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British Royal Naval Losses During World War I. This list shows the complete list of Royal naval Ships lost during the first World war, including Battleships, cruisers, destroyers

Type of Ship Name of Ship Date of Loss Reason for Loss
Battleship HMS Audacious 27th October 1914 Mined off north coast of Ireland.
Battleship HMS Britannia 9th November 1918 torpedoed by a German submarine off Cape Trafalgar.
Battleship HMS Bulwark 26th November 1914 Destroyed by internal explosion at Sheerness.
Battleship HMS Cornwallis 9th January 1917 Torpedoed by German submarine south east of Malta.
Battleship HMS Formidable 1st January 1915 Torpedoed by German submarine U-24 off Portland Bill.
Battleship HMS Goliath 13th May 1915 Torpedoed by Turkish destroyer Muavenet-I-Milet off De Tott's Battery in the Dardanelles.
Battleship HMS Irresistible 18th March 1915 Sunk by torpedo from White Cliffs in the Dardanelles.
Battleship HMS King Edward VII 6th January 1916 Mined off the north coast of Scotland .
Battleship HMS Majestic 27th May 1915 Torpedoed by German submarine U-23 off West Beach in the Gallipoli peninsula.
Battleship HMS Ocean 18th March 1915 Sunk by torpedo from White Cliffs in the Dardanelles.
Battleship HMS Russell 27th April 1916 Mined off Malta.
Battleship HMS Triumph 25th May 1915 Torpedoed by German submarine U-51 off Gaba Tepe, Gallipoli peninsula.
Battleship HMS Vanguard 9th July 1917 Destroyed by internal explosion at Scapa Flow.
 
Battle Cruiser HMS Indefatigable 31st May 1916 Blown up by gunfire from German battle cruisers at the Battle of Jutland.
Battle Cruiser HMS Invincible 31st May 1916 Blown up by gunfire from German battle cruisers at the Battle of Jutland.
Battle Cruiser HMS Queen Mary 31st May 1916 Blown up by gunfire from German battle cruisers at the Battle of Jutland.
 
Cruiser HMS Aboukir 22nd September 1914 Torpedoed by German submarine U-9 in the North Sea.
Cruiser HMS Argyll 28th October 1915 Wrecked on Bell Rock on the east coast of Scotland.
Cruiser HMS Ariadne 26th July 1917 Torpedoed by German submarine off Beachy Head.
Cruiser HMS Black Prince 31st May 1916 Blown up by gunfire from German battle cruisers at the Battle of Jutland.
Cruiser HMS Cochrane 14th November 1918 Wrecked in estuary of the Mersey.
Cruiser HMS Cressy 22nd September 1914 Torpedoed by German submarine U-9 in the North Sea.
Cruiser HMS Defence 31st May 1916 Blown up by gunfire from German battle cruisers at the Battle of Jutland.
Cruiser HMS Drake 2nd October 1917 Torpedoed by German submarine in Rathlin Sound off the north coast of Ireland.
Cruiser HMS Hampshire 5th June 1916 Mined 1.5 miles west of the Orkney Islands.
Cruiser HMS Hogue 22nd September 1914 Torpedoed by German submarine U-9 in the North Sea.
Cruiser HMS Good Hope 1st November 1914 Sunk by gunfire from German cruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau off Coronel in Chile.
Cruiser HMS Monmouth 1st November 1914 Sunk by gunfire from German cruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau off Coronel in Chile.
Cruiser HMS Natal 30th December 1915 Blown up by explosion in after magazine in Cromarty Firth.
Cruiser HMS Warrior 1st June 1916 Foundered after being disabled by gunfire in the Battle of Jutland.
Cruiser HMS Hawke 15th October 1914 Torpedoed by German submarine U-9 off the east coast of Scotland.
 
Light Cruiser HMS Amphion 6th August 1914 Mined off Thames Estuary.
Light Cruiser HMS Arethusa 11th February 1916 Mined off Felixstowe.
Light Cruiser HMS Brilliant 23rd April 1918 Blown up and sunk as a blockship at Ostend.
Light Cruiser HMS Cassandra 4th-5th December 1918 Mined in the Baltic.
Light Cruiser HMS Falmouth 20th August 1916 Foundered in the North sea after being torpedoed four times by German submarines.
Light Cruiser HMS Hermes 31st October 1914 Torpedoed by German submarine U-27 in the Straits of Dover while employed as a seaplane carrier.
Light Cruiser HMS Intrepid 23rd April 1918 Blown up and sunk as a blockship at Zeebrugge.
Light Cruiser HMS Iphigenia 23rd April 1918 Blown up and sunk as a blockship at Zeebrugge.
Light Cruiser HMS Nottingham 19th August 1916 Torpedoed by German submarine in the North Sea.
Light Cruiser HMS Pathfinder 5th September 1914 Torpedoed by German submarine U-21 off St Abb's Head on the east coast of Scotland.
Light Cruiser HMS Pegasus 20th September 1914 Sunk by gunfire from the German cruiser Königsberg at Zanzibar.
Light Cruiser HMS Sirius 23rd April 1918 Blown up and sunk as a blockship at Ostend.
Light Cruiser HMS Thetis 23rd April 1918 Blown up and sunk as a blockship at Zeebrugge.
Light Cruiser HMS Vindictive 10th May 1918 Blown up and sunk as a blockship at Ostend.
 
Monitor HMS Glatton 16th September 1918 Caught fire in Dover Harbour and was torpedoed to avoid magazine explosion.
Monitor HMS Raglan 20th January 1918 Sunk by gunfire from German battle cruiser Goeben in action off Imbros.
Monitor M 15 11th November 1917 Torpedoed by a German submarine off Gaza.
Monitor M 21 20th October 1918 Mined off Ostend.
Monitor M 25 17th September 1919 Lost during operations in the Dvina River in northern Russia.
Monitor M 27 17th September 1919 Lost during operations in the Dvina River in northern Russia.
Monitor M 28 20th January 1918 Sunk by gunfire from German battle cruiser Goeben in action off Imbros.
Monitor M 30 13th May 1916 Sunk by fire from Turkish batteries in the Gulf of Smyrna.
 
Sloop HMS Alyssum 18th March 1917 Mined off the south west coast of Ireland.
Sloop HMS Anchusa 16th July 1918 Torpedoed by a German submarine off the north coast of Ireland.
Sloop HMS Arabis 10th-11th February Torpedoed by German destroyers off Dogger Bank.
Sloop HMS Arbutus 16th December 1917 Foundered in St George's Channel during very heavy weather after being torpedoed by a German submarine.
Sloop HMS Aster 4th July 1917 Mined in the Mediterranean.
Sloop HMS Begonia October 1917 The ship went missing but believed to have been torpedoed by a German submarine in the Atlantic.
Sloop HMS Bergamot 13th August 1917 Torpedoed by a German submarine in the Atlantic.
Sloop HMS Candytuft 18th November 1917 Torpedoed by a German submarine off Bougie.
Sloop HMS Cowslip 25th April 1918 Torpedoed by a German submarine off Cape Spartel.
Sloop HMS Gaillardia 22nd-23rd March 1918 Mined off the Orkneys.
Sloop HMS Genista 23rd October 1916 Torpedoed by a German submarine off the west coast of Ireland.
Sloop HMS Gentian 16th July 1919 Mined in the Gulf of Finland.
Sloop HMS Lavender 5th May 1917 Torpedoed by a German submarine in the English Channel.
Sloop HMS Mignonette 17th March 1917 Mined off the south west coast of Ireland.
Sloop HMS Myrtle 16th July 1919 Mined in the Gulf of Finland.
Sloop HMS Nasturtium 27th April 1916 Mined in the Mediterranean.
Sloop HMS Primula 1st March 1916 Torpedoed by German submarine U-35 in the eastern Mediterranean.
Sloop HMS Rhododendron 5th May 1918 Torpedoed by a German submarine in the North Sea.
Sloop HMS Salvia 20th June 1917 Torpedoed by a German submarine off the west coast of Ireland.
Sloop HMS Tulip 30th April 1917 Torpedoed by a German submarine in the Atlantic.
 
Minesweeper HMS Ascot 10th November 1918 Torpedoed by a German submarine off the Farn Islands.
Minesweeper HMS Blackmorevale 1st May 1918 Mined off Montrose.
Minesweeper HMS Brighton Queen 6th October 1915. Mined off Nieuport.
Minesweeper HMS Clacton 3rd August 1916 Torpedoed by a German submarine at Chai Aghizi in the Levant.
Minesweeper HMS Cupar 5th May 1919 Mined off the Tyne.
Minesweeper HMS Duchess of Hamilton 29th November 1915. Mined off the Longsand.
Minesweeper HMS Duchess of Montrose 18th March 1917 Mined off Dunkirk.
Minesweeper HMS Erin's Isle 7th February 1919 Mined off the Nore.
Minesweeper HMS Fair Maid 9th November 1916 Mined near Cross Sand Buoy.
Minesweeper HMS Fandango 18th July 1919 Mined in the Dvina River, north Russia.
Minesweeper HMS Hythe 28th-19th October 1915. Lost in collision with the Armed Boarding Steamer Sarnia, off Cape Helles.
Minesweeper HMS Kempton 24th June 1917 Mined off Spindle Buoy to the north of Gravelines.
Minesweeper HMS Kinross 16th June 1919 Mined in the Aegean.
Minesweeper HMS Lady Ismay 21st December 1917 Mined near the Galloper.
Minesweeper HMS Ludlow 29th December 1916 Mined off the Shipwash.
Minesweeper HMS Marsa 18th November 1917 Lost due to collision at entrance to Harwich Harbour.
Minesweeper HMS Nepaulin 20th April 1917 Mined near Dyck Light Vessel.
Minesweeper HMS Newmarket Sometime after 16th July 1917 Went missing in the eastern Mediterranean, last reported on 16th July 1917.
Minesweeper HMS Penarth 4th February 1919 Mined off the Yorkshire coast.
Minesweeper HMS Plumpton 19th October 1918 Mined off Ostend.
Minesweeper HMS Princess Mary II 2nd August 1919 Mined in the Aegean.
Minesweeper HMS Queen of the North 20th July 1917 Mined off Orfordness.
Minesweeper HMS Redcar 24th June 1917 Mined off Spindle Buoy to the north of Gravelines.
Minesweeper HMS Roedean 13th January 1915 Sunk at Longhope.
Minesweeper HMS St Seiriol 25th April 1918 Mined off the Shipwash Light Vessel.
Minesweeper HMS Sword Dance 24th June 1919 Mined in the Dvina River, north Russia.
 
Torpedo Gunboat HMS Hazard 28th January 1918 Lost in a collision off Portland Bill.
Torpedo Gunboat HMS Jason 7th April 1917 Mined near Coll Island off the west coast of Scotland.
Torpedo Gunboat HMS Niger 11th November 1914 Torpedoed by a German submarine in the Downs.
Torpedo Gunboat HMS Seagull 30th September 1918 Lost in a collision with a merchant vessel in the Firth of Clyde.
Torpedo Gunboat HMS Speedy 3rd September 1914 Mined in the North Sea, 30 miles off the Humber.
 
Flotilla Leader HMS Hoste 21st December 1916 Foundered after colliding with Negro during very bad weather in the North Sea.
Flotilla Leader HMS Scott 15th August 1918 Torpedoed by a German submarine off the Dutch coast.
Flotilla Leader HMS Tipperary 1st June 1916 Sunk by gunfire during the Battle of Jutland.
 
Destroyer HMS Fortune 31st May -1st June 1916 Sunk by gunfire from the German Battle Fleet during the Battle of Jutland.
Destroyer HMS Laforey 23rd March 1917 Mined in the English Channel.
Destroyer HMS Lassoo 13th August 1916 Torpedoed by a German submarine off the Maas Lightship.
Destroyer HMS Louis 31st October 1915 Wrecked in Suvla Bay.
Destroyer HMS Marmion 21st October 1917 Lost in a collision in the North Sea.
Destroyer HMS Mary Rose 17th October 1917 Sunk by gunfire from the German Cruiser Minelayers Brummer and Bremes  in convoy action off the Norwegian coast.
Destroyer HMS Medusa 25th March 1916 Foundered after collision with Laverock off the Schleswig coast.
Destroyer HMS Narbrough 12th January 1918 Wrecked outside Scapa Flow during a violent gale and snowstorm.
Destroyer HMS Negro 21st December 1916 Lost in a collision with Hoste during very bad weather in the North Sea.
Destroyer HMS Nessus 8th September 1918 Lost in a collision with the Amphitrite during foggy weather in the North Sea.
Destroyer HMS Nestor 31st May 1916 Sunk by gunfire from ships of the German Battle Fleet during the Battle of Jutland.
Destroyer HMS North Star 23rd April 1918 Sunk by German batteries at Zeebrugge.
Destroyer HMS Nomad 31st May 1916 Sunk by gunfire from ships of the German Battle Fleet during the Battle of Jutland.
Destroyer HMS Opal 12th January 1918 Wrecked outside Scapa Flow during a violent gale and snowstorm.
Destroyer HMS Partridge 12th December 1917 Sunk by gunfire from four German destroyers in convoy action off the Norwegian coast.
Destroyer HMS Pheasant 1st March 1917 Mined off the Orkney Islands.
Destroyer HMS Recruit 9th August 1917 Mined in the North Sea.
Destroyer HMS Setter 17th May 1917 Lost in collision with Sylph during foggy weather off Harwich.
Destroyer HMS Simoom 23rd January 1917 Blown up by gunfire from German destroyers during action off the Schouwen Bank.
Destroyer HMS Strongbow 17th October 1917 Sunk by gunfire from the German cruiser Minelayers Brummer and  Bremse in the North Sea
Destroyer HMS Surprise 22nd-23rd December 1917 Torpedoed by a German submarine off the Maas Lightship.
Destroyer HMS Tornado 22nd-23rd December 1917 Torpedoed by a German submarine off the Maas Lightship.
Destroyer HMS Torrent 22nd-23rd December 1917 Torpedoed by a German submarine off the Maas Lightship.
Destroyer HMS Turbulent 1st June 1916 Rammed by a large German warship in the Battle of Jutland.
Destroyer HMS Ulleswater 15th August 1918 Torpedoed by a German submarine off the Dutch coast.
Destroyer HMS Ulysses 29th October 1918 Lost in a collision with a Merchantman in the Firth of Clyde.
Destroyer HMS Vehement 2nd August 1918 Mined in the North Sea
Destroyer HMS Verulam 3rd-4th September 1919 Mined off Seskaer Island in the Gulf of Finland.
Destroyer HMS Vittoria 1st September 1919 Torpedoed by a Russian (Bolshevik) submarine.
Destroyer HMS Ardent 1st June 1916 Sunk by gunfire from the German Battle Fleet during the Battle of Jutland.
 

Canadian Naval Losses During World War II - information provided by Claude Raine.

Type of Ship Name of Ship Date of Loss Reason for Loss
River Class Destroyer HMCS FRASER June 25th, 1940 Lost in a collision with the British cruiser CALCUTTA, while participating in the evacuation of France. 47 men lost.
River Class Destroyer HMCS MARGAREE October 22nd, 1940 Lost in the North Atlantic, after collision with the freighter PORT FAIRY, while escorting the five ship convoy OL.8. 142 of her ship's company were lost, many of which were survivor's of FRASER's tragic sinking.
River Class Destroyer HMCS OTTAWA September 13th , 1942 Sunk by U91 in the North Atlantic, while escorting convoy ON.127. Lost at about 2330 on 13th September, 1942 due to enemy action being hit by two torpedoes. 114 of her Ship's Company lost.
River Class Destroyer HMCS SKEENA October 25th, 1944 Wrecked in a storm, and grounded near Reykjavik, Iceland.
Town Class Destroyer HMCS ST. CROIX September 20th, 1943 Torpedoed and sunk by U305, south of Iceland, while escorting convoy ON.202. Five officers and 76 men were rescued by HMS ITCHEN, but only one of these survived the loss of the ITCHEN two days later.
Tribal Class Destroyer HMCS ATHABASKAN April 29th, 1944 Sunk by a torpedo from German torpedo boat T24, while operating in the English Channel. Her captain and 128 men were lost, 83 taken prisoner and 44 men rescued by   HMCS HAIDA.
       
Flower Class Corvette HMCS LEVIS September 19th, 1940 Torpedoed by U74, 120 miles off Cape Farewell Greenland, resulting in 18 lives lost.
Flower Class Corvette HMCS WINDFLOWER December 7th, 1941 While escorting convoy SC.58, she was rammed by Dutch freighter Zypenberg in dense fog off the Grand Banks. She was sunk, and 23 of her ship's company were lost.
Flower Class Corvette HMCS SPIKENARD February 10th, 1942 Torpedoed and sunk by U136, south of Iceland, while escorting convoy SC.67. There were only eight survivors.
Flower Class Corvette   HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN September 11th, 1942 Torpedoed and sunk in the St. Lawrence, near Cap Chat Quebec, by U517. She had just delivered a convoy to Rimouski and was returning to Gaspe. Nine of her ship's company were lost.
Flower Class Corvette HMCS LOUISBURG February 6th, 1943 Attacked and sunk by Italian aircraft east of Oran, while escorting a convoy from Gibraltar to Bone, Algeria. 38 of her ship's company were lost.
Flower Class Corvette HMCS WEYBURN February 22nd, 1943 Lost to a mine off Gibraltar. Seven of her ship's company were lost.
Flower Class Corvette HMCS REGINA August 8th, 1944 Torpedoed and sunk by U667, off Trevose Head, Cornwall, England. Thirty of her ship's company were lost.
Flower Class Corvette HMCS ALBERNI August 21st, 1944 Torpedoed and sunk by U480, southeast of the Isle of Wight. 59 of her ship's company were lost.
Flower Class Corvette HMCS SHAWINIGAN November 25th, 1944 While on independent anti-submarine patrol in the Cabot Strait, she was torpedoed and sunk by U1228. All hands were lost.
Flower Class Corvette HMCS TRENTONIAN February 22nd, 1945 Torpedoed and sunk by U1004 near Falmouth, England. Six of her ship's company were lost.
       
River Class Frigate HMCS VALLEYFIELD May 7th, 1944 Torpedoed and sunk by U548, 50 miles south of Cape Race, Newfoundland. 125 of her ship's company lost.
Auxiliary Trawler, Minesweeper HMCS BRAS D'OR October 19th, 1940 While keeping the Romanian freighter "Ingener N. Vlassopol" under surveillance in the Gulf of St Lawrence, the minesweeper disappeared. Her last know position was 40 20N - 063 50W, near Anticosti Island. Her entire ship's company of 30 men were lost.
Bangor Class Minesweeper HMCS CHEDABUCTO October 21st, 1943 Sunk after night collision with the cable vessel LORD KELVIN, 30 miles from Rimouski, Quebec. One officer was lost.
BANGOR Class Minesweeper HMCS CLAYOQUOT December 24th, 1944 Torpedoed and sunk while taking station on convoy XB.139, in the approaches to Halifax harbour. Sunk by U806. Eight of her crew were lost.
BANGOR Class Minesweeper HMCS GUYSBOROUGH March 17th, 1945 Torpedoed and sunk by U878 in the English Channel off Ushant. Fifty-one of her ship's company were lost.
BANGOR Class Minesweeper HMCS ESQUIMALT April 16th, 1945 Torpedoed and sunk by U190, five miles off Chebucto Head, near Halifax. Forty-four of her ship's company were lost.
Armed Yacht HMCS OTTER March 26th, 1941 Destroyed by an accidental explosion and fire, off Halifax. Two Officers and 17 men were lost.
Armed Yacht HMCS RACCOON September 7th, 1942 Torpedoed and sunk by U 165, while escorting convoy QS.33 in the St. Lawrence River. There were no survivors.
       
Motor Torpedo Boat  MTB 460 July 1st, 1944 Lost to a mine in the English Channel. The commanding officer and 9 men were lost.
Motor Torpedo Boat   MTB 463 July 7th, 1944 Lost to a mine in the English Channel. No crew was lost, although 5 men were wounded.
Motor Torpedo Boat MTB459 February 14th, 1945 Five MTBs were lost to a tragic fire while alongside at Ostend, Belgium. Twenty-eight Canadian sailors were lost.
Motor Torpedo Boat MTB461 February 14th, 1945 Five MTBs were lost to a tragic fire while alongside at Ostend, Belgium. Twenty-eight Canadian sailors were lost.
Motor Torpedo Boat MTB462 February 14th, 1945 Five MTBs were lost to a tragic fire while alongside at Ostend, Belgium. Twenty-eight Canadian sailors were lost.
Motor Torpedo Boat MTB465 February 14th, 1945 Five MTBs were lost to a tragic fire while alongside at Ostend, Belgium. Twenty-eight Canadian sailors were lost.
Motor Torpedo Boat MTB466 February 14th, 1945 Five MTBs were lost to a tragic fire while alongside at Ostend, Belgium. Twenty-eight Canadian sailors were lost.
 

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 With a final 47 victories to his credit, Robert Alexander Little was one of the highest-scoring British aces of World War 1, beginning his career with the famous No 8 (Naval) Squadron in 1916, flying Sopwith Pup N5182, as shown here. On 21st April 1917, he was attacked and shot down by six aircraft of Jasta Boelke, Little being thrown from the cockpit of his Sopwith Camel on impact with the ground. As the German aircraft swooped in to rake the wreckage with machine gun fire, Little pulled his Webley from its holster and began returning fire before being assisted by British infantry with their Lewis guns. Such was the character of this great pilot who finally met his death whilst attacking Gotha bombers on the night of 27th May 1918.

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 With HMS Warspite keeping a watchful eye off her port bow, the Illustrious class carrier HMS Formidable prepares to recover a Fairey Albacore TB MK1 of No. 826 sqn. following a vital sortie against Italian shipping at the start of the Battle of Cape Matapan in march 1941. Led by Lt Cdr W G H Saunt DSC, Formidables Albacores launched torpedo attacks on the battleship Vittorio Veneto, seriously damaging her, despite coming under intense anti aircraft fire and a splash barrage of 15-inch shells.

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 In the early morning murk of 24th May 1941, the forward 15in guns of HMS Hood fire the first shots against the mighty German battleship Bismarck. Both Bismarck and her escort, the Prinz Eugen, immediately responded, the latter causing a fierce fire on Hoods upper deck, while plunging shot from Bismarck penetrated deep into the British ships hull, causing an explosion that ripped the Hood apart, sinking her in an instant. Tragically, just three survivors were rescued from the water.

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One of the most decisive battles in the history of the Royal Navy, Nelsons defeat of the French fleet took place on 21st October 1805 off Cape Trafalgar and was conducted with not a single British ship lost, although few ships escaped severe punishment and loss of life on both sides was tragically high

The Battle of Trafalgar, 21st October 1805 by Ivan Berryman.
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Captain Fields 2 Scimitar and 2 Scorpion light tanks of 3 Troop The Blues and Royals along with the Milan platoon, provide vital covering fire for 2 Paras assault on the North Spur Wireless Ridge (Apple Pie)  Following lessons learned at Goose Green additional support was available from artillery, mortars, machine guns and even HMS Ambuscade.  Despite the attack being conducted at night, with frequent snow flurries, and minefields, all the objectives were taken, and at first light the road to Port Stanley lay open and unopposed.

Battle for Wireless Ridge, Falklands, 13th June 1982 by David Pentland. (P)
Half Price! - £1900.00
 Having made contact the previous evening with troops of 4th Infantry Division pushing inland from Utah Beach, paratroopers of the 101st Airborne division The Screaming Eagles help mop up the pockets of German resistance in their general advance towards Carentan.

Screaming Eagles in Normandy, 7th June 1944 by David Pentland. (GL)
Half Price! - £300.00
VAR636. 6th Inniskilling Dragoon by Chris Collingwood.
6th Inniskilling Dragoon by Chris Collingwood.
Half Price! - £15.00

So Tell The Spartans, Stranger passing by that here, Obedient to their laws, we lie.   In 480 BC the Spartans tried to defend the pass at Thermopylae against the Persians led by Xerxes.  The Persian fleet had sailed along the coastline from northern Greece into the Gulf of Malia on the eastern Aegean Sea towards the mountains at Thermopylae. The Greek General and King Leonidas led the Greeks  and tried to defend the pass of Thermopylae.  All the defending Spartans were killed during the Battle of Thermopylae. Their defence and courage provided inspiration to the Greeks, and the following year the Greeks won battles against their old enemy the Persians.

Thermopylae 480BC, Spartan and Thespaian Hoplites. By Chris Collingwood. (GL)
Half Price! - £400.00
 Depicts Henry VIII on his way to the Historic meeting with Francis I of France in 1520.

Field of the Cloth of Gold by Sir John Gilbert.
Half Price! - £25.00
The first fight for independence of the American Revolution. The Battle of Lexington, known as Lexington Common, is where the opening shots of the American Revolution of 1775 took place. The Common had been purchased by subscription of some of the towns leading citizens in 1711.  The engagement took place oon April 19th 1775.  Lt Col Francis Smith wiith 700 men under his command was given secret orders to capture and destroy military supplies that were reportedly stored by the Massachusetts militia at Concord. But Patriot colonials had received word weeks before the expedition that their supplies might be at risk, and had moved the supplies to other stores.  They were also given word that the British were on their way and a rapid deployment of the militia was undertaken. The first shots were fired just as the sun was rising at Lexington. The Minutemen were outnumbered and withdrew, as the British proceeded on to Concord. At the North Bridge in Concord they were meet by a force of several hundred militiamen who defeated the British three companies of the Kings troops, who withdrew  More Minutemen arrived soon thereafter and inflicted heavy damage on the regulars as they marched back towards Boston. Upon returning to Lexington, Smiths expedition was rescued by reinforcements.  The whole British force of some 1700 men withdrew back to Boston.

Battle of Lexington by William Barnes Wollen. (Y)
Half Price! - £30.00
 Hill 112, Normandy, 28th June 1944.  Infantry of the 11th Armoured Division digging in during the battle for the strategically important Hill 112.  The division comprised of the 8th Motor Battalion Rifle Brigade, 4th King's Shropshire Light Infantry, 3rd Monmouthshires,1st Herefords, 3rd Royal Tank Regiment, 2nd Fife & Forfarshire, Yeomanry and 23rd Hussars.

Digging In by David Pentland. (P)
Half Price! - £700.00

 

SPORT PRINTS

Click above to see all of our sport art index - Eight random half price sport items are displayed to the right.

Some Current Half Price Sport Art Offers

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
Half Price! - £110.00
 A great tribute to one of the all time greats in golf who will be sadly missed.

Seve Ballesteros by Peter Deighan. (Y)
Half Price! - £80.00
 A quartet of Ferrari 801s are warmed up at Rouen-les-Essarts.  French Grand Prix 1957.

Thoroughbreds in the Paddock by Ray Goldsbrough.
Half Price! - £75.00


Lester Piggott by Gary Keane. (Y)
Half Price! - £45.00

 Ralf Schumacher winning the first Grand Prix of his career in the Williams FW23. Ralf dominated the San Marino Grand Prix from the first corner to the chequered flag giving Williams its first win since 1997. History was made when the Schumachers became the first brothers in Formula 1 to win a Grand Prix. Imola April 2001.

The Italian Job by Michael Thompson
Half Price! - £75.00
 England Captain martin Johnson lifts the World Rugby Cup, as winners of the 2003 World Rugby Cup in Australia.

Martin Johnson by Chris Howells.
Half Price! - £45.00
B40. Jean Alesi/ Benetton B.196

Jean Alesi/ Benetton B.196 by Ivan Berryman
Half Price! - £40.00
Unarguably the most famous Flying Finn of the past years has been Mika Häkkinen who won the F1 championship twice 1998-1999 and also raced in DTM between 2005 and 2007.

The Flying Finn by Ray Goldsbrough
Half Price! - £20.00

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