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History of the Turkish Navy, from the Osmanieh class Broadside Ironclads of the Ottoman Empire to the Turkish naval ships of today's Navy.

As a result of the Treaty of Sevres the Turkish Navy was scaled down to a coastal defence force. Turkey itself was unstable with revolts against the Ottoman empire in the years after the end of World War I. 

The despatch boat Fuat (Fuad) in 1897

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The Sultan's Yacht Stamboul in 1897. She was a paddle-wheel ship of 900 tons built in England in 1865 and used by the Imperial household. Photograph shows the yacht at anchor in the Bosphorus off the Dolma-backcheh Palace.

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Turkish marines were traditionally used to mount the guard at the naval arsenal. This photograph shows them in a parade as guard of honour to the Sultan, near the mosque of Yildiz on the occasion of the Selamlik Festival in 1897.

Admiral Hassan Pasha, Turkish Minister of Marine in1897.

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Ships Name Launch Date Fate
Battleships   VIEW FULL LIST
Osmaniye Class                                  View Class
Osmanieh 2nd September 1864 Stricken in 1913 and broken up for scrap.
Mahmudieh 13th December 1864 Stricken in 1913 and broken up for scrap.
Orkanieh 26th June 1865 Stricken in 1913 and broken up for scrap.
Abdul Aziz January 1865 Stricken in 1913 and broken up for scrap.
Assari Tevfik Class                                   View Class
Assari Tevfik 30th November 1868 She took part in the Dardanelles operation on 18th January 1913 and was damaged by gun fire and later received more damage from Bulgarian guns and eventually became a wreck on 25th January 1913.
Assari Shevket Class                                View Class
Assari Shevket 1868 Originally an Egyptian ship called Kahira she was taken over by Turkey. Stricken in 1910 and broken up for scrap.
Nijimi Sevket 1868 Originally an Egyptian ship called Musafer she was taken over by Turkey. She served in the first world war and then became a depot ship before being broken up for scrap in 1929.
Avni Illah Class
Avni Illah 21st April 1869 Refitted in 1903-07. Sunk by Italian cruisers Giuseppe Garibaldi and Varese on 24th February 1912.
Muin-I-Zaffer June 1869 She became a training ship from 1913 until stricken in 1929 and broken up for scrap.
Idjalieh Class
Idjalieh 1878 She served as a training ship in 1900 and became an accommodation ship during 1914-1918. Broken up for scrap in 1922.
Fethi Bulend Class
Fethi Bulend 1870 Sunk on 31st October 1912 by a Greek torpedo ship at Salonika with the loss of 14 crew.
Mukaddami Khair 28th October 1872 She was the first ironclad built in Turkey. Stricken in 1910 and broken up for scrap.
Messudieh Class
Messudieh 28th October 1874 She served as a stationary guardship near Chanak in the Dardanelles at the start of the war. Sunk on 13th December 1914 by the British submarine B11.
Hamidieh Class
Hamidieh January 1885 Originally called Nusretiye she was renamed in 1881. Stricken in 1910 and broken up for scrap.
Resadiye Class
Resadiye 3rd August 1913 Taken back by the British on 1st August 1914 and renamed HMS Erin. The rest of this class were never completed.
Yavuz Sultan Selim (Goeben) Originally a German ship named Goeben. Renamed Yavuz in 1936 and was refitted in 1938 and 1941. Broken up and used for scrap in 1971.
Kurkürsk Friedrich Wilhelm Renamed Heireddin Barbarossa after being bought
Coastal Defence Ships
Feth Ul Islam Gunboat 1864 Four sister ships were scrapped before 1900. Stricken in 1910 and broken up for scrap.
Turgut Reis (Torgud Reis) Ex - Brandenburg Class German Battleship
Cruisers
Mehmet Selim Class
Mehmet Selim August 1879 Broken up for scrap in 1913.
Heibetnuma Class
Heibetnuma 30th January 1890 Stricken in 1909 and broken up for scrap.
Lufti Humayun Class
Luft Humayun 16th August 1892 Stricken in 1909 and broken up for scrap.
Abdul Hamid Class
Abdul Hamid 25th September 1903 Renamed Hamidieh after the revolution in 1908. Torpedoed by a Bulgarian torpedo boat near Varna on 21st November 1912, but managed to limp to Constantinople. Took part in the bombardment at Odessa on 29th October 1914 and became a training ship from 1914-1918. Stricken in 1948 and broken up for scrap.

Abdul Hamid, renamed Hamidieh

Hamidieh

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Hamidieh.

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Abdul Mecid Class
Abdul Mecid (Medjidieh) 25th July 1903 Renamed Medjidieh in 1903. Mined off Odessa after taking part in the bombardment and sank. Salvaged by the Russians and commissioned as Prut on 29th October. Captured by the Germans at Sevastopol then returned to Turkey on 12th May 1918. Underwent a major refit in 1927. Stricken in 1948 and broken up for scrap.

Turkish cruiser Medjidieh

Destroyers
Berk I Efsan 1892 Sold for scrapping in 1927. 
Tayyar 1893 Stricken in 1913.
Samsoun 1907 Discarded in the 1930s.
Muvanet-I-Milet 1909 Discarded in the 1920s.
Adatepe Class
Adatepe 19th March 1931 Discarded during the 1950s.
Kocatepe 7th February 1931 Discarded during the 1950s.
Tinaztepe Class
Tinaztepe 27th July 1931 Discarded in 1957.
Zafer 20th September 1931 Discarded in 1957.
Demirhisar Class
Demirhisar 1941 Discarded in 1960.
Gayret 15th December 1940 Broken up for scrap in 1946.
Muavenet 24th February 1941 Discarded in 1960.
Sultanhisar 1941 Discarded in 1960.
Ex - US Gleaves Class
Gaziantep (ex - Lansdowne) (D344) Acquired 1950 Discarded 1973
Gelibolu (ex - Buchanan) (D346) Acquired 29th April 1949 Discarded 1976
Gemlik (ex - Lardner) (D347) Acquired 1950 Stricken 1981
Giresun (ex - McCalla) (D345) Acquired 29th April 1949 Discarded 1973
Ex - British M Class
Alp Arslan (ex - Marne) (D348) Acquired 29th June 1959 Discarded early 1970s
Kilic Ali Pasha (ex - Matchless) (D350) Acquired 29th June 1959 Discarded early 1970s
Maresal Fevzi Cakmak (ex - Meteor) (D349) Acquired 29th June 1959 Discarded early 1970s
Piyale Pasa (ex - Milne) (D351) Acquired 29th June 1959 Discarded early 1970s
Ex - US Fletcher Class
Icel (ex - Preston) (D344) Acquired 15th November 1969 Stricken 1981
Iskenderun (ex - Boyd) (D343) Acquired 1st October 1969 Stricken 1981
Istanbul (ex - Clarence K Bronson) (D340) Acquired 14th January 1967 Stricken 1987
Izmir (ex - Van Valkenburgh) (D341) Acquired 28th February 1967 Stricken 1987
Izmit (ex - Cogswell) (D342) Acquired 1st October 1969 Stricken 1980
Ex - US Allen M Sumner Class
Muavenet (ex - Gwin) (DM357) Acquired 22nd October 1971 Damaged 2nd October 1992, Stricken 1993
Zafer (ex - Hugh Purvis) (D356) Acquired 15th February 1972 Stricken 1993, Broken up 1994
Ex - US Gearing Class   View Class
Adatepe (ex - Forrest Royal) (D353) Acquired 27th March 1971 Stricken 1993.  Broken up 1994
Maresal Fevzi Cakmak (ex - Charles H Roan) (D351) Acquired 29th September 1973 Broken up 1995
Gayret (ex - Eversole) (D352) Acquired 11th July 1973 Extant 1995
Kocatepe (ex - Harwood) (D354) Acquired 17th December 1971 Sunk 22nd July 1974
Kocatepe (ex - Norris) (D354) Acquired 7th July 1974 Stricken 1993
Tinaztepe (ex - Keppler) (D355) Acquired 30th June 1972 Laid up 1984
Savastepe (ex - Meredith) ( D347) Acquired 7th December 1979 Extant 1995
Kilic Ali Pasa (ex - Robert H McCard) (D349) Acquired 5th June 1980 Extant 1995
Piyale Pasa (ex - Fiske) ( D350) Acquired 2nd June 1980 Extant 1995
Yucetepe (ex - Orleck) (D345) Acquired 1st October 1982 Extant 1995
Ex - US Carpenter Class
Anitepe (ex - Carpenter) (D347) Acquired 20th February 1981 Extant 1995
Alcitepe (ex - Robert A Owens) (D346) Acquired 16th February 1982 Extant 1995
FRIGATES   View Full List
Berk Class Frigates
Berk  (D358) 25th June 1971 Still in service
Peyk  (D359) 7th June 1972 Still in service
Ex - German Koln  Class Frigates
Gelibolu  (D360) ex German Karlsruhe received 28/3/82  
Gemlik  (D361)   ex German Emden received 23/9/83 Scrapped 1994
Yavoz  Class Frigates
Yavuz  (F240) 7th November 1985  Still in Service
Turget Reis (F241) 30th May 1986  Still in Service
Fatih  (F242) 24th May 1987  Still in Service
Yilderim  (F243) 22nd July 1988  Still in Service
Barbaros  Class Frigates
Barbaros  (F244) 26th October 1994  Still in Service
Oruc Reis (F245) 28th July 1994  Still in Service
Salihreis  (F246) 1996  Still in Service
Kemalreis  (F247)  1998  Still in Service
Muavenet  Class Frigates (ex US Knox Class)  VIEW CLASS
Muavenet  (F250)  (ex. USS Capodanno) Received 30/7/93  Still in Service
Adatepe (F251)   (ex. USS Fanning) Received 31/7/93   Stricken Being Used for Parts 
Kocatepe  (F252) (ex. USS Reasoner) Received 30/8/93  Still in Service
Zafer  (F253)   (ex. USS Thomas C Hart)  Received 30/8/93  Still in Service
Ege  (F254)     (ex. USS Ainsworth) Received   20/5/94  Still in Service
Karadeniz   (F255) (ex. USS Bowen) Received  27/5/94  Still in Service
Akdeniz  (F256)   (ex. USS Donald B Beary) Received 3/6/94 Stricken Being Used for Parts 
Trakya   (F257)  (ex. USS McCandless) Received 5/6/94  Still in Service
Gaziantep Class Frigates (ex US Oliver Hazard Perry Class)
F490 Gaziantep (ex USS Clifton Sprague) Acquired 1998 In Service
F491 Giresun (ex USS Flatley) Acquired 1998 In service
F492 Gemlik (ex USS Antrim) Acquired 1998 In service
F493 Geliboli (ex USS Reid) Acquired 1999 In service
F494 Gokceada (ex USS Mahlon S Tisdale) Acquired 1999 In service
F495 Gediz (ex USS john A Moore) Acquired 2000 In service
Torpedo Boats
Timsah 1885 Stricken in 1910.
Simir I Hidsum 1884 Stricken in 1910.
Mecidiye 1885-1890 Stricken in 1910.
Mahabet 1887 Stricken in 1910.
Gilyom 1886 Stricken in 1910.
Nasr 1888-1892 Stricken in 1910.
Ejder 1890 Stricken in 1910.
Younous 1902 Discarded in the late 1920s.
Drach 1905 Discarded in the late 1920s.
Sivrihisar 1906 Discarded in the 1930s and broken up for scrap.
Submarines
Birindci Inonu Class
Birindci Inonu 1st February 1927 Discarded sometime in the 1950s.
Ikindci Inonu 12th March 1927 Discarded sometime in the 1950s.
Dumlupynar Class
Dumlupinar (Dumlupynar) 4th March 1931 Sunk in collision, April 4th 1952.  Collided with Swedish Cargo ship 'Naboland'.  Information supplied by Kay Toker.
Sakarya Class
Sakarya 2nd February 1931 Discarded sometime in the 1950s.
Gur Class
Gur 1932 Discarded sometime in the 1950s.
Atilay Class
Atilay 1938 Lost on 14th July 1942.
Yildiray 26th August 1939 Discarded in 1957.
Saldiray 23rd July 1938 Discarded in 1957.
Baltiray Class
Baltiray 28th August 1938 Captured by the German Navy at the start of the war and renamed UA. Scuttled on 3rd May 1945.
Burac Reis Class
Burac Reis 19th October 1940. Discarded in 1957.
Murat Reis 20th July 1940 Discarded in 1957.
Oruc Reis 19th July 1940 Discarded in 1957.
Ulac Ali Reis 1st November 1940 Sunk on 18th April 1943.
 

Turkish Submarine Mustedieh Ombashi, ex French Turquoise. From The Romance of A Submarine (c1930) by G Gibbard Jackson

Beached Turkish Destroyers.

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Beached Turkish Destroyers with British ships moored in the background.

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NL125 Osman Gazi at Malta.

Landing ship, launched 1994.

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NL125 Osman Gazi at Malta.

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NL125 Osman Gazi at Malta.

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NL125 Osman Gazi at Malta.

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A579 Cezayirli Gazi Hasan Pasa at Malta.

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A579 Cezayirli Gazi Hasan Pasa at Malta.

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A579 Cezayirli Gazi Hasan Pasa at Malta.

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A579 Cezayirli Gazi Hasan Pasa at Malta.

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A579 Cezayirli Gazi Hasan Pasa at Malta.

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A579 Cezayirli Gazi Hasan Pasa at Malta.

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A579 Cezayirli Gazi Hasan Pasa leaving Malta, 23rd July 1993.

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A579 Cezatirli Gazi Hasan Pasa at Malta.

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A579 Cezayirli Gazi Hasan Pasa at Malta, 19th July 1993.

Ex-German Rhein Class support Ship, ex-Ruhr.  transferred to the Turkish Navy 9th November 1976.

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A579 Cezayirli Gazi Hasan Pasa at Malta, 19th July 1993.

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A579 Cezayirli Gaza Hasan Pasa at Malta, July 2002.

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A579 Cezayirli Gaza Hasan Pasa at Malta, July 2002.

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A577 Sokulla Mehmet Pasa at Malta.

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A577 Sokulla Mehmet Pasa at Malta.

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A577 Sokulla Mehmet Pasa at Malta.

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A577 Sokulla Mehmet Pasa at Malta.

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A577 Sokulla Mehmet Pasa at Malta, September 2001.

Ex- German Isar class support ship Isar, transferred 30th September 1982.

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A577 Sokulla Mehmet Pasa at Malta, September 2001.

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A577 Sokullu Mehmet Pasa at Malta, July 2002.

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A577 Sokullu Mehmet Pasa at Malta, July 2002.

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A577 Sokulla Mehmet Pasa at Malta, February 2002.

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A577 Sokulla Mehmet Pasa at Malta, September 2001.

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M263 Erdek at Malta, April 2003.

Ex - French Circe Class Minehunter (ex M716 Ceres), commissioned 1998.

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M264 Erdemli at Malta, November 2000.

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M264 Erdemli at Malta, November 2000.

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M264 Erdemli at Malta, November 2000.

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M264 Erdemli at Malta, November 2000.

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M264 Erdemli at Malta, November 2000.

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M264 Erdemli at Malta, November 2000.

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M264 Erdemli at Malta, November 2000.

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M262 Enez at Malta.

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M262 Enez at Malta.

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M262 Enez at Malta, February 2002.

Edincuk Class Minehunter, (ex - French Circe Class M716), launched 1973, transferred 1998.

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M262 Enez at Malta, february 2002.

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M262 Enez at Malta, February 2002.

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M262 Enez at Malta, February 2002.

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M517 Sapanka at Malta, April 2003.

Samun Class Minesweeper, commissioned 1965.

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M517 Sapanka at Malta, April 2003.

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 As the four P51D Mustangs of Major William T Haltons Yellow Flight, 487th Fighter Squadron took off from Asch, they found themselves in the middle of a massive German attack.  That New Years Day the Luftwaffe had launched hundreds of aircraft in low level raids against the allied airfields across Northern France and Belgium.  The unexpected take-off by the 487th however, ended Jagdgeswader 11s chances of success, with Yellow Flight alone claiming 9 enemy aircraft destroyed.

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 Erich Lowenhardt was already the holder of the Knights Cross 1st and 2nd Class for acts of bravery even before becoming a pilot. After serving as an observer for a year, he was eventually posted to Jasta 10 in 1917 where he immediately began to score victories, sending down balloons and enemy aircraft at a fearsome rate. He was appointed Commander of Jasta 10 one week before his 21st birthday, making him one the youngest pilots to rise to such a rank in the German Army Air Service. He continued to increase his score steadily throughout 1917 and 1918, but was involved in a mid-air collision with a Jasta 11 aircraft on 10th August. Lowenhardt elected to abandon his aircraft, but his parachute failed to deploy and the young ace fell to his death. He flew a number of aircraft, but this yellow-fuselaged Fokker D.VII was his most distinctive and is believed to be the aircraft in which he was killed. His final victory total was 54.

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 Under the watchful eye of his more experienced tutor a trainee pilot gets his first taste of the Spitfire Mk.IIa, airborne from Tangmere early in 1941.  the nearest aircraft is P7856 (YT-C) which enjoyed a long career, surviving until 1945.

The Fledgling by Ivan Berryman. (B)
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 Sqn Ldr Billy Drake is shown in Curtiss Kittyhawk Mk1a ET790 claiming a Ju87 Stuka  on the 31st of October 1942.  Sqn Ldr Drake commanded  112 Squadron flying Kittyhawks at Gambut on 24th May 1942.  He claimed a probable Bf109 on 6th June, another probable on  2nd July, destroyed a Bf109 on the 8th, damaged a Ju88 on the ground on the 19th, destroyed a Bf109 on the 24th, two Ju87s on  the 1st September and another Bf109 on the 13th.  Drake shared a Ju87 and probably destroyed another on 1st October 1942, got a probable Bf109 on the 22nd, destroyed another on the 26th, an Me202 on the 27th, a Ju87 on the 31st, a Bf109 destroyed and another damaged on 5th November, a Bf109 destroyed on the ground on the 11th, an He111 destroyed and a Bf109 damaged on the 15th, a Bf110 destroyed and another damaged on the 19th, an Me202 and a Bf109 destroyed on 11th December and he finally shared a Bf109 on the 13th.  Drake was awarded a Bar to the DFC (28.7.42) and the DSO (4.12.42).

Tribute to Squadron Leader Billy Drake by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 Hurricanes of 607 County of Durham Squadron diving down and attacking Heinkels over the Needles on the Isle of Wight, after a raid on the southern coast. 607 squadron were stationed at nearby Tangmere from the start of September 1940 and saw continuous action throughout the Battle of Britain until the 16th October, when it withdrew to Scotland having raised its total victory to 102. Also aiding in the pursuit are Spitfires of 602 City of Glasgow Squadron based at Westhampnett.

Hurricanes Over the Needles by Graeme Lothian. (Y)
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NAVAL PRINTS

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 The heavy cruiser HMS Dorsetshire is brought up to sink the blazing wreck of the Bismarck with torpedoes at around 10:30 hours on the morning of May 27th 1941.  The once proud German ship had been ruthlessly pounded into a twisted and burning wreck by the British battleships Rodney and King George V.  HMS Dorsetshire and HMS Maori combed the area of the sinking for survivors, between them picking up a total of 110 out of an original complement of 2,300.

HMS Dorsetshire by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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 USS Forrestal in preparation to launch an F14 Tomcat while in the Mediterranean , 1991, on her 21st and final operational deployment.

USS Forrestal by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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The moment shortly after dawn on 24th May 1941 when HMS Hood, in company with HMS Prince of Wales, opens fire on the Bismarck, setting in motion one of the greatest sea dramas the world had seen.

HMS Hood Engages Bismarck 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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 HMS Intrepid embarks some of her landing craft during the Falklands conflict of 1982.
HMS Intrepid by Ivan Berryman
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 In the early morning murk of 24th May 1941, the forward 15in guns of HMS Hood fire the first shots against the mighty German battleship Bismarck. Both Bismarck and her escort, the Prinz Eugen, immediately responded, the latter causing a fierce fire on Hoods upper deck, while plunging shot from Bismarck penetrated deep into the British ships hull, causing an explosion that ripped the Hood apart, sinking her in an instant. Tragically, just three survivors were rescued from the water.

HMS Hood Opens Fire Upon the Bismarck by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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  Down by the bows, the battered Seydlitz returns to the Jade after being heavily involved in the gun line action at Jutland.

SMS Seydlitz 1916 by Randall Wilson (P)
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USS Maddox engaging North Vietnamese torpedo boats with 5-in gunfire, August 2nd, 1964, in the Gulf of Tonkin.

USS Maddox by Randall Wilson (AP)
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MILITARY PRINTS

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 Sous-Lieutenant Ferdinand de la Riloisiere of 1st Regiment of Carabiniers, moments before he received a mortal wound, in the charge of the 2nd reserve cavalry Corps, against the reavski Redoubt. Despite his injury he survived for several days after the battle and was presented with the cross of the Legion of Honour only hours before his death.

La Moscowa, The Battle of Borodino, 7th September 1812 by Mark Churms. (B)
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 So Tell The Spartans, Stranger passing by that here, Obedient to their laws, we lie.   In 480 BC the Spartans tried to defend the pass at Thermopylae against the Persians led by Xerxes.  The Persian fleet had sailed along the coastline from northern Greece into the Gulf of Malia on the eastern Aegean Sea towards the mountains at Thermopylae. The Greek General and King Leonidas led the Greeks  and tried to defend the pass of Thermopylae.  All the defending Spartans were killed during the Battle of Thermopylae. Their defence and courage provided inspiration to the Greeks, and the following year the Greeks won battles against their old enemy the Persians.

Thermopylae 480BC, Spartan and Thespaian Hoplites. By Chris Collingwood. (GM)
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On the night of 6th April 1812 Wellingtons Army, surrounding the walled Spanish town of Badajoz (garrisoned by Napoleons soldiers under general Baron Philippon) is ready to attack!  The men of the 45th regiment from Pictons 3rd Division launch themselves in a desperate and bloody assault against the north castle wall. Carrying improvised ladders, the men have their top buttons undone, overalls rolled up and are stripped for action.  The castles defenders (Germans, allied to Napoleon of the Graf und Erbprinz Regiment from Hesse-Darmstadt) partroling the walls in their greatcoats are intially surprised by the bold assault from this sector but they have been preparing the strong defenses for some time. Soon the night air is full of musketry, falling masonry, burning bundles of ropes and exploding grenades or mines.  Despite the horrific casualties suffered the attackers press home. As the first scaling ladders are raised near a small bell tower the young Lt. James Macpherson reaches for the top of the wall. The ladders are too short! Undaunted he cries to his men below to lift the base of the ladder closer to the wall. This rapid, vertical movement suddenly propels him to a height several feet above the Germans heads. A shot rings out as one of the defenders fires point blank into the young mans chest. Fortunately the lead ball only strikes a glancing blow, cleaving in two a button of the officers waist coat and dislocating one of his ribs. Despite his fortunate escape, the force of the impact nearly sends him tumbling from the ladder. Somehow he maintains his grasp but the ladder itself gives way under the weight of the men following. Some unfortunates are impaled on the bayonets of their comrades below.  Leaping from the rungs of another ladder, Corporal Kelly is the first man over the top and gradually the 45th gain a foothold on the ramparts. The rest of the regiment is ordered to unfix bayonets. Using the few remaining ladders, others also manage to scale the walls. Through the carnage they climb, club and shoot their way into the castle itself!  Maepherson now regains consciousness at the foot of the wall and revived with a cup of coco from his friend A.A. General Hercules Packenham, who was directly behind him on the ladder when it broke. Though winded by the shot he rises to his feet. This sudden movement relocates his rib and he is able to climb the ladders once more. Once over the defense he sees the old towers of Apendez and Albar-rana to his left and the cathedral illuminated by gun fire in the distance. However his objective is directly ahead. Atop the abandoned tower of Santa Maria before him still flies the French tricolour.  Macplierson seizes the opportunity, mounts the spiral stairway to the top turret and pulls down the enemy flag. For want of a substitute he flies his own red jacket from the pole, signifying that the castle has fallen. In the rest of the town the fighting continues and turns into a blood lust. Badajoz is one of the bloodiest and violent sieges of the Peninsula War. On the following day Maepherson presents his trophy to the Duke of Wellington himself but his bravery is not rewarded with a promotion.
Storming of Badajoz by the Sherwood Foresters painting by Mark Churms. (P)
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DHM555P.  Berdans Sharpshooters 1864 by Jim Lancia.

Berdans Sharpshooters 1864 by Jim Lancia (P)
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The Battle of Barnet was fought in a heavy mist, on Easter Sunday 14th April 1471. Due to a misalignment of the opposing armies, all became confusion. The centre of the battle (as depicted here) was fought at close quarters, a mass of struggling knights and men at arms with comrade fighting comrade, their vision of the battle obscured by mist. The Yorkists under the leadership of King Edward IV triumphed, leaving the Lancastrians with hopes dashed. Their champion and leader, the great Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick The King Maker lay dead, cut down while struggling to regain his charger. In the painting Edward IV charges toward the banner of Henry Holland, Duke of Exeter, while in the foreground soldiers of the Houses of York and Lancaster hack and slash at each other in terrified butchery.

Battle of Barnet by Chris Collingwood.
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DHM428.  Portrait of General Lee by Geoff Lea.
Portrait of General Lee by Geoff Lea.
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 With Fixed Bayonets soldiers of 2nd battalion Scots Guards clear enemy positions of 5th Argentine Marine Battalion on the slopes of Tumbledown.

Battle for Tumbledown by Mark Churms. (Y)
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 To commemorate the first use of Factor VIIa by British Forces.
Dawn Casevac, 16 Close Support Medical Regiment - Iraq 2003 by Ivan Berryman. (GL)
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SPORT PRINTS

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 Richard Burns and Robert Reid.  Subaru Impreza WRC 99
Rain or Shine by Michael Thompson
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Monte Carlo - June 1st 2003 and Juan Pablo Montoya put in an outstanding drive, pushing his Williams BMW to victory in the Monaco Grand Prix. His triumph in what is possibly the most prestigious race of the season allowed him to celebrate his first win since Italy in 2001.

Harbour Master by Gerald Coulson. (Y)
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 Valentino Rossi at speed on his Repsol Honda.
Rossi at Speed by Derrick Mark.
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DH007. Steady Johnnie Steady by Erskine Nicol.
Steady Johnnie Steady by Erskine Nicol.
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Passing the stand in the Galway Plate.

With a Circuit To Go by Chris Howells.
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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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MC0041P. Blitzkrieg by Mark Churms.

Blitzkrieg by Mark Churms. (P)
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 A celebration of Nigel Mansells success in winning the Formula 1 World Championship and the Indy Car Championship in successive years. A celebration of the magnificent talents of Nigel Mansell. He made his debut in Formula 1 in 1981 and his superb driving technique made an instant impact. He recorded victory after victory coming agonisingly close to being world champion many times before gaining his well deserved Formula 1 title in 1992. The following year he recorded an unprecedented double, gaining the Indy Car championship in 1993. A feat that reserves his name quite rightly in the record books.
Mansell by Peter Deighan.
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