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French naval destroyers. Destroyer histories from 1890 to Now.  Click on the 'View Class' links to view a page for the class if available, or click on the ship's name to view a page for the ship if available.

Ship Name Launch Date Fate

Durandal  Class                     View Class

Durandal 11th February 1899 Stricken7th April 1919
Hallebarde 8th June 1899 Stricken 4th March 1920
Fauconneau 2nd April 1900 Stricken 15th January 1921
Espingole 28th June 1900 Sunk 4th Febraury 1903

Framee Class                   View Class

 Framee 21st October 1899 Sunk 11th August 1900
Yatagan 20th July 1900 Sunk 3rd November 1916
Pique 31st March 1900 Stricken 28th January 1921
Epee 27th July 1900 Stricken 1st october 1920

Rochefortais ( or Pertuisane )Class       View Class

Pertuisane 5th December 1900 Stricken 16th March 1923
Escopette 20th December 1900 Stricken 4th April 1921
Flamberge 28th October 1901 Stricken 1st October 1920
Rapiere 16th July 1901 Stricken 27th October 1921

Arquebuse Class                        View Class

Carabine 21st July 1902 Stricken 8th January 1919
Sarbacane 12th March 1903 Stricken 1st October 1920
Arquebuse 15th November 1902 Stricken 10th May 1920
Arbalete 28th April 1903 Stricken 21st June 1920
Mousquet 7th August 1902 Stricken 28th October 1920
Javeline 15th October 1902 Sunk 28th October 1914
Sagaie 15th November 1902 Stricken 12th January 1920
Epieu 17th January 1903 Stricken 28th February 1921
Harpon 20th October  1902 Stricken 5th march 1921
Fronde 17th December  1902 Stricken 30th October 1919
Francisque 2nd march 1904 Stricken 4th April 1921
Sabre 15th April 1904 Stricken 5th January 1921
Dard 10th September 1902 Stricken 3rd April 1919
Baliste 22nd October 1903 Stricken 30th October 1919
Mousqueton 4th November  1902 Stricken 10th May 1920
Arc 24th December  1903 Stricken 1st October 1920
Pistolet 29th May 1903h 1904 Stricken 19th September 1919
Belier 29th May  1903 Stricken 25th January 1921
Catapulte 1st April 1903 Sunk 18th May 1918
Bombarde 26th June 1903 Stricken 10th May 1920

Claymore Class                    View Class

Stylet 18th May 1905 Stricken 14th May 1921
Tromblon 17th June 1905 Stricken 14th May 1921
Pierrier 28th February 1907 Stricken 27th July 1921
Obusier 9th March 1906 Stricken 27th July 1921
Mortier 23rd march 1906 Stricken 30th March 1927

Claymore

14th march 1906 Stricken 19th March 1926
Carquois 26th June 1907 Stricken 29th November 1930
Trident 5th December 1907 Stricken 13th November 1931
Fleuret 14th December 1906 Stricken 12th January 1920
Coutelas 12th January 1907 Stricken 28th January 1921
Cognee 26th November 1907 Stricken 27th July 1921
Hache 15th February 1908 Stricken 27th July 1921
Massue 19th September 1908 Stricken 30th march 1930

Branlebas Class                   View Class

Slaive 10th September 1908 Stricken 13th February 1932
Poignard 3rd July 1909 Stricken 3rd May 1926
Sabretache 5th February 1908 Stricken 10th May 1920
Oriflamme 4th April 1908 Stricken 27th May 1921
Etendard 20th march 1908 Stricken Sunk 25th April 1917
Fanion 4th May 1908 Stricken 27th May 1921
Sape 23rd September 1907 Stricken 3rd May 1926
Gabion 21st December 1907 Stricken 14th May 1921
Branlebas 8th October 1907 Sunk 30th September 1915
Fanfare 19th December 1907 Stricken 28th September 1907

Spahi Class                       View Class

Spahi 3rd May 1908 Stricken December 1927
Hussard 12th September 1908 Stricken March 1922
Carabinier 10th October 1908 Sunk 15th November 1918, Scuttled while being stranded and fired upon by Turkish Guns off Latakieh in Syria
Lansquenet 20th November 1909 Stricken December 1928
Mameluk 10th March 1909 Stricken February 1928
Ensigne Henry 12th May 1911 Stricken June 1928
Aspirant Herber 30th April 1912 Stricken July 1930

Voltigeur Class

Voltigeur 23rd march 1909 Stricken May 1920
Tirailleur 27th November 1908 Stricken July 1921

Chasseur Class                View Class

Chasseur 20th February 1909 Stricken October 1919
Janissaire 12th April 1910 Stricken March 1920
Fantassin 17th June 1909 Sunk 5th June 1916, due to being rammed by Mameluk, in the Mediterranean  and so badly damaged she had to be sunk by gun fire from Fauconneau 
Cavalier 9th May 1910 After a collision with Fantassin, she was put into Malta for repairs where she had her torpedo tubes removed. she then became a training ship for Stockers and divers. stricken in December 1927

Bouclier Class             View Class

Bouclier 29th June 1911 Stricken 15th February 1933
Boutefeu 2nd May 1911 Sunk 15th May 1917 by a mine laid by UC25 off Brindiso
Casque 25th August 1910 Stricken 26th March 1926,  and scrapped 25th May 1927
Cimeterre 13th April 1911 Stricken  10th July 1926
Dague 13th April 1911 sunk by a mine 24th February 1915
Faulx 2nd February 1911 Sunk after being rammed by French destroyer Mangini in the Otranto strait 18th April 1918
Fourche 21st October 1910 Torpedoed and sunk on the 23rd June 1916 by Austrian Submarine U15
Capitaine Mehl 20th April 1912 Stricken 10th July 1926
Commandant Bory 14th september 1912 Stricken 10th July 1926
Commandant Riviere 2nd October 1912 Stricken June 1933
Dehorter 18th April 1912 Stricken 1933
Francis Garnier 1st October 1912 Stricken 10th February 1926

Bisson Class               View Class

Bisson 12th september 1912 Stricken June 1933
Renaudin 20th March 1913 Torpedoed and Sunk by Austrian U6 18th March 1916
Commandant Lucas 11th July 1914 Stricken June 1933
Protet 15th October 1913 Stricken  1933
Mangini 31st march 1913 Stricken  1934
Magon 19th April 1913 Stricken  16th february 1926

Enseigne Roux Class

Enseigne Roux 13th July 1915 Stricken 1936
Mecanicien Principal Lestin 15th May 1915 Stricken 1935
 
Ensiegne Gabolde 23rd April 1921 Stricken 1938

ex-Argentine  Aventurier Class

Opiniatre (ex Rioja) 1911 Broken up 1935
Aventurier (ex Mendoza) 18th February 1911 Broken Up 1940
Temeraire (ex San Juan) 8th December 1911 Stricken 1936
Intrepide (ex Salta) 25th September 1911 Broken Up 1938

Arabe Class                  View Class

Algerien 1917 Stricken 1936
Annamite 1917 Stricken 1933
Arabe 1917 Stricken 1936
Bambara 1917 Stricken 1933
Hova 1917 Stricken 1936
Kabyle 1917 Stricken 1936
Marocain 1917 Stricken 1935
Sakalave 1917 Stricken 1936
Senegalais 1917 Stricken 1936
Somali 1917 Stricken 1935
Tonkinois 1917 Stricken 1936
Touareg 1917 Stricken 1935

ex - Greek Aetos Class

Aetos (ex - Argentine San Luis) Seized December 1916 Served in French navy 1917 - 1918
Ierax (ex - Argentine Santa Fe) Seized December 1916 Served in French navy 1917 - 1918
Leon (ex - Argentine Tucuman) Seized December 1916 Served in French navy 1917 - 1918

ex - Greek Niki Class

Aspis Seized December 1916 Served in French navy 1917 - 1918
Doxa Seized December 1916 Served in French navy 1917 - 1918
Niki Seized December 1916 Served in French navy 1917 - 1918
Velos Seized December 1916 Served in French navy 1917 - 1918

ex - Greek Thyella Class

Longhi Seized December 1916 Served in French navy 1917 - 1918
Navkratoussa Seized December 1916 Served in French navy 1917 - 1918
Sphendoni Seized December 1916 Served in French navy 1917 - 1918
Thyella Seized December 1916 Served in French navy 1917 - 1918

ex - Greek Doris Class

Aigli Seized December 1916 Served in French navy 1917 - 1918
Alkyone Seized December 1916 Served in French navy 1917 - 1918
Arethousa Seized December 1916 Served in French navy 1917 - 1918
Daphni Seized December 1916 Served in French navy 1917 - 1918
Doris Seized December 1916 Served in French navy 1917 - 1918
Thetis Seized December 1916 Served in French navy 1917 - 1918
 
Matelot Leblanc (ex Austrian Dukla) Incorporated into French Navy September 1920 Stricken and Broken Up 1936

ex - German V67 and V125 Class

Pierre Durand (ex V79) Transferred 14th June 1920, Brest Served until 1933
Buino (ex V130) Transferred 3rd August 1920, Cherbourg Served until 1934

ex - German S131 Class

Chastang (ex - S133) Transferred 1920 Served until 1934
Vesco (ex - S134) Transferred 1920 Served until 1935

French Destroyer Vesco - Ex German S134.  Submitted by email.

Mazare (ex - S135) Transferred 1920 Served until 1935
Deligny (ex - S139) Transferred 1920 Served until 1934

ex - German H145 Class

Rageot de la Touche (ex - H146) Transferred 1920, Cherbourg Broken Up 1935

Rageot de la touche.

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Marcel Delagee (ex - H147) Transferred 1920, Cherbourg Broken Up 1935

ex - German S113 Class

Amiral Senes (ex - S113) Transferred 23rd May 1920, Cherbourg Served until 1936

Ex - German destroyer Amiral Senes.

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Chacal Class              View Class 

Jaguar 17th November 1923 Sunk 23rd  May 1940 by torpedo from German motor torpedo boat S21 and S23 off Dunkerque
Lynx 24th February 1924 Scuttled 27th November 1942, but raised on 21st january 1944 and scrapped 
Tigre 2nd August 1924 Captured by the Italians before she could be scuttled and briefly called FR23. was refitted once she rejoined the French Navy but finally Broken up 1954
Chacal 27th september 1924 Sunk 24th May 1940  by aerial German Bombing off Boulogne.
Leopard 29th september 1924 Wrecked 27th May 1943 while be stranded off Tobruk
Panthere 27th October 1924 taken over by the Italian navy and renamed FR22 finally Scuttled on 9th september 1943 at la Spezia

Guépard Class

Guépard 19th April 1928 Scuttled at Toulon on 27th November 1942. Raised and repaired in 1943 but sunk again on 11th March 1944.
Valmy 19th May 1928 Scuttled at Toulon on 27th November 1942. Raised and repaired in 1943 by Italians renamed FR24. Scuttled 1945 at Genoa.
Verdun 4th July 1928 Scuttled at Toulon on 27th November 1942. Raised and repaired in 1943.
Bison 29th October 1928 Bombed and sunk on 3rd May 1940 off the coast of Norway.

Bison.

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Lion 5th August 1929 Scuttled at Toulon on 27th November 1942. Raised and repaired in 1943 by Italians and renamed FR21. Scuttled on 9th September 1943.

Lion.

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Lion.

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Lion

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Vauban 1st February 1930 Scuttled at Toulon on 27th November 1942.

Aigle Class

Aigle 19th February 1931 Scuttled at Toulon on 27th November 1942. Raised and repaired in 1943 
Gerfaut 14th June 1930 Scuttled at Toulon on 27th November 1942. Raised and repaired in 1943 
Albatros 27th June 1930 Beached during Allied Landings in North Africa. Raised and repaired in July 1943. Became training ship. Scrapped in September 1959.
Vautour 26th August 1930 Scuttled at Toulon on 27th November 1942. Raised and repaired in 1943 but bombed and sunk.
Épervier 14th August 1931 Beached on 9th November 1942 during landings. Salvaged in October 1946 and scrapped.
Milan 13th October 1931 Beached on 8th November 1942 during landings.

Vauquelin Class                 View Class

Vauquelin 29th March 1931 Scuttled at Toulon on 27th November 1942.
Cassard 8th November 1931 Scuttled at Toulon on 27th November 1942.
Maille Breze 9th November 1931 Sank after one of her torpedoes exploded on 30th April 1940 while at Greenock.
Kersaint 14th November 1931 Scuttled at Toulon on 27th November 1942.
Tartu 7th December 1931 Scuttled at Toulon on 27th November 1942.
Chevalier Paul 21st March 1931 Sunk on 16th June 1941 after being torpedoed by British aircraft.

La Fantasque Class             View Class

Le Malin 17th August 1933 Scrapped in February 1964.
Le Terrible 30th November 1933 Scrapped in June 1962.
L'Indomptable 7th December 1933 Scuttled at Toulon on 27th November 1942.
L'Audacieux 15th March 1934 Took severe damage when hit by the cruiser Australia but was repaired only to be sunk on 7th May 1943 by Allied bombers.
La Fantasque 15th March 1934 Stricken on 2nd May 1957.
Le Triomphant 16th April 1934 Stricken in December 1954.

Mogador Class

Volta 26th November 1936 Scuttled at Toulon on 27th November 1942.

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Volta.

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Volta.

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Mogador 9th June 1937 Scuttled at Toulon on 27th November 1942.

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Mogador.

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Mogador, March 1939.

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Bourrasque Class                 View Class

Typhon

22nd May 1924

 Scuttled 9th November 1942 to become block ship at Oran
Simoun

3rd June 1924

 Sold and broken up 17th February 1950
Orage

30th August 1924

Sunk 23rd May 1940 by aerial Bombing of Boulogne
Tramontane

29th November 1924

 Beached 8th November 1942, off Oran after being damaged by gunfire form HMS Aurora
Ouragan

6th December 1924

 Sold and Broken up 7th March 1949
Cyclone

24th January 1925

 Scuttled 18th June 1940 after being torpedoed by German Torpedo Boat S24
Tempete

21st May 1925

Broken up 1950
Mistral

6th June 1925

 Broken up February 1950
Tornade

12th March 1925

Sunk 8th November 1942 of Oran by HMS Aurora and HMS Calpe
Bourrasque

5th August 1925

Sunk 30th May 1940 near Nieupport after being mined and finished off by German Shore batteries.,
Sirocco

3rd October 1925

Sunk 31st May 1940 after being torpedoed by German Torpedo Boats S23 and S26
Trombe

29th December 1925

 

L'Adroit Class                 View Class

L'Alcyon 26th June 1926 Sold for breaking up 10th June 1952
La Palme 30th June 1926 Scuttled 27th November 1942
Le Mars 28th August 1926 Scuttled 27th November 1942
La Railleuse 9th September 1926 Lost by accidental explosion, 24th March 1940
Le Fortune 15th November 1926 Sold for breaking up 31st August 1950
L'Adroit 1st April 1927 Sunk 21st May 1940
Brestois 18th May 1927 Sunk 8th November 1942
Bordelais 23rd May 1927 Scuttled 27th November 1942
Boulonnais 1st June 1927 Sunk 8th November 1942
Forbin 17th July 1928 Sunk 8th November 1942
Fougueux 4th August 1928 Sunk 8th November 1942
Foudroyant 24th April 1929 Sunk 1st June 1940
Basque 25th May 1929 Sold for breaking up 10th December 1952
Frondeur 20th June 1929 Sunk 8th November 1942

Le Hardi Class

Le Hardi 4th May 1938 Scuttled 24th April 1945

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Le Hardi.

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Foudroyant (ex- Fleuret) 28th July 1938 Scuttled August 1944
L'Adroit (ex - Epee) 26th October 1938 Broken Up 1944
Casque 2nd November 1938 Sunk 27th April 1944

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Casque.

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Lansquenet 20th May 1939 Broken Up September 1958

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Lansquenet.

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Mameluck 12th August 1939 Broken Up 1958

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Mameluk.

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Sirocco (ex - Le Corsaire) 14th November 1939 Expended 28th October 1944
Bison (ex - Le Flibustier) 14th December 1939 Scuttled 27th November 1942
L'Aventurier 20th April 1947 Broken Up May 1960

Ex - Italian Oriani / Soldati Class

Jurien De La Graviere (ex - Mitragliere)  (T12) Acquired 15th July 1948 Stricken 1956

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Jurien De La Graviere.

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Duperre (ex - Velite) (T13) Acquired 24th July 1948 Stricken 1961
Duchaffault (ex - Legionario) (T14) Acquired 15th August 1948 Stricken 1956
D'Estaing (ex - Alfredo Oriani) (T15) Acquired 8th August 1948 Stricken 1954

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D'Estaing.

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Francis Garnier (ex - Italian Eritrea) aviso Acquired 12th February 1948 Stricken 1966

Ex - US Cannon Class

Arabe (F717) (ex - Samuel S Miles) Acquired August 1950 Stricken 1958
Kabyle (F718) (ex - Riddle) Acquired August 1950 Stricken 1959
Bambara (F719) (ex - Swearer) Acquired September 1950 Stricken 1959
Sakalave (F720) (ex - Wingfield) Acquired September 1950 Stricken 1959

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Sakalave.

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Touareg (F721) (ex - Bright) Acquired November 1950 Stricken 1958

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Touareg.

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Soudanais (F722) (ex - Cates) Acquired November 1950 Stricken 1959
Berbere (F723) (ex - Clarence L Evans) Acquired March 1952 Stricken 1969

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Berbere

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Malgache (F724) (ex - Baker) Acquired March 1952 Stricken 1969

Surcouf Class                            View Class

Surcouf (D621) 3rd October 1953 Broken up 1971
Kersaint (D622) 3rd October 1953 Stricken 1983
Cassard (D623) 12th May 1953 Stricken 1974
Bouvet (D624) 25th September 1954 Stricken 1982
Dupetit-Thouars (D625) 4th February 1954 Stricken 1988
Chevalier Paul (D626) 28th July 1953 Stricken 1971
Maille-Breze (D627) 2nd July 1955 Museum Ship 1988
Vauquelin (D628) 2nd July 1955 Stricken 1986
D'Estrees (D629) 27th November 1954 Stricken 1985
Du Chayla (D620) 27th November 1954 Stricken 1991
Casabianca (D631) 13th November 1954 Stricken 1984
Guepratte (D632) 8th November 1954 Stricken 1985

Duperre Class                               View Class

Duperre (D633) 23rd June 1956 Stricken 1992
La Bourdonnais (D634) 15th October 1955 Stricken 1976
Forbin (D635) 15th October 1955 Stricken 1981
Tartu (D636) 2nd December 1955 Stricken 1979
Jaureguiberry (D637) 5th November 1955 Stricken 1977
 
La Galissonniere (D638) 12th March 1960 Stricken 1990

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La Galissonniere..

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Suffren Class  guided missile destroyers

Suffren (D602) 15th May 1965 In service

Suffren entering Malta, 7th May 1996.

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Suffren at Malta 7th May 1996.

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Suffren at Malta, 13th May 1996.

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Duquesne (D603) 12th February 1966 In service

D603 Duquesne at Malta.

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D603 Duquesne at Malta.

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D603 Duquesne at Malta.

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D603 Duquesne at Malta.

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Aconit (F703) 7th March 1970 In service

 Aconit.  Taken from RFA Bayleaf.  North Atlantic, December 1987.

French Destroyer Aconit, launched 7th March 1970.

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Tourville Class  guided missile destroyers

Tourville (D610) 13th May 1972 In Service 2004

D610 Tourville leaving Faslane Naval Base.

D610 Tourville at Faslane Naval Base, Scotland, 24th October 2004,  alongside F236 HMS Montrose and D92 HMS Liverpool during an exercise. A larger photo showing all three ships and two other American ships can be seen by clicking here

The Stern of D610 Tourville, with some equipment.

D610 Tourville at Faslane Naval Base, Scotland, 24th October 2004,  alongside F236 HMS Montrose and D92 HMS Liverpool during an exercise.

Duguay-Trouin (D611) 1st June 1973 Extant 1995
De Grasse (D612) 30th November 1974 Extant 1995

Georges Leygues Class  guided missile destroyers

Georges Leygues (D640) 17th December 1976 Extant 1995

D640 Georges Leygues at Malta, 24th March 1999.

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D640 Georges Leygues at Malta, April 2002.

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D640 Georges Leygues at Malta, April 2002.

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D640 Georges Leygues at Malta, April 2002.

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Dupliex (D641) 2nd February 1978 Extant 1995
Montcalm (D642) 31st May 1980 In service 2001 

D642 Montcalm at Malta, March 2001.

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D642 Montcalm at Malta, March 2001.

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Jean De Vienne (D643) 17th November 1981 Extant 1995
Primauguet (D644) 17th March 1984 In service 2005

D644 Primauguet, 9th May 2005.

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D644 Primauguet, 9th May 2005.

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D644 Primauguet, 16th May 2005.

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D644 Primauguet, 16th May 2005.

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D644 Primauguet, 16th May 2005.

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D644 Primauguet, 16th May 2005.

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D644 Primauguet, 9th May 2005.

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D644 Primauguet, 9th May 2005.

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D644 Primauguet, 9th May 2005.

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D644 Primauguet, 9th May 2005.

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D644 Primauguet, 9th May 2005.

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D644 Primauguet, 9th May 2005.

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D644 FNS Primauguet at Amsterdam, 27th September 1993.

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D644 Primauguet, 9th May 2005.

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La Motte - Piquet (D645) 6th February 1985 In service

D645 La Motte - Picquet at Malta.

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D645 La Motte - Picquet at Malta.

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D645 La Motte Picquet at Malta, March 2001.

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D645 La Motte - Picquet at Malta.

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D645 La Motte Picquet at Malta, September 2002.

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D645 La Motte Picquet at Malta, March 2001.

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Latouche - Treville (D646) 19th March 1988 In service

D646 Latouche Treville.

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D646 Latouche Treville.

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Cassard Class  guided missile destroyers

Cassard (D614) 6th February 1985 Extant 1995

D614 Cassard at Malta, 5th May 1997.

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D614 Cassard.

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D614 Cassard at Malta, April 1997.

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D614 Cassard at Malta, May 1997.

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Jean Bart (D615) 19th March 1988 Extant 2001

Jean Bart at Malta, 11th November 1996.

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D615 Jean Bart at Malta, September 2001.

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D615 Jean Bart at Malta, September 2001.

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An unknown French Destroyer

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French Destroyer.

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French and British destroyers during the first World War, 8th August 1915.

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French Destroyer at Dunkerque.

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French destroyer at Granville.

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French Destroyer.

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French destroyer at Cherbourg.

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French destroyer at Le Havre.  

Thought to be French, but we notice the flag seems to have a diagonal cross, rather than the usual French flag.

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French Destroyer.

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French Destroyers - Baie Ponty

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French Destroyers at Dunkerque.

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A French Destroyer in the port of Boulogne Sur Mer.

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A pair of early French destroyers.

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French Destroyers in port, 14th August 1903.

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French Destroyers at Alger, c.1907

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French ship firing a torpedo.

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Destroyers at Toulon.

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Unknown French Ship.

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French Destroyers at Toulon.

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French Destroyers in a heavy sea.

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French Destroyer at Granville.

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French Destroyers.

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French destroyers at Toulon.

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Destroyers at Dunkerque.

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French Destroyer arriving at the new jetty at Royan.

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Construction of destroyers at Schneider et Cie, Chalon sur Saone.

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Schneider et Cie formerly known as Schneider - Canat.  builders of Torpedo Destroyers at Le Creusot.  Schneider and Cie also built machinery for warships and a gun factory.  in 1911 they employed 18,200 people.

Destroyer arriving at Boulogne-sur-Mer.

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Destroyers at Saint Raphael.

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French destroyer at Arcachon.

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French Destroyers at Cherbourg.

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Destroyers at Cherbourg.

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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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 These Republic P-47D Thunderbolts were operational with the 82nd FS, 78th FG based at Duxford during the final months of the war in Europe.

Duxford Pair by Ivan Berryman.
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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. (Y)
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 Hypothetical engagement, Soviet airforce MIG19 shoots down a USAF RB47 Stratofortress during the 1960s.

Cold War Gone Hot by David Pentland.
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 A pair of Spitfire Mk.IXEs of 611 Squadron make their way home from a patrol during the summer of 1942. At this time 611 Squadron were based at Kenley and were the first squadron to receive the new Mk.IX putting it on equal terms, for the first time, with the formidable Focke-Wulf 190.

Spitfire Mk.IXE by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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 Wing Commander Ken Wallis flies his WA-115 autogyro over the Shinmoi Crater in the Krishima area of the southern Japanese island of Kyushu in preparation for filming the action sequences for the James Bond film <i>You Only Live Twice</i>.  Those of us who enjoy a certain series of spy films will be much aware of Little Nellie, designed by Wing Commander Ken Wallis MBE She is pictured flying above the tops of extinct volcanoes.  Little Nellie was one of 3 military Type WA-116 built during 1962 and one of these remains today taking part in military exercises and with camouflage bodywork.  These operate in remote military and civilian roles and a specially-silenced WA-117 was used during the Loch Ness investigation and for special photography in Saudi Arabia.  These effective and nimble autogyros have been flown from Naval patrol craft which are too small for helicopters.  The Wallis autogyros have held all 20 of the UK official world records for autogyro speed, time to climb, altitude, range and duration and even now, further world record-breaking flights are being planned.

Little Nellie by Robert Tomlin. (Y)
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 Two Bristol Brigand B1s of 8 Squadron RAF based at Khormaksar are depicted off the Aden Peninsular in 1950.  Nearest aircraft is VS814 (L), flown by Sgt Pilot Vic Campden.

8 Sqn Bristol Brigands by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 An SAS team is picked up by a U.S. Army Special Forces Blackhawk helicopter after a successful operation against the Taliban.

Extraction - Afghanistan 2011 by David Pentland.
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February 1942 and Viz. Admiral Ciliaxs mighty Scharnhorst leads her sister Gneisenau and Prinz Eugen up the English Channel during Operation Cerberus, their daring breakout from the port of Brest on the French Atlantic coast to the relative safety of Wilhelmshaven and Brunsbuttel. All three ships survived what became known as the Channel Dash, not without damage, but the operation proved a huge propaganda success for Germany and a crushing embarrassment for the British. A number of torpedo boats are in attendance, including Kondor and Falke and the Z class destroyer Friedrich Ihn in the distance.

Operation Cerberus, Channel Dash by Ivan Berryman.
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The Battle of Trafalgar was fought on a calm, almost windless day, on 21st October 1805.  Nelsons revolutionary battle plan was to cut apart the larger Franco-Spanish fleet of Vice-Admiral Villeneuve by sailing in two single column divisions directly at right angles into the combined fleet and thus rendering almost half of the leading ships useless until the could turn and join the fight, which in such calm conditions could take hours.  The battle raged for five hours in which time not one British ship was lost, however, Nelson would tragically lose his life at the very moment of his triumph, a triumph which rendered the British Navy unchallenged in supremacy for over a century.  Here HMS Mars passes between the French ship Belleisle on her starboard and the French ship Fougeux on her port, firing a murderous hail of gunfire at both ships.  Also shown in the painting on the left hand side is the Spanish ship Monarco and the French ship Pluton.

The Battle of Trafalgar - Mars Breaks the Line by Anthony Saunders. (AP)
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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
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The Pedestal Convoy of August 1942 was one of the most heavily protected convoys in the history of sea warfare.  Fourteen of the fastest cargo ships of the time were protected by 4 carriers, 2 battleships, 7 cruisers and 32 destroyers.  The destroyer HMS Ashanti is in the foreground of the painting.  Also depicted are the carrier HMS Indomitable, with her Hurricanes cirling the convoy overhead, and the cargoe ship Port Chalmers to the right of the picture.

Pedestal Convoy by Anthony Saunders (Y)
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On 17th June 1944, 780 miles west of Saipan in Mid Pacific, the Gato class submarine USS Cavalla dives after a lucky sighting of a Japanese Naval Task Force, which included the aircraft carriers Taiho, Shokaku and Zuikaku. The Cavalla then trailed the Japanese, attacking and sinking the Shokaku on the 19th.

A Chance Encounter by Robert Barbour (AP)
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Westland Wyverns go vertical over HMS Eagle during the Suez Crisis of 1956

Up and Over by Randall Wilson.
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HMS Lion with her sister ship HMS Princess Royal are shown firing on the German High Seas Fleet which can be seen in the distance during the Battle of Jutland.

HMS Lion at the Battle of Jutland by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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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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Battle of Prestonpans.  Bonnie Prince Charlie, after landing at Glenfinnan, in his bid to gain the British Throne.  Lord George Murray with an army of 2,000 Jacobites marched southward where they were meet  at Prestonpans by General  Sir John Cope and a Royal army of 3,000 men  On the 21st September.  The Jacobites charged the  government troops and routed them. hundreds of Government troops were killed or wounded and over 1,000 were captured. with the Jacobite losses less than 150.  With this victory Charles Edward Stuart and the Jacobite army marched southwards into England capturing the towns of Carlisle, Penrith, Lancaster and Preston and getting as far as Nottingham before lack of supplies and new recruits forced him to heads back to Scotland.  Through the early morning Autumn mist, Highlanders of the Appin Regiment abandon their plaids and rush headlong across fields of stubble into the stunned ranks of Jonny Copes army. The force sent by the Crown to destroy the rebellion and capture the Pretender is itself utterly routed in a matter of minutes.  The first major engagement of the uprising is a swift and complete victory for the Princes men. Except for the garrisons of Edinburgh, Stirling, Fort William and Fort Augustus, Scotland is now under the control of the Jacobites.

The Charge of the Highlanders at the Battle of Preston Pans, by Mark Churms.
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 Fought at Bouvines a village in Flanders (now part of France) Between the French army led by King Philip Augustus of France, against the combined forces of King John of England, The Holy Roman Emperor Otti IV, and Ferdinand Count of Flanders. Due to this French victory, Frederick of Hohenstaufen became Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II in 1215. and King John of England who could not wage war against France because of dwindling support was forced to sign the Magna Charter on June 15th 1215.

The Bataille de Bouvines 27th July 1214 by Horace Vernet. (Y)
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<b>Slightly noticeable mark on the image - hence the low price of this item. </b>

AD43 by Chris Collingwood. (Y)
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Leading 30th Corps assault across the Seine at Vernon, 43rd Wessex Division gained an initial foothold on the east bank.  Heroic efforts however by the Royal Engineers of 71st, 72nd and 73rd Field Companies, succeeded in constructing a Class 9 Bailey bridge (David, shown left) and a Second Class 40 bridge (Goliath, shown right)  Despite constant enemy fire this amazing feat was achieved in only 2 days, and allowed 15/19th Hussars Cromwells and 4.7th Dragoons Guards Shermans to cross just in time to repulse a serious German counter attack by Tiger IIs of SS Panzer Abteilung 101.

David and Goliath, Vernon, France, 27th August 1944 by David Pentland. (GL)
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 After almost two months of continuous fighting in the front line, remnants of the 12th SS Panzer Division, Hitler Jugend, fall back under incessant air attacks by allied fighter bombers for their final battles in France. In their defense of the northern flank of what is to become the Falaise Gap the new Jagdpanzer IV in particular is to prove a formidable foe to the attacking British and Canadian tanks.

The Falaise Gap, Normandy, 12th - 20th August 1944 by David Pentland.
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 In July 1879 during the Afghan Campaign. Ayub Khan and an army of over 35,000 warriors were marching onto Kandahar. The British force under the command of General Burrows decided to fight. With a force, no more than 3,300 strong, took up position in a tiny hamlet of Mahmudabad, within 2 hours many of the British had been slaughtered, but with nightfall the remnants of the brigade retreated. The picture shows C battery of the Royal Horse Artillery withdrawing with the enemy in hot pursuit.

Saving the Guns at the Battle of Maiwand by Richard Caton Woodville (B)
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Showing the charge of the Scots Greys and the Inniskillings at Balaclava.
Charge of the Heavy Brigade by Orlando Norie.
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 The year is 1807, the French Empire is at the pinnacle of its power. Although not yet 38 years of age the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte is marching towards the heights of his military career. It is the anniversary of his great victory against the Austrians at Marengo seven years before. Since then the soldiers of The Grand Armee have faithfully followed The Little Corporal from victory to victory across Europe.  Now, in eastern Prussia, the Russians alone are holding out against the might of France. Bennigsens army is strung out on a four mile front along the banks of the river Alle, near the town of Friedland. With their backs to the unfordable river the brave Russian soldiers are drawn up in a poor position to give battle.  It is already midday when Napoleon arrives on the field. Much of the French force is still some miles away but the commanders keen eye immediately perceives an opportunity for victory. He decides to attack. The vigourous assault on the Russian lines commences at about 5.30 pm. Bennigsen, anticipating an engagement on the following day, is completely surprised by this ferocious attack so late in the afternoon. The fighting begins as his divisions are preparing to withdraw across the river Alle, to a stronger position. Napoleons master stroke throws the enemy into confusion. By 8.30 pm the French are masters of the field, the Russians have lost nearly a third of their army and 80 cannons. The town of Friedland is ablaze and the Tsars army in full retreat.  In simple attire and characteristically astride a nimble arab grey, Napoleon Bonaparte rides forward with his reserves of the Guard to survey the final victory.  Within a few days the defeated Tsar Alexander will embrace the French Emperor on a raft anchored in the middle of the Niemen at Tilsit. At their monumental meeting they will talk of peace, co-operation against the British, the division of Prussian Territories and France with Russia will form their uneasy alliance that will quickly collapse into open hostility and present Napoleon with his greatest challenge: The invasion of Russia itself.

Napoleon at Friedland by Mark Churms. (AP)
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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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B48. Michael Schumacher/ Ferrari F.310 by Ivan Berryman

Michael Schumacher/ Ferrari F.310 by Ivan Berryman
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The legendary Welsh rugby union captain Gareth Edwards is brought to life in the triple portrait. Gareth Edwards is revered in Wales and considered one of the finest players ever. in part of the montage he is shown going over for a try against England.
Gareth Edwards by Darren Baker. (Y)
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 Valentino Rossi at speed on his Repsol Honda.
Rossi at Speed by Derrick Mark.
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Michael Atherton by Keith Fearon.
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 A great tribute to one of the all time greats in golf who will be sadly missed.

Seve Ballesteros by Peter Deighan. (Y)
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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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Johnny Herbert is shown in the Benetton B195.  Herbert took a deserved victory at his home British Grand Prix at Silverstone, beating the Ferrari of Frenchman Jean Alesi into second place by more than 16 seconds, and ahead of fellow briton David Coulthard in the third placed Williams.  He also claimed victory at the Italian Grand Prix at Monza.  Along with Michael Schumachers nine victories, Herbert  helped Benetton win their first constructors championship in the 1995 season.  The Formula One Benetton B195 was designed by Rory Byrne and Ross Brawn for use in the 1995 Formula One season by Benetton.  The B195 was almost identical to the B194 but for a change of engine supplier from Ford to Renault V10 engine, the same type the rival Williams team was using.  With his first two Formula One wins under his belt in 1995, Johnny Herbert won just one more race, winning at the Nurburgring at the European Grand Prix in 1999, racing for Stewart Ford.  He retired from Formula One in 2000.

Johnny Herbert/ Benetton B.195 by Ivan Berryman
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