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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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 So versatile was the Mosquito that is performed in every role allotted to the R.A.F. and R.C.A.F. during World War II. Made almost entirely of wood, and powered by two hefty Merlin engines, it was the fastest piston engined aircraft of the war. Seen in its intruder configuration, Mosquitos of 418 Squadron, R.C.A.F. led by Charlie Krause, make a devastating high speed low-level attack on railroad marshalling yards in northern France during the winter of 1944.

Trainbusters by Nicolas Trudgian. (Y)
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The last purely British fighter aircraft to be used by the Royal Air Force, the Lightning offered a truly massive performance advantage over existing equipment when it was introduced into squadron service in 1960, achieving level flight speed of around, 1400mph. The prototype known as the P1 had flown in 1954 but production aircraft were not available until 1959, a long gestation period but perhaps understandable with such an advanced machine with many untried, new features. The painting shows an F1A of 111 squadron taking off from its base at Wattisham. The remarque drawing shows an aircraft of 56 squadron Firebirds in 1963 when they were the official RAF aerobatics team for that year. 337 Lightnings were produced, serving with nine squadrons of the Royal Air Force before being supersede by the Phantom and Tornado.
BAC Lightning by Keith Woodcock.
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 A pair of Spitfire Mk.IXEs of 611 Squadron make their way home from a patrol during the summer of 1942. At this time 611 Squadron were based at Kenley and were the first squadron to receive the new Mk.IX putting it on equal terms, for the first time, with the formidable Focke-Wulf 190.

Spitfire Mk.IXE by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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 The afternoon of 25th July 1940 was a desperate one for the already exhausted fighter pilots of the RAF defending the South coast of England.  As convoy CW8 made its way through the English Channel, sixty JU.87 Stukas and forty JU.88 bombers launched a brutal attack on the ships below, backed up by fighter cover of over 50 Messerscmitt Bf.109s.  Eight Spitfires of 64 Sqn (Kenley) were scrambled, together with twelve Spitfires of 54 Sqn (Hornchurch) and Hurricanes of 111 Sqn from Croydon.  The British pilots found themselves massively outnumbered, but nevertheless put up a spirited fight against the teeming enemy.  This painting shows Spitfires of 54 Sqn entering the fray, the pilots scattering as they choose their targets and go after the JU.87s. To the right of this, Bf.109Es of JG.26 are roaring in to join battle, whilst Adolf Gallands aircraft engages a Hurricane of 111 Sqn.

A Day for Heroes by Ivan Berryman.
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  B-17G 42-37755 NV-A 325th Bomb Squadron, 92nd Bomb Group from Poddington crash landing in Switzerland on 25th February 1944 after sustaining damage over enemy territory after a raid on Augsburg and Stuttgart.

Safe Pastures by Mark Postlethwaite.
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 On the night of 7th-8th June 1944, a Lancaster of No.207 Sqn piloted by Wing Commander John Grey was part of a force of 112 bombers and 10 Mosquitoes sent to attack a tank storage park near Cerisy-la-Foret. With the D-Day landings just 48 hours old, it was considered too risky to leave the tank park intact, should the Germans try to launch a counter thrust from this position, just 20 miles from the French coast near Bayeux. Shortly after crossing the coast, Greys aircraft was attacked by a JU.88 and both the mid upper gunner Sutherland and tail gunner McIntosh opened fire on their pursuer and sent it down in flames. No sooner had they recovered from this fright when a second JU.88 closed in on them. Again, both gunners combined their fire and destroyed the enemy aircraft in mid air. Grey pressed on to the target where their bombs fell on the enemy tank depot, also destroying some fuel dumps and an important road junction. Returning to the French coast to begin their journey home, they were attacked yet again, this time by a Messerschmitt Bf 110. With machine-like precision, McIntosh and Sutherland opened fire together, claiming their third victim in a single night. For this extraordinary feat, both gunners were awarded the DFC.

Gunners Moon by Ivan Berryman.
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It was during the inter-war period that a reawakening interest in twin engined fighter design prompted several countries to investigate a number of revolutionary concepts, of these only the Lockheeds sleek and unconventional P.38 was to be put into large scale production, proving to be a versatile and dominant fighter possessed of extremely long range, good speed and manoeuverability and a formidable armament. When production ceased in 1945, 9,923 examples of the P38 Lightning had been delivered.

Fork Tailed Devil (Lightning) by Ivan Berryman
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 Douglas C-47s of the 439th Troop Carrier Group from Upottery, East Devon, try to hold steady amid a barrage of flak and anti aircraft fire as troops of 101st jump into the unknown above Normandy on the night of 5th / 6th June 1944.  These aircraft are of the 94th Troop Carrier Squadron.

Hell Below Us by Ivan Berryman.
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 The Japanese ship Takao at Flank speed, riding shotgun for the carrier

Flank Speed by Randall Wilson.
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 The destroyer HMS Kelly passes close to the battleship HMS Royal Sovereign as she escorts a convoy in the Mediterranean near Malta.

HMS Kelly passes HMS Royal Sovereign by Ivan Berryman (Y)
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Under tow, HMS Vanguard having left John Brown shipyard, passes Dalmuir ship docks, Clydebank, 1946.  HMS Vanguard would be the last British battleship to be built.

HMS Vanguard, Away the Vanguard by Randall Wilson.
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 Besstrashniy (meaning Fearless) 434 heavy rocket ASW Destroyer is shown swinging to the port side of Pyotr Velikiy (meaning Peter the Great) a Kirov Class Cruiser as they clear a path for the carrier Minsk.

Arctic Waters by Randall Wilson.
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 U-35 under the command of Kapitänleutnant Lothar von Arnauld de la Perière, the all time most successful u-boat captain sinking 194 ships, many of which were sunk by the u-boats 88mm deck gun.

Kapitänleutnant Lothar von Arnauld de la Perière, U-35 by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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B151.  HMS Durban Escorts the Troopship RMS Queen Mary by Ivan Berryman.

HMS Durban Escorts the Troopship RMS Queen Mary by Ivan Berryman.
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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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 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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 British light cavalry and horsemen of Skinners Horse fight Pindarn and Maratha 1826.

Sabres and Dust by Chris Collingwood. (Y)
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DHM217. Ramsays Battery of Horse Artillery at the Battle of Fuentos Onoro, May 5th 1811 by Caton Woodville.
Ramsays Battery of Horse Artillery at the Battle of Fuentos Onoro, May 5th 1811 by Richard Caton Woodville.
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 Illustrates the scene at Modderfontein Farm where a squadron of the 17th lancers were pinned down by a large Boer force, and fought to the finish.  Modderfontein Farm in the Eastern Cape, about 10 miles from Tarkastad, was the the battle on the 17th September 1901, between the 17th Lancers who had camped there, and General Jan Christiaan Smut's Boer Commandos.  C squadron of the 17th Lancers lost 3 Officers and 35 troopers, a single action in which the 17th Lancers lost more men in one day than any other day, inclduing that of the infamous charge of the Light Brigade.  Also killed that day were three gunners from the Royal Garrison Artillery.  Another account states that out of 130 men, 29 were killed and 41 wounded.  All Officers had been killed or wounded.

All That Was Left of Them by Richard Caton Woodville (Y)
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Depicting the 4th and13th Light Dragoons during the Charge of the Light Brigade.

Balaclava by John Charlton.
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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 1944 by David Pentland. (GS)
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King Harold defeats the Viking invaders at Stamford Bridge before his long march south to face William the Conqueror at the Battle of Hastings.

Battle of Stamford Bridge by Brian Palmer.
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 Centurion tank of the 1st Royal Tank Regiment firing at night during the battle of the Hook.

Battle of the Hook, Korea by David Rowlands. (Y)
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 A Provisional IRA bomb left outside the Unionist Party Headquarters, exploded prematurely injuring several police, army and civilians. At the same time it devastated the recently repaired Grand Opera House and Europa Hotel.

Business as Usual, Glengall St, Belfast, December 1991 by David Pentland.
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SPC5002. Jeremy Guscott by Robert Highton.

Jeremy Guscott by Robert Highton.
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SFA19.  Laytown Beach by Chris Howells.
Laytown Beach by Chris Howells.
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SP4.  Desert Orchid by Mark Churms.

Desert Orchid by Mark Churms.
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MT26. Juan for Williams by Michael Thompson.
Juan for Williams by Michael Thompson.
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FAR635. Muirfield - 13th Hole by Mark Chadwick

Muirfield - 13th Hole by Mark Chadwick
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A montage of moments from the outstanding Welsh 6 Nation Championship Grand Slam Victory of 2005.
The Perfect Year - Wales Grand Slam Champions 2005 by Darren Baker. (Y)
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 Jenson Button.  Reanult R202
Young Gun by Michael Thompson.
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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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