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Frigates built for service during world war two, were laid down from 1941 to 1943, being completed between 1942 and 1944,  These frigates were designed for use as Ocean Going escort Frigates with with anti submarine capabilities. Being better suited for the job than the "Flower Class Corvettes" Frigate classes were River Class,  built in Britain, Canada and Australia and Loch Class, Bay Class, Captain Class.

 MODERN NAVAL FRIGATES

SHIP NAME

LAUNCHED

FATE

     RIVER CLASS FRIGATES

Aire  22nd April 1943 Also known as Tamar between March and December 1946.  Wrecked 20th December 1946
Annan 29th December 1943 To Canada 1944 - 1945.  To Denmark 1945.
Avon 19th June 1943 To Portugal 1949
Awe 28th December 1943 To Portugal 1949
Ballinderry 7th December 1942 Broken up 1961 
Bann 29th December 1942 to India 1945 as Tir. Paid off 1979
Barle (ex US) 26th September 1942 To United States 1946
Braid 30th November 1943 To France 1944
Cam 31st July 1943 Broken up 1945
Chelmer 27th March 1943 Broken up 1957
Cuckmere (ex - US) 24th October 1942 To United States 1946
Dart 10th October 1942 Broken up 1957
Derg 7th January 1943 Broken up 1960
Deveron 12th October 1942 To India 1945 as Dhanush.  To Pakistan 1948 as Zulfiquar.  Broken up 1983
Dovey (ex - Lambourne) 14th October 1943 Broken up 1955
Ettrick 5th February 1943 To Canada 1944 - 1945.  Broken up 1953
Evenlode (ex - US Danville) 9th November 1942 To United States 1946
Exe 19th March 1942 Broken up 1956
Fal 9th November 1942 To Burma 1948 as Mayu.  Stricken 1979
Findhorn (ex - US) 5th December 1942 To United States 1946
Frome 1st June 1943 To France 1944
Halladale 28th January 1944 Sold 1949
Helford 6th February 1943 Broken up 1956
Helmsdale 5th June 1943 Broken up 1957

HMS Helmsdale, 1943.

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Inver (ex - US) 15th December 1942 To United States 1946

HMCS Inver, October 1943.

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Itchen 29th July 1942 Sunk 22nd September 1943
Jed 30th July 1942 Broken up 1957

HMS Jed, 1942.

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Kale 24th June 1942 Broken up 1957

HMS Kale, laid up, June 1950.

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Lagan 28th July 1942 Constructive loss 20th September 1943.  broken up 1946
Lochy 30th October 1943 Broken up 1956
Lossie (ex - US) 29th April 1943 To United States 1946
Meon 4th August 1943 To Canada 1944 - 1945. Broken up 1966
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HMS Meon 1963/64.

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HMS Meon, August 1950.

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The Crew of HMS Meon - a River Class Frigate, 1963/64.  Sent in by Chris Smithson.

Monnow 4th December 1943 To Canada 1944 - 1945.  To Denmark 1945
Mourne 24th September 1942 Sunk 15th June 1944
Moyola 27th August 1942 To France 1944
Nadder 15th September 1943 To India 1944 as Shamsher.  To Pakistan 1948.  Stricken 1960
Nene 9th December 1942 To Canada 1944 - 1945.  Broken up 1955
Ness 30th July 1942 Broken up 1956

HMS Ness, May 1950.

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Nith 25th September 1942 To Egypt 1948.  1st November 1956

Domiat (ex HMS Nith), June 1950.

Ex- British River Class Frigate HMS Nith.  Acquired 1948, Sunk 1st November 1956 by HMS Newfoundland, with 69 survivors.

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Odzani 19th May 1943 Broken up 1957
Parret (ex - US) 29th April 1943 To United States 1946
Plym 4th February 1943 Became drillship 1048.  discarded 3rd October 1952
Ribble 23rd April 1943 To Netherlands 1943
Ribble (ex - Duddon) 10th November 1943 To Canada 1944 - 1945.  Broken up 1957
Rother 20th November 1941 Broken up 1955
Shiel (ex - US) 26th May 1943 To United States 1946
Spey 18th December 1941 To Egypt 1948
Strule (ex - Glenarm) 8th March 1943 To France 1944
Swale 16th January 1942 Broken up 1955
Taff 11th September 1943 Broken up 1957
Tavy 3rd April 1943 Broken up 1955
Tay 18th March 1942 Broken up 1956
Tees 20th May 1943 Broken up 1955
Teme 11th November 1943 To Canada 1944 - 1945. Constructive loss 29th March 1945.  Broken up 1946
Test 30th May 1942 To India 1946 - 1947 as Neza.  Broken uo 1955
Teviot 12th October 1942 Broken up 1955
Torridge 16th August 1943 To France 1944
Towy 4th March 1943 Broken up 1956
Trent 10th October 1942 To India 1946 as Kukri.  Became survey vessel Investigator 1951.

Investigator (ex - RIN Khukri, ex - HMS Trent), 1951.

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Tweed 24th November 1942 Sunk 7th January 1944
Usk 3rd April 1943 To Egypt 1948.  Scuttled 1956
Waveney 30th April 1942 Broken up 1957
Wear 1st June 1942 Broken up 1957
Windrush 18th June 1943 To France 1944
Wye 16th August 1943 Broken up 1955

     LOCH CLASS FRIGATES

Loch Achanalt (ex - Naver) 23rd March 1944 To Canada 1944 - 1945.  To New Zealand 1948. Broken up 1966
Loch Achray 7th July 1944 To New Zealand 1948.  Broken up 1967.
Loch Alvie 14th April 1944 To Canada 1944 - 1945.  Broken up 1965

HMS Loch Alvie, June 1951.

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HMS Loch Alvie

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HMS Loch Alvie in Floating Dock, April 1950.

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Loch Arkaig 7th June 1945 Broken up 1960

HMS Loch Arkaig, July 1947.

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Loch Craggie 23rd May 1944 Broken up 1963
Loch Dunvegan 25th March 1944 Broken up 1960
Loch Eck 25th April 1944 To New Zealand 1948. Broken up 1966
Loch Fada 14th December 1943 Sold 1968

HMS Loch Fada, July 1947.

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HMS Loch Fada, laid up, February 1970.

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HMS Loch Fada

Loch Fyne 24th May 1944 Broken up 1970

HMS Loch Fyne, May 1959.

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Loch Glendhu 18th October 1944 Broken up 1944
Loch Gorm 8th June 1944 Sold 1961
Loch Insh 10th May 1944 To Malaysia 1964

HMS Loch Insh, June 1951.

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Loch Katrine 21st August 1944 To New Zealand 1949.  Broken up 1967
Loch Killin 29th November 1943 Broken up 1960
Loch Killisport 6th July 1944 Broken up 1970

HMS Loch Killisport, June 1951.

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HMS Loch Killisport, August 1965.

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HMS Loch Killisport.

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HMS Loch Killisport

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Loch Lomond 19th June 1944 Broken up 1968

HMS Loch Lomond. 

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HMS Loch Lomond, laid up, June 1950.

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Loch More 3rd October 1944 Broken up 1963
Loch Morlich 25th January 1944 To Canada 1944 - 1945.  To New Zealand 1949.  Broken up 1961
Loch Quoich 2nd September 1944 Broken up 1957
Loch Ruthven 3rd June 1944 Broken up 1966

HMS Loch Ruthven, at the breakers, April 1969.

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Loch Scavaig 9th September 1944 Broken up 1963
Loch Shin 23rd February 1944 To New Zealand 1948.  Broken up 1961

F421 HMS Loch Shin, Loch Class AS Frigate 

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Loch Tarbert 19th October 1944 Broken up 1959

HMS Loch Tarbert.

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Loch Tralaig 12th February 1945 Broken up 1963

HMS Tralaig, July 1947.

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Loch Veyatie 8th October 1945 Broken up 1965

HMS Loch Veyatie, July 1947.

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Derby Haven (ex - Loch Assynt) 14th December 1944 Completed as depot ship.  to Iran 1949
Woodbridge Haven (ex - Loch Torridon) 13th January 1945 Completed as Depot Ship.  Broken up 1965

     BAY CLASS FRIGATES

Bigbury Bay (ex - Loch Carloway) 16th November 1944 To Portugal 1959
Burghead Bay (ex - Loch Harport) 3rd March 1945 To Portugal 1959

F622 HMS Burghead Bay, July 1950.

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Cardigan Bay (ex - Loch Laxford) 28th December 1944 Broken up 1962

HMS Cardigan Bay, March 1948.

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F630 HMS Cardigan Bay sent in by Warren Swaine 

F630 HMS Cardigan Bay sent in by Warren Swaine 

Carnarvon Bay (ex - Loch Maddy) 15th march 1945 Broken up 1959
Cawsand Bay (ex - Loch Roan) 26th February 1945 Broken up 1959
Enard Bay (ex - Loch Bracadale) 31st October 1944 Broken up 1957
Largo Bay (ex - Loch Fionn) 3rd October 1944 Broken up 1958

HMS Largo Bay, laid up, June 1950.

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Morecambe Bay (ex - Loch Heilen) 1st November 1944 To Portugal 1961

HMS Morecambe Bay, 1950.

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Mounts Bay (ex - Loch Kilbirnie) 8th June 1945 To Portugal 1961

Bay Class Frigate HMS Mounts Bay, built by Pickersgill and launched 8th June 1945.  Later sold to Portugal in 1961

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Padstow Bay (ex - Loch Coulside) 24th August 1945 Broken up 1959

HMS Padstow Bay

Porlock Bay (ex - Loch Seaforth, ex - Loch Muick) 14th June 1945 To Finland 1962
St Austell Bay (ex - Loch Lydoch) 18th November 1944 Broken up 1959

HMS St Austell Bay, April 1948.

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St Brides Bay (ex - Loch Achilty) 16th January 1945 Broken up 1962

HMS St Brides Bay, April 1948.

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Start Bay (ex - Lock Arklet) 15th February 1945 Broken up 1958

HMS Start Bay, June 1953.

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Tremadoc Bay (ex - Loch Arnish) 29th March 1945 Broken up 1959
Veryan Bay (ex - Loch Swannay) 11th November 1944 Broken up 1959
Whitesand Bay (ex - Loch Lunaig) 16th December 1944 Broken up 1956

HMS Whitesand Bay.

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Widemouth Bay (ex - Loch Frisa) 19th October 1944 Broken up 1957

HMS Widemouth Bay, August 1947.

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Wigtown Bay ( ex - Loch Garasdale) 26th April 1945 Broken up 1959
Alert (ex - Dundrum Bay, ex - Loch scamadale) 10th July 1945 Completed as Despatch Vessel.  Broken up 1971

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HMS Alert

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HMS Alert, 1948.

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Surprise (ex - Gerrans Bay, ex - Loch Carron) 14th March 1945 Completed as Despatch Vessel.  Broken up 1965

HMS Surprise, June 1953.

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HMS Surprise.

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Cook (ex - Pegwell Bay, ex - Loch Mochrum) 24th September 1945 Completed as survey vessel

HMS Cook, June 1953.

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HMS Cook of the Bay class frigates. She was converted to a survey vessel. Picture sent in by Carl Proctor.

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HMS Cook

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Dalrymple (ex - Luce Bay, ex - Loch Glass) 12th April 1945 Complete as survey vessel.  To Portugal 1966
Dampier (ex - Herne Bay, ex - Loch Eil) 15th May 1945 Completed as survey vessel

HMS Dampier of the Bay class frigates. She was converted to a survey vessel. Picture sent in by Carl Proctor.

Owen (ex - Thurso Bay, ex - Loch Muick) 19th October 1945 Completed as survey vessel

 HMS Owen  (built at Chatham and completed as a Survey vessel) seen here leaving the harbour in Malta in 1955 on its way to the Gulf. captained at the time by Commander Hall

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HMS Owen of the Bay/Loch class frigates. She was converted to a survey vessel. Picture sent in by Carl Proctor.

     CAPTAIN CLASS FRIGATES (first group) - Ex US GMT Class          View Class

Bayntum (ex BDE1) 1943 - 1944 -
Bazely (ex BDE2) 1943 - 1944 -
Berry (ex BDE3) 1943 - 1944 -
Blackwood (ex BDE4) 1943 - 1944 Sunk 15th June 1944
Burges (ex BDE12) 1943 - 1944 -
Capel (ex DE266 Wintle) 1943 - 1944 Sunk 26th December 1944
Cooke (ex DE267 Dempsey) 1943 - 1944 -
Dacres (ex DE268 Duffy) 1943 - 1944 -
Domett (ex DE269 Eisner) 1943 - 1944 -
Drury (ex Cockburn, ex BDE46) 1943 - 1944 -
Foley (ex DE270 Gillette) 1943 - 1944 -
Gardiner (ex DE274 O'Toole) 1943 - 1944 -
Garlies (ex DE271 Fleming) 1943 - 1944 -
Goodall (ex DE275 Reybold) 1943 - 1944 Sunk 29th April 1945
Goodson (ex DE276 George) 1943 - 1944 Damaged by U boat, never repaired
Gore (ex DE277 Herzog) 1943 - 1944 -
Gould (ex DE272 Lovering) 1943 - 1944 Sunk 1st March 1944
Grindall (ex DE273 Sanders) 1943 - 1944 -
Hoste (ex - Mitchell, ex DE521) 1943 - 1944 -
Inglis (ex DE525) 1943 - 1944 -
Inman (ex DE526) 1943 - 1944 -
Keats (ex DE278 Tisdale) 1943 - 1944 -
Kempthorne (ex DE279 Trumpeter) 1943 - 1944 -
Kingsmill (ex DE280) 1943 - 1944 -
Lawford (ex DE516) 1943 - 1944 Sunk 8th June 1944
Lawson (ex DE518) 1943 - 1944 -
Loring (ex DE520) 1943 - 1944 -
Louis (ex DE517) 1943 - 1944 -
Manners (ex DE523) 1943 - 1944 Damaged by U boat, never repaired
Moorsom (ex DE522) 1943 - 1944 -
Mounsey (ex DE524) 1943 - 1944 -
Pasley (ex Lindsay, ex DE519) 1943 - 1944 -

     CAPTAIN CLASS FRIGATES (second group) - Ex US TE Class                    View Class

Affleck (ex DE71 Oswald) 1943 - 1944 Damaged by U boat, never repaired
Aylmer (ex DE72 Harmon) 1943 - 1944 -
Balfour (ex DE73 (McAnn) 1943 - 1944 -
Bentinck (ex DE52 Bull) 1943 - 1944 -
Bentley (ex DE74 Ebert) 1943 - 1944 -
Bickerton (ex DE75 Eisele) 1943 - 1944 Sunk 22nd August 1944
Bligh (ex DE76 Liddle) 1943 - 1944 -
Braithwaite (ex DE77 Straub) 1943 - 1944 -
Bullen (ex DE78) 1943 - 1944 Sunk 6th December 1944
Byard (ex DE55 Donaldson) 1943 - 1944 -
Byron (ex DE79) 1943 - 1944 -
Calder (ex DE58 Formoe) 1943 - 1944 -
Conn (ex DE80) 1943 - 1944 -
Cosby (ex Reeves, ex DE94) 1943 - 1944 -
Cotton (ex DE81) 1943 - 1944 -
Cranstoun (ex DE82) 1943 - 1944 -
Cubitt (ex DE83) 1943 - 1944 -
Curzon (ex DE84) 1943 - 1944 -
Dakins (ex DE85_ 1943 - 1944 Damaged by mine, never repaired.
Deane (ex DE86) 1943 - 1944 -
Duckworth (ex DE61 Gary) 1943 - 1944 -
Duff (ex DE64 Lamons) 1943 - 1944 Damaged by mine, never repaired.
Ekins (ex DE87) 1943 - 1944 Damaged by mine, never repaired.
Essington (ex DE67) 1943 - 1944 -
Fitzroy (ex DE88) 1943 - 1944 -
Halsted (ex DE91 Reynolds) 1943 - 1944 Damaged by E Boat, never repaired
Hargood (ex DE573) 1943 - 1944 -
Holmes (ex DE572) 1943 - 1944 -
Hotham (ex DE574) 1943 - 1944 -
Narbrough (ex DE569) 1943 - 1944 -
Redmill (ex DE89) 1943 - 1944 Damaged by U boat., never repaired.
Retalick (ex DE90) 1943 - 1944 -
Riou (ex DE92) 1943 - 1944 -
Rowley (ex DE95) 1943 - 1944 -
Rupert (ex DE96) 1943 - 1944 -
Rutherford (ex DE93) 1943 - 1944 -
Seymour (ex DE98) 1943 - 1944 -
Spragge (ex DE563) 1943 - 1944 -
Stayner (ex DE564) 1943 - 1944 -
Stockham (ex DE97) 1943 - 1944 -
Thornbrough (ex DE565) 1943 - 1944 -
Torrington (ex DE568) 1943 - 1944 -
Trollope (ex DE566) 1943 - 1944 Damaged by E boat, never repaired.
Tyler (ex DE567) 1943 - 1944 -
Waldegrave (ex DE570) 1943 - 1944 -
Whittaker (ex DE571) 1943 - 1944 Damaged by torpedo, never repaired.

     COLONY CLASS FRIGATES  - Ex US TACOMA Class 

Anguilla (ex Hallowell, PF72) 1944 -
Antigua (ex Hammond, PF73 1944 -
Ascension (ex Hargood, PF74) 1944 -
Bahamas (ex Hotham, PF75) 1944 -
Barbados (ex Halsted, PF76) 1944 -
Caicos (ex Hannam, PF77) 1944 -
Cayman (ex Harland, PF78) 1944 -
Dominica (ex Harman, PF79) 1944 -
Labuan (ex Gold Coast, Harvey, PF80) 1944 -
Montserrat (ex Hornby, PF82) 1944 -
Nyasaland (ex Hoste, PF83) 1944 -
Papua (ex Howett, PF84) 1944 -
Perim (ex Sierra Leone, Phillimore, PF89) 1944 -
Pitcairn (ex Pilford, PF85) 1944 -
St Helena (ex Pasley, PF86) 1944 -
Sarawak (ex Patton, PF87) 1944 -

HMS Sarawak, 1943.

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Seychelles (ex Peard, PF88) 1944 -
Somaliland (ex Popham, PF90) 1944 -
Tobago, (ex Hong Kong, Holmes, PF81) 1944 -
Tortola (ex Peyton, PF91) 1944 -
Zanzibar (ex Prowse, PF92) 1944 -

     RAPID CLASS FRIGATES

Grenville (F197) 12th October 1942 Broken up 1983
Rapid (F138) 16th July 1942 Sunk as target 3rd September 1981

HMS Rapid.

Large 10" x 7" mounted photograph approx available.  Order photograph here Order Code  PHX462

Relentless (F185) 15th July 1942 Broken up 1971
Rocket (F191) 28th October 1942 Broken up 1967
Roebuck (F195) 10th December 1942 Broken up 1968
Troubridge (F09) 23rd September 1942 Broken up 1970
Ulster (F83) 9th November 1942 Broken up 1980

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HMS Ulster

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HMS Ulster

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Ulysses (F17) 22nd April 1943 Broken up 1970
Undaunted (F53) 19th July 1943 Sunk as target November 1978

HMS Undaunted.

Large 10" x 7" mounted photograph approx available.  Order photograph here Order Code  PHX463

Undine (F141) 1st June 1943 Broken up 1965

HMS Undine.

Large 10" x 7" mounted photograph approx available.  Order photograph here Order Code  PHX461

Urania (F08) 19th May 1943 Broken up 1971

Rapid Class Frigate HMS Urania

Sent in by Peter Gibson

HMS Urania.

Large 10" x 7" mounted photograph approx available.  Order photograph here Order Code  PHX469

Urchin (F196) 8th March 1943 Broken up 1967

HMS Urchin.

Large 10" x 7" mounted photograph approx available.  Order photograph here Order Code  PHX460

Ursa (F200) 22nd July 1943 Broken up 1967

HMS Ursa.

Large 10" x 7" mounted photograph approx available.  Order photograph here Order Code  PHX459

Venus (F50) 23rd February 1943 Broken up 1972

HMS Venus.

Large 10" x 7" mounted photograph approx available.  Order photograph here Order Code  PHX458

Verulam (F29) 22nd April 1943 Broken up 1972

HMS Verulam.

Large 10" x 7" mounted photograph approx available.  Order photograph here Order Code  PHX456

Vigilant (F93) 22nd December 1942 Broken up 1965
Virago (F76) 4th February 1943 Broken up 1965
Volage (F41) 15th December 1943 Broken up 1976

HMS Volage.

Large 10" x 7" mounted photograph approx available.  Order photograph here Order Code  PHX466

Wakeful (F159) (ex - Zebra) 10th June 1943 Broken up 1971

HMS Wakeful

Whirlwind (F187) 20th August 1943 Sunk as target 1974
Wizard (F42) 29th September 1943 Broken up 1967

HMS Wizard.  closing to fuel from RFA Wave Chief off Iceland (Cold War) 1962.

Photographed by George Mortimore L.R.P.S  Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  GM087

Wrangler (F157) 30th December 1943 To South Africa 1956
Zest (F102) 14th October 1943 Broken up 1970

     TENACIOUS CLASS FRIGATES

Orwell (F98) 2nd April 1942 Broken up 1965
Paladin (F169) 11th June 1941 Broken up 1962
Petard (ex Persistent) (F26) 27th March 1941 Broken up 1967
Teazer (F23) 7th January 1943 Broken up 1965

HMS Teazer.

Large 10" x 7" mounted photograph approx available.  Order photograph here Order Code  PHX455

Tenacious (F44) 24th March 1943 Broken up 1965

HMS Tenacious.

Large 10" x 7" mounted photograph approx available.  Order photograph here Order Code  PHX465

Termagent (F189) 22nd March 1943 Broken up 1965

HMS Termagent

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Terpsichore (F19) 17th June 1943 Broken up 1966

HMS Terpsichore.

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Tumult (F121) 9th November 1942 Broken up 1965
Tuscan (F156) 28th May 1942 Broken up 1966

HMS Tuscan.

Large 10" x 7" mounted photograph approx available.  Order photograph here Order Code  PHX454

Tyrian (F67) 27th July 1942 Broken up 1965

     WHITBY CLASS FRIGATES   VIEW CLASS

HMS Blackpool (F77)  14th August 1958  Scrapped 1978
HMS Eastbourne  (F73) 9th January 1958  Scrapped 1986
HMS Scarborough   (F63) 10th May 1957  Scrapped 1977
HMS Tenby  (F65) 18th December 1957   Scrapped 1977
HMS Torquay   (F43) 10th May 1956  Scrapped 1987
HMS Whitby  (F36) 10th July 1956   Scrapped 1979

    BLACKWOOD CLASS FRIGATES    VIEW CLASS

HMS Blackwood (F78)  22nd August 1957  Scrapped 1976
HMS Duncan  (F80) 21st October 1958  Scrapped 1985
HMS Dundas   (F48) 9th March 1956  Scrapped 1983
HMS Exmouth  (F84) 20th December 1957   Scrapped 1979
HMS Grafton   (F51) 11th January 1957  Scrapped 1971
HMS Hardy  (F54) 15th December 1955  Used for harbour duties 1971 finally sunk in 1983 as a target
HMS Keppel (F85)  6th July 1956  Scrapped 1979
HMS Malcolm  (F88) 12tth December 1957  Scrapped 1978
HMS Murray   (F91) 5th June 1956  Scrapped 1970
HMS Palliser  (F94) 13th December 1957   Scrapped 1983
HMS Pellew   (F62) 26th July 1957  Scrapped 1971
HMS Russell  (F97) 7th February 1957  Scrapped 1985

      LEOPARD CLASS FRIGATES    VIEW CLASS

HMS Leopard (F14)  30th September 1958  Scrapped 1977
HMS Lynx  (F27) 14th March 1957  Sold to Bangladesh 1982
HMS Puma   (F34) 27th April 1957  Scrapped 1976
HMS Jaguar  (F37) 12th December 1959   Sold to Bangladesh 1978

    TRIBAL CLASS FRIGATES       VIEW CLASS

HMS Ashanti (F117)  23rd November 1961  Used for harbour duties 1980 and finally sunk 1988
HMS Eskimo  (F119) 21st February 1963  Scrapped 1992
HMS Gurkha   (F122) 13th February 1963  Sold to Indonesia 1984
HMS Mohawk  (F125) 29th November 1963   Scrapped 1983
HMS Nubian   (F51) 9th October 1962  Sunk as a target in 1987
HMS Tartar  (F133) 26th February 1962  Sold to Indonesia 1985
HMS Zulu  (F124)  17th April 1964  Sold to Indonesia 1985

      SALISBURY CLASS FRIGATES      VIEW CLASS

HMS Salisbury (F32)  27th February 1957  Sunk as a target in 1985
HMS Chichester  (F59) 16th May 1958  Scarped 1981
HMS llandaff   (F42) 11th April 1958  Sold to Bangladesh 1976
HMS Lincoln  (F99) 7th July 1960   Sold to Bangladesh 1982

     ROTHESAY CLASS FRIGATES         VIEW CLASS

HMS Rothesay (F107)  23rd April 1960  Scrapped 1988
HMS Londonderry  (F108) 18th October 1961  used as a target and sunk 1989
HMS Brighton   (F106) 28th September 1961   Scrapped 1985
HMS Falmouth  (F113) 25th July 1961   Scrapped 1989
HMS Yarmouth   (F101) 26th march 1960 Sunk 1987
HMS Rhyl  (F129) 31st March 1960  Sunk 1985
HMS Lowestoft  (F103)  26th September 1961  Used as a target and sunk  1986
HMS Berwick  (F115)  1st June 1961  Used as a target and sunk  1986
HMS Plymouth  (F126)  11 May 1961 preserved in April 1989 Warship preservation trust and taken to the Clyde in 1990

      LEANDER CLASS FRIGATES       VIEW CLASS

HMS Leander (F109)  27th March 1963  sunk as a target in 1989
HMS Ajax (F114)  11th December 1963  Scrapped 1988
HMS Dido (F104)  18th September 1963  Sold to New Zealand 1983
HMS Aurora (F10)  9th April 1964  Scrapped 1990
HMS Euryalus (F15)  16th September 1964  Scrapped 1993
HMS Galatea  (F18)  25th April 1964  Sunk as a target 1988
HMS Arethusa (F38)  29th September 1965  Sunk in 1991
HMS Naiad (F39)  15th March 1965  Sunk in 1990
HMS Cleopatra (F28)  1st March 1966  Scarped 1994
HMS Sirius  (F40) 15th June 1966  went for disposal 1992
HMS Phoebe   (F42) 15th April 1966  sold for scrap in 1992
HMS Argonaut  (F56) 17th August 1967   went for disposal 1993

      LEANDER CLASS FRIGATES, (Batch 2) Exocet group      VIEW CLASS

HMS Minerva   (F45) 13th May 1966  Scrapped 1994
HMS Danae  (F47) 10th October 1967   Sold to Ecuador in 1991
HMS Juno   (F52)  18yj July 1967   Scarped 1993
HMS Penelope  (F127) 1st November 1963 . Modernized November 1989   Sold to Ecuador in 1991

      LEANDER CLASS FRIGATES (Batch 3A) Broad Beamed Group    VIEW CLASS

HMS Andromeda   (F57) 4th July 1968  Sold to India 1995
HMS Hermione  (F58) 11th July 1969   For disposal 1992
HMS Jupiter   (F60) 13th August 1969  For Disposal 1991
HMS Scylla    (F71) 14th February 1970  For Disposal 1994
HMS Bacchante (F69) 29th February 1968 Sold to New Zealand 1982
HMS Charybdis  (F75) 6th June 1969  Sunk as a target in June 1993
HMS Achilles (F12)  9th June 1970   Sold to Chile 1990
HMS Ariadne  (F72) 10th February 1973  Sold to Chile  1992
HMS Diomede (F16)  2nd April 1971   Sold to Pakistan 1988
HMS Apollo  (F70) 28th May 1972  Sold to Pakistan 1988

 Mermaid  CLASS FRIGATES

HMS Mermaid   (F76) 16th May 1973  Sold to Malaysia 1977

HMS Mermaid, June 1974.

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 TYPE 21 AMAZON CLASS FRIGATES       VIEW CLASS

HMS Amazon   (F169) 11th May 1974  Sold to Pakistan 30th September 1993
HMS Antelope   (F170) 19th July 1975  Sunk 24th May 1982 after being hit by bombs on the 23rd. she blew up while a explosive expert was defusing a unexploded bomb during the Falklands war
HMS Ardent   (F184) 13th October  1977  Sunk by air rockets and was badly damaged only to sink a few hours later 22nd May 1982, Falklands war
HMS Active   (F171) 17th June 1977  Sold to Pakistan 23rd September 1994
HMS Ambuscade  (F172)  5th September 1975  Sold to Pakistan 28th July 1993
HMS Arrow   (F173) 29th July 1976  Sold to Pakistan 1st March 1994
HMS Alacrity   (F174) 2nd July 1977  Sold to Pakistan 1st March 1994
HMS Avenger  (F185)  19th July 1978   Sold to Pakistan 23rd September 1994

  TYPE 22 BROADSWORD CLASS FRIGATES      VIEW CLASS

HMS Broadsword (F88)  3rd May 1979  Sold to Brazil 30th June 1995
HMS Battleaxe   (F89) 28th March 1980   Sold to Brazil 1997
HMS Brilliant   (F90) 15th May 1981  Sold to Brazil 1996 
HMS Brazen   (F91)  2nd July 1982  Sold to Brazil 1996

(BATCH 2)     TYPE 22  BROADSWORD  (BOXER ) CLASS FRIGATES  VIEW CLASS

HMS Boxer (F92)  14th January 1984  
HMS Beaver  (F93) 18th December 1984  
HMS Brave   (F94) 4th July 1986  
HMS London   (F95) (ex Bloodhound) 5th June 1987 Transferred to Romania.  Renamed Regina Maria.
HMS Sheffield   (F96) 26th July 1988  
HMS Coventry  (F98) 14th October 1988  

(BATCH3)     TYPE 22  CORNWALL CLASS FRIGATES     VIEW CLASS

HMS Cornwall (F99)  23rd April 1988  Still in service with the Royal Navy 2004
HMS Cumberland  (F85) June 1989  Still in service with the Royal Navy 2004
HMS Campbletown   (F86) 27th May 1989  Still in service with the Royal Navy 2004
HMS Chatham   (F87) February 1990   Still in service with the Royal Navy 2004

      TYPE 23  DUKE CLASS FRIGATES       VIEW CLASS

HMS Kent (F78)  2000  In service
HMS Portland  (F79) 2000   In service
HMS Grafton   (F80) 1996   In service
HMS Sutherland (F81) 1997    In service
HMS Somerset   (F82) 1996   In service
HMS St Albans  (F83) 2001   In service
HMS Lancaster (F229)  1991  In service
HMS Norfolk  (F230) November 1989  In service
HMS Argyll   (F231) 1991  In service
HMS Marlborough  (F233) 1991  In service
HMS Iron Duke   (F234) 1992   In service
HMS Monmouth  (F235) 1993   In service
HMS Montrose (F236)  1993  In service
HMS Westminster  (F237) 1993  In service
HMS Northumberland   (F238) 1994  In service
HMS Richmond  (F239) 1994  In service
 

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AVIATION PRINTS

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 Focke-Wulf FW.190A-5/U8 of 1 Gruppe, Schnellkampfgeschwader 10 in 1943. All national markings were painted out, except for the call sign C on the fuselage and repeated, crudely sprayed, on the engine cowling.

Focke-Wulf Fw190A-5/U8 by Ivan Berryman. (C)
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 A Royal Air Force Wessex HC2 Helicopter picks up troops somewhere in Northern Ireland.

Pup Northern Ireland by John Wynne Hopkins. (Y)
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 Watched by keen eyes, an Upkeep bomb arrives on the threshold to be loaded onto the special cradle beneath a Lancaster of 617 Dambusters Squadron on the eve of their perilous journey to the Ruhr Valley on the night of 16th May 1943 when the Möhne and Eder dams were breached under the codename Operation Chastise.

Bombing Up by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 Shortly after 2pm on Friday 24th October 2003, supersonic commercial aviation was brought to a close as three British Airways Concordes touched down within minutes of each other at London Heathrow Airport for the last time.  Here BA Captain Mike Bannister brings G BOAG down for her final touchdown.

Concorde - The Final Touchdown by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 Boeing Chinook of No.7 Squadron (detachment) from RAF Aldergrove, flying on supply duty in the west of the province.

Chinook over the Sperrins by David Pentland.
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 Depicting Mustang aircraft escorting Flying Fortresses on a bombing raid over Germany.

Guardian Angel by Anthony Saunders. (P)
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 Whilst flying with other Hawker Tempests of 274 Sqn on 11th February 1945, Sqn Ldr David Fairbanks spotted a lone Arado Ar234 of the Kommando Sperling 1 (F) / 123 flown by Hauptmann Hans Felde returning to its base at Rheine.  A desperate chase commenced through the cloudbase until the German jet prepared to land, whereupon Fairbanks sent 4U+DH down in flames after a single short burst of his four 20mm cannon.

Tribute to Sqn Ldr David Fairbanks by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 The Sopwith Dolphin was a radical departure from previous Sopwith design philosophies, embodying a reverse-stagger on the wings, a water-cooled Hispano-Suiza engine and an unusual, but highly popular positioning of the cockpit which gave the pilot unprecedented views. One exponent of this purposeful looking machine was Canadian Major A D Carter who claimed many of his 31 victories flying the Dolphin. He is shown here sending an Albatross to the ground on 8th May 1918 whilst flying C4017. Carter was himself shot down soon after became a prisoner of war. He was killed in 1919 whilst test flying a Fokker D.VII at Shoreham, Sussex. 

Major Albert Carter by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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NAVAL PRINTS

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 On the 1st of August 1798, thirteen French ships of the line sat anchored in Aboukir Bay off the coast of Alexandria, Egypt, in support of Napoleon who was inland with his troops attempting to conquer the country. As nighttime approached so did Lord Horatio Nelson and the British fleet. Nelson had been hunting Napoleon at sea for months; at Aboukir Bay he had found the French fleet, trapped and unprepared for battle. Nelsons audacious plan was to attack the French on their unprotected prot side, the plan had its risks; the whole of the British fleet could run aground in the shallows - but Nelson knew the waters too well. The Battle of the Nile was one of the most decisive in the history of naval warfare. By the end of the battle nearly all the French ships were sunk or captured. The 124-gun flagship - and the pride of the French navy - LOrient, had exploded with such ferocity that it halted the battle for over ten minutes. Napoleons ability to dominate the region had been crushed, whilst Nelson was to become a hero throughout the whole of Britain.

Battle of the Nile by Anthony Saunders. (Y)
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HMS Glowworm, burning severely after receiving hits from the mighty Admiral Hipper, is depicted turning to begin her heroic sacrifice off the Norwegian coast on 8th April 1940. Hugely out-gunned and already crippled, Glowworms captain, Lieutenant-Commander Roope rammed his destroyer into the side of the Admiral Hipper, inflicting a 40 metre rip in its armour belt before drifting away and exploding. 38 British sailors were rescued from the sea and Roope was awarded a posthumous VC for his bravery, the first earned by the Royal Navy in WWII.

The Attack on the Admiral Hipper by HMS Glowworm by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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 The third of the Royal Navy's Vanguard class submarines, HMS Vigilant (S30) entered service on 2nd November 1996.  She is based at HMNB Clyde at Faslane and carries the UK's nuclear deterrent Trident ballistic missile.  Manned by a crew of 14 officers and 121 men, her main power is supplied by one Rolls Royce PWR2 nuclear reactor driving two GEC turbines.

HMS Vigilant by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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HMS Glowworm, burning severely after receiving hits from the mighty Admiral Hipper, is depicted turning to begin her heroic sacrifice off the Norwegian coast on 8th April 1940. Hugely out-gunned and already crippled, Glowworms captain, Lieutenant-Commander Roope rammed his destroyer into the side of the Admiral Hipper, inflicting a 40 metre rip in its armour belt before drifting away and exploding. 38 British sailors were rescued from the sea and Roope was awarded a posthumous VC for his bravery, the first earned by the Royal Navy in WWII.

The attack on the Admiral Hipper by HMS Glowworm by Ivan Berryman (Y)
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Depicted off Capetown with the distinctive skyline of Table Mountain providing the backdrop, the King George V class battleship HMS Howe and her destroyer escort began their journey home having visited New Zealand as well as South Africa following the end of hostilities in 1945.

HMS Howe by Ivan Berryman (P)
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B105.  HMS Fearless by Ivan Berryman.

HMS Fearless by Ivan Berryman.
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DHM1449. Tirpitz Passing Through Kiel Canal by Ivan Berryman.

Tirpitz Passing Through Kiel Canal by Ivan Berryman
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The USS Colorado holds the all time record of 37 consecutive days of firing at an enemy and the record of 24 direct enemy air attacks in 62 days both while at Okinawa.

USS Colorado Okinawa by Anthony Saunders. 
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To commemorate the first use of Factor VIIa by British Forces.
Dawn Casevac, 16 Close Support Medical Regiment - Iraq 2003 by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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 The Queens Bays engage enemy foot and horse outside Luknow, led by Major Percy Smith. The regiment was given the order to charge and pursue. The Bays thundered into action accompanied by the second Punjab cavalry. In the action Major Percy Smith was killed along with two corporals.

Charge and Pursue by Mark Churms. (Y)
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 The Germans launched their attack on the Kursk salient on 5th July 1943, and for both sides this was maximum effort. The Soviets, however, informed by intelligence of the impending German attack, had ample time to prepare huge defensive works with hundreds of planned anti tank belts.  They deployed 10 Tank Corps, 5 Tank Armies, 1 mechanised Corps and 14 Field Armies equipped with 4000 anti tank guns and 6000 tanks.  The Soviet Air Forces were equally impressive - 2600 aircraft.  The Germans, outnumbered in every department, were forced to scrape together whatever serviceable tanks they could from their badly under strength Panzer formations.  Most of the tanks deployed were old Panzer IIIs or IVs, with only 147 Tigers available for action.  The northern German attack made very little headway, but, in the south, the Germans had grouped all of the SS Panzer forces into the II SS Panzer Corps and these units, despite the enormous Soviet forces ranged against them, began to smash their way through the Soviet defences.  The Luftwaffe too had brought together 1200 aircraft and these made an immediate impact on the fighting - on the first day alone German fighters broke up massive formations of Soviet aircraft, over 400 victories being claimed.

Kursk - Clash of Steel by Nicolas Trudgian. (Y)
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DHM229.  Crossing the Ford by H Bellange.
Crossing the Ford by H Bellange.
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 M19 self-propelled antiaircraft guns guns of the 82nd Battalion give cover to the M46 Patton tanks and men of the US Armys 2nd Division during their hazardous retreat south from the Yalu River, following the surprise Chinese winter offensive.

Retreat from the Yalu by David Pentland. (Y)
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 In 1296 an English convoy escorting a shipment of looted gold was passing through the Irvine valley to the port of Ayr.  It was led by an English Knight by the name of Fenwick, who in 1291 had killed the father of William Wallace, Sir Malcolm.  Wallace, who was fighting a guerilla war on the English invaders, planned an attack at Loudon Hill where the road on which Fenwicks convoy was travelling had to pass through a steep gorge.  Wallace had about fifty men and Fenwick close to one hundred and eighty.  The Scots blocked the road with debris and attacked on foot.  The English charged, but the Scots held firm.  Fenwick armed with a spear, turned his horse in the direction of Wallace, who in turn felled Fenwicks horse with his claymore.  The unhorsed Englishman was no match on the ground where he, along with one hundred of his convoy, met their deaths.
The Battle of Loudon Hill 1296 by Mike Shaw. (P)
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 Jagdpanthers of 654 heavy Tank Battalion engage 6th Guards Tank Brigade Churchills.
Debut at Caumont, Normandy, 30th July 1944 by David Pentland. (D)
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The Allied breakthrough into the Normandy plain, against heavy German opposition. Filed marshall Montgomery claimed that Operation Goodwood had two major aims – the first being to break out from the beaches and the other to destroy the German armoured reserves and draw them away from the US forces that were preparing for Operation Cobra in the western sector.  The plan for the breakout began with a massive aerial bombardment, using the strategic air forces large bombers to decimate the German defending forces then Lt-General Richard OConnors VIII Corps comprising three whole armoured divisions – 11th, 7th and Guards - and spearheaded by Major-General Pip Roberts 11th would then rush forward, overwhelm the defending Germans and causing the armoured forces to move forward and break out from the beach areas. To cover the flanks the Canadians would fight their way to Caen, while the British 3rd Infantry and 51st Highland Divisions would cover the left flank,  and move further eastward.

Operation Goodwood, Caen, Normandy, 18th-19th July, 1944 by David Rowlands (C)
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SPORT PRINTS

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A montage of moments from the outstanding Welsh 6 Nation Championship Grand Slam Victory of 2005.
The Perfect Year - Wales Grand Slam Champions 2005 by Darren Baker. (Y)
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 Ferrari F310.  1996.
Eddie Irvine by Michael Thompson.
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Matt Le Tissier is quite simply a legend of Southampton Football Club. Since making his debut in 1986, Matt played 462 games for the Saints scoring 209 goals (including 49 penalties out of 50!)

Matt le Tissier by Gary Brandham.
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PDB3.  Lenox Lewis II by Peter Deighan.
Lenox Lewis II by Peter Deighan.
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This signed art print was produced at the end of 2000 after the Olympics of that year, and has been sold out from the publisher for many years.  We have the last few publishers proofs of this edition available.  This superb art print celebrates the ultimate achievement for any athlete, the winning of an Olympic gold medal.  In the modern era athletes from Great Britain have won 178 gold medals and Gary Keane's montage celebrates some of the highlights from those achievements.  It captures the determination and effort required to win, as well as the euphoria when the realisation that a life long dream has finally become a reality.  This print is not only a tribute to those featured but also to all other competitors and medal winners who have strived to bring glory and honour to Great Britain.  As the Olympic Games enter a new century and a new chapter in history, it is hoped that this reminder of past glories will also help to inspire those competing for gold in the future.  This limited edition print is signed by six gold medal winners : <br>LYNN DAVIES - 1964 TOKYO Men's Long Jump.<br>MARY PETERS - 1972 MUNICH Pentathlon.<br>DALEY THOMPSON - 1980 MOSCOW Decathlon & 1984 LOS ANGELES Decathlon.<br>TESSA SANDERSON - 1984 LOS ANGELES Javelin.<br>SALLY GUNNELL - 1992 BARCELONA 400 metre Hurdles.<br>STEVEN REDGRAVE - 1984 LOS ANGELES Rowing Coxed Fours, 1988 SEOUL Rowing Coxless Pairs, 1992 BARCELONA Rowing Coxless Pairs, 1996 ATLANTA Rowing Coxless Pairs (and since signing this print, also 2000 SYDNEY Rowing Coxless Fours).

British Olympic Legends by Gary Keane
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FAR695.  Tribute to Lester Piggott by Stuart McIntyre.

Tribute to Lester Piggott by Stuart McIntyre.
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SC34. Throwing the Discus by Eduard Joseph Danton.

Throwing the Discus by Eduard Joseph Danton.
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 Ferrari Pit Stop 2001.
Masters of Strategy II by Michael Thompson.
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