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HMS Havock and HMS Hornet.   Photographs and history of the Royal Navy Destroyers, HMS Hornet and HMS Havock, built at Yarrows and launched in 1893.

HMS Havock

On the 28th October 1893 the Official trials were held when she reached a world record of the time of 26.78 knots These trials were a complete success and on the strength of these trials another six boats were ordered and shortly afterwards another 30. Displacement: 240 tons,  Top Speed 26.78 knots, range 3,000 miles (she carried 57 tons of coal)  Compliment: 46  Armament: One 12-pounder gun plus three torpedo tubes, due to weight problems one of these tubes were removed  (The Bow torpedo tube proved useless it often meant the due to the speed of the boat it would over run the torpedo  it was made the Bridge very wet. This tube was removed )and this set the configuration for the next batches of Boats.  She served all her service life in Home waters. 

Hornet in 1902

Built by Yarrows, Laid down  at the same time as her sister ship Havock in July 1892, Launched 23rd December 1893 and completed six months after Havock in July 1894. Displacement: 240 tons,  Top Speed 26.78 knots, range 3,000 miles (she carried 57 tons of coal)  Compliment: 46  Armament: One 12-pounder gun plus three torpedo tubes, due to weight problems one of these tubes were removed  (The Bow torpedo tube proved useless it often meant the due to the speed of the boat it would over run the torpedo  it was made the Bridge very wet. This tube was removed )and this set the configuration for the next batches of Boats.  She served all her service life in Home waters  Until being sold in 1909  and broken up

HMS Havock 12th August 1893 at Yarrows Sold 1911 and Broken up in 1912.
HMS Hornet 23rd December 1893 Broken up in 1909.
HMS Havock

HMS Havock pictured pre 1896.

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  © Walker Archive. Order Code  PHD009

Havock.  The first Torpedo-boat Destroyer.  launched at yarrows in 1893. On the 28th October 1893 the Official trials were held when she reached a world record of the time of 26.78 knots These trials were a completer success and on the strength of these trials another six boats were ordered and shortly afterwards another 30.

Displacement: 240 tons,  Top Speed 26.78 knots, range 3,000 miles (she carried 57 tons of coal)  Compliment: 46  Armament: One 12-pounder gun plus three torpedo tubes, due to weight problems one of these tubes were removed  (The Bow torpedo tube proved useless it often meant the due to the speed of the boat it would over run the torpedo  it was made the Bridge very wet. This tube was removed )and this set the configuration for the next batches of Boats.  She served all her service life in Home waters

HMS Hornet

Hornet in 1902

Built by Yarrows, Laid down  at the same time as her sister ship Havock in July 1892, Launched 23rd December 1893 and completed six months after Havock in July 1894. Displacement: 240 tons,  Top Speed 26.78 knots, range 3,000 miles (she carried 57 tons of coal)  Compliment: 46  Armament: One 12-pounder gun plus three torpedo tubes, due to weight problems one of these tubes were removed  (The Bow torpedo tube proved useless it often meant the due to the speed of the boat it would over run the torpedo  it was made the Bridge very wet. This tube was removed )and this set the configuration for the next batches of Boats.  She served all her service life in Home waters  Until being sold in 1909  and broken up

Original Page Photo  image from quality magazine published in 1896 image  size 5" x 8" approx , plus title and specifications. price £15 plus £3 post for UK £10 overseas, recorded airmail  order number ANV144b  order photopage here

 

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 No one will ever know exactly what caused Max Immelmanns demise, but what is known is that his propeller was seen to disintegrate, which caused a series violent oscillations that ripped the Fokker E.III apart, the tail breaking away before the wings folded back, trapping the young German ace in his cockpit. The popular belief is that his interrupter gear malfunctioned, causing him to shoot away part of his own propeller, but British reports attribute Immelmanns loss to the gunnery of Cpl J H Waller from the nose of FE.2b 6346 flown by 2Lt G R McCubbin on Sunday, 18th June 1916. Immelmann was flying the spare E.III 246/16 as his own E.IV had been badly shot up earlier that day.

Immelmanns Last Flight by Ivan Berryman.
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 As the four P51D Mustangs of Major William T Haltons Yellow Flight, 487th Fighter Squadron took off from Asch, they found themselves in the middle of a massive German attack.  That New Years Day the Luftwaffe had launched hundreds of aircraft in low level raids against the allied airfields across Northern France and Belgium.  The unexpected take-off by the 487th however, ended Jagdgeswader 11s chances of success, with Yellow Flight alone claiming 9 enemy aircraft destroyed.

Dogfight over Asch, Belgium, 09.20 a.m., New Years Day, 1st January 1945 by David Pentland. (P)
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Prelude by Geoffrey R Herickx. (Y)
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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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  D for Donald of 270 squadron, Royal Air Force, out of Freetown, West Africa operating in the Atlantic Ocean. It was during routine operation search that D for Donald surprised U515 on the surface and immediately attacked the submarine. U515 in putting up stiff resistance blew a large hole in the hull of D for Donald and the magazine of the starboard side 0.5 twin Browning was hit and the subsequent shrapnel wounded both blister gunners. U515 escaped but was sunk by an American naval hunter group a year later. D for Donald limped back to base and managed to make the beach before it would sink completely.
Catalina Attack by John Wynne Hopkins (B)
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 It was in 1941 that the remarkable Focke-Wulfe FW190 first appeared in the skies of Europe, quickly establishing itself as a most formidable adversary. It proved to be the supreme weapon against all allied bomber forces. Here FW190A-8 of 1 Gruppe, Jagdgesschwader 1 is shown attacking a B17G of 381st Bomb Group during a critical defence of the Reich in 1944.

Cat Among the Pigeons (FW190) by Ivan Berryman. (D)
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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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 Phantom II of US Marine Corps, VMFA-531 (Grey Ghosts) Vietnam, Danang April 1965.

Phantom II by David Pentland.
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 HMS Ajax was built as a light cruiser at Barrow and launched in 1935. She saw service initially in the American and West Indies theatre before temporary commission in the Mediterranean. Then followed her never to be forgotten role in the Battle of the River Plate ending in the scuttling of the Graf Spey. She is seen here entering Portsmouth Harbour with the Isle of White in the background.

HMS Ajax by Ivan Berryman.
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 HMS Broadsword and the aircraft carrier Hermes battle their way through the storm on their way to the Battle for the Falklands.

Storm Force to the Falklands by Anthony Saunders (Y)
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Harriers prepare to enter the landing pattern as Invincible steams in company with HMS Bristol with dusk closing in on day.

HMS Invincible by Randall Wilson. (Y)
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USS Oakland Escorting the Damaged USS Lexington by Ivan Berryman
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 The Flower Class corvette HMS Sunflower at sea in 1942. One of thirty ordered on 31st August 1939, K41 was built by Smiths Dockyard in just 9 months and 6 days, completed on 25th January 1941.

HMS Sunflower by Ivan Berryman.
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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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VAR346B.  H.M.A.S. Manoora 1940 by Brian Wood.
H.M.A.S. Manoora 1940 by Brian Wood (B)
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  Fairey Swordfish I, L9726 4M of 818 Sqn, HMS Ark Royal pulls a tight, climbing turn through a hail of anti-aircraft fire as its torpedo strikes home, jamming the steering gear of the mighty Bismarck and setting in motion the beginning of her dramatic end.

Bismarck by Ivan Berryman.
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 Captain Montague Lind, leading a Squadron of the 1st Life Guards against the 12th regiment of Cuirassiers during the battle of waterloo, Hougoumont Farm can be seen in the distance.

Charge of the Life Guards by Mark Churms. (P)
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 On the night of 6th April 1812 Wellingtons Army, surrounding the walled Spanish town of Badajoz (garrisoned by Napoleons soldiers under general Baron Philippon) is ready to attack! The men of the 45th regiment from Pictons 3rd Division launch themselves in a desperate and bloody assault against the north castle wall. Carrying improvised ladders, the men have their top buttons undone, overalls rolled up and are stripped for action. The castles defenders (Germans, allied to Napoleon of the Graf und Erbprinz Regiment from Hesse-Darmstadt) partroling the walls in their greatcoats are intially surprised by the bold assault from this sector but they have been preparing the strong defenses for some time. Soon the night air is full of musketry, falling masonry, burning bundles of ropes and exploding grenades or mines. Despite the horrific casualties suffered the attackers press home. As the first scaling ladders are raised near a small bell tower the young Lt. James Macpherson reaches for the top of the wall. The ladders are too short! Undaunted he cries to his men below to lift the base of the ladder closer to the wall. This rapid, vertical movement suddenly propels him to a height several feet above the Germans heads. A shot rings out as one of the defenders fires point blank into the young mans chest. Fortunately the lead ball only strikes a glancing blow, cleaving in two a button of the officers waist coat and dislocating one of his ribs. Despite his fortunate escape, the force of the impact nearly sends him tumbling from the ladder. Somehow he maintains his grasp but the ladder itself gives way under the weight of the men following. Some unfortunates are impaled on the bayonets of their comrades below. Leaping from the rungs of another ladder, Corporal Kelly is the first man over the top and gradually the 45th gain a foothold on the ramparts. The rest of the regiment is ordered to unfix bayonets. Using the few remaining ladders, others also manage to scale the walls. Through the carnage they climb, club and shoot their way into the castle itself! Maepherson now regains consciousness at the foot of the wall and revived with a cup of coco from his friend A.A. General Hercules Packenham, who was directly behind him on the ladder when it broke. Though winded by the shot he rises to his feet. This sudden movement relocates his rib and he is able to climb the ladders once more. Once over the defense he sees the old towers of Apendez and Albar-rana to his left and the cathedral illuminated by gun fire in the distance. However his objective is directly ahead. Atop the abandoned tower of Santa Maria before him still flies the French tricolour. Macplierson seizes the opportunity, mounts the spiral stairway to the top turret and pulls down the enemy flag. For want of a substitute he flies his own red jacket from the pole, signifying that the castle has fallen. In the rest of the town the fighting continues and turns into a blood lust. Badajoz is one of the bloodiest and violent sieges of the Peninsula War. On the following day Maepherson presents his trophy to the Duke of Wellington himself but his bravery is not rewarded with a promotion.

Badajoz by Mark Churms. (Y)
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DHM0270P. Unhooked, Kings Troop R.H.A Number 2, by Mark Churms.

Unhooked, Kings Troop R.H.A Number 2, by Mark Churms. (P)
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1st Battalion Cheshire Regiment at Audregneis, 24th August 1914 by David Rowlands. (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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 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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A scout of the French Dragoons in the uniform of the time of the Austrian Succession and Seven Years War.
La Vedette Des Dragons Sous Louis XV by Jean Louis Ernest Meissonier.
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 Medical Emergency Response Team.

Training Inside the MERT by Graeme Lothian. (P)
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Muirfield - 13th Hole by Mark Chadwick
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Lennox Lewis by Peter Deighan.
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David Coulthard/ Williams FW.17 by Ivan Berryman
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Lester Piggott by Gary Keane. (Y)
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 Depicting Englands emphatic 1995 grand slam victory.

1995 Grand Slam by Scott Bridges. (Y)
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Eddie Irvine/ Ferrari F.310. by Ivan Berryman.
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 2003 World Superbike Champion, Neil Hodgson with James Toseland in his slipstream.  British World Superbike - June 2003. 
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