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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.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price £25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP2883

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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

Large 10" x 7" mounted photograph approx available.  Order photograph here Order Code  PHX453

Terpsichore (F19) 17th June 1943 Broken up 1966

HMS Terpsichore.

Large 10" x 7" mounted photograph approx available.  Order photograph here Order Code  PHX452

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.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original negative / photo under license from MPL, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price £25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  XMP2997

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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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After take off a Sunderland of Coastal Command flies low over its base at Rosneath on the Gareloch, as Royal Navy battleships lay at anchor around the naval base of Faslane, near Helensburgh, Scotland during 1945.

Sunderland Over the Gareloch by Geoff Lea (P)
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DHM925P.  Harrier in a Hyde by Geoff Lea.

Harrier in a Hyde by Geoff Lea (P)
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 Maurice <i>Peter</i> Brown damages a Dornier Do.17 in his 41 Squadron Spitfire on 30th September 1940.

Dorniers Demise by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 With HMS Warspite keeping a watchful eye off her port bow, the Illustrious class carrier HMS Formidable prepares to recover a Fairey Albacore TB MK1 of No. 826 sqn. following a vital sortie against Italian shipping at the start of the Battle of Cape Matapan in march 1941. Led by Lt Cdr W G H Saunt DSC, Formidables Albacores launched torpedo attacks on the battleship Vittorio Veneto, seriously damaging her, despite coming under intense anti aircraft fire and a splash barrage of 15-inch shells.

HMS Formidable by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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Two F14 Tomcats of VF-1 pass in close formation over the stern of the veteran USS Ranger (CV-61)

USS Ranger by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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 Tribute to the ground crew of Bomber Command. Ground crew inspect and prepare the engines of a Stirling bomber as it is refuelled in preparation for that nights mission.

Stirling Work by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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 The Short Stirling won the distinction as the RAFs first purpose built four engine monoplane bomber.  A strong, highly complex design it gained a reputation as a pilots aircraft to fly being agile for a big bomber and demonstrating great character.  Well over 2000 Stirlings provided stout service for the RAF in a variety of extremely important roles throughout WW2.
Stirling Service by Philip West.
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 With his personal emblem of black and white fuselage band adorning his Fokker E.V, 153/18, Richard Wenzl briefly commanded Jasta 6, based at Bernes in August 1918, and claimed a modest 6 victories during his career with JG 1. The Fokker E.V was both fast and manoeuvrable, but a series of engine and structural failures meant that these exciting new machines saw only brief service before being re-worked to emerge as the D.VIII, sadly too late to make any impression on the war. Wenzl is shown here in combat with Sopwith Camels of 203 Sqn, assisted by Fokker D.VIIs, which served alongside the E.Vs of Jasta 6. The D.VII shown is that of Ltn d R Erich Just of Jasta 11, also based at Bernes.

Leutnant d R Richard Wenzl by Ivan Berryman. (AP)
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NAVAL PRINTS

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The nuclear-powered submarine HMS Repulse (S23) manoeuvres in preparation to berth at HMS Dolphin in Portsmouth harbour in the late 1970s.

HMS Dolphin by Ivan Berryman. (AP)
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 Admiral Cuthbert Collingwoods flagship the Royal Sovereign comes under intense fire from the black-painted Spanish 3-decker, Santa Ana, and the French 74 Fougueux, just prior to breaking through the Franco-Spanish line at Trafalgar.
HMS Royal Sovereign by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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With her mizzen top already gone and her sails aloft having received severe punishment, Victory breaks through the line behind the French flagship Bucentaure, delivering a shattering broadside into her stern.  So severe was this opening fire that the Bucentaure was effectively put out of the rest of the battle, although Admiral Villeneuve himself was to miraculously survive the carnage.  Beyong Victory can be seen the French Redoubtable, which is receiving fire from Victorys starboard guns, and the Spanish San Leandro is in the extreme distance.  Most of Victorys stunsails have been cut away, but it was her stunsail booms that became entangled with the rigging of the Redoubtable when she put her helm to port and ran onto her.  Admiral Nelson fell shortly afterward, having received a fatal wound from a musket ball fired by a French sharpshooter in Redoubtables mizzen fighting top.  The Temeraire can be seen approaching the fray to the right.

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

HMS Tiger by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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 The Leander class cruiser HMS Orion is shown departing Grand Harbour Malta late in 1945.

HMS Orion by Ivan Berryman.
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The cruiser HMS Frobisher dominates this scene off Houlgate at the Normandy landings of 1944.  The monitor HMS Roberts lies beyond Frobisher with a Large Infantry Landing Ship or LSI (L) unshipping its LCAs on the extreme right of the picture.  In the foreground, a motor launch attends a group of LCP (L)s as they head for the French beaches.  Two Spitfire Mk.IXs conduct sweeps overhead as Operation Neptune gathers momentum.

HMS Frobisher and HMS Roberts at Normandy by Ivan Berryman (P)
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 The heavy cruiser HMS Dorsetshire is brought up to sink the blazing wreck of the Bismarck with torpedoes at around 10:30 hours on the morning of May 27th 1941.  The once proud German ship had been ruthlessly pounded into a twisted and burning wreck by the British battleships Rodney and King George V.  HMS Dorsetshire and HMS Maori combed the area of the sinking for survivors, between them picking up a total of 110 out of an original complement of 2,300.

HMS Dorsetshire (The End of the Bismarck) by Ivan Berryman.
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 HMS Benbow was completed in 1914, built by Beardmore (launched 12th November 1913). On the 10th of December she joined the Grand Fleet serving with the 4th Battle squadron. She was the flagship to Admiral Douglas Gamble until he was replaced in February 1915 by Sir Doveton Sturdee. During  the Battle of Jutland. she suffered no damage. After the war she served from 1919 in the Mediterranean providing Gun fire support to the white Russians in the Black Sea until 1920. She remained in the Mediterranean until 1926 joining the Atlantic fleet for the next three years until 1929 when she was paid off and scrapped in March 1931.

HMS Benbow at the Battle of Jutland by Anthony Saunders. 
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MILITARY PRINTS

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 Trapped within a rapidly decreasing perimeter, the exhausted BEF along with elements of the French 1st Army appeared to be at the mercy of the mighty Luftwaffe. No one though had reckoned on the brilliant leadership of Admiral Ramsay nor the gallant and unstinting efforts of the military and civilians who managed to rescue over 330,000 troops in nine days.

Operation Dynamo, Dunkirk, France 24th May - 4th June 1940 by David Pentland. (Y)
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DHM817P.  1st Virginia Cavalry 1861 by Jim Lancia.

1st Virginia Cavalry 1861 by Jim Lancia (P)
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 Churchill MkIV tank of the 6th Guards Tank Brigade (comprised of 4th Battalion Grenadier Guards, 4th Battalion Coldstream Guards and 3rd Battalion Scots Guards), pass infantry of the 2nd Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders during the Battle for Caumont.

Operation Bluecoat, Normandy, 30th July 1944 by David Pentland. (GL)
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 Officer and sergeant of the 17th Light Dragoons in charge of Indian Irregular Cavalry.

Forward the Guns by Chris Collingwood. (Y)
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<b>Ex display prints in near perfect condition. </b>

The Charge of the 6th Inniskilling Dragoons at Tolnay by William Barnes Wollen. (Y)
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 Taking over command of the British Northern Army in 1777, Lt Gen Burgoyne began a march to Albany to join forces with Lt Gen Sir William Howe.  After taking Fort Ticonderoga on route he learned that Howe was leaving for Pennsylvania.  Becoming desperately short on supplies he decided to press on the Albany regardless but found the road blocked by a Continental army under Maj Gen Horatio Gates.  Burgoyne decided not to engage the enemys position frontally but to turn their left at Freemans Farm.  After a day of fierce fighting the British held the field but at a heavy price in casualties.  On the 7th October the Colonial army, after receiving continual reinforcements attacked Howes position (the battle became known as Bemis Heights) and he was forced to retire to Saratoga.

The 9th Regiment, at the Battle of Freemans Farm, September 19th 1777 by Brian Palmer
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 Commandos of 1st Special Service Brigade, led by Lord Lovat, are piped past the defenders of the Caen canal (Pegasus) bridge by piper Bill Millin. The bridge was originally taken in a coup de main attack by the gliders of 6th Airborne Divisions D Company, 2nd battalion Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, led by Major John Howard earlier that morning. Shortly afterwards the glider troops were reinforced by 7 Parachute Battalion, and together they held the area against German attacks until the main British forces landing at Sword beach could fight through to join them.

Piper Bill, Pegasus Bridge, Normandy, 13.00hrs, 6th June 1944 by David Pentland. (Y)
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 Panzer v Ausf. D Panthers of SS Panther Division Das Reich make their debut during the initial stages of the German summer offensive for Kursk. This unit with others of the SS Panzer Korps made the deepest advances into the well-prepared Soviet lines. Complete success however, was to elude them when outrunning their supporting divisions at Prokhorovka they were forced to halt for six days.

Operation Zitadelle by David Pentland. (GS)
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SPORT PRINTS

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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. (AP)
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 Richard Burns and Robert Reid.  Subaru Impreza WRC 99
Rain or Shine by Michael Thompson
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 The English football team for 2002.
England by Peter Deighan.
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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. (Y)
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MC0042P. Tomahawk by Mark Churms.

Tomahawk by Mark Churms. (P)
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FAR999. The Wild Card by Derrick Mark.
The Wild Card by Derrick Mark.
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Whilst flat-racing enthusiasts may argue which horse was the best Derby Winner, artist Peter Deighan was deciding for himself, he made a short list of six.  His canvas entitled Derby Winners depicts these six. They include the great Shergar, who ran the fastest Derby in history and won by a record ten lengths.  Also included are Golden Fleece, Reference Point, Teenoso, The Minstrel and the fantastic Nashwan.  Any of these could be classified as the greatest.

Derby Winners by Peter Deighan.
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 Neil Hodgson celebrates winning the World Superbike Championship at Assen, September 2003.
No.1 by Dave Foord. (Y)
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