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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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 A Douglas C-47 of the 91st Troop Carrier Squadron, 439th Troop Carrier Group gets away from the Devon airfield of Upottery on 5th June 1944 carrying paratroops of 101st Airborne Division.  The company departed from Upottery airbase in Devon, England, and dropped over the Cotentin Peninsula of Normandy, France in the early hours of the morning of June 6th, 1944 at the start of the Normandy invasion.

101st Airborne en route to Normandy by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 Boulton Paul Defiant of 151 Sqn, based at Wittering, attacking a Messerschmitt Me110. Following an exhausting summer during the Battle of Britain, 151 was designated a night fighter squadron and was equipped both with Hurricanes and Defiants. On the night of 15th January 1942, two Defiants succeeded in bringing down three German aircraft and further successes were recorded during enemy raids on Birmingham when a further nine kills were claimed.

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

Cat Among the Pigeons (FW190) by Ivan Berryman. (D)
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 Hurricanes of 607 County of Durham Squadron diving down and attacking Heinkels over the Needles on the Isle of Wight, after a raid on the southern coast. 607 squadron were stationed at nearby Tangmere from the start of September 1940 and saw continuous action throughout the Battle of Britain until the 16th October, when it withdrew to Scotland having raised its total victory to 102. Also aiding in the pursuit are Spitfires of 602 City of Glasgow Squadron based at Westhampnett.

Hurricanes Over the Needles by Graeme Lothian. (YB)
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 Wing Commander J R Baldwin is depicted flying Typhoon MN934 whilst commanding 146 Wing, 84 Group operating from Needs Oar Point in 1944, en route to a bombing raid on 20th June with other Typhoons of 257 Sqn in which both ends of a railway tunnel full of German supplies were successfully sealed.

Typhoons Over Normandy by Ivan Berryman. (AP)
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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. (F)
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 With 39 confirmed victories to his credit, Major John Gilmour is also recognised as the joint highest scoring pilot on the Martinsyde G.100 Elephant, an unusual score given the poor performance of this aircraft in one-on-one combat. He was awarded the DSO, MC and 2 Bars during the course of his flying career and in 1917 was posted to 65 Squadron as Flight Commander flying Sopwith Camels. On 1st July 1918, he downed three Fokker D.VIIs, a Pfalz and an Albatros D.V in the space of just 45 minutes.  In 1918 he was promoted to the rank of major and posted to command 28 Squadron in Italy, staying with the trusty Camel, but he did not add further to his score, although his final un-confirmed total may have been as high as 44. He is depicted here claiming his second kill on 24th September 1916 when he destroyed a Fokker E.1 whilst flying Elephant No 7284.

Major John Gilmour by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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The last purely British fighter aircraft to be used by the Royal Air Force, the Lightning offered a truly massive performance advantage over existing equipment when it was introduced into squadron service in 1960, achieving level flight speed of around, 1400mph. The prototype known as the P1 had flown in 1954 but production aircraft were not available until 1959, a long gestation period but perhaps understandable with such an advanced machine with many untried, new features. The painting shows an F1A of 111 squadron taking off from its base at Wattisham. The remarque drawing shows an aircraft of 56 squadron Firebirds in 1963 when they were the official RAF aerobatics team for that year. 337 Lightnings were produced, serving with nine squadrons of the Royal Air Force before being supersede by the Phantom and Tornado.
BAC Lightning by Keith Woodcock.
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B61AP.  USS Oakland Escorting the Damaged USS Lexington by Ivan Berryman.
USS Oakland Escorting the Damaged USS Lexington by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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 Type 21 frigate HMS Ambuscade (F172) is shown passing the swing bridge as she enters Taranto Harbour.

HMS Ambuscade by Ivan Berryman (P)
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HMS Coventry comes under air attack from aircraft off Tobruk, 14th September 1942.  As well as losing the anti-aircraft cruiser HMS Coventry, the Allies also lost  HMS Zulu and six coastal craft sunk by bombing as they were returning from Tobruk.  HMS Coventry was rated as one of the most effective anti-aircraft ships in the entire British navy, downing more aircraft than any other ship.

HMS Coventry by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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 The Queen Elizabeth class battleship HMS Malaya is pictured at Capetown in April 1942 en route to Durban from Gibraltar. A veteran of the First World War, Malaya took part in the Battle of Jutland, receiving eight hits, and going on to serve throughout World War Two, surviving a torpedo off Cape Verde in 1941. She is seen here about to recover her Fairey Swordfish floatplane beneath the dramatic outline of Table Mountain.

HMS Malaya at Capetown, South Africa. by Ivan Berryman (Y)
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 Royal Fleet Auxiliary Olna prepares to receive HMS Active (F171) during the Falklands campaign of 1982.  HMS Coventry (D118) is in the background
RFA Olna by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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 In support of the American landings at Utah and Omaha beaches, the USS Texas slugs it out with German heavy gun emplacements during the D-Day landings.

Gunline Omaha - USS Texas 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 Dido class cruiser HMS Naiad is pictured together with the cruiser HMS Leander during the encounter with the French Guepard in 1941 whilst they were both engaged in operations against the Vichy-French forces in Syria.

HMS Naiad by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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 Ernst Barkmanns (Das Reich, 2nd SS Panzer Division) famous day long solo engagement against an American Armoured breakthrough towards St. Lo, Normandy, 26th July 1944.

Barkmanns Corner by David Pentland.
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 The Jacobite army led by Lord George Murray having fired their first devastating volley, cast down their muskets and pistols to engage Cobhams Dragoons in fierce close quarter combat.

Battle of Falkirk by Chris Collingwood. (Y)
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UN0092B.  Argyll and Sutherland Officer Review Order 1914 by Haswell Miller.
Argyll and Sutherland Officer Review Order 1914 by Haswell Miller
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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.
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 Illustrates the scene at Modderfontein Farm where a squadron of the 17th lancers were pinned down by a large Boer force, and fought to the finish.  Modderfontein Farm in the Eastern Cape, about 10 miles from Tarkastad, was the the battle on the 17th September 1901, between the 17th Lancers who had camped there, and General Jan Christiaan Smut's Boer Commandos.  C squadron of the 17th Lancers lost 3 Officers and 35 troopers, a single action in which the 17th Lancers lost more men in one day than any other day, inclduing that of the infamous charge of the Light Brigade.  Also killed that day were three gunners from the Royal Garrison Artillery.  Another account states that out of 130 men, 29 were killed and 41 wounded.  All Officers had been killed or wounded.

All That Was Left of Them by Richard Caton Woodville (Y)
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AD43 by Chris Collingwood. (Y)
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 Probably the best known painting of the gallant charge of the Royal North Dragoons, The Scots Greys at the Battle of Waterloo. According to an eyewitness Alexander Armour at the start of the charge of the greys had to pass through the ranks of the Highland Brigade and armour recalled The highlanders were then ordered to wheel back, when they did so we rushed through them at the same time they heard us calling Now my boys Scotland Forever.

Scotland Forever by Lady Elizabeth Butler. (Y)
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DHM328.  Bonaparte au Pont DArcole by Gros.

Bonaparte au Pont DArcole by Antoine-Jean Gros.
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 Eddie Irvine and Johnny Herbert.  Jaguar Cosworth R1s

Return of the Cat by Michael Thompson
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 Jonjo O'Neill.  Cheltenham Champion Hurdle 1984, Cheltenham Gold Cup 1986.

Dawn Run by Peter Deighan.
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Jason Leonard by Robert Highton. (Y)
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 Colin Edwards gave Honda racing another victory with an inspired performance during the last race of the season to put rival Troy Bayliss into second place. Bobs painting depicts the typically-aggressive cornering style of the Texas Tornado in his winning leathers as he threw the mighty Honda around the Imola racing circuit.

Down to the Wire by Robert Tomlin.
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Epsom Trophy, Polo Championship

Epsom Trophy by Mark Churms. (AP)
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 England 1 Germany 0, Euro 2000.  On the 17th of June 2000 England once again faced their old nemesis Germany in a Group A qualifying match at Euro 2000.  England entered the game knowing that they had not defeated Germany in a competitive match since the famous World Cup victory in 1966.  Germany made four changes to the side that had drawn with Romania including the introduction of midfielder Sebastian Deisler, whilst England had been forced to replace Tony Adams and Steve McManaman with Martin Keown and Dennis Wise due to injury.  As expected the game started at a frenetic pace and Jancker made things difficult for England's central defenders early on with his height and strength.  England appeared to be lacking cohesion and allowed Germany to take control of the game.  Deisler brought the German crowd to their feet with a clever run down the right hand side and minutes later Hamaan had their first strike on goal which was hit directly at David Seaman.  England were looking for a flash of inspiration and it was very nearly delivered as Michael Owen managed to meet Phil Neville's cross with his head but only managed to direct the ball on to the post.  Paul Scholes in typical fashion drove a ferocious volley, which was tipped just over the bar, and suddenly it appeared that England were beginning to find some weaknesses in certain areas of the German side.  At the interval little separated the two sides however, England started the second half with a steely determination.  After just seven minutes David Beckham earned his side a free kick in a very dangerous position on the England right.  With good movement from the forwards in the German area Beckham swung a speculative cross into the six yard box.  Owen, beaten by the pace, failed to connect but man of the match Alan Shearer anticipated the kind bounce and without hesitation headed the ball back across Kahn and into the right hand side of the German goal.  The England captain had broken the deadlock and instilled in his side the belief that they could finally defeat their oldest rivals.  Germany threw everything they had at England but Keegan's team were equal to the task in every area of the pitch.  As the final whistle blew a huge roar erupted from the England supporters as Alan Shearer's goal had ended over thirty years of frustration and sealed his place in the history books as one of England's greatest ever strikers.

Perfect Finish by Peter Cornwell.
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Jenson Button - Canada 2011 by Stephen Doig. (P)
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 Ferrari F310.  1996.
Eddie Irvine by Michael Thompson.
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