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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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 It is January 1945, and its cold. The German advance in the Ardennes is nearly over, but the Panzer Army is desperately throwing more troops into the breach who try to keep their momentum going in The Battle of the Bulge. Tasked with preventing German reinforcements from reaching the battle front, the Ninth Air Force launched a series of low-level attacks on enemy ground forces as they wind their way through the Ardennes. Flying conditions were not easy, cloud bases were low, and snow was in the air. Nicolas Trudgians new painting recreates an attack on January 23, 1945, by Douglas A-20 Havocs of the 410th Bomb Group. Locating an enemy convoy in open space near the German town of Blankenheim, the Havoc pilots make a swift attack diving from 8000 feet, catching the German force by surprise: Hurtling down the line of vehicles at 320mph they release their parafrag bombs from 300 feet then, dropping just above the roofs of the army trucks continue down the column blasting everything in sight with their forward-firing .50mm caliber machine guns. In the space of a few minutes the attack is completed and the convoy decimated. With ammunition expended and fuel running low the A-20 Havocs climb out of the zone and head for base in France. A 20mm shell has hit the lead aircraft wounding the Bombardier/Navigator Gordon Jones, which will seriously hamper their return through a blizzard, but all aircraft make it safely home - the lead aircraft, on landing, counting over 100 holes of various sizes. For their part in leading the successful attack the Lead Pilot Russell Fellers and Bombardier/Navigator Gordon G. Jones received the Silver Star. <br><br><b>Published 2001.<br><br>Signed by A-20 Havoc combat aircrews, including two Silver Star recipients, from World War Two.</b>

Raising Havoc in the Ardennes by Nicolas Trudgian. (Y)
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B102.  Amy Johnson by Ivan Berryman.
Amy Johnson by Ivan Berryman.
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 Whilst in command of 609 Sqn in January 1944, F/Lt (later Wing Commander) J R Baldwin, leading a small formation of Hawker Typhoon 1Bs, encountered thirty  Focke-Wulf Fw190s and engaged them in a furious battle. Nine enemy aircraft were shot down in the action, Baldwin accounting for two of them himself. He went on to finish the war as the highest-scoring Typhoon pilot of all with 15 confirmed victories, one shared, one probable and four damaged. He is depicted here, flying DN360 with the codes PR-A.

Hard Hitter by Ivan Berryman. (F)
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 On the 20th of April 1918, just one day before his death, the legendary Red Baron, Mannfred von Richthofen, claimed his final victory.  His famous Flying Circus was engaged in battle by Sopwith Camels of No.3 and No.201 Squadron.  Claiming his 79th victory, he had shot down Major Richard Raymond-Barker earlier in the dogfight - the British pilot being killed in the resulting crash.  However, it is his 80th and final victory that is depicted here.  In the centre of the painting, the Sopwith Camel of David Lewis has been brought into the firing line of von Richthofen, and is about to be sent down in flames from the sky - Lewis was fortunate to survive the encounter relatively unscathed.  Meanwhile the chaos of the dogfight is all around this duel, with aircraft of both sides wheeling and diving in combat.  The other pilots depicted are Weiss, Bell, Riley, Steinhauser, Mohnicke, Hamilton and Wenzl.

The Final Curtain by Ivan Berryman.
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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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 Standing his aircraft at the height of just 60 feet above the waters of the Mohne, Flt Lt Maltby braves a hail of anti-aircraft fire just seconds before the release of the bouncing bomb that would at last breach the dam on that historic night of the 16th/17th May 1943.

Third Time Lucky by Ivan Berryman.
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A pair of 272 Squadron Bristol Beaufighters roar over the extensively rebuilt battleship HMS Valiant as she lies at anchor at Alexandria late in 1941, accompanied by the cruiser HMS Phoebe and Valiants sister ship HMS Queen Elizabeth (in the extreme distance)

HMS Valiant and HMS Phoebe at Alexandria, 1941 by Ivan Berryman (P)
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In this lovely picture from Graham Bosworth, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) is seen flying past the very famous Boston Stump in Lincolnshire (properly known as St Botolph*#39;s Church).  Called the Boston 'Stump' because the tower was completed over a period of 100 years, appearing as a stump on the horizon (alternative theory is that the tower should have had a spire on top of it and the 'stump' is therefore the base.  St Botolph's is one of the largest parish churches in England.  Founded in 1390, St Botolph's is aiming to raise 3,000,000 by 2009 in time for its 700th birthday and for much-needed restoration.  The BBMF is much beloved by many people of all ages and the sounds of the engines from these World War II aircraft still draws the crowds.  Based at Conningsby in Lincolnshire the formation displays throughout Europe.

Salute to the Stump by Graham Bosworth. (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.
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With her mizzen top already gone and her sails aloft having received severe punishment, Victory breaks through the line behind the French flagship Bucentaure, delivering a shattering broadside into her stern.  So severe was this opening fire that the Bucentaure was effectively put out of the rest of the battle, although Admiral Villeneuve himself was to miraculously survive the carnage.  Beyong Victory can be seen the French Redoubtable, which is receiving fire from Victorys starboard guns, and the Spanish San Leandro is in the extreme distance.  Most of Victorys stunsails have been cut away, but it was her stunsail booms that became entangled with the rigging of the Redoubtable when she put her helm to port and ran onto her.  Admiral Nelson fell shortly afterward, having received a fatal wound from a musket ball fired by a French sharpshooter in Redoubtables mizzen fighting top.  The Temeraire can be seen approaching the fray to the right.

Trafalgar - The Destruction of the Bucentaure by Ivan Berryman.
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With the British Mediterranean Fleet riding at anchor in Grand  Harbour Malta, HMS  Majestic is shown preparing to leave harbour as local fisherman look on.

Majestic Malta by Randall Wilson (AP)
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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 (AP)
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Depicting Titanic with the sun going down for the last time.

Titanic by Robert Barbour (AP)
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 The submarine depot ship HMS Maidstone is pictured off Hong Kong with a quintet of British submarines alongside for replenishment, namely (left to right) an S-class, a U-class, a T-class and two more U-class.

HMS Maidstone by Ivan Berryman (P)
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 Launched on Trafalgar Day, 1960, HMS Dreadnought was the Royal Navy's first nuclear powered submarine, entering service in 1963.  She is depicted here in the Firth of Forth with the iconic Forth Bridge in the background in December 1963 when she was docked at Rosyth for re-coating of her hull and a general examination.

HMS Dreadnought S101 by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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With her pennant number GO4 painted out to accommodate a western approaches camouflage the destroyer HMS Onslaught punches her way through a heavy swell during escort duties in the north Atlantic

HMS Onslaught by Ivan Berryman (P)
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 Probably the best known painting of the gallant charge of the Royal North Dragoons, The Scots Greys at the Battle of Waterloo. According to an eyewitness Alexander Armour at the start of the charge of the greys had to pass through the ranks of the Highland Brigade and armour recalled The highlanders were then ordered to wheel back, when they did so we rushed through them at the same time they heard us calling Now my boys Scotland Forever.

Scotland Forever by Lady Elizabeth Butler. (Y)
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AD61 by Chris Collingwood (GL)
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 Blackbeard the Terrible, otherwise known as Edward Teach, Thatch or Drummond. Circa 1718.

Damnation Seize My Soul by Chris Collingwood. (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.

Dargai by Robert Gibb (Y)
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In the reletive comfort of a stable, two Polish Lancers rest and tend one of their horses.

Lancers in a Stable by Horace Vernet.
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 British MK1 Grant tanks of the Staffordshire Yeomanry 8th Armoured Brigade, 10th Armoured Division, breakout from El Alamein.

Operation Supercharge, 4th November 1941 by David Pentland. (AP)
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 Wellington watches as his army retires from the battle field area of Quatrebras.

Wellington Leaving Quatre Bras for Waterloo by Mark Churms. (Y)
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 Although outnumbered ten to one, General Arthur Wellesley defeated the well trained Mahratta army in one of the fiercest battles in India. It was the first of many victories by the future Duke of Wellington, and the bloodiest for the number, he recalled, that I ever saw.

The 74th Highlanders at the Battle of Assaye, 23rd September 1803 by David Rowlands. (Y)
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FAR635. Muirfield - 13th Hole by Mark Chadwick

Muirfield - 13th Hole by Mark Chadwick
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 Jenson Button.  Reanult R202
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SFA19.  Laytown Beach by Chris Howells.
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 Neil Hodgson celebrates winning the World Superbike Championship at Assen, September 2003.
No.1 by Dave Foord. (Y)
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MT26. Juan for Williams by Michael Thompson.
Juan for Williams by Michael Thompson.
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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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Return of the Cat by Michael Thompson
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