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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.

Picture and information supplied by Carl Proctor

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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  D for Donald of 270 squadron, Royal Air Force, out of Freetown, West Africa operating in the Atlantic Ocean. It was during routine operation search that D for Donald surprised U515 on the surface and immediately attacked the submarine. U515 in putting up stiff resistance blew a large hole in the hull of D for Donald and the magazine of the starboard side 0.5 twin Browning was hit and the subsequent shrapnel wounded both blister gunners. U515 escaped but was sunk by an American naval hunter group a year later. D for Donald limped back to base and managed to make the beach before it would sink completely.
Catalina Attack by John Wynne Hopkins (B)
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The B-17 Flying Fortress 'Memphis Belle' returns from one of her 25 mission over France and Germany.  Memphis Belle, a  B-17F-10-BO, USAAF Serial No.41-24485, was supplied to the USAAF on July 15th 1942, and delivered to the 91st Bomb Group in September 1942  at Dow Field, Bangor, Maine.  Memphis Belle deployed to Scotland at Prestwick on September 30th 1942 and went to RAF Kimbolton on October 1st, and then to her permanent base at Bassingbourn on October 14th.1942.  Memphis Belle was the first United States Army Air Force heavy bomber to complete 25 combat missions with her crew intact.  The aircraft and crew then returned to the United States to promote and sell war bonds.  The Memphis Belle B-17 is undergoing extensive restoration at the National Museum of the United States Air Force at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.

Coming Home by Tim Fisher (AP)
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FAR936. The Peacekeepers by Adrian Rigby.

The Peacekeepers by Adrian Rigby.
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 Viewed from the cockpit, Lancasters of 617 Sqn <i>Dambusters</i> form up at the beginning of their perilous journey to the Ruhr Valley on the night of 16th May 1943 when the Möhne and Eder dams were breached under the codename <i>Operation Chastise</i>.

617 Squadron Outbound to the Ruhr by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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Dakota G-AMPZ (formerly KN442) of Air Atlantique resplendent in the commemorative livery of RAF Transport Command heads out across the English coast, back to Berlin?  Still flying more than 50 years after serving valiantly on the Berlin Airlift, this aircraft carries out the bulk of the airlines passenger charters.  These prints are signed by the current crew.
Perpetual Motion II by Robert Tomlin.
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 Spitfires from 144 Wing RCAF 2nd TAF led by W/c Johnnie Johnson. Supplying air cover to a mixed force of 942 bombers over Normandy on Operation Goodwood, 18th July 1944. SR-Z of 101 (Special) squadron. Lancasters piloted by Flt Lt George Harris DFC.

Returning from Caen by Graeme Lothian.
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 Flight Lieutenant Paul Binns from 16 Squadron, RAF Coltishall launches the Jaguar into another breathtaking display sequence.

Enter the Saint by Robert Tomlin. (Y)
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 Opened in 1932, Ryde airport became the principal airport for the Isle of Wight, with routes being operated to destinations as far away as Croydon, Bristol and Shoreham, as well as a regular commuter service that took in Southampton, Bournemouth and Portsmouth.  This painting depicts a typical day early in 1936 when aircraft of both Portsmouth, Southsea and Isle of Wight Aviation Ltd  and Railway Air Services were using the airport, in this case, Airspeed Courier G-ADAY and De Havilland Dragon Rapide G-ACPR City of Birmingham respectively.  The airport closed officially in 1939, but may have been used sporadically after the war.  The site of the airport is now occupied by Tesco and McDonalds.

Ryde Airport, 1936 by Ivan Berryman.
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 The mighty Bismarck returns fire to the fast-approaching HMS Hood a the start of a battle that would see both adversaries tragically sunk.

Bismarck Replies to HMS Hood by Ivan Berryman.
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HMS Ark Royal after a recent refit, rejoins the fleet in 2001.

HMS Ark Royal by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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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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B64AP.  HMS Centaur Departing Devonport by Ivan Berryman.

HMS Centaur Departing Devonport by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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 The French battleship Richelieu with the Royal Navy cruiser HMS Cumberland, shown during Operation Crimson after bombarding Sabang during July 1944. Grumman Avengers from the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Vengeance shown overhead.

Richelieu and HMS Cumberland 1945 by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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On 29th and 30th April 1944, while surfaced close to jagged reefs, and Japanese shore guns, the USS Tang rescued 22 downed flyers from Task Force 58s strikes against enemy positions on the islands - This was the largest rescue of airmen by a submarine in the war.  USS Tang (SS-306) would later be sunk by its own torpedo off Formosa, on the 24th of October 1944.

USS Tang, The Life Guard of Truk Atoll by Robert Barbour (AP)
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 HMS Intrepid embarks some of her landing craft during the Falklands conflict of 1982.
HMS Intrepid by Ivan Berryman
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 HMS Cossack, one of the fast Tribal class destroyers will always be remembered for the daring rescue of 300 prisoners of war from the German Altmark in Norwegian waters. She is shown here departing Grand Harbour, Malta.

HMS Cossack by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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 M3 Lee tanks and troops from General Slims 14th Army clear Japanese resistance form the village of Ywathitgyi in their drive to Mandalay.

Road to Mandalay, Burma, February 1945 by David Pentland. (GL)
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Sir John Moores epic retreat to Corunna was punctuated by desperate and often heroic rear-guard actions - none more dramatic than the cavalry clash at Benevente on the 29th December 1808. Having crossed the river Esla, cold and swollen by recent rainfall, a British picquet, comprised of elements of the Kings German Legion Hussars and the 7th, 10th and 18th Hussars, covers the river and its tactically demolished Castro Gonzalos bridge from a position near the town of Benevente. Napoleon himself leads the pursuit. The Emperors elite Guard Light Cavalry, commanded by General Lefebvre-Desnouettes, is ordered at daylight to ford the river and launch a surprise attack on what appears to be the numerically inferior British units. As five-hundred and fifty French cavalry emerge in orderly fashion from the river, intent upon quickly dispatching the opposition, they are startled to find the British piquet, reinforced by a host of British cavalry, streaming from within the confines of Benevente, some on their left flank. Under the command of Lord Paget, the British become the pursuers of the surprised French, who turn and retreat with the frigid waters of the Esla blocking their escape. Unlike their crossing in echelon just minutes before, the French now in disorder plunge into the river, where many drown. Others are captured including General Lefebvre-Desnouettes who is made prisoner by Grisdale of the 10th Hussars following a dramatic pursuit. General Lefebvre-Desnouettes will eventually escape from captivity in England, to encounter Lord Paget once again on the field of Waterloo.

Sabres on the Esla Pursuit of the Imperial Guard at the Battle of Benevente by Mark Churms.
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 Sous-Lieutenant Ferdinand de la Riloisiere of 1st Regiment of Carabiniers, moments before he received a mortal wound, in the charge of the 2nd reserve cavalry Corps, against the reavski Redoubt. Despite his injury he survived for several days after the battle and was presented with the cross of the Legion of Honour only hours before his death.

La Moscowa, The Battle of Borodino, 7th September 1812 by Mark Churms. (Y)
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 Depicting Napoleon overlooking the arrival of the Guard Horse Artillery.

Arrival of the Horse Artillery at Eylau by Benigni. (Y)
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 The Pak 40 - a hard hitting 75mm German anti-tank gun-seen here mounted on an SPW for greater battlefield mobility was essentially a scaled up version of the PaK 38 debuted in Russia where it was needed to combat the newest Soviet tanks there.  It was designed to fire the same low-capacity APCBC, HE and HL projectiles which had been standardized for usage in the long barreled KwK 40 tank guns.

Pak40 Mounted on SPW Half-Track by Jason Askew. (P)
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 Baron de Donops Brigade at the Battle of Waterloo, 5.30pm, 18th June 1815.  After four hours of fighting, the squadrons of Napoleons 3rd Cavalry Corps finally join the massed assaults on the battered allied infantry squares.  With the 42 year old marechal de camp Frederic-Guillaume de Donop at their head, the 2nd and 3rd Cuirassier Regiments break from a trot into a canter as they clear the ridge.  The heavy cavalry are smashed against the steadfast bayonets of the redcoats and countercharged by light horsemen.  In one of these encounters the general himself is terribly wounded and falls from his horse. His son (aide-de-camp) is also injured.  Both are reported missing and presumed captured.  Although the generals body is not found,it is certain that he met his death in the muddy fields of Waterloo alongside many of his brigade.  In 1895 his name is inscribed on the north face of LArc de Triomphe in Paris in recognition of his service to France.

La Charge (Donops Cavalry at Waterloo) by Mark Churms. (Y)
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 Oberfeldwebel Albert Kerscher, commander of 2nd company 511 Heavy Tank Battalion aided by a Panzer IV, two Hetzers, a Kingtiger and a Pak gun, successfully defended against concerted Soviet air and armoured attacks, his action buying valuable time for the evacuation of German wounded from Pilau and scoring his 100th victory in the process.

Kerschers Defence of Neuhauser Forest by David Pentland. (AP)
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 Helmand Province, Afghanistan, April, 2011. Men of <i>The Highlanders</i> 4th Royal Regiment of Scotland, patrol through a flowering poppy field near Lashkar Gah.

Poppy Fields by David Pentland. (AP)
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SPC5002. Jeremy Guscott by Robert Highton.

Jeremy Guscott by Robert Highton.
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Rory Underwood by Rodger Towers.
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Unarguably the most famous Flying Finn of the past years has been Mika Häkkinen who won the F1 championship twice 1998-1999 and also raced in DTM between 2005 and 2007.

The Flying Finn by Ray Goldsbrough
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Ryan Giggs by Keith Fearon.
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 In 1992 Matthew graduated in Geography from St. Catherine's College, Oxford, where he was President of the Oxford Rowing Club.  He took part in the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race in 1990 and 1991, when Oxford beat Cambridge by substantial distances.  Also in 1992, at the age of only 21, Matthew had his first taste of Olympic success, when in a coxless pair with partner Sir Steve Redgrave, he won the gold medal at the Barcelona Olympics.  Prior to that Olympic win he and Redgrave had enjoyed an unbeaten international season, and it was already obvious that Matthew was developing to become one of the world's greatest oarsmen.  At the Atlanta Olympics in 1996 the Pinsent / Redgrave duo won another gold medal and throughout the nineties their outstanding combination also brought them seven world championship golds.  Their unbroken run of success continued through to the millennium Olympic games in Sydney when Pinsent, again with Redgrave (now in a coxless four with James Cracknell and Tim Foster) again triumphed earning Pinsent his third Olympic gold medal.  The race in which he did it was voted Britain's greatest sporting moment and the crew secured themselves a very special place in the heart of the nation.  After Sydney, Matthew formed a seemingly invincible coxless pair partnership with James Cracknell MBE.  Undefeated throughout 2001, they went on to complete a unique feat in the history of rowing, by winning the coxless pair at the world championships in Lucerne, a mere two hours after winning the coxed pairs.  In the 2002 world championships in Seville they defended their coxless pairs title, beating an experienced Australian crew who had beaten them in Lucerne earlier in the year and breaking the world record by 4 seconds in the process.  On Saturday 21st August 2004 at the Athens Olympic games, Matthew Pinsent CBE entered Olympic history.  In one of the classic sporting moments of all time, he led the Great Britain coxless four to victory over the Canadian world champions by only eight hundredths of a second.  Matthew was awarded the MBE in the 1993 New Year's Honours List and the CBE in the New Year's Honours List 2003.  In the 2005 New Year's Honours List he was awarded a knighthood.

Sir Matthew Pinsent CBE by James Owen.
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SFA7.  Galileo by Stephen Smith.

Galileo by Stephen Smith.
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Steeplechasers competing for the Blue Riband.

Chasing for Gold by Chris Howells.
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 Depicting Englands emphatic 1995 grand slam victory.

1995 Grand Slam by Scott Bridges. (Y)
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