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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.

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  XMP2402

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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.

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  PD741

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.

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  PD655

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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AVIATION PRINTS

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 To commemorate Shuttleworths Golden Jubilee in 1994. A Spitfire leads a Hawker Hind and a Gloster Gladiator in formation over Old Warden. The Shuttleworth Collection at Old Warden aerodrome is recognised as one of the finest private collections of vintage aircraft in the world.  Many of the exhibits have direct connections with the all too short but lively career of Richard Ormonde Shuttleworth himself, and all the aircraft are flown regularly - from the frail and endearing Bristol Boxkite to what is regarded as the most genuine Spitfire flying today.  Here, this Spitfire leads a Vic-3 formation of the Collections Hawker Hind and Gloster Gladiator over Old Warden during a typical flying display to Commemorate Shuttleworths Golden Jubilee in 1994.

Shuttleworth Salute 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. (AP)
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 Regarded by some in the Air Ministry as a failed fighter, the mighty Hawker Typhoon was unrivalled as a ground attack aircraft, especially in the crucial months immediately prior to  and after  D-Day when squadrons of Typhoons operated in 'cab ranks' to smash the German infrastructure and smooth the passage of the invading allied force.  This aircraft is Mk.1B (MN570) of Wing Commander R E P Brooker of 123 Wing based at Thorney Island.

Sledgehammer by Ivan Berryman.
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 A trio of Bell Huey UH-1s deliver ARVN Rangers to a drop zone in the central Highlands of Vietnam during 1970. The ubiquitous Huey saw action in an enormous variety of roles, Vietnam being the first true helicopter war, and it will perhaps be remembered by many a grateful GI for its (and its crews) part in many hundreds of daring rescues amid the unyielding and unfamiliar terrain of south east Asia.

DZ 9.00am by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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 American built, British inspired and once re-engined with the Merlin, the mighty Mustang became a supreme long-range escort fighter and close air support platform. Old Crow was the mount of Clarence E. Anderson based at Leiston, England, with the 357th FG, 363rd FS. Andersons personal victory score during WWII was 16.25 in air combat.
Winter of 45 by Philip West. (Y)
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 Phantom II of US Marine Corps, VMFA-531 (Grey Ghosts) Vietnam, Danang April 1965.

Phantom II by David Pentland.
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 In one of the finest portrayals of the Avro Lancaster, Moonlight Run depicts the aircraft of Fl. Lt. Mickey Martin (ED909 AJ-P) at the moment of release of the Wallace Bomb during the Dams raid on the Ruhr in 1943. With only the gentlest of moonlight rippling over the dark water of the Mohne, this dramatic picture plays homage to the impossible low altitudes and high speeds that were necessary to complete successfully their heroic mission. A stark and refreshing treatment of a subject at the hearts of all aviation historians.

Moonlight Run (Dambusters) by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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 With 12 victories to his credit, William Sloan was the highest scoring pilot of the 96th FS/82nd FG and is shown here in his P.38 Snooks IV , a reference to the fact that this aircraft was made up of so many cannibalised parts from other P.38s.

Lt William J Dixie Sloan by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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NAVAL PRINTS

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 HMS Vanguard in company with HMS Indefatigable.

HMS Vanguard by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 The Last of the heavy Cruisers built by Germany (5 in total) The picture shows Admiral Hipper making her first sortie on the 18th February 1940, accompanied by the Scharnhorst and the Gneisenau on Operation Nordmark. (Search for allied convoys on the route between Britain and Norway)

The Narvik Squadron by Anthony Saunders. (Y)
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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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HMS Illustrious slips quietly away from the docks at Devonport, Plymouth with the Fiji class cruiser in the middle distance, 1941.

HMS Illustrious and HMS Kenya at Devonport by Ivan Berryman (P)
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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
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 17th February 1943, U-201 with U-69 were ordered to intercept the westbound convoy ONS165. With fuel low U-201 was eventually forced to surface following a depth charge attack and rammed by the Destroyer HMS Fame.

U-201 Deadly Chase by Anthony Saunders. (Y)
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 The destroyer HMS Kelly passes close to the battleship HMS Royal Sovereign as she escorts a convoy in the Mediterranean near Malta.

HMS Kelly passes HMS Royal Sovereign by Ivan Berryman (Y)
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Midday, 21st October 1805, and Admiral Collingwoods flagship, the 100-gun HMS Royal Sovereign, breaks the allied line and delivers a shattering broadside on the Spanish flagship Santa Anna. Making great speed, Collingwoods ship had breached the Franco-Spanish line some distance ahead of the rest of his van and the Royal Sovereign suffered heavily as she quickly drew the attentions of three French and three Spanish ships. To her starboard, the French Indomitable can be seen firing into the British flagship while, astern of the Santa Anna, Belleisle and Fougueux are engaging ahead of Mars, Monarca and Pluton.

HMS Royal Sovereign at the Battle of Trafalgar by Ivan Berryman.
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MILITARY PRINTS

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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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DHM708P.  Men of the British Navy During the Battle of Lake Erie 1813 by Chris Collingwood.

Men of the British Navy During the Battle of Lake Erie 1813 by Chris Collingwood (P)
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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. (Y)
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<b>Ex-display prints in near perfect condition. </b>
Death of Major Hadelin by Carl Rochling. (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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 Just seconds from opening fire with a broadside that will devastate her opponent, HMS Victory prepares to pass the stern of the French flagship Bucentaure, closely followed by the three-deckers HMS Temeraire and HMS Neptune. With guns unable to bear on the enemy fleet during the slow approach the British ships had endured terrible punishment with Victorys sails holed, her wheel smashed and her mizzen top shot away.

Breaking the Line by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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Trumpeter of the French Cuirassiers Going to Battle by Edouard Detaille. (Y)
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 Towards the end of the second battle of Cambrai, British Mark IV tanks of 12th Battalion confronted German captured Mark IVs. The ensuing battle was chaotic, emerging from smoke the Germans were initially mistaken as part of C Company, but at 50 meters both sides recovered from their surprise and opened fire simultaneously. The lead British tank L16 commanded by Captain Rowe was immediately knocked out, who escaped with his men to L19 just in time to see it destroyed, along with L12. The remaining tank L8 had broken down some distance back taking no part in the battle, although its commander Lieutenant Martel managed to use a captured 77mm artillery piece to finally halt the German tank.

Unexpected encounter at Niergnies, France, 8th October 1918 by David Pentland. (GL)
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SPORT PRINTS

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 A cricketing genius, Sir Garfield Sobers excelled at all aspects of the game.  One of his most memorable moments being the six consecutive sixes hit off one over.

Sir Garfield Sobers by Gary Keane.
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SFA7.  Galileo by Stephen Smith.

Galileo by Stephen Smith.
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 England 1 Germany 0, Euro 2000.  On the 17th of June 2000 England once again faced their old nemesis Germany in a Group A qualifying match at Euro 2000.  England entered the game knowing that they had not defeated Germany in a competitive match since the famous World Cup victory in 1966.  Germany made four changes to the side that had drawn with Romania including the introduction of midfielder Sebastian Deisler, whilst England had been forced to replace Tony Adams and Steve McManaman with Martin Keown and Dennis Wise due to injury.  As expected the game started at a frenetic pace and Jancker made things difficult for England's central defenders early on with his height and strength.  England appeared to be lacking cohesion and allowed Germany to take control of the game.  Deisler brought the German crowd to their feet with a clever run down the right hand side and minutes later Hamaan had their first strike on goal which was hit directly at David Seaman.  England were looking for a flash of inspiration and it was very nearly delivered as Michael Owen managed to meet Phil Neville's cross with his head but only managed to direct the ball on to the post.  Paul Scholes in typical fashion drove a ferocious volley, which was tipped just over the bar, and suddenly it appeared that England were beginning to find some weaknesses in certain areas of the German side.  At the interval little separated the two sides however, England started the second half with a steely determination.  After just seven minutes David Beckham earned his side a free kick in a very dangerous position on the England right.  With good movement from the forwards in the German area Beckham swung a speculative cross into the six yard box.  Owen, beaten by the pace, failed to connect but man of the match Alan Shearer anticipated the kind bounce and without hesitation headed the ball back across Kahn and into the right hand side of the German goal.  The England captain had broken the deadlock and instilled in his side the belief that they could finally defeat their oldest rivals.  Germany threw everything they had at England but Keegan's team were equal to the task in every area of the pitch.  As the final whistle blew a huge roar erupted from the England supporters as Alan Shearer's goal had ended over thirty years of frustration and sealed his place in the history books as one of England's greatest ever strikers.

Perfect Finish by Peter Cornwell.
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From behind 17th green looking back to hotel, clubhouse and 18th hole.

Gleneagles - Kings Course by Mark Chadwick
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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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 Jacques Villeneuve.

The Maple Leaf Maestro by Stuart Coffield
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 Schumacher and Ferrari, the winning team.

Sea of Red by David Evans
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 A great tribute to one of the all time greats in golf who will be sadly missed.

Seve Ballesteros by Peter Deighan. (Y)
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