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Pakistan Navy.  Photos and history of the naval ships of the Pakistan Navy.
CRUISERS

Ex-British BELLONA class cruiser

Babur 29.2.56 Broken up 1985

DESTROYERS

Ex-British O class destroyers

Tariq 30.11.49 Broken up 1959
Tippu Sultan 30.9.49 Stricken 1980
Tughril 3.3.51 Stricken 1977

Ex-British Ch and Cr class destroyers

Taimur 29.6.54 Broken up 1961
Alamgir 29.2.56 Broken up 1982
Jahangir 29.2.56 Broken up 1982
Shan Jahan 16.12.58 Broken up 1982

Ex-British BATTLE class destroyers

Badr 29.2.56 Broken up 1989
Khaibar 29.2.56 Sunk 5.12.71

Ex-US GEARING (FRAM I) class destroyers

Alamgir 1.10.82 In service 1995
Shah Jahan 1.10.83 For disposal 1994
Tariq 29.4.77 Maritime Safety Agency 1990
Taimur 29.4.77 In service 1995
Tughril 30.9.80 In service 1995
Tippu Sultan 30.9.80 For disposal 1994

Ex-British COUNTY class guided missile destroyer

Babur Feb 1982 In service 1995

FRIGATES

Ex-British modified BITTERN class frigates

Jhelum 1948 Broken up 1959
Sind 1948 For disposal 1960

Sind (ex - HMS Godavari), March 1950.

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

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Ex-British RIVER class frigates

Zulfiquar 1948 Broken up 1983

F262 Zulfiquar at Malta, 11th December 1988.  

Ex-British Leander Class Frigate HMS Apollo.  acquired by Pakistan 14th October 1988 and still in service 2003.

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F265 Zulfiquar, June 1953.

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Shamsher 1948 Stricken 1960

Ex-British LEANDER class frigates

Zulfiquar 14.10.88 In service 1995
Shamsher 15.7.88 In service 1995

Ex-US GARCIA class frigates

Saif 31.1.89 Returned Jan 1944
Aslat 8.2.89 Returned 14.11.93
Khaibar 31.3.89 Returned 14.11.93
Siqqat 31.5.89 Returned 1993

Ex-US BROOKE class missile frigates

Badr 31.1.89 Returned 11.12.93
Harbah 8.2.89 Returned 1993
Tabuk 31.3.89 Returned Jan 1994
Hunain 21.5.89 Returned 11.12.93

Ex-British AMAZON class frigates           Armament: 4 RGM-84 Harpoon SSM, 1-4.5in/55 Mk 8, 2-30mm, 1-20mm Phalanx CIWS, Tp 45 ASW TT, 1 Lynx helicopter          Complement: ? 

Tariq 28.7.93 In service 1995
Babur 30.9.93 In service 1995
Khaibar 1.3.94 In service 1995
Badr 1.3.94 In service 1995
Shah Jehan 23.9.94 In service 1995
Tippu Sultan 23.9.94 In service 1995
SUBMARINES

Ex-US TENCH class submarine

Ghazi 1.6.64 Sunk by Indian ASW surface ships off Visakhapatnam, while trying to torpedo Vikrant the carrier

HANGOR class submarines

Hangor - In service 1995
Shushuk - In service 1995
Mangro - In service 1995
Ghazi - In service 1995

HASHMAT class submarines

Hashmat - In service 1995
Hurmat - In service 1995

PATROL CRAFT

Ex-British BASSET class trawlers

Bahawalpur - -
Lahore - -

Ex-Chinese HUCHWAN class torpedo hydrofoils

HDF 01 - Sold 1992
HDF 02  - Sold 1992
HDF 03 - Sold 1992
HDF 04 - Sold 1992

TOWN class large patrol craft           Displacement: 115t standard; 143t full load          Armament: 2-40mm/70          Complement: 19-24

Rajsjahi - Sunk by six hunter jets after being set on fire Dec 4th 1971
Jessore - Destroyed in air strikes fro the carrier 'Vikrant'  Dec 4th 1971
Comilla - Sank by nine aircraft Dec 4th 1971
Sylhet - Destroyed in air strikes fro the carrier 'Vikrant'  Dec 4th 1971

Ex-Chinese SHANGHAI II class large patrol craft

La Hore  - -
Quetta - -
Mardan - -
Gilgit - In service 1995
Pishin - In service 1995
Sukkur - -
Sehwan - -
Bahawalpur - In service 1995
Bannu - -
Kalat - -
Larkana - -
Sahival - -

Ex-Chinese HEGU class fast attack craft (missile)

Haibat 5 May 1981 In service 1995
Jalalat 5 May 1981 In service 1995
Jurat Oct 1981 In service 1995
Shujaat Oct 1981 In service 1995

Ex-Chinese HUANGFEN class fast attack craft (missile)

Azmat April 1984 In service 1995
Dehshat April 1984 In service 1995
Himmat April 1984 In service 1995
Guwwat April 1984 In service 1995

 

 

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AVIATION PRINTS

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 Boeing Chinook of No.7 Squadron (detachment) from RAF Aldergrove, flying on supply duty in the west of the province.

Chinook over the Sperrins by David Pentland. (AP)
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 Following the successful attack on the Mohne dam on the night of 16th/17th May 1943, three Lancasters of 617 Sqn turned their attention to the Eder, some twelve minutes flying time away, accompanied by Wing Commander Guy Gibson to oversee the next attack. After several aborted attempts to obtain the correct height and direction for their bomb run by Flight Lieutenant Shannon (AJ-L) and  Squadron Leader H E Maudslay (AJ-Z), Gibson called in Maudslay to try again. During his second approach, he released his Upkeep bomb too late. It struck the top of the dam wall and bounced back into the air where it exploded right behind Maudslay's aircraft, lighting up the entire valley and causing considerable damage to the aircraft that had dropped it. Despite what must have been crippling damage, AJ-Z did manage to limp away from the scene and begin the return journey, but Maudslay and all his crew were sadly lost when their aircraft was shot down by flak at Emmerich-Klein-Netterdn. The Eder was finally successfully breached by Pilot Officer Les Knight's aircraft, ED912(G), AJ-N, which returned safely.

Tragedy at the Eder by Ivan Berryman.
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 En route to the dams of the Ruhr Valley, the first wave of three specially adapted Avro Lancasters roar across the Dutch wetlands on the night of 16 -17th May 1943 led by Wing Commander Guy Gibson, their mission to breach the Mohne and Eder dams, thus robbing the German war machine of valuable hydro-electric power and disrupting the water supply to the entire area. Carrying their unique, Barnes Wallis designed 'Bouncing Bomb' and flying at just 30m above the ground to avoid radar detection, 617 Squadron's Lancasters forged their way into the enemy territories, following the canals of the Netherlands and flying through forest fire traps below treetop height to their targets. Gibson's aircraft ('G'-George) is nearest with 'M'-Mother of Fl/Lt Hopgood off his port wing and 'P'-Peter (Popsie) of Fl/Lt Martin in the distance.

Dambusters - The First Wave by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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 Hawker Hurricane IIc of top Czech ace Flt. Lt. K.M. Kuttlewascher, No.1 Fighter Squadron on a night intruder sortie from RAF Tangmere. On this mission he destroyed three Heinkel IIIs over their own airfield, St. Andre, in occupied France.

Night Reaper, 4th May 1942 by David Pentland. (D)
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Two F14 Tomcats of VF-1 pass in close formation over the stern of the veteran USS Ranger (CV-61)

USS Ranger by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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 The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, The Red Arrows, perform a roll in Lancaster formation over their base at RAF Scampton, the spiritual home of the famous 617 Squadron Dambusters Lancasters.  Each print is signed by the 2009 Red Arrows Team.

The Spirit of Scampton by Roy Garner. (Y)
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 Regarded by some in the Air Ministry as a failed fighter, the mighty Hawker Typhoon was unrivalled as a ground attack aircraft, especially in the crucial months immediately prior to  and after  D-Day when squadrons of Typhoons operated in 'cab ranks' to smash the German infrastructure and smooth the passage of the invading allied force.  This aircraft is Mk.1B (MN570) of Wing Commander R E P Brooker of 123 Wing based at Thorney Island.

Sledgehammer by Ivan Berryman. (AP)
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 At 0154am, Pilot officer Les Knight in Avro Lancaster AJ-N transmitted the codeword Dinghy, the signal that the Eder Dam had been successfully breached. Although the target was undefended by flak, its location made it extremely difficult to hit. In fact, four of the five aircraft involved in the attack failed in their attempts and Knights was the last available aircraft carrying the last available bomb!
Target Y The Eder Dam Raid, The Ruhr Valley, 17th May 1942 by David Pentland.
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NAVAL PRINTS

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Some Current Half Price Naval Art Offers

 The largest and fastest of all the ships that took part in the Battle of Jutland, the elegant battle cruiser HMS Tiger was launched in 1913 and is easily recognisable by the unusual position of Q turret just aft of the third funnel, She is shown about  to pass beneath the Forth Bridge as she departs Rosyth for a sea trial

HMS Tiger by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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 Type 42 HMS Southampton (D90), Type 22 Beaver (F93), Type 42 Manchester (D95) and Type 21 Amazon (F169) formate during a World cruise on which they visited 17 countries in 9 months.

Around the World by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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 HM submarine H.28 enters Scapa Flow anchorage, passing the forlorn Battle Cruiser SMS Derfflinger and a group of sunken destroyers H.28 was one of the H class submarines. Launched in March 1918, she was finally scrapped in 1944.

Scapa Flow Graveyard by Robert Barbour.
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HMS Prince of Wales is shown firing on the Bismarck and in the background a huge black cloud is all that is left of HMS Hood.

HMS Prince of Wales by Brian Wood (C)
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 The print depicts the moment as the first Hurricane of 46 squadron of the Royal Air Force, piloted by Sqn Ldr Kenneth Cross, without arrestor hooks or wires approaches the ill-fated carrier HMS Glorious. during the evacuation of Norway in June 1940.  Bing later said <i>We showed them they were wrong</i>. The Fleet Air Arm pilots were delighted saying <i>Marvelous bloody marvelous, now we will get them too</i>.  All had landed safely by 4.30am on June 8th.
Moment of Truth by Keith Woodcock. (Y)
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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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Having taken terrible punishment from the guns of the allied French and Spanish fleet as she broke through the line, HMS Victory found herself engaged by the French Redoutable, a bitter battle that saw the two ships locked together, pouring shot into one another with terrifying ferocity and which left the British Admiral, Lord Horatio Nelson fatally wounded. In the background, HMS Neptune is emerging through the gunsmoke and is about to pass the wreck of the French flagship Bucentaure which Victory so spectacularly routed as she passed through the allied line. HMS Temeraire, which followed Victory through, and which was also to become embroiled on the Redoutables fight, is obscured by the smoke beyond the British flagship.

The Battle of Trafalgar, 1.00pm by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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 The mighty Bismarck returns fire to the fast-approaching HMS Hood a the start of a battle that would see both adversaries tragically sunk.

Bismarck Replies to HMS Hood by Ivan Berryman.
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MILITARY PRINTS

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Some Current Half Price Military Art Offers

 Syrian commandos and Republican Guard T72M tanks in the Bekkaa valley during the Israeli Peace for Galilee operation. It should be noted that although belonging to an elite unit, these tanks usually appeared minus a number of standard items, including side skirts, snorkel and even headlights, giving them a generally dilapidated appearance. They also employed the old Duska 12.7mm HMG rather than the new NSVT UTES anti-aircraft machine gun system.

40 Kilometres to Damascus by David Pentland. (Y)
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Flanked by his Companion heavy cavalry, Alexander, King of Macedon, led the charge which broke through the left wing of the Persian army, and forced Darius, the Great King, to flee the battlefield.  Persian success against his own left wing forced him to delay his pursuit of the routed troops, but by the end of the day the battle was won, and the heart of the Persian empire lay at his feet.

Alexander at Arbela, Plain of Gaugamela, Iraq, 331BC by David Pentland. (GL)
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DHM506.  A Viking Raid by Brian Palmer.

A Viking Raid by Brian Palmer.
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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)
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  Trapped within a rapidly decreasing perimeter, the exhausted BEF along with elements of the French 1st Army appeared to be at the mercy of the mighty Luftwaffe.  No one though had reckoned on the brilliant leadership of Admiral Ramsay nor the gallant and unstinting efforts of the military and civilians who managed to rescue over 330,000 troops in nine days.

Operation Dynamo, Dunkirk, France 24th May - 4th June 1940 by David Pentland. (GL)
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DHM807.  Assiniboin Warrior by Alan Herriot.

Assiniboin Warrior by Alan Herriot.
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 In July 1879 during the Afghan Campaign. Ayub Khan and an army of over 35,000 warriors were marching onto Kandahar. The British force under the command of General Burrows decided to fight. With a force, no more than 3,300 strong, took up position in a tiny hamlet of Mahmudabad, within 2 hours many of the British had been slaughtered, but with nightfall the remnants of the brigade retreated. The picture shows C battery of the Royal Horse Artillery withdrawing with the enemy in hot pursuit.

Saving the Guns at the Battle of Maiwand by Richard Caton Woodville (B)
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Napoleon at the height of his military career, receives the surrender of the city of Ulm after an almost bloodless victory.
Surrender of Ulm by Charles Thevenin. (B)
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SPC5003. Rory Underwood by Rodger Towers.

Rory Underwood by Rodger Towers.
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 Ferrari F310.  1996.
Eddie Irvine by Michael Thompson.
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From behind 17th green looking back to hotel, clubhouse and 18th hole.

Gleneagles - Kings Course by Mark Chadwick
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 The English football team for 2002.
England by Peter Deighan.
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Neil Hodgson puts in 100% to achieve Pole Position, his 1st Double Win, the 1st Win for the Ducati 999 and the race and lap record at Valencia, March 2003.
One Hundred Percent by Dave Foord.
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MT26. Juan for Williams by Michael Thompson.
Juan for Williams by Michael Thompson.
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Passing the stand in the Galway Plate.

With a Circuit To Go by Chris Howells.
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 Colin Edwards gave Honda racing another victory with an inspired performance during the last race of the season to put rival Troy Bayliss into second place. Bobs painting depicts the typically-aggressive cornering style of the Texas Tornado in his winning leathers as he threw the mighty Honda around the Imola racing circuit.

Down to the Wire by Robert Tomlin.
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