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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.
Joo 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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Germanys primary fighter during World War II, the Daimler-Benz DB601A powered BF109E-4 was much loved by its pilots, combining good speed and manoeuverability with a powerful armament, namely two 7.9mm MG17 machine guns in the top decking, two wing mounted 20mm MGFF/M canon and a further 20mm MGFF/M canon mounted in the engine, firing centrally through the propeller spinner.  Nearest aircraft is that of the 109s greatest exponent, Major Adolf Galland, Gruppenkommander III/JG26 Schlageter, Luftflotte 2, depicted during a sortie from Caffiers, France in 1942.

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Hurricane LK-M of No.87 Squadron piloted by Flt Lt Alex Thom DFC limps over the south coast of England on 19th August 1942. While supporting troops on the ground at Dieppe, the Hurricane was hit by ground fire and lost oil pressure. Alex Thom got the damaged aircraft back to Britain, making a forced landing at East Den. Ferried back to 87 Sqn's airfield, he immediately set off once more for Dieppe in Hurricane LK-A.

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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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 At the end of its landing run and streaming the unmistakable scarlet brake parachute with its characteristic tuck at the bottom, an SR-71 prepares to turn off of the runway after another Hot Flight.   Retired in favour of other technology including satellite surveillance a small number of these remarkable aircraft were due to start back in service at the end of 1996.  There were jobs that just could not be done by any other system, even the most sophisticated modern technology failing to address all of the incredible capabilities of one of the most advanced aircraft of all time.

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On an RAF airfield in the early evening, a squadron of Lancaster bombers of Bomber Command prepare for another bombing sortie against targets of the German war machine.  A fitting tribute to all Bomber Command aircrew who flew in the Avro Lancatser.

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 On 31st August 1944, 6 Mosquitoes of 305 Polish Squadron, Lasham, 2nd TAF were led by Wing Commander Orlinski to attack oil refineries at Nomexy, south of Nancy, France. Diving down and releasing their bombs before escaping at tree top height they destroyed 4 large containers and several smaller ones. All aircraft safely returned after their four and a half hour sortie. Fl Lt Eric Atkins DFC(bar) KW(bar) and his navigator Fl Lt Majer can be seen exiting the area to reform on the other 3 Mosquitoes who have already finished their bombing run. This was Atkins 61st operation, finishing the war with 78 ops over 3 tours.

Mosquito Attack by Graeme Lothian. (Y)
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 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

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HMS Coventry comes under air attack from aircraft off Tobruk, 14th September 1942.  As well as losing the anti-aircraft cruiser HMS Coventry, the Allies also lost  HMS Zulu and six coastal craft sunk by bombing as they were returning from Tobruk.  HMS Coventry was rated as one of the most effective anti-aircraft ships in the entire British navy, downing more aircraft than any other ship.

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 Forming part of the Eastern Task Force covering the landings at Normandy in June 1944, the cruiser HMS Mauritius is shown in company with the monitor HMS Roberts and the cruiser HMS Frobisher shelling German batteries at Merville, Houlgate and Benerville as the combined British and American forces embark upon what would become known forever as D-Day.

Operation Neptune by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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 Ships of the South Atlantic Task Force gather in San Carlos water during the Falklands Campaign of 1982. LCMs from HMS Fearless (L10) manoeuvre around their mother ship, with the logistic Ship RFA Sir Galahad (L3005) and the frigate HMS Argonaut (F56) in close attendance.

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 The Type 22 Broadsword Class frigate HMS Cumberland (F85) enters Grand Harbour, Malta, during the evacuation of Libyan refugees in the Spring of 2011, during which time she rescued 454 people from the uprising as well as enforcing an arms embargo before returning to her home port of Plymouth in readiness for decommissioning in June 2011.

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 Sunset over Aboukir Bay on 1st August 1798 as ships of the Royal Navy, led by Nelson, conduct their ruthless destruction of the anchored French fleet. Ships shown from left to right. HMS Orion, Spartiate, Aquilon, Peuple Souvrain, HMS Defence, HMS Minotaur and HMS Swiftsure.

Battle of the Nile by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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 The key to Nelsons victories always lay in his meticulous planning and the Battle of Copenghagen was no exception as he used his fleet to first destroy the Danish floating defences so that his bomb vessels could be brought up to bombard the city itself. The Danes eventually capitulated, but they had fought hard and over 2,000 men had died on both sides before the end of the battle. In this view, HMS Elephant, carrying the flag of Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson, dominates the scene as the battle gathers intensity. British ships depicted, left to right, are the Glatton (54), Elephant (74), Ganges (74) and Monarch (74)

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 As Admiral Nelsons flagship leads the British fleet toward the Franco-Spanish line, Captain Harveys Temeraire tries to pass Victory in order to be the first to break the enemy column.

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 Troops of the 1st Hampshires assaulting Gold Beach during the Normandy Landings. Gold beach was one of the British beaches on D-Day. Gold beach was the western most beach of the British beaches, on D-Day. Gold beach was between two twenty metre high cliffs where German fortifications had been built. The beach had been protected by concrete casemates which took some time to break through. This happened with support form British tanks in the afternoon of D-day 6th June. The British tanks and reinforcements moved off the beaches towards Saint-Come-de-Fresene and Arromanches which were both liberated by 9pm.

D-Day Gold Beach, 6th June 1944 by Simon Smith. (AP)
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In August 1808 the 2nd battalion of the 95th Rifles were part of the expedition commanded by Sir Arthur Wellesley to Portugal and covered the landings at Mondego Bay.  On 15th August during a skirmish at Obidos, they had the distinction of firing the first shots of the Peninsular War against the French.  The Rifles were trained to think quickly and by themselves in dangerous situations, they were also taught to work and fight together in pairs while firing harassing and well aimed shots at the enemy.  The Baker rifle which the 95th used was an accurate weapon for its day, with reported kills being taken up to 270 metres away.  During the Peninsular War, Rifleman Thomas Plunkett of the 1st Battalion, 95th Rifles, shot the French General Auguste-Marie-Francois Colbert at a range that may have been even greater.  Rifleman Thomas Plunkett then shot a second French officer who rode to the general's aid.

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 Private Thomas Brown of the 3rd kings own regiment of Dragoons, is knighted by King George the II, (The last reigning British Monarch to be at a Battle) Brown had recaptured the regimental guidon from the French during the battle

King George II Knighting Trooper Brown After the Battle of Dettingen by J P Beadle.
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Saint Joan of Arc ca. 1412  30 May 1431. In France she is a national heroine and a catholic saint. Joan of Arc was a peasant girl born in eastern France, she led the French army to several important victories during the Hundred Years War, claiming divine guidance, and was indirectly responsible for the coronation of Charles VII. Joan of Arc was captured by the Burgundians, sold to the English, tried by an ecclesiastical court, and burned at the stake when she was nineteen years old.
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 Captain Fields 2 Scimitar and 2 Scorpion light tanks of 3 Troop The Blues and Royals along with the Milan platoon, provide vital covering fire for 2 Paras assault on the North Spur Wireless Ridge (Apple Pie) Following lessons learned at Goose Green additional support was available from artillery, mortars, machine guns and even HMS Ambuscade. Despite the attack being conducted at night, with frequent snow flurries, and minefields, all the objectives were taken, and at first light the road to Port Stanley lay open and unopposed.

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 Martin strikes again with this portrait of Nigel Mansell OBE walking, perhaps to the pits, or away from the race track, characteristiclly with his hand to his forehead.  Maybe hes planning his strategy for the day or is just plain frustrated.
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 Depicting Englands emphatic 1995 grand slam victory.

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 McLaren M26 Ford Cosworth.  World Champion 1976.
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 Valentino Rossi on his way to a seventh Moto GP World Championship in the 2009 season on his Yamaha, scoring thirteen podium finishes, including six race wins, leaving him 45 points clear of his nearest rival.

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