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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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Prelude by Geoffrey R Herickx. (Y)
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 This was the moment when the massive Möhne dam was finally breached on the night of 16th-17th May 1943 during the top secret Operation Chastise. The specially-converted Lancaster B MkIII of Fl/Lt David Maltby ED906(G) AJ-J roars between the towers of the dam, having released the Upkeep bouncing bomb that would ultimately cause a cascade of water to flood into the valley below. Fl/Lt Harold Martin's identical aircraft, ED909(G) AJ-P can be seen off Maltby's port wing with all of its light ablaze, drawing enemy fire from the attacking bomber.

Dambusters - Moment of Truth by Ivan Berryman.
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 The Short Stirling won the distinction as the RAFs first purpose built four engine monoplane bomber.  A strong, highly complex design it gained a reputation as a pilots aircraft to fly being agile for a big bomber and demonstrating great character.  Well over 2000 Stirlings provided stout service for the RAF in a variety of extremely important roles throughout WW2.
Stirling Service by Philip West.
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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 (P)
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In 1944 Berlin was probably the most defended city in the world.  The Luftwaffe had kept what reserves it had for planes to defend Berlin.  On March 6th, 1944, The USAAF were involved in the massive air raid on Berlin, 69 B17s were lost – but the Luftwaffe lost 160 planes.  Whereas the US 8th Air Force could recover from these aircraft losses, the German Luftwaffe could not.  By the end of the war, the 8th Air Force and the Royal Air Force had destroyed 70% of Berlin.

Berlin Bound by Anthony Saunders.
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 Fokker DR.1 Triplane 425/17 of Manfred von Richthofen, accompanied by a Fokker. D.VII wingman, swoops from a high patrol early in 1918. 425/17 was the aircraft in which the Red Baron finally met his end in April of that year, no fewer than 17 of his victories having been scored in his red-painted triplane.

Final Days by Ivan Berryman. (AP)
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A Tribute to the Few by Roy Garner. (Y)
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Magdeburg, Germany, 10th April 1945.  Attacking from behind and above, ObLt.Walter Schuck, Staffelkapitain of 3./JG7, ripped through the massed boxes of 8th Airforce B17s, downing four in a single high speed pass.

Deadly Pass by David Pentland. (P)
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 Sunset over Aboukir Bay on 1st August 1798 as ships of the Royal Navy, led by Nelson, conduct their ruthless destruction of the anchored French fleet. Ships shown from left to right. HMS Orion, Spartiate, Aquilon, Peuple Souvrain, HMS Defence, HMS Minotaur and HMS Swiftsure.

Battle of the Nile by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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 The print depicts the moment as the first Hurricane of 46 squadron of the Royal Air Force, piloted by Sqn Ldr Kenneth Cross, without arrestor hooks or wires approaches the ill-fated carrier HMS Glorious. during the evacuation of Norway in June 1940.  Bing later said <i>We showed them they were wrong</i>. The Fleet Air Arm pilots were delighted saying <i>Marvelous bloody marvelous, now we will get them too</i>.  All had landed safely by 4.30am on June 8th.
Moment of Truth by Keith Woodcock. (Y)
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 Lieutenant of the Royal Navy commands marines and crew during a sea battle with the French during the battle of Cape St Vincent.

In the Thick of Battle by Chris Collingwood.
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 In support of the American landings at Utah and Omaha beaches, the USS Texas slugs it out with German heavy gun emplacements during the D-Day landings.

Gunline Omaha - USS Texas by Randall Wilson.
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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
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 The heavy cruiser HMS Dorsetshire is brought up to sink the blazing wreck of the Bismarck with torpedoes at around 10:30 hours on the morning of May 27th 1941.  The once proud German ship had been ruthlessly pounded into a twisted and burning wreck by the British battleships Rodney and King George V.  HMS Dorsetshire and HMS Maori combed the area of the sinking for survivors, between them picking up a total of 110 out of an original complement of 2,300.

HMS Dorsetshire by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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B0344P. Bismarck Leaving Port by Jason Askew.
Bismarck Leaving Port by Jason Askew. (P)
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 The Leander class cruiser HMS Orion is shown departing Grand Harbour Malta late in 1945.

HMS Orion by Ivan Berryman. (AP)
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 The colour and pageantry of the Raj is exemplified by a full-dress review in honour of the Viceroys visit to Luknow in 1899. The famous regiment of Bengal Lancers known as Skinners Horse, or Sikander Sahibs Yellow Boys receive the salutes from British Army staff officers. Also present are the 3rd Hussars.

Sikander Sahibs Yellow Boys by Mark Churms. (Y)
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DHM621GL. Headquarters 4th Armoured Brigade on Objective Copper South, Iraq 27th February 1991 by David Rowlands.

Headquarters 4th Armoured Brigade on Objective Copper South, Iraq 27th February 1991 by David Rowlands. (GL)
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DHM825GL. Centurian by Chris Collingwood.

Centurian by Chris Collingwood (GL)
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 At 0620 hours covered by a brief barrage from 1000 guns, Brigadier General Elles in a MkIV called Hilda led his 476 tanks against the impregnable German Hindenburg line at Cambrai.  Supported by 6 infantry divisions and 4 Royal Flying Corps squadrons flying ground attack missions, the attack had broken through 3 trench lines and penetrated 5 miles on a 6 mile front by lunchtime.  Although these gains were not exploited and later retaken by a German counter offensive, Cambrai showed the full potential of the tank on the battlefield.

To the Green Fields Beyond, Cambrai, France, 20th November 1917 by David Pentland. (GL)
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 Captain R. Blair Paddy Mayne, and men of L detachment SAS, stop to discuss their location en route to Sidi Haneish airfield. The raid was a major victory, especially for the newly acquired jeeps, which played an important part in the destruction of some 40 enemy aircraft for the loss of one man.

Paddys Troopers, The Sidi Haneish Road, 17th July 1942 by David Pentland. (GL)
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 Replacements from 1st Battalion Irish Guards and Sherman tanks of the 46th Royal Tank Regiment move through the debris of Anzio town towards their jump-off positions for the Battle of Campoleone Station.

Anzio, Italy, February 1944 by David Pentland. (P)
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 Last stand of the 24th South Wales Borderers at Isandhlwana during the Zulu War. The battle of Isandhlwana, a Zulu victory over the British forces on 22nd January 1879 about 100km north of Durban. Lord Chelmsford led a column of forces to seek out the Zulu army camped at Isandhlwana, while patrols searched the district. After receiving a report, Chelmsford set forth at half strength, leaving six companies of the 24th Regiment, two guns, some Colonial Volunteers and a native contingent (in all about 1,800 troops) at the camp. Later that morning an advanced post warned of an approaching Zulu army. Shortly after this, thousands of Zulus were found hidden in a ravine by a mounted patrol but as the patrol set off to warn the camp, the Zulus followed. At the orders of the Camp Commander, troops spread out around the perimeter of the camp, but the Zulu army broke through their defences. The native contingent who fled during the attack were hunted down and killed. The remaining troops of the 24th Regiment, 534 soldiers and 21 officers, were killed where they fought. The Zulus left no one alive, taking no prisoners and leaving no wounded or missing. About 300 Africans and 50 Europeans escaped the attack. Consequently, the invasion of Zulu country was delayed while reinforcements arrived from Britain.

Battle of Isandhlwana, 22nd January 1879 by Brian Palmer. (Y)
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DHM556P.  1st Texas Infantry by Jim Lancia.
1st Texas Infantry by Jim Lancia (P)
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 A quartet of Ferrari 801s are warmed up at Rouen-les-Essarts.  French Grand Prix 1957.

Thoroughbreds in the Paddock by Ray Goldsbrough.
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Michael Atherton by Keith Fearon.
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Race horses gallop to the finish shown in this racing painting by Mark Churms.

The Finish by Mark Churms.
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SPC5002. Jeremy Guscott by Robert Highton.

Jeremy Guscott by Robert Highton.
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SPC5006. Ryan Giggs by Keith Fearon.
Ryan Giggs by Keith Fearon.
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Steeplechasers competing for the Blue Riband.

Chasing for Gold by Chris Howells.
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Champion racing horse West Tip at Cheltenham race course.

West Tip by Mark Churms.
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Whilst flat-racing enthusiasts may argue which horse was the best Derby Winner, artist Peter Deighan was deciding for himself, he made a short list of six.  His canvas entitled Derby Winners depicts these six. They include the great Shergar, who ran the fastest Derby in history and won by a record ten lengths.  Also included are Golden Fleece, Reference Point, Teenoso, The Minstrel and the fantastic Nashwan.  Any of these could be classified as the greatest.

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