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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

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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).

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  PD654

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

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

Little Nellie by Robert Tomlin. (Y)
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 Two Fairey Firefly fighter-bombers of 810 Sqn, Fleet Air Arm, overfly the carrier HMS Theseus during the Korean War.

HMS Theseus by Ivan Berryman.
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 Watched by keen eyes, an Upkeep bomb arrives on the threshold to be loaded onto the special cradle beneath a Lancaster of 617 Dambusters Squadron on the eve of their perilous journey to the Ruhr Valley on the night of 16th May 1943 when the Möhne and Eder dams were breached under the codename Operation Chastise.

Bombing Up by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 The afternoon of 25th July 1940 was a desperate one for the already exhausted fighter pilots of the RAF defending the South coast of England.  As convoy CW8 made its way through the English Channel, sixty JU.87 Stukas and forty JU.88 bombers launched a brutal attack on the ships below, backed up by fighter cover of over 50 Messerscmitt Bf.109s.  Eight Spitfires of 64 Sqn (Kenley) were scrambled, together with twelve Spitfires of 54 Sqn (Hornchurch) and Hurricanes of 111 Sqn from Croydon.  The British pilots found themselves massively outnumbered, but nevertheless put up a spirited fight against the teeming enemy.  This painting shows Spitfires of 54 Sqn entering the fray, the pilots scattering as they choose their targets and go after the JU.87s. To the right of this, Bf.109Es of JG.26 are roaring in to join battle, whilst Adolf Gallands aircraft engages a Hurricane of 111 Sqn.

A Day for Heroes by Ivan Berryman.
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VAR325.  Duxford and Shuttleworth by John Wincentzen.

Duxford and Shuttleworth by John Wincentzen.
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 At the end of its landing run and streaming the unmistakable scarlet brake parachute with its characteristic tuck at the bottom, an SR-71 prepares to turn off of the runway after another Hot Flight.   Retired in favour of other technology including satellite surveillance a small number of these remarkable aircraft were due to start back in service at the end of 1996.  There were jobs that just could not be done by any other system, even the most sophisticated modern technology failing to address all of the incredible capabilities of one of the most advanced aircraft of all time.

The Black is Back by Robert Tomlin.
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 A de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth over Hatfield Aerodrome, early in 1939.  Hatfield was the home of the de Havilland Aircraft Company and No.1 Elementary Flying Training School.

First Solo by John Young. (Y)
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NAVAL PRINTS

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 Spitfire of 761 Training Squadron (attached to the Royal Navy) flies over the Forth Railway Bridge on the eve of World War Two, also shown is HMS Royal Oak departing Rosyth for the open sea.

Land, Sea and Air by Ivan Berryman. (C)
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 The Type 22 Broadsword Class frigate HMS Cumberland (F85) enters Grand Harbour, Malta, during the evacuation of Libyan refugees in the Spring of 2011, during which time she rescued 454 people from the uprising as well as enforcing an arms embargo before returning to her home port of Plymouth in readiness for decommissioning in June 2011.

HMS Cumberland by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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B65AP. HMS King George V by Ivan Berryman.

HMS King George V by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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Having taken terrible punishment from the guns of the allied French and Spanish fleet as she broke through the line, HMS Victory found herself engaged by the French Redoutable, a bitter battle that saw the two ships locked together, pouring shot into one another with terrifying ferocity and which left the British Admiral, Lord Horatio Nelson fatally wounded. In the background, HMS Neptune is emerging through the gunsmoke and is about to pass the wreck of the French flagship Bucentaure which Victory so spectacularly routed as she passed through the allied line. HMS Temeraire, which followed Victory through, and which was also to become embroiled on the Redoutables fight, is obscured by the smoke beyond the British flagship.

The Battle of Trafalgar, 1.00pm by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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 Wearing her unusual black and white disruptive colour scheme, HMS Repulse is pictured as part of Force Z in company with HMS Prince of Wales and the destroyer Vampire. These two mighty battleships were to be lost within hours of each other, the victims of intense Japanese air strikes. Vampire and the destroyer Electra were on hand to pick up survivors from both ships.

HMS Repulse by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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 Besstrashniy (meaning Fearless) 434 heavy rocket ASW Destroyer is shown swinging to the port side of Pyotr Velikiy (meaning Peter the Great) a Kirov Class Cruiser as they clear a path for the carrier Minsk.

Arctic Waters by Randall Wilson.
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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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 HMS Vanguard in company with HMS Indefatigable.

HMS Vanguard by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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MILITARY PRINTS

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 Having made contact the previous evening with troops of 4th Infantry Division pushing inland from Utah Beach, paratroopers of the 101st Airborne division The Screaming Eagles help mop up the pockets of German resistance in their general advance towards Carentan.

Screaming Eagles in Normandy, 7th June 1944 by David Pentland. (P)
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 The Old Guard being asked to surrender at the end of the Battle of Waterloo.
The Last Stand of the Old Guard by Robert Hillingford. (Y)
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 The painting shows a gun team of the Royal Horse Artillery with wounded soldiers on the Limber during the retreat to Corunna in the winter of 1808-1809, during the Peninsula War.

Halt on a Forced March by Lady Elizabeth Butler. (Y)
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French skirmishers engaging Prussians during an attack in Metz during August 1870.  
Surprise attack in the Suburbs of Metz by Alphonse de Neuville.
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 The 2nd Battalion Worcester Regiment and South Wales Borderers arriving in the grounds of the Chateau at Gheluvelt after their historic counter attack on 31st October 1914.

Battle of Gheluvelt, 31st October 1914 by J P Beadle. (Y)
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 Banikju, Northern Helmand, Afghanistan, 2007. A team from 42 Royal Marines Commando break into a suspected hostile compound during <i>Operation Volcano</i>.

The Hole in the Wall Gang by David Pentland.
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First China War.

The Madras Foot Artillery at the Assault on Chin-Kiang-Foo, 21st July 1842 by David Rowlands. (B)
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 The storming on the night of April 6th 1812 of Badajoz astle proved to be Wellingtons bloodiest siege. Depicted here are soldiers of the 88th Connaught Rangers (famously the Devils Own) and part of Pictons 3rd Division, successfully escalading the high walls of the fortress.

Storming of Badajoz by Chris Collingwood. (Y)
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SPORT PRINTS

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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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SPC5002. Jeremy Guscott by Robert Highton.

Jeremy Guscott by Robert Highton.
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FAR999. The Wild Card by Derrick Mark.
The Wild Card by Derrick Mark.
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 Celebrating Englands 1980 Five Nations Grand Slam. After the 70s had been dominated by the Welsh, England battled through an exceptionally tough campaign to win their first Grand Slam in 23 years.

1980 Grand Slam by James Owen. (Y)
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 Peter Deighan has superbly captured Jimmy White, John Parrot, Stephen Hendry, James Wattana, John Higgins, Ken Doherty, Ronnie OSullivan and of course the centrepiece, a magnificent study of former World Champion Steve Davis as he Ponders his next shot.  A must for all snooker rooms, clubs and players of this wonderful game.

Kings of the Baize II by Peter Deighan
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David Coulthard made his Grand Prix debut at the Spanish Grand Prix in 1994.  Only an electrical problem with his Williams Renault stopped Coulthard finishing 3rd in his first ever Grand Prix.  This performance was enough to confirm his potential and earn a drive for the 1995 season.  Winning at Estoril, on the podium at Interlagos, Magny-Cours, Silverstone, Hockenheim, Hungaroring and T I Aida, placed him third in the championship in his first full Grand Prix season.  Coulthard moved to McLaren for the 1996 season proving on many occasions that he could match the pace of team leader Mika Hakkinen, who has a reputation as one of the fastest.  For 1997, Coulthard took over the mantle of Britains No.1 driver and was well qualified to do so.  Winning at Melbourne and Monza, second at A1 Ring and Jerez.  Fourth in the championship prior to Schumachers exclusion.  Coulthard drives with a balance of flair and aggression which earned him considerable respect.  After nearly fifteen years as a top flight driver, Coulthard has now retired from driving, leaving a remarkable legacy behind him.  Twice winner of the British Grand Prix in 1999 and 2000, he has represented Scotland and Great Britain at the highest level of motorsport for well over a decade.

Tribute to David Coulthard by Stuart McIntyre
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 England 53 - South Africa 3, Twickenham, Novermber 23rd 2002. England: Robinson, Cohen, Tindall, Greenwood, Christophers, Wilkinson, Dawson, Vickery, Leonard, Thompson, Johnson, Kay, Moody, Back, Hill. (Subs): Dallaglio, Gomersall, Healey, Morris, Regan, Stimpson. Scores: Try - Cohen, 2 Tries - Greenwood, Try - Back, Try - Hill, Try - Dallaglio, Penalty Try, 2 Penalties - Wilkinson, Conversion - Wilkinson, Conversion - Dawson, 2 Conversions - Gomersall, 2 Conversions - Stimpson. <br><br>South Africa: Greef, Paulse, Fleck, James, Lombard, Pretorius, Conradie, Roux, Dalton, Venter, Lambuschagne, Krige, Wannenburg, Van Niekerk. (Subs): Jacobs, Jordaan, Russell, Uys, Van Biljon, Van der Linde, Wentzel. Score : Penalty - Pretorius.

England v South Africa - Investec 2002 by Doug Harker. (Y)
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 M. Schumacher / JP Montoya.  Brazilian GP 2001.

Close Encounters by Michael Thompson.
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