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Royal Navy depot ships for destroyers and submarines and fleet repair ships including HMS Medway, HMS Vulcan, HMS Forth, HMS Thames, HMS Bonaventure, HMS Arrogant, HMS Blenheim and HMS Diligence. These submarine and destroyer depot ships served during World War I & II.

Submarine Depot Ships of the First World War

HMS Vulcan 13th June 1889 Renamed Defiance III 1931.  Scrapped 1955.

Royal navy Submarine depot Ship HMS Vulcan pictured in 1908  

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HMS Forth 23rd October 1886 Became depot ship 1904.  Scrapped 1921.

HMS Forth, 1904.

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Submarine Depot Ship  HMS Forth served during World War One

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HMS Forth with submarines at Devonport.  

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HMS Thames 3rd December 1885 Became depot ship 1903. Sold to South African Navy, 1920, to become General Botha.

 Royal navy Submarine depot Ship HMS Thames pictured in 1908  

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HMS Thames as submarine depot ship.

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HMS Bonaventure 2nd December 1892 Became depot ship 1910. Scrapped 1920.

HMS Bonaventure c. 1910

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HMS Hebe 15th June 1892 Became depot ship 1910. Sold 1919.
HMS Onyx 7th September 1892 Became depot ship 1907. Renamed Vulcan II 1919.  Sold 1924.
HMS Arrogant 26th May 1896 Became depot ship 1911. Sold 1923.
HMS Pactolus 21st December 1896 Became depot ship 1912. Sold 1921.
HMS Rosario 17th December 1898 Became depot ship 1910. Sold 1921.
HMS Shearwater 10th February 1900 Became depot ship 1915. Sold 1922.
HMS Hazard 17th February 1894 Sunk 28th January 1918.

HMS Hazard re-supplying three submarines.  

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HMS Hazard. 

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HMS Hazard sandwiched by two River Class Destroyers at the Tower of London.

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HMS Pandora 9th November 1914 Renamed Dolphin 1924.  Sunk 23rd December 1939.

HMS Pandora re-supplying some K Class submarines (K22, K15)

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HMS Adamant 12th July 1911 Sold 1932.

Royal Navy Depot Ship HMS Adamant.  

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HMS Maidstone 29th April 1912 Sold 1929.

HMS Maidstone, 1926.

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RAN Upolu - -
HMS Ambrose. (F.08) 20th October 1915 Before the start of WWII she was re named HMS Cochrane. She was built by Raylon Dixon N.E Marine was was a merchant ship conversion. Launched on 31st March 1903. Displacement: 6,600 tons, Speed: 14.5 knots Compliment: 238  Armament: Two 3 inch Guns.  Served during world war one and removed from the effective list in 1938 but saw service in World war two as a Harbour depot ship for submarines  and finally scrapped at Inverkeithing November 1946

HMS Ambrose, 1925.

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HMS Lucia (F.27) 21st November 1907 Ex merchant ship Spreewald. Built by Richardson Westgarth at Furness.  Displacement: 5,805 tons, Speed 12.75 knots Compliment: 262 it had no armament: serve during world war one as a  Submarine depot ship and spent time between the wars in the eats Indies returning  in 1939, was transferred to the red Sea Force in 1940 and became the eastern Sea Fleet Submarine depot Ship in 1942 till 1945. sold in 1948 and became the merchant ship Sinai and scrapped at Spezia February 1951.

HMS Lucia, 1938.

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L22 and L52 pictured with submarine depot ship HMS Lucia 1925  

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The Crew of HMS Lucia around 1945,  possibly in Ceylon.

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HMS Alecto (J.10) 29th August 1911 Built as a submarine depot ship and built by Laird. Displacement: 935 tons, Speed|: 11 knots, No Armament: compliment: 76  served through out WW1. During WW2 became Submarine depot ship at Portsmouth 1939 to 1940 and transferred to Boom defence duties. after the war was finally scrapped at Faslane, Scotland 1949.

HMS Alecto, 1932.

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Diving tender HMS Alecto off Portland

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HMS Titania 4th March 1915 Converted on stocks and built at Clyde Shipyard. Displacement: 5,250 tons, Speed 14.5 knots, Compliment: 249. No Armament:  served throughout WW1 and serve din WW2 with the Home fleet through WW2. finally scrapped Faslane September 1949

HMS Titania, June 1938.

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HMS Titania, May 1937.

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HMS Titania at Weymouth, 18th July 1933.

Submarines alongside are H33, H44, R4 and tow other H or R Class.

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HMS Platypus 28th October 1916 Ex merchant ship Penguin built at Clydebank.   served with Royal Australian navy, in Australian waters throughout WW1 and also during WWII. based at Darwin as a base ship form 1941.  Last information we have it was for sale in December 1957.

Torpedo Sub-Depot Ships of World War One

HMS Abo - -
HMS Sobo - -
HMS Sokoto - -

SUBMARINE DEPOT SHIPS BUILT AFTER WORLD WAR ONE:

HMS Medway 19th July 1928 Built as a depot Ship for Submarines and designed to tend 18 submarines of the O and P class's this number rising to 21 during world war two. Built by Vickers Armstrong at Barrow. Displacement: 14650 tons, Speed 15 knots, Compliment: 400, Armament: Two 4 -inch Guns and Four 4-inch AA Guns.  Served as depot Ship China 1939 then went to the Mediterranean 1940 and just off Alexandria was sunk by 2 or three torpedo's form U372. on the 30th June 1942.
HMS Forth (F.07) 11th August 1938 Built at Clydebank. Dispalcement:8,900  Sped: 17 Knots. Compliment 1,167  Armament: Eight 4.5 - inch AA in pairs plus Eight 2 pounder AA guns. Served with the 2nd Submarine flotilla 1939 - 1941 transferred in 1941 till the end of world war two to the 3rd Submarine Flotilla.  stayed in service well into the 60's becoming in February  1972 Defiance.

HMS Forth at Toulon in 1938.  

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HMS Forth

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HMS Forth at Marmaris in Turkey, July 1950.  Sent in by Danny Kay

HMS Forth

 

Ship's Company of HMS Forth, 1950.   Sent in by Danny Kay

The following information and photographs have been sent in by David Mitchell:

No. 1 Mess . List of Writers :-

Store Assistants:-

Williams
Mitchell
Mountford
Mesham
Kent
Lonsdale
Taylor
Cavill
Connor
Morgan
Quick
Cotterall
Woodburn
Patterson
Pugh
Morris
Williams
Gray
McCarthy
Roberts
Bargery

Some crew from No.1 Mess

Some more crew from No.1 Mess

More crew from No.1 Mess

 

HMS Maidstone 11th August 1938 Sister ship to HMS Forth built at Clydebank. Dispalcement:8,900  Sped: 17 Knots. Compliment 1,167  Armament: Eight 4.5 - inch AA in pairs plus Eight 2 pounder AA guns. Served in the Mediterranean, South Atlantic and Rosyth 1939 - 1940, and again in the Mediterranean followed by the eastern and Pacific fleets.
HMS Adamant  (F.64) 30th November 1940 Built at Harland and Wolf. Displacement: 12,500 tons, Speed: 17 knots Compliment: 1,273  Armament:  Eight 4.5-inch AA guns in Pairs plus Sixteen 2 - pounder AA guns in  fours,  Eight 20mm AA and eight .5-inch AA . She carried in store 117  21-inch Torpedos.Served in the eastern Fleet until 1944. Then went to the pacific. Finally scrapped at Inverkeithing September 1970.

HMS Adamant.  Sent in by Carl Proctor.

Destroyer Depot Ships of the First World War

HMS Hecla (ex- British Crown) 1878 Rebuilt 1912. Sold 1926.

HMS Hecla, 1880.

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HMS Hecla, 1913.

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HMS Tyne (ex - Mariotis) 8th March 1878 Foundered 15th November 1920.
HMS Aquarius, (ex Hamstead) 1902 Became depot ship 1907. Sold 1920.
HMS Leander 28th October 1882 Became depot ship 1904. Sold 1920.
HMS Blake 23rd November 1889 Became depot ship 1908. Sold 1922.
HMS Blenheim 5th July 1890 Became depot ship 1907. Sold 1926.
HMS St George 23rd June 1892 Became depot ship 1909. Sold 1920.
HMS Dido 20th March 1896 Became depot ship 1913. Sold 1926.
HMS Diligence (Ex Tabariston) 29th January 1913 Scrapped 1926.
HMS Woolwich 5th September 1912 Sold 1926.
HMS Greenwich (F.10) 5th July 1915 Converted from Merchant ship before its launch, Built by Dobson, Swan Hunter.  Displacement: 8,100 tons, Speed: 11 Knots, Compliment: 224  Armament: Four 4 -inch Guns and one 3 - inch AA Gun.  served throughout Ww1 and saw service in WW2 as a destroyer depot Ship at Scapa Flow 1939 - 1941, then saw service in Canada and Iceland during 1942, serving the rest of the war in Home waters . after the war converted back to merchant ship by Swan Hunter in 1947as Hembury becoming Naven Hembury in 1955.

Destroyer Depot Ships of World War Two

HMS Woolwich, (F.80) 1934 Built by Fairfield, and scrapped 1962,   Displacement: 8750 tons standard and 10,200 tons deep load,  Speed: 15.25 knots, Compliment: 666   Armament: Four 4 - inch Guns, Further Anti Aircraft Guns were fitted in 1945, 2 - 2pounder and Four 20mm AA Guns.

HMS Woolwich, May 1937.

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HMS Woolwich at Oran, Algeria.

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HMS Woolwich

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HMS Woolwich destroyer depot ship pictured in May 1937.  

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HMS Woolwich.

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HMS Tyne, (F24) 1940 Built by Scotts, and sold in 1973.  Displacement: 11,000 tons standard and 14,000 tons deep load,  Speed: 17 knots. Compliment: 818   Armament: Eight 4.5 inch QF guns in pairs,  Eight 2 pounder Pompoms in fours. Carried in store Eighty 21-inch Torpedoes and 150 Depth Charges their their destroyers.  During World war two another Fifteen 20mm AA Guns were added.

HMS Tyne, July 1958.

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HMS Tyne.  Sent in by Carl Proctor

Thomas Hardy Bell (left) pictured with colleagues on board HMS Tyne in 1942.  Photo supplied by Gary Martin

Thomas Hardy Bell (left) pictured with colleagues on board HMS Tyne in 1942.  Thanks to Gary Martin for this photo of his Uncle.

HMS Hecla.(F.20) 1940 Built by John Brown, Clydebank, Displacement: 11,000 tons standard and 14,000 tons deep load,  Speed: 17 knots. Compliment: 818   Armament: Eight 4.5 inch QF guns in pairs,  Eight 2 pounder Pompoms in fours. Carried in store Eighty 21-inch Torpedoes and 150 Depth Charges their their destroyers. she  was mined on the 15th May 1942, and took 18 weeks for repairs. Sunk by 5 torpedo's from German U-Boat U505 on the 11th November 1942.

Fleet Repair Ships 

HMS Assistance 22nd December 1900 Scrapped 1937.

HMS Assistance.  

Repair and Laundry Ship.

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HMS Assistance.

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HMS Cyclops (F31) 27th October 1905 Ex merchant ship Indrabarah built by Laing. Displacement: 11,300 tons, Speed 13 knots, Compliment: 266,  Armament: Two 4 - inch Guns, served during world war one and served in WW2, Between the war she served as a Submarine depot ship in the Mediterranean, and returned to Home Waters late in 1939. where she spent the war years until being scrapped at Newport July 1947.
HMS Sandhurst (F.92) 14th December 1905 Ex merchant ship Manipur Built by Harland and Wolf Belfast. Served through out WW1  first as a dummy HMS Indomitable, then as a Fleet repair ship and serve din World war two during 1939 to 1940 in Dover then in 1941 became depot ship for escort ships at Londonderry and later at Greenock finally scrapped at Dalmuir, Scotland April 1946.

HMS Sandhurst, 5th March 1922.

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HMS Sandhurst.  

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Crew members from HMS Sandhurst.

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Crew of HMS Sandhurst.

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HMS Resource 27th November 1928 Built by Vickers Armstrong. Displacement:12,300 tons, Speed: 15 knots, Compliment: 581  Armament: Four 4 - inch Guns.  During World War Two served in the Mediterranean 1939 until early 1940 when the ship served for a small period at Freetown. returning to the Mediterranean until 1944 and The then Eastern Fleet 1944 - 1945. Finally scrapped at Inverkeithing February 1954.

HMS Resource, 1928.

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HMS Resource pictured in May 1937.  

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HMS Resource

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HMS Resource.

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Fleet Depot Ships

HMS Wolfe, April 1948.

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HMS Philoctetes, November 1945.

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HMS Ranpura, April 1960.

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HMS Vienna, November 1943.

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HMS Montclare, August 1947.

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HMS Montclare.Sent in by Carl Proctor

HMS Montclare.

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HMS Alaunia, October 1955.

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HMS Alaunia.  Sent in by Carl Proctor

HMS Alaunia.

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HMS Ausonia, laid up, April 1950.

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HMS Cullin Sound, August 1946.

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HMS Beachy Head, April 1950.

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HMS Duncansby Head, August 1950.

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Adastral, ex - HMS Fife Ness, June 1951.

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HMS Berry Head, August 1950.

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HMS Berry Head. Sent in by Carl Proctor

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HMS Berry Head, 1969.

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HMS Cape Wrath, August 1950.

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HMS Hartland Point. Sent in by Carl Proctor

HMS Hartland Point, 1965.

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HMS Mull of Kintyre, July 1950.

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HMS Mull of Kintyre. Sent in by Carl Proctor

HMS Mull of Galloway. Sent in by Carl Proctor

HMS Mull of Galloway, October 1955.

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HMS Girdle Ness, May 1959.

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HMS Girdle Ness, August 1970.

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HMS Rame Head, October 1955.

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HMS Portland Bill, August 1950.

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 10th May 1972. Lt. Curt Dose together with his RIO, LCDR Jim McDevitt line up their F-4J Phantom prior to landing on the USS Constellation following their first successful target CAP of the day. During this mission they claimed a MiG-21F after a ultra-low level supersonic flight over the North Vietnamese airfield of Kep, northeast of Hanoi.
Silver Kite 211 by Philip West. (Y)
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A surprise dive bombing attack at 12.45pm as Spitfires of 65 squadron were taking off. 148 bombs were dropped on the airfield and hangars. The entire squadron got airborne with one exception, its engine was stopped by the blast from one of the bombs.

Battle of Britain, Manston, 12th August 1940 by Gerald Coulson. (Y)
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 Mystery still surrounds just why Manfred von Richthofen risked so much in chasing the novice pilot Wilfred Wop May into Allied-occupied territory on the morning of Sunday, 21st April 1918, but it was to be his last flight, this error of judgement costing him his life. Von Richthofen had broken from the main fight involving Sopwith Camels of 209 Sqn to chase Mays aircraft, but found himself under attack from the Camel of Captain Roy Brown. All three aircraft turned and weaved low along the Somme River, the all red Triplane coming under intense fire from the ground as well as from Browns aircraft. No one knows exactly who fired the crucial bullet, but Manfred von Richthofens aircraft was seen to dive suddenly and impact with the ground. The Red Baron was dead and his amazing run of 80 victories was over. The painting shows Mays aircraft (D3326) in the extreme distance, pursued by DR.1 (425/17) and Browns Camel (B7270) in the foreground.

Captain Roy Brown engages the Red Baron, 21st April 1918†by Ivan Berryman. (GL)
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 Routine, though essential, maintenance is carried out on a 501 Sqn Hurricane at the height of the Battle of Britain during the Summer of 1940.† Hurricane P3059 <i>SD-N</i> in the background is the aircraft of Group Captain Byron Duckenfield.

Ground Force by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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 The pilot of a Fairey Swordfish MKII guides his aircraft towards the landing ramp of HMS Victorious following a sortie in the Mediterranean Sea 1940

Safe Return by Ivan Berryman.
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 One of the most notable pilots of 3 Squadron was the Frenchman Pierre Clostermann who enjoyed much success flying Spitfires with the Free French 341 <i>Alsace</i> Squadron before moving to 602 and 274 Squadrons RAF.  Once on the strength of 3 Squadron, however, he quickly got to grips with the mighty Hawker Tempest V in which he downed two Focke-Wulf Fw.190D-9s on 20th April 1945, just two of the confirmed 12 aircraft destroyed whilst flying the Tempest, plus 6 shared and two probables.  He is shown here flying Tempest V NV724, bearing the legend <i>Le Grand Charles</i> and the Squadron badge on the tailfin.

Tribute to Flt Lt Pierre Clostermann by Ivan Berryman.
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 One of 6,176 Halifaxes built during World War II, NA337(2P-X) was shot down over Norway on 23rd April 1945. In 1995 it was recovered from the lake that had been its watery home for fifty years and has now been restored by the Halifax Aircraft Association in Ontario, Canada.

Halifax Mk.III NA337 by Ivan Berryman. (D)
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Depicting two B17s from 92nd bomb group having joined a lone B24 from 93rd. In the background, the distinctive triangles on the tails of the two aircraft denote membership to the 303rd BG.

Motley Crew by Tim Fisher.
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 Fully dressed and resplendent, HMS Hood is pictured preparing for King George Vs review of the Fleet in July 1935 as other capital ships take up their positions around her. Ramillies can be seen off Hoods port bow, Resolution astern, whilst just beyond her boat deck, the mighty Nelson gently nudges into position.

HMS Hood During the Fleet Review of 1935 by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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 Completed in May 1941, HMS Victorious had been in commission just nine days when her pilots encountered and attacked the Bismarck. She is seen here in August 1942 with HMS Eagle astern of her.

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

HMS Maidstone by Ivan Berryman (P)
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RFA Fort Austin makes a leisurely rendezvous at sunset with the Polaris submarine HMS Renown on patrol somewhere in mid ocean. Soon a rubber inflatable will be launched from the Fort, and mail and fresh fruit and vegetables will be transferred before darkness sets in and makes the operation more hazardous.

The Rendezvous by Robert Barbour.
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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
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B0344P. Bismarck Leaving Port†by Jason Askew.
Bismarck Leaving Port†by Jason Askew. (P)
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HMS Thunderbolt by Ivan Berryman. The submarine HMS Thunderbolt moves away from the depot ship Montcalm.  Another submarine, HMS Swordfish is alongside for resupply.

HMS Thunderbolt by Ivan Berryman.
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B103.  HMS Royal Sovereign and HMS Warspite departing Malta by Ivan Berryman.

HMS Royal Sovereign and HMS Warspite departing Malta by Ivan Berryman
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The Carabiniers return after their successful charge and with a captured Russian standard.
The Return of the Carabiniers after the Charge by Edouard Detaille. (YB)
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 Depicting the charge of the Bucks, Berks and Dorset Yeomanry on November 13th 1917 during the Palestine campaign.

Action of the 6th Mounted Brigade at El Muhgar by J P Beadle. (Y)
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 Blackbeard the Terrible, otherwise known as Edward Teach, Thatch or Drummond. Circa 1718.

Damnation Seize My Soul by Chris Collingwood. (Y)
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 King Tigers of Kampfgruppe von Rosen, 3rd Company Heavy Tank Battalion 503, preparing to move out from the Tisza bridgehead to counter Soviet pressure on German forces attacking to the northwest at Debrecen during the first battles to defend the Hungarian capital of Budapest.

Tigers in the Mist by David Pentland.
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The Iron Brigade, 2nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Brawners Farm August 1862 by Chris Collingwood (Y)
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 Depicting Polish Lancers escorting a generals carriage as they pass through an infantry bivouac during the Hundred Days Campaign.

The Generals Escort by Mark Churms. (Y)
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 Study for the original painting Assault on the Breach of San Sebastian.
San Sebastian - Ensign Figure Study by Mark Churms. (P)
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 On the night of 6th April 1812 Wellingtons Army, surrounding the walled Spanish town of Badajoz (garrisoned by Napoleons soldiers under general Baron Philippon) is ready to attack! The men of the 45th regiment from Pictons 3rd Division launch themselves in a desperate and bloody assault against the north castle wall. Carrying improvised ladders, the men have their top buttons undone, overalls rolled up and are stripped for action. The castles defenders (Germans, allied to Napoleon of the Graf und Erbprinz Regiment from Hesse-Darmstadt) partroling the walls in their greatcoats are intially surprised by the bold assault from this sector but they have been preparing the strong defenses for some time. Soon the night air is full of musketry, falling masonry, burning bundles of ropes and exploding grenades or mines. Despite the horrific casualties suffered the attackers press home. As the first scaling ladders are raised near a small bell tower the young Lt. James Macpherson reaches for the top of the wall. The ladders are too short! Undaunted he cries to his men below to lift the base of the ladder closer to the wall. This rapid, vertical movement suddenly propels him to a height several feet above the Germans heads. A shot rings out as one of the defenders fires point blank into the young mans chest. Fortunately the lead ball only strikes a glancing blow, cleaving in two a button of the officers waist coat and dislocating one of his ribs. Despite his fortunate escape, the force of the impact nearly sends him tumbling from the ladder. Somehow he maintains his grasp but the ladder itself gives way under the weight of the men following. Some unfortunates are impaled on the bayonets of their comrades below. Leaping from the rungs of another ladder, Corporal Kelly is the first man over the top and gradually the 45th gain a foothold on the ramparts. The rest of the regiment is ordered to unfix bayonets. Using the few remaining ladders, others also manage to scale the walls. Through the carnage they climb, club and shoot their way into the castle itself! Maepherson now regains consciousness at the foot of the wall and revived with a cup of coco from his friend A.A. General Hercules Packenham, who was directly behind him on the ladder when it broke. Though winded by the shot he rises to his feet. This sudden movement relocates his rib and he is able to climb the ladders once more. Once over the defense he sees the old towers of Apendez and Albar-rana to his left and the cathedral illuminated by gun fire in the distance. However his objective is directly ahead. Atop the abandoned tower of Santa Maria before him still flies the French tricolour. Macplierson seizes the opportunity, mounts the spiral stairway to the top turret and pulls down the enemy flag. For want of a substitute he flies his own red jacket from the pole, signifying that the castle has fallen. In the rest of the town the fighting continues and turns into a blood lust. Badajoz is one of the bloodiest and violent sieges of the Peninsula War. On the following day Maepherson presents his trophy to the Duke of Wellington himself but his bravery is not rewarded with a promotion.

Badajoz by Mark Churms. (Y)
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B40. Jean Alesi/ Benetton B.196

Jean Alesi/ Benetton B.196 by Ivan Berryman
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 Marlboro McLaren Mercedes MP4/11. 1996.
David Coulthard by Michael Thompson.
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B45. David Coulthard/ Williams FW.17 by Ivan Berryman

David Coulthard/ Williams FW.17 by Ivan Berryman
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B46. Damon Hill/ Williams FW.16 by Ivan Berryman
Damon Hill/ Williams FW.16 by Ivan Berryman
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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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Michael Atherton by Keith Fearon.
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SFA19.  Laytown Beach by Chris Howells.
Laytown Beach by Chris Howells.
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 In 1992 Matthew graduated in Geography from St. Catherine's College, Oxford, where he was President of the Oxford Rowing Club.  He took part in the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race in 1990 and 1991, when Oxford beat Cambridge by substantial distances.  Also in 1992, at the age of only 21, Matthew had his first taste of Olympic success, when in a coxless pair with partner Sir Steve Redgrave, he won the gold medal at the Barcelona Olympics.  Prior to that Olympic win he and Redgrave had enjoyed an unbeaten international season, and it was already obvious that Matthew was developing to become one of the world's greatest oarsmen.  At the Atlanta Olympics in 1996 the Pinsent / Redgrave duo won another gold medal and throughout the nineties their outstanding combination also brought them seven world championship golds.  Their unbroken run of success continued through to the millennium Olympic games in Sydney when Pinsent, again with Redgrave (now in a coxless four with James Cracknell and Tim Foster) again triumphed earning Pinsent his third Olympic gold medal.  The race in which he did it was voted Britain's greatest sporting moment and the crew secured themselves a very special place in the heart of the nation.  After Sydney, Matthew formed a seemingly invincible coxless pair partnership with James Cracknell MBE.  Undefeated throughout 2001, they went on to complete a unique feat in the history of rowing, by winning the coxless pair at the world championships in Lucerne, a mere two hours after winning the coxed pairs.  In the 2002 world championships in Seville they defended their coxless pairs title, beating an experienced Australian crew who had beaten them in Lucerne earlier in the year and breaking the world record by 4 seconds in the process.  On Saturday 21st August 2004 at the Athens Olympic games, Matthew Pinsent CBE entered Olympic history.  In one of the classic sporting moments of all time, he led the Great Britain coxless four to victory over the Canadian world champions by only eight hundredths of a second.  Matthew was awarded the MBE in the 1993 New Year's Honours List and the CBE in the New Year's Honours List 2003.  In the 2005 New Year's Honours List he was awarded a knighthood.

Sir Matthew Pinsent CBE by James Owen.
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