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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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 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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 Two Fairey Firefly F Mk1s of 1770 NAS embarked on HMS Indefatigable are shown outbound on Operation Meridian I on 24th January 1945.  The nearest aircraft is DT947, flown by Vin Redding.  Operation Meridian was a series of two air attacks on Japanese-held oil refineries at Palembang on Sumatra.  The huge aviation fuel output of these refineries was reduced to only a quarter of their output after the two raids on the 24th and 29th January 1945.

Fairey Firefly F Mk.Is of 1770 Sqn, 1945 by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 It was in 1941 that the remarkable Focke-Wulfe FW190 first appeared in the skies of Europe, quickly establishing itself as a most formidable adversary. It proved to be the supreme weapon against all allied bomber forces. Here FW190A-8 of 1 Gruppe, Jagdgesschwader 1 is shown attacking a B17G of 381st Bomb Group during a critical defence of the Reich in 1944.

Cat Among the Pigeons (FW190) by Ivan Berryman.
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 A Bristol Beaufort Mk I of No 22 Squadron attacks a railway marshalling yard during raids on the French coast in the Autumn of 1940.

Bristol Beaufort by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 Designed by the great Ernst Heinkel, the diminutive D.1 was an essential stop-gap that provided the Austro-Hungarian pilots with a front line fighter until they were able to re-equip with Albatros scouts in the Summer of 1917. This little aircraft performed well and was generally held in high regard by its pilots, although it did have some shortcomings, namely that forward vision was extremely limited and the Schwarzloses gun was completely concealed in the overwing pod that made it inaccessible in the air. Most unusual of all was its interplane strut arrangement, designed to reduce drag, which gave it the nicknames Starstrutter or Spider. These examples are shown passing above the German cruiser Derfflinger. 

Brandenburg D.1 by Ivan Berryman. (GL)
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 Ju 52s deploy German Paratroopers during the assault on Crete (operation Mercure) 1942. 

Falling Angels by Tim Fisher.
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 Two De Havilland Mosquito FBMk VIs of 464 squadron set out on a low level mission in difficult weather conditions.

Low Level Raiders by Keith Woodcock. (Y)
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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. (B)
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 On 20th October 1943, Wildcat and Avenger aircraft from the Carrier US Core, on patrol north of the Azores, surprised U378, a type VIIC U-boat which had been active in that area. The element of surprise was so complete that the submarines guns remained unmanned throughout the action.
The Element of Surprise by Robert Barbour.
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 HM submarine H.28 enters Scapa Flow anchorage, passing the forlorn Battle Cruiser SMS Derfflinger and a group of sunken destroyers H.28 was one of the H class submarines. Launched in March 1918, she was finally scrapped in 1944.

Scapa Flow Graveyard by Robert Barbour.
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 Admiral von Spees Flagship SMS Scharnhorst leads SMS Gneisenau in the opening stages of engaging the Royal Naval ships east of the Falklands, 8th December 1914.

Battle of the Falkland Islands by Randall Wilson (P)
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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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 HMS Tiger is shown under full steam.

Battle of the Dogger Bank 1915 by Randall Wilson.
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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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DHM1449. Tirpitz Passing Through Kiel Canal by Ivan Berryman.

Tirpitz Passing Through Kiel Canal by Ivan Berryman
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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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Saint Joan of Arc ca. 1412 – 30 May 1431. In France she is a national heroine and a catholic saint. Joan of Arc was a peasant girl born in eastern France, she led the French army to several important victories during the Hundred Years War, claiming divine guidance, and was indirectly responsible for the coronation of Charles VII. Joan of Arc was captured by the Burgundians, sold to the English, tried by an ecclesiastical court, and burned at the stake when she was nineteen years old.
La Pucelle! Joan of Arc, The Maid of Orleans at the Head of French Cavalry by Frank Craig (1874-1918) (Y)
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The Battle of Barnet was fought in a heavy mist, on Easter Sunday 14th April 1471. Due to a misalignment of the opposing armies, all became confusion. The centre of the battle (as depicted here) was fought at close quarters, a mass of struggling knights and men at arms with comrade fighting comrade, their vision of the battle obscured by mist. The Yorkists under the leadership of King Edward IV triumphed, leaving the Lancastrians with hopes dashed. Their champion and leader, the great Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick The King Maker lay dead, cut down while struggling to regain his charger. In the painting Edward IV charges toward the banner of Henry Holland, Duke of Exeter, while in the foreground soldiers of the Houses of York and Lancaster hack and slash at each other in terrified butchery.

Battle of Barnet by Chris Collingwood.
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 Study for the original painting Charge and Pursue.
Lucknow 1857 - Queens Bays Trooper Engaging Mutinous Officer by Mark Churms. (P)
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The American Civil War saw not only the split between north and south but also even between family members.
Brother Against Brother by Chris Collingwood.
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 Icy rain adds its misery to the bitter conflict on Drumossie Moor. In the shadow of the Black Isle, two English ships on the waters of the Moray Firth, await the outcome of the decisive battle. Pounded by Cumberlands gunners and raked by steady musketry, the Princes brave men can make no headway. Although the Irish and French regulars refuse to give ground, the Jacobite lines gradually disintegrate. Tired, cold and hungry men flea past Culloden House for the relative safety of Inverness. On the Scottish right the Argyll Militia, supported by Hawleys Dragoons, tear down the walls of the Culwiniac and Culchunaig enclosures in an outflanking attack. Avochies men offer some resistance but Major Gillies McBean stands alone on the breach. He cuts down more than a dozen Argylls, including Lord Robert Kerr, who lies mortally wounded, but his foes are too many. The hero eventually falls to a vicious cut to the forehead, his thigh bone is also broken. Despite the cries of a mounted officer to save that brave man, the major is ruthlessly bayonetted, his back against the wall. The victory is complete and nothing more can be done. In the distance, the Young Pretender is forced to abandon the field and Scotlands hope of claiming the British Throne.

Battle of Culloden by Mark Churms.
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VAR462.  Royal Artillery Field Batteries Taking up Position by Campion.

Royal Artillery Field Batteries Taking up Position by Campion.
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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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 A German machine gun team defend against the British 3rd Corps attack on the high ground north of the Somme.  This was to be the start of the final Allied offensive of the war.

The Machine Guns - Battle of Amiens, France, 8th August 1918 by David Pentland. (P)
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B48. Michael Schumacher/ Ferrari F.310 by Ivan Berryman

Michael Schumacher/ Ferrari F.310 by Ivan Berryman
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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.

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 Richard Burns and Robert Reid.  Subaru Impreza WRC 99
Rain or Shine by Michael Thompson
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 Sir Bobby played more than 750 games for Manchester United, scoring 247 goals. He also played 106 times for his country and scored a record 49 goals. One of only two Englishmen to have won World Cup and European Cup medals his name will always remain synonymous with some of the greatest moments in the English game.

Sir Bobby Charlton by Gary Keane. (Y)
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Monte Carlo - June 1st 2003 and Juan Pablo Montoya put in an outstanding drive, pushing his Williams BMW to victory in the Monaco Grand Prix. His triumph in what is possibly the most prestigious race of the season allowed him to celebrate his first win since Italy in 2001.

Harbour Master by Gerald Coulson. (Y)
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Heroes of Goodison Park by Doug Harker. (Y)
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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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