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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.

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Undine (F141) 1st June 1943 Broken up 1965

HMS Undine.

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Urania (F08) 19th May 1943 Broken up 1971

Rapid Class Frigate HMS Urania

Sent in by Peter Gibson

HMS Urania.

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Urchin (F196) 8th March 1943 Broken up 1967

HMS Urchin.

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Ursa (F200) 22nd July 1943 Broken up 1967

HMS Ursa.

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Venus (F50) 23rd February 1943 Broken up 1972

HMS Venus.

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Verulam (F29) 22nd April 1943 Broken up 1972

HMS Verulam.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Tenacious (F44) 24th March 1943 Broken up 1965

HMS Tenacious.

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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.

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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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 The success of Operation Bodenplatte, on January 1, 1945, was to be achieved by mass surprise attacks on British and American bases in France, Belgium and Holland. It was a battle fought at great cost to the Luftwaffe. During the battles some 300 Luftwaffe aircraft were lost. Though 200 Allied aircraft were destroyed, most on the ground, pilot losses were light. Nicolas Trudgians brilliant painting takes us right into the action above the Allied air base at Eindhoven. Me262 jets join a concentration of Me109s and Fw190s of JG-3 fighter wing, as they hurtle across the airfield in an assault that lasted 23 minutes, while Spitfires from 414 Sqn RCAF do their best to repel the attack. On the ground Typhoon fighters of 439 Sqn take a hammering.

Operation Bodenplatte by Nicolas Trudgian. (Y)
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 With the morning sun glinting on their fuselages, P-51 Mustangs of the 78th Fighter Group cross the Dutch coastline far below, as they head back towards their base at Duxford, England at the end of a long sweep east of the Rhine crossing, Spring 1945.  The final months of the war in Europe lie ahead, and for the P-51 pilots victory is within sight.  Finally, after years of toil, the sky was theirs.

Opening Sky by Robert Taylor.
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 Flying as Leader of B Flight, 41 Sqn, on 15th August 1940, Pilot Officer Ted Shipman and the rest of his flight found themselves among a mass of Messerschmitt Bf.110s that had been detailed to escort a bomber force of Heinkel He111s on a raid on the North of England.  Having made one head-on attack on one of the Bf.110s, Shipman manoeuvred his Spitfire Mk.1 onto the tail of another and fired a long burst into it.  This was M8+CH of Oberleutnant Hans-Ulrich Kettling of 1./ZG76 and rear Gunner / Radio Operator O/ Gefr Volk, whose starboard engine burst into flames and disappeared into the dense cloudbase.  Shipman claimed this initially as a probable, but it was later confirmed as a victory when the aircraft was found to have crash landed at Streatham Nr Barnard Castle.  Spitfire K9805 (EB-L) is depicted breaking off the attack as Kettling's stricken Bf.110 begins to burn.  Ted Shipman would go on to serve with the Royal Air Force until December 1959 retiring as a Wing Commander.  Ted would also go onto become friends with  Hans-Ulrich Kettling, the pilot he shot down.

Tribute to Pilot Officer Ted Shipman by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 Byron Duckenfield and his 501 Squadron wingman struggle to get airborne in their Hurricanes as the spectacle of the scrambling squadron draws a group of passing motorists out of their vehicle to witness the thunderous noise of the aircraft.

501 Sqn Scramble by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 Standing his aircraft at the height of just 60 feet above the waters of the Mohne, Flt Lt Maltby braves a hail of anti-aircraft fire just seconds before the release of the bouncing bomb that would at last breach the dam on that historic night of the 16th/17th May 1943.

Third Time Lucky by Ivan Berryman.
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 Two Spitfire Mk1Bs of 92 Squadron patrol the south coast from their temporary base at Ford, here passing over the Needles rocks, Isle of Wight, in the Spring of 1942.

In Them We Trust by Ivan Berryman. (C)
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 F/Lt (later Wing Commander) Baldwin was to become the highest-scoring Typhoon pilot of all with 15 confirmed victories, one shared, one probable and four damaged. He is depicted here downing a Bf.109 in Typhoon 1B, DN360 (PR-A) of 609 Sqn over Beachy Head.

F/Lt J R Baldwin by Ivan Berryman.
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 Flying Officer Tom Neil closes on a Dornier Do.17 on 15th September 1940, just one of four victories confirmed on that day, the others being two Bf.109s and another Dornier shared.  He is depicted flying Hurricane Mk1 V7313 of 249 Sqn whilst based at North Weald.

Tribute to Fl Off Tom Neil by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 The pride of the Royal Navy, HMS Hood, leaves Portsmouth on her way to the Fleet Review of King George V in July 1935. HMS Hood is followed by the destroyer HMS Express.

HMS Hood and HMS Express Departing from Portsmouth 1935 by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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 HMS Intrepid embarks some of her landing craft during the Falklands conflict of 1982.
HMS Intrepid by Ivan Berryman (P)
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B63AP.  HMS Malaya at Capetown by Ivan Berryman.

HMS Malaya at Capetown by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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Captain Charles Vane was born in 1680, and was an English pirate who preyed upon English and French shipping.  Vane began piracy in 1716 and lasted 3 years. Vane captured a Barbados sloop and then a large 12-gun brigantine, which he renamed the Ranger.   Vane was among the pirate captains who operated out of the Bohama at the notorious base at New Providence after the colony had been abandoned by the British.  His pirate attacks made Captain Charles Vane well known to the Royal Navy and in February of 1718 Vincent Pearse, commander of HMS Phoenix cornered Vane on his ship the Lark.  Vane  had heard of the recent royal pardons that had been offered to pirates in exchange for a guarantee they would quit plundering, so Vane claimed he had actually been en route to surrender to Pearse and accepted the pardon on the spot,  Charle Vane gained his freedom but as soon as he was free of Pearse he ignored the pardon and resumed his pirate ways.  Charles Vane was again captured and in 1721 was executed by hanging at Gallows Point, Port Royal, Jamaica on March 29th 1721.

Captain Charles Vane by Chris Collingwood. (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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The Atlantic ocean was the lifeline between Britain and America, as well as millions of tons of raw materials, GIs were also transported over in all manor of hastily converted liners.  Protecting the troops from marauding u-boats and German surface ships was of paramount importance to the allied fleets.  Although USS New York spent a good deal of the war in the Atlantic, she also participated in the Torch landings off North Africa and took part in the Pacific campaign, seeing action at both Iwo Jima and Okinowa.

Escort for the Troops - USS New York by Anthony Saunders
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Together with her sister ship, Hercules, HMS Colossus acquitted herself well at the Battle of Jutland where she fired 93 12in rounds, but received only two hits from enemy fire which caused minor damage and left nine crew injured.  She was sold for scrap in 1928.

HMS Colossus by Ivan Berryman
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 Type 21 frigate HMS Ambuscade (F172) is shown passing the swing bridge as she enters Taranto Harbour.

HMS Ambuscade by Ivan Berryman (P)
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 Troops of the 1st Hampshires assaulting Gold Beach during the Normandy Landings. Gold beach was one of the British beaches on D-Day. Gold beach was the western most beach of the British beaches, on D-Day. Gold beach was between two twenty metre high cliffs where German fortifications had been built. The beach had been protected by concrete casemates which took some time to break through. This happened with support form British tanks in the afternoon of D-day 6th June. The British tanks and reinforcements moved off the beaches towards Saint-Come-de-Fresene and Arromanches which were both liberated by 9pm.

D-Day Gold Beach, 6th June 1944 by Simon Smith. (Y)
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 Bastogne, Ardennes, Belgium, 24th December 1944. Surviving U.S. tank crew from Task Force Cherry and Paratroopers of 101st Airborne Division take a break while awaiting orders for their next battle.

The Battered Band by David Pentland. (Y)
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 Renault FT 17 baby tanks of the recently formed US 304th tank brigade commanded by the young Lt. Col George S. Patton Jnr. are employed for the first time during the allied assault on the St Mihiel Salient. Leading the 344th battalion in person Patton and his tanks help the infantry divisions push the enemy back to the Hindenberg line in only 4 days.

Baptism of Fire - St Mihiel Salient, 12th – 15th September 1918 by David Pentland. (GS)
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DHM818P. 2nd US Cavalry 1862 by Jim Lancia. 

2nd US Cavalry 1862 by Jim Lancia.  (P)
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 1st Battalion in action at Escaut Canal, Belgium, May 1940. The last Highland Regiment to wear a kilt in battle, attacking the Germans at the River Escaut.  From the Diary of Captain R. Leah, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders : Tuesday 21st May : Bn left Ere about 2 a.m. to march back. Fortunately Coy Cmdr. were required for some sort of recce and we went in C.O.s car.  Arrived Taintignies 3 a.m. and self went out again with Wilkie in C.O.s car to look for for C Coy which had gone astray, and to see Q.M. about Bn rations in Wez-Velvain.  Could not find either.  Met the Battalion arriving from Ere when I left the village at 3 a.m.  Got back myself at 4 a.m. found empty house which I entered by window and slept well for 5 hours. Officers mess going in house beside M.T. park, and had good breakfast.  Fairly quiet morning and orders to move this afternoon to Bn assembly position S of Wez-Velvain.  Thence we were directed to Merlin and prepared for counter-attack to drive enemy off Western side of Escaut.

The Charge of the 1st Battalion Queens Own Cameron Highlanders by David Rowlands (AP)
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The Iron Brigade, 2nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Brawners Farm August 1862 by Chris Collingwood (Y)
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The light company of the 1st Foot Guards commanded by Lord Saltoun, defending the hollow way, behind Hougoumont.

1st Regiment of Foot Guards at Waterloo by Brian Palmer.
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DHM499P.  2nd Maryland Regiment at the Guildford Courthouse 1781 by Brian Palmer.

2nd Maryland Regiment at the Guildford Courthouse 1781 by Brian Palmer (P)
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SPORT PRINTS

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B42. Gerhard Berger/ Ferrari 412.T2 by Ivan Berryman.

Gerhard Berger/ Ferrari 412.T2 by Ivan Berryman.
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 Eddie Irvine.  Jaguar-Cosworth 2002
Green Giant by Michael Thompson.
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B45. David Coulthard/ Williams FW.17 by Ivan Berryman

David Coulthard/ Williams FW.17 by Ivan Berryman
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 Three Steps To Heaven pays tribute to one of the greatest strikers to play for Liverpool and in particular, the historic Cup treble in 2001. It contains details of the FA Cup triumph over Arsenal, Worthington Cup win over Birmingham City and the unforgettable 5-4 defeat of Spanish side Alaves to complete the cup treble and bring back the UEFA Cup to Merseyside.

Three Steps to Heaven by Robert Highton. (Y)
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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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Passing the stand in the Galway Plate.

With a Circuit To Go by Chris Howells.
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DHM1480. Jenson Button 2004 BAR 006 by Ivan Berryman.
Jenson Button 2004 BAR 006 by Ivan Berryman.
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 Michael Schumacher wins again!

From Pole to Flag by Graham Bosworth
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