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Greek Navy.   History and photographs of the Greek Navy, including the battleships Hydra and Spetsai, the cruiser Georgios Avaroff and the destroyers and frigates Nearchos and Limnos.

ARMOURED SHIPS
Basileos Georios Launched 1867 Stricken 1912 and sold  1915
Basilissa Olga Launched 1869 Scrapped 1925
Spetsai Class Armoured Ships
Spetsai Launched 1889 Scrapped 1929

The Greek battleship Spetsai at Malta in 1897.

8" x 4" photo from naval magazine 1897 available price £10. plus post order ref: V3/186  order magazine photograph here

Spetsai.

Sent in by Craig Johnson

Psara Launched 1890 Scrapped 1929

Greek battleship Psara in 1902. She was launched in February 1900 and measured 234 ft in length with a displacement of 4,885 tons and a speed of 17 knots.

Psara.

Contributed by Craig Johnson.

Hydra Launched 1889 Scrapped 1929

Battleship Hydra, launched in May 1889 and finally scrapped in 1929. Sister ships were the Spetsai and Psara pictured above.

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  © Walker Archive. Order Code PAN035

BATTLESHIPS
Kilkis (ex USS Mississippi)  30th September 1905 Used as a Floating battery at salamis, and was sunk by German JU87 on 23rd April 1941
Limnos  (ex USS Idaho) 9th December 1905 Used as a Floating battery at salamis, and was sunk by German JU87 on 23rd April 1941

Greek Battleship Limnos c.1912.

 
Salamis Launched 11th November 1914 Scrapped 1932
CRUISERS
NAUARCHOS MIAOULIS Launched 1879 Sold 1931
 
Hellas (originally Amalia) launched 1861 renamed in 1862, major ,re building in 1878 and after 1890 served as a training Hulk for  sea cadets. Scrapped 1906
 
(Georgios ) Averof 12th march 1910 Stricken 1946

Greek cruiser Georgios Avaroff pictured c.1928 after she had been reconstructed.

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  © Walker Archive. Order Code PAN034

The Cruiser Helle was initially being built for the Chinese Navy, to be called Fei Hung, but due to the Chinese Revolution she was offered for sale and purchased by Greece in 1914. During World war One Helle served with the French fleet between 191y6-1917 and between the wars. she was re constructed as a Cruiser Minelayer  in 1926 to 1928 by FCM La Seyne. Three new Oil Burning boiler built by yarrows were fitted,  and a Vicero fire control system also fitted. aswell as a new Bridge. All poop and rigging were removed.

Displacement: 2600 tons,.  Speed, 18 knots. Crew, 232,  Armament: Two 6 inch guns, Four 4-inch guns, two 3-inch Guns, Six  3pdr, and two 37mm Automatics, two 18-inch torpedo Tubes.

AFTER RE BUILD.  Displacement: 2115 tons,.  Speed, 20.5 knots. Crew, 232,  Armament: Three  6 inch guns, Two 4-inch guns, two 40mm AA Guns,  two 18-inch torpedo Tubes. and 110 mines

Helle 4th May 1912 Torpedoed and su8nk on the 15th August 1940 by Italian Submarine Delfino while at anchor off Tinos island before the Italian Invasion of Greece.
 
Helle 1951 Stricken 1964
DESTROYERS
NIKI CLASS DESTROYERS
Niki Launched 30th May 1906 Stricken 1945
Doxa Launched 18th July 1906 Sunk on the 27th June 1917, off Sicily by UB47, (while serving with the French Navy )
Aspis Launched 3rd April 1907 Stricken 1945
Velos Launched 8th May 1907 Stricken 1926
THYELLA  CLASS DESTROYERS
Thyella Launched 1906 Sunk by German aircraft on the 21st April 1941, in Vouliagmeni Bay
Nafkratousa Launched 1906 Wrecked on Milos island  in March 1921
Lonchi Launched 1907 Stricken 1926 and broken up in 1931
Sfendoni Launched 1907 Served with the Royal Navy between 1941 and 1945, Stricken 1945
AETOS  CLASS DESTROYERS

Initially ordered by the Argentinean Navy and were to be named San Luis, Santa Fe, Santiago and Tucuman. but were bought by Greece in 1912. During world war one they were seized by the French navy in 1916 and  served between 1917 and 1918 with them, all except Panthir. All four were re built at White ,in Cowes, Isle of Wight. between 1924,and 1925. they were rebuilt getting rid of the very distinct with their five funnels and replacing them with two funnels. Aetos, Ireax, and Panthir all served with the Royal Navy in the Mediterranean Fleet from 1941 to 1944, becoming station ships in 1945.

Aetos Launched February 1911 Stricken 1946
Ierax Launched march 1911 Stricken 1946
Panthir Launched April 1911 Stricken 1946
Leon Launched July 1911 Sunk in Suda Bay, Crete by German aircraft on the 15th May  1941
GERMAN V-1  CLASS DESTROYERS
Keravnos (ex V-5) Launched 22nd May 1912 Stricken 1919 Scrapped 1921-23
Nea Genea (ex V-6) Launched 29th February 1912 Stricken 1919 Scrapped 1921-23
 
Smyrni (ex Austro-Hungarian) Ulan Sold for scrap in 1931

Ex-US GLEAVES class destroyers

Doxa 21.5.51 Stricken 1972
Niki 18.4.51 Stricken 1972
Ex-US FLETCHER class destroyers 
Aspis 15.9.59 Stricken 1991
Lonchi 15.9.59 Stricken 10.10.90
Navarinon 27.9.62 Stricken 1981
Sfendoni 21.8.59 Training ship, stricken
Thyella 27.9.62 Stricken 1981
Velso 15.9.59 Stricken 1991
Nearchos 30.10.80 To Logistics Command 18.9.81

Ex US Fletcher class Destroyer (ex Wadsworth) Nearchos.

Acquired by the Greek Navy in October 1980

Kimon 18.9.81 Broken up 1993
Ex-US ALLEN M SUMNER class destroyers
Miaoulis 16.7.71 Stricken 1992
ex-US GEARING class destroyers
Kanaris 1.7.72 Stricken 1994
Kountouriotis 10.7.73 Stricken 1994
Sachtouris 4.12.73 Stricken 1993
Themistocles 30.1.71 Stricken 1992
Apostolis 17.3.77 Stricken 1994
Kreizis 2.8.80 Stricken 1993
8.7.81 Stricken 1994
Ex-US CHARLES F ADAMS class destroyers
Kimon 13.9.91 In service 1995
Nearchos 1.10.92 In service 1995
Formion 1.10.92 In service 1995
Themistocles 1.10.92 In service 1995
Ex-US CANNON class destroyer escorts
Aetos 15.3.51 Stricken 1991
Heirax 15.3.51 Stricken 1991
Leon 15.1.51 Stricken 1991
Panthir 15.1.51 Stricken 1992
FRIGATES

Ex-West German RHEIN class frigate/support ships

Aegeon 6.7.76 Stricken 1991

Ex-Netherlands KORTENAER (STANDARD) class frigates         Armament: 8 Harpoon SSM, 1 Aspide SAM, 2-76mm OTO Melara, 2-20mm Phalanx CIWS, 4-324mm Mk 32 ASW TT, 2 helicopters          

Elli F450 26th June 1981 In service 1995
Limnos F451 26th June 1981 In service 1995

F451 Limnos.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  PD453

Greek N S Limnos.  Entering Malta, May 1995.

Greek Frigate Limnos, ex - Dutch Witte de With.  Acquired by the Greek Navy 26th June 1981.

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  GM136

Aegeon F460 14th May 1993 In service
Adrias F459 30th March 1994 In service
Navarinon F461 1st February 1995 In service
Kountouriotis F462 - In service
Bouboulina F463 - In service

F463 Bouboulina at Malta.

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F463 Bouboulina at Malta.

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F463 Bouboulina at Malta.

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Kanaris F464 - In service
Themistoklis F465 - In service
Nikiforos Fokas F466 - In service

MEKO 200 Mk 3 class frigates             Displacement: 2710t standard; 3200t full load           Armament: 8 Harpoon SSM, 1 Mk 48 VLS, 1-5in/54 Mk 45, 2-20mm phalanx CIWS, 6-324mm Mk 32 ASW TT, 1 helicopter            Complement: 173 (22 officers)

Hydra 25th June 1991 In service

F452 Hydra, 16th May 2005.

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F452 Hydra, 16th May 2005.

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F452 Hydra, 16th May 2005.

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Hydra, 16th May 2005.

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Spetsai 9.12.93 In Service
Psara Commissioned 1998 In service

F454 Psara at Malta.

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F454 Psara at Malta.

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F454 Psara at Malta.

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Salamis Commissioned 1998 In Service

Ex-US KNOX class frigates

Ipiros 30.8.92 In service
Theaki 30.7.92 In service
Makedonia 25.7.92 In service
SUBMARINES
Ex-US GATO class submarines
Amfitriti 21.4.58 Stricken 1972
Poseidon 8.8.57 Stricken 1976
Ex-US BALAO class submarine
Triaina 26.2.65 Training Ship 1982
Ex-US BALAO class submarine
Papanikolis 26.7.72 Stricken 1993
Ex-US TENCH class submarine
Katsonis 29.10.73 Stricken 1993
GLAVKOS class submarines              Displacement: 1105t/1230t normal              Armament: 8-533mm TT (bow; 14 torpedoes)          Complement: 31
Glavkos 15.9.70 In service 1995
Nereus 7.6.71 In service 1995
Triton 19.10.71 In service 1995
Proteus 1.2.72 In service 1995
Poseidon 21.3.78 In service 1995
Amfitriti 14.6.78 In service 1995
Okeanos 16.11.78 In service 1995
Pontos 22.3.79 In service 1995
 

Delfin (ex - HMS Vengeful) ready for scrapping at Gateshead, March 1958.

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  XMP2403

Original republished © MPL Photograph (Postcard Size).  Price £5 Click here to order.  Order Code  MP2403

Delfin (ex - HMS Vengeful) ready for scrapping at Gateshead.

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CORVETTES

Ex-British ALGERINE class corvettes
Armatolos 1947 Stricken 1977
Machitis 1947 Stricken 1976
Navmachos 1947 Stricken 1976
Polemistis 1947 Stricken 1977
Pyropolitis 1947 Stricken 1977
Ex-German THETIS class corvettes
Niki 6 Sept 1991 In service
Doxa 6 Sept 1991 In service
Elevtheria 7 Sept 1991 In service
Karteria 7 Sept 1991 In service
TORPEDO BOATS
CHIOS CLASS TORPEDO BOATS
Chios (NF 7 ) Launched 1881 Stricken 1910
Cyprus (NF 17 ) Launched 1881 Stricken 1910
Kos  (NF9 ) Launched 1881 Stricken 1910
Mytelene (NF8 ) Launched 1881 Stricken 1910
Rhodes (NF 10 ) Launched 1881 Stricken 1910
Samos( NF 7 ) Launched 1881 Stricken 1910
KALITHEA CLASS TORPEDO BOATS
Kalithea Launched 1881
Pherinika Launched 1881
Persephone Launched 1881
Terpsichore Launched 1881
Terpsithea Launched 1881
Vulcan Built V Class Torpedo Boats
V11  (NF 11) Launched 1885 Wrecked on the 13th April 1913 near Mudross Bay (Lemnos)
V12 Launched 1885 Boiler Exploded and sunk 28th March 1900, salamis Channel
V13 Launched 1885 Stricken 1919
V14 Launched 1885 Stricken 1919
V15 Launched 1885 Stricken 1919
V16 Launched 1885 Stricken 1919
 
Delas 1879
Sappho 1879
Sphinx 1879 Stricken 1901, used as water barge until being scrapped 1933
Ionia  (NF 18) 1879 sold 1913

ALFA CLASS TORPEDO BOATS (GUN BOATS)

Alpha 1880 Stricken 1915 and sold 1921
Beta 1880 Sold to private company 1912 and purchased by Serbia becoming Serbija (qv)
Delta 1880 Stricken 1915 and sold 1921
Gamma 1880 Sunk 1918
Norwegian TJELD type motor torpedo-boats
Andromeda 1967 Stricken 1983
Iniohos 1967 Stricken 1972
Kastor 1967 Stricken 1983
Kykonos 1967 Stricken 1983
Pigasos 1967 Stricken 1983
Toxotis 1967 Stricken 1983
British BRAVE type motor torpedo-boat
Astrapi 10 Jan 1962 Refitted in 1968 & discarded in 1979
British FEROCITY type motor torpedo-boat
Aiolos 26 Oct 1961 Bought by Greece in April 1967 & renamed 'Aiolos', stricken 1976
Ex-West German SILBERMOWE class motor torpedo-boats
Delphin 17 Dec 1968 Stricken 1974
Drakon 17 Dec 1968 Stricken 1974
Polikos 17 Dec 1968 Stricken 1974
Polidefkis 17 Dec 1968 Stricken 1974
Foinix 17 Dec 1968 Stricken 1974
Ex-West German JAGUAR class motor torpedo-boats
Hesperos 24 March 1977 Renumbered  in 1980 (P 196), In service 1995
Kataigis 12 Dec 1976 Renumbered  in 1980 (P 197), Stricken 1981 to provide spares to active boats
Kentauros 22 May 1977 Renumbered  in 1980 (P 198), Stricken 1985 to provide spares to active boats
Kyklon 12 Dec 1976 Renumbered  in 1980 (P 199), In service 1995
Laiaps 24 March 1977 Renumbered  in 1980 (P 228), In service 1995
Scorpios 22 May 1977 Renumbered  in 1980 (P 229), In service 1995
Tyfon 12 Dec 1976 Renumbered  in 1980 (P 230), In service 1995

KELEFSTIS STAMOU class fast attack craft             Displacement: 80t standard; 115t full load           Armament: 4 SS 12 SSM, 1-40mm, 1-20mm               Complement: 17

Diopos Antoniou - Re numbered (P 287) 1980, In service 1995
Kelefstis Stamou - Re numbered (P 288) 1980, In service 1995

French LA COMBATTANTE II type fast attack craft           Displacement: 234t standard; 225t full load           Armament: 4 MM38 Exocet SSM, 4-35mm, 2-21in TT             Complement: 40

A Anninos 8 Sep 1971 In service 1995
I Arliotis 26 Apr 1971 In service 1995
I Konidis 26 Jan 1971 In service 1995
I Batsis 20 Dec 1971 In service 1995

French LA COMBATTANTE III type fast attack craft              Displacement: 359t standard; 425t full load             Armament: 4 MM38 Exocet SSM, SSM, 2-76mm/62, 4-30mm, 2-533mm TT             Complement: 42

A Laskos 6 July 1976 In service 1995
A Blessas 10 Nov 1976 In service 1995
A Troupakis 6 Jan 1977 In service 1995
I Mykonios 5 May 1977 In service 1995

2nd Group

Simeoforos Kavaloudis 10 Nov 1979 In service 1995
A Kostakos 9 Sep 1980 In service 1995
I Deyiannis Dec 1980 In service 1995
Simeoforos Xenos 24 Mar 1981 In service 1995
Simeeoforos Simitzopoulos June 1981 In service 1995
Simeoforos Starakis 12 Oct 1981 In service 1995

OSPREY 55 class fast attack craft (missile)             Displacement: 515t full load              Armament: 1-40mm Bofors, 2-20mm Rheinmetall, mines              Complement: 36

Armatolos 19.12.89 In service 1995
Navhamos 16.5.90 In service 1995
Ex-German S 41 class fast attack craft (missile)            Displacement: 555t full load            Armament: 1-76mm/61 OTO Melara, 2-40mm Breda, 2-20mm Rheinmetall, mines             Complement: 36 (+ 25 troops)          
P 6142 1992 In service 1995
P 6152 1992 In service 1995
MINE WARFARE VESSELS
Ex-US MMC type coastal minelayers
Aktion 1 Dec 1953 In service 1995
Amvrakia 1 Dec 1953 In service 1995
Ex-US ADJUTANT class coastal minesweepers
Atalanti 29 July 1969 In service 1995
Antiopi 29 July 1969 In service 1995
Faedra 26 Sep 1969 In service 1995
Thalia 26 Sep 1969 In service 1995
Niovi 26 Sep 1969 In service 1995
Erato Commissioned 1995 In service 2003

M60 Erato at Malta, September 2001.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  PD1574

M60 Erato at Malta, September 2001.

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M60 Erato at Malta, September 2001.

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M60 Erato at Malta, September 2001.

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M60 Erato at Malta, April 2003.

Atalanti Class minesweeper, ex Italian Castagno, commissioned 1995.

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Evniki Commissioned 1995 In service 2002

M61 Evniki at Malta, February 2002.

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M61 Evniki at Malta, February 2002.

Atalanti class Minesweeper, Ex - Gelso.

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M61 Evniki at Malta, February 2002.

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M61 Evniki at Malta, February 2002.

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US FALCON class coastal minesweepers
Aedon - In service 1995
Klio - In service 1995
Aigli - In service 1995
Alkyon - In service 1995
Avra - In service 1995
Dafni - In service 1995
Kichli - In service 1995
Kissa - In service 1995

Kissa at Malta.

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Kissa at Malta.

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Pleias - In service 1995

PATROL CRAFT

Ex-US PGM 9 class patrol vessels
A Laskos 1943-44 Stricken 1971
A Pezopoulos 1943-44 Stricken 1977
P Meletopoulous 1943-44 Stricken 1971
P Arsanoglou 1943-44 Stricken 1979
P Chadzikonstandis 1943-44 Stricken 1979
P Blessas 1943-44 Stricken 1963
Ex-US LSSL type patrol vessels
P Mariadakis June 1958 Stricken 1976
P Vlachavas 12 August 1957 Stricken 1976

Ex-US ASHEVILLE class large patrol vessels 

Ormi 22 Nov 1989 In service 1995
Tolm 22 Nov 1989 In service 1995
P 100 class large patrol craft           Displacement: 555t full load           Armament: 1-76mm/61 OTO Melara, 2-40mm Breda, 2-20mm Rheinmetall, mines             Complement: 36 (+ 25 troops)
Pyropolitis 16.9.92 In service 1995
Polemistis - In service 1995

P61 Polemistis at Malta, September 2002.

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P61 Polemistis at Malta, September 2002.

P100 Class Large Patrol Boat, commissioned 1995.

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P61 Polemistis at Malta, September 2002.

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P61 Polemistis at Malta, September 2002.

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P61 Polemistis at Malta, September 2002.

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P61 Polemistis at Malta, September 2002.

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AMPHIBIOUS WARFARE VESSELS
Ex-US LSD type dock landing ships
Nafkratoussa 1953 Stricken 1971
Nafkratoussa 1971 In service 1995
Ex-British LST (3) type tank landing ships
Axios 1947 Returned June 1962
Strymon 1947 Returned June 1962
Alfios 1947 Returned Aug 1963
Acheloos 1947 Stricken 1964
Pinios 1947 Stricken 1964
Aliakmon 1947 Stricken 1968-69
Ex-US LSM 1 class medium landing ships
I Grigoropoulos 30 Oct 1958 Stricken 1993
I Tournas 3 Nov 1958 Stricken 1990
I Daniolos 30 Oct 1958 Stricken 1993
I Roussen 3 Nov 1958 In service 1995
I Krystalidis 30 Oct 1958 In service 1995
I Merlin 30 Oct 1958 Sunk in a collision with a super tanker 15 Nov 1972
Ex-US LST I class tank landing ships
Lesbos 9 Aug 1960 Stricken 1994
Rodos 9 Aug 1960 To follow as the new Chios class LST's enter service
Syros 29 May 1964 To follow as the new Chios class LST's enter service
Ex-US LST 511 class tank landing ships
Ikaria 9 August 1960 In service 1995
Kriti Marc 1971 In service 1995
Ex-US TERREBONNE PARISH class tank landing ships
Inouse Bought by Greece 17 Mar 1977 In service 1995
Kos Bought by Greece 17 Mar 1977 In service 1995
CHIOS class tank landing ships             Displacement: 4400t full load             Armament: 1-76mm/62 OTO Melara, 2-40mm Bofors, 4-20mm             Complement: 108 (+ 303 troops)
Chios 16.12.88 In service 1995
Samos 6.4.89 Completing 
Ikaria - Completing 
Lesbos - Building
Rodos - Building
Ex-BRITISH (4) type tank landing craft
Amorgas 1964 Stricken 1968
Anafi 1964 Stricken 1968
Kandados 1964 Stricken 1968
Kithera 1964 Stricken 1968, re-acquired by Greek Navy & still in service 1995
Malakassi 1964 Stricken 1968
Milos 1964 Stricken 1968, re-acquired by Greek Navy & still in service 1995
Palaiochori 1964 Stricken 1968
Serifos 1964 Stricken 1968
Sofades 1964 Stricken 1968
Thira 1964 Stricken 1968
Vraghni 1964 Stricken 1968
Ex-US LCU 501 class utility landing craft
Kassos 1962 In service 1995
Karpathos 1962 In service 1995
Kimolos 1962 In service 1995
Kea 1961 In service 1995
Kithnos 1961 Deleted 1991-92
Sifnos 1961 In service 1995
Skopelos 1959 In service 1995
Skiathos 1959 In service 1995
Ex-German BUTT class utility landing craft
Ios 31.1.92 In service 1995
Sikinos 31.1.92 In service 1995
Irakleia 31.1.92 In service 1995
Folengandros 31.1.92 In service 1995
Naxos 16.11.89 In service 1995
Paros 16.11.89 In service 1995
L180 20.10.92 In service 1995
L181 20.10.92 In service 1995
Ex-German KLASSE 521 landing craft
ABM 20 5 March 1991 In service 1995
ABM 21 25 April 1991 In service 1995
ABM 22 25 April 1991 In service 1995
ABM 23 25 April 1991 In service 1995
ABM 24 25 April 1991 In service 1995
ABM 25 25 April 1991 In service 1995
ABM 26 25 April 1991 In service 1995
ABM 27 25 April 1991 In service 1995
ABM 28 25 April 1991 In service 1995
ABM 29 25 April 1991 In service 1995
ABM 30 25 April 1991 In service 1995
SLOOPS
Hellas 1861
GUN BOATS
Ambrakia 1881 rebuilt in 1910 discarded in 1931
Akteon 1881 re-built in 1910, after WW1 served in French Navy 1917-1918 scrapped 1920
ACHELAOS CLASS GUN BOATS
Achelaos 1884 Rebuilt 1895-1897. seized by the French in 1916, Stricken in 1925
Alpheos 1884 Rebuilt 1895-1897. seized by the French in 1916,  became a surveying ship in 1919, renamed in 1925 as Naftilos and Stricken in 1936
Eurotas 1884? Rebuilt 1895-1897. seized by the French in 1916, Stricken in 1925
Peneos 1884? Rebuilt 1895-1897. seized by the French in 1916, Used as a light house tender in 1919 and Stricken in 1930
KISSA CLASS GUN BOATS
Kissa 1884 Became a lighthouse tender until 1937/38
Aidon 1884 Wrecked  1924 off Aegina Island
Kichli 1884 used as a Auxiliary ship until 1941 when seized by German forces, recovered in 1944 and scrapped in 1945
PARALOS CLASS Gun Boat
Paralos 1858 Stricken in 1907 and became a floating warehouse until 1913
Salaminia 1858 Light house tender in 1907 between 1910 and 18920 became a ferry Scrapped 1923
PLIXAVRA CLASS GUN BOAT
Plixavra 1857 Scrapped 1926
Afroessa 1857 Stricken 1904 and hulked, finally scrapped 1909
Syros (ex Panopi) 1858 Sold 1921
AUXILIARIES
Axios Class Replenishment Ships
A464 Axios (ex - German Coburg) 1991 In service 2005

A470 Axios at Malta, November 2000.

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A470 Axios at Malta, November 2000.

Axios class Replenishment Ship. (ex - German Rhein Class Coburg).

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A470 Aliakmon (ex - German Saarburg) 1994 In service 2005
 
A74 Aris  1981 In service 2005

A74 Aris.

Training Ship, launched 4th October 1978.

From the collection of Patrick D'Agostino. No Reproductions Available. PDX039

A74 Aris

From the collection of Patrick D'Agostino. No Reproductions Available. PDX040

A74 Aris at Malta, 5th September 2001.

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A74 Aris at Malta, September 2001.

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A74 Aris at Malta, September 2001.

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A74 Aris at Malta, September 2001.

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A74 Aris at Malta, September 2001.

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A74 Aris at Malta, September 2001.

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An ammunitions factory possibly somewhere in Greece. 

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P267 Nikiforos at Malta.

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P267 Nikiforos at Malta.

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P267 Nikiforos at Malta.

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P267 Nikiforos at Malta.

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P267 Nikiforos at Malta.

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Lancaster CF-X (LM384) of 625 Squadron.  On the Leipzig raid on the evening of 19th/20th February 1944 approx 47 Lancasters were shot down or failed to return, that is over 300 airmen.  Lancaster CF-X (LM384) was taking part in the bombing raids that were a build up to the D-Day landings of June 1944.  Leipzig was seen as a high value target due to its oil and synthetic fuel production.  The Lancaster took off from Kelstern in Lincolnshire just before midnight.  Unfortunately LM384 did not come back as was the case with many others - the aircraft was lost and crashed just outside the tiny village of Bledeln in Germany.  The Pastor of the village, Herr Duncker, kept a diary throughout the war and has an account of the plane crash and the subsequent burial of the crew.  All of the crew died in the crash except one - bomb aimer George Paterson who was interned in Stalag 357 Kopernikus.  The rest of the crew were given a Christian burial and stayed there until the end of the war, when the war graves commission disinterred the crew and reburied them in the Hannover war cemetery.

Last Long Shadow by Anthony Saunders. (B)
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 Squadron Leader J R Baldwin passes above a section of Mulberry Harbour near Arromanches, late in June 1944, his personalised Hawker Typhoon bearing the codes JBII.

JBII - Hawker Typhoon of Wing Commander J R Baldwin by Ivan Berryman.
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 Undoubtedly one of the truly great Aces of the First World War, William Billy Bishop became celebrated for his technique of actively seeking out the enemy and bringing the fight to him, rather than the more usual practice of patrolling in search of enemy activity. An example of this was his single-handed attack on a German airfield in June 1917 when he destroyed not only a number of aircraft on the ground, but then successfully despatched another seven Albatross scouts that took off to engage him. For this action, he was awarded the Victoria Cross in August 1917 and his final tally when the war ended was 72 confirmed victories. He is depicted here in his Nieuport Scout B1566 in combat with a Pfalz D.III.

Captain William Billy Bishop by Ivan Berryman. (GL)
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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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Hurricane LK-M of No.87 Squadron piloted by Flt Lt Alex Thom DFC limps over the south coast of England on 19th August 1942. While supporting troops on the ground at Dieppe, the Hurricane was hit by ground fire and lost oil pressure. Alex Thom got the damaged aircraft back to Britain, making a forced landing at East Den. Ferried back to 87 Sqns airfield, he immediately set off once more for Dieppe in Hurricane LK-A.

A Welcome Shore by Ivan Berryman.
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 On the night of 12th September 1944, Lancaster NF958 (LS-M) of No.15 Sqn was lost in the skies above Mannheim when it was attacked by the Messerschmitt Bf.110G-2 of Ofw Ludwig Schmidt of II/NGJ 6, the bomber receiving hits to the bomb bay which ignited the incendiaries still in their racks.  Five of the crew bailed out and were taken prisoner of war once captured.  The pilot, F/O Norman Overend RNZAF, did not escape the aircraft.  Flt Sgt Harry A Beverton was seen to leave the stricken Lancaster but was not seen again.<br><br><b>Crew of <i>Lancaster LS-M</i> :</b><br><br>F/O Norman Overend RNZAF<br>Sgt Barry J Howarth <i>(survived)</i><br>Sgt George B Thomson <i>(survived)</i><br>Flt Sgt John D Jones <i>(survived)</i><br>Flt Sgt Robert P E Kendall <i>(survived)</i><br>Flt Sgt Harry A Beverton<br>Sgt I Spagatner <i>(survived)</i>.

Incident over Mannheim by Ivan Berryman.
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 One of the most notable pilots of 3 Squadron was the Frenchman Pierre Clostermann who enjoyed much success flying Spitfires with the Free French 341 <i>Alsace</i> Squadron before moving to 602 and 274 Squadrons RAF.  Once on the strength of 3 Squadron, however, he quickly got to grips with the mighty Hawker Tempest V in which he downed two Focke-Wulf Fw.190D-9s on 20th April 1945, just two of the confirmed 12 aircraft destroyed whilst flying the Tempest, plus 6 shared and two probables.  He is shown here flying Tempest V NV724, bearing the legend <i>Le Grand Charles</i> and the Squadron badge on the tailfin.

Tribute to Flt Lt Pierre Clostermann by Ivan Berryman.
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 The Royal Air Force is currently the largest operator of the Boeing Chinook after the United States, this ubiquitous helicopter now equipping  No.s 7, 18 and 27 Sqn based at RAF Odiham.  Deployed in Afghanistan, the flight and ground crew operate jointly as the Expeditionary Chinook Engineering Squadron (ExCES), No.1310 Flight.  Here, a Chinook is depicted ferrying an underslung re-supply load out of Camp Bastion in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

A Vital Role by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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RFA Fort Austin makes a leisurely rendezvous at sunset with the Polaris submarine HMS Renown on patrol somewhere in mid ocean. Soon a rubber inflatable will be launched from the Fort, and mail and fresh fruit and vegetables will be transferred before darkness sets in and makes the operation more hazardous.

The Rendezvous by Robert Barbour.
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 Admiral von Spees Flagship SMS Scharnhorst leads SMS Gneisenau in the opening stages of engaging the Royal Naval ships east of the Falklands, 8th December 1914.

Battle of the Falkland Islands by Randall Wilson. (Y)
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 HMS Medway was the first Royal navy submarine Depot ship that was designed for the purpose from the outset. She is shown here with a quintet of T-class submarines on her starboard side, whilst an elderly L-Class begins  to move away having completed replenishment. HMS Medway was sunk on 30th June 1940 having been torpedoed by U-372 off Alexandria.

HMS Medway by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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  Down by the bows, the battered Seydlitz returns to the Jade after being heavily involved in the gun line action at Jutland.

SMS Seydlitz 1916 by Randall Wilson (P)
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Wednesday, April 10th, 1912. The mighty liner Titanic is shown at anchor in Cherbourg Harbour, all lights ablaze.  Due to her size, she can't pull into port as the piers are too small.  Instead, she is anchored offshore.  Cherbourg passengers finally board tenders and wait to be ferried out to Titanic.  Mail is brought aboard.  By 8:30 p.m. the anchor is raised and the Titanic leaves for Queenstown, Ireland.

RMS Titanic at Cherbourg by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 Sunset over Aboukir Bay on 1st August 1798 as ships of the Royal Navy, led by Nelson, conduct their ruthless destruction of the anchored French fleet. Ships shown from left to right. HMS Orion, Spartiate, Aquilon, Peuple Souvrain, HMS Defence, HMS Minotaur and HMS Swiftsure.

Battle of the Nile by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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 Pride of the Royal Navy, the mighty Hood rolls majestically in the north Atlantic swell as HMS Prince of Wales holds station off her starboard bow.

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

Pedestal Convoy by Anthony Saunders (Y)
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 Marshal Ney charging at the head of the French cavalry against the British Squares. Of all Napoleons Generals at Waterloo none distinguished himself more than Marshal Ney, Prince of the Moskowa, the splendid warrior upon whom his Imperial master had conferred the proud title of Le Brave des Braves (The Bravest of the Brave) Twice he led the attack on the British centre, first at the head of the cavalry and then with the Old Guard, and he only retired from the field at nightfall, after five horses had been killed under him.

Marshal Ney at the Battle of Waterloo by Mark Churms.
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 Depicting Jeromes Infantry attacking the South gate of the Chateau during the battle of Waterloo.

Hogoumont by Mark Churms. (B)
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 Superb figure study of the 82nd Airborne in 1944.

82nd Airborne by Chris Collingwood. (Y)
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DHM406.  Allied Generals Before Sebastopol by Thomas Jones Barker.

Allied Generals Before Sebastopol by Thomas Jones Barker.
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DHM889.  Winter Fishing by Alan Herriot.

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

David and Goliath, Vernon, France, 27th August 1944 by David Pentland. (GS)
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<b>Ex-display prints in near perfect condition. </b>

With Banners Bravely Spread by Sir John Gilbert. (Y)
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Napoleon is shown taking leave of the Imperial Guard outside the Palace of Fontainbleau. With a dramatic final gesture, I cannot embrace you all but I shall embrace your General, and after General Petit, he kissed the eagle of the 1st Grenadiers whose bearer, Lieut Fortin covers his face. The officers at the right are representative of the Allied armies and are considerably less affected by the scene than the Frenchman.

Les Adieux de Fontainebleau by Horace Vernet (B)
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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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DH007. Steady Johnnie Steady by Erskine Nicol.
Steady Johnnie Steady by Erskine Nicol.
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 McLaren M26 Ford Cosworth.  World Champion 1976.
James Hunt by Michael Thompson.
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Johnny Herbert is shown in the Benetton B195.  Herbert took a deserved victory at his home British Grand Prix at Silverstone, beating the Ferrari of Frenchman Jean Alesi into second place by more than 16 seconds, and ahead of fellow briton David Coulthard in the third placed Williams.  He also claimed victory at the Italian Grand Prix at Monza.  Along with Michael Schumachers nine victories, Herbert  helped Benetton win their first constructors championship in the 1995 season.  The Formula One Benetton B195 was designed by Rory Byrne and Ross Brawn for use in the 1995 Formula One season by Benetton.  The B195 was almost identical to the B194 but for a change of engine supplier from Ford to Renault V10 engine, the same type the rival Williams team was using.  With his first two Formula One wins under his belt in 1995, Johnny Herbert won just one more race, winning at the Nurburgring at the European Grand Prix in 1999, racing for Stewart Ford.  He retired from Formula One in 2000.

Johnny Herbert/ Benetton B.195 by Ivan Berryman
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 Jacques Villeneuve.

The Maple Leaf Maestro by Stuart Coffield
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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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Epsom Trophy, Polo Championship

Epsom Trophy by Mark Churms. (AP)
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 Ally McCoist of Glasgow Rangers and Scotland.  Produced to celebrate Scotlands most prolific goalscorer.  Super Ally became nothing short of a legend during his tenure with Glasgow Rangers of the Premier League.  It was not until Graeme Sounes took over as player manager of Rangers that McCoist really hit his stride and began to excel himself as the most prodigious goalscorer in the history of Scottish football.  Allys unprecedented career includes over 300 league goals for Rangers helping the club to 9 titles in a row, a Scottish Cup Winners medal, 2 UEFA Golden Boot awards, Scottish player of the year 91/92 and 61 Caps for his country resulting in 19 international goals.  Ally became one of Glasgow Rangers and Scotlands all time football heroes, and is now part of the Rangers coaching staff under Walter Smith.

Ally McCoist MBE by Scott Bridges.
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