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Lists of Naval Losses of WWI and WWII, including British Navy ships, Canadian Navy ships and Merchant Navy ships.

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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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 The painting shows a gun team of the Royal Horse Artillery with wounded soldiers on the Limber during the retreat to Corunna in the winter of 1808-1809, during the Peninsula War.

Halt on a Forced March by Lady Elizabeth Butler. (Y)
Half Price! - £30.00
 The Battle of Isandlwana on 22 January 1879 was the first major encounter in the Anglo-Zulu War between the British Empire and the Zulu Kingdom. Eleven days after the British commenced their invasion of Zululand in South Africa, a Zulu force of some 10,000-12,000 warriors attacked a portion of the British main column consisting of about 1,800 British, colonial and native troops and perhaps 400 civilians. The Zulus were equipped mainly with the traditional Assegai iron spears and cow-hide shields, but also had a number of muskets and old rifles though they were not formally trained in their use. The British and colonial troops were armed with the state-of-the-art Martini-Henry breech-loading rifle and two 7 pounder artillery pieces as well as a rocket battery. Despite a vast disadvantage in weapons technology, the numerically superior Zulus ultimately overwhelmed the poorly led and badly deployed British, killing over 1,300 troops, including all those out on the forward firing line. The Zulu army suffered around 350 killed, and up to several hundred wounded. The battle was a crushing victory for the Zulus and caused the abandonment of the first British invasion of Zululand.

The Battle of Isandlwana by Jason Askew. (P)
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 The year is 1807, the French Empire is at the pinnacle of its power. Although not yet 38 years of age the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte is marching towards the heights of his military career. It is the anniversary of his great victory against the Austrians at Marengo seven years before. Since then the soldiers of The Grand Armee have faithfully followed The Little Corporal from victory to victory across Europe.  Now, in eastern Prussia, the Russians alone are holding out against the might of France. Bennigsens army is strung out on a four mile front along the banks of the river Alle, near the town of Friedland. With their backs to the unfordable river the brave Russian soldiers are drawn up in a poor position to give battle.  It is already midday when Napoleon arrives on the field. Much of the French force is still some miles away but the commanders keen eye immediately perceives an opportunity for victory. He decides to attack. The vigourous assault on the Russian lines commences at about 5.30 pm. Bennigsen, anticipating an engagement on the following day, is completely surprised by this ferocious attack so late in the afternoon. The fighting begins as his divisions are preparing to withdraw across the river Alle, to a stronger position. Napoleons master stroke throws the enemy into confusion. By 8.30 pm the French are masters of the field, the Russians have lost nearly a third of their army and 80 cannons. The town of Friedland is ablaze and the Tsars army in full retreat.  In simple attire and characteristically astride a nimble arab grey, Napoleon Bonaparte rides forward with his reserves of the Guard to survey the final victory.  Within a few days the defeated Tsar Alexander will embrace the French Emperor on a raft anchored in the middle of the Niemen at Tilsit. At their monumental meeting they will talk of peace, co-operation against the British, the division of Prussian Territories and France with Russia will form their uneasy alliance that will quickly collapse into open hostility and present Napoleon with his greatest challenge: The invasion of Russia itself.

Napoleon at Friedland by Mark Churms. (AP)
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Some Current Half Price Sport Art Offers

 McLaren M26 Ford Cosworth.  World Champion 1976.
James Hunt by Michael Thompson.
Half Price! - £25.00
 Ally McCoist of Glasgow Rangers and Scotland.  Produced to celebrate Scotlands most prolific goalscorer.  Super Ally became nothing short of a legend during his tenure with Glasgow Rangers of the Premier League.  It was not until Graeme Sounes took over as player manager of Rangers that McCoist really hit his stride and began to excel himself as the most prodigious goalscorer in the history of Scottish football.  Allys unprecedented career includes over 300 league goals for Rangers helping the club to 9 titles in a row, a Scottish Cup Winners medal, 2 UEFA Golden Boot awards, Scottish player of the year 91/92 and 61 Caps for his country resulting in 19 international goals.  Ally became one of Glasgow Rangers and Scotlands all time football heroes, and is now part of the Rangers coaching staff under Walter Smith.

Ally McCoist MBE by Scott Bridges.
Half Price! - £60.00
Matt Le Tissier is quite simply a legend of Southampton Football Club. Since making his debut in 1986, Matt played 462 games for the Saints scoring 209 goals (including 49 penalties out of 50!)

Matt le Tissier by Gary Brandham. (Y)
Half Price! - £60.00
Johnny Herbert is shown in the Benetton B195.  Herbert took a deserved victory at his home British Grand Prix at Silverstone, beating the Ferrari of Frenchman Jean Alesi into second place by more than 16 seconds, and ahead of fellow briton David Coulthard in the third placed Williams.  He also claimed victory at the Italian Grand Prix at Monza.  Along with Michael Schumachers nine victories, Herbert  helped Benetton win their first constructors championship in the 1995 season.  The Formula One Benetton B195 was designed by Rory Byrne and Ross Brawn for use in the 1995 Formula One season by Benetton.  The B195 was almost identical to the B194 but for a change of engine supplier from Ford to Renault V10 engine, the same type the rival Williams team was using.  With his first two Formula One wins under his belt in 1995, Johnny Herbert won just one more race, winning at the Nurburgring at the European Grand Prix in 1999, racing for Stewart Ford.  He retired from Formula One in 2000.

Johnny Herbert/ Benetton B.195 by Ivan Berryman
Half Price! - £40.00

 England 53 - South Africa 3, Twickenham, Novermber 23rd 2002. England: Robinson, Cohen, Tindall, Greenwood, Christophers, Wilkinson, Dawson, Vickery, Leonard, Thompson, Johnson, Kay, Moody, Back, Hill. (Subs): Dallaglio, Gomersall, Healey, Morris, Regan, Stimpson. Scores: Try - Cohen, 2 Tries - Greenwood, Try - Back, Try - Hill, Try - Dallaglio, Penalty Try, 2 Penalties - Wilkinson, Conversion - Wilkinson, Conversion - Dawson, 2 Conversions - Gomersall, 2 Conversions - Stimpson. <br><br>South Africa: Greef, Paulse, Fleck, James, Lombard, Pretorius, Conradie, Roux, Dalton, Venter, Lambuschagne, Krige, Wannenburg, Van Niekerk. (Subs): Jacobs, Jordaan, Russell, Uys, Van Biljon, Van der Linde, Wentzel. Score : Penalty - Pretorius.

England v South Africa - Investec 2002 by Doug Harker. (Y)
Half Price! - £100.00


Heroes of Goodison Park by Doug Harker. (Y)
Half Price! - £165.00
 Jacques Villeneuve.

The Maple Leaf Maestro by Stuart Coffield
Half Price! - £20.00


Jason Leonard by Robert Highton. (Y)
Half Price! - £80.00

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