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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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 Squadron Leader J R Baldwin passes above a section of Mulberry Harbour near Arromanches, late in June 1944, his personalised Hawker Typhoon bearing the codes JBII.

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Lancaster CF-X (LM384) of 625 Squadron.  On the Leipzig raid on the evening of 19th/20th February 1944 approx 47 Lancasters were shot down or failed to return, that is over 300 airmen.  Lancaster CF-X (LM384) was taking part in the bombing raids that were a build up to the D-Day landings of June 1944.  Leipzig was seen as a high value target due to its oil and synthetic fuel production.  The Lancaster took off from Kelstern in Lincolnshire just before midnight.  Unfortunately LM384 did not come back as was the case with many others - the aircraft was lost and crashed just outside the tiny village of Bledeln in Germany.  The Pastor of the village, Herr Duncker, kept a diary throughout the war and has an account of the plane crash and the subsequent burial of the crew.  All of the crew died in the crash except one - bomb aimer George Paterson who was interned in Stalag 357 Kopernikus.  The rest of the crew were given a Christian burial and stayed there until the end of the war, when the war graves commission disinterred the crew and reburied them in the Hannover war cemetery.

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 With a final 47 victories to his credit, Robert Alexander Little was one of the highest-scoring British aces of World War 1, beginning his career with the famous No 8 (Naval) Squadron in 1916, flying Sopwith Pup N5182, as shown here. On 21st April 1917, he was attacked and shot down by six aircraft of Jasta Boelke, Little being thrown from the cockpit of his Sopwith Camel on impact with the ground. As the German aircraft swooped in to rake the wreckage with machine gun fire, Little pulled his Webley from its holster and began returning fire before being assisted by British infantry with their Lewis guns. Such was the character of this great pilot who finally met his death whilst attacking Gotha bombers on the night of 27th May 1918.

Captain Robert Little by Ivan Berryman. (GL)
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 With his personal emblem of black and white fuselage band adorning his Fokker E.V, 153/18, Richard Wenzl briefly commanded Jasta 6, based at Bernes in August 1918, and claimed a modest 6 victories during his career with JG 1. The Fokker E.V was both fast and manoeuvrable, but a series of engine and structural failures meant that these exciting new machines saw only brief service before being re-worked to emerge as the D.VIII, sadly too late to make any impression on the war. Wenzl is shown here in combat with Sopwith Camels of 203 Sqn, assisted by Fokker D.VIIs, which served alongside the E.Vs of Jasta 6. The D.VII shown is that of Ltn d R Erich Just of Jasta 11, also based at Bernes.

Leutnant d R Richard Wenzl by Ivan Berryman. (AP)
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 The C-17 Globemaster III is the newest, and the most flexible cargo aircraft to enter the airlift force.  It is capable of rapid strategic delivery of troops and all types of cargo to main operating bases or directly to forward bases in the deployment area.  The aircraft is also able to perform tactical airlift and airdrop missions when required.  The inherent flexibility and performance characteristics of the C-17 force improve the ability of the total airlift system to fulfill the worldwide air mobility requirements of the United States.  The ultimate measure of airlift effectiveness is the ability to rapidly project and sustain an effective combat force close to a potential battle area.  Threats to U.S. interests have changed in recent years, and the size and weight of U.S.-mechanized firepower and equipment have grown in response to improved 
capabilities of potential adversaries.  This trend has significantly increased air mobility requirements, particularly in the area of large or heavy outsize cargo.  As a result, newer and more flexible airlift aircraft are needed to meet potential armed contingencies, peacekeeping or humanitarian missions worldwide.  The C-17 was designed and built with this new world order in mind.

The Globemasters by Dru Blair.
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 Designed by the great Ernst Heinkel, the diminutive D.1 was an essential stop-gap that provided the Austro-Hungarian pilots with a front line fighter until they were able to re-equip with Albatros scouts in the Summer of 1917. This little aircraft performed well and was generally held in high regard by its pilots, although it did have some shortcomings, namely that forward vision was extremely limited and the Schwarzloses gun was completely concealed in the overwing pod that made it inaccessible in the air. Most unusual of all was its interplane strut arrangement, designed to reduce drag, which gave it the nicknames Starstrutter or Spider. These examples are shown passing above the German cruiser Derfflinger. 

Brandenburg D.1 by Ivan Berryman. (AP)
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NAVAL PRINTS

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 Fully dressed and resplendent, HMS Hood is pictured preparing for King George Vs review of the Fleet in July 1935 as other capital ships take up their positions around her. Ramillies can be seen off Hoods port bow, Resolution astern, whilst just beyond her boat deck, the mighty Nelson gently nudges into position.

HMS Hood by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 HMS Medway was the first Royal navy submarine Depot ship that was designed for the purpose from the outset. She is shown here with a quintet of T-class submarines on her starboard side, whilst an elderly L-Class begins  to move away having completed replenishment. HMS Medway was sunk on 30th June 1940 having been torpedoed by U-372 off Alexandria.

HMS Medway by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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 Wearing her unusual black and white disruptive colour scheme, HMS Repulse is pictured as part of Force Z in company with HMS Prince of Wales and the destroyer Vampire. These two mighty battleships were to be lost within hours of each other, the victims of intense Japanese air strikes. Vampire and the destroyer Electra were on hand to pick up survivors from both ships.

HMS Repulse by Ivan Berryman (P)
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The Atlantic ocean was the lifeline between Britain and America, as well as millions of tons of raw materials, GIs were also transported over in all manor of hastily converted liners.  Protecting the troops from marauding u-boats and German surface ships was of paramount importance to the allied fleets.  Although USS New York spent a good deal of the war in the Atlantic, she also participated in the Torch landings off North Africa and took part in the Pacific campaign, seeing action at both Iwo Jima and Okinowa.

Escort for the Troops - USS New York by Anthony Saunders (P)
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 HMS Glorious flying off a Fairey Swordfish at sunset with HMS Ardent off to Starboard.

HMS Glorious by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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 Lieutenant of the Royal Navy commands marines and crew during a sea battle with the French during the battle of Cape St Vincent.

In the Thick of Battle by Chris Collingwood. (P)
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 Royal Fleet Auxiliary Olna prepares to receive HMS Active (F171) during the Falklands campaign of 1982.  HMS Coventry (D118) is in the background
RFA Olna 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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MILITARY PRINTS

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 Men of Colonel Frosts 2 Para  retake the bridge after a German attempt lead by Captain Viktor Graebner of the 9th SS panzer Division (armoured  reconnaissance Troops) had failed.

Arnhem Bridge by Simon Smith (P)
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 After suppressing the initial German defences, the Sherman Crab flail tank of Lance Sgt Johnson, 3 Troop C Squadron the 22nd Dragoons, 79th Armoured Division,  clears a path through a minefield to allow tanks of 27th Armoured Brigade, and men of 3rd Infantry Division to breakout  from the beaches. Fire support from surviving Sherman DD (amphibious) tanks of 13th /18th Hussars (QMO), proved invaluable in the initial push towards Caen

D-Day, Sword Beach, Normandy 1944 by David Pentland. (GL)
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 Stonewall Jackson with the Stonewall Brigade during the Valley Campaign of 1862.

Thomas Jonathan (Stonewall) Jackson by Chris Collingwood. (Y)
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 Panzer v Ausf. D Panthers of SS Panther Division Das Reich make their debut during the initial stages of the German summer offensive for Kursk. This unit with others of the SS Panzer Korps made the deepest advances into the well-prepared Soviet lines. Complete success however, was to elude them when outrunning their supporting divisions at Prokhorovka they were forced to halt for six days.

Operation Zitadelle by David Pentland. (GS)
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 There is no retreat from here, men! said General Sir Colin Campbell (who at that moment may have said to have commanded the regiment in person) as he cantered along the front of the 93rd You must die where you stand To which some of the Highlanders replied cheerily Ay Ay, Sir Colin if needs be well do that. Nearer and nearer the Russian Squadrons approached - the ground trembling beneath their horses feet, and gathering speed at every stride, they galloped on towards that thin red streak, topped with steel the Sutherland Highlanders awaited the onslaught of the enemys horsemen in line, without a movement in their ranks. I would not even form four deep! was the reply of Sir Colin, when remonstrated with for giving the Russians such a chance. Cool as if on Birthday parade The Sutherlands stood until their foes were within 600 yards, then down on their knees they dropped the front rank, and delivered a steady volley. But the distance was too great, and, though a few saddles were emptied, the Russians pressed forward unchecked. On they rode, till scarcely 200 yards separated them from the intrepid Highlanders. When the rear rank brought their Minies to the present and over the heads of their kneeling comrades pourd a withering fire into the enemys masses.Shaken to their very centre, the Russian Squadrons fell back, but, encouraged by their gallant leaders, they determined to make one last bid for victory, and wheeling around, endeavored to turn the Highlanders right flank. here they were checkmated by the grenadier Company, which received the charge with such a volley, that the Russians went Files about and scampered off to seek the shelter of their guns.

The Thin Red Line by Robert Gibb. (Y)
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 The execution of Charles I, January 30th, 1649.
Whitehall by Ernest Crofts. (Y)
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 1st Battalion in action at Escaut Canal, Belgium, May 1940. The last Highland Regiment to wear a kilt in battle, attacking the Germans at the River Escaut.  From the Diary of Captain R. Leah, 1st Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders : Tuesday 21st May : Bn left Ere about 2 a.m. to march back. Fortunately Coy Cmdr. were required for some sort of recce and we went in C.O.s car.  Arrived Taintignies 3 a.m. and self went out again with Wilkie in C.O.s car to look for for C Coy which had gone astray, and to see Q.M. about Bn rations in Wez-Velvain.  Could not find either.  Met the Battalion arriving from Ere when I left the village at 3 a.m.  Got back myself at 4 a.m. found empty house which I entered by window and slept well for 5 hours. Officers mess going in house beside M.T. park, and had good breakfast.  Fairly quiet morning and orders to move this afternoon to Bn assembly position S of Wez-Velvain.  Thence we were directed to Merlin and prepared for counter-attack to drive enemy off Western side of Escaut.

The Queens Own Cameron Highlanders by David Rowlands (C)
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 Rome AD52, Gladiatorial Combat under the eyes of the Emperor Claudius (actual name, Tiberius Claudius Drusus Nero) a great supporter of the games. Seen are the Net and Trident fighter Retiarius matched with a more heavily armed Mirmillone, whilst in the background a successful Secutor seeks permission for the killing stroke.

Morituri Te Saluttant (For Those About to Die Salute You) by Chris Collingwood. (Y)
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SPORT PRINTS

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 Colin Edwards gave Honda racing another victory with an inspired performance during the last race of the season to put rival Troy Bayliss into second place. Bobs painting depicts the typically-aggressive cornering style of the Texas Tornado in his winning leathers as he threw the mighty Honda around the Imola racing circuit.

Down to the Wire by Robert Tomlin.
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 McLaren M26 Ford Cosworth.  World Champion 1976.
James Hunt by Michael Thompson.
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FAR695.  Tribute to Lester Piggott by Stuart McIntyre.

Tribute to Lester Piggott by Stuart McIntyre.
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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.

Valentino Rossi by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 A quartet of Ferrari 801s are warmed up at Rouen-les-Essarts.  French Grand Prix 1957.

Thoroughbreds in the Paddock by Ray Goldsbrough.
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 Ally McCoist of Glasgow Rangers and Scotland.  Produced to celebrate Scotlands most prolific goalscorer.  Super Ally became nothing short of a legend during his tenure with Glasgow Rangers of the Premier League.  It was not until Graeme Sounes took over as player manager of Rangers that McCoist really hit his stride and began to excel himself as the most prodigious goalscorer in the history of Scottish football.  Allys unprecedented career includes over 300 league goals for Rangers helping the club to 9 titles in a row, a Scottish Cup Winners medal, 2 UEFA Golden Boot awards, Scottish player of the year 91/92 and 61 Caps for his country resulting in 19 international goals.  Ally became one of Glasgow Rangers and Scotlands all time football heroes, and is now part of the Rangers coaching staff under Walter Smith.

Ally McCoist MBE by Scott Bridges.
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Jason Leonard by Robert Highton. (Y)
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 A cricketing genius, Sir Garfield Sobers excelled at all aspects of the game.  One of his most memorable moments being the six consecutive sixes hit off one over. 

Sir Garfield Sobers by Gary Keane.
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