'.  In addition to the Anson's nose gun and mid upper turret, guns had been fitted projecting out of the sides of the aircraft's long 'greenhouse' cabin. The extra guns were manned by the co-pilot and wireless operator. By throttling back and executing a number of skid turns Peters was able to out manoeuvre the enemy and allow his crew to fire on the attackers.  The first Bf109 was finished off with the nose gun as it did a stall turn in front off the aircraft. The second was shot down into the sea.  A third attacker sustained heavy damage and turned tail with the other pursuers.  Peters set course for Detling.  The news of the battle went on ahead of his arrival and he was greeted by applause and cheering of the squadron personnel.  When the aircraft was inspected, only one bullet hole was found. It wasn't until later when he had his parachute repacked that another armour piercing bullet was found lodged in the silk.  For the attack and morale boosting effect for the rest of the squadron, Peters was awarded the DFC.  The remaining crew, Sergeant Spencer, Corporal Smith, Leading Aircraftsman Dillnutt and Leading Aircraftsman Cunningham all received the Distinguished Flying Medal.

Improbable Victory by Tim Fisher (P)
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 During the years of the German occupation of Holland in World War II, more than 20,000 Dutch civilians perished through starvation and lack of basic provisions. Operation Manna was set in motion on Sunday, 29th April 1945 when Lancasters of the Royal Air Force began the first of 2,835 sorties, dropping 6,672 tons of food, to relieve the crisis in the Netherlands.  These humanitarian missions continued until 8th May, saving many thousands of civilians from certain death by starvation and malnutrition.  Here, Lancaster 4K765, LS-Z of 15 Sqn piloted by Flying Officer Jack Darlow, releases its precious cargo over a sports field north of The Hague.  Also in the crew was Alistair Lamb the Rear Gunner.

Operation Manna by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 Routine, though essential, maintenance is carried out on a 501 Sqn Hurricane at the height of the Battle of Britain during the Summer of 1940.   Hurricane P3059 <i>SD-N</i> in the background is the aircraft of Group Captain Byron Duckenfield.

Ground Force by Ivan Berryman. (C)
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 An ignominious end for an Albatros C.III demands an act of compassion by a British medical team who are first on the scene of a crash in the early years of World War 1.

Not All Landings Are Good Landings by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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The moment shortly after dawn on 24th May 1941 when HMS Hood, in company with HMS Prince of Wales, opens fire on the Bismarck, setting in motion one of the greatest sea dramas the world had seen.

HMS Hood Engages Bismarck by Ivan Berryman.
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 The elegant but ill-fated jewel in the White Star crown Titanic was a technical marvel of engineering in its day. At 882 ft long, her perfect proportions and magnificent profile were the envy of other shipping companies. her tragic loss on her maiden voyage was a crushing blow to the White Star Line that left the whole world in shock.

RMS Titanic by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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HMS Thunderbolt by Ivan Berryman. The submarine HMS Thunderbolt moves away from the depot ship Montcalm.  Another submarine, HMS Swordfish is alongside for resupply.

HMS Thunderbolt by Ivan Berryman. (AP)
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 USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) refuels an Adams class Destroyer during a dusk operation off the Vietnam coast as a pair of E8 Crusaders are readied for launch on the forward catapults.

USS Kitty Hawk by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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Over 150 years of the Royal Navy are encapsulated in this view of the mighty HMS Nelson, moored at Portsmouth in 1945. Beyond the 16in guns of A turret, the masts of Admiral Nelsons flagship at Trafalgar, HMS Victory rise into the skyline whilst in the foreground MTB 507 cruises past on its way to the Solent.

HMS Nelson by Ivan Berryman (P)
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Showing visible signs of her tangle with British cruisers at the Battle of the River Plate, the German pocket battleship Graf Spee slips into the neutral waters of the Montevideo roadstead accompanied by the Uruguayan gunboat Rio Negro for light repairs. (Damage can be seen on the hull and behind the Conning tower ) . This was to be the last haven for the Graf Spee which was later scuttled at the harbour mouth, her commander Kapitan zur See Langsdorff believing a large British fleet to be waiting for attempted escape into the South Atlantic.

Admiral Graf Spee enters Montevideo by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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 Sunset over Aboukir Bay on 1st August 1798 as ships of the Royal Navy, led by Nelson, conduct their ruthless destruction of the anchored French fleet. Ships shown from left to right. HMS Orion, Spartiate, Aquilon, Peuple Souvrain, HMS Defence, HMS Minotaur and HMS Swiftsure.

Battle of the Nile by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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 Flt. Lt. John Alexander Cruickshank in his consolidated Catalina. Winning his Victoria Cross for sinking U-347.

Sinking of U-Boat 347 by Tim Fisher.
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 This was the Austrians fourth attempt to relieve their besieged garrison of Mantua.
The Battle of Rivoli by Carl Vernet. (Y)
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French Grenadier of the Old Guard on Sentry while Napoleon and his staff are shown in the distance.

The Grenadier by Edouard Detaille.
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 A Viking raiding party comes ashore from their Viking longboat on the western coast of England, 890 A.D.

Sons of Odin by Chris Collingwood. (Y)
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 Officer and sergeant of the 17th Light Dragoons in charge of Indian Irregular Cavalry.

Forward the Guns by Chris Collingwood. (Y)
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 Depicting the Light Brigade at the moment of reaching the Russian guns. Shown are the 11th Hussars and the 17th Lancers.  The all time classic image of the disastrous  Charge of the Light Brigade which included the 17th lancers, who lead the charge.  Lord Cardigan is shown on the left, dressed in his 11th Hussars uniform.   The Light Brigade were being kept in reserve, after the successful charge of the heavy brigade, but the slow advance of the British Infantry to take advantage of the heavy brigades success had given the Russian forces time to take away Artillery pieces from captured redoubts.  Raglan, after seeing this ordered the light brigade to advance rapidly to the front, follow the enemy and try to prevent the enemy carrying away the guns. This message taken by Captain Nolan, to Lord Lucan, the cavalry Commander.  One of the Officers of Raglans Staff, urged Lucan, who could only see the main Russian Artillery position at the head of a valley.  Lord Lucan rode over to Cardigan and ordered him to attack these guns.  So the Light Brigade charged these Russian guns, and not the guns being taken away by Russian forces from the redoubts. The carnage was great, from the 673 men who started the charge, 113 men were killed and many others wounded. The Light Brigade was made up of the 4th and 13th Light Dragoons, 8th and 11th Hussars and the 17th Lancers. A spectating French Officer General Pierre Bosquet proclaimed - It is magnificent but it is not war.

Relief of the Light Brigade by Richard Caton Woodville. (Y)
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 Private Robert Jones. Decorated for conspicuous bravery and devotion to the wounded at Rorkes drift. Private Robert and William Jones, posted in a room of the Hospital facing the hill, kept up a steady fire against enormous odds, and while one worked to cut a hole through the partition into the next room, the other shot Zulu after Zulu through the loophooled walls, using his own and his comrades rifle alternatively when the barrels became to hot to hold owing to the incessant firing. By their united heroic efforts six out of the seven patients were saved by being carried through the broken partition. the seventh, sergeant Maxwell being delirious, refused to be helped, and on Robert Jones returning to take him by force he found him being stabbed by the Zulus in his bed, Robert Jones died in 1898 in Peterchurch Herefordshire . Both men were awarded the Victoria Cross.

Last Man Out by Mark Churms. (Y)
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 With Fixed Bayonets soldiers of 2nd battalion Scots Guards clear enemy positions of 5th Argentine Marine Battalion on the slopes of Tumbledown.

Battle for Tumbledown by Mark Churms. (Y)
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 Taking over command of the British Northern Army in 1777, Lt Gen Burgoyne began a march to Albany to join forces with Lt Gen Sir William Howe.  After taking Fort Ticonderoga on route he learned that Howe was leaving for Pennsylvania.  Becoming desperately short on supplies he decided to press on the Albany regardless but found the road blocked by a Continental army under Maj Gen Horatio Gates.  Burgoyne decided not to engage the enemys position frontally but to turn their left at Freemans Farm.  After a day of fierce fighting the British held the field but at a heavy price in casualties.  On the 7th October the Colonial army, after receiving continual reinforcements attacked Howes position (the battle became known as Bemis Heights) and he was forced to retire to Saratoga.

The 9th Regiment, at the Battle of Freemans Farm, September 19th 1777 by Brian Palmer (P)
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B49. Damon Hill/ Williams FW.17 by Ivan Berryman

Damon Hill/ Williams FW.17 by Ivan Berryman
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DHM1480. Jenson Button 2004 BAR 006 by Ivan Berryman.
Jenson Button 2004 BAR 006 by Ivan Berryman.
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 England 31 - New Zealand 28. Played at Twickenham, November 9th 2002. England : Robinson, Simpson Daniel, Greenwood, Tindall, Cohen, Wilkinson, Dawson, Woodman, Vickery, Thompson, Grewcock, Johnson, Moody, Hill, Dallaglio. (Subs) Back, Healey, B. Johnson, Kay, Leonard, Regan, Stimpson. Scores: Try - Moody, Try - Wilkinson, Try - Cohen, Drop Goal - Wilkinson, 2 Conversions - Wilkinson, 3 Penalties - Wilkinson. <br><br>New Zeland: Blair, Howlett, Lowen, Umaga, Lomu, Spencer, Devine, McDonnell, Meeuws, Hore, Williams, Robinson, Randell, Holah, Broomhall, (Subs) Hayman, Lee, Mealamu, Mehrtens, Mika, Robinsom, So oialo. Scores: 2 Tries - Lomu, Try - Howlett, Try - Lee, 2 Conversions - Blair, 2 Conversions - Mehrtens.

England versus New Zealand - Investec 2002 by Doug Harker. (Y)
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 Ally McCoist of Glasgow Rangers and Scotland.  Produced to celebrate Scotlands most prolific goalscorer.  Super Ally became nothing short of a legend during his tenure with Glasgow Rangers of the Premier League.  It was not until Graeme Sounes took over as player manager of Rangers that McCoist really hit his stride and began to excel himself as the most prodigious goalscorer in the history of Scottish football.  Allys unprecedented career includes over 300 league goals for Rangers helping the club to 9 titles in a row, a Scottish Cup Winners medal, 2 UEFA Golden Boot awards, Scottish player of the year 91/92 and 61 Caps for his country resulting in 19 international goals.  Ally became one of Glasgow Rangers and Scotlands all time football heroes, and is now part of the Rangers coaching staff under Walter Smith.

Ally McCoist MBE by Scott Bridges.
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 It was Saturday 4th May 2002, the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.  Wonderful goals by Ray Parlour and Freddie Ljungberg for Arsenal were too much for their London rivals Chelsea to capture the FA Cup.  Four days later, on Wednesday 8th, Arsenal rode into Old Trafford.  This time a goal by Sylvain Wiltord on his 100th appearance for the club was enough for Arsene Wenger's team to overcome Manchester United and clinch the Premiership title, maintaining a record of scoring in every league game of the season.  For the second time in four years under their long-serving and inspirational captain Tony Adams, Arsenal had performed the classic double of English football, the third in their history making 2001-02, a season never to be forgotten.

The Double 2001 / 2002 by Gary Keane. (Y)
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Lennox Lewis by Peter Deighan.
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 A great tribute to one of the all time greats in golf who will be sadly missed.

Seve Ballesteros by Peter Deighan. (Y)
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 Depicting Englands emphatic 1995 grand slam victory.

1995 Grand Slam by Scott Bridges. (Y)
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