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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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 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. (APB)
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 If you had the height, you controlled the battle. If you came out of the sun, the enemy could not see you. If you held your fire until you were very close, you seldom missed. These three basic rules contributed to the prowess in aerial combat of some of the most successful fighter pilots in history and seldom were they more valuable than when outnumbered. Between July and October 1940 the brave young pilots of RAF Fighter Command were under intense pressure from the constant attacks of the Luftwaffe and the Hawker Hurricane was <i>the</i> machine of the Battle of Britain, accounting for 80 percent of Allied victories.  In this painting, Hurricanes of 32 Sqn climb high into the morning sky, gaining Height and Sun in an attempt to take the advantage over the onslaught of enemy fighters - August, 1940.  This image captures the surreal calmness above the clouds, belying the fury of action and ultimate sacrifices made in those crisp blue skies.

Height and Sun by Robert Taylor.
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 A pair of Focke Wulf 190A4s of 9./JG2 Richthofen based at Vannes, France during February 1943. The nearest aircraft is that of Staffelkapitan Siegfried Schnell. The badge on the nose is the rooster emblem of III./JG2 and the decoration on Schnells rudder shows 70 of his eventual total of 93 kills.

Looking for Business†by Ivan Berryman. (C)
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 Pushing the concept of the Spitfire almost to the limit, the sleek F Mk212 represented the ultimate in fighter design at the end of the Second World War. Powered by the mighty Griffon 61 engine driving a five blade propeller, its armament consisted of four 20mm British Hispano Cannon, two in each wing. This example is LA200 (DL-E) of 91 Sqn in 1945.

Spitfire F Mk21 by Ivan Berryman. (E)
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 Flt. Lt. John Alexander Cruickshank in his consolidated Catalina. Winning his Victoria Cross for sinking U-347.

Sinking of U-Boat 347 by Tim Fisher.
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 Shows the action on 26th May 1941 by Swordfish from HMS Ark Royal on the German battleship Bismarck. Fresh from her triumphant encounter with HMS Hood, Bismarck was struck by Swordfishs torpedo which jammed her rudder and was finished off by the home fleet on 27th May 1941.
Sink the Bismarck by Geoff Lea. (Y)
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 Lynx Mk7 deplanes chalk, South Armagh.

Eagle Patrol by John Wynne Hopkins. (Y)
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 Leutnant Klaus Bretschneider, Staffelkapitan of 5./JG300 kicks up the dust as he taxies his Fw190 A-8 Red One from its forest hiding place into the sunlight in preparation for take-off. The scene is northern Germany, November 1944. The Staffelkapitan will lead his 190s in a massed sturm intercept upon incoming American bombers. With Allied fighters dominating the skies, Luftwaffe fighter units took desperate measures to conceal their whereabouts. Commonplace were these hurriedly prepared strips, often near dense forests.

Timber Wolf by Nicolas Trudgian.
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 Admiral Cuthbert Collingwoods flagship the Royal Sovereign comes under intense fire from the black-painted Spanish 3-decker, Santa Ana, and the French 74 Fougueux, just prior to breaking through the Franco-Spanish line at Trafalgar.
HMS Royal Sovereign by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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USS Oakland Escorting the Damaged USS Lexington 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
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 The Leander class cruiser HMS Orion is shown departing Grand Harbour Malta late in 1945.

HMS Orion by Ivan Berryman. (AP)
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Wednesday, April 10th, 1912. The mighty liner Titanic is shown at anchor in Cherbourg Harbour, all lights ablaze.  Due to her size, she can't pull into port as the piers are too small.  Instead, she is anchored offshore.  Cherbourg passengers finally board tenders and wait to be ferried out to Titanic.  Mail is brought aboard.  By 8:30 p.m. the anchor is raised and the Titanic leaves for Queenstown, Ireland.

RMS Titanic at Cherbourg by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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Seen here from the deck of an escorting destroyer.
HMS Prince of Wales by Ivan Berryman.
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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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The Atlantic ocean was the lifeline between Britain and America, as well as millions of tons of raw materials, GIs were also transported over in all manor of hastily converted liners.  Protecting the troops from marauding u-boats and German surface ships was of paramount importance to the allied fleets.  Although USS New York spent a good deal of the war in the Atlantic, she also participated in the Torch landings off North Africa and took part in the Pacific campaign, seeing action at both Iwo Jima and Okinowa.

Escort for the Troops - USS New York by Anthony Saunders (P)
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Napoleon is shown taking leave of the Imperial Guard outside the Palace of Fontainbleau. With a dramatic final gesture, I cannot embrace you all but I shall embrace your General, and after General Petit, he kissed the eagle of the 1st Grenadiers whose bearer, Lieut Fortin covers his face. The officers at the right are representative of the Allied armies and are considerably less affected by the scene than the Frenchman.

Les Adieux de Fontainebleau by Horace Vernet (B)
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French Dragoons charge a Prussian position during the Franco Prussian war.
The Charge by Alphonse de Neuville.
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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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 Depicting Napoleon overlooking the arrival of the Guard Horse Artillery.

Arrival of the Horse Artillery at Eylau by Benigni. (Y)
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 Study for the original painting Charge and Pursue.
Officer of Probyns Horse Engages Mutineers, Lucknow 1857 by Mark Churms. (P)
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The Battle at Rorke's Drift, also known as the Defence of Rorke's Drift, was an action in the Anglo-Zulu War. The defence of the mission station of Rorke's Drift, under the command of Lieutenant John Chard of the Royal Engineers, immediately followed the British Army's defeat at the Battle of Isandlwana on 22nd January 1879, and continued into the following day, 23rd January.  150 British and colonial troops successfully defended the garrison against an intense assault by approximately 2000 Zulu warriors. The intense and noisy Zulu attacks on Rorke's Drift came very close to defeating the tiny garrison, but were ultimately repelled by blasts of Martini-Henry rifle fire-and some smart bayonet work-with some guts behind the bayonet thrusts! Eleven Victoria Crosses were awarded to the defenders, along with a number of other decorations and honours. Of particular note in the painting is the dog 'Pip' - he survived Isandlwhana by retreating along the fugitive's trail to Rorke's Drift. During the Zulu attacks on Rorke's drift, Pip did his part in the defence - by jumping on the mealie bag parapets and barking at Zulus- who were hiding in the long grass and sneaking up to the defences, then biting any Zulu who came within range. Unfortunately Pip was not officially recognised for his part in the action. He was not awarded a VC, on the basis that he was a volunteer canine that accompanied an officer, rather than a War Office issued canine. Conversely, if Pip had been killed, then he would not have been officially listed as a casualty, as he accompanied the army in a strictly private capacity. British army horses were in a different category as they were War Office issue, therefore the loss of a horse in action, or to disease, carried a financial liability for the War Office.

The Defence of Rorke's Drift by Jason Askew. (P)
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 Commandos of 1st Special Service Brigade, led by Lord Lovat, are piped past the defenders of the Caen canal (Pegasus) bridge by piper Bill Millin. The bridge was originally taken in a coup de main attack by the gliders of 6th Airborne Divisions D Company, 2nd battalion Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, led by Major John Howard earlier that morning. Shortly afterwards the glider troops were reinforced by 7 Parachute Battalion, and together they held the area against German attacks until the main British forces landing at Sword beach could fight through to join them.

Piper Bill, Pegasus Bridge, Normandy, 13.00hrs, 6th June 1944 by David Pentland. (Y)
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 Although in the process of regrouping after their escape from the Cherkassy Pocket, Panthers and Panzer Grenadiers of the crack 5th SS Panzer Division Wiking are part of the relief force hastily assembled and thrown in to free the strategically important city of Kowel in the Pripet Marshes. By April 10th the Soviet encirclement of the city was broken and Wiking were pulled out of the line to continue refitting.

Fight for Kowel, Poland, March/April 1944 by David Pentland.
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 With his typical degree of accuracy, Martin Smith has produced this fantastic portrait of David Coulthard, smiling as he walks towards his car in anticipation of a forthcoming race, every detail in his papers showing.
David Coulthard by Martin Smith
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 Marcus Gronholm.  Peugeot 206 WRC.
Reflections of a Champion by Michael Thompson.
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 2003 World Superbike Champion, Neil Hodgson with James Toseland in his slipstream.  British World Superbike - June 2003.†
Battle of Britain by Dave Foord.
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DB006. Michael Schumacher by Darren Baker.
Michael Schumacher by Darren Baker.
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 Jacques Villeneuve.

The Maple Leaf Maestro by Stuart Coffield
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 Michael Schumacher wins again!

From Pole to Flag by Graham Bosworth
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 Kentucky - born Steve Cauthen was just 12 years old when his father Tex finally agreed to help the single-minded young man realise a burning ambition to become a jockey provided he didnt let success make him big-headed.  No parental proviso was ever more faithfully fulfilled.  In the year of his seventeenth birthday the kid rode 487 winners of 6 million dollars, including the U.S. Triple Crown on Affirmed.  He went on to captivate British hearts two years later.  By 1984 he was champion. But better was to come. No wonder the fairytale ingredients of 1985 have fired the imagination and talent of Peter Deighan to such compelling effect.

The Golden Boy by Peter Deighan.
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 The Minstrel, 1977, Shergar, 1981, Golden Fleece, 1982, .Teenoso, 1983, Reference Point, 1987, Nashwan, 1989.

Derby Winners by Peter Deighan.
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