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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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Last Long Shadow by Anthony Saunders (AP)
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 Swordfish of 825 Sqn led by Lt-Cdr Esmonde begin their heroic attack on the battlescruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau and the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen as they make their way up the English Channel from Brest during Operation Cerberus on 12th February 1942.  Although all the aircraft were lost and no significant damage was done to the German fleet, all the pilots were decorated for their bravery and Lt-Cdr Esmonde received the first Fleet Air Arm VC to be awarded, albeit posthumously.  The painting depicts the first wave of Swordfish attacking the Scharnhorst with Gneisenau taking avoiding action in the distance.  A German torpedo boat has turned to confront the attacking aircraft.

Attack on the Scharnhorst by Ivan Berryman.
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NAVAL PRINTS

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 The lead ship of the Royal Navy's Vanguard Class SSBNs, HMS Vanguard (S28) was commissioned on 14th August 1993 and is based at HMNB Clyde at Faslane.

HMS Vanguard in the Gareloch by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 HMS Thrasher returning from patrol off Crete in March 1942.

HMS/M Thrasher by John Pettitt. (Y)
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 On 20th October 1943, Wildcat and Avenger aircraft from the Carrier US Core, on patrol north of the Azores, surprised U378, a type VIIC U-boat which had been active in that area. The element of surprise was so complete that the submarines guns remained unmanned throughout the action.
The Element of Surprise by Robert Barbour.
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 The German Heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen is depicted in a quiet moment at Gotenhaven in April 1941 whilst engaged in exercises with her consort, the mighty Bismarck that would eventually lead to Operation Rheinubung,. Bismarck herself is alongside in the distance, where final preparations for their foray into the North sea and beyond are being made.

Prinz Eugen by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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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.
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Erich Topps notorious Red Devil Boat, U-552, slips quietly away from the scene of another victory in the North Atlantic in 1941.

U-552 by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 One of the most advanced submarines in the world, the nuclear-powered HMS Astute (S119) is depicted making her way into the open sea from her base at Faslane.  Commissioned into the Royal Navy on 27th August 2010, Astute is capable of carrying 38 Tomahawk Block IV cruise missiles over virtually unlimited distances.

HMS Astute by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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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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MILITARY PRINTS

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 The painting shows a gun team of the Royal Horse Artillery with wounded soldiers on the Limber during the retreat to Corunna in the winter of 1808-1809, during the Peninsula War.

Halt on a Forced March by Lady Elizabeth Butler. (Y)
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In this Victorian painting,  a young child looks at his reflection in the breastplate armour worn by his father, a trooper of the Royal Horse Guards (the Blues)
Reflections.
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 Wherever the GIs went they took their Jeeps with them, and before the war was run the little quarter-ton, 4-wheel drive, utility vehicle was as well known around the world as the Model T Ford. Nicolas Trudgian has painted a compelling image, set back in time when the little Jeep was omnipresent on and around the roads and battlefields of a war-torn world. It is Christmas 1944 and, as a gaggle of 339th FG P-51 Mustangs disturb the peace of this ancient English village, a little Jeep waits patiently outside the pub while her occupants sample the local ale. A wonderfully nostalgic painting that will bring back pleasant memories to many.
Welcome Respite by Nicolas Trudgian.
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 Themistocles had chosen the narrow waters at the entrance to the bay well. The Persians could not bring their larger fleet to bear on the smaller Greek fleet and due to the design and manoeuverability of the Greek Triremes, the Greek fleet sailed down the right channel next to Salamis and turned to ram the Persian fleet as it entered the bay. The Persian captains tried frantically to turn their ships but their oars became entangled and the turning manoeuvre caused the ships to run into each other. The Greek Triremes were able to ram the leading Persian ships, disengage and ram again. This was a great victory for Themistocles who lost only 70 ships from his fleet of 380 Triremes, compared to the loss of over 600 ships from the Persian fleet of over 1,000.

Battle of Salamis, 23rd September 480BC by Wilhelm von Kaulbach. (Y)
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 Wearing patched white trousers and gaiters made of mattress ticking. In the mid distance, officers of the Polish Lancers and the Guard. Napoleon stands on the distant cliff. To the right a ship flies a tricolour. The Elba battalion was Napoleons bodyguard in exile, comprising six companies of Guardsmen, 100 artillery men and a crew of 21 seamen, They formed the nucleus of the Imperial Guard in 1815.

A Grenadier of the Guard at Elba by Horace Vernet. (Y)
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The battle was fought during the 1st Sikh War (1845-1846) between a force of 10,000 British and Indian troops under the command of General Sir Harry Smith and a 15,000 strong Sikh army led by Ranjur Singh.  The Sikh forces occupied an entrenched position between the villages of Aliwal and Bhundri, close to the River Sutlej.  Smith drove the Sikhs out of Aliwal with his infantry and then rolled up their line with cavalry and artillery support.  The 16th Lancers charged several times during the action, breaking a number of Sikh infantry squares and overrunning a battery of Sikh artillery.
The Charge of the 16th Lancers, at the Battle of Aliwal, by Orlando Norie.
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 A Viking raiding party comes ashore from their Viking longboat on the western coast of England, 890 A.D.

Sons of Odin by Chris Collingwood. (Y)
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Following Napoleons deposition of Ferdinand IV, King of Naples in favour of his brother Joseph Bonaparte, the British government ordered General Sir John Stuart to land a force in Calabria, Southern Italy. On the 6th of July the French force of 4,000 infantry and 1,000 cavalry met the British force of 5,000 infantry. The battle was a British victory with losses of 330, compared to the French losses of 700 killed and 1,000 wounded with another 1,000 prisoners.

The Battle of Maida by De Louthembourg.
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SPORT PRINTS

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SPC5006. Ryan Giggs by Keith Fearon.
Ryan Giggs by Keith Fearon.
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Jason Leonard by Robert Highton. (Y)
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 Jonjo O'Neill.  Cheltenham Champion Hurdle 1984, Cheltenham Gold Cup 1986.

Dawn Run by Peter Deighan.
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 M. Schumacher / JP Montoya.  Brazilian GP 2001.

Close Encounters by Michael Thompson.
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Unarguably the most famous Flying Finn of the past years has been Mika Häkkinen who won the F1 championship twice 1998-1999 and also raced in DTM between 2005 and 2007.

The Flying Finn by Ray Goldsbrough
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B42. Gerhard Berger/ Ferrari 412.T2 by Ivan Berryman.

Gerhard Berger/ Ferrari 412.T2 by Ivan Berryman.
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 Ralf Schumacher winning the first Grand Prix of his career in the Williams FW23. Ralf dominated the San Marino Grand Prix from the first corner to the chequered flag giving Williams its first win since 1997. History was made when the Schumachers became the first brothers in Formula 1 to win a Grand Prix. Imola April 2001.

The Italian Job by Michael Thompson
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 The Minstrel, 1977, Shergar, 1981, Golden Fleece, 1982, .Teenoso, 1983, Reference Point, 1987, Nashwan, 1989.

Derby Winners by Peter Deighan.
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