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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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 P51D of Colonel Glenn Duncan C.O. of the 353rd Fighter Group, along with Betty-E flown by Lt. Colonel Wayne Blickenstaff, taking off on one of their last missions of the war, April 1945.

Dove of Peace by David Pentland.
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 210 Squadron RAF 1918.

Homeward Bound - Sopwith Camel by David Pentland. (Y)
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 Lieutenant Robert C Wattenburger shows off the unique lines of the Vought F.4U Corsair 124723 (NP-8) of VC-3 during a low-level fly-by of USS Valley Forge in May, 1952.

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

Tribute to Pilot Officer Ted Shipman by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 Routine, though essential, maintenance is carried out on a 501 Sqn Hurricane at the height of the Battle of Britain during the Summer of 1940.  Hurricane P3059 <i>SD-N</i> in the background is the aircraft of Group Captain Byron Duckenfield (deceased).

Ground Force by Ivan Berryman. (D)
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Dakota G-AMPZ (formerly KN442) of Air Atlantique resplendent in the commemorative livery of RAF Transport Command heads out across the English coast, back to Berlin?  Still flying more than 50 years after serving valiantly on the Berlin Airlift, this aircraft carries out the bulk of the airlines passenger charters.  These prints are signed by the current crew.
Perpetual Motion II by Robert Tomlin.
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 Even the most faithful of Messerschmitt Me 109 pilots that also flew the Focke-Wulf Fw190 grudgingly admitted the well-proportioned and aesthetically pleasing Fw190 was the finest single-seat fighter in the Luftwaffes armoury during World War II. Soon after its arrival on the Channel Front in 1941, when initial bugs were ironed out, this superb fighter came close to fighter design perfection by the standards of the day. Just as the Mk IX Spitfire held the mantle as Britains most outstanding combat fighter of the war, so was the Fw190 regarded by experienced Luftwaffe pilots. Within months of its operational debut the Fw190 was causing widespread consternation among RAF pilots, the new fighter equal to the Mk IX Spitfire in all but its ability in the tightest of turning circles. By 1944 the technically superb Fw190 came into its own in the great air battles against the USAAFs massed daylight raids. The defence of the Reichs western airspace rested on the shoulders of a few Jagdgschwarden who, against steadily increasing odds, were tasked with interception and destruction of the attacking American heavy bombers. Flying alongside the two established Channel fighter wings JG2 Richthofen and JG26 Schlageter, equipped with Fw190s and led by the great fighter ace Oberst Walter Oesau, JG1 joined the battle in defence of northern Germany. Nicolas Trudgians painting Storm Chasers depicts the Fw190As of I./JG1, distinguished by their distinctive black and white striped cowls, scrambling from the snow-covered Dortmund airfield on 10 February 1944 to intercept another inbound American daylight raid. Nicks dramatic view of this technically supreme fighter conveys its true class as it hurtles over the airfield, its undercarriage retracting as the Fw190 accelerates into the climb. Below, sharing the airfield with I./JGI, are the Fw190s of the newly formed Sturmstaffel 1, identified by their black-white-black tail bands, seen taxiing out to join in the interception. Despite bad weather conditions the Luftwaffes defending fighters scored heavily that day, inflicting severe losses on the Americans, claiming 29 bombers and 8 fighters shot down in the action.

Storm Chasers by Nicolas Trudgian. (Y)
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 Bristol Blenheim Mk.IVF of No.68 Squadron.  The night-fighter squadron flew Blenheims from mid1941 to early 1942 before converting to Beaufighters.  Aircraft WM-Z is shown in combat with a marauding Dornier Do17.

Blenheim Mk.IVF of No.68 Sqn by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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On 29th and 30th April 1944, while surfaced close to jagged reefs, and Japanese shore guns, the USS Tang rescued 22 downed flyers from Task Force 58s strikes against enemy positions on the islands - This was the largest rescue of airmen by a submarine in the war.  USS Tang (SS-306) would later be sunk by its own torpedo off Formosa, on the 24th of October 1944.

USS Tang, The Life Guard of Truk Atoll by Robert Barbour (AP)
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 Blackbeard the Terrible, otherwise known as Edward Teach, Thatch or Drummond. Circa 1718.

Damnation Seize My Soul by Chris Collingwood. (Y)
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 None among Rackams crew were more resolute or ready to board or undertake anything that was hazardous. Quote taken from Captain C. Johnsons book. A General History of the Robberies and murders of the Most Notorious Pirates. (1724)

Anne Bonney, Mary Reid and Calico Jack Rackam by Chris Collingwood. (Y)
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HMS Glowworm, burning severely after receiving hits from the mighty Admiral Hipper, is depicted turning to begin her heroic sacrifice off the Norwegian coast on 8th April 1940. Hugely out-gunned and already crippled, Glowworms captain, Lieutenant-Commander Roope rammed his destroyer into the side of the Admiral Hipper, inflicting a 40 metre rip in its armour belt before drifting away and exploding. 38 British sailors were rescued from the sea and Roope was awarded a posthumous VC for his bravery, the first earned by the Royal Navy in WWII.

The Attack on the Admiral Hipper by HMS Glowworm by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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 Launched on 3rd November 1986 and commissioned into the Royal Navy on 14th January 1989, HMS Trenchant (S91) was the fifth of the Trafalgar class nuclear powered submarines and was the first Royal Navy vessel to fire the Block IV Tomahawk cruise missile.  In addition to her complement of missiles, she is also equipped with Spearfish torpedoes and some of the most sophisticated data acquisition and underwater detection systems which allow her to monitor surface vessels undetected.

HMS Trenchant by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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Captain Morgan by Chris Collingwood (Y)
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 The second of the Royal Navy's Vanguard Class SSBNs, HMS Victorious is shown in the Gareloch, with the naval base of Faslane in the background.

HMS Victorious Departing Faslane by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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HMS Ark Royal after a recent refit, rejoins the fleet in 2001.

HMS Ark Royal by Ivan Berryman.
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  Objective Steel, 26th February 1991.  Just before the start of the ground offensive, the artist was invited by 3rd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers to join them in the desert, and jumped at the opportunity.  After various adventures with other units in trying to reach their location in the flat, featureless terrain, I was attached to the crew of a Warrior Armoured Fighting Vehicle of C Company, Callsign Zero Charlie, commanded by Captain Bob Keating.  The Battlegroup made a wide sweep around the enemy and attacked them unexpectedly from the west.  The area codenamed Objective STEEL consisted of dugouts, trenches and artillery pieces.  In this painting, soldiers are dismounting from Warriors with fixed bayonets to capture Iraqi artillery, which was uselessly pointing to the South.  The green pennant flying from an antenna denotes C Company.  The black desert rat painted on the rear stowage bin was the badge of 4th Armoured Brigade.  The battlegroup halted around the final Iraqi gun positions on STEEL at 1445 hours, and about 800 prisoners in all were taken.  I was able to take some photographs of the enemy's 155 mm guns here.  The ground was littered with MLRS bomblets.  At 1502 hours, nine British soldiers were killed and 12 seriously injured as a result of a tragic mistake by US Air Force pilots, who engaged and destroyed two of the Warriors of C Company.  David Rowlands was asked to depict these two vehicles, call signs Two Two and Two Three, in this painting.

Assault on Iraqi Artillery Positions, 3rd Fusiliers Battle Group by David Rowlands. (GL)
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 Vielsalm, Belgium, 22nd December 1944.  Men of the 508th PIR, along with the rest of the 82nd Airborne Division were rushed to the Ardennes and deployed in an attempt to halt the onslaught of 6th SS Panzer Army, specifically Kampfgruppe Peiper.

Holding the Line by David Pentland. (AP)
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Cavalry and Legionaries (plus Auxiliary Hamian Archer) of the XIVth Legion.

AD61 by Chris Collingwood (GS)
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 Last stand of the 44th (Essex Regiment) after their retreat from Kabul. This painting depicts an incident during the retreat from Kabul in the first Afghan War of 1839-1842, when the remnants of the 44th (East Essex) Regiment made a last stand at Gundamuck and were overwhelmed by Afghan tribesmen. In an attempt to save the Regimental Colour, Lieutenant T A Souter wrapped the flag around him. Seeing the ornately decorated cloth the Afghans believed him to be a high official and spared his life for ransom.

Last Stand at Gundamuck by William Barnes Wollen. (Y)
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British troops on exercise or on duty in Northern Ireland.

Orders Group by John Wynne Hopkins.
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A scouting party of the 8th regiment of Hussars in Napoleons First Empire army are seen resting their horses and in discussion.
Petit Poste de Grand Garde, Hussars of the 8th Regiment by Jean Louis Ernest Meissonier.
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Lt. John Rouse Merriot Chard, Royal Engineers.At about 3.30 on the afternoon of 22nd January 1879, Lieutenant John Rouse Merriot Chard, Royal Engineers, was supervising repairs on the military pont on the Mzinyathi river, at the border crossing at Rorkes Drift, when survivors brought news  that the advanced British camp at Isandhlwana had been over-run by the Zulus, and that a wing of the Zulu army was on its way to attack Rorkes Drift. Chard ordered Driver Robson to pack up the wagon and return to the mission station, where a stockpile of supplies was under the guard of B Company, 2/24th Regiment. Chard, in consultation with his fellow officers, made the historic decision to make a stand at Rorkes Drift.
Eve of Distinction by Mark Churms. (P)
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 King Tigers of Kampfgruppe von Rosen, 3rd Company Heavy Tank Battalion 503, preparing to move out from the Tisza bridgehead to counter Soviet pressure on German forces attacking to the northwest at Debrecen during the first battles to defend the Hungarian capital of Budapest.

Tigers in the Mist by David Pentland. (B)
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 Kentucky - born Steve Cauthen was just 12 years old when his father Tex finally agreed to help the single-minded young man realise a burning ambition to become a jockey provided he didnt let success make him big-headed.  No parental proviso was ever more faithfully fulfilled.  In the year of his seventeenth birthday the kid rode 487 winners of 6 million dollars, including the U.S. Triple Crown on Affirmed.  He went on to captivate British hearts two years later.  By 1984 he was champion. But better was to come. No wonder the fairytale ingredients of 1985 have fired the imagination and talent of Peter Deighan to such compelling effect.

The Golden Boy by Peter Deighan.
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MC0042P. Tomahawk by Mark Churms.

Tomahawk by Mark Churms. (P)
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Marcus Gronholm wins the 2002 Rally New Zealand in the Peugeot 206 and gains the World Rally Championship Title, October 2002.
Finnish First by Graham Bosworth. (Y)
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 The Welsh Six Nations Grand Slam of 2005 is completed as Wales beat Ireland in their final game. <br>Results : Cardiff, 5th February : Wales 11 - 9 England<br>Rome, 12th February : Italy 8 - 38 Wales<br>Paris, 26th February : France 18 - 24 Wales<br>Edinburgh, 13th March : Scotland 22 - 46 Wales<br>Cardiff, 19th March : Wales 32 - 20 Ireland.

Grand Slam 2005 by James Owen. (Y)
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 Carl Fogarty testing the new Foggy Petronas FP1 at Brands Hatch, 2003.
Back on Track by Dave Foord. (Y)
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 Valentino Rossi at speed on his Repsol Honda.
Rossi at Speed by Derrick Mark.
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MC0041P. Blitzkrieg by Mark Churms.

Blitzkrieg by Mark Churms. (P)
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DB006. Michael Schumacher by Darren Baker.
Michael Schumacher by Darren Baker.
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