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Name Launch Date Fate

Sir Baldwin Walker  designed  Wooden Screw Frigates  VIEW CLASS

HMS Diadem 14th October 1856 Scrapped soon after 1875
HMS Doris 23rd May 1857 Sold in 1885
HMS Ariadne 4th June 1859 Sold for Scrap 1922
HMS Galatea 14th September 1859 Scrapped 1882
HMS Mersey 13th August 1858 Sold 1875
HMS Orlando 12th June 1858 Sold 1871

IMMORTALITE Class Wooden Screw Frigates       VIEW CLASS

HMS Immortalite 25th October 1859 Scrapped 1883
HMS Bristol 12th February 1861 Sold in 1883
HMS Glasgow 28th march 1861 Sold in 1884
HMS Newcastle 16th October 1860 Sold 1929
HMS Undaunted 1st January 1861 Sold 1882

Converted 4th Rate sailing Frigates    VIEW CLASS

HMS Arethusa 20th June 1849 Scrapped 1934
HMS Constance 12th March 1846 Sold in 1875
HMS Octavia 18th August 1849 Scrapped 1876
HMS Sutlej 17th April 1855 Scrapped 1869
HMS Aurora 22nd June 1861 Broken up in 1881
HMS Narcissus 26th October 1859 Scrapped soon after 1883
HMS Endymion 18th November 1865 Scrapped soon after 1885

Unarmoured Iron Frigates

HMS Inconstant 12th November 1868 Broken up in 1956.
HMS Raleigh 1st March 1873 Sold 1905

HMS Raleigh, 1874.

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HMS Shah September 1873 Sold 1919

 BAROSSA OR JASON Wooden Screw Corvettes

HMS Jason 10th November 1859 Scrapped 1877
HMS Barossa 10th March 1860 Scrapped  1877
HMS Orestes 18th August 1860 Scrapped 1866
HMS Orpheus 23rd June 1860 Wrecked 7th February 1863
HMS Rattlesnake 9th July 1861 Broken up in 1880/1881
HMS Wolverine 29th August 1863 Sold in 1905

HMS Wolverine, 1864.

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 JUNO  Wooden Screw Corvettes  VIEW CLASS

HMS Juno 28th November 1867 Scrapped 1887
HMS Thalia 14th July 1869 Scrapped  1920

 Eclipse  Wooden Screw Corvettes  VIEW CLASS

HMS Eclipse 14th November 1867 Scrapped 1921
HMS Blanche 17th August 1867 Sold 1886
HMS Danae 21st May 1867 Scrapped 1906
HMS Dido 23rd October 1869 Scrapped 1922
HMS Sirius 24th April 1868 Sold 1885
HMS Spartan 24th November 1868 Sold in 1882
HMS Tenedos 13th May 1870 Sold in 1887

 BRITON Class  Wooden Screw Corvettes                View Class

HMS Briton 6th November 1869 Scrapped 1887 / 1890
HMS Druid 13th march 1869 Sold 1886
HMS Thetis 26th October 1871 Sold 1887

 VOLAGE Class  Iron Screw Corvettes                     View Class

HMS Volage 27th February 1869 Sold 1904
HMS Active 13th march 1869 Sold 1906
HMS Rover 12th August 1874 Sold 1893

  AMETHYST Wooden Screw Corvettes   VIEW CLASS

HMS Amethyst 19th April 1873 Sold 1887
HMS Diamond 26th August 1874 Sold 1889
HMS Encounter 1st January 1873 Sold 1888
HMS Modeste 23rd May 1873 Sold 1888
HMS Sapphire 24th September 1874 Sold 1892

  BACCHANTE CLASS iron Screw Corvettes           View Class

HMS Bacchante 19th October 1876 Sold 1897
HMS Boadicea 16th October 1875 Sold 1905
HMS Euryalus 31st January 1877 Sold 1897

  COMUS CLASS Steel Corvettes                    View Class

HMS Comus 3rd April 1878 Sold 1904
HMS Carysfort 26th September 1878 Sold 1899
HMS Champion 1st July 1878 Sold 1931
HMS Cleopatra 1st August 1878 Sold 1899
HMS Conquest 28th October 1878 Sold 1904
HMS Curacoa 18th April 1878 Sold 1899
HMS Constance 9th June 1880 Sold 1899
HMS Canada 26th August 1881 Sold 1897
HMS Cordelia 25th October 1881 Sold 1904

  SATELLITE CLASS Corvettes  VIEW CLASS

HMS Satellite 13th August 1881 Sold 1904
HMS Caroline 25th November 1882 Sold 1929
HMS Heroine 3rd December 1881 Sold 1902
HMS Hyacinth 20th December 1881 Sold 1902
HMS Rapid 21st March 1883 Sold 1948
HMS Pylades 5th November 1884 Sold 1906
HMS Royalist 7th March 1883 Transferred to Ireland, 1923

  CALYPSO CLASS Steel Corvettes               View Class

HMS Calypso 7th June 1883 Sold 1922
HMS Calliope 24th July 1884 Sold 1951

  CAMELEON CLASS Wooden Screw Sloops

HMS Cameleon 23rd February 1860 Sold 1883
HMS Chanticleer 9th February 1861 Sold 1878
HMS Pelican 9th July 1860 Sold 1867
HMS Reindeer 29th March 1866 Broken up 1876
HMS Rinaldo 26th March 1860 Sold 1884
HMS Rattler 18th March 1862 Wrecked 24th September 1868
HMS Perseus 21st August 1861 Sold 1931
HMS Zebra 13th November 1860 Sold 1873

  ROSARIO CLASS Wooden Screw Sloops

HMS Rosario 17th October 1860 Sold 1992
HMS Rapid 29th November 1860 Scrapped 1881
HMS Royalist 14th December 1861 Broken up 1875
HMS Peterel 10th November 1860 Sold 1901
HMS Shearwater 17th October 1861 Broken up 1877
HMS Columbine 2nd April 1862 Broken up 1875
HMS Africa 14th February 1862 Sold to China, 13th August 1862

  AMAZON CLASS Wooden Screw Sloops

HMS Amazon 23rd May 1865 Sunk in collision, 10th July 1866

HMS Amazon, 1865.

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HMS Daphne 23rd October 1866 Sold 1882
HMS Dryad 25th September 1866 Sold 1885

HMS Dryad, 1866.

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HMS Niobe 31st May 1866 Wrecked, Miquelon Island, 21st May 1874
HMS Nymphe 24th November 1866 Sold 1882
HMS Vestal 16th November 1865 Sold 1884

HMS Vestal, 1865.

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  FANTOME CLASS Composite Screw Sloops

HMS Fantome 26th March 1873 Sold 1889
HMS Albatross 24th July 1873 Broken up 1899

HMS Albatross, 1874.

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HMS Daring 4th February 1874 Sold 1889
HMS Egeria 1st November 1873 Sold 1911

HMS Egeria, 1874.

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HMS Flying Fish 27th November 1873 Sold 1888
HMS Sappho 20th October 1873 Sold 1887

  OSPREY / DOTEREL CLASS Composite Screw Sloops

HMS Osprey 5th August 1876 Sold 1890
HMS Cormorant 12th September 1877 Scrapped 1949

HMS Cormorant.

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HMS Pelican 26th April 1877 Sold 1901

HMS Pelican, 1877.

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HMS Wild Swan 28th January 1876 Sold 1920
HMS Penguin 25th March 1876 Sold 1924
HMS Doterel 2nd March 1880 Sunk 26th April 1881

HMS Doterel, 1880.

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HMS Dragon  20th May 1878 Sold 1892

HMS Dragon, 1878.

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HMS Espeigle 3rd August 1880 Sold 1921

HMS Espiegle, 1880.

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HMS Gannet 31st August 1878 Paid off 1895.  Became training ship HMS President 1904.  Became a private training school 1911.  Given to Maritime Trust in 1968 for preservation.  Restored 2003/04.

HMS Gannet, 1878.

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HMS Kingfisher 16th December 1879 Sold 1919

HMS Kingfisher, 1879.

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HMS Miranda 30th September 1879 Sold 1892
HMS Mutine 20th July 1880 Sold 1921
HMS Pegasus 13th June 1878 Sold 1892
HMS Phoenix 16th September 1879 Wrecked 12th September 1882

  DOLPHIN CLASS Composite Screw Sloops

HMS Dolphin 9th December 1882 Sold 1925

HMS Dolphin, 1882.

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HMS Wanderer 8th February 1883 Sold 1907

HMS Wanderer, 1883.

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  MARINER CLASS Composite Screw Sloops

HMS Mariner 23rd June 1884 Sold 1929
HMS Acorn 6th September 1884 Sold 1889

HMS Acorn, 1884.

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HMS Icarus 27th July 1885 Sold 1903

HMS Icarus, 1885.

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HMS Melita 20th March 1888 Sold 1920

HMS Melita, 1888.

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HMS Racer 6th August 1884 Sold 1928

HMS Racer, 1884.

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HMS Reindeer 14th November 1883 Sold 1924

  NYMPHE CLASS Composite Screw Sloops

HMS Nymphe 1st May 1888 Sold 1920

HMS Nymphe, 1889.

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HMS Buzzard 10th May 1887 Sold 1921
HM Daphne 29th May 1888 Sold 1904
HMS Swallow 27th October 1885 Sold 1904

  BEAGLE CLASS Steel Screw Sloops

HMS Beagle 28th February 1889 Sold 1905
HMS Basilisk 6th April 1889 Sold 1905

HMS Basilisk - Name History

The eighth “Basilisk” was an 8-gun twin-screw sloop, launched at Sheerness in 1889.  She was of 1170 tons, 200 horsepower, and 14 knots speed.  Her length, beam, and draught were 208ft, 30ft, and 13ft.  In 1905 the “Basilisk” was sold

  ALERT CLASS Steel Screw Sloops

HMS Alert 28th December 1894 Sold 1926

HMS Alert - Name History

The seventeenth “Alert” is a 6-gun screw sloop launched at Sheerness in 1894.  She is of 960 tons, 1400 horsepower, and 13 knots speed.  Her length, beam, and draught were 180ft, 32ft, and 12ft.

           In December 1902 the “Alert”, commanded by commander John B. Eustace, was one of a combined Anglo-German fleet under Commodore R. A. J. Montgomerie, with his broad pennant in “Charybdis,” which established a blockade of the Venezuelan coast.  These retaliatory measures were taken on account of outrages on British ships, for which no satisfaction could be obtained. The boats of the fleet took nine Venezuelan gunboats or small craft; the “alert” seized the “Zumbador” in the gulf of Paria, and two were taken to sea and sunk.  President Castro immediately imprisoned all the British and German subjects in Venezuela, but he was forced to release them by the American consul.  A British merchantman was seized by the mob at Puerto Cabello, but two ships at once went there, and having released the vessel, bombarded the fort.  After eight weeks blockade in which the British and German vessels divided the coast between them, the Venezuelans consented to arrangements, which brought the blockade to a conclusion.  A small Italian force also assisted in the blockade.

           Although at one time dismantled and laid up at Bermuda, she was brought forward for service, and in 1910 and later years the “Alert” under various commanding officers, was employed in the suppression of the gun-running traffic in the Persian Gulf.
HMS Torch 28th December 1894 Sold 1920

  PHOENIX CLASS Steel Screw Sloops

HMS Phoenix 25th April 1895 Capsized 1906

HMS Phoenix, 1905.

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HMS Algerine 6th June 1895 Sold 1919

HMS Algerine, 1904.

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  CONDOR CLASS Steel Screw Sloops   VIEW CLASS

HMS Condor 17th December 1898 Foundered 1901
HMS Mutine 1st March 1900 Sold 1932
HMS Rinaldo 25th May 1900 Sold 1921
HMS Rosario 17th December 1898 Sold 1921
HMS Shearwater 10th February 1900 Sold 1922
HMS Vestal 10th February 1900 Sold 1921

  CADMUS CLASS Steel Screw Sloops

HMS Cadmus 29th April 1903 Sold 1921
HMS Clio 14th March 1903 Sold 1920
HMS Espiegle 8th December 1900 Sold 1923

HMS Espiegle, 1902.

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HMS Fantome 23rd March 1901 Sold 1925
HMS Merlin 30th November 1901 Sold 1923
HMS Odin 30th November 1901 Sold 1920
 
HMS Shannon 11th November 1875 Sold in December 1899.

Nelson Class Armoured Cruisers    View Class

HMS Nelson 4th November 1876 Sold July 1910.
HMS Northampton 18th November 1876 Sold April 1905.

Emerald Class Armoured Cruisers    View Class

HMS Emerald 18th August 1876 Sold to breakers 1906.
HMS Garnet 30th June 1877 Sold to breakers 1904.
HMS Opal 9th March 1875 Sold to breakers 1892.
HMS Ruby 9th August 1876 Sold to breakers 1921.
HMS Tourmaline 30th October 1875 Sold to breakers 1921.
HMS Turquoise 22nd April 1876 Sold to breakers 1892.
Leander 2nd Class           View Class
HMS Amphion 13th October 1883 Sold in 1906.
HMS Arethusa 23rd December 1882 Sold in 1905.
HMS Leander 28th October 1882 Sold in 1920.
HMS Phaeton 27th February 1883 Phaeton, harbour service, Plymouth 1904, hulk 1913-1947 Sold in 1947.
Iris 2nd Class                View Class
HMS Iris 12th April 1877 Used for harbour service 1903, Portsmouth, broken up 1905.
HMS Mercury 17th April 1878 Sold and broken up 1919
Mersey 2nd Class            View Class
HMS Mersey 31st March 1885 Sold in 1905.
HMS Severn 29th September 1885 Sold in 1905.
HMS Thames 3rd December 1885 Converted to depot ship. Scuttled in 1947.
HMS Forth 23rd October 1886 Converted to depot ship. Sold in 1921.
Surprise 3rd Class          View Class
HMS Alacrity 28th February 1885 Became despatch vessel. Sold in 1913.
HMS Surprise 17th January 1885 Became despatch vessel, renamed Alacrity 1913, China station until 1919 then broken up. Information from Alfred Maistriaux.
Scout 3rd Class
HMS Fearless 20th arch 1886 Sold in 1905.

HMS Fearless, 1887.

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HMS Scout 30th July 1885 Sold in 1904.
Barracouta 3rd Class           View Class
HMS Barracouta 16th May 1889 Sold in 1905.
HMS Barrosa 16th April 1889 Sold in 1905.
HMS Blanche 6th September 1889 Sold in 1905.
HMS Blonde 22nd October 1889 Sold in 1905.
Imperieuse Class      View Class
HMS Imperieuse 18th December 1883 Flagship on China Station 1889-94 and Pacific Station 1896-99. Became destroyer depot ship at Portland in 1905 renamed Sapphire II. Renamed Imperieuse in 1909. Sold
HMS Warspite 29th January 1884 Flagship Pacific Station 1890-93 then Portguard ship at Queenstown 1893-196. Flagship again 1899-1902. Sold in 1904 and broken up 1906.
Barham Class 3rd Class Cruiser      View Class
HMS Barham 11th September 1889 Sold in 1914.
HMS Bellona  29th August 1890. Commissioned August 1894. Sold in 1906.

Pearl 3rd Class  View Class

HMS Katoomba (ex Pandora) 27th August 1889 Sold in 1906.
HMS Mildura (ex Pelorus) 25th November 1889 Sold in 1906.
HMS Pallas 30th June 1890 Sold in 1906.
HMS Pearl 28th July 1890 Sold in 1906.
HMS Phoebe 1st July 1890 Sold in 1906.
HMS Philomel 28th August 1890 Transferred to New Zealand Navy in 1914. Convoy escort from August 1914 until April 1917. Became depot ship then training hulk in 1921. Sold on 17th January 1947. Scuttled 6th August 1949.
HMS Ringaromma (ex Psyche) 10th December 1889 Sold in 1906.
HMS Tauranga (ex Phoenix) 28th October 1889 Sold in 1920.
HMS Wallaroo (ex Persian) 5th February 1890 Became guardship at Chatham in 1914. Renamed Wallington in March 1919, changing back to original in 1920 before being sold for scrap.
Pelorus 3rd Class   View Class
HMS Pandora 17th January 1900 Sold for scrap in July 1913.
HMS Pelorus 15th December 1896 Served as a depot ship in 1916 before being sold for scrap on 6th May 1920.
HMS Pegasus 4th March 1897 Sunk by gunfire on 20th September 1914.
HMS Perseus 15th July 1897 Sold for scrap on 26th May 1914.
HMS Pactolus 21st December 1896 Served as a depot ship in September 1912 before being sold for scrap on 25th October 1921.
HMS Pioneer 28th June 1899 Served with the Australian Navy from 1st July 1915 and sold in 1924. She was scuttled on 19th February 1931.
HMS Pomone 25th November 1897 Used for harbour service from January 1910 until scrapped in June 1922.
HMS Prometheus 20th October 1898 Sold for scrap on 28th May 1914.
HMS Proserpine 5th December 1896 Sold for scrap on 30th November 1919.
HMS Psyche 19th July 1898 Served with the Australian Navy from 1st July 1915 until sold for scrap in June 1922.
HMS Pyramus 15th May 1897 Sold for scrap on 21st April 1920.
Gem 3rd Class  View Class
HMS Amethyst 5th November 1903 Sold for scrap on 1st October 1920.
HMS Diamond 6th January 1904 Sold for scrap on 9th May 1921.
HMS Sapphire 17th March 1904 Sold for scrap on 9th May 1921.
HMS Topaze 23rd July 1903 Sold for scrap on 22nd September 1921.
Archer Class 3rd Class Cruiser  View Class
HMS Archer 23rd December 1885 Sold for scrap in 1905.
HMS Brisk 8th April 1886 Sold for scrap in 1905.
HMS Cossack 3rd June 1886 Sold for scrap in 1905.
HMS Mohawk 6th February 1886 Sold to breakers 1905.
HMS Porpoise 7th May 1886 Sold for scrap in 1905.
HMS Raccoon 6th May 1887 Sold for scrap in 1905.
HMS Serpent 10th March 1887 Wrecked on 10th November 1890.
HMS Tartar 28th October 1886 Sold for scrap in 1906.
Astraea Class 2nd Class Cruiser  View Class
HMS Astraea 17th March 1893 Sold to breakers 1920.
HMS Bonaventure 2nd December 1892 Sold to breakers 1920.
HMS Cambrian 30th January 1893 Sold to breakers 1923.
HMS Charybdis 15th June 1893 Sold to breakers 1922.
HMS Flora 21st November 1893 Sold to breakers 1922.
HMS Forte 9th December 1893 Sold to breakers 1914.
HMS Fox 15th June 1893 Sold to breakers 1920.
HMS Hermione 7th November 1893 Sold in 1922 became TS Warspite until 1940.
Eclipse Class  View Class
HMS Diana 5th December 1895 Sold for scrap in 1920.
HMS Dido 20th March 1896 Sold for scrap in 1926.
HMS Doris 3rd March 1896 Sold for scrap in 1919.
HMS Eclipse 19th July 1894 Sold in 1921.
HMS Isis 27th June 1896 Sold for scrap in 1920.
HMS Juno 16th November 1895 Sold for scrap in 1920.
HMS Minerva 23rd September 1895 Sold in 1920.
HMS Venus 5th September 1895 Sold in 1921.
HMS Talbot 25th April 1895 Sold for scrap in 1921.

Aeolus Class 2nd Class Cruiser  View Class

HMS Aeolus 13th November 1891 Sold to breakers 1914.
HMS Andromanche 14th August 1890 Sold to breakers 1920.
HMS Apollo 10th February 1891 Sold to breakers 1920.
HMS Brilliant 24th June 1891 Sunk as blockship on 23rd April 1918.
HMS Indefatigable 12th March 1891 Sold to breakers 1913.
HMS Intrepid 20th June 1891 Sunk as blockship on 23rd April 1918.
HMS Iphigenia 19th November 1891 Sunk as blockship on 23rd April 1918.
HMS Latona 22nd May 1890 Sold to breakers 1920.
HMS Melampus 2nd August 1890 Sold to breakers 1910.
HMS Naiad 29th November 1890 Sold to breakers 1922.
HMS Pique 13th December 1890 Sold to breakers 1911.
HMS Rainbow 25th March 1891 Sold
HMS Retribution 6th August 1891 Sold to breakers 1911.
HMS Sappho 9th May 1891 Sold to breakers 1921.
HMS Scylla 17th October 1891 Sold to breakers 1914.
HMS Sirius 27th October 1890 Sunk as blockship on 23rd April 1918.
HMS Spartan 25th February 1891 Sold to breakers 1931.
HMS Sybille 27th December 1890 Wrecked on 16th January 1901.
HMS Terpsichore 30th October 1890 Sold to breakers 1914.
HMS Thetis 13th December 1890 Sunk as blockship on 23rd April 1918.
HMS Tribune 24th February 1891 Sold to breakers 1911.
Marathon Class 2nd Class Cruiser      View Class 
HMS Marathon 23rd August 1888 Sold to breakers 1905.
HMS Magicienne 12th May 1888 Sold to breakers 1905.
HMS Medea 9th June 1888 Sold to breakers 1914.
HMS Medusa 11th August 1888 Sold to breakers 1920.
HMS Melpomene 20th September 1888 Sold to breakers 1905.

Orlando Class Armoured Cruisers  View Class

HMS Aurora 28th October 1887 Sold on 2nd October 1907.
HMS Australia  25th November 1886 Sold 4th April 1905.
HMS Galatea 10th March 1887 Sold 4th April 1905.
HMS Immortalite 7th July 1887 Sold 1st January 1907.
HMS Narcissus 15th December 1886 Sold 11th September 1906.
HMS Orlando 3rd August 1886 Sold 11th July 1905.
HMS Undaunted 25th November 1886 Sold 9th April 1907.
Blake Class Armoured Cruisers    View Class
HMS Blake 23rd November 1889 Used as a depot ship in August 1907 and then broken up 9th June 1922.
HMS Blenheim 5th July 1890 Used as a depot ship in May 1908 and then broken up 13th July 1926.
Edgar Class Armoured Cruisers   View Class
HMS Crescent 30th March 1892 Used as a depot ship in 1917 and then broken up 22nd September 1921.
HMS Edgar 24th November 1890 Broken up 9th May 1921.
HMS Endymion 22nd July 1891 Broken up 16th March 1921.
HMS Gibraltar 27th April 1892 Used as a depot ship in June 1915 and then broken up September 1923.
HMS Grafton 30th January 1892 Broken up 1st July 1920.
HMS Hawke 11th March 1891 Sunk by torpedo 15th October 1914.
HMS Royal Arthur 26th February 1891 Used as a depot ship in 1915 and then broken up 22nd September 1921.
HMS St George 23rd June 1892 Used as a depot ship in March 1910 and then broken up 1st July 1920.
HMS Theseus 8th September 1892 Broken up 1921 and then resold 8th November 1921.
Powerful Class Armoured Cruisers  View Class
HMS Powerful 24th July 1895 Used for harbour service in 1912. Sold for scrapping 31st August 1929.
HMS Terrible 27th May 1895 Disarmed 1915, used for harbour service in January 1918 and then sold for scrapping July 1932.
Diadem Class Armoured Cruisers  View Class
HMS Amphitrite 5th January 1898 Sold for scrapping 12th April 1920.
HMS Andromeda 30th April 1897 Used for harbour service September 1913 then sold August 1920.
HMS Argonaut 24th January 1898 Used for harbour service 1916 then sold May 1920.
HMS Ariadne 22nd April 1898 Sunk by torpedo 26th July 1917.
HMS Diadem 21st October 1896 Used for harbour service 1918 then sold for scrap 9th May 1921.
HMS Europa 20th March 1897 Sold 15th September 1920.
HMS Niobe 20th February 1897 Used by Royal Canadian Navy 1910, then used for harbour service October 1915 and eventually broken up 1922.
HMS Spartiate 27th October 1898 Used for harbour service 1913 then sold July 1932.
Cressy Class Armoured Cruiser  View Class
HMS Aboukir 16th May 1900 Sunk by torpedo 22nd September 1914.
HMS Bacchante 21st February 1901 Sold for scrapping 1st July 1920.
HMS Cressy 4th December 1899 Sunk by torpedo 22nd September 1914.
HMS Euryalus 20th May 1901 Sold for scrapping 1st July 1920.
HMS Hogue 13th August 1900 Sunk by torpedo 22nd September 1914.
HMS Sutlej 18th November 1899 Sold for scrapping 9th May 1921.
Drake Class Armoured Cruiser  View Class
HMS Drake 5th March 1901 Sunk by torpedo on 2nd October 1917.
HMS Good Hope 21st February 1901 Sunk by gunfire 1st November 1914.
HMS King Alfred 28th October 1901 Sold and broken up 30th January 1920.
HMS Leviathan 3rd July 1901 Sold and broken up 3rd March 1920.
Monmouth Class Armoured Cruiser  View Class
HMS Bedford 31st August 1901 Wrecked 21st August 1910.
HMS Berwick 20th September 1902 Sold and broken up 1st July 1920.
HMS Cornwall 29th October 1902 Sold and broken up 7th June 1920.
HMS Cumberland 16th December 1902 Sold and broken up 9th May 1921.
HMS Donegal 4th September 1902 Sold and broken up 1st July 1920.
HMS Essex 29th August 1901 Sold and broken up 8th November 1921.
HMS Kent 6th March 1901 Sold and broken up June 1920.
HMS Lancaster 22nd March 1902 Sold and broken up 3rd March 1920.
HMS Monmouth 13th November 1901 Sunk by gunfire on 1st November 1914
HMS Suffolk 15th January 1903 Sold and broken up 1st July 1920.
Devonshire Class Armoured Cruiser  View Class
HMS Antrim 8th October 1903 Sold and broken up 19th December 1922.
HMS Argyll 3rd April 1904 Wrecked on 28th October 1915.
HMS Carnarvon 7th October 1903 Sold and broken up 8th November 1921.
HMS Devonshire 30th April 1904 Sold and broken up 9th May 1921.
HMS Hampshire 4th September 1903 Mined 5th June 1916.
HMS Roxburgh 19th January 1904 Sold 8th November 1921.
Duke of Edinburgh Class Armoured Cruiser  View Class
HMS Black Prince 14th June 1904 Sunk by gunfire 31st May 1916.
HMS Duke of Edinburgh 8th November 1904 Sold and broken up 12th April 1920.
Warrior Class Armoured Cruiser  View Class
HMS Achilles 17th June 1905 Sold and broken up 9th May 1921.
HMS Cochrane 20th May 1905 Wrecked 14th November 1918.
HMS Natal 30th September 1905 Blew up 30th December 1915.
HMS Warrior 25th November 1905 Damaged by gunfire and foundered during towing 1st June 1916.
Minotaur Class Armoured Cruiser  View Class
HMS Defence 24th April 1907 Sunk by gunfire 31st May 1916.
HMS Minotaur 6th June 1906 Sold and broken up 12th April 1920.
HMS Shannon 20th September 1906 Sold and broken up 12th December 1922.
Light Cruisers
Arrogant Class Light Cruisers     View Class
HMS Arrogant 26th May 1896 Served as a depot ship in June 1911. Sold for scrapping on 13th November 1923.
HMS Furious 3rd December 1896 Sold
HMS Gladiator 18th December 1896 Sank in collision with a liner on 25th April 1908.
HMS Vindictive 9th December 1897 Scuttled as a blockship on 10th May 1918. Raised on 16th August 1920 and broken up.
Hermes Class Light Cruisers      View Class
HMS Hermes 7th April 1898 Converted to take seaplanes in 1912.
HMS Highflyer 4th June 1898 Sold for scrapping in June 1921.
HMS Hyacinth 27th October 1898 Sold for scrapping in November 1923.
HMS Challenger 27th May 1902 Sold for scrapping on 31st May 1920.
HMS Encounter 18th June 1902 Loaned to the New Zealand Navy in July 1912 and then transferred permanently in December 1919. She was scuttled in September 1923.
Adventure Class Light Cruisers  View Class
HMS Adventure 9th September 1904 Sold for scrap in March 1920.
HMS Attentive 24th November 1904 Sold for scrap in April 1920.
Forward Class Light Cruisers  View Class
HMS Forward 27th August 1904 Sold for scrap in July 1921.
HMS Foresight 8th October 1904 Sold for scrap in March 1920.
Pathfinder Class Light Cruisers  View Class
HMS Pathfinder 16th July 1904 Sunk by torpedoes on 5th September 1914.
HMS Patrol 13th October 1904 Sold for scrap in April 1920.
Sentinel Class Light Cruisers  View Class

HMS Sentinel

19th April 1904 Sold for scrap in January 1923.
HMS Skirmisher 7th February 1905 Sold for scrap in March 1920.
Boadicea Class Scout Cruisers  View Class
HMS Boadicea 14th May 1908 Sold for scrapping in July 1926.
HMS Bellona 20th March 1909 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
Blonde Class Scout Cruisers  View Class
HMS Blonde 22nd July 1910 Sold for scrapping in May 1920.
HMS Blanche 25th November 1909 Sold for scrapping in July 1921.
Active Class Scout Cruisers  View Class
HMS Active 14th March 1911 Sold for scrapping in April 1920.
HMS Amphion 4th December 1912 Mined and sunk on 6th August 1914.
HMS Fearless 12th June 1912 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
Bristol Class Light Cruisers  View Class
HMS Bristol 23rd February 1910 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Glasgow 30th September 1909 Sold for scrapping in April 1927.
HMS Gloucester 28th October 1909 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Liverpool 30th October 1909 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Newcastle 25th November 1909 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
Weymouth Class          View Class
HMS Dartmouth 14th December 1910 Sold for scrapping in December 1930.
HMS Falmouth 20th September 1910 Sunk on 19th August 1916.
HMS Weymouth 18th November 1910 Sold for scrapping in October 1928.
HMS Yarmouth 12th April 1911 Sold for scrapping in July 1929.
Chatham Class Light Cruisers  View Class
HMS Chatham 9th November 1911 Sold for scrapping July 1926.
HMS Dublin 9th November 1911 Sold for scrapping July 1926.
HMS Southampton 16th May 1912 Sold for scrapping July 1926.
HMS Sydney 29th August 1912 Broken up in 1929/30.
HMS Melbourne 30th May 1912 Sold for scrapping December 1928.
HMS Brisbane 30th September 1915 Sold for scrapping June 1936.
Birmingham Class Light Cruisers  View Class
HMS Birmingham 7th May 1913 Sold for scrapping in March 1931.
HMS Lowestoft 28th April 1913 Sold for scrapping in January 1931.
HMS Nottingham 18th April 1913 Sunk on 19th August 1916.
HMS Adelaide 27th July 1918 Sold for scrapping in January 1949.
Arethusa Class Light Cruisers        View Class
HMS Arethusa 25th October 1913 Mined on 11th February 1916.
HMS Aurora 30th September 1913 Sold for scrap in August 1927.
HMS Galatea 14th May 1914 Sold for scrap in October 1921.
HMS Inconstant 6th July 1914 Sold for scrap in June 1922.
HMS Penelope 15th October 1915 Sold to the breakers October 1924
HMS Phaeton 21st October 1914 Sold for scrap in January 1923.
HMS Royalist 14th January 1915 Sold for scrap in August 1922.
HMS Undaunted 21st December 1912 Sold for scrap in April 1923.
Caroline Class         View Class    
HMS Caroline 29th September 1914 Harbour training ship in 1924. Still in use by 1984. (Now at Belfast - 2003)
HMS Carysfort 14th November 1914 Sold for scrapping in August 1931.
HMS Cleopatra 14th January 1915 Sold for scrapping in June 1931.
HMS Comus 16th December 1914 Sold for scrapping in July 1934.
HMS Conquest 20th January 1915 Sold for scrapping in August 1930.
HMS Cordelia 23rd February 1914 Sold for scrapping in July 1923.

Calliope Class Light Cruisers     View Class

HMS Calliope 17th December 1914 Sold for scrapping in August 1931.
HMS Champion 29th May 1915 Sold for scrapping in July 1934.
Birkenhead Class          View Class
HMS Birkenhead 18th January 1915 Sold for scrapping in October 1921.
HMS Chester 8th December 1915 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.

Cambrian Class            View Class

HMS Cambrian 3rd March 1916 Sold for scrapping in July 1934.
HMS Canterbury 21st December 1915 Sold for scrapping in July 1934.
HMS Castor 28th July 1915 Sold for scrapping in July 1936.
HMS Constance 12th September 1915 Sold for scrapping in January 1936.
Centaur Class           View Class   
HMS Centaur 6th January 1916 Sold for scrapping in February 1934.
HMS Concord 1st April 1916 Sold for scrapping in August 1935.
Caledon Class          View Class  
HMS Caledon 25th November 1916 Broken up in 1948.
HMS Calypso 24th January 1917 Sunk 12th June 1940.
HMS Caradoc 23rd December 1916 Broken up 1946.
HMS Cassandra 25th November 1916 Mined 5th December 1918
Ceres Class           View Class 
HMS Cardiff 12th April 1917 Broken up 1946.
HMS Ceres 24th March 1917 Broken up 1946.
HMS Coventry 6th July 1917 Sunk on 14th September 1942.
HMS Curacoa 5th May 1917 Collision 2nd October 1942.
HMS Curlew 5th July 1917 Sunk on 26th May 1940.
Capetown Class           View Class
HMS Cairo 19th November 1918 Sunk on 12th August 1942.
HMS Calcutta 9th July 1918 Sunk on 1st June 1941.
HMS Capetown 28th June 1919 Broken up 1946.
HMS Carlisle 9th July 1918 Constructive loss 9th October 1943 and broken up 1948.
HMS Colombo 18th December 1918 Broken up 1948.
'D' or Danae Class              View Class   
HMS Danae 26th January 1918 Broken up 1948.
HMS Dauntless 10th April 1918 Broken up 1946.
HMS Delhi 23rd August 1918 Broken up 1948.
HMS Despatch 24th September 1919 Broken up 1946.
HMS Diomede 29th April 1919 Broken up 1946.
HMS Dragon 29th December 1917 Scuttled and used as breakwater 8th July 1944.
HMS Dunedin 19th November 1918 Sunk on 24th November 1940.
HMS Durban 29th May 1919 Scuttled and used as breakwater 9th June 1944.
'E' or Emerald Class       View Class
HMS Emerald 19th May 1920 Broken up 1948.
HMS Enterprise 23rd December 1919 Broken up 1946.
 
New Birmingham or Cavendish Class  View Class
HMS Effingham 8th June 1921 Wrecked 17th May 1940.
HMS Frobisher 20th March 1920 Broken up 1949.
HMS Hawkins 1st October 1917 Broken up 1947.
HMS Raleigh 28th August 1918 Wrecked after running aground on 8th August 1922.
HMS Vindictive ( ex HMS Cavendish ) 17th January 1918 Converted to a cruiser (HMS Vindictive) 1923-25. Broken up 1946.
Kent Class          View Class
HMS Berwick 30th March 1926 Sold and broken up 1948.
HMS Cornwall 11th March 1926 Sunk 5th April 1942.
HMS Cumberland 16th March 1926 Sold and broken up 1959.
HMS Kent 16th March 1926 Sold and broken up 1948.
HMS Suffolk 16th February 1926 Sold and broken up 1948.
HMS Australia 17th March 1927 Sold and broken up 1955
HMS Canberra 31st May 1927 Sunk 9th August 1942.
London Class           View Class
HMS Devonshire 22nd October 1927 Sold and broken up 1954.
HMS London 14th September 1927 Sold and broken up 1950.
HMS Shropshire 5th July 1928 Transferred to Australian Navy in 1943 to replace Canberra. Sold and broken up 1955.
HMS Sussex 22nd February 1928 Sold and broken up1950.
Norfolk Class          View Class
HMS Dorsetshire 29th January 1929 Sunk 5th April 1942.
HMS Norfolk 12th December 1928 Sold and broken up 1950.
York Class            View Class
HMS York 17th July 1928 Abandoned 22nd May 1941.
HMS Exeter 18th July 1929 Sunk 1st March 1942.
Leander Class            View Class
HMS Achilles 1st September 1932 Sold to India 1948.
HMS Ajax 1st March 1934 Broken up 1949. Newport, South Wales
HMS Leander 24th September 1931 Broken up 1949
HMS Neptune 31st January 1933 Sunk 19th December 1941.
HMS Orion 24th November 1932 Broken up 1949.
Perth Class
HMAS Hobart (ex Apollo) 9th October 1934 Broken up 1962.
HMAS Perth (ex Amphion) 27th July 1934 Sunk 1st March 1941.
HMAS Sydney (ex Phaeton) 22nd September 1934 Sunk 19th November 1941.
Arethusa Class       View Class
HMS Arethusa 6th March 1934 Broken up 1950.
HMS Aurora 20th August 1936 Sold to China 1948.
HMS Galatea 9th August 1934 Sunk 14th December 1941.
HMS Penelope 15th October 1935 Sunk 18th February 1944.
Southampton Class             View Class
HMS Birmingham 1st September 1936 Broken up 1950.
HMS Glasgow 20th June 1936 Broken up 1958.
HMS Newcastle 23rd January 1936 Broken up 1959.
HMS Sheffield 23rd July 1936 Broken up 1967.
HMS Southampton 10th March 1936 Sunk 11th January 1941.
Gloucester Class         View Class
HMS Gloucester 19th October 1937 Sunk 22nd May 1941.
HMS Liverpool 24th March 1937 Broken up 1958.
HMS Manchester 12th April 1937 Sunk 13th August 1942.
Edinburgh Class             View Class
HMS Belfast 17th March 1938 Preserved in 1971.
HMS Edinburgh 31st March 1938 Sunk 2nd May 1942.
Dido Class            View Class
HMS Argonaut 6th September 1941 Broken up 1955.
HMS Bonaventure 19th April 1939 Sunk 31st March 1941.
HMS Charybdis 17th September 1940 Sunk 23rd October 1943.
HMS Cleopatra 27th March 1940 Broken up 1958.
HMS Dido 18th July 1939 Broken up 1958.
HMS Euryalus 6th June 1939 Broken up 1959.
HMS Hermione 18th May 1939 Sunk 16th June 1942.
HMS Naiad 3rd February 1939 Sunk 11th March 1942.
HMS Phoebe 25th March 1939 Broken up 1956.
HMS Scylla 24th July 1940 Broken up 1950.
HMS Sirius 18th September 1940 Broken up 1956.
Fiji Class              View Class
HMS Bermuda 11th September 1941 Broken up 1965
HMS Ceylon 30th July 1942 Sold to Peru 1959
HMS Fiji 31st May 1939 Sunk 22nd May 1941
HMS Gambia 30th November 1940 Broken up 1968.
HMS Jamaica 16th November 1940 Broken up 1960.
HMS Kenya 18th August 1939 Broken up 1962.
HMS Mauritius 19th July 1939 Broken up 1965.
HMS Newfoundland 19th December 1941 Sold to Peru 1959.
HMS Nigeria 18th July 1939 Sold to India 1957.
HMS Trinidad 21st March 1940 Sunk 15th May 1942.
HMS Uganda 7th August 1941 Broken up 1961.
Bellona Class         View Class
HMS Bellona 29th September 1942 Broken up 1959.
HMS Black Prince 27th August 1942 Broken up 1962.
HMS Diadem 26th August 1942 Sold to Pakistan 1956.
HMS Royalist 30th May 1942 Broken up 1968.
HMS Spartan 27th August 1942 Sunk 29th January 1944.
Swiftsure Class          View Class
HMS Ontario 29th July 1943 Broken up 1960.
HMS Swiftsure 4th February 1943 Broken up 1962.
Tiger Class              View Class
HMS Blake 20th December 1945. Extant 1980.
HMS Defence (later HMS Lion) 2nd September 1944. Broken up 1975.
HMS Superb 31st August 1943 Broken up 1960.
HMS Tiger 25th October 1945 Extant 1980.
 
 

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 Of similar configuration, but usually outclassed by its British contemporary, the Bristol F2b, the Luft-Verkehrs-Gesellschaft LVG was essentially a strong and stable observation aircraft that served widely during World War 1. On 21st May 1917, this example became the victim of the guns of Sergeant John H Jones, contributing to his eventual tally of 15 victories. Here, his pilot that day, Captain W G Mostyn, has already had a squirt using his forward-firing Vickers gun before manoeuvring their 22 Sqn machine into position for Jones to finish the job with his twin Lewis guns.

Sergeant John H Jones and pilot Captain W G Mostyn, Bristol F2b Fighter claiming a Luft-Verkehrs-Gesellschaft LVG by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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 With a final 47 victories to his credit, Robert Alexander Little was one of the highest-scoring British aces of World War 1, beginning his career with the famous No 8 (Naval) Squadron in 1916, flying Sopwith Pup N5182, as shown here. On 21st April 1917, he was attacked and shot down by six aircraft of Jasta Boelke, Little being thrown from the cockpit of his Sopwith Camel on impact with the ground. As the German aircraft swooped in to rake the wreckage with machine gun fire, Little pulled his Webley from its holster and began returning fire before being assisted by British infantry with their Lewis guns. Such was the character of this great pilot who finally met his death whilst attacking Gotha bombers on the night of 27th May 1918.

Captain Robert Little by Ivan Berryman. (GL)
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 On 31st August 1944, 6 Mosquitoes of 305 Polish Squadron, Lasham, 2nd TAF were led by Wing Commander Orlinski to attack oil refineries at Nomexy, south of Nancy, France. Diving down and releasing their bombs before escaping at tree top height they destroyed 4 large containers and several smaller ones. All aircraft safely returned after their four and a half hour sortie. Fl Lt Eric Atkins DFC(bar) KW(bar) and his navigator Fl Lt Majer can be seen exiting the area to reform on the other 3 Mosquitoes who have already finished their bombing run. This was Atkins 61st operation, finishing the war with 78 ops over 3 tours.

Mosquito Attack by Graeme Lothian. (Y)
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 To commemorate Shuttleworths Golden Jubilee in 1994. A Spitfire leads a Hawker Hind and a Gloster Gladiator in formation over Old Warden. The Shuttleworth Collection at Old Warden aerodrome is recognised as one of the finest private collections of vintage aircraft in the world.  Many of the exhibits have direct connections with the all too short but lively career of Richard Ormonde Shuttleworth himself, and all the aircraft are flown regularly - from the frail and endearing Bristol Boxkite to what is regarded as the most genuine Spitfire flying today.  Here, this Spitfire leads a Vic-3 formation of the Collections Hawker Hind and Gloster Gladiator over Old Warden during a typical flying display to Commemorate Shuttleworths Golden Jubilee in 1994.

Shuttleworth Salute by Ivan Berryman.
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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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Flight Lieutenant Mick Martin readies his crew to release their bouncing bomb as he makes his run into the Mohne Dam.  Flanking him is the Lancaster of Wing Commander Guy Gibson, using his aircraft to draw flak from the gunners along the dam.

Into Attack by Gerald Coulson.
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 Flying Officer Eric Loveland and his navigator Sergeant Jack Duffy of No.68 Squadron intercept a German Ju88 intruder on the night of March 17th 1945.

Moonlight Serenade by Troy White.
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 Wing Commander Roland Beamont in his personal Tempest V, intercepted and downed his first V1 Buzzbomb on the night of June 22nd, 1944, over south east England. As Commander of 150 wing and others he went on to shoot down a total of 30 V1 flying bombs, 8 enemy aircraft and 35 locomotives destroyed plus one minesweeper sunk.
A Buzz for Beamont by David Pentland. (Y)
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Showing visible signs of her tangle with British cruisers at the Battle of the River Plate, the German pocket battleship Graf Spee slips into the neutral waters of the Montevideo roadstead accompanied by the Uruguayan gunboat Rio Negro for light repairs. (Damage can be seen on the hull and behind the Conning tower ) . This was to be the last haven for the Graf Spee which was later scuttled at the harbour mouth, her commander Kapitan zur See Langsdorff believing a large British fleet to be waiting for attempted escape into the South Atlantic.

Admiral Graf Spee enters Montevideo by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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 A splendid little war was how John Hay, ambassador to Britain, described the Spanish-American war of 1898. Though the war was small in scope it was large in consequences; it promoted the regeneration of the American Navy and the emergence of the United States as a major world power. Fought primarily at sea, the war created an American naval legend in its opening encounter between the pacific squadrons of Spain and the United States at Manila Bay on the 1st of May 1898. At sunrise Admiral Dewey, leading the American fleet in his flagship the USS Olympia, had caught the Spanish fleet, under Admiral Patricio Montojo, by surprise - still anchored off Sangley Point at Manila Bay in the Philippine Islands. Defeat for the Spanish was total and heralded the end of a once extensive Spanish empire in the Americas. Montojos flagship, Reina Cristina, is seen here under fire from the Olympia.

The Battle of Manila Bay by Anthony Saunders (Y)
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DHM1307.  Queen Elizabeth at Southampton by Ivan Berryman.

Queen Elizabeth at Southampton by Ivan Berryman.
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B139P. HMS Royal Oak by Ivan Berryman. The R-class battleship Royal Oak lies at anchor in Scapa Flow between the wars ahead of her sisters Royal Sovereign and Revenge.  HMS Repulse is passing the line on the left of the picture
HMS Royal Oak by Ivan Berryman (P)
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February 1942 and Viz. Admiral Ciliaxs mighty Scharnhorst leads her sister Gneisenau and Prinz Eugen up the English Channel during Operation Cerberus, their daring breakout from the port of Brest on the French Atlantic coast to the relative safety of Wilhelmshaven and Brunsbuttel. All three ships survived what became known as the Channel Dash, not without damage, but the operation proved a huge propaganda success for Germany and a crushing embarrassment for the British. A number of torpedo boats are in attendance, including Kondor and Falke and the Z class destroyer Friedrich Ihn in the distance.

Operation Cerberus, Channel Dash by Ivan Berryman.
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 Besstrashniy (meaning Fearless) 434 heavy rocket ASW Destroyer is shown swinging to the port side of Pyotr Velikiy (meaning Peter the Great) a Kirov Class Cruiser as they clear a path for the carrier Minsk.

Arctic Waters by Randall Wilson.
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B63AP.  HMS Malaya at Capetown by Ivan Berryman.

HMS Malaya at Capetown by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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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 (The End of the Bismarck) by Ivan Berryman.
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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. (P)
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 The Duke of Wellington was blockading the fortress of Ciudad Rodrigo with 32,000 troops. The French sent a force of 45,000 troops under Marshal Andre Massena to relieve the fortress. Wellington took up a strong position at Fuentos DOnoro and the French attacked on May 5th with superior numbers. The British army held their ground with the cost of 1,500 casualties, the French suffered higher losses of 2,200 troops and finally withdrew. The Duke of Wellington quickly seized Almeida.

The 95th Rifle Brigade at the Battle of Fuentes De Onoro, 5th May 1811 by Chris Collingwood. (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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 Churchill MkIV tank of the 6th Guards Tank Brigade (comprised of 4th Battalion Grenadier Guards, 4th Battalion Coldstream Guards and 3rd Battalion Scots Guards), pass infantry of the 2nd Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders during the Battle for Caumont.

Operation Bluecoat, normandy, 30th July 1944 by David Pentland. (GS)
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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. (GL)
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 Renault FT 17 baby tanks of the recently formed US 304th tank brigade commanded by the young Lt. Col George S. Patton Jnr. are employed for the first time during the allied assault on the St Mihiel Salient. Leading the 344th battalion in person Patton and his tanks help the infantry divisions push the enemy back to the Hindenberg line in only 4 days.

Baptism of Fire - St Mihiel Salient, 12th – 15th September 1918 by David Pentland. (P)
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Sir John Moores epic retreat to Corunna was punctuated by desperate and often heroic rear-guard actions - none more dramatic than the cavalry clash at Benevente on the 29th December 1808. Having crossed the river Esla, cold and swollen by recent rainfall, a British picquet, comprised of elements of the Kings German Legion Hussars and the 7th, 10th and 18th Hussars, covers the river and its tactically demolished Castro Gonzalos bridge from a position near the town of Benevente. Napoleon himself leads the pursuit. The Emperors elite Guard Light Cavalry, commanded by General Lefebvre-Desnouettes, is ordered at daylight to ford the river and launch a surprise attack on what appears to be the numerically inferior British units. As five-hundred and fifty French cavalry emerge in orderly fashion from the river, intent upon quickly dispatching the opposition, they are startled to find the British piquet, reinforced by a host of British cavalry, streaming from within the confines of Benevente, some on their left flank. Under the command of Lord Paget, the British become the pursuers of the surprised French, who turn and retreat with the frigid waters of the Esla blocking their escape. Unlike their crossing in echelon just minutes before, the French now in disorder plunge into the river, where many drown. Others are captured including General Lefebvre-Desnouettes who is made prisoner by Grisdale of the 10th Hussars following a dramatic pursuit. General Lefebvre-Desnouettes will eventually escape from captivity in England, to encounter Lord Paget once again on the field of Waterloo.

Sabres on the Esla Pursuit of the Imperial Guard at the Battle of Benevente by Mark Churms.
Half Price! - £80.00
DHM212.  The 55th Regiment at the Battle of Inkerman by Orlando Norie.
The 55th Regiment at the Battle of Inkerman by Orlando Norie.
Half Price! - £20.00

 

SPORT PRINTS

Click above to see all of our sport art index - Eight random half price sport items are displayed to the right.

Some Current Half Price Sport Art Offers

 England 53 - South Africa 3, Twickenham, Novermber 23rd 2002. England: Robinson, Cohen, Tindall, Greenwood, Christophers, Wilkinson, Dawson, Vickery, Leonard, Thompson, Johnson, Kay, Moody, Back, Hill. (Subs): Dallaglio, Gomersall, Healey, Morris, Regan, Stimpson. Scores: Try - Cohen, 2 Tries - Greenwood, Try - Back, Try - Hill, Try - Dallaglio, Penalty Try, 2 Penalties - Wilkinson, Conversion - Wilkinson, Conversion - Dawson, 2 Conversions - Gomersall, 2 Conversions - Stimpson. <br><br>South Africa: Greef, Paulse, Fleck, James, Lombard, Pretorius, Conradie, Roux, Dalton, Venter, Lambuschagne, Krige, Wannenburg, Van Niekerk. (Subs): Jacobs, Jordaan, Russell, Uys, Van Biljon, Van der Linde, Wentzel. Score : Penalty - Pretorius.

England v South Africa - Investec 2002 by Doug Harker. (Y)
Half Price! - £100.00
 A product of United's magnificent youth policy, Nicky Butt has become an invaluable player in the most successful side in the club's history.  Gary Keane's portrayal of Nicky Butt captures the tenacity, determination and power of one of the country's leading midfield players.

Nicky Butt by Gary Keane.
Half Price! - £50.00
 Jacques Villeneuve.

The Maple Leaf Maestro by Stuart Coffield
Half Price! - £20.00
 Martin strikes again with this portrait of Nigel Mansell OBE walking, perhaps to the pits, or away from the race track, characteristiclly with his hand to his forehead.  Maybe hes planning his strategy for the day or is just plain frustrated.
A Hard Day at the Office by Martin Smith.
Half Price! - £40.00

 Peter Deighan has superbly captured Jimmy White, John Parrot, Stephen Hendry, James Wattana, John Higgins, Ken Doherty, Ronnie OSullivan and of course the centrepiece, a magnificent study of former World Champion Steve Davis as he Ponders his next shot.  A must for all snooker rooms, clubs and players of this wonderful game.

Kings of the Baize II by Peter Deighan
Half Price! - £80.00
 David Coulthard. McLaren Mercedes MP4/13
A Scottish Gentleman by Michael Thompson.
Half Price! - £25.00
B48. Michael Schumacher/ Ferrari F.310 by Ivan Berryman

Michael Schumacher/ Ferrari F.310 by Ivan Berryman
Half Price! - £40.00
DHM1480P. Jenson Button 2004 BAR 006 by Ivan Berryman (P)
Jenson Button 2004 BAR 006 by Ivan Berryman. (P)
Half Price! - £900.00

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