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History of the Ship of the Line of the Royal Navy from the galleons of 1650 to the First Rate 120 gun Ship of the Line of 1845, including Caledonia Class, Queen Charlotte, Trafalgar, Victory, Leviathan, Royal Sovereign,  Vengeur and Black Prince Class.

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HMS Fawn  The first “FAWN” was the French 16-gun vessel “FAUNNE.”  She was taken in August 15th, 1805, to the westward of Rochefort by the “Goliath” and “Camilla.” 

HMS Fawn  The second “FAWN” was a 26-gun ship sloop, launched at Topsham in 1807.  She was of 424 tons, and carried a crew of 121 men.  Her length, beam, and draught were 108 ft., 30 ft., and 11 ft.           On May 28th, 1808, the “Fawn”, commanded by Commander the Hon. George A Crofton, sent her boats under two batteries at the north-east end of Puerto Rico, and they captured a Spanish privateer schooner and three merchant vessels.  The schooner subsequently blew up and the “Fawn’s” carpenter was killed and several badly burned.  On July 17th, 1808

HMS Calypso, launched 1879. 

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HMS Captain photographed  sent in by Ray Norman

The President was an old ship of the line which became a royal naval reserve drill ship c.1900. She is seen here without all her rigging.

Crew from the training ship HMS President. ©Tony Davies

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HMS Conway.

Photo taken in the Menai Strait mid-April 1953.  On 14th April 1953 HMS Conway was under tow from her normal mooring to Birkenhead up the Menai Strait/ the Swellies between the Welsh mainland and Anglesey.  Close to a place called the Platters on the Caernarfon side of the strait she ran aground due to strong currents and could not be refloated.  She caught fire 30th October 1956 during dismantling and burnt to the waterline.

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HMS Worcester

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HMS Marlborough, 1860.

HMS St Vincent.  Contributed by email.

HMS Worcester.

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HMS Cambridge c.1897

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HMS Excellent c.1897

HMS Britannia c. 1897

HMS Active c.1897

HMS Martin in 1902. She was a wooden sailing brig launched at Pembroke in 1890 and used as a tender to the training ship St Vincent. She measured 105 ft long with a displacement of 508 tons and a crew complement of 27. The little training brig HMS Martin passing out of Spithead under sail in 1897. At this time there were seven such training brigs attached to the various training ships. Martin was originally launched as Mayflower.

The images below were supplied with the following email message :  I recently acquired some pewter items, 3 of which are bowls marked "HMS AJAX".  They were with some WWII items, and I assumed that they were connected with that war.  However, one has a scratched on date of 1806.  I have learned that the British Navy has had several ships named Ajax over the years, and at this point I am not sure which ship these bowls are related to.  Each of the bowls is marked HMS AJAX.  One is marked "MESS 1", one is marked "MESS 2", the 3rd is marked "LB".  All 3 have the crown X mark.  It is the bowl marked LB that has "Patrick 1806" scratched into the base.  They are each just under 5 3/8 inches across the top and some 2 3/8 inches tall. I would appreciate any information you can give me.  Lee Berkovits.  

We believe these bowls date from the HMS Ajax involved in the Battle of Trafalgar.  If you can shed any more light on these, email us at

Ship List 1618-1642

Name Builder Date Fate
Prince Royal Phineas Pett I, Woolwich 1610 Rebuilt 1641
White Bear Phineas Pett I, Woolwich 1599 Sold 1629
Merhonour Phineas Pett I, Woolwich 1615 Sold 1650
Anne Royal (ex Ark Royal) Phineas Pett I, Woolwich 1608 Wrecked and broken up 1638.
Repulse   1610 Broken up 1645
Defiance Phineas Pett I, Woolwich 1615 Sold 1650
Warspite Stevens 1596 Harbour service 1635
(Red) Lion Baker, Deptford 1609 Rebuilt 1640
Vanguard Chatham 1615 Rebuilt 1631
Rainbow Bright, Deptford 1617 Sunk at Sheerness in 1680
Nonsuch   1603 Sold about 1645
Dreadnought Deptford 1614 Broken up in 1648
Speedwell Deptford 1607 Lost during 1624
Antelope   1618 Burnt in 1649
Constant Reformation Burrell, Deptford 1619 Joined the side of the Royalist in 1648 and was lost in 1651
Victory Burrell, Deptford 1620 Rebuilt in 1666
Swiftsure Burrell, Deptford 1621 Rebuilt in 1654
St George Burrell, Deptford 1622 Hulked in 1687
St Andrew Burrell, Deptford 1622 Wrecked in 1666
Triumph Burrell, Deptford 1623 Sold in 1688
(Happy) Entrance Burrell, Deptford 1619 Burnt in 1658
Garland Burrell, Deptford 1620 Captured by the Dutch in 1652
Bonadventure Burrell, Deptford 1621 Blown up in 1653
Sovereign of the Seas Phineas Pett II, Woolwich 1637 Rebuilt in 1660
Charles Phineas Pett I, Woolwich 1632 Wrecked in 1650
Henrietta Maria Goddard, Deptford 1633 Renamed Paragon in 1650 and lost in 1655
James Phineas Pett II, Woolwich 1634 Sold in 1682
Unicorn Boate, Woolwich 1634 Sold in 1688
Leopard Peter Pett I, Woolwich 1635 Captured by the Dutch in 1653
Vanguard Bright, Woolwich 1631 Wrecked and sold 1667
Lion Asplin, Woolwich 1640 Rebuilt in 1658
Prince Royal Peter Pett I, Woolwich 1641 Rebuilt in 1663

Ship List 1642-1660

Name Builder Date Fate
Constant Warwick Peter Pett I, Woolwich 1645 Rebuilt in 1666
Assurance Peter Pett I, Woolwich 1646 Sold in 1698
Adventure Peter Pett II, Woolwich 1646 Sold in 1688
Nonsuch Peter Pett I, Woolwich 1646 Wrecked in 1664
Dragon Goddard, Chatham 1647 Rebuilt 1690
Elizabeth Peter Pett I, Deptford 1647 Burnt by the Dutch in 1667
Phoenix Peter Pett II, Woolwich 1647 Wrecked in 1664
Tiger Peter Pett I, Woolwich 1647 Rebuilt in 1681
Antelope Woolwich 1651 Wrecked in 1652
Fairfax Peter Pett I, Deptford 1650 Burnt by accident 1653
Speaker Christopher Pett, Woolwich 1650 Renamed Mary after the Restoration. Rebuilt 1687
Fairfax John Taylor, Chatham 1653 Wrecked in 1682
Plymouth Taylor, Wapping 1653 Rebuilt in 1705
Essex Phineas Pett II, Deptford 1653 Taken by the Dutch in 1666.
Gloucester Graves, Limehouse 1654 Wrecked in 1682
Torrington Johnson, Blackwall 1654 Renamed Dreadnought after the Restoration. Lost 1690. 
Newbury Graves, Limehouse 1654 Renamed Revenge after the Restoration. Condemned 1678
Bridgewater Chamberlain, Deptford 1654 Renamed Anne after the Restoration. Blown up by accident in 1673
Lyme Tippets, Portsmouth 1654 Renamed Montague after the Restoration. Widened in 1675 and rebuilt in 1698
Marston Moor Johnson, Blackwall 1654 Renamed York after the Restoration. Wrecked in 1703 
Langport Bright, Horsleydown 1654 Renamed Henrietta after the Restoration. Wrecked in 1689 
Tredagh Phineas Pett II, Ratcliffe 1654 Renamed Resolution after the Restoration. Damaged by fire in action in 1666. 
Worcester Burrell II, Woolwich 1651 Renamed Dunkirk and after the Restoration rebuilt in 1692.
Monck Tippets, Portsmouth 1659 Rebuilt in 1702. 
Phoenix class 4th Rate Frigates
Name Builder Date Fate
Portsmouth Eastwood, Portsmouth 1650 Blown up during action in 1689.
Sapphire Peter Pett I, Ratcliffe 1651 Wrecked in 1670.
Hampshire Phineas Pett II, Deptford 1653 Rebuilt in 1686.
Elizabeth class 4th Rate Frigates
Name Builder Date Fate
President Peter Pett I, Deptford 1650 Renamed Bonadventure after the Restoration and widened in 1663, rebuilt 20 years later.
Reserve Peter Pett II, Woodbridge 1650 Rebuilt in 1701.
Advice Peter Pett I, Woodbridge 1650 Rebuilt in 1698.
Pelican Taylor, Wapping 1650 Burnt by accident in 1656.
Centurion Peter Pett I, Ratcliffe 1650 Wrecked in 1689.
Foresight Shish, Deptford 1650 Wrecked in 1698.
Assistance Johnson, Deptford 1650 Rebuilt in 1687.
Laurel Portsmouth 1651 Wrecked in 1657.
Gainsborough Taylor, Pitchouse 1653 Renamed Swallow after the Restoration and then wrecked in 1692.
Preston Carey, Woodbridge 1653 Renamed Antelope after the Restoration and sold in 1693
Nantwich Baylie, Bristol 1654 Renamed Breda after the Restoration but wrecked in 1666.
Jersey Starling, Maldon 1654 Captured by the French in 1691.
Maidstone Munday, Woodbridge 1654 Renamed Mary Rose after the Restoration but captured by the French in 1691.
Ruby Class 4th Rate Frigates
Name Builder Date Fate
Ruby Peter Pett I, Deptford 1651 Captured by the French in 1707.
Diamond Peter Pett I, Deptford 1651 Captured by the French in 1693.
Kentish Johnson, Deptford 1652 Wrecked in 1672.
Sussex Deptford 1652 Blown up by accident in 1653.
Portland Taylor, Wapping 1653 Scuttled (burnt) to avoid capture in 1692.
Newcastle Phineas Pett II, Ratcliffe 1653 Wrecked in 1703.
Bristol Tippets, Portsmouth 1653 Rebuilt in 1693.
Yarmouth Edgar, Yarmouth 1653 Broken up in 1680.
Taunton Castle, Rotherhithe 1654 Renamed Crown after the Restoration then rebuilt in 1689.
Dover Castle, Shoreham 1654 Rebuilt in 1695.
Winsby Edgar, Yarmouth 1654 Renamed Happy Return after the Restoration then captured by the French in 1691.
Leopard Shish, Deptford 1659 Sunk 1699.
Princess Furzer, Lydney 1661 Broken up 1680.
First Rate
Name Builder Date Fate
Naseby Peter Pett II, Woolwich 1655 Renamed Royal Charles after the Restoration then captured by the Dutch in 1667.
Second Rates      
Richard Christopher Pett, Woolwich 1658 Renamed Royal James after the Restoration. Burnt by the Dutch in 1667.
Dunbar Callis, Deptford 1656 Renamed Henry after the Restoration. Burnt by accident in 1682.
London Taylor, Chatham 1654 Blown up by accident in 1665.

Ship List 1660-1675

Name Builder Date Fate
Second Rates      
Royal Oak Tippets, Portsmouth 1664 Burnt by the Dutch in 1667.
Royal Katherine Christopher Pett, Woolwich 1664 Rebuilt in 1702.
Loyal London Taylor, Deptford 1666 Ruined by fire 1702.
Third      
Cambridge Jonas Shish, Deptford 1666 Wrecked in 1694.
Rupert Deane, Harwich 1666 Rebuilt in 1703.
Defiance Castle, Deptford 1666 Burnt by accident in 1668.
Warspite Johnson, Blackwall 1666 Rebuilt in 1702.
Monmouth Phineas Pett II, Chatham 1667 Rebuilt in 1700.
Fourth Rates      
Greenwich Christopher Pett, Woolwich 1666 Rebuilt in 1669.
St Patrick Baylie, Bristol 1666 Captured in 1667.
St David Furzer, Lydney 1667 Foundered in 1690.
Construction During the 2nd Dutch War
100-Gun Ships      
Prince Phineas Pett II, Deptford 1670 Rebuilt in 1692 and renamed Royal William.
Royal James Deane, Portsmouth 1671 Burnt during action in 1672.
Royal Charles Deane, Portsmouth 1673 Rebuilt in 1693 and renamed Queen.
90-96 Gun Ships      
Charles Shish, Deptford 1668 Rebuilt in 1701.
St Michael Tippets, Portsmouth 1669 Rebuilt in 1706 and subsequently renamed Marlborough.
London Shish, Deptford 1670 Rebuilt in 1706.
St Andrew Christopher Pett, Woolwich 1670 Rebuilt 1703 and subsequently renamed Royal Anne.
Third Rates      
Resolution Deane, Harwich 1667 Rebuilt in 1698.
Edgar Baylie, Bristol 1668 Rebuilt in 1700.
Construction During the 3rd Dutch War
Name Builder Date Fate
First Rate      
Royal James Deane, Portsmouth 1675 Renamed Victory 1691; then rebuilt in 1695.
Third Rate      
Swiftsure Deane, Harwich 1673 Rebuilt in 1696.
Harwich Deane, Harwich 1674 Wrecked in 1691.
Royal Oak Shish, Deptford 1674 Rebuilt in 1690.
Defiance Phineas Pett II, Chatham 1675 Rebuilt in 1695.
Fourth Rate      
Oxford Baylie, Bristol 1674 Enlarged in 1702 and then rebuilt in 1727.
Kingfisher Phineas Pett III, Woolwich 1675 Rebuilt in 1699.
Woolwich Phineas Pett III, Woolwich 1675 Rebuilt in 1702.
Captured Ships      
Ruby (Originally Rubis)   1664 Hulked and sold in 1682 eventually broken up in 1685.
Stavoreen     Sold in 1682.
Arms of Rotterdam     Hulked in 1675 and eventually broken up in 1703.

Ship List from 1677-1688

Name Builder Date Fate
First Rate 100 Gun Ships      
Britannia Phineas Pett II, Chatham 1682 Stripped down to pieces in 1715 and then rebuilt in 1719.
Second Rate 90 Gun Ships      
Vanguard Furzer, Portsmouth 1678 Rebuilt in 1710.
Windsor Castle Shish, Woolwich 1678 Wrecked in 1693.
Duchess Shish, Deptford 1679 Renamed Princess Anne in 1701 then changed back to Windsor Castle in 1702, renamed again as Blenheim in 1706 before being rebuilt in 1709.
Sandwich Betts, Harwich 1679 Rebuilt in 1712.
Albemarle Betts, Harwich 1680 Rebuilt 1704.
Duke Shish, Woolwich 1682 Renamed Prince George after being rebuilt in 1701.
Ossory Furzer, Portsmouth 1682 Renamed Prince in 1705 and rebuilt in 1711.
Neptune Shish, Deptford 1683 Rebuilt in 1710.
Coronation Betts, Portsmouth 1685 Wrecked in 1691.
Third Rate 70 Gun Ships      
Anne Phineas Pett II, Chatham 1678 Burnt in 1690 after the battle at Beachy Head.
Captain Shish, Woolwich 1678 Rebuilt in 1708.
Hampton Court Shish, Deptford 1678 Rebuilt in 1701.
Hope Castle, Deptford 1678 Captured in 1695.
Lennox Shish, Detford 1678 Rebuilt in 1701.
Restoration Betts, Harwich 1678 Rebuilt in 1702.
Berwick Phineas Pett II, Chatham 1679 Rebuilt in 1700.
Breda Betts, Harwich 1679 Accidentally burnt in 1690.
Burford Shish, Woolwich 1679 Rebuilt in 1699.
Eagle Furzer, Portsmouth 1679 Rebuilt in 1699.
Elizabeth Castle, Deptford 1679 Rebuilt in 1704.
Essex Johnson, Blackwall 1679 Rebuilt in 1700.
Expedition Furzer, Portsmouth 1679 Rebuilt in 1699.
Grafton Shish, Woolwich 1679 Rebuilt in 1700.
Kent Johnson, Blackwall 1679 Rebuilt in 1699.
Northumberland Baylie, Bristol 1679 Rebuilt in 1702.
Pendennis Phineas Pett II, Chatham 1679 Wrecked in 1689.
Stirling Castle Shish, Deptford 1679 Rebuilt in 1699.
Exeter Johnson, Blackwall 1680 Hilked in 1691.
Suffolk Johnson, Blackwall 1680 Rebuilt in 1699.
Fourth Rate Ships 1683-88      
Mordaunt Castle, Deptford 1681 Stranded in 1693.
Deptford Shish, Woolwich 1687 Rebuilt in 1700.
St Albans Shish, Deptford 1687 Wrecked in 1693.
Sedgemoor Lee, Chatham 1687 Wrecked in 1689.

Ship List 1688-1697

Name Builder Date Fate
Two Decker Third Rate 80 Gun Ships      
Devonshire Wyatt, Bursledon April 1692 Rebuilt in 1704.
Cornwall Winter, Southampton April 1692 Rebuilt in 1706.
Boyne Harding, Deptford May 1692 Rebuilt in 17008.
Russell Stigant, Portsmouth June 1692 Rebuilt in 1709.
Norfolk Winter, Southampton March 1693 Rebuilt in 1728.
Humber Frame, Hull March 1693 Rebuilt in 1708.
Sussex Lee, Chatham April 1693 Wrecked in 1694.
Torbay Harding, Deptford December 1693 Rebuilt in 1719.
Lancaster Wyatt, Bursledon April 1694 Rebuilt in 1722.
Dorsetshire Winter, Southampton December 1694 Rebuilt in 1712.
Cambridge Harding, Deptford December 1695 Rebuilt in 1715.
Chichester Lee, Chatham March 1695 Rebuilt in 1706.
Newark Frame, Hull June 1695 Rebuilt in 1717.
Three Decker Third Rate 80 Gun Ships      
Shrewsbury Stigant, Portsmouth February 1695 Rebuilt in 1713.
Cumberland Wyatt, Bursledon November 1695 Captured in 1707.
Ranelagh Harding, Deptford June 1697 Renamed as Princess Caroline in 1728 before being rebuilt in 1731.
Somerset Lee, Chatham May 1698 Hulked in 1715 and eventually broken up in 1740.
Fourth Rate 60 Gun Ships      
Carlisle Snelgrove, Deptford February 1693 Wrecked in 1696.
Winchester Wyatt, Bursledon April 1693 Foundered in 1695.
Medway Furzer, Sheerness August 1693 Rebuilt in 1718.
Canterbury Snelgrove, Deptford December 1693 Rebuilt in 1722.
Sunderland Winter, Southampton March 1694 Hulked in 1715 and then deliberately sunk in 1737.
Pembroke Snelgrove, Deptford November 1694 Captured in 1709.
Gloucester Clements, Bristol February 1695 Used for harbour service in 1706 before being broken up in 1731.
Windsor Snelgrove, Deptford October 1695 Rebuilt in 1729.
Kingston Frame, Hull March 1695 Rebuilt in 1719.
Exeter Bagwell, Portsmouth May 1697 Rebuilt in 1744.
Third Rate 70 Gun Ships      
Breda Lawrence, Woolwich April 1692 Broken up in 1730.
Yarmouth Barret, Harwich January 1694 Rebuilt in 1709.
Ipswich Barret, Harwich April 1694 Rebuilt in 1730.
Bedford Harding, Woolwich September 1698 Rebuilt in 1741.
Orford Snelgrove, Deptford 1698 Rebuilt in 1712.
Nassau Waffe, Portsmouth 1699 Wrecked in 1706.
Revenge Miller, Deptford 1699 Renamed Buckingham in 1711 before being hulked in 1727 and subsequently sunk for a foundation in 1745.
64 Gun Ships      
Dreadnought Johnson, Blackwall 1691 She was reduced to a fourth rate ship in 1697 before being rebuilt in 1706.
Second Rate 90 Gun Ships      
Association Bagwell, Portsmouth 1697 Wrecked in 1707.
Barfleur Harding, Deptford August 1697 Rebuilt in 1716 as an 80 gun ship..
Namur Lawrence, Woolwich 1697 Rebuilt in 1729.
Triumph Lee, Chatham 1698 Renamed in 1714 as Prince and rebuilt in 1750.
Fourth Rate 50 Gun Ships      
Falmouth Snelgrove, Deptford June 1693 Captured in 1704.
Norwich Castle, Deptford 1693 Rebuilt in 1718.
Southampton Parker & Winter, Southampton June 1693 Rebuilt 1700.
Weymouth Stigant, Portsmouth 1693 Rebuilt 1718.
Angelsea Waffe, Plymouth 1694 Downgraded to a fifth rate ship in 1719 before being rebuilt in 1725.
Colchester Johnson, Blackwall 1694 Foundered in 1704.
Lincoln Lawrence, Woolwich September 1695 Foundered in 1703.
Coventry Harding, Deptford 1695 Captured 1704.
Hampshire Taylor, Cuckolds Point March 1698 Broken up in 1739.
Dartmouth Parker, Southampton March 1698 Rebuilt 1716.
Winchester Wells, Rotherhithe March 1698 Rebuilt 1717.
Salisbury Herring, Bucklers Hard April 1698 Captured in 1703 then recaptured in 1704. She was then renamed Preston before being rebuilt in 1742.
Worcester Winter, Southampton May 1698 Rebuilt 1714.
Jersey Moore & Nye, East Cowes November 1698 Hulked in 1731 and in 1763 she was sunk.
Carlisle Waffe, Plymouth 1698 Accidentally blown up in 1700.
Tilbury Chatham 1699 Broken up in 1726.
Chester Lawrence, Woolwich March 1691 Captured in 1707.
Chatham Lee, Chatham October 1691 Rebuilt in 1721.
Centurion Harding, Deptford 1691 Broken up 1728.
Norwich Stigant, Portsmouth 1691 Wrecked 1692.
Portland Lawrence, Woolwich March 1693 Rebuilt 1230.
Dartmouth Shish, Rotherhithe July 1693 Captured in 1695 then recaptured and renamed Vigo in 1702. She was wrecked one year later.
Rochester Lee, Chatham 1693 Rebuilt in 1715.
Lichfield Stigant, Portsmouth 1694 Rebuilt in 1730.
Romney Johnson, Blackwall 1694 Wrecked in 1707.
Burlington Johnson, Blackwall 1695 Broken up in 1733.
Harwich Castle, Deptford 1695 Wrecked in 1700.
Pendennis Castle, Deptford 1695 Captured in 1705.
Severn Johnson, Blackwall 1695 Rebuilt in 1739.
Falkland Built in New England and purchased in 1696   Rebuilt in 1702.
Blackwall Johnson, Blackwall 1696 Captured in 1705 then recaptured in 1708 and subsequently broken up.
Guernsey Johnson, Blackwall 1696 Rebuilt in 1717.
Nonsuch Castle, Deptford 1696 hulked in 1740 and broken up five years later.
Warwick Castle, Deptford 1696 Rebuilt in 1710.
 

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Click above to see all of our military art index - Eight random half price military items are displayed to the right.

Some Current Half Price Military Art Offers

 M3 Lee tanks and troops from General Slims 14th Army clear Japanese resistance form the village of Ywathitgyi in their drive to Mandalay.

Road to Mandalay, Burma, February 1945 by David Pentland. (GL)
Half Price! - £300.00
 The storming on the night of April 6th 1812 of Badajoz astle proved to be Wellingtons bloodiest siege. Depicted here are soldiers of the 88th Connaught Rangers (famously the Devils Own) and part of Pictons 3rd Division, successfully escalading the high walls of the fortress.

Storming of Badajoz by Chris Collingwood. (Y)
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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 (B)
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<b>Slightly noticeable mark on the image - hence the low price of this item. </b>

AD43 by Chris Collingwood. (Y)
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 Northern France, 22nd May 1940.  Sdkfz 222 light armoured cars of the SS Leibstandarte Regiment drive along French lanes on a reconnaissance patrol for the forces of General Heinz Guderian on their advance towards the French coast.

Eyes of the Army by David Pentland. (P)
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 Unterscharfurher Karl-Heinz Turk of the Schwere SS Panzerabteilung 503, in one of the units few remaining Kingtigers, defends the Potsdammer Platz along with elements of the Munchberg Division against the rapidly encroaching Soviet forces.

The Last Battle, Berlin, April 30th 1945 by David Pentland. (GL)
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 Often called the Last Patrol, the painting depicts a scene from the Boer war, showing a party of Lancers bringing a riderless horse back from patrol. Art prints reproduced by kind permission of the 9th / 12th Lancers.

The Empty Saddle by J P Beadle. (Y)
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Confederate Infantryman of the 19th Virginia by Chris Collingwood.
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SPORT PRINTS

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Some Current Half Price Sport Art Offers

Champion racing horse West Tip at Cheltenham race course.

West Tip by Mark Churms.
Half Price! - £20.00
 In 1992 Matthew graduated in Geography from St. Catherine's College, Oxford, where he was President of the Oxford Rowing Club.  He took part in the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race in 1990 and 1991, when Oxford beat Cambridge by substantial distances.  Also in 1992, at the age of only 21, Matthew had his first taste of Olympic success, when in a coxless pair with partner Sir Steve Redgrave, he won the gold medal at the Barcelona Olympics.  Prior to that Olympic win he and Redgrave had enjoyed an unbeaten international season, and it was already obvious that Matthew was developing to become one of the world's greatest oarsmen.  At the Atlanta Olympics in 1996 the Pinsent / Redgrave duo won another gold medal and throughout the nineties their outstanding combination also brought them seven world championship golds.  Their unbroken run of success continued through to the millennium Olympic games in Sydney when Pinsent, again with Redgrave (now in a coxless four with James Cracknell and Tim Foster) again triumphed earning Pinsent his third Olympic gold medal.  The race in which he did it was voted Britain's greatest sporting moment and the crew secured themselves a very special place in the heart of the nation.  After Sydney, Matthew formed a seemingly invincible coxless pair partnership with James Cracknell MBE.  Undefeated throughout 2001, they went on to complete a unique feat in the history of rowing, by winning the coxless pair at the world championships in Lucerne, a mere two hours after winning the coxed pairs.  In the 2002 world championships in Seville they defended their coxless pairs title, beating an experienced Australian crew who had beaten them in Lucerne earlier in the year and breaking the world record by 4 seconds in the process.  On Saturday 21st August 2004 at the Athens Olympic games, Matthew Pinsent CBE entered Olympic history.  In one of the classic sporting moments of all time, he led the Great Britain coxless four to victory over the Canadian world champions by only eight hundredths of a second.  Matthew was awarded the MBE in the 1993 New Year's Honours List and the CBE in the New Year's Honours List 2003.  In the 2005 New Year's Honours List he was awarded a knighthood.

Sir Matthew Pinsent CBE by James Owen.
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 A great tribute to one of the all time greats in golf who will be sadly missed.

Seve Ballesteros by Peter Deighan. (Y)
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 Richard Burns and Robert Reid.  Subaru Impreza WRC 99
Rain or Shine 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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Jason Robinson by Robert Highton. (Y)
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 Michael Schumacher and Ferrari.
Encore by Graham Bosworth
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B49. Damon Hill/ Williams FW.17 by Ivan Berryman

Damon Hill/ Williams FW.17 by Ivan Berryman
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