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Submarine histories. Royal Navy L class submarines. Submarine website dedicated to the history of L23, L26, L27 and other L Class submarines from their launch to their participation in major wars also notice board for families of ex-crew of L Class submarines.

L Class Submarines.

Displacement: 891 tons on the surface, 1074 tons submerged.  Speed: on the surface 10 knots, Range 3,800 miles. Compliment: 35   Armament: Six  18-inch Torpedo Tubes, 4 of which were in the bow and 2 Beam.  carried 10 Torpedo's.  One 4 -inch Gun

L9 to L49.  Armament varied slightly. Four 21 - inch Torpedo Tubes all in the bow. and carried 8 torpedo's and Two 18-inch Tubes in the beam and carried two torpedo's/ Submarines used for mine laying. had 4Four 21-inch Torpedo Tubes all in the bow and carried 14 to 16 mines. compliment increased to 38.

L50 onwards.  changed with the following: Displacement: 960 tons surfaced. 1150 tons submerged. Range 4,800 miles, surface speed 8 knots.  CREW: 44   Armament:  Six   21-inch Torpedo Tubes in Bow carrying 12 torpedoes,  and two 4-inch QF guns each end of conning tower

After two years of the war the admiralty realised its need for better submarines, to replace the E class which was now six years old.  They reverted to the saddle tank design but with better machinery gave it better speeds.  The first L class  L1, and L2, were E57 and E58 which were initially going to be extended E class boats, but became the prototypes for the L class.

L1  (ex E57) Built By Vickers 1917 Scrapped in 1930
L2  (ex E58) Built By Vickers  1917 Scrapped 1930
L3 Built by Vickers 1917 Scrapped 1931
L4 Built by Vickers 1917 Scrapped February 1932
L5 Swan Hunter  26/1/1918 Involved in a collision with a dredger in 1929. Scrapped  1931.
L6 Beardmore 14/1/1918 Scrapped 1935
L7 Cammell Laird 24/4/1917 Scrapped   1930
L8 Cammell Laird 7/7/1917 Scrapped October 1930
L9 Denny 29/1/1918 Broken Up June 1927
L10 Denny 24th January 1918 Sunk by Destroyer 30th October 1918
L11 Vickers 26th February 1918 Broken Up February 1932
L12 Vickers 16th March 1918 Broken Up February 1932
L14 Vickers 10th June 1918 Broken Up May 1934
L15 Fairfield 16th January 1918 Broken Up February 1932
L16 9th April 1918 Broken Up February 1934
L17 Vickers 13th May 1918 Broken Up February 1934
L18 Vickers 21st November 1918 Broken Up October 1936
L19 Vickers 4th February 1919 Broken Up 1937
L20 Vickers 23rd September 1918 Broken Up January 1935
L21 Vickers 11th October 1919 Broken Up February 1939
L22 Vickers 25th October 1919 Broken Up August 1935
L23 1st July 1919 Lost in May 1946.
L24 Vickers 19th February 1919 Sunk in collision with HMS Resolution, 14th January 1924
L25 Vickers 13th February 1919 Broken Up 1935
L26 29th May 1919 Used as a target and sunk on 25th September 1946
L27 14th June 1919 Sold in Canada 1946.
L33 29th May 1919 Sold 1932
L52 18th December 1918 Broken Up 1935
L53 12th August 1919 Broken Up 1938
L54 20th August 1919 Broken Up 1938
L55 21st September 1918 Sunk 9th June 1919
L56 29th May 1919 Broken Up March 1938
L69 6th December 1918 Broken Up February 1939
L71 17th May 1919 Broken Up March 1938

 The burial at sea of A. B. Cook  on board HMS Cyclops, off Malta, Thursday 2nd February 1928. possible crew member of a L class Submarine click for details

L 1

L1 passing HMS Hawkins, 1919.

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Submarine L1, pictured c.1920. 

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L 2

L2, 1923.

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L2, 1923.

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Submarine L2, pictured c.1920. 

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L2From The Romance of A Submarine by (1919) G Gibbard Jackson

L 3

L3, 1923.

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L3, 1923.

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Submarine L3, pictured c.1923.

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L 4

L 4, 1923.

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L 5

L5, 1923.

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Submarine L5, pictured c.1920. 

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Aerial view of submarine L5, c.1920. 

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L 6

Submarine L6, pictured c.1920. 

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Submarine L6, c.1920.

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Submarine L6.

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L6From The Romance of A Submarine (c1930) by G Gibbard Jackson

L6From The Romance of A Submarine (c1930) by G Gibbard Jackson

L 7

A photo of the crew of L-7 taken on China Station 1927-1929 on which my great uncle served. He subsequently lost his life with submarine H-47 sank off the Welsh Coast. Sent in by Sarah Chapman.

Submarine L7, pictured c.1920 

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L 8

Submarine L8, pictured c.1920. 

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L8, at Wei Hai Wei, c.1927.Contributed by

L8From The Romance of A Submarine by (1919) G Gibbard Jackson

L 9

L9From The Romance of A Submarine (c1930) by G Gibbard Jackson

L 11

L11 pictured c.1920 

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L 12

Royal Navy submarine L12.

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L12 pictured c.1929 after sinking H49. 

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L12.

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L12From The Romance of A Submarine by (1919) G Gibbard Jackson

L 14

Royal Navy submarine L14.

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Submarine L14.

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L 15

L 15, 1923.

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L 15

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L 16

L 16.

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L16  From The Romance of A Submarine by (1919) G Gibbard Jackson

L 17

L17 alongside L56, 1921.

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L17, 1921.

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L17

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L 18

Submarine L18, pictured c.1920 

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L18.

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L 19

L19, 1923.

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Royal Navy submarine L19, possibly off the Chinese coast.

HM Submarine L19 pictured c.1930.

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L 20

L20, 1930s.

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Submarine L20, pictured c.1920s 

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L20 c.1926.Contributed by

L 21

L21

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L21.

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L 22

L22

L22

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L22

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L 23

L23, November 1938.

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L23.

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L23 in the Solent c.1929. 

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L23

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L 24

L 24.

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L 25

Submarine L25, pictured c.1920 

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Submarine L25.  Submitted by Malcolm Williams.

William John Stallard.  Sent in by his grandson Malcolm Williams.  Thought to have been taken in Southsea around 1920.  (note WWI medal).

L 26

L26, November 1937.

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Submarine L26, pictured c.1920 

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Submarine L26. Contributed by

L 27

L27, 1937.

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L 27.

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L 27.

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Submarine L27, pictured c.1930s 

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L27.Contributed by

L 33

L33From The Romance of A Submarine by (1919) G Gibbard Jackson

L 52

 

Royal Navy Submarine L. 52 pictured in 1925

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Submarine L52.

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L52. Contributed by Ian Johnson

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L52

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L 53

L53 c.1925 

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L53 with a depot ship.

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L 54

L54, 1937.

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Submarine L54.

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Submarine L54, pictured August 8th 1931. 

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L54.

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L 56

Royal Navy L Class submarine L56 while at Malta.

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Submarine L56.

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L56, 1935.

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L56.

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L56.

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L56From The Romance of A Submarine by (1919) G Gibbard Jackson

L 69

L69, July 1935.

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Submarine L69.

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L 69.

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L 71

L71 laid up with L56, 1938.

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L71, 1929.

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Submarine L71.

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Submarine L71, pictured c.1920. 

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L71.

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L25 with L11 pictured c.1923. 

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  L22 and L52 pictured with submarine depot ship HMS Lucia 1925  

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L class Submarines L23 and L26 with H49 in the background.

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Submarine supply ship HMS Titania on the China Station. 

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HMS Titania re-supplying L3, L5, L8 and L19 at Wei Hai Wei in 1921.

 

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Leutnant Paul Baumer by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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 On 31st August 1944, 6 Mosquitoes of 305 Polish Squadron, Lasham, 2nd TAF were led by Wing Commander Orlinski to attack oil refineries at Nomexy, south of Nancy, France. Diving down and releasing their bombs before escaping at tree top height they destroyed 4 large containers and several smaller ones. All aircraft safely returned after their four and a half hour sortie. Fl Lt Eric Atkins DFC(bar) KW(bar) and his navigator Fl Lt Majer can be seen exiting the area to reform on the other 3 Mosquitoes who have already finished their bombing run. This was Atkins 61st operation, finishing the war with 78 ops over 3 tours.

Mosquito Attack by Graeme Lothian. (Y)
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 Landing and taking off from the hillsides, rather than established airfields, this was extremely dangerous work which involved the pilot following the terrain and contours of the land that was being dressed in order to ensure an even distribution of the chemical.  Australian-born Jim McMahon, served during World War II on B.25 Mitchell bombers before pioneering crop dusting and topdressing in New Zealand with ex-military De Havilland Tiger Moths which he converted himself for the purpose.  He went on to form a company called Crop Culture, which specialised in aerial spraying equipment, both in New Zealand and in the UK, before becoming a partner in the newly-formed Britten-Norman aircraft company which produced the Islander and Trislander utility transport aircraft in England.
Top Dressing in New Zealand (1) by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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NAVAL PRINTS

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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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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.

The Battle of Trafalgar - The First Engagement by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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Wednesday, April 10th, 1912. The mighty liner Titanic is shown at anchor in Cherbourg Harbour, all lights ablaze.  Due to her size, she can't pull into port as the piers are too small.  Instead, she is anchored offshore.  Cherbourg passengers finally board tenders and wait to be ferried out to Titanic.  Mail is brought aboard.  By 8:30 p.m. the anchor is raised and the Titanic leaves for Queenstown, Ireland.

RMS Titanic at Cherbourg by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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DHM1449P. Tirpitz Passing Through Kiel Canal by Ivan Berryman.

Tirpitz Passing Through Kiel Canal by Ivan Berryman (P)
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B105AP.  HMS Fearless by Ivan Berryman.

HMS Fearless by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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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 (P)
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 The Leander class cruiser HMS Orion is shown departing Grand Harbour Malta late in 1945.

HMS Orion by Ivan Berryman. (AP)
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 HMS Dido was launched on 18th July 1939, she took part in the evacuation of troops and defense of Crete, where she was damaged on B gun, killing 46 men. HMS Dido took part in the second Battle of Sirte during 1942, she sank three supply ships off North Africa. She also took part in the Anzio landings and the invasion of Southern France in August 1944.

HMS Dido by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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MILITARY PRINTS

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Bartholomew Roberts was born in Wales in the village of Little Newcastle which lies between Fishguard and Haverfordwest in Pembroekshire in 1682.  His name was originally John Roberts, but he took up the name of Bartholomew Roberts which he may have taken after hearing of a well known pirate Bartholomew Sharp.  It is believed in 1695 at the age of 13 Bartholomew Roberts went to sea but was not heard of until 1718 when he was a mate on a Barbados Sloop. In the following year he served on a slave ship the Princess of London as the third mate serving under Captain Abraham Plumb.  In June 1718 the Princess of London was captured by two pirate shipe, the Royal Rover and the Royal James as she lay at anchor at Anomabu on the Gold Coast.  The pirates were led by a Welshman named Captain Howell Davis.  It seems that Davis liked Roberts who along with many of the crew of the Princess of London joined the pirates.  Roberts soon showed his worth as a good navigator, and would often talk to Davis in welsh so that the other pirates would not understand their conversation.  Bartholomew Roberts pirate career latest between 1719 and 1722  and he was the most successful pirate of this period, capturing over 470 ships, far more ships than some of the best-known pirates of this era such as Blackbeard and Captain Kidd.  Although never used during his life time he is now often refered to as Black Bart.  Captain Roberts was killed on the 10th of February 1722 ,  at Cape Lopez while trying to avoid and escape the British warship HMS Swallow.  He was killed by grapeshot fired form the Swallow - while standing on the deck was hit in the throat.  His wish was to be buried at sea and his crew quickly wrapped his body in sail and weighted it down, so that it would not be captured by the British.  His body was never found.
Bartholomew Roberts (Black Bart) by Chris Collingwood. (Y)
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 Study for the original painting Charge and Pursue.
Officer of the Queens Bays, Lucknow 1857 by Mark Churms. (P)
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 Depicting the Light Brigade at the moment of reaching the Russian guns. Shown are the 11th Hussars and the 17th Lancers.  The all time classic image of the disastrous  Charge of the Light Brigade which included the 17th lancers, who lead the charge.  Lord Cardigan is shown on the left, dressed in his 11th Hussars uniform.   The Light Brigade were being kept in reserve, after the successful charge of the heavy brigade, but the slow advance of the British Infantry to take advantage of the heavy brigades success had given the Russian forces time to take away Artillery pieces from captured redoubts.  Raglan, after seeing this ordered the light brigade to advance rapidly to the front, follow the enemy and try to prevent the enemy carrying away the guns. This message taken by Captain Nolan, to Lord Lucan, the cavalry Commander.  One of the Officers of Raglans Staff, urged Lucan, who could only see the main Russian Artillery position at the head of a valley.  Lord Lucan rode over to Cardigan and ordered him to attack these guns.  So the Light Brigade charged these Russian guns, and not the guns being taken away by Russian forces from the redoubts. The carnage was great, from the 673 men who started the charge, 113 men were killed and many others wounded. The Light Brigade was made up of the 4th and 13th Light Dragoons, 8th and 11th Hussars and the 17th Lancers. A spectating French Officer General Pierre Bosquet proclaimed - It is magnificent but it is not war.

Relief of the Light Brigade by Richard Caton Woodville. (Y)
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DHM499P.  2nd Maryland Regiment at the Guildford Courthouse 1781 by Brian Palmer.

2nd Maryland Regiment at the Guildford Courthouse 1781 by Brian Palmer (P)
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DHM598.  Ensign of the 17th regiment of Foot, American War of Independence 1779. by Jim Lancia.

Ensign of the 17th regiment of Foot, American War of Independence 1779. by Jim Lancia.
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 M2A4 and M3 tanks of A Company, 1st US Marine Tank Battalion. move out from Henderson Field to support the perimeter from Japanese attacks.

Guadalcanal by David Pentland. (Y)
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DHM821.  Austrian Generals Watching the Battle by Albrecht Adam.
Austrian Generals Watching the Battle by Albrecht Adam.
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First China War.

The Madras Foot Artillery at the Assault on Chin-Kiang-Foo, 21st July 1842 by David Rowlands. (B)
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SPORT PRINTS

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The legendary Welsh rugby union captain Gareth Edwards is brought to life in the triple portrait. Gareth Edwards is revered in Wales and considered one of the finest players ever. in part of the montage he is shown going over for a try against England.
Gareth Edwards by Darren Baker. (Y)
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 Elf Tyrrell Ford 006.  World Champion 1973.
Jackie Stewart by Michael Thompson.
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22nd - 24th September 1995, Oakhill Country Club, Rochester, New York.  Against all odds the triumphant European team beat the USA in one of the most dramatic finishes of all time, to bring home the Ryder Cup for Europe.
Ryder Cup Victors by Peter Wileman
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MC0041P. Blitzkrieg by Mark Churms.

Blitzkrieg by Mark Churms. (P)
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DHM1480. Jenson Button 2004 BAR 006 by Ivan Berryman.
Jenson Button 2004 BAR 006 by Ivan Berryman.
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 In 1992 Matthew graduated in Geography from St. Catherine's College, Oxford, where he was President of the Oxford Rowing Club.  He took part in the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race in 1990 and 1991, when Oxford beat Cambridge by substantial distances.  Also in 1992, at the age of only 21, Matthew had his first taste of Olympic success, when in a coxless pair with partner Sir Steve Redgrave, he won the gold medal at the Barcelona Olympics.  Prior to that Olympic win he and Redgrave had enjoyed an unbeaten international season, and it was already obvious that Matthew was developing to become one of the world's greatest oarsmen.  At the Atlanta Olympics in 1996 the Pinsent / Redgrave duo won another gold medal and throughout the nineties their outstanding combination also brought them seven world championship golds.  Their unbroken run of success continued through to the millennium Olympic games in Sydney when Pinsent, again with Redgrave (now in a coxless four with James Cracknell and Tim Foster) again triumphed earning Pinsent his third Olympic gold medal.  The race in which he did it was voted Britain's greatest sporting moment and the crew secured themselves a very special place in the heart of the nation.  After Sydney, Matthew formed a seemingly invincible coxless pair partnership with James Cracknell MBE.  Undefeated throughout 2001, they went on to complete a unique feat in the history of rowing, by winning the coxless pair at the world championships in Lucerne, a mere two hours after winning the coxed pairs.  In the 2002 world championships in Seville they defended their coxless pairs title, beating an experienced Australian crew who had beaten them in Lucerne earlier in the year and breaking the world record by 4 seconds in the process.  On Saturday 21st August 2004 at the Athens Olympic games, Matthew Pinsent CBE entered Olympic history.  In one of the classic sporting moments of all time, he led the Great Britain coxless four to victory over the Canadian world champions by only eight hundredths of a second.  Matthew was awarded the MBE in the 1993 New Year's Honours List and the CBE in the New Year's Honours List 2003.  In the 2005 New Year's Honours List he was awarded a knighthood.

Sir Matthew Pinsent CBE by James Owen.
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This signed art print was produced at the end of 2000 after the Olympics of that year, and has been sold out from the publisher for many years.  We have the last few publishers proofs of this edition available.  This superb art print celebrates the ultimate achievement for any athlete, the winning of an Olympic gold medal.  In the modern era athletes from Great Britain have won 178 gold medals and Gary Keane's montage celebrates some of the highlights from those achievements.  It captures the determination and effort required to win, as well as the euphoria when the realisation that a life long dream has finally become a reality.  This print is not only a tribute to those featured but also to all other competitors and medal winners who have strived to bring glory and honour to Great Britain.  As the Olympic Games enter a new century and a new chapter in history, it is hoped that this reminder of past glories will also help to inspire those competing for gold in the future.  This limited edition print is signed by six gold medal winners : <br>LYNN DAVIES - 1964 TOKYO Men's Long Jump.<br>MARY PETERS - 1972 MUNICH Pentathlon.<br>DALEY THOMPSON - 1980 MOSCOW Decathlon & 1984 LOS ANGELES Decathlon.<br>TESSA SANDERSON - 1984 LOS ANGELES Javelin.<br>SALLY GUNNELL - 1992 BARCELONA 400 metre Hurdles.<br>STEVEN REDGRAVE - 1984 LOS ANGELES Rowing Coxed Fours, 1988 SEOUL Rowing Coxless Pairs, 1992 BARCELONA Rowing Coxless Pairs, 1996 ATLANTA Rowing Coxless Pairs (and since signing this print, also 2000 SYDNEY Rowing Coxless Fours).

British Olympic Legends by Gary Keane
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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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