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Russian battleships of the First World War and the Soviet Battleships of world war two, shown in dedicated naval web pages to the various Battleships and classes.  Use side navigational bar to battleship of interest.

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Ship Name Launch Date Fate
Sevastopol  broadside ironclad 1864 Stricken 1887
 
Petropavlovsk broadside ironclad 1864 Stricken 1885

Pervenetz Class Coast Defence Ironclads

Pervenetz 1863 Stricken 1905
Kreml 1865 Stricken 1905
Netron Menya 1864 Stricken 1905
 
Kniaz Pojarski central battery ship 1867 Stricken 1907
 
Minin turret ship 1869 Sunk 15th August 1915

Bronenosetz Class Coast Defence Monitors

Bronenosetz 1864 Stricken 1900
Edinorog 1864 Stricken 1900
Koldun 1864 Stricken 1900
Latnik 1864 Stricken 1900
Lava 1864 Stricken 1900
Perun 1864 Stricken 1900
Stryeletz 1864 Stricken 1900
Tifon 1864 Stricken 1900
Uragan 1864 Stricken 1900
Vyeshtchun 1864 Stricken 1900
 
Smerch coast defence  1864 Stricken 1900

Charodeika Class Coast Defence Turret Ships

Charodeika 1867 Stricken 1907
Russalka 1867 Lost 19th September 1893

Admiral Lazarev Class Coast Defence Turret Ships

Admiral Lazarev 1867 Stricken 1907
Admiral Spiridov    
 
Novgorod coast defence 1873 Stricken 1900 (Circular Ship)
 
Vice Admiral Popov coast defence 1875 Stricken 1900 (Circular Ship)
Petr Veliki   Turret Ship.

Iron Hulled Turret Ship built at Galernii Island and laid down on the 1st June 1869, launched 27th August 1872 and completed October 1876. The Petr Veliki joined the Baltic Fleet in 1876. her armour was made up of 22 inches of Wood incased in two 7 inch Wrought Iron Plates. having a lot of Engine problems she went to Glasgow for refit. and her engines replaced with more powerful expansion engines and her boilers replaced.  as the same refit she has her armament improved with the addition of Four 8.4 inch guns and two Torpedo Tubes added. (submerged) Used as a gunnery training ship in 1905/6. After a major refit she was renamed Respublikanets in 1917. She was hulked one year later and then converted to a mine depot ship called Barrikada. Broken up in 1959.

Displacement: 9665 tons,  Speed: 14 knots.  Crew 432  Armament: Four 12 inch guns, and six 3.4 inch guns  (see additions above)

Petr Veliki    27th August 1872 Used as a gunnery training ship in 1905/6. After a major refit she was renamed Respublikanets in 1917. She was hulked one year later and then converted to a mine depot ship called Barrikada. Broken up in 1959.
Ekaterina II Class                View Class
Tchesma 18th May 1886 Served in Black Sea Fleet in 1906. Taken off the list in 1907 and used as an experimental target.
Ekaterina II 22nd May 1886 Stricken in 1907. Served with the Black Sea Fleet in 1906. Served as coastal defence ship during WW1.
Georgi Pobiedonosets 9th March 1892 Captured by Germans in May 1918 and then transferred to the British in November 1918. Sold in 1924.
Sinop 1st June 1887 Served with the Black Sea Fleet in 1906 and then with the Battleship Brigade in 1914. Served as coastal defence ship during WW1. Captured by Germans and then transferred to British in 1918.  Broken up for scrap in 1922.
Imperator Alexander II Class
Imperator Alexander II 26th July 1887 Served with the Baltic Fleet in 1906. Used as a training ship in 1914. Renamed Zarya Svobody on 22nd May 1917 she saw action during the Bolshevik Revolution. Hulked in 1918 and stricken in 1925.
Imperator Nikolai I June 1889 Stricken 1918

Imperator Nikolai I  "Inside of the breakwater, Ponta Delgado, Azores"

Possibly en route to the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago.

Thanks to Tom Lindsay.

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  © Walker Archive. Order Code PAN155

 
Dvienadstat Apostolov barbette ship 13th September 1890 Hulked in 1912. In 1925 she was used as a dummy battleship (Kniaz Potemkin-Tavericheski) in a film. Scrapped in the late 1920s.
 
Gangut barbette ship October 1890 Lost 1897
 
Navarin turret ship 20th October 1891 Sunk 28th May 1905

Navarin  Sent in by Thomas Racine

 
Tri Svititelia turret ship 12th November 1893 Modernised in 1911-12. Captured by the German Navy in April 1918 at Sevastopol. Transferred to Britain in November 1918. Broken up in 1922.
 
Sissoli Veliki  June 1894 Scuttled and sank after Tshushima on 28th May 1905.
Admiral Ushakov Class

One of the Admiral Ushakov Class battleships. Sent in by Thomas Racine

Admiral Ushakov November 1893 Sunk on 28th May 1905.
Admiral Seniavin August 1894 Sold for scrap in 1928.
General Admiral Graf Apraksin May 1896 Sold for scrap in 1926.
Petropavlovsk Class                View Class
Petropavlovsk 9th November 1894 Sank on 13th April 1904.
Poltava 6th November 1894 Scrapped in 1923.
Sevastopol 1st June 1895 Scuttled on 2nd January 1905.
 
Rostislav 1st September 1896 Placed into reserve in 1914 but reactivated and took part in operations against Turkish installations in 1917. Captured by the Germans at Sevstopol in April 1918. She was used as an accommodation ship until captured by the British in November 1918. Used as a floating battery in 1919 and then scuttled on 16th November 1920.
Peresviet Class                     View Class
Peresviet May 1898 Sank on 4th January 1917.
Osliabia November 1898 Sank at Tsushima on 27th May 1905.
Pobieda May 1900 Scrapped 1922.
 
Pantelimon 26th September 1900 She was originally called the Kniaz Potemkin-Tavricheski but was renamed to Pantelimon in 1905 to wipe out the records of the crews mutiny. Refitted in 1910, 1915 and 1916. Her original name was reinstated on 13th April 1917 but promptly changed again to Borets za Svobodu in May. Captured by the German Navy in April 1918 at Sevastopol. Transferred to Britain in November 1918. Broken up in 1922.
 
Retvisan October 1900 Used as a target ship and sunk on July 1924.

Retvizan. Sent in by Thomas Racine

Retvizan   Sent in by Thomas Racine

 
Tsesarevich 23rd February 1901 Transferred to the Baltic Fleet she was refitted and renamed Grashdanin on 13th April 1917. Bomber by German battleship Kronprinz in the Gulf of Riga on 17th October 1917 but escaped. Hulked in May 1918 and eventually sold to German breakers. Broken up in 1924.
Borodino Class               View Class
Borodino 8th September 1901 Sunk 27th May 1905
Imperator Alexander III 3rd August 1901 Sunk 27th May 1905
Orel 19th July 1902 Scrapped 1922
Kniaz Suvarov 25th September 1902 Sunk 27th May 1905
Slava 29th August 1903 Refitted during world war one. Scuttled by a torpedo from Turkmenets-Stavropolski on 17th October 1917 after damage inflicted by the German battleship Konig. Broken up in 1935.
Iaonn Zlatoust Class
Evstafi 3rd November 1906 Served with the Black Sea Fleet from 1910. Captured by the German Navy in May 1918 and then transferred to the British. Broken up in 1922.
Ioann Zlatoust 14th May 1906 Served with the Black Sea Fleet from 1910. Captured by the German Navy in May 1918 and then transferred to the British. Broken up in 1922.
Imperator Pavel I Class                 View Class
Andrei Pervozvanny 20th October 1906 Served with the Black Sea Fleet from 1910. Refitted during 1916-17. Captured by the Bolsheviks in October 1917 she took part in the Revolution and Civil War. She was damagedby a torpedo from British ship CMB88 at Kronstadt on 18th August 1919. Taken off list in 1924.
Imperator Pavel I 7th September 1907 Served with the Black Sea Fleet from 1910. Refitted during 1916-17.Renamed Respublika on 29th April 1917 and laid up in September 1918. Sold in November 1923.
Gangut Class
Gangut 7th October 1911 Renamed Oktyabrskaya Revolyutsiya on 27th May 1925. Scrapped 1959.
Petropavlovsk (Renamed Marat) 9th September 1911 Served in the Active Squadron of the Baltic Fleet. Sunk on 17th August 1919 by torpedoes from CMB31 and CMB88. Damaged beyond repair on 23rd September 1941.
Poltava 10th July 1911 Severe fire damage meant she was not repaired but was used for experimental purposes. Renamed Frunze on 7th January 1926, repairs though started were never complete. Sunk in Leningrad in 1941 but raised in 1944 and broken up in the mid 1950s.
Sevastopol (Renamed Parizhskaya Komuna) 27th June 1911 Renamed to Parizhskaya Komuna on 31st March 1921. Scrapped in 1957.
Imperatritsa Mariya Class                    View Class
Imperatritsa Mariya 1st November 1913 Capsized and sank on 20th October 1916due to an explosion of propellants. Wreck was raised on 18th June 1918 and scrapped in 1922.
Volya 15th April 1914 Renamed from Imperator Alexander III on 29th April 1917. Captured by the German Navy and served with them until transferred to the British. Sent to Turkey in April 1919 and renamed on 17th October as General Alekseev. Sold in 1924 and broken up in 1936.
Imperatritsa Ekaterina Velikaya 6th June 1914 Renamed from Ekaterina II on 27th June 1915. Renamed again to Svobodnaya Rossiya on 29th April 1917. 
 
Imperator Nikolai I 18th October 1916 Never completed, the hull was destroyed by the allies in 1919 and broken up in 1923/4.
Borodino Class                View Class
Borodino 1st July 1915 Never completed it was broken up in 1923.
Izmail 27th June 1915 Never completed it was broken up in 1931.
Kinburn 30th October 1915 Never completed it was broken up in 1923.
Navarin 9th November 1916 Never completed it was broken up in 1923.
 

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Albert Ball in his Nieuport 17 having just shot down a German LVG.  His aircraft, A134, was distinctive in having a bright red spinner.  He was the first Royal Flying Corps pilot to score a hat-trick (3 kills on a single mission) and, in the course of his career, scored another two on his way to his outstanding 44 victories.

Albert Ball by Ivan Berryman. (APB)
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 Flying Officer Tom Neil closes on a Dornier Do.17 on 15th September 1940, just one of four victories confirmed on that day, the others being two Bf.109s and another Dornier shared.  He is depicted flying Hurricane Mk1 V7313 of 249 Sqn whilst based at North Weald.

Tribute to Fl Off Tom Neil†by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 Tribute to the ground crew of Bomber Command. Ground crew inspect and prepare the engines of a Stirling bomber as it is refuelled in preparation for that nights mission.

Stirling Work by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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 Douglas C-47s of the 439th Troop Carrier Group, 94th Troop Carrier Squadron, approach the Drop Zone above Normandy on the night of 5th / 6th June 1944 at the start of Operation Overlord.

Drop Zone Ahead by Ivan Berryman.
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The scene depicts an encounter between Manfred Von Richthoffen, leader of the Jasta II squadron and a patrol of Sopwith Camels. This particular battle above France took place only weeks before Richthoffen was killed as can be seen from the Balken Kreuz insignia which replaced the iron cross on German aircraft after a directive dated March 1918.

Manfred Von Richthoffen (The Red Baron) by Tim Fisher.
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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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Douglas C47 Dakotas fly into the landing and drop zone at Renkum Heath, September 17th 1944.

Arnhem by Simon Smith (D)
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 In the evening of 18th of July 1941, Alex Thom took off in his No.87 Sqn Hurricane to intercept an enemy aircraft, spotted off the Scilly Isles.  Attacking the enemy Heinkel He111 at an altitude of 1000 feet, his windscreen became covered in oil from the damaged machine.  His wingman F/O Roscoe then also made an attack on the Heinkel, and it descended to sea level, eventually crash landing on the surface.  Thom circled the downed aircraft as the crew hastily took to their dinghy before the Heinkel sank.

Down and Out†by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 Shows the action on 26th May 1941 by Swordfish from HMS Ark Royal on the German battleship Bismarck. Fresh from her triumphant encounter with HMS Hood, Bismarck was struck by Swordfishs torpedo which jammed her rudder and was finished off by the home fleet on 27th May 1941.
Sink the Bismarck by Geoff Lea. (Y)
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Viewed across the damaged stern of the 80-gun San Nicholas, Nelson drives HMS Captain onto the Spanish vessel in order that she can be boarded and taken as a prize, the British marines and men scrambling up the Captains bowsprit to use it as a bridge. The San Nicholas then fouled the Spanish three decker San Joseph (112), allowing Nelson and his men to take both ships as prizes in a single manoeuvre. A British frigate is moving into a supporting position in the middle distance.

HMS Captain at the Battle of Cape St Vincent by Ivan Berryman
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 Spearheading the Falklands Task Force as it heads south in 1982, the carrier HMS Hermes is shown in company with two Type 21 frigates, HMS Arrow on the left and HMS Ardent in the near foreground.  In the far distance, HMS Glamorgan glints in the sun as Type 42 HMS Sheffield cuts across behind Hermes.

HMS Hermes by Ivan Berryman.
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 Between 24th may and 4th June 1940 an extraordinary armada of craft, large and small, naval and civilian, embarked on one of the greatest rescue missions in history. the evacuation of 330,000 British and French troops from the beaches of Dunkirk in northern France. the destroyer HMS Wakeful dominates the foreground here as troops pour onto the beaches and harbour moles in search of salvation. Both Wakeful and distant HMS Grafton were lost during the evacuation.

Dunkirk by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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Nimrod MR2P from 201 squadron based at RAF Kinloss, climbs away under full power during NATO exercises off the west coast of Scotland. The Nimrod has just completed simulated depth charge attacks on the fleet submarine HMS Spartan and is returning to Kinloss for breakfast. Spartan turns and heads for the Clyde Submarine Base at Faslane on the Gareloch.

Good Morning, Spartan by Robert Barbour.
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Originally constructed as a Home Fleet Repair Ship, HMS Cyclops was later converted into a submarine depot ship and enjoyed a long career, both in the Mediterranean and in home waters.  Here she prepares to receive HMS Sceptre.  Another S-class submarine is already tethered alongside.

HMS Cyclops Prepares to Receive HMS Sceptre by Ivan Berryman
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HMS Coventry comes under air attack from aircraft off Tobruk, 14th September 1942.  As well as losing the anti-aircraft cruiser HMS Coventry, the Allies also lost  HMS Zulu and six coastal craft sunk by bombing as they were returning from Tobruk.  HMS Coventry was rated as one of the most effective anti-aircraft ships in the entire British navy, downing more aircraft than any other ship.

HMS Coventry by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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HMS Prince of Wales is shown firing on the Bismarck and in the background a huge black cloud is all that is left of HMS Hood.

HMS Prince of Wales by Brian Wood. (B)
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 OT34 Flamethrower tank and men of Col. Krickmans 6th Guards Tank Brigade take part in the Soviet counter attacks of 13th-27th September in defence of the southern factory district of Stalingrad before the final offensive in October.

Motherland, The Battle of Stalingrad, September 1942 by David Pentland.
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 Study for the original painting March Past of the Grenadier Guards.
Colonel of the 15th Hussars, 1829 by Mark Churms. (P)
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 The charge of the Scots Greys with the Gordon Highlanders holding onto the stirrups. Although this is a point of argument as to the improbability, both regiments concur that this action did happen.

Gordons and Greys to the Front by Stanley Berkeley. (Y)
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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.

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 Depicts two Irish peasants in traditional dress being marched through a Kerry glen by a recruiting party of the 88th Regiment (Connaught Rangers)

Listed for the Connaught Rangers by Lady Elizabeth Butler. (Y)
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 Panoramic view of the battle fought between the French and the Austrian armies on 14th June 1800.

Battle of Marengo by Louis Lejeune (B)
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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. (Y)
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 Depicting one of the nighttime Zulu attacks on Rorkes Drift. The South Wales Borderers defend the outpost by the light of the burning hospital building.

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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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Desert Orchid by Mark Churms.
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 The Minstrel, 1977, Shergar, 1981, Golden Fleece, 1982, .Teenoso, 1983, Reference Point, 1987, Nashwan, 1989.

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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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