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Kuwait Navy.  Listing of all ships, including photos, of the Kuwait Navy.

Lurssen TNC 45 type fast attack craft (missile)         Displacement: 228t standard; 268t full load         Armament: 4 MM40 Exocet SSM, 1-76mm/62 DP OTO Melara, 2-40mm/70 Breda-Bofors Compatto       Complement: 40
Werija 1982-83 Captured by Iraqi Navy 1990, Sunk or heavily damaged during Operation Desert Storm 1991
Mashuwah 1982-83 Captured by Iraqi Navy 1990, Sunk or heavily damaged during Operation Desert Storm 1991
Jalboot 1982-83 Escaped Iraqi capture 1990, In service 1995
Istiqlal 1982-83 Captured by Iraqi Navy 1990, Sunk or heavily damaged during Operation Desert Storm 1991
Al Ahmadi 1982-83 Captured by Iraqi Navy 1990, Sunk or heavily damaged during Operation Desert Storm 1991
Al Mubareeki 1982-83 Captured by Iraqi Navy 1990, Sunk or heavily damaged during Operation Desert Storm 1991
Lurssen FPB 57 type fast attack craft (missile)        Displacement: 350t standard; 425t full load      Armament: 4 MM40 Exocet SSM, 1-76mm/62 OTO Melara, 2-40mm/70 Breda, fitted for minelaying, Dagaie chaff RL           Complement: 40 (4-5 officers)
Istiqlal - Managed to escape to Bahrain, Aug 1990
Sabhan - Captured by Iraqi Navy & sunk Feb 1991
Um Al Maradin Class Missile Boats
P3711 Um Al Maradim 1998 In service 2005
P3712 Ouha 1998 In service 2005
P3713 Failaka 1998 In service 2005
P3714 Maskan 1998 In service 2005
P3715 Al Ahmadi 1999 In service 2005

P3719 Al Ahmadi at Malta, August 2000.

Um al Almaradim class missile boat, commissioned 1999.

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  PD1208

P3719 Al Ahmadi at Malta, August 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  PD1209

P3719 Al Ahmadi at Malta, August 2000.

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P3719 Al Ahmadi at Malta, August 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  PD1218

P3719 Al Ahmadi at Malta, August 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  PD1219

P3719 Al Ahmadi at Malta, August 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  PD1220

P3716 Al Faheheel 1999 In service 2005

P3721 Al Faheheel at Malta, August 2000.

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P3721 Al Faheheel at Malta, August 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  PD1175

P3721 Al Faheheel at Malta, August 2000.

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P3713 Al Yarmook 2000 In service 2005

P3723 Al Yarmook at Malta, August 2000.

Um Al Almaradim class missile boat, commissioned 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  PD1211

P3723 Al Yarmook at Malta, August 2000.

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P3273 Al Yarmook at Malta, August 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  PD1213

P3273 Al Yarmook at Malta, August 2000.

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P3718 Garoh 2000 In service 2005

P3725 Garoh at Malta, August 2000.

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P3725 Garoh at Malta, August 2000.

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P3725 Garoh at Malta, August 2000.

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P3725 Garoh at Malta, August 2000.

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P3275 Garoh at Malta, August 2000.

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ASI 315 type large patrol craft            Displacement: 150t full load         Armament: 1-20mm Oerlikon, 1-7.62mm MG       Complement: 11 (3 officers)
Inttisar - -
Aman - -
Maimon - -
Mobark - -
Thornycroft 78ft type coastal patrol boats             Displacement: 40t standard         Armament: Reported 1 MG or unarmed            Complement: 12
Al Salemi 30.6.66 Shipped to Kuwait on September 8 1966
Al Shurti 1972 Shipped to Kuwait on September 8 1972
Al Mubaraki 16.7.66 Shipped to Kuwait on September 8 1966
Aman Mar 1968 -
Intisar 1972 Shipped to Kuwait on September 8 1972
Marzook 1969 -
Mashoor 1969 -
Maymoon Apr 1968 -
Murshed 1970 -
Wathah 1970 -
Vosper 56ft coastal patrol boats           Displacement: 25t        Armament: 1-20mm, 2 MG          Complement: 8
Dastoor - Lost to Iraq
Kasar - Lost to Iraq
Qahir - Lost to Iraq
Sagar - Lost to Iraq
Salam - Lost to Iraq
Vosper 46ft coastal patrol craft          Displacement: 21.5t           Armament: Can mount 2-20mm AA, 2-7.62 MG          Complement: 5
Mahroos - In service 1990
Vosper 36ft coastal patrol craft           Displacement: 6.8t full load           Armament: 4-7.62mm MG         Complement: 4
Antar - Lost to Iraq 1990
Al Salmi II - Lost to Iraq 1990
Al Sebbah - Lost to Iraq 1990
Istiqlal II - Lost to Iraq 1990
Qarah - Lost to Iraq 1990
Warbah - Lost to Iraq 1990
LOADMASTER Mk II type logistics landing craft           Displacement: 175t light; 350t normal; 420t full load          complement: 7 (1 officer)
Al Saffar - Lost to Iraq 1990
Al Seef - Lost to Iraq 1990
Al Baldani - Lost to Iraq 1990
Vosper type logistics landing craft             Displacement: 170t/320t        Armament: None         Complement: ?
Hadiya - Lost to Iraq 1990
Ceriff - Lost to Iraq 1990
Al Jahra - Lost to Iraq 1990
Vosper type landing craft         Displacement: 88t standard; 170t full load          Armament: None           Complement: 9 (can carry 8 passengers)
Waheed - Lost to Iraq 1990
Fareed - Lost to Iraq 1990
Regga - Lost to Iraq 1990
AL TAHADDY class logistics landing craft           Displacement: 130t standard; 250t full load           Armamnet: None          Complement: ?
Al Tahaddy - -
Al Soumood - -
 

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 Just as the name Zeppelin had become the common term for almost every German airship that ventured over Britain, so the name Gotha became generically used for the enemy bombers that droned across the English Channel during 1917-1918, inflicting considerable damage to coastal ports and the capital. As the massed raids of Bombengeschwader 3 increased, a public inquiry in England brought about the formation of the Royal Air Force as an independent service to counter this new threat and fighters from Europe were brought home to defend against these marauding giants. As a result, heavy losses on the German side meant that daylight raids had to be abandoned and all operations were henceforth conducted by night. Here, a pair of Gotha G.Vs begin to turn for home as searchlights play fruitlessly over distant fires, the grim result of another successful nights work.

Gothas Moon by Ivan Berryman.
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 Two Bristol Brigand B1s of 8 Squadron RAF based at Khormaksar are depicted off the Aden Peninsular in 1950.  Nearest aircraft is VS814 (L), flown by Sgt Pilot Vic Campden.

8 Sqn Bristol Brigands by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 On the night of 7th-8th June 1944, a Lancaster of No.207 Sqn piloted by Wing Commander John Grey was part of a force of 112 bombers and 10 Mosquitoes sent to attack a tank storage park near Cerisy-la-Foret. With the D-Day landings just 48 hours old, it was considered too risky to leave the tank park intact, should the Germans try to launch a counter thrust from this position, just 20 miles from the French coast near Bayeux. Shortly after crossing the coast, Greys aircraft was attacked by a JU.88 and both the mid upper gunner Sutherland and tail gunner McIntosh opened fire on their pursuer and sent it down in flames. No sooner had they recovered from this fright when a second JU.88 closed in on them. Again, both gunners combined their fire and destroyed the enemy aircraft in mid air. Grey pressed on to the target where their bombs fell on the enemy tank depot, also destroying some fuel dumps and an important road junction. Returning to the French coast to begin their journey home, they were attacked yet again, this time by a Messerschmitt Bf 110. With machine-like precision, McIntosh and Sutherland opened fire together, claiming their third victim in a single night. For this extraordinary feat, both gunners were awarded the DFC.

Gunners Moon by Ivan Berryman.
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 The German High Command entered World War II with the notion that the war would be quickly won, and certainly without the need to fight at night.  The RAF changed all that when Bomber Command, having suffered appalling losses in daylight, turned to attacking under the cloak of darkness.  By mid-1940 the Luftwaffe was forced to hurriedly form its first night fighter wing utilising the Messerschmitt Bf110.  Without specialised equipment, initially Luftwaffe pilots relied on visual acquisition, detecting enemy aircraft with the aid of searchlights.  To combat intensifying RAF night attacks, new electronic methods of navigation and detection were developed, and by the end on 1942 the German night fighter force had almost 400 aircraft contesting the night skies.  Almost 1300 British aircraft were destroyed in that year alone.The Bf110G-4 of 47-night victory pilot Oberleutnant Martin Drewes at dusk in March 1944, heading out to intercept in-bound British four-engined bombers over north west Germany. Equipped with the latest FuG220 and 218 radars, the experienced crew will lie in wait, carefully choose their prey, stalk and close for the kill. The deadly game of hide and seek is about to begin.

Night Hunters of the Reich by Nicolas Trudgian.
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 Two De Havilland Mosquito FBMk VIs of 464 squadron set out on a low level mission in difficult weather conditions.

Low Level Raiders by Keith Woodcock. (Y)
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DHM925.  Harrier in a Hyde by Geoff Lea.

Harrier in a Hyde by Geoff Lea.
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 The Sopwith Dolphin was a radical departure from previous Sopwith design philosophies, embodying a reverse-stagger on the wings, a water-cooled Hispano-Suiza engine and an unusual, but highly popular positioning of the cockpit which gave the pilot unprecedented views. One exponent of this purposeful looking machine was Canadian Major A D Carter who claimed many of his 31 victories flying the Dolphin. He is shown here sending an Albatross to the ground on 8th May 1918 whilst flying C4017. Carter was himself shot down soon after became a prisoner of war. He was killed in 1919 whilst test flying a Fokker D.VII at Shoreham, Sussex.

Major Albert Carter by Ivan Berryman. (GL)
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 Dodging heavy flak and anti aircraft fire in the skies above Normandy, Douglas C-47s of the 91st Troop Carrier Squadron, 439th Troop Carrier Group see the 101st Airborne Division away on the night of 5th/6th June 1944 at the start of Operation Overlord.  D-Day had arrived.

Leap of Faith by Ivan Berryman.
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 Late October 1942 in the waters east of Guadalcanal, the Battle of Santa Cruz saw the sinking of the US carrier Hornet, in what proved to be the last major carrier battle of the South Pacific theatre.

USS Hornet, Eye of the Storm by Anthony Saunders
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 Under tow, HMS Vanguard having left John Brown shipyard, passes Dalmuir ship docks, Clydebank, 1946. HMS Vanguard would be the last British battleship to be built.

HMS Vanguard, Away the Vanguard by Randall Wilson. (Y)
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 The E-class light cruiser HMS Emerald is shown off the Newfoundland coast in company with a Flower class corvette.  Between October 1939 and August 1940, HMS Emerald carried £58 million in gold from Britain to Canada.

HMS Emerald by Ivan Berryman.
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 Having played a vital part in the battle for the Mediterranean for over two years, HMS Ark Royal finally succumbed to a U-Boats torpedo in November 1941. She is shown here with a pair of Swordfish Mk1s of 821 Sqn ranged on the deck, passing the cruiser HMS Sheffield off the Mole, Gibraltar, earlier that same year.

HMS Ark Royal and HMS Sheffield off the Mole, Gibraltar by Ivan Berryman (Y)
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February 1942 and Viz. Admiral Ciliaxs mighty Scharnhorst leads her sister Gneisenau and Prinz Eugen up the English Channel during Operation Cerberus, their daring breakout from the port of Brest on the French Atlantic coast to the relative safety of Wilhelmshaven and Brunsbuttel. All three ships survived what became known as the Channel Dash, not without damage, but the operation proved a huge propaganda success for Germany and a crushing embarrassment for the British. A number of torpedo boats are in attendance, including Kondor and Falke and the Z class destroyer Friedrich Ihn in the distance.

Operation Cerberus, Channel Dash by Ivan Berryman.
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 The greatest naval battle of the First World War took place on the 31st of May and the 1st of June 1916, near the Danish province of Jutland.  It was the first and only sea battle between the British and German fleets, and certainly proved to be the clash of the Titans that the First Lord of the Admiralty, Winston Churchill, had long planned.  Decisive victory was claimed by both sides, but, desperately fought though it was, the outcome was indecisive.  The Royal Navy suffered higher losses in both men and ships, but the German fleet never ventured out of harbour to seek battle again.  During the daylight fighting HMS Barham, under Rear Admiral Evan-Thomas, lead the 5th Battle Squadron (Valiant, Warspite and Malaya) and is seen here at 4.50pm exchanging with Hippers battle-cruisers to the south.

HMS Barham leads the 5th Battle Squadon at Jutland by Anthony Saunders.
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 The Dido class cruiser HMS Naiad is pictured together with the cruiser HMS Leander during the encounter with the French Guepard in 1941 whilst they were both engaged in operations against the Vichy-French forces in Syria.

HMS Naiad by Ivan Berryman (P)
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Captain Charles Vane was born in 1680, and was an English pirate who preyed upon English and French shipping.  Vane began piracy in 1716 and lasted 3 years. Vane captured a Barbados sloop and then a large 12-gun brigantine, which he renamed the Ranger.   Vane was among the pirate captains who operated out of the Bohama at the notorious base at New Providence after the colony had been abandoned by the British.  His pirate attacks made Captain Charles Vane well known to the Royal Navy and in February of 1718 Vincent Pearse, commander of HMS Phoenix cornered Vane on his ship the Lark.  Vane  had heard of the recent royal pardons that had been offered to pirates in exchange for a guarantee they would quit plundering, so Vane claimed he had actually been en route to surrender to Pearse and accepted the pardon on the spot,  Charle Vane gained his freedom but as soon as he was free of Pearse he ignored the pardon and resumed his pirate ways.  Charles Vane was again captured and in 1721 was executed by hanging at Gallows Point, Port Royal, Jamaica on March 29th 1721.

Captain Charles Vane by Chris Collingwood.
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The Hindenburg Line known also as the Siegfried Line was a vast system of German defences in northeastern France between Lens and past Verdun.  Built over the winter of 1916 and 1917, the high command in Germany believed the Hindenburg line was was impregnable.  But in 1917 during the Battle of Cambrai it was temporarily broken by the British and Newfoundland troops.  Included in these forces were tank units, and the line was successfully breached a number of times during the hundred day offensive by the Allied forces in September 1918. Shown in this painting are the wounded being taken back behind lines by medical personnel as the reinforcements and supplies move forward.

Breaking the Hindenburg Line by J P Beadle. (Y)
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DHM825GL. Centurian by Chris Collingwood.

Centurian by Chris Collingwood (GL)
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 M3 Lee tanks and troops from General Slims 14th Army clear Japanese resistance form the village of Ywathitgyi in their drive to Mandalay.

Road to Mandalay, Burma, February 1945 by David Pentland. (Y)
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DHM635.  The Crossing of the Prussian Army over the Rhine by Richard Knotel.

The Crossing of the Prussian Army over the Rhine by Richard Knotel.
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DHM219.  With Banners Bravely Spread by Sir John Gilbert.

With Banners Bravely Spread by Sir John Gilbert.
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 The Duke of Wellington overlooks the Dragoons and Artillery moving forward at the Battle of Vittoria during the Peninsula War, surrounded by his staff officers.

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

Les Adieux de Fontainebleau by Horace Vernet (B)
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 Showing Napoleons position at the La belle Alliance, during the Battle of Waterloo, in the distance you can see Wellington.

The Battle of Waterloo by Sir William Allen (B)
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 England Captain martin Johnson lifts the World Rugby Cup, as winners of the 2003 World Rugby Cup in Australia.

Martin Johnson by Chris Howells.
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 Richard Burns and Robert Reid.  Subaru Impreza WRC 99
Rain or Shine by Michael Thompson
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 Rothmans Williams Renault FW18.  World Champion 1996.
Damon Hill by Michael Thompson.
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 Michael Schumacher wins again!

From Pole to Flag by Graham Bosworth
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B48. Michael Schumacher/ Ferrari F.310 by Ivan Berryman

Michael Schumacher/ Ferrari F.310 by Ivan Berryman
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DB006. Michael Schumacher by Darren Baker.
Michael Schumacher by Darren Baker.
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Heroes of Goodison Park by Doug Harker. (Y)
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 Depicting Englands emphatic 1995 grand slam victory.

1995 Grand Slam by Scott Bridges. (Y)
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