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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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From behind 10th green looking back towards lighthouse, Ailsa Craig and monument.

Turnberry - Ailsa Course by Mark Chadwick
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 The legendary Welsh rugby union captain Gareth Edwards is brought to life in the triple portrait. Gareth Edwards is revered in Wales and considered one of the finest players ever. in part of the montage he is shown going over for a try against England.
Gareth Edwards by Darren Baker. (AP)
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 TWR Jaguar XJR 9LM - Winner of the 1988 Le Mans.  The car in this image is shown at maximum speed on the Mulsanne Straight (240mph)  Drivers: Jan Lammers, Johnny Dumfries and Andy Wallace.  This was the first win for Jaguar since 1957.  Previous victories at Le Mans were in 1951 and 1953 with C types and in 1955, 1956 and 1957 with D types.  Jaguar also won Le Mans in 1990 with the XJR 12LM.
Top Cat by Graham Bosworth.
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FAR999. The Wild Card by Derrick Mark.
The Wild Card by Derrick Mark.
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