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Leitenant Ilin July 1886 Stricken 1911
Displacement: 714t               Armament: 7-3pdr, 6-3pdr revolvers, 6-1pdr revolvers, 7-15in TT aw           Complement: 132

Russian torpedo gunboat Leitenant Ilin.

Launched July 1886.

A large image size 10" x 7" approx, is available.  Reproduced from the original  photo under license from Dmitry Lemachko, the copyright holder.  A signed numbered certificate is supplied. Price £25.   Order photograph here   Order Code  DLD017

Torpedo Gunboat Leitenant Ilin, 1887.

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Original republished © MPL Photograph (Postcard Size).  Price £5 Click here to order.  Order Code  MP5856

 
Kapitan Saken May 1889 Stricken 1907
Displacement: 742t             Armament: 6-3pdr, 4-1pdr revolvers, 7-15in TT aw            Complement: 125

Kazarski Class

Kazaeski 1889 Scrapped 1927
Voevoda 1892 Scrapped 1938
Posadnik 1892 Scrapped 1938

Russian torpedo gunboat Posadnik.

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Russian torpedo gunboat Posadnik.

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Russian torpedo gunboat Posadnik.

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Russian torpedo gunboat Posadnik.

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Russian torpedo gunboat Posadnik, 1892.

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Russian torpedo gunboat Posadnik.

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Russian torpedo gunboat Posadnik.

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Russian torpedo gunboat Posadnik.

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Russian torpedo gunboat Posadnik.

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Russian torpedo gunboat Posadnik.

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Russian torpedo gunboat Posadnik (as Klas Horn).

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Vsadnik July 1893 Scrapped 1914
Gaidamak July 1893 Scrapped 1914
Griden Nov 1893 Stricken 1911
Displacement: 394t-432t            Armament: 6-3pdr, 3-1pdr, 2-15in TT aw           Complement: 65

Russian torpedo gunboats Posadnik and Voevoda.

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Abrek 1896 Scrapped 1920
Displacement: 675t             Armament: 2-11pdr, 4-3pdr, 2-16in TT aw             Complement: 88
 
Opyt Oct 1861 Stricken 1906
Displacement: 270t             Armament: 3 SB, later 1-11in/20, 2-3.4in/20              Complement: 90

Sobol Class

Sobol May 1863 Harbor service 1888
Gornostai May 1863 Harbor service 1888

Gornostay / Gornostai

Sobol Class torpedo gunboat, launched May 1863.  

From the collection of Dmitry Lemachko

Displacement: 455t              Armament: 2-64pdr SB, 4-9pdr SB, later 2-6in/23, 4-3.4in/20           Complement: 90

Pishtchal Class

Pishtchal 1866 Stricken 1898
Syekira 1866 Stricken 1898
Displacement: 328t            Armament: 1-6in/23, 2-3.4in/20            Complement: -
 
Ersh 1974 Stricken 1906
Displacement: 321t               Armament: 1-11in/20, later also 1-3pdr revolver, 1-1pdr revolver          Complement: 53
 
Nerpa 1877 Harbor service 1888
Displacement: 380t            Armament: 1-6in/23, 2-4.2in/20, 2-3.4in/20                  Complement: 901

Burun Class

Burun 1879 Stricken 1906
Tutcha 1879 -
Burya 1881 Stricken 1906
Groza 1881 Stricken 1906
Dojd 1879 Stricken 1906
Vikhr 1879 -
Snyeg 1881 Stricken 1902
Grad 1881 Stricken 1906
Displacement: 383-400t           Armament: 1-11in/20, (Burya 1-11in/22). all also 2-3.4in/20            Complement: 54-57

Amur Class

Amur Nov 1898 Sunk by Japanese vessel at Port Arthur
Yenisei Feb 1899 Sunk by one of her own mines 11.2.1904
Displacement: 3010t            Armament: 5-11pdr, 7-3pdr, 1-15in TT aw, 500 mines         Complement: 317

Amur Class

Amur June 1907 Scrapped 1950
Yenisei July 1906 Torpedoed & sunk by U26 4.6.1915
Displacement: 2926t           Armament: 1-4.7in/45, 11-11pdr, 320 mines        Complement: 318
 

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 On the evening of 25th May 1940, Luftwaffe Ace Hans-Ekkehard Bob claimed his third victory, bringing down a French Morane 406 near Cambrai during the Battle of France.

Terminal Morane by Ivan Berryman.
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 Boulton Paul Defiant of 151 Sqn, based at Wittering, attacking a Messerschmitt Me110. Following an exhausting summer during the Battle of Britain, 151 was designated a night fighter squadron and was equipped both with Hurricanes and Defiants. On the night of 15th January 1942, two Defiants succeeded in bringing down three German aircraft and further successes were recorded during enemy raids on Birmingham when a further nine kills were claimed.

Night of Defiance by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 Fokker DR.1 Triplane 425/17 of Manfred von Richthofen, accompanied by a Fokker. D.VII wingman, swoops from a high patrol early in 1918. 425/17 was the aircraft in which the Red Baron finally met his end in April of that year, no fewer than 17 of his victories having been scored in his red-painted triplane.

Final Days by Ivan Berryman. (AP)
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Gerald Coulson said of this painting : <i><br>How very fortunate to be in a position to paint aviation as a result of direct experience.  This aeroplane has been featured in many of my paintings.  The fact that I have flown this machine for years and still do probably has something to do with it.  It is, of course, the de Havilland Tiger Moth, one of the greatest aeroplanes in the world.  Not one of the most comfortable, nor noted for its crisp handling qualities.  It is, nevertheless, a delight in which to be aloft over a sun-dappled landscape.  With the roar of the Gypsy engine, the slipstream singing through the bracing wires and the sun flashing off silvered wing, what more inspiration does an aviation artist require.</i>

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 Spitfire of 761 Training Squadron (attached to the Royal Navy) flies over the Forth Railway Bridge on the eve of World War Two, also shown is HMS Royal Oak departing Rosyth for the open sea.

Land, Sea and Air by Ivan Berryman. (C)
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On the 11th August 1942, Flight Lieutenant Geoffrey Wellum DFC, having just taken off from the deck of HMS Furious, leads his section of gathering Spitfires on the long journey to Malta. They are much-needed reinforcements for the beleaguered island, now in the twenty-sixth month of its siege. To enable each of the 38 Spitfires dispatched from Furious to reach Malta, over three hours flying time away, they carry maximum fuel together with a centre-line over-load tank. Even their ammunition is removed to save weight. Escorting Furious to her aft is the Cruiser HMS Manchester together with Destroyers Brave and Lithe. To their port side is the Ohio tanker laden with fuel during what became an epic voyage. In the distance HMS Eagle succumbs to an Axis torpedo attack. The success of Operation Pedestal was absolutely critical for the survival of Malta, bringing desperately needed fuel, food and ammunition to the Island. Losses were heavy but the courage and determination by all involved prevailed: five of the fourteen merchant ships, including the Ohio, made it through and the island was saved.
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HMS Hood Engages Bismarck by Ivan Berryman.
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Nimrod MR2P from 201 squadron based at RAF Kinloss, climbs away under full power during NATO exercises off the west coast of Scotland. The Nimrod has just completed simulated depth charge attacks on the fleet submarine HMS Spartan and is returning to Kinloss for breakfast. Spartan turns and heads for the Clyde Submarine Base at Faslane on the Gareloch.

Good Morning, Spartan by Robert Barbour.
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 In support of the American landings at Utah and Omaha beaches, the USS Texas slugs it out with German heavy gun emplacements during the D-Day landings.

Gunline Omaha - USS Texas by Randall Wilson.
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Captain Charles Vane was born in 1680, and was an English pirate who preyed upon English and French shipping.  Vane began piracy in 1716 and lasted 3 years. Vane captured a Barbados sloop and then a large 12-gun brigantine, which he renamed the Ranger.   Vane was among the pirate captains who operated out of the Bohama at the notorious base at New Providence after the colony had been abandoned by the British.  His pirate attacks made Captain Charles Vane well known to the Royal Navy and in February of 1718 Vincent Pearse, commander of HMS Phoenix cornered Vane on his ship the Lark.  Vane  had heard of the recent royal pardons that had been offered to pirates in exchange for a guarantee they would quit plundering, so Vane claimed he had actually been en route to surrender to Pearse and accepted the pardon on the spot,  Charle Vane gained his freedom but as soon as he was free of Pearse he ignored the pardon and resumed his pirate ways.  Charles Vane was again captured and in 1721 was executed by hanging at Gallows Point, Port Royal, Jamaica on March 29th 1721.

Captain Charles Vane by Chris Collingwood.
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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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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.

Tribute to the 95th Rifles by Chris Collingwood. (Y)
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 Depicting Polish Lancers escorting a generals carriage as they pass through an infantry bivouac during the Hundred Days Campaign.

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 Men of the US 381st Infantry Regiment, 96th Division supported by the tanks of 763rd and 713th Flamethrower Tank Battalions, during the assault on Yaeju Dake. This escarpment, known as Big Apple was the last in a series of tough Japanese defence lines on the south of the Island.

Taking of Big Apple, Okinawa, 10th - 14th June 1945 by David Pentland.
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 88mm AA guns of the 23rd Flak Regiment, used as anti-tank guns by orders of Rommel himself, are shown firing on British Matilda tanks of 4th/7th Royal Tank Regiment.

Action at Arras, France, 21st May 1940 by David Pentland. (Y)
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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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The Battle of Jemappes by Horace Vernet (B)
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 Vielsalm, Belgium, 22nd December 1944.  Men of the 508th PIR, along with the rest of the 82nd Airborne Division were rushed to the Ardennes and deployed in an attempt to halt the onslaught of 6th SS Panzer Army, specifically Kampfgruppe Peiper.

Holding the Line by David Pentland.
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