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The Portuguese Navy. Portugal had many colonies at the turn of the century but only a small navy. The Treaty of Windsor 1899, re-established the alliance between Britain and Portugal and ended many of the colonial disputes. Very few ships were constructed during the period 1895-1921, the history of these Portuguese ships is detailed below.

Ships Name Launch Date Fate
Portuguese Cruisers
Adamastor 12th July 1896 Sold in 1933.
Sao Gabriel 7th May 1898 Disposed of in 1924.
Sao Rafael 5th July 1898 Wrecked in October 1923.
Dom Carlos I 5th May 1898 Renamed Candido Reis in 1910. Disposed of in 1923.

Dom Carlos I in 1902. Launched at Elswick in 1898 she displaced 4,280 tons and had a speed of 20 knots.

The Dom Carlos I, a second class cruiser built in England by Elswick. She was one of the most modern and efficient ships in the world at the time (1901) and was sent to pay last honours to the dead Queen Victoria by the Portuguese King.

Rainha Dona Amelia 12th April 1899 Renamed Almirante Reis in 1910. Wrecked in August 1915.
Portuguese Destroyers
Tejo 27th October 1901 Wrecked in 1910 but was salvaged and rebuilt. Disposed of in 1929.
Liz (HMS Arno) 22nd December 1914 Bought by Britain before she was delivered and renamed as HMS Arno. Arno was sunk after colliding with HMS Hope on 23rd March 1918.
Guadiana Class
Douro 22nd January 1913 Disposed of in 1931.
Gaudiana 21st September 1914 Disposed of in 1934.
Vouga 19th April 1920 Lost on 1st May 1931.
Tamega 21st October 1922 Disposed of in 1945.
Douro Class
Dao 27th July 1934 Disposed of on 29th November 1960.
Douro 9th June 1932 Sold to Columbia in 1934 and renamed Antioquia.
Douro 16th August 1935 Disposed of in December 1959.
Lima 29th May 1933 Disposed of early 1960s.
Tejo 9th June 1932 Sold to Columbia in 1934 and renamed Caldas.
Tejo 4th May 1935 Disposed of on 9th February 1965.
Vouga 25th January 1933 Disposed of in the early 1960s.
Ex - US John C Butler Class Destroyer Escorts
Diogo Cao (ex - Formoe) (F333) Acquired 7th February 1957 Discarded 19th November 1968
Corte Real (ex - McCoy Reynolds) (F334) Acquired 7th February 1957 Discarded 21st October 1968
Portuguese Frigates
Ex - British River Class
Diogo Gomes (ex - Awe) (F331) Acquired May 1949 Discarded 20th April 1969
Nuno Tristao (ex - Avon) (F332) Acquired May 1949 Discarded 1972
Ex - British Bay Class
Alvares Cabral (ex - Burghead Bay) (F336) April 1959 Discarded 1971
D Francisco De Almeida (ex - Morecambe Bay) (F479) May 1961 Discarded 1970
Vasco Da Gama (ex - Mounts Bay) (F478) May 1961 Discarded 1971
Pacheco Pereira (ex - Bigbury Bay) (F337) April 1959 Discarded 1970
 
Pedro Escobar (F335) 25th September 1955 Discarded 1975
 US Dealey Type Frigates
Almirante Pereira Da Silva (F472) 2nd December 1963 Stricken 1989
Almirante Gago Coutinho (F473) 13th August 1965 Stricken 1989

Portuguese Frigate Almirante Gago Coutinho (F473), taken from RFA Green Rover, North Atlantic, October 1976.

Photographed by George Mortimore L.R.P.S  Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  GM202

Almirante Magalhaes Correa (F474) 26th April 1965 Stricken 1989

Portuguese Frigate Almirante Magalhaes Correa (F474) closing to fuel from RFA Green Rover, North Atlantic, March 1977.

Identical copies of the US Navy Dealey type Frigates.  Almirante Magalhaes Correa launched 4th November 1968.

Photographed by George Mortimore L.R.P.S  Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  GM188

 French Commandant Riviere Type Frigates
Commandante Joao Belo (F480) 22nd March 1966 In service 1995

Portuguese Frigate Commandnate Joao Belo (F480), a French Commandant Riviere type frigate, closing to fuel from RFA Grey Rover in the North Atlantic, May 1986.

Photographed by George Mortimore L.R.P.S  Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  GM261

Commandante Hermengildo Capelo (F481) 29th November 1966 In service 1995
Commandante Roberto Ivens (F482) 8th August 1967 In service 1995
Commandante Sacadura Cabral (F483) 15th March 1968 In service 1995
 Joao Coutinho Class
Joao Coutinho (F475) 2nd May 1969 In service 1995
Jacinto Candido (F476) 16th June 1969 In service 1995
General Pereira D'Eca (F477) 26th July 1969 In service 1995
Augusto De Castilho (F478) 5th July 1969 In service 1995
Honorio Barreto (F485) 11th April 1970 In service 1995
Antonio Enes (F471) 16th August 1969 In service 1995
 De Andrada Class
Baptiste De Andrada (F486) March 1973 Reserve 1991
Joao Roby (F487) 3rd June 1973 In service 1995
Alfonso Cerqueira (F488) 6th October 1973 Stricken 3rd January 1994
Oliveira E Carmo (F489) February 1974 In service 1995

Portuguese Frigate Oliviera E Carmo.  Closing to fuel from RFA Blue Rover. North Atlantic, April 1989.

Photographed by George Mortimore L.R.P.S  Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  GM147

 Meko 200 type Frigates
Vasco Da Gama (F330) 26th June 1989 In service 1995

F330 Vasco Da Gama.

From the collection of Patrick D'Agostino. No Reproductions Available. PDX075

Alvares Cabral (F331) 2nd May 1990 In service 1995

F331 Alvares Cabral.

From the collection of Patrick D'Agostino. No Reproductions Available. PDX076

F331 Alaves Cabral.

Image contributed by and copyright of Nicholas Newns.

Corte Real (F332) 2nd May 1990 In service 1995

F332 Corte Real.

Image contributed by and copyright of Nicholas Newns.

Portuguese Submarines
Plongeur 1892 Disposed of
Espadarte 5th October 1912 Disposed of in 1931.
Foca Class
Foca 18th April 1917 Disposed of in 1934.
Golfinho 1917 Disposed of in 1934.
Hidra 9th August 1917 Disposed of in 1935.
Delfim Class
Delfim 1st May 1934. Disposed of in 1950s.
Espardarte 30th May 1934 Disposed of in 1950s.
Golginho 30th May 1934 Disposed of in 1950s.
Portuguese Minelayers
Vulcano 1910 She was a training ship which carried various torpedoes and mine laying equipment. Disposed of in 1910.
Portuguese Torpedo Boats
1 (Espardarte) 1881 Transferred to Portugal from Austria in 1920. Disposed of
No 2 1886 Transferred to Portugal from Austria in 1920.
No3 1886 Disposed of in the 1920s.
Ave (ex 86F) 1913-1915 Stricken in 1940.
Sado (ex 89F) 1913-1915 Stricken in 1940
Lis (ex 90F) 1913-1915 Stricken in 1934.
Mondego (ex 91F) 1913-1915 Stricken in 1938.
Portuguese Gunboats
Rio Lima 1875 Disposed of
Sado 1875 Disposed of
Bengo 23rd August 1879 Disposed of
Mandovi 16th August 1879 Disposed of
Zambese 30th September 1886 Hulked in 1920.
Vouga 5th January 1882 Disposed of
Liberal 9th August 1884 Lost on 22nd June 1910 at Ambriz.
Zaire 9th August 1884 Disposed of
Diu 27th August 1889 Disposed of
Limpopo 1890 Disposed of
Dom Luiz 22nd June 1895 Disposed of
Chiamite 1898 Disposed of in 1930.
Patria 27th June 1903 Disposed of
Lurio Class
Lurio 1907 Disposed of in 1931.
Save 1908 Disposed of in 1931.
Beira Class
Beira 1910 Converted to a survey ship in 1936 and disposed of in 1945.
Ibo 1911 Converted to a survey ship in 1948 and disposed of in 1953.
Mandovi 1917 Converted to a survey ship in 1945 and disposed of in the 1950s.
Bengo 1917 Disposed of in 1917.
Quanza 1917 Disposed of in 1935.
Zaire Class
Zaire 1925/26 Unknown.
Damao 1927/28 Unknown
Dio 1928/29 Unknown
Portuguese River Gunboats
Chacheu 1902 Disposed of in 1918.
Farim 1902 Disposed of in 1918.
Tete 1903 Lost in February 1917 after a boiler exploded.
Sena 1904 Disposed of in 1918.
Rio Minho 1904 Disposed of in 1940.
Macau 1909 Held by Japan in 1943 at Macau and renamed Maiko on 15th August 1943. She then became a Chinese vessel called Wu Feng in 1946.
Flexa (or Flecha) 1909 Disposed of in 1933
Tete 1918 Disposed of in early 1970's.
Portuguese Sloops
Rainha de Portugal 16th October 1875 Disposed of
Alfonso D'Albuquerque 9th July 1884 Disposed of
Republica (ex Gladiolus)   Former British sloop she became known as Republica and was discarded in 1943.
Carvalho Araujo (ex Jonquil) 1915 Disposed of in 1959.
Velho Class
Goncalves Zarco 28th November 1932 Disposed of in 1960s.
Goncalo Velho 3rd August 1932 Disposed of in 1960s.
Albuquerque Class
Alfonso de Albuquerque 28th May 1934 Sunk on 13th December 1961 by Indian Navy vessels.
Bartolomeu Dias 10th October 1934 Hulked in 1965 and renamed Sao Cristovao.
Nunes Class
Pedro Nunes 17th March 1934 Converted to a survey ship  in 1956. Disposed of in 1978.
João de Lisboa 21st May 1936 Converted to a survey ship  in 1961. Disposed of by 1970.
Portuguese Patrol Vessels
Dili Unknown She was the station ship at Timor. Disposed of in 1938.
Lince 1911 She was used as a torpedo training ship. Disposed of in 1945.
Torres Garcia 1928 Unknown.
Portuguese Survey Ships
Cinco de Otoubro   Originally a royal yacht. Formerly Amelia and Banshee she became a survey ship in 1924 and was disposed of in 1937.
Portuguese Coastal Defence/ Fishery Protection Ships
Vasco de Gama 1st December 1875 Scrapped in 1935.

Vasco De Gama.

A reproduction of this original photo / photo-postcard size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  © Walker Archive. Order Code PAN186

Faro 1927-30 Unknown.
Lagos 1927-30 Unknown.
Azevia 1941-42 Unknown.
Bicuda 1941-42 Unknown.
Corvina 1941-42 Unknown.
Dourada 1941-42 Unknown.
Fataca 1941-42 Unknown.
Espadilha 1941-42 Unknown.
 

A5210 Berrio

Small Fleet Oiler  (Ex - UK RFA Blue Rover).  Transferred 1993.

Image contributed by and copyright of Nicholas Newns.

A520 Sagres at Malta.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  DPD335

A520 Sagres at Malta.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  DPD336

A520 Sagres at Malta.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  DPD337

A520 Sagres at Malta, August 2004.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  PD1057

A520 Sagres at Malta, August 2004.

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A520 Sagres at Malta, August 2004.

Training ship commissioned 10th February 1938.

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 On 24th January 1945, whilst taking part in Operation Meridian, S/Lt Arthur Page's Grumman Avenger JZ469 of 849 NAS suffered an electrical fire whilst climbing toward the target in formation and the decision was made to abort the mission and make an emergency landing back on HMS Victorious. Page's aircraft is shown here moments before touchdown under the watchful eye of the Landing Signals Officer.

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 A Vulcan bomber returns from one of the Black Buck missions to the Falklands, preparing to touch down at RAF Ascension Island after what was the longest range bombing mission in history.

Vulcan Return by Ivan Berryman.
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 The afternoon of 25th July 1940 was a desperate one for the already exhausted fighter pilots of the RAF defending the South coast of England.  As convoy CW8 made its way through the English Channel, sixty JU.87 Stukas and forty JU.88 bombers launched a brutal attack on the ships below, backed up by fighter cover of over 50 Messerscmitt Bf.109s.  Eight Spitfires of 64 Sqn (Kenley) were scrambled, together with twelve Spitfires of 54 Sqn (Hornchurch) and Hurricanes of 111 Sqn from Croydon.  The British pilots found themselves massively outnumbered, but nevertheless put up a spirited fight against the teeming enemy.  This painting shows Spitfires of 54 Sqn entering the fray, the pilots scattering as they choose their targets and go after the JU.87s. To the right of this, Bf.109Es of JG.26 are roaring in to join battle, whilst Adolf Gallands aircraft engages a Hurricane of 111 Sqn.

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Halifax Legend by Robert Taylor
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 Just as the name Zeppelin had become the common term for almost every German airship that ventured over Britain, so the name Gotha became generically used for the enemy bombers that droned across the English Channel during 1917-1918, inflicting considerable damage to coastal ports and the capital. As the massed raids of Bombengeschwader 3 increased, a public inquiry in England brought about the formation of the Royal Air Force as an independent service to counter this new threat and fighters from Europe were brought home to defend against these marauding giants. As a result, heavy losses on the German side meant that daylight raids had to be abandoned and all operations were henceforth conducted by night. Here, a pair of Gotha G.Vs begin to turn for home as searchlights play fruitlessly over distant fires, the grim result of another successful nights work.

Gothas Moon by Ivan Berryman.
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 Two Spitfire Mk1Bs of 92 Squadron patrol the south coast from their temporary base at Ford, here passing over the Needles rocks, Isle of Wight, in the Spring of 1942.

In Them We Trust by Ivan Berryman. (J)
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 Two De Havilland Mosquito FBMk VIs of 464 squadron set out on a low level mission in difficult weather conditions.

Low Level Raiders by Keith Woodcock. (Y)
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easyJet Airbus A319 by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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Originally constructed as a Home Fleet Repair Ship, HMS Cyclops was later converted into a submarine depot ship and enjoyed a long career, both in the Mediterranean and in home waters.  Here she prepares to receive HMS Sceptre.  Another S-class submarine is already tethered alongside.

HMS Cyclops Prepares to Receive HMS Sceptre by Ivan Berryman (P)
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 Royal Fleet Auxiliary Olna prepares to receive HMS Active (F171) during the Falklands campaign of 1982.  HMS Coventry (D118) is in the background
RFA Olna by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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Wednesday, April 10th, 1912. The mighty liner Titanic is shown at anchor in Cherbourg Harbour, all lights ablaze.  Due to her size, she can't pull into port as the piers are too small.  Instead, she is anchored offshore.  Cherbourg passengers finally board tenders and wait to be ferried out to Titanic.  Mail is brought aboard.  By 8:30 p.m. the anchor is raised and the Titanic leaves for Queenstown, Ireland.

RMS Titanic at Cherbourg by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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 Viewed from beneath the blistered guns of the damaged X and Y turrets of her sister HMS Ajax, Achilles come sunder fire from the pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee during what was to become known as the Battle of the River Plate on the 13th December 1939. Shells from Achilles are closing on her opponent as the Graf Spee alters course at the start of the doomed battleships flight to Montevideo.

The Pursuit of the Graf Spee by Ivan Berryman.
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USS Oakland Escorting the Damaged USS Lexington by Ivan Berryman
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HMS Ark Royal after a recent refit, rejoins the fleet in 2001.

HMS Ark Royal 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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 HMS Intrepid embarks some of her landing craft during the Falklands conflict of 1982.
HMS Intrepid by Ivan Berryman (P)
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 The colour and pageantry of the Raj is exemplified by a full-dress review in honour of the Viceroys visit to Luknow in 1899. The famous regiment of Bengal Lancers known as Skinners Horse, or Sikander Sahibs Yellow Boys receive the salutes from British Army staff officers. Also present are the 3rd Hussars.

Sikander Sahibs Yellow Boys by Mark Churms. (Y)
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 The Jacobite army led by Lord George Murray having fired their first devastating volley, cast down their muskets and pistols to engage Cobhams Dragoons in fierce close quarter combat.

Battle of Falkirk by Chris Collingwood. (Y)
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Sir Edward Barnes mustering the 92nd Highlanders, before the Battle of Waterloo.
Piper of the 92nd Highlanders at Waterloo by Alan Herriot.
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The Madras Foot Artillery at the Assault on Chin-Kiang-Foo, 21st July 1842 by David Rowlands. (B)
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82nd Airborne by Chris Collingwood.
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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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A Tiger I and PAK 40 anti tank gun of the Müncheberg Division, field a final defence of the capital in front of the Brandenburg Gate under the shattered remains of the famous Linden trees. The under-strength division had just been formed the previous month from a mixture of ad hoc units and various marks of tank. Despite this it put up a spirited fight until its final destruction in early May.

Tiger at the Gate, Berlin, 30th April 1945 by David Pentland. (GL)
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The painting portrays the Manchester United midfielder and England Captain David Beckham celebrating after scoring from a trademark free kick.

Seven by Robert Highton. (Y)
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 Colin McRae and Nicky Grist.  Ford Focus WRC
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SC34. Throwing the Discus by Eduard Joseph Danton.

Throwing the Discus by Eduard Joseph Danton.
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 Schumacher and Ferrari, the winning team.

Sea of Red by David Evans
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FAR999. The Wild Card by Derrick Mark.
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B46. Damon Hill/ Williams FW.16 by Ivan Berryman
Damon Hill/ Williams FW.16 by Ivan Berryman
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Whilst flat-racing enthusiasts may argue which horse was the best Derby Winner, artist Peter Deighan was deciding for himself, he made a short list of six.  His canvas entitled Derby Winners depicts these six. They include the great Shergar, who ran the fastest Derby in history and won by a record ten lengths.  Also included are Golden Fleece, Reference Point, Teenoso, The Minstrel and the fantastic Nashwan.  Any of these could be classified as the greatest.

Derby Winners by Peter Deighan.
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In the final moments of extra time of the game, the England number 10, Jonny Wilkinson slotted a perfect drop goal which clinched victory over Australia, winning 20 points to 17. 

Rugby World Cup Final 2003 by David Pentland.
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