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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.
Joćo 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.

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A520 Sagres at Malta.

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A520 Sagres at Malta, August 2004.

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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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 Wing Commander Ken Wallis flies his WA-115 autogyro over the Shinmoi Crater in the Krishima area of the southern Japanese island of Kyushu in preparation for filming the action sequences for the James Bond film <i>You Only Live Twice</i>.  Those of us who enjoy a certain series of spy films will be much aware of Little Nellie, designed by Wing Commander Ken Wallis MBE She is pictured flying above the tops of extinct volcanoes.  Little Nellie was one of 3 military Type WA-116 built during 1962 and one of these remains today taking part in military exercises and with camouflage bodywork.  These operate in remote military and civilian roles and a specially-silenced WA-117 was used during the Loch Ness investigation and for special photography in Saudi Arabia.  These effective and nimble autogyros have been flown from Naval patrol craft which are too small for helicopters.  The Wallis autogyros have held all 20 of the UK official world records for autogyro speed, time to climb, altitude, range and duration and even now, further world record-breaking flights are being planned.

Little Nellie by Robert Tomlin. (Y)
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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.

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De Havilland Vampire T.11 by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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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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Concorde - The Final Touchdown by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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Op Grapple by John Wynne Hopkins.
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USS America by Ivan Berryman (P)
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Showing visible signs of her tangle with British cruisers at the Battle of the River Plate, the German pocket battleship Graf Spee slips into the neutral waters of the Montevideo roadstead accompanied by the Uruguayan gunboat Rio Negro for light repairs. (Damage can be seen on the hull and behind the Conning tower ) . This was to be the last haven for the Graf Spee which was later scuttled at the harbour mouth, her commander Kapitan zur See Langsdorff believing a large British fleet to be waiting for attempted escape into the South Atlantic.

Admiral Graf Spee enters Montevideo by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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 The first submarine to carry the name, HMS Vengeance (S31) is the fourth and last of the Vanguard class, entering service with the Royal Navy on 27th November 1999.  This nuclear-powered vessel has 16 tubes for launching the Trident D5 missile and four tubes in her bow, firing Spearfish Torpedoes.

HMS Vengeance by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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In the spring of 1942, USS Washington was the first of Americas fast battleship fleet to participate in combat operations when she was briefly assigned to the Royal Navy. On 28th June 1942, together with HMS Duke of York, HMS Victorious and an accompanying cruiser and destroyer force, she formed part of the distant covering force to convoy PQ17, bound for Russia. In the Pacific later that same year, she became the only modern US battleship to engage an enemy capital ship, sinking the Japanese battlecruiser Kirishima.

Arctic guardian - USS Washington by Anthony Saunders
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 Showing visible signs of her tangle with British cruisers at the Battle of the River Plate, the German pocket battleship Graf Spee slips into the neutral waters of the Montevideo roadstead for light repairs.  This was to be the last haven for the Graf Spee which was later scuttled at the harbour mouth, her commander Kapitan zur See Langsdorff believing a large British fleet to be waiting for attempted escape into the South Atlantic.

Admiral Graf Spee by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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 Arguably the most iconic moment in British naval history, <i>HMS Victory</i> is depicted just moments from firing her devastating opening salvo into the stern galleries of the French flagship </i>Bucentaure</i> at Trafalgar as Nelson's flagship enters the fray at approximately 12.30pm on October 21st 1805.  Beyond <i>Victory</i>, in the extreme distance through the gun smoke, Collingwood's <i>Royal Sovereign</i>is engaging the <i>Santa Ana</i>.  To the left of the painting, the French <i>Neptune</i> and Spanish <i>San Justo</i> can be seen with <i>Redoutable</i> immediately beyond <i>Victory</i>, trying vainly to close the gap.  <i>Victory</i>, already shot to pieces, is about to wreak her terrible revenge on the <i>Bucentaure</i> in the foreground where Vice-Admiral Villeneuve can be seen on the poop deck - wearing the green corduroy pantaloons.  Nelson was surely the nemesis of Villeneuve, who had been summarily humiliated some seven years earlier at the Battle of the Nile and Nelson's tactics would again win the day for His Majesty's navy, albeit at the tragic cost of Nelson himself.

Nemesis by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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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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 Late October 1942 in the waters east of Guadalcanal, the Battle of Santa Cruz saw the sinking of the US carrier Hornet, in what proved to be the last major carrier battle of the South Pacific theatre.

USS Hornet, Eye of the Storm by Anthony Saunders
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 Near Caen, D-Day, 6th June 1944.  Vickers heavy machinegun team of the British 3rd Division, <i>Monty's Ironsides</i>, in action against the German strong points Morris and Hillman.  The division comprised of the 2nd East Yorkshires, 1st South Lancashires, 1st Suffolks, 2nd Lincolnshires, 1st King's Own Scottish Borderers, 2nd Royal Ulster Rifles, 2nd Warwickshires, 1st Norfolks, and 2nd King's Shropshire Light Infantry.

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Ensign of the 17th regiment of Foot, American War of Independence 1779. by Jim Lancia.
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 A lone Jacobite piper plays a last farewell to fallen comrades.

The Lone Piper by David Rowlands. (Y)
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 Roveredo is a small town 30 miles south of Trent in the Adige valley, this was the scene of an engagement between the advance formations of the army of Italy (10,200 strong) commanded by Massena and the larger part of Davidovitchs Austrian force (14,000 strong) general Wurmser had entrusted Davidovitch to defend the area around Trent, while the main Austrian army headed east and South in an attempt to relieve besieged Mantua. The 14,000 Austrians deployed between the road Junction of Roveredo and the village of Marco. The French captured the main position by sending one brigade to outflank Marco. During the battle the French forces took 6,000 Prisoners and 20 artillery pieces for the loss of a few hundred men.

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 Marshal Ney charging at the head of the French cavalry against the British Squares. Of all Napoleons Generals at Waterloo none distinguished himself more than Marshal Ney, Prince of the Moskowa, the splendid warrior upon whom his Imperial master had conferred the proud title of Le Brave des Braves (The Bravest of the Brave) Twice he led the attack on the British centre, first at the head of the cavalry and then with the Old Guard, and he only retired from the field at nightfall, after five horses had been killed under him.

Marshal Ney at the Battle of Waterloo by Mark Churms.
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The Bloody Eleventh by David Rowlands (GL)
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 Panzer v Ausf. D Panthers of SS Panther Division Das Reich make their debut during the initial stages of the German summer offensive for Kursk. This unit with others of the SS Panzer Korps made the deepest advances into the well-prepared Soviet lines. Complete success however, was to elude them when outrunning their supporting divisions at Prokhorovka they were forced to halt for six days.

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Eddie Irvine/ Ferrari F.310. by Ivan Berryman.
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 The Intercontinental Formula was first organised by British Racing Drivers Club to allow the racing of cars with 2000cc to 3000cc engines. At the time the 1500cc limit of Formula 1 had been instituted by the international ruling body in the belief that the smaller cars would mean safer racing. In reality this meant that the relatively easy to handle Formula 1 cars could be driven by less experienced drivers almost as fast as the most experienced master drivers. The result was that the car with fractionally more power was the deciding factor in winning the race, rather than the better driver but this also compromised track safety. The introduction of the Intercontinental Formula was seen as more of a challenge for the drivers, with the larger and more powerful cars requiring greater skill and experience than to drive the 1500cc cars of Formula 1. The 13th International Trophy on Saturday 6th May 1961 was the first race of the season to carry World Championship points and consisted of 80 laps of Silverstone, a total of 233 miles. Stirling Moss, having already won the International Sports Car Race in a Lotus earlier that day, was driving Rob Walkers 2.5 litre Cooper Climax and qualified 2nd on the grid despite being unhappy with the steering of his car. The starting grid front row was Bruce McLaren, Stirling Moss, Jack Brabham and Graham Hill and by the time the race started at 2.30pm a heavy rain meant that the track was not only soaked but also covered in oil and rubber from the previous races. World Champion Jack Brabham made a superb start, passed Moss and was first into Copse and by lap 4 Moss was in 3rd place led by Surtees and Brabham. Due to appalling conditions and poor visibility many of the cars were spinning or leaving the track and by lap 13 Brabham and Moss were 1st and 2nd with the rest of the field some distance behind. Moss now poured on the pressure and for the next few laps he tried to pass as he harried Brabham in a duel for the lead. The pair were now beginning to lap the tailenders and, at around a quarter of the distance Moss was held up by Flockhart, Brabhams team member, who had allowed Brabham to pass. Moss gestured angrily to Flockhart as he was unable to follow Brabham and, as the rain paused for a while the pace became faster. Suddenly and quite dramatically Moss passed both Flockhart and Brabham and within 2 laps had gained 5 seconds on the World Champion. As the rain returned in a deluge Moss mercilessly pushed on, increasing his lead to 1.5 minutes by the halfway mark. Although he could have taken things easily at this point Moss drove on relentlessly at a seemingly impossible pace and was now lapping most of the field for a second time. By the ¾ stage he completed his humiliation of Brabham by passing him for a second time to lap him representing a 3 mile lead. Moss eventually won the race in 2hrs 41 mins 19.2 secs, 1.5 laps ahead of Brabham and at least two laps ahead of the rest of the field in what were treacherous conditions. At the end of the race Moss summed up the experience as a nice ride, having proved himself to be one of the greatest and fastest drivers in the world under any conditions. Sir Stirling Moss believes this to be one of his finest ever drives.

A Moment of Triumph by Gerald Coulson. (Y)
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 Peter Deighan has superbly captured Jimmy White, John Parrot, Stephen Hendry, James Wattana, John Higgins, Ken Doherty, Ronnie OSullivan and of course the centrepiece, a magnificent study of former World Champion Steve Davis as he Ponders his next shot.  A must for all snooker rooms, clubs and players of this wonderful game.

Kings of the Baize II by Peter Deighan
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Steeplechasers competing for the Blue Riband.

Chasing for Gold by Chris Howells.
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 McLaren M26 Ford Cosworth.  World Champion 1976.
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Damon Hill/ Williams FW.17 by Ivan Berryman
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