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Monitors of the Royal Navy were first ordered by Brazil in January 1912. Three monitors Javary, Madeira and Solimoes were built by Vickers and launched in 1913. The Brazilian Navy could not afford to purchase them and they remained at Devonshire Dock in Barrow. To prevent them being sold overseas and falling into German hands, the Royal Navy purchased them for £155,000 each and reclassed them as the Humber Class Monitors. Further monitors were laid down and launched between 1914-1916, these classes were Abercrombie, Lord Clive, Marshal Ney, Gorgon and the M15 and M29 Classes. The last series produced was the Erebus Class launched in 1916.
Ship Name Launch Date Fate
Humber Class                      View Class
HMS Severn 19th August 1913 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Humber 17th June 1913 Sold in September 1920.
HMS Mersey 30th September 1913 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
Abercrombie Class                     View Class
HMS Abercrombie 15th April 1915 Sold in 1927.
HMS Havelock 29th April 1915 Sold in 1927.
HMS Raglan 29th April 1915 Sunk on 20th January 1918.
HMS Roberts 15th April 1916 Sold in 1936.
Lord Clive Class
 

HMS General Wolfe

HMS Lord Clive 10th June 1915 Sold for scrapping in October 1927.

HMS Lord Clive, c.1920.

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HMS General Craufurd 8th July 1915 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.

HMS General Craufurd.

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HMS Earl of Peterborough 26th August 1915 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.

HMS Earl of Peterborough, 1918.

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HMS Sir Thomas Picton 30th September 1915 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS Prince Eugene 14th July 1915 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.
HMS Prince Rupert 20th May 1915 Sold for scrapping in May 1923.
HMS Sir John Moore 31st May 1915 Sold for scrapping in November 1921.
HMS General Wolfe 9th September 1915 Sold for scrapping in May 1921.

HMS General Wolfe, June 1923.

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Marshal Ney Class
HMS Marshal Ney 17th June 1915 Sold for scrapping in 1957.

HMS Marshal Ney, 1917.

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HMS Marshal Ney.  Sent in by George Needham

Disarmed Monitor HMS Marshal Soult.  Probably photographed 1940.

HMS Marshal Soult 24th August 1915 Sold for scrapping in July 1946.

HMS Marshal Soult.

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Gorgon Class

HMS Gorgon 9th June 1914 Sold for scrapping in August 1928.

HMS Gorgon, 1919.

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HMS Gorgon, laid up, 1919.

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HMS Gorgon, laid up 1919.

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HMS Gorgon, 1918.

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HMS Gorgon, 1918.

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HMS Glatton 8th August 1914 Exploded on 16th September 1918 at Dover shortly after being commissioned.

HMS Glatton, 1915.

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HMS Glatton - work being done on wreck at Dover, 1926.

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M15 Class
M15 28th April 1915 Torpedoed on 11th November 1917.

M15 firing.

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M16 3rd May 1915 Sold in January 1920.

M16, 1915.

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M16, 1917.

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M16, c1917.

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M17 12th May 1915 Sold in May 1920.

M17, 1917.

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M18 15th May 1915 Sold in January 1920.
M19 4th May 1915 Sold in May 1920.
M20 11th May 1915 Sold in January 1920.

M20 on Trials.  Sent in by Harold Worthing

M21 27th May 1915 Mined on 10th October 1918.
M22 10th June 1915 Sold for scrapping in December 1938.

M22 at Medea, 1926.

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M22 at Medea, 1926.

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M22 at Medea, September, 1929.

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M23 17th June 1915 Sold for scrapping in December 1938.
M24 9th August 1915 Sold in January 1920.

M24.

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M25 24th July 1915 Scuttled on 16th September 1919.
M26 24th August 1915 Sold in January 1920.

M26.

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M27 8th September 1915 Scuttled on 16th September 1919.

M27, 1919.

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M28 28th June 1915 Sunk on 20th January 1918.

M28, c.1915.

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M29 Class
M29 Later HMS Medusa 22nd May 1915 Sold in 1946.

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M30 23rd June 1915 Sunk on 14th May 1916.

M30, sunk, 1916.

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M31 24th June 1915 Broken up in 1948.
M32 22nd May 1915 Sold in January 1920.

M32, c.1915.

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M33 22nd May 1915 Now in Dry-dock  (next to HMS Victory) in Portsmouth being restored to her WW1 appearance.
Erebus Class
HMS Erebus 19th June 1916 Became base ship at Singapore. Sold for scrapping in 1946.

HMS Erebus, 1917.

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HMS Erebus, 1934

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HMS Erebus, 1934.

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HMS Erebus, 1934.

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HMS Erebus, 1930.

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HMS Erebus.

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HMS Erebus, August 1943.

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HMS Erebus pictured c.1930. One of the most powerful and successful monitors built during the war.

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Leading Seamen of HMS Erebus, North Russia.

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HMS Terror 18th May 1916 Sunk on 24th October 1941.

HMS Terror, laid up, 1920.

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HMS Terror, laid up, 1920.

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HMS Terror, 1917.

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Crew member (Captain?) of HMS Terror.

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Roberts Monitor Class  . VIEW CLASS
HMS Roberts 1st February 1941 Broken up in 1965.
HMS Abercrombie 31st March 1942 Broken up in 1954.
 

Unknown Monitor, possibly Lord Clive or Abercrombie Class.

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AVIATION PRINTS

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  A Vought A-7 Corsair of VA-146 makes its  final approach to the sprawling deck of the USS America, (CVA-66) as she skirts Vietnamese waters in company with a little Rock-class missile / command cruiser. The A-7 became the Navys prime weapon toward the end of the war, playing a vital role in the anti-radiation Linebacker Raids.

USS America by Ivan Berryman (P)
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Shortly after 2.00pm on Friday 24th October 2003, supersonic commercial aviation was brought to a close as three British Airways Concordes touched down within minutes of each other at Londons Heathrow Airport for the last time.  Here, BA Captain Mike Bannister bring G-BOAG  home for the final touchdown.

Concorde - The Final Touchdown by Ivan Berryman.
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 A pair of Focke Wulf 190A4s of 9./JG2 Richthofen based at Vannes, France during February 1943. The nearest aircraft is that of Staffelkapitan Siegfried Schnell. The badge on the nose is the rooster emblem of III./JG2 and the decoration on Schnells rudder shows 70 of his eventual total of 93 kills.

Looking for Business by Ivan Berryman.
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 Rittmeister Karl Bolle Commander Jasta 2 early 1918.

Alone in a Winter Sky - Fokker Triplane DR1 by David Pentland.
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 Maurice <i>Peter</i> Brown damages a Dornier Do.17 in his 41 Squadron Spitfire on 30th September 1940.

Dorniers Demise by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 Douglas C47 Dakotas fly into the landing and drop zone at Renkum Heath, September 17th 1944.

Arnhem by Simon Smith (Y)
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 The success of the attack on the Möhne dam on the night of 16th/17th May 1943 meant that the remaining three 617 Sqn Lancasters of the First Wave could turn their attention to the Eder, some twelve minutes flying time away.  Wing Commander Guy Gibson first called in Flight Lieutenant D J Shannon, flying AJ-L (ED929G) to make the initial run, but he had great difficulty achieving the correct height and approach, so Gibson now ordered Squadron Leader H E Maudslay in AJ-Z (ED937G) to make his run.  Again, the aircraft struggled to find the correct height and direction, so Shannon was again brought in, AJ-L finally releasing its <i>Upkeep</i> on the third attempt. The bomb bounced twice before exploding with no visible effect on the dam. Now Maudslay made another attempt, but released his bomb too late.  The mine bounced off of the dam wall and exploded in mid air right behind AJ-Z, the Lancaster limping away, damaged, from the scene, only to be shot down on the way home with the loss of all crew.  Finally, Pilot Officer Les Knight was called in for one final attempt. AJ-N (ED912G) released its <i>Upkeep</i>  perfectly, the mine bouncing three times before striking the dam slightly to the south.  In the ensuing explosion, the dam was seen to shake visibly before the masonry began to crumble and a massive breach appeared.  With the Möhne and Eder dams both destroyed and the Sorpe demonstrated to be equally vulnerable, <i>Operation Chastise</i> had been a remarkable success and will stand forever as one of the most heroic and audacious attacks in the history of aerial warfare.

The Eder Breaks by Ivan Berryman.
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Hurricane LK-M of No.87 Squadron piloted by Flt Lt Alex Thom DFC limps over the south coast of England on 19th August 1942. While supporting troops on the ground at Dieppe, the Hurricane was hit by ground fire and lost oil pressure. Alex Thom got the damaged aircraft back to Britain, making a forced landing at East Den. Ferried back to 87 Sqn's airfield, he immediately set off once more for Dieppe in Hurricane LK-A.

A Welcome Shore by Ivan Berryman. (AP)
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B151AP.  HMS Durban Escorts the Troopship RMS Queen Mary by Ivan Berryman.

HMS Durban Escorts the Troopship RMS Queen Mary by Ivan Berryman. (AP)
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 Launched on the Clyde on 1st February 2006, HMS Daring was the first of six Type 45 AAW destroyers ordered for the Royal Navy, the type representing a massive leap forward in technology and capability.  HMS Daring was officially handed over to the Royal Navy on 10th December 2008 and is depicted here in liaison with a Merlin helicopter.

HMS Daring by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) refuels an Adams class Destroyer during a dusk operation off the Vietnam coast as a pair of E8 Crusaders are readied for launch on the forward catapults.

USS Kitty Hawk by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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 The Queen Elizabeth class battleship HMS Malaya is pictured at Capetown in April 1942 en route to Durban from Gibraltar. A veteran of the First World War, Malaya took part in the Battle of Jutland, receiving eight hits, and going on to serve throughout World War Two, surviving a torpedo off Cape Verde in 1941. She is seen here about to recover her Fairey Swordfish floatplane beneath the dramatic outline of Table Mountain.

HMS Malaya at Capetown, South Africa. by Ivan Berryman (Y)
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 Known as the Silent Service, the men of the United States Submarine Force were the unsung heroes of the US Navy.  In World War Two, Submarine Force alone was responsible for sinking over fifty percent of Japanese Shipping - but the success came at a high price - one in five submarines did not survive the war.  Here USS Wahoo, arguably the most famous US Submarine of the war, is seen surveying a kill during her fifth war patrol in 1943.  USS Wahoo (SS-238)  would also fall victim, sunk by Japanese aircraft and Japanese submarine chasers 15 and 43 in Soya Strait, Japan on the 11th of October 1943.

Night of the Hunter, USS Wahoo by Anthony Saunders. (P)
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 Forming part of the Eastern Task Force covering the landings at Normandy in June 1944, the cruiser HMS Mauritius is shown in company with the monitor HMS Roberts and the cruiser HMS Frobisher shelling German batteries at Merville, Houlgate and Benerville as the combined British and American forces embark upon what would become known forever as D-Day.

Operation Neptune by Ivan Berryman.
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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 (Y)
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 Swordfish of 825 Sqn led by Lt-Cdr Esmonde begin their heroic attack on the battlescruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau and the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen as they make their way up the English Channel from Brest during Operation Cerberus on 12th February 1942.  Although all the aircraft were lost and no significant damage was done to the German fleet, all the pilots were decorated for their bravery and Lt-Cdr Esmonde received the first Fleet Air Arm VC to be awarded, albeit posthumously.  The painting depicts the first wave of Swordfish attacking the Scharnhorst with Gneisenau taking avoiding action in the distance.  A German torpedo boat has turned to confront the attacking aircraft.

Attack on the Scharnhorst by Ivan Berryman.
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Marshall Saxe the French Marshall in charge of the French army during the War of Austrian Succession which included the Battles of Fontenoy and Dettingen.
Marshall Saxe and His Troops by Jean Louis Ernest Meissonier.
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 Icy rain adds its misery to the bitter conflict on Drumossie Moor. In the shadow of the Black Isle, two English ships on the waters of the Moray Firth, await the outcome of the decisive battle. Pounded by Cumberlands gunners and raked by steady musketry, the Princes brave men can make no headway. Although the Irish and French regulars refuse to give ground, the Jacobite lines gradually disintegrate. Tired, cold and hungry men flea past Culloden House for the relative safety of Inverness. On the Scottish right the Argyll Militia, supported by Hawleys Dragoons, tear down the walls of the Culwiniac and Culchunaig enclosures in an outflanking attack. Avochies men offer some resistance but Major Gillies McBean stands alone on the breach. He cuts down more than a dozen Argylls, including Lord Robert Kerr, who lies mortally wounded, but his foes are too many. The hero eventually falls to a vicious cut to the forehead, his thigh bone is also broken. Despite the cries of a mounted officer to save that brave man, the major is ruthlessly bayonetted, his back against the wall. The victory is complete and nothing more can be done. In the distance, the Young Pretender is forced to abandon the field and Scotlands hope of claiming the British Throne.

Battle of Culloden by Mark Churms.
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DHM259P. News from the Front by Mark Churms. (P)

News from the Front by Mark Churms. (P)
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 Just seconds from opening fire with a broadside that will devastate her opponent, HMS Victory prepares to pass the stern of the French flagship Bucentaure, closely followed by the three-deckers HMS Temeraire and HMS Neptune. With guns unable to bear on the enemy fleet during the slow approach the British ships had endured terrible punishment with Victorys sails holed, her wheel smashed and her mizzen top shot away.

Breaking the Line by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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DHM557P.  2nd Virginia Cavalry 1861, by Jim Lancia.
2nd Virginia Cavalry 1861, by Jim Lancia (P)
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DHM324.  Les Ordannces by Jean Louis Ernest Meissonier.
Les Ordannces by Jean Louis Ernest Meissonier.
Half Price! - £30.00
 Depicting sergeant Ewart dispatching a French cavalryman on his way back with the Eagle and Standard captured from the French 45th Regiment of Foot.

Fight for the Standard by Richard Ansdell. (Y)
Half Price! - £25.00
 A Voltigeur corporal, 2nd battalion, 4th regiment etranger, Holland 1813.

Tireur D Elite by Mark Churms. (P)
Half Price! - £2000.00

 

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

SP4.  Desert Orchid by Mark Churms.

Desert Orchid by Mark Churms.
Half Price! - £35.00
DHM1480P. Jenson Button 2004 BAR 006 by Ivan Berryman (P)
Jenson Button 2004 BAR 006 by Ivan Berryman. (P)
Half Price! - £900.00
 Rothmans Williams Renault FW18.  World Champion 1996.
Damon Hill by Michael Thompson.
Half Price! - £25.00
B40. Jean Alesi/ Benetton B.196

Jean Alesi/ Benetton B.196 by Ivan Berryman
Half Price! - £40.00

 Marlboro McLaren Mercedes MP4/11. 1996.
David Coulthard by Michael Thompson.
Half Price! - £25.00


Jason Robinson by Robert Highton. (Y)
Half Price! - £83.00


Jenson Button - Canada 2011 by Stephen Doig. (P)
Half Price! - £240.00
SPC5002. Jeremy Guscott by Robert Highton.

Jeremy Guscott by Robert Highton.
Half Price! - £55.00

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