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Royal Navy Sloops.  History of the Royal Naval Sloops from the early Fantome, Osprey and Doterel classes of the 19th Century to the Bittern and Black Swan Classes of the Second World War.

Royal Navy Sloops came back into existence soon after the outbreak of world war one, when the Admiralty realised it required extra ships for general service  which could be used for mine sweeping, escort duties.  The Sloops were used exclusively for Mine sweeping until 1917 when they were re assigned for Convoy duties as well.  

The British Station in the Far West 1902

HMS Warspite shown on left, the flagship of the station with HMS Icarus and Amphibian naval sloops and the ill-fated HMS Condor.

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Fantome Class Composite Screw Sloops

HMS Fantome 26th March 1873 Sold in 1889.

HMS Fantome (right) with Composite Corvette HMS Opal

HMS Fantome  The third “FANTOME” was a 4-gun screw sloop, launched at Pembroke in 1873.  She was of 940 tons, 970 horse-power, and 11 knots speed.  Her length, beam, and draught were 160ft., 31ft., and 14ft.

           In 1875 the “Fantome” landed a force of men under the command of Lieutenant Charles Napier Robinson  at La Union, San Salvador, Central Amercia to protect His Britannic Majesty’s Consulate against insurgents.  And in the following year this same Lieutenant C.N. Robinson, who subsequently made a great and lasting mark on the naval literature of his time, landed and placed in position the guns, ect., for Captain Cook’s monument at Kealakakua Bay, Hawaii.           In 1889 the “Fantome” was sold. 

HMS Albatross 24th July 1873 Scrapped in 1889.
HMS Daring 4th February 1874 Sold in 1889.
HMS Egeria 1st November 1873 Sold in 1911.

HMS Egeria - Name History

The second “EGERIA” was a 4-gun screw sloop launched at Pembroke in 1873.  She was of 940 tons, 1011 horse-power, and 11 knots speed.  Her length, beam, and draught were 160ft., 31ft., and 14ft.   In 1875 the “Egeria,” commanded by Commander Ralph Lancelot Turton, proceeded to Perak, as one of a squadron of six ships under Captain Alexander Buller with his senior officer’s pennant in “Modeste,” to take part in an expedition against the murderers of Mr. J. W. Birch, the British resident in Perak.  While the troops and a naval brigade advanced on the upper reaches of the Perak River simultaneously from two points, the “Egeria” blockaded the Perak Littoral, and sent her boats up the Kurow River.  These boats destroyed or carried off some guns, arms, and ammunition  which might have been useful to the enemy.  Severe punishment was inflicted on the natives, but the actual murderers were not brought to account for some time afterwards.  This vessel acted for many years in the Surveying Service, and in November 1911 she was put up to public auction at Esquimalt, and sold to the Vancouver branch of the Navy League for £1416.

HMS Flying Fish 27th November 1873 Sold in 1888.
HMS Sappho 20th October 1873 Sold in 1887.

Osprey & Doterel Class Composite Screw Sloops

HMS Osprey 5th August 1876 Sold in 1890.
HMS Cormorant 12th September 1877 Scrapped in 1949.

HMS Cormorant - Name History

 The tenth “CORMORANT” is a 6-gun screw sloop, launched at Chatham in 1877.  She is of 1130 tons, 950 horse-power, and 11.3 knots speed.  Her length, beam, and draught were 170ft., 36ft., and 15ft.  In 1879 white men were being murdered in the New Hebrides, and a boats crew belonging to the British trader “Mystery” had been massacred.  The “Cormorant,” commanded by Commander James Andrew Bruce, was one of five ships, under Commodore John Crawford Wilson with his broad pennant on “Wolverene,” which proceeded to the islands on a punitive expedition and inflicted severe punishment on the natives.  The “Cormorant” subsequently became receiving ship at Gibraltar.

HMS Pelican 26th April 1877 Sold in 1901.
HMS Wild Swan 28th January 1876 Sold in 1920.

HMS Clyde - Name History (Wild Swan)

T he sixth “CLYDE” is a 6-gun sloop which was launched at Glagow as the “Wild Swan” in 1876.  She is of 1130 tons, 950 horse-power, and 11 knots speed.  Her length, beam, and draught were 170ft., 36ft., and 15ft. Her name was subsequently to “Clyde,” and she became the Royal Naval Reserve drill ship at Aberdeen.  In 1912 her name was again changed, this time to “Columbine,” and she became the depot vessel of the King’s Harbour Master at Rosyth, and then the flagship of the Vice-Admiral commanding the Scottish Coast.

HMS Penguin 25th March 1876 Sold in 1924.
HMS Doterel 2nd March 1880 Exploded & sank in Punta Arenas on 26th April 1881.

HMS Doterel screw sloop

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HMS Dragon 30th May 1878 Sold in 1892

HMS Dragon.

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HMS Dragon - Name History

The fifteenth “DRAGON” was a 6-gun screw sloop launched at Devonport in 1878.  She was of 1140 tons, 1010 horse-power, and 11.5 knots speed.  Her length, beam, and draught were 170ft., 36ft., 15ft.   In 1882 the “Dragon,” commanded by Commander Edward Grey Hulton, took part in the Egyptian War.   In August 1882 the “Dragon” contributed to a Naval Brigade which was disembarked at Suez.  The inhabitants understood that the town was in danger of being burnt, but the Naval Brigade, composed mostly of marines, occupied the town, and the Egyptian troops fled.    In 1884 and 1885 the “Dragon” was employed in the suppression of slavery in the Persian Gulf and east coast of Africa.  In 1892 the “Dragon” was sold. 

HMS Espiegle 3rd August 1880 Sold in 1921.
HMS Gannet 31st August 1878 Was still afloat in 1978 present situation unknown.
HMS Kingfisher 16th December 1879 Sold in 1919.
HMS Miranda 30th September 1879 Sold in 1892
HMS Mutine 20th July 1880 Sold in 1921.
HMS Pegasus 13th June 1878 Sold in 1892.
HMS Phoenix 16th September 1879 Wrecked off Prince Edward Island on 12th September 1882.

Dolphin Class Composite Screw Sloops

HMS Dolphin 9th December 1882 Became accommodation hulk for submarines in 1907. Sold in 1925.
HMS Wanderer 8th February 1883 Sold in 1907.

Mariner Class Composite Screw Sloops

HMS Mariner 23rd June 1884 Sold in 1929.
HMS Acorn 6th September 1884 Sold in 1889.
HMS Icarus 27th July 1885 Sold in 1903.
HMS Melita 20th March 1888 Sold in 1920.
HMS Racer 6th August 1884 Sold in 1928.
HMS Reindeer 14th November 1883 Sold in 1924.

Nymphe Class Composite Screw Sloops

HMS Nymphe 1st May 1888 Sold in 1920.

HMS Nymphe screw sloop pictured pre 1896.

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HMS Buzzard 10th May 1887 Sold in 1921.

Some of the crew of HMS Buzzard screw sloop manning the 12-pr QF Gun.

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HMS Daphne 29th May 1888 Sold in 1904.
HMS Swallow 27th October 1885 Sold in 1904.

Beagle Class Steel Screw Sloops

HMS Beagle 28th February 1889 Sold in 1905.
HMS Basilisk 6th April 1889 Sold in 1920.

Albert Class Steel Screw Sloops

HMS Albert 28th December 1894 Sold in 1926.
HMS Torch 28th December 1894 Sold in 1920.

HMS Torch, 1897.

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Phoenix Class Steel Screw Sloops

HMS Phoenix 25th April 1895 Capsized off Hong Kong on 18th September 1906.

The old sloop HMS Phoenix at anchor in the River Peiho c.1900.

HMS Algerine 6th June 1895 Sold in 1919.

Condor Class Steel Screw Sloops               View Class

HMS Condor 17th December 1898 Foundered in 1901.
HMS Mutine 1st March 1900 Sold for scrapping in 1932.
HMS Rinaldo 25th May 1900 Sold for scrapping in 1921.
HMS Rosario 17th December 1898 Sold for scrapping in 1923.
HMS Shearwater 10th February 1900 Sold for scrapping in 1922.
HMS Vestal 10th February 1900 Sold for scrapping in 1921.

Cadmus Class Steel Screw Sloops              View Class

HMS Cadmus 29th April 1903 Sold in 1921.
HMS Clio 14th March 1903 Sold in 1920.
HMS Espiegle 8th December 1900 Sold in 1923.
HMS Fantome 23rd March 1901 Sold in 1925.
HMS Merlin 30th November 1901 Sold in 1923.
HMS Odin 30th November 1901 Sold in 1920.

Acacia Class

HMS Acacia 15th April 1915 Sold September 1922
HMS Anemone 30th June 1915 Sold September 1922
HMS Aster 1st May 1915 Mined 4th July 1917
HMS Bluebell 24th July 1915 Sold May 1930

HMS Bluebell with Chinese prisoners , Off China Coast 1920's 

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HMS Daffodil 17th August 1915 Sold February 1935

HMS Daffodil, 1934.

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HMS Magnolia 26th June 1915 Sold July 1932
HMS Dahlia 21st April 1915 Sold July 1932

HMS Dahlia at Leith, 1919.  Contributed by John Dixon.

The voyage when this photo was taken, was Leith to Riga, leaving Riga 31st December 1919, with many "Russian" refugees, for Sheerness via Copenhagen.  Decommissioned at Sheerness January 1920.

HMS Dahlia at Sea, 1919.  Contributed by John Dixon.

John Dixon's grandfather Lt J E Loveluck was master of HMS Dahlia from ~September 1919 to January 1920.

HMS Daphne 19th May 1915 Sold January 1923
HMS Foxglove 30th March 1915 Scrapped September 1946

HMS Foxglove, 1924.

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HMS Hollyhock 1st May 1915 Sold October 1930

HMS Hollyhock. Contributed by  John Moore

HMS Lily 6th June 1915 Sold June 1930
HMS Mallow 13th July 1915 Transferred to Australia July 1919.  Sunk as target 1st August 1935

HMS Mallow, 1930.

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HMS Honeysuckle 29th April 1915 Sold September 1922
HMS Iris 1st June 1915 Sold January 1920
HMS Jonquil 12th May 1915 To Portugal May 1920
HMS Laburnum 10th June 1915 Lost at Singapore February 1942
HMS Larkspur 11th May 1915 Sold March 1922
HMS Lavender 12th June 1915 Torpedoed 4th May 1917
HMS Lilac 29th April 1915 Sold December 1922
HMS Marigold 27th May 1915 Sold January 1920
HMS Mimosa 16th July 1915 Sold November 1922
HMS Primrose 29th June 1915 Sold April 1923

HMS Primrose, 1917.

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HMS Sunflower 28th May 1915 Sold 27th January 1921
HMS Veronica 27th May 1915 Sold 22nd March 1935

Arabis Class

HMS Alyssum 5th November 1915 Mined 18th March 1917
HMS Amaryllis 9th December 1915 Sold January 1923
HMS Arabis 6th November 1915 Sunk 10th February 1916
HMS Asphodel 21st December 1915 To Denmark 16th June 1920
HMS Berberis 3rd February 1916 Sold January 1923
HMS Buttercup 24th October 1915 Sold February 1920
HMS Campanula 25th December 1915 Sold September 1922
HMS Celandine 19th February 1916 Sold January 1923
HMS Cornflower 30th March 1916 Bombed 19th December 1941

HMS Cornflower.

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HMS Crocus 24th December 1915 Sold July 1930
HMS Cyclamen 22nd February 1916 Sold July 1932

HMS Cyclamen, 1921.

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HMS Delphinium 23rd December 1915 Sold October 1933

HMS Delphinium, 1926.

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HMS Genista 22nd February 1916 Torpedoed 23rd October 1916
HMS Gentian 23rd December 1915 Mined 16th July 1919
HMS Geranium 8th November 1915 Transferred to Australia 1920, Sunk as target 24th April 1935
HMS Gladiolus 25th October 1915 To Portugal September 1920
HMS Godetia 8th January 1916 Sold February 1937

HMS Godetia, 1930s.

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HMS Hydrangea 2nd March 1916 Sold April 1920
HMS Lobelia 7th March 1916 Sold March 1920
HMS Lupin 21st May 1916 Sold March 1946

HMS Lupin, 1937.

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HMS Lupin, laid up, May 1947.

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HMS Marguerite 23rd November 1915 Transferred to Australia 1919.  Sunk as target 1st August 1935
HMS Mignonette 26th January 1916 Mined 17th March 1917
HMS Myosotis 4th April 1916 Sold January 1923
HMS Nasturtium 21st December 1915 Mined 27th April 1916
HMS Nigella 10th December 1915 Sold November 1922
HMS Pansy 1st February 1916 Sold January 1920
HMS Pentstemon 15th February 1916 Sold April 1920

HMS Pentstemon, 1917.

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Lila, ex - HMS Pentstemon, 1920s.

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HMS Petunia 3rd April 1916 Sold December 1922
HMS Poppy 9th November 1915 Sold April 1923
HMS Primula 6th December 1915 Torpedoed 1st March 1916
HMS Rosemary 22nd November 1915 Sold December 1947
HMS Snapdragon 21st December 1915 Sold May 1934

HMS Snapdragom, 1916.

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HMS Snapdragon, 1925.

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HMS Valerian 21st February 1916 Foundered 22nd October 1926
HMS Verbena 9th November 1915 Sold October 1933

Bondi, HMS Verbena ships dog, died 30th January 1931.

HMS Verbena built by Blyth shipbuilders on 9th November 1915 was an Arabis class fleet sweeping sloop.  Complement of 90, speed 16 knts, displacement 1250 tons, armament two 4.7" guns and two 3 pounder AA guns.  Finally scrapped October 1933.

 I am looking for any information about the ships bulldog, his name was Bondi. I am  at present refurbishing his grave, in Knysna,South Africa which has been sadly neglected and any information would be gratefully received for the information board we are erecting. I have a beautiful picture which I have attached. Any information regarding the seaman in the photo or anecdotes about Bondi will be of great interest. I may be contacted @ charmian@healthtechlabs.com

HMS Wallflower 8th November 1915 Sold August 1931
HMS Wisteria 7th December 1915 Sold January 1931

Aubrietia Class

HMS Aubretia 17th June 1916 Sold October 1922
HMS Heather 16th June 1916 Sold February 1932

HMS Heather, 1924.

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HMS Salvia 16th June 1916 Torpedoed 20th June 1917
HMS Tamarisk 2nf June 1916 Sold October 1922
HMS Tulip 15th July 1916 Torpedoed 20th April 1917
HMS Viola 14th July 1916 Sold October 1922
HMS Andromeda June 1917 To France 1917 (as Andromede)
HMS Gaillardia 19th May 1917 Mined 22nd March 1918
HMS Hibiscus 17th November 1917 Sold January 1923
HMS Lychnis 21st August 1917 Transferred to Royal Indian Marine, renamed Cornwallis.  Broken up 1946.
HMS Montbretia 3rd September 1917 Sold January 1923
HMS Polyanthus 24th September 1917 Sold May 1921

Anchusa Class

HMS Anchusa 21st April 1917 Torpedoed and sunk on 16th July 1918.
HMS Arbutus 8th September 917 Torpedoed and sunk in 1917
HMS Auricula 4th October 1917 Sold in February 1923.
HMS Bergamot 5th May 1917 Torpedoed and sunk on 13th August 1917.
HMS Bryony 27th October 1917 Scrapped in 1938.

HMS Bryony, October 1937.

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HMS Candytuft 19th May 1917 Torpedoed and sunk on 18th November 1917.
HMS Ceanothus 2nd June 1917 Transferred to Indian Marine in May 1922, renamed Elphinstone. Wrecked on 29th January 1925.
HMS Chrysanthemum 10th November 1917 Became drill ship with RNVR in 1938. May still be moored off the London embankment.

HMS Chrysanthemum.

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HMS Convolvulus 19th May 1917 Sold in 1922.
HMS Coreopsis 15th September 1917 Sold in September 1922.
HMS Cowslip 19th October 1917 Torpedoed and sunk on 25th April 1918.
HMS Dianthus 1st December 1917 Sold in June 1921.
HMS Eglantine 22nd June 1917 Sold in December 1921.
HMS Gardenia 27th December 1917 Sold in January 1923.
HMS Gilia 15th March 1918 Sold in January 1923.
HMS Harebell 10th May 1918 Scrapped in 1939.

HMS Harebell, 1935.

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HMS Harebell, 1935.

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HMS Ivy 31st October 1917 Sold in February 1920.
HMS Marjoram 26th December 1917 Wrecked in January 1921.
HMS Mistletoe 17th November 1917 Sold in January 1921.
HMS Pelargonium 18th March 1918 Sold in May 1921.
HMS Rhododendron 15th October 1917 Torpedoed and sunk on 5th May 1918.
HMS Saxifrage 29th January 1918 Became drill ship President with RNVR in 1921. Extant 1985.
HMS Silene 13th March 1918 Sold in December 1921.
HMS Spiraea 1st November 1917 Sold in September 1922.
HMS Sweetbriar 5th October 1917 Sold in October 1927.
HMS Syringa 29th September 1917 Transferred to Egypt on 31st March 1920, renamed Sollum.

HMS Syringa, 1918.

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HMS Tuberose 16th November 1917 Sold in January 1923.
HMS Windflower 12th April 1918 Sold in October 1927.

24 Class

HMS Ard Patrick 1918 - 1919 Sold 1920
HMS Cicero 1918 - 1919 Scrapped December 1920
HMS Flying Fox 1918 - 1919 Berthed at Bristol 1924 as Drill ship.
HMS Minoru 1918 - 1919 Sold 1920
HMS Orby 1918 - 1919 Sold 1922
HMS Rocksand 1918 - 1919 Sold 1922
HMS Spearmint 1918 - 1919 Sold 1922
HMS Bend Or 1918 - 1919 Sold 1920
HMS Harvester 1918 - 1919 Sold 1922
HMS Iroquois 1918 - 1919 Sold June 1937

HMS Iroquois, 1920.

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HMS Sefton 1918 - 1919 Sold 1922
HMS Silvio 1918 - 1919 Scrapped 1946

HMS Silvio, 1919.

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HMS Sir Bevis 1918 - 1919 Became Drill ship 1923
HMS Donovan 1918 - 1919 Sold 1922

HMS Donovan, laid up, 1920.

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HMS Isinglass 1918 - 1919 Sold 1920
HMS Sanfoin 1918 - 1919 Sold 1922
HMS Sir Hugo 1918 - 1919 Broken up December 1921
HMS Ladas 1918 - 1919 Sold 1920

HMS Ladas, 1919.

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HMS Persimmon 1918 - 1919 Sold 1920
HMS Sir Visto 1918 - 1919 Sold 1920
HMS Merry Hampton 1918 - 1919 Mined 14th November 1944

HMS Herald (ex - HMS Merry Hampton), 1936.

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HMS Ormonde 1918 - 1919 Scrapped August 1937

24 Class Fleet Sweeping Sloop.

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Bridgewater Class

HMS Bridgewater 14th September 1928 Scrapped in 1947.

HMS Bridgewater.

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HMS Bridgewater, May 1939.

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HMS Bridgewater pictured c.1930

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HMS Sandwich 28th September 1928 Sold in 1946.

HMS Sandwich, 1923.

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Hastings Class
HMS Folkestone 12th February 1930 Scrapped in 1947.

HMS Folkestone.  Hong Kong Harbour, c.1934

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HMS Hastings 10th April 1930 Scrapped in 1946.

HMS Hastings, 1930s.

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HMS Hastings in the Persian Gulf, 1935.  Sent in by Peter Hadwin

 

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HMS Penzance 10th April 1930 Sunk on 24th August 1940.

HMS Penzance, May 1939.

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HMS Scarborough 14th March 1930 Scrapped in 1949.

HMS Scarborough pictured c.1930. She was a minesweeping sloop.

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HMS Scarborough, laid up, June 1949.

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HMS Hindustan 12th May 1930 Scrapped in 1951.

Shoreham Class                         View Class

HMS Bideford 1st April 1931 Scrapped in 1949.
HMS Fowey 4th November 1930 Sold for scrapping in 1946.
HMS Rochester 16th July 1931 Scrapped in 1951.
HMS Shoreham 22nd November 1930 Sold for scrapping in 1946.
HMS Dundee 20th September 1932 Sunk on 15th September 1940 by German u-boat.
HMS Falmouth 19th April 1932 Scrapped in 1968.
HMS Milford 11th June 1932 Scrapped in 1949.
HMS Weston 23rd July 1932 Scrapped in 1947.

Grimsby Class                           View Class

HMS Aberdeen 22nd January 1936 Scrapped in 1949.
HMS Deptford 5th February 1935 Scrapped in 1948.
HMS Fleetwood 24th March 1936 Scrapped in 1959.
HMS Grimsby 19th July 1933 Bombed and sunk on 25th May 1941.
HMS Leith 9th September 1933 Sold to merchant navy in 1946. Transferred to Denmark in 1949, renamed Galathea.
HMS Londonderry 16th January 1935 Scrapped in 1948.
HMS Lowestoft 11th April 1934 Sold to merchant navy in 1946.
HMS Wellington 29th May 1934 Became the Master Mariner' Head Quarters ship in 1947.
HMS Parramata 18th June 1939 Transferred to the Royal Australian Navy. Sunk on 27th November 1941 by German U-boat.
HMS Swan 28th March 1936 Transferred to the Royal Australian Navy. Sold for scrapping in 1964.
HMS Warrego 10th February 1940 Transferred to the Royal Australian Navy. Scrapped in 1966.
HMS Yarra 28th March 1935 Transferred to the Royal Australian Navy. Sunk on 4th March 1942 by Japanese Navy ships.
 
HMS Indus 24th August 1934 Sunk on 6th April 1942 by Japanese aircraft.

HMS Indus, May 1937.

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HMS Indus.

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HMS Indus.

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Bittern Class
HMS Bittern 14th July 1937 Bombed by German aircraft and subsequently scuttled on 30th April 1940.

HMS Bittern, June 1938.

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HMS Enchantress 21st December 1934 Initially served as Admiralty Yacht.  Sold in 1946 to become a merchant ship Lady Enchantress.

HMS Enchantress, 1941.

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HMS Enchantress, July 1935.

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HMS Enchantress, 1941.

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HMS Enchantress.    

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HMS Enchantress.

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HMS Stork 21st April 1936 Scrapped in 1958.

HMS Stork, November 1946.

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Modified Bittern Class
HMS Jumna 16th November 1940 Survey vessel 1957. Extant 1980.
HMS Sutlej 1st October 1940 Survey vessel in 1955. Extant 1980.
HMS Godavari 21st January 1943 Transferred to Pakistan in 1948, renamed Sind. Sold in 1959.

Sind (ex - HMS Godavari), March 1950.

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Sind (ex - HMS Godavari), in dock, March 1950.

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HMS Narbada 21st November 1942 Transferred to Pakistan in 1948, renamed Jhelum. Scrapped in 1959.
Egret Class
HMS Auckland (ex Heron) 30th June 1938 Sunk on 24th June 1941.

HMS Auckland.    

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HMS Egret 31st May 1938 Sunk on 27th August 1943 by an Hs293 guided bomb.

HMS Egret

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HMS Egret, June 1943.

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HMS Egret of the Egret Class.

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HMS Pelican 12th September 1938 Scrapped in 1958.

HMS Pelican, May 1939.

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HMS Pelican, October 1947.

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HMS Pelican

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HMS Pelican, May 1939.

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HMS Pelican of the Egret Class pictured 10th May 1939.  

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Black Swan Class                         View Class

L57 Black Swan Yarrow   7th July 1939 Scrapped at Troon 13th September 1956
L.18  Flamingo Yarrow 18th April 1939 Went to West Germany in 1959 at became Graf Spee
U.03  Erne Richardson Westgarth, Furness 5th August 1940 Became RNVR Wessex finally hulked October 1965
U.99 Ibis Richardson Westgarth, Furness 28th November  1940 Sunk by Airborne Torpedo 10th November 1942
U.29 HMS Whimbrel Yarrow  25th August 1942 Became in 1949 Egyptian navy El Malek Farouq changing to Tarik in 1954
U.45  HMS Wild Goose Yarrow  14th October 1942 Scrapped at Bo ness 27th February 1956
U. 90  HMS Woodcock Fairfield   26th November 1942 Scrapped at Rosyth 28th November 1955
U.08 HMS Woodpecker Denny  29th June 1942 sunk by U.764 in the north Atlantic 27th February 1944
U.28  HMS Wren Denny   11th August 1942 Scrapped at Rosyth 2nd February 1956
Modified Black Swan Class                                View Class
HMS Actaeon Thornycroft 27th July 1945 transferred to Germany
HMS Alacrity Denny  1st September 1944 scrapped 1956
HMS Amethyst Stephen 7th May 1943 Scrapped 1957
HMS Chanticleer Denny 9th November 1942 constructive loss 18th November 1943
HMS Cygnet Cammell Laird 28th July 1942 Scrapped 1965
HMS Crane Denny 9th November 1942  Scrapped 1965
HMS Hart Stephen 7th July 1943 Sold to Germany 1959
HMS Hind Denny 30th September 1943 Scrapped 1958
HMS Kite Cammell Laird  13th October 1942 Sunk 21st August 1944
HMS Lapwing Scotts/Stephens 16th July 1943 Sunk 20th March 1945
HMS Lark Scotts  28th August 1943 Constructive loss 17th Feb. 1945
HMS Magpie Thornycroft 24th March 1943 Scrapped 1959
HMS Mermaid Denny 11th November 1943 Transferred to Germany in 1959.
HMS Modeste Chatham 29th January 1944 Scrapped in 1961.
HMS Nereide Chatham 29th January 1944 Scrapped in 1958.
HMS Opossum Denny 30th November 1944 Scrapped in 1960.
HMS Peacock Thornycroft 11th December 1943 Scrapped in 1958.
HMS Pheasant Yarrow 21st December 1942 Scrapped in 1963.
HMS Redpole Yarrow 25th February 1943 Scrapped in 1960.
HMS Snipe Denny 20th December 1945 Scrapped in 1960.
HMS Sparrow Denny 18th February 1946 Scrapped in 1958.
HMS Starling Fairfield 14th October 1942 Scrapped in 1965.
HMS Whimbrel Yarrow 25th August 1942 Transferred to Egypt in 1949.
HMS Wild Goose Yarrow 14th October 1942 Scrapped in 1959.
HMS Fairfield 26th November 1942 Scrapped in 1955.
HMS Woodpecker Denny 29th June 1942 Sunk on 27th February 1944 by U-Boat.
HMS Wren Denny 11th August 1942 Scrapped in 1956.
HMS Cauvery (RIN) Yarrow 15th June 1943 Extant 1980.
HMS Kistna (RIN) Yarrow 22nd April 1943 Extant 1980.
 
 

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AVIATION PRINTS

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 A pair of 272 Squadron Bristol Beaufighters roar over the extensively rebuilt battleship HMS Valiant as she lies at anchor at Alexandria late in 1941, accompanied by the cruiser HMS Phoebe and Valiants sister ship HMS Queen Elizabeth (in the extreme distance)

HMS Valiant and HMS Phoebe at Alexandria, 1941 by Ivan Berryman (Y)
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 With the familiar Lincolnshire countryside beckoning, a Lancaster of the famous 617 Dambusters Squadron, makes its final approach after a raid on Germany, late summer 1944. Gerald Coulsons painting Summer Harvest winds the clock back sixty years, recreating a typical East Anglian countryside scene in late 1944. With the sun well above the horizon, a Lancaster comes thundering in on finals after a gruelling night precision bombing mission over Germany. Below, farm workers busy gathering the summer harvest, stop to marvel at the sheer power and majesty of the mighty aircraft, and to dwell briefly on what horrors its crew may have endured on their perilous journey.

Summer Harvest by Gerald Coulson.
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 Whilst flying with A Flight of 85 Squadron on 30th July 1940, Geoffrey Allard encountered a pair of Messerschmitt Bf.110s about 40 miles from the coast, apparently patrolling near a convoy.  After Squadron Leader Townsend, flying  Red 1, had made two unsuccessful attacks, Allard closed to 150 yards and began to fire continuously, eventually closing to just 25 yards, whereupon the starboard engine of the Bf.110 began to disintegrate. This was just one of eight victories that Allard claimed during the Battle of Britain to add to a previous eight that he had scored flying Hurricanes during the Battle of France.

Close Combat by Ivan Berryman. (B)
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 Squadron Leader J R Baldwin passes above a section of Mulberry Harbour near Arromanches, late in June 1944, his personalised Hawker Typhoon bearing the codes JBII.

JBII - Hawker Typhoon of Wing Commander J R Baldwin by Ivan Berryman. (AP)
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 Major Hans-Ekkehard Bob is shown claiming his 5th victory – a Blenheim – 60km west of Rotterdam on 26th June 1940.  Bob went on to serve with JG.54, JG.51, JG.3, EJG2.2 and JV.44, scoring a total of 60 confirmed victories in the course of his Luftwaffe service.  The Blenheim claimed as his 5th victory is likely to have been R3776 of No.110 Squadron, which was the only Blenheim recorded to have been lost participating in Operation Soest on that day - while another returned to base damaged and crash landed.  The three crew of the Blenheim were all missing in action - P/O Cyril Ray Worboys, Sgt Gerald Patterson Gainsford and Sgt Kenneth Cooper.

Ltn. Hans-Ekkehard Bob of JG21 Becomes an Ace by Ivan Berryman.
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 The heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen slips quietly through the waters of Kiel Harbour as one of her own Arado Ar.196s flies overhead. In the background, Bismarck, wearing her Baltic camouflage, is alongside taking on supplies.

Prinz Eugen by Ivan Berryman.
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 Westland Wessex of No.72 Squadron based at RAF Aldergrove, flying over the Copeland Islands in Belfast Lough.

Wessex Over the Copelands by David Pentland.
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During the early 1930s, Imperial Airways of London introduced to its European and Eastern routes the HP42, an enormous four-engined Handley Page biplane carrying up to 38 passengers at a sedate 100mph.  For the first time air travellers could enjoy Pullman comfort, the wicker-work chairs finally being dispensed with.  Eight of these outstanding aircraft were built and operated from 1931 to the start of the Second World War.  The European services were flown by the four known as the Heracles class with fleet names Horatius, Hengist and Helena.  The Hannibal class with Horsa, Hanno and Hadrian serviced the Empire routes.  They accumulated over 10 million miles of peacetime operations wthout harm to a single passenger or crew member.  Safety became their byword. Depicted here is Horatius, bound for Paris from Croydon.  What a sight to behold, truly a galleon of the clouds.
Croydon Departure by Gerald Coulson.
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B216AP.  HMS Colossus by Ivan Berryman.  Together with her sister ship, Hercules, HMS Colossus acquitted herself well at the Battle of Jutland where she fired 93 12in rounds, but received only two hits from enemy fire which caused minor damage and left nine crew injured.  She was sold for scrap in 1928.

HMS Colossus by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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 HMS Medway was the first Royal navy submarine Depot ship that was designed for the purpose from the outset. She is shown here with a quintet of T-class submarines on her starboard side, whilst an elderly L-Class begins  to move away having completed replenishment. HMS Medway was sunk on 30th June 1940 having been torpedoed by U-372 off Alexandria.

HMS Medway by Ivan Berryman
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Erich Topps notorious Red Devil Boat, U-552, slips quietly away from the scene of another victory in the North Atlantic in 1941.

U-552 by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 The submarine depot ship HMS Maidstone is pictured off Hong Kong with a quintet of British submarines alongside for replenishment, namely (left to right) an S-class, a U-class, a T-class and two more U-class.

HMS Maidstone by Ivan Berryman
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B219AP.  Deutschland Passing Through the Kiel Canal by Ivan Berryman.

Deutschland Passing Through the Kiel Canal by Ivan Berryman. (AP)
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The assault ship HMS Fearless is shown dispatching her assault craft in San Carlos Water during the Falklands conflict of 1982. HMS Argonaut lies at anchor to her starboard with HMS Antrim in the extreme distance.

HMS Fearless by Ivan Berryman.
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 The Leander class cruiser HMS Orion is shown departing Grand Harbour Malta late in 1945.

HMS Orion by Ivan Berryman.
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 HMS Intrepid embarks some of her landing craft during the Falklands conflict of 1982.
HMS Intrepid by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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DHM499.  2nd Maryland Regiment at the Guildford Courthouse 1781 by Brian Palmer.

2nd Maryland Regiment at the Guildford Courthouse 1781 by Brian Palmer.
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 British MK1 Grant tanks of the Staffordshire Yeomanry 8th Armoured Brigade, 10th Armoured Division, breakout from El Alamein.

Operation Supercharge, 4th November 1941 by David Pentland. (GS)
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 French domination of Europe could never be assured without Britains defeat. Had he defeated Russia, Napoleon may have been able to launch an invasion of England in 1813. Using American designed paddle steamers.

Napoleons Dream by Mark Churms.
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 St Mere Eglise, Normandy, 6th June 1944.  U.S. Paratroops of the 82nd <i>All American</i> Airborne Division, descend on occupied France.

First to Fight by David Pentland.
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 Captain Montague Lind, leading a Squadron of the 1st Life Guards against the 12th regiment of Cuirassiers during the battle of waterloo, Hougoumont Farm can be seen in the distance.

Charge of the Life Guards by Mark Churms. (Y)
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 The Black Watch advance up the slopes of the hills overlooking the River Alma, defeating the Russian defenders. A British Victory in the Crimean Campaign.

Alma Forward the 42nd by Robert Gibb. (Y)
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CC066. Original pencil drawing by Chris Collingwood produced on art board.
Original pencil drawing by Chris Collingwood produced on art board. (P)
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The Carabiniers return after their successful charge and with a captured Russian standard.
The Return of the Carabiniers after the Charge by Edouard Detaille. (YB)
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Jason Leonard by Robert Highton. (Y)
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 Jonjo O'Neill.  Cheltenham Champion Hurdle 1984, Cheltenham Gold Cup 1986.

Dawn Run by Peter Deighan.
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Lennox Lewis by Peter Deighan.
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 Following the success of several French imports to Highbury, Arsene Wenger again turned to his home country in search of another midfield maestro.  Robert Pires was duly signed from Marseille in July 2000 in a £6 million deal.  Robert Pires has adjusted quickly to the English game.  Pires and his love affair with English football comes from the intensity of the game teamed with the passion from the Highbury fans.  On describing the fans' reaction when he scores, he said, <i>It's an unbelievablesensation to be standing on the pitch when the whole crowd erupts.</i>  For a man who played in a European championship final, and who won the World Cup, these words must sound sweet to the Highbury faithful.  Robert Pires received the recognition his talent deserved on winning the Football Writer's Player of the Year Award in the 2001/02 season.

Robert Pires by Gary Brandham.
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 It was Saturday 4th May 2002, the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.  Wonderful goals by Ray Parlour and Freddie Ljungberg for Arsenal were too much for their London rivals Chelsea to capture the FA Cup.  Four days later, on Wednesday 8th, Arsenal rode into Old Trafford.  This time a goal by Sylvain Wiltord on his 100th appearance for the club was enough for Arsene Wenger's team to overcome Manchester United and clinch the Premiership title, maintaining a record of scoring in every league game of the season.  For the second time in four years under their long-serving and inspirational captain Tony Adams, Arsenal had performed the classic double of English football, the third in their history making 2001-02, a season never to be forgotten.

The Double 2001 / 2002 by Gary Keane. (Y)
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Steeplechasers competing for the Blue Riband.

Chasing for Gold by Chris Howells.
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 2003 World Superbike Champion, Neil Hodgson with James Toseland in his slipstream.  British World Superbike - June 2003. 
Battle of Britain by Dave Foord.
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Legends of English Football by Robert Highton - Gold Edition. (Y)
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