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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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The Element of Surprise by Robert Barbour.
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NAVAL PRINTS

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 Spitfire of 761 Training Squadron (attached to the Royal Navy) flies over the Forth Railway Bridge on the eve of World War Two, also shown is HMS Royal Oak departing Rosyth for the open sea.

Land, Sea and Air by Ivan Berryman. (C)
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 As Admiral Nelsons flagship leads the British fleet toward the Franco-Spanish line, Captain Harveys Temeraire tries to pass Victory in order to be the first to break the enemy column.

HMS Victory by Randall Wilson. (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.

HMS Glowworms Attack on the Admiral Hipper by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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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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B146.  HMS Jamaica by Ivan Berryman.

HMS Jamaica by Ivan Berryman.
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Germanys U-boat fleet had almost brought Britain to its knees in the First World war, twenty years later the story was very similar. the German U-boat arm came perilously close to cutting the lifeline that crossed the Atlantic between North America and Britain. in the early years of the war Donitz realised that keeping his U-boats at sea for as long as possible would greatly increase their chances of success. here U-93 (left) and U-94 take fuel from the auxiliary cruiser Kormoran whilst in the mid-Atlantic during 1941

Dawn Rendezvous by Anthony Saunders (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.
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 Showing visible signs of her tangle with British cruisers at the Battle of the River Plate, the German pocket battleship Graf Spee slips into the neutral waters of the Montevideo roadstead for light repairs.  This was to be the last haven for the Graf Spee which was later scuttled at the harbour mouth, her commander Kapitan zur See Langsdorff believing a large British fleet to be waiting for attempted escape into the South Atlantic.

Admiral Graf Spee by Ivan Berryman.
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MILITARY PRINTS

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 1st Battalion in action at Escaut Canal, Belgium, May 1940. The last Highland Regiment to wear a kilt in battle, attacking the Germans at the River Escaut.  From the Diary of Captain R. Leah, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders : Tuesday 21st May : Bn left Ere about 2 a.m. to march back. Fortunately Coy Cmdr. were required for some sort of recce and we went in C.O.s car.  Arrived Taintignies 3 a.m. and self went out again with Wilkie in C.O.s car to look for for C Coy which had gone astray, and to see Q.M. about Bn rations in Wez-Velvain.  Could not find either.  Met the Battalion arriving from Ere when I left the village at 3 a.m.  Got back myself at 4 a.m. found empty house which I entered by window and slept well for 5 hours. Officers mess going in house beside M.T. park, and had good breakfast.  Fairly quiet morning and orders to move this afternoon to Bn assembly position S of Wez-Velvain.  Thence we were directed to Merlin and prepared for counter-attack to drive enemy off Western side of Escaut.

The Charge of the 1st Battalion Queens Own Cameron Highlanders by David Rowlands (AP)
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 Helmand Province, Afghanistan, July 2009.  Troops of the 2nd Mercian Regiment 19th Light Brigade engaged on compound searches during Operation Panchai Palang.

Green Zone Patrol by David Pentland.
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DHM638. The Prussian Pursuit of the French at the Battle of Hanau by Richard Knote

The Prussian Pursuit of the French at the Battle of Hanau by Richard Knotel.
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Charles Edward Stuart on Board a French Warship bound for France, takes his last look at Scotland disappearing from view and reflects over the events of the previous year and what might have been.
The End of the Jacobite Dream by Brian Wood.
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 Displaying the captured standards from the Battles of Austerlitz and Ulm through the streets of Paris.
Remise Au Senat Des Trophees by Edouard Detaille. (Y)
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MLRS of the 5th Regiment Royal Artillery.

One Man and his Colours by David Rowlands (GL)
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 The painting depicts the hand picked force led by General Mouton storming over the burning main Isar bridge and forcing an entry into the town of Mosseburg.
Passage Du Pont de Landshut by Louis Hersent (Battle of Landshut, 21st April 1809) (Y)
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 Panzer IIs and IIIs of the African Korps, 15th Panzer Division drive towards Arcoma during the epic battles for the Gazala line.

Battle for Gazala by David Pentland. (Y)
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SPORT PRINTS

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Saturday, 1 September, 2001.  Germany had only ever lost one World Cup qualifier at home in their history - but suddenly they were torn apart by an England team playing great attacking football  in Munich.  Coming from behind, Michael Owen blasted a stunning hat-trick, with Steven Gerrard  scoring England's 2nd and Heskey scoring the 5th goal, making the final score 5 - 1 to England.  This superb painting by Darren Baker shows Heskey celebrating his goal with a jubilant Owen and Beckham also celebrating.  <br><br>Germany: Kahn, Worns, Linke, Nowotny, Boehme, Hamann, Rehmer, Ballack, Deisler, Jancker, Neuville. <br><br>England: Seaman, G Neville, Ferdinand, Campbell, A Cole, Barmby, Scholes, Gerrard, Beckham, Heskey, Owen.
England v Germany 5 - 1 by Darren Baker
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 Ferrari F310.  1996.
Eddie Irvine by Michael Thompson.
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DHM1480P. Jenson Button 2004 BAR 006 by Ivan Berryman (P)
Jenson Button 2004 BAR 006 by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 A product of United's magnificent youth policy, Nicky Butt has become an invaluable player in the most successful side in the club's history.  Gary Keane's portrayal of Nicky Butt captures the tenacity, determination and power of one of the country's leading midfield players.

Nicky Butt by Gary Keane.
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 Ferrari Pit Stop 2001.
Masters of Strategy II by Michael Thompson.
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SPC5008. Neil Lennon by Gary Brandham.

Neil Lennon by Gary Brandham.
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 Richard Burns and Robert Reid.  Subaru Impreza WRC 99
Rain or Shine by Michael Thompson
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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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