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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 tribute to the glider crews and airborne troops who participated in the glider operations during D-Day.  The British Horsa glider (known as the flying coffin) was used by British, Canadian and American airborne forces during the invasion.  Approximately 100 glider pilots were killed or wounded during the D-Day operations.

D-Day Invasion : Tribute to the Glider Troops by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 During a patrol on 6th July 1918, Christiansen spotted a British submarine on the surface of the Thames Estuary. He immediately turned and put his Hansa-Brandenburg W.29 floatplane into an attacking dive, raking the submarine C.25 with machine gun fire, killing the captain and five other crewmen. This victory was added to his personal tally, bringing his score to 13 kills by the end of the war, even though the submarine managed to limp back to safety. Christiansen survived the war and went on to work as a pilot for the Dornier company, notably flying the giant Dornier Do.X on its inaugural flight to New York in 1930. He died in 1972, aged 93.

Kapitanleutnant zur See Friedrich Christiansen by Ivan Berryman.
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 Westland Wessex of No.72 Squadron based at RAF Aldergrove, flying over the Copeland Islands in Belfast Lough.

Wessex Over the Copelands by David Pentland.
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Douglas C47 Dakotas fly into the landing and drop zone at Renkum Heath, September 17th 1944.

Arnhem by Simon Smith (D)
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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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 A moment during the fraught encounter on 27th May 1940 over Dunkirk between Spitfires of 610 Sqn and an estimated 40 Bf.110s during which three Zerstorers were shot down.

A Dunkirk Encounter by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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Swordfish of 825 Sqn led by Lt-Cdr Esmonde begin their heroic attack on the battlescruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau and the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen as they make their way up the English Channel from Brest during Operation Cerberus on 12th February 1942.  Although all the aircraft were lost and no significant damage was done to the German fleet, all the pilots were decorated for their bravery and Lt-Cdr Esmonde received the first Fleet Air Arm VC to be awarded, albeit posthumously.  The painting depicts the first wave of Swordfish attacking the Scharnhorst with Gneisenau taking avoiding action in the distance.  A German torpedo boat has turned to confront the attacking aircraft.

Attack on the Scharnhorst by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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 Regarded by some in the Air Ministry as a failed fighter, the mighty Hawker Typhoon was unrivalled as a ground attack aircraft, especially in the crucial months immediately prior to – and after – D-Day when squadrons of Typhoons operated in 'cab ranks' to smash the German infrastructure and smooth the passage of the invading allied force.  This aircraft is Mk.1B (MN570) of Wing Commander R E P Brooker of 123 Wing based at Thorney Island.

Sledgehammer by Ivan Berryman.
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 Late October 1942 in the waters east of Guadalcanal, the Battle of Santa Cruz saw the sinking of the US carrier Hornet, in what proved to be the last major carrier battle of the South Pacific theatre.

USS Hornet, Eye of the Storm by Anthony Saunders
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 The Type 22 Broadsword Class frigate HMS Cumberland (F85) enters Grand Harbour, Malta, during the evacuation of Libyan refugees in the Spring of 2011, during which time she rescued 454 people from the uprising as well as enforcing an arms embargo before returning to her home port of Plymouth in readiness for decommissioning in June 2011.

HMS Cumberland by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 Between 24th may and 4th June 1940 an extraordinary armada of craft, large and small, naval and civilian, embarked on one of the greatest rescue missions in history. the evacuation of 330,000 British and French troops from the beaches of Dunkirk in northern France. the destroyer HMS Wakeful dominates the foreground here as troops pour onto the beaches and harbour moles in search of salvation. Both Wakeful and distant HMS Grafton were lost during the evacuation.

Dunkirk by Ivan Berryman.
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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 (P)
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 The largest and fastest of all the ships that took part in the Battle of Jutland, the elegant battle cruiser HMS Tiger was launched in 1913 and is easily recognisable by the unusual position of Q turret just aft of the third funnel, She is shown about  to pass beneath the Forth Bridge as she departs Rosyth for a sea trial

HMS Tiger by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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 Viewed from beneath the blistered guns of the damaged X and Y turrets of her sister HMS Ajax, Achilles come sunder fire from the pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee during what was to become known as the Battle of the River Plate on the 13th December 1939. Shells from Achilles are closing on her opponent as the Graf Spee alters course at the start of the doomed battleships flight to Montevideo

The Pursuit of the Graf Spee by Ivan Berryman (P)
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B151AP.  HMS Durban Escorts the Troopship RMS Queen Mary by Ivan Berryman.

HMS Durban Escorts the Troopship RMS Queen Mary 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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 The Old Guard being asked to surrender at the end of the Battle of Waterloo.
The Last Stand of the Old Guard by Robert Hillingford. (Y)
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British troops on exercise or on duty in Northern Ireland.

Orders Group by John Wynne Hopkins.
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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. (Y)
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Between 18th and 23rd February, 1991, immediately preceding the ground assault, Iraqi defensive positions were bombarded by British and American artillery.  The Artillery Raids took place just inside the Saudi border all along the front line, from the east coast to west of the Wadi al Batin.  The 1st Armoured Division's contribution to the raids was the largest concentration of British artillery since the Second World War.  Further behind the M109 and M110 guns and the locating batteries were the armoured vehicle-mounted rocket launchers of the Multi-Launch Rocket System (MLRS).  39 Heavy Regiment, the only British regiment equipped with MLRS, fired five 'fireplans', one of them at night.  MLRS can ripple-fire 12 rockets in less than one minute.  The Artillery Raids were a major factor in the success of Operation Desert Sword because they contributed to the deception plan by concealing the main point of effort.  The ammunition itself was terrifyingly destructive.  Furthermore, Iraqi morale, already damaged by the air assaults, was crushed by the artillery bombardment.  At the right of the scene a DROPS vehicle of the Royal Corps of Transport is delivering Rocket Pod Containers, and gunners are preparing to re-arm the MLRS.
The Artillery Raids, 18th / 23rd February 1991 by David Rowlands. (GL)
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DHM607P.  French Line Infantry by Jim Lancia.
French Line Infantry by Jim Lancia (P)
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 Edward departs from his almost completed Rhuddlan Castle at the conclusion of his second Welsh campaign.

Edward the 1st in Wales by David Pentland. (P)
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 Vielsalm, Belgium, 22nd December 1944.  Men of the 508th PIR, along with the rest of the 82nd Airborne Division were rushed to the Ardennes and deployed in an attempt to halt the onslaught of 6th SS Panzer Army, specifically Kampfgruppe Peiper.

Holding the Line by David Pentland.
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 Study for the original painting Charge and Pursue.
Melee Between the Queens Bays and Bombay Light Cavalry at Lucknow, 1857 by Mark Churms. (P)
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 Eddie Irvine.  Jaguar-Cosworth 2002
Green Giant by Michael Thompson.
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Lennox Lewis by Peter Deighan.
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Passing the stand in the Galway Plate.

With a Circuit To Go by Chris Howells.
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B41. Nigel Mansell, McLaren MP4/10/B by Ivan Berryman.

Nigel Mansell, McLaren MP4/10/B by Ivan Berryman.
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 Twickenham, March 16th 1996.  England return to the running game to clinch victory in style over Ireland and retain the Five Nations Championship.

In Full Flight by Keith Fearon.
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 Jacques Villeneuve.

The Maple Leaf Maestro by Stuart Coffield
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 Colin McRae and Nicky Grist.  Ford Focus WRC
High Flier by Michael Thompson.
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 It was Saturday 4th May 2002, the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.  Wonderful goals by Ray Parlour and Freddie Ljungberg for Arsenal were too much for their London rivals Chelsea to capture the FA Cup.  Four days later, on Wednesday 8th, Arsenal rode into Old Trafford.  This time a goal by Sylvain Wiltord on his 100th appearance for the club was enough for Arsene Wenger's team to overcome Manchester United and clinch the Premiership title, maintaining a record of scoring in every league game of the season.  For the second time in four years under their long-serving and inspirational captain Tony Adams, Arsenal had performed the classic double of English football, the third in their history making 2001-02, a season never to be forgotten.

The Double 2001 / 2002 by Gary Keane. (Y)
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