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Bayan Class. The first Bayan was mined on 27th July 1904 in the Russo-Japanese war, and was sunk at Port Arthur by 11in Howitzers on 8th of December the same year.  She then served in the Japanese navy as Aso after being raised.  The Pallada was blown up by a torpedo from U26 during the first world war.  The second Bayan took a hit from the Konig during action off the Moon Sound on 17th October 1917, causing a serious fire.

Bayan (later Japanese Aso) June 1900 Mined on 27th July 1904 but repaired then sunk on 8th December 1904. Raised by the Japanese Navy and served as Aso. Used as a target and sunk on 8th August 1932.
Admiral Makarov May 1906 Scrapped in 1922.
Bayan August 1907 Served at the Moon Sound action on 17th October 1917. Scrapped in 1922.
Pallada November 1906 Torpedoed by U26 and sunk on 11th October 1914.

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Bayan, 22nd May 1902.

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Bayan, 22nd May 1902.

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Bayan, 22nd May 1902.

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Bayan.

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Bayan.  Launch in Toulon.

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Bayan at Port Arthur.

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Bayan.

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Bayan in Port Arthur, 1905.

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Bayan.

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Bayan at Port Arthur.

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Bayan.

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Bayan at Mairuru, 22nd July 1905.

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Bayan.

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Bayan, 1907.

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Bayan.

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Bayan on Neva River.

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Bayan in Revel.

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Bayan. Sent in by George Williams

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Admiral Makarov

 

Admiral Makarov

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Admiral Makarov.

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Admiral Makarov.

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Admiral Makarov.

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Admiral Makarov.

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Admiral Makarov.

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Admiral Makarov.

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The Launch of Admiral Makarov, May 1906.

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Launch of Admiral Makarov.

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Admiral Makarov.

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Admiral Makarov at Spithead, 1910.

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Admiral Makarov.

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Admiral Makarov 1906.

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Admiral Makarov, 1906.

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Admiral Makarov, 1906.

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One of the most decisive battles in the history of the Royal Navy, Nelsons defeat of the French fleet took place on 21st October 1805 off Cape Trafalgar and was conducted with not a single British ship lost, although few ships escaped severe punishment and loss of life on both sides was tragically high

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Bismarck Entering Hamburg Harbour by Ivan Berryman. (AP)
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HMS Prince of Wales by Brian Wood. (B)
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Pedestal Convoy by Anthony Saunders (B)
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 1st Battalion in action at Escaut Canal, Belgium, May 1940. The last Highland Regiment to wear a kilt in battle, attacking the Germans at the River Escaut.  From the Diary of Captain R. Leah, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders : Tuesday 21st May : Bn left Ere about 2 a.m. to march back. Fortunately Coy Cmdr. were required for some sort of recce and we went in C.O.s car.  Arrived Taintignies 3 a.m. and self went out again with Wilkie in C.O.s car to look for for C Coy which had gone astray, and to see Q.M. about Bn rations in Wez-Velvain.  Could not find either.  Met the Battalion arriving from Ere when I left the village at 3 a.m.  Got back myself at 4 a.m. found empty house which I entered by window and slept well for 5 hours. Officers mess going in house beside M.T. park, and had good breakfast.  Fairly quiet morning and orders to move this afternoon to Bn assembly position S of Wez-Velvain.  Thence we were directed to Merlin and prepared for counter-attack to drive enemy off Western side of Escaut.

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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.

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