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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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 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. (Y)
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 In the narrow valley dominated by the 3000 metre high Mt Glärnish the Patrouille Suisse Tigers line up over the runway of the satellite airfield of Mollis as solo Paul Thoma streaks underneath in the dramatic <i>Tunnel</i> manoeuvre.

The Mollis Tunnel by Robert Tomlin. (Y)
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 Of similar configuration, but usually outclassed by its British contemporary, the Bristol F2b, the Luft-Verkehrs-Gesellschaft LVG was essentially a strong and stable observation aircraft that served widely during World War 1. On 21st May 1917, this example became the victim of the guns of Sergeant John H Jones, contributing to his eventual tally of 15 victories. Here, his pilot that day, Captain W G Mostyn, has already had a squirt using his forward-firing Vickers gun before manoeuvring their 22 Sqn machine into position for Jones to finish the job with his twin Lewis guns.

Sergeant John H Jones and pilot Captain W G Mostyn, Bristol F2b Fighter claiming a Luft-Verkehrs-Gesellschaft LVG by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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Hurricane LK-M of No.87 Squadron piloted by Flt Lt Alex Thom DFC limps over the south coast of England on 19th August 1942. While supporting troops on the ground at Dieppe, the Hurricane was hit by ground fire and lost oil pressure. Alex Thom got the damaged aircraft back to Britain, making a forced landing at East Den. Ferried back to 87 Sqns airfield, he immediately set off once more for Dieppe in Hurricane LK-A.

A Welcome Shore by Ivan Berryman.
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 Soldiers aboard a Merlin helicopter over Helmand Province, Afghanistan, 2010.

Soldiers Over Helmand by Graeme Lothian. (P)
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 A Boeing B17G of the 91st BG USA 8th Airforce returns to English soil on three engines after a fraught daylight mission over Germany.
Back to English Soil by Keith Woodcock. (Y)
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Hawker Hurricanes of 249 squadron (RAF) departing off HMS Ark Royal in June 1941 as par tof Force H. The Hurricanes were to become part of the Defence of Malta against the onslought and non stop bombing by the Axis Bombers and HMS Ark Royal would be sunk only a few months later when on the 13th November 1941 HMS Ark Royal was hit by a single torpedo from the German U-boat U81. The torpedo hit  on the starboard side near the starboard boiler room causing a 130ft by 30ft hole. Water poured in causing a 10% list immediately. The flooding spread quickly to the middle of the ship and then to the port boiler room, eectric power failed,  and after 14 hours while in tow to Gibraltar she capsized and sunk the following day.

Malta Relief by Tim Fisher.
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 Spitfires of No. 132 Squadron rush towards the Front to give ground support to the advancing Allied forces following breakout from the Normandy beaches, June 1944. <br><br><b>Published 2003.<br><br>Signed by three highly decorated fighter pilots who flew combat missions on D-Day, 6 June 1944, and during the Battle for Normandy.</b>

Normandy Breakout by Nicolas Trudgian. (Y)
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NAVAL PRINTS

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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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 A splendid little war was how John Hay, ambassador to Britain, described the Spanish-American war of 1898. Though the war was small in scope it was large in consequences; it promoted the regeneration of the American Navy and the emergence of the United States as a major world power. Fought primarily at sea, the war created an American naval legend in its opening encounter between the pacific squadrons of Spain and the United States at Manila Bay on the 1st of May 1898. At sunrise Admiral Dewey, leading the American fleet in his flagship the USS Olympia, had caught the Spanish fleet, under Admiral Patricio Montojo, by surprise - still anchored off Sangley Point at Manila Bay in the Philippine Islands. Defeat for the Spanish was total and heralded the end of a once extensive Spanish empire in the Americas. Montojos flagship, Reina Cristina, is seen here under fire from the Olympia.

The Battle of Manila Bay by Anthony Saunders (Y)
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 HMS Vanguard in company with HMS Indefatigable.

HMS Vanguard by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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At 12.30pm on the 21st of October 1805, Admiral Lord Nelson on board his flagship, HMS Victory, breaks the line of the combined French and Spanish fleets.  The Victory is delivering a devastating stern rake to the 80 gun French ship Bucentaure, the flagship of the combined fleets, commanded by Vice-Admiral P. C. J. B. S. Villeneuve.  Starboard to the Victory is the 74 gun Redoutable.  This ship, the Victory and HMS Temeraire, seen left, became locked together soon after, the unequal exchange resulting in the Redoutable having the highest casualties during the entire battle.

Breaking the Line at the Battle of Trafalgar by Graeme Lothian
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  T class submarine HMS Thorn surfaces during the work up exercises off the west coast of Scotland in late 1941. Taking part is an escort sloop of the Black Swan class and a Sunderland from 201 Squadron, RAF Coastal Command.

Working Up by Robert Barbour.
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Depicting Titanic with the sun going down for the last time.

Titanic by Robert Barbour.
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 Grand Harbour, Malta, April 1932. The R-Class battleship HMS Revenge slips majestically past the carrier HMS Furious as she lies at anchor as three of her Fairey IIIFs fly overhead on a routine training sortie.

HMS Furious with HMS Revenge by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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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 for light repairs.  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 by Ivan Berryman.
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MILITARY PRINTS

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DHM1330GL.  The Liberation of Basra by the 7th Armoured Brigade, 6th April 2003 by David Rowlands.
The Liberation of Basra by the 7th Armoured Brigade, 6th April 2003 by David Rowlands (GL)
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 US Marines of the 2nd Battalion, 2nd RCT, 2nd Marine Division, supported by LVTs and tanks, take part in the successful but bloody assault on Betio Island, part of the Tarawa Atoll. Operation Galvanic as it was known became the first step on the island road to Japan itself.

Red Beach Two, Tarawa Atoll, 20th November 1943 by David Pentland. (GL)
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 None among Rackams crew were more resolute or ready to board or undertake anything that was hazardous. Quote taken from Captain C. Johnsons book. A General History of the Robberies and murders of the Most Notorious Pirates. (1724)

Anne Bonney, Mary Reid and Calico Jack Rackam by Chris Collingwood. (Y)
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 Sturmgeschutz IIIg and Paratroops of the 4th Fallschirmjager Division, driving to the front line, pass one of the two giant 28cm K5 (Eisenbaum) railway guns responsible for the shelling the Allied beacheads at Anzio and Nettuno.

Anzio Annie, Italy, 29th January 1945 by David Pentland. (GL)
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British troops on exercise or on duty in Northern Ireland.

Orders Group by John Wynne Hopkins.
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 The 1st Gordon Highlanders about to take the heights of Dargai which were held by the Afridis. During the engagement on the 20th October 1897, the regiment lost three Officers and thirty men.

Dargai by Robert Gibb (Y)
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MARK2. Original Oil Study of the Union Brigade painting by Mark Churms.
Original Oil Study of the Union Brigade painting by Mark Churms. (P)
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 British infantry supported by Warrior armoured vehicles advance into Iraq, February 1991.

The Storm and the Sabre by Simon Smith.
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SPORT PRINTS

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 England Captain martin Johnson lifts the World Rugby Cup, as winners of the 2003 World Rugby Cup in Australia.

Martin Johnson by Chris Howells.
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Matt Le Tissier is quite simply a legend of Southampton Football Club. Since making his debut in 1986, Matt played 462 games for the Saints scoring 209 goals (including 49 penalties out of 50!)

Matt le Tissier by Gary Brandham. (Y)
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This signed art print was produced at the end of 2000 after the Olympics of that year, and has been sold out from the publisher for many years.  We have the last few publishers proofs of this edition available.  This superb art print celebrates the ultimate achievement for any athlete, the winning of an Olympic gold medal.  In the modern era athletes from Great Britain have won 178 gold medals and Gary Keane's montage celebrates some of the highlights from those achievements.  It captures the determination and effort required to win, as well as the euphoria when the realisation that a life long dream has finally become a reality.  This print is not only a tribute to those featured but also to all other competitors and medal winners who have strived to bring glory and honour to Great Britain.  As the Olympic Games enter a new century and a new chapter in history, it is hoped that this reminder of past glories will also help to inspire those competing for gold in the future.  This limited edition print is signed by six gold medal winners : <br>LYNN DAVIES - 1964 TOKYO Men's Long Jump.<br>MARY PETERS - 1972 MUNICH Pentathlon.<br>DALEY THOMPSON - 1980 MOSCOW Decathlon & 1984 LOS ANGELES Decathlon.<br>TESSA SANDERSON - 1984 LOS ANGELES Javelin.<br>SALLY GUNNELL - 1992 BARCELONA 400 metre Hurdles.<br>STEVEN REDGRAVE - 1984 LOS ANGELES Rowing Coxed Fours, 1988 SEOUL Rowing Coxless Pairs, 1992 BARCELONA Rowing Coxless Pairs, 1996 ATLANTA Rowing Coxless Pairs (and since signing this print, also 2000 SYDNEY Rowing Coxless Fours).

British Olympic Legends by Gary Keane
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 The legendary Welsh rugby union captain Gareth Edwards is brought to life in the triple portrait. Gareth Edwards is revered in Wales and considered one of the finest players ever. in part of the montage he is shown going over for a try against England.
Gareth Edwards by Darren Baker. (AP)
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 Schumacher and Ferrari, the winning team.

Sea of Red by David Evans
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The painting portrays the Manchester United midfielder and England Captain David Beckham celebrating after scoring from a trademark free kick.

Seven by Robert Highton. (Y)
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 The English football team for 2002.
England by Peter Deighan.
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 Valentino Rossi on his way to a seventh Moto GP World Championship in the 2009 season on his Yamaha, scoring thirteen podium finishes, including six race wins, leaving him 45 points clear of his nearest rival.

Valentino Rossi by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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