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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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HMS Centaur Departing Devonport by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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 Skuas flew from HMS Ark Royal through much of the 1940 campaign off Norway, and one is seen getting airborne in typically grey North Sea weather. The Blackburn Skua had many remarkable firsts to its credit; the first all-metal monoplane built for the Fleet Air Arm (FAA); the first dive bomber in British air services; the first enemy aircraft shot down in WW2 fell to a Skua; the first fighter ace in the FAA (Lt. Bill Lucy DSO) flew Skuas and the first warship (Konigsberg) destroyed by dive bombing was sunk by Skuas.
Supreme Courage by Philip West. (Y)
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 The destroyer HMS Kelly passes close to the old carrier HMS Eagle as she escorts a convoy in the Mediterranean early in 1941.

HMS Kelly by Ivan Berryman.
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At 12.30pm on the 21st of October 1805, Admiral Lord Nelson on board his flagship, HMS Victory, breaks the line of the combined French and Spanish fleets.  The Victory is delivering a devastating stern rake to the 80 gun French ship Bucentaure, the flagship of the combined fleets, commanded by Vice-Admiral P. C. J. B. S. Villeneuve.  Starboard to the Victory is the 74 gun Redoutable.  This ship, the Victory and HMS Temeraire, seen left, became locked together soon after, the unequal exchange resulting in the Redoutable having the highest casualties during the entire battle.

Breaking the Line at the Battle of Trafalgar by Graeme Lothian
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With her mizzen top already gone and her sails aloft having received severe punishment, Victory breaks through the line behind the French flagship Bucentaure, delivering a shattering broadside into her stern. So severe was this opening fire that the Bucentaure was effectively put out of the rest of the battle, although Admiral Villeneuve himself was to miraculously survive the carnage. Beyong Victory can be seen the French Redoubtable, which is receiving fire from Victorys starboard guns, and the Spanish San Leandro is in the extreme distance. Most of Victorys stunsails have been cut away, but it was her stunsail booms that became entangled with the rigging of the Redoubtable when she put her helm to port and ran onto her. Admiral Nelson fell shortly afterward, having received a fatal wound from a musket ball fired by a French sharpshooter in Redoubtables mizzen fighting top. The Temeraire can be seen approaching the fray to the right.

Trafalgar- The Destruction of The Bucentaure by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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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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 Blackbeard the Terrible, otherwise known as Edward Teach, Thatch or Drummond. Circa 1718.

Damnation Seize My Soul by Chris Collingwood. (Y)
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 Arguably the most iconic moment in British naval history, <i>HMS Victory</i> is depicted just moments from firing her devastating opening salvo into the stern galleries of the French flagship </i>Bucentaure</i> at Trafalgar as Nelson's flagship enters the fray at approximately 12.30pm on October 21st 1805.  Beyond <i>Victory</i>, in the extreme distance through the gun smoke, Collingwood's <i>Royal Sovereign</i>is engaging the <i>Santa Ana</i>.  To the left of the painting, the French <i>Neptune</i> and Spanish <i>San Justo</i> can be seen with <i>Redoutable</i> immediately beyond <i>Victory</i>, trying vainly to close the gap.  <i>Victory</i>, already shot to pieces, is about to wreak her terrible revenge on the <i>Bucentaure</i> in the foreground where Vice-Admiral Villeneuve can be seen on the poop deck - wearing the green corduroy pantaloons.  Nelson was surely the nemesis of Villeneuve, who had been summarily humiliated some seven years earlier at the Battle of the Nile and Nelson's tactics would again win the day for His Majesty's navy, albeit at the tragic cost of Nelson himself.

Nemesis by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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MILITARY PRINTS

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DHM054B. Battle of the Pyramids 21st July 1798 by Louis Lejeune.

Battle of the Pyramids 21st July 1798 by Louis Lejeune (B)
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 Crocket is shown at the Barricades at 6am on the 5th March 1836. The siege of the Alamo ended on March 6th, when the Mexican army attacked while the Alamo defenders were sleeping.   The garrison defenders awakened,  and the final fight began.  One of the women who were gathered in the chapel witnessed Crockett  running to his post, Crockett paused briefly in the chapel to pray.  But when the Mexican soldiers breached the outer walls of the Alamo complex, most of Crocket and the defending Texians fell back to the barracks and the chapel area which had been the plan.  Davy Crockett and his men were too far from the barracks to be able to take shelter and were the last remaining defenders within the mission to be in the open. The men desperatly defended the low wall in front of the church,  using their rifles as clubs and using there knives in close combat as the Mexican troops were too close and made it impossible to reload their rifles. After a volley of fire and a charge with fixed bayonets, Mexican soldiers pushed the few remaining Texans back toward the church and soon after the Battle for the Alamo had ended after lasting 90 minutes.  It is said that the body of Crockett was surrounded by up to 12 Mexican soldiers bodies and one with Crocketts knife in him.

Crocketts Last Sunrise, at the Battle of the Alamo by Mark Churms. (P)
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 French dragoons attack a Spanish farmhouse where they believe Spanish guerillas are hiding.

La Gueper Espagnol by Mark Churms. (Y)
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 Captain Montague Lind, leading a Squadron of the 1st Life Guards against the 12th regiment of Cuirassiers during the battle of waterloo, Hougoumont Farm can be seen in the distance.

Charge of the Life Guards by Mark Churms. (P)
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 Gunners of Captain W. Johnstons Company, 4th Battalion Royal Artillery, tenaciously defend the Queens Redoubt against the Spanish army.

Seige of Pensicola by David Rowlands. (Y)
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In the reletive comfort of a stable, two Polish Lancers rest and tend one of their horses.

Lancers in a Stable by Horace Vernet.
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 Samurai Warriors of the Sekighahara campaign 1600. The most important and decisive battle in the history of Japan, Sekigahara was the culmination of the Power struggle triggered by the death of the great warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi. The two rivals for power were Ishida Mitsunari and Tokugawa Ieyasu. The contest was ultimately settled by force of arms in a small mountain valley in central Japan. By the end of the day 40,000 heads had been taken and Ieyasu was master of Japan. Within three years the Emperor would grant him the title he sought - Shogun.

Samurai Warriors by Chris Collingwood. (Y)
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 Study for the original painting Charge and Pursue.
Melee Between the Queens Bays and Bombay Light Cavalry at Lucknow, 1857 by Mark Churms. (P)
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SPORT PRINTS

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David Coulthard made his Grand Prix debut at the Spanish Grand Prix in 1994.  Only an electrical problem with his Williams Renault stopped Coulthard finishing 3rd in his first ever Grand Prix.  This performance was enough to confirm his potential and earn a drive for the 1995 season.  Winning at Estoril, on the podium at Interlagos, Magny-Cours, Silverstone, Hockenheim, Hungaroring and T I Aida, placed him third in the championship in his first full Grand Prix season.  Coulthard moved to McLaren for the 1996 season proving on many occasions that he could match the pace of team leader Mika Hakkinen, who has a reputation as one of the fastest.  For 1997, Coulthard took over the mantle of Britains No.1 driver and was well qualified to do so.  Winning at Melbourne and Monza, second at A1 Ring and Jerez.  Fourth in the championship prior to Schumachers exclusion.  Coulthard drives with a balance of flair and aggression which earned him considerable respect.  After nearly fifteen years as a top flight driver, Coulthard has now retired from driving, leaving a remarkable legacy behind him.  Twice winner of the British Grand Prix in 1999 and 2000, he has represented Scotland and Great Britain at the highest level of motorsport for well over a decade.

Tribute to David Coulthard by Stuart McIntyre
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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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 Valentino Rossi at speed on his Repsol Honda.
Rossi at Speed by Derrick Mark.
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DHM1480P. Jenson Button 2004 BAR 006 by Ivan Berryman (P)
Jenson Button 2004 BAR 006 by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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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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22nd - 24th September 1995, Oakhill Country Club, Rochester, New York.  Against all odds the triumphant European team beat the USA in one of the most dramatic finishes of all time, to bring home the Ryder Cup for Europe.
Ryder Cup Victors by Peter Wileman
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 M. Schumacher / JP Montoya.  Brazilian GP 2001.

Close Encounters by Michael Thompson.
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Lester Piggott by Gary Keane. (Y)
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