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Welcome to the naval print website, with over 750 naval art prints and paintings by leading naval artists, Ivan Berryman, Randall Wilson, Anthony Saunders, George Chambers, Nicholas Pocock. W. L Wylie and Charles Dixon This is probably the best naval art site on the web. You wont get better prices than these. up to 20% cheaper than available in any gallery in the UK or US. and up to 60% of these prints are only available direct from Cranston Fine Arts the naval art company. producing naval art prints for over 24 years. 


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Battle of Trafalgar Art Prints.

Trafalgar- The Destruction of The Bucentaure by Ivan Berryman.

Trafalgar: HMS Royal Sovereign Prepares to Break the Line by Ivan Berryman.
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HMS Belfast Naval Art Prints by Robert Taylor and Randall Wilson.

HMS Belfast by Robert Taylor.

HMS Belfast During the Battle of North Cape by Randall Wilson.
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Secret Operation by Robert Taylor.

The Malta Station by Robert Barbour.
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Pearl Harbor US Navy Prints by Robert Taylor and Randall Wilson.
The Calm Before the Storm by Robert Taylor.

Aloha Hawaii by Randall Wilson.
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Swordfish Attack on the Bismarck Naval Art Prints by Stan Stokes and Ivan Berryman.

Sink the Bismarck by Stan Stokes. (B)

Bismarck by Ivan Berryman (B)
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 The daylight raid on Tokyo, led by Lt Col James H. Doolittle on Sunday 18 April 1942, has rightfully entered the history books as one of the most daring and courageous operations of the Second World War. On that day, in mid ocean, Doolittle had launched his B-25 Mitchell bomber from the heaving, spray-soaked flight deck of an aircraft carrier, a deck too short to land on, and flown on to bomb Tokyo. He knew there would be no return to the USS Hornet, either for him or the 15 heavily laden B-25s behind him, for this was a feat never before attempted, and for every crew member the mission was a one-way ticket. Yet, under the leadership of Jimmy Doolittle, they all dared to survive. The mission for the 16 bombers was to bomb industrial targets in Tokyo and surrounding areas, to slow production of strategic war material, then fly on to land in the part of south-west China that was still in the hands of friendly Nationalist forces. All being well, the mission would be so unexpected it would plant the first seeds of doubt into enemy minds. It worked – the Japanese were forced to quickly divert hundreds of aircraft, men and equipment away from offensive operations to the defence of their homeland. There was, however, another reason behind the Doolittle's raid – to lift the morale of an American public devastated by the attack on Pearl Harbor four months earlier. And the success of the mission provided the boost that was needed. If any had doubted America's resolve in the face of uncertainty, the courage, determination and heroism displayed by Lt Col Doolittle and his band of aviators restored their determination. Although it might take years, and the price would be high, America and her allies understood that the fight could, and would, be won. Commissioned to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid the painting portrays the dramatic moment that Lt Col Jimmy Doolittle lifts his B-25 off the pitching deck of the USS Hornet. Having timed his launch to perfection he climbs steeply away, ready to adjust his compass bearing for a direct line to Tokyo. On the sodden deck behind him the crews of the remaining 15 aircraft, whose engines are warmed, ready and turning, will quickly follow their commanding officer into the murky sky.

Destination Tokyo by Anthony Saunders.
 Nelson's sailors and marines board the San Nicolas and during heavy hand to hand fighting capture the ship.  Nelson drives HMS Captain onto the Spanish vessel in order that she can be boarded and taken as a prize, the British marines and men scrambling up the Captain's bowsprit to use it as a bridge.  The San Nicolas then fouled the Spanish three-decker San Joseph, allowing Nelson and his men to take both ships as prizes in a single manoeuvre.

Boarding the San Nicolas by Chris Collingwood. (P)
 Few ships have been immortalised in art more than HMS Temeraire, a 98-gun veteran of the Battle of Trafalgar and iconic subject of JMW Turner's memorable painting. Although one of the finest paintings ever produced, it is known that Turner's version of this magnificent old ship's voyage to the breaker's yard is pure whimsy, composed to inspire pride and sentiment in equal parts. This painting is, perhaps, a more truthful rendering of the same scene. Here, the mighty Temeraire is reduced to a floating hulk, stripped of her masts, bowsprit and rigging, her bitumen-coated hull gutted of anything useful.  It is 7.30am on 5th September 1838. As the tide is judged to be just right, the steam tugs Sampson and Newcastle, piloted by William Scott and a crew of 25, take up the strain of the Temeraire's 2,121 tons to begin the slow journey from Sheerness to Rotherhithe, where she will be slowly taken to pieces at the yard of John Beatson. Whilst HMS Victory stands today in all her magnificence at Portsmouth, barely a trace of the ship that came to her rescue at Trafalgar exists.

The Temeraire's Last Journey by Ivan Berryman. (PC)
 Skirmishes between frigates were a common occurrence, such as here when the 32-gun HMS Amphion encountered a French opponent off Cadiz in 1806 the latter, to her great cost, straying among the British inshore squadron in the darkness of a moonless night. It is understood that the French vessel managed to escape being taken as a prize, although with much damage to her whales and rigging.

A Night Action off Cadiz by Ivan Berryman. (PC)

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Mitsubishi G4Ms of 27 Kanoya Kokutai begin their devastating attack on Force Z off the north east coast of Malaya on 10th December 1941. Both Repulse and prince of Wales were lost in the attack, while their accompanying destroyers remained to pick up survivors among them HMS Express which can be seen off HMS Repulse starboard quarter.

HMS Repulse with HMS Prince of Wales Under Attack by Ivan Berryman (GL)
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 Last preparations for sailing, and last liberty, as Yamato prepares for Operation Ten Ichi Go, 1945.

Final Liberty by Randall Wilson. (GL)
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Viewed from beneath the blistered guns of the damaged X and Y turrets of her sister HMS Ajax, Achilles come sunder fire from the pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee during what was to become known as the Battle of the River Plate on the 13th December 1939. Shells from Achilles are closing on her opponent as the Graf Spee alters course at the start of the doomed battleships flight to Montevideo

The Pursuit of the Graf Spee by Ivan Berryman (GS)
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  USS Independence launches multiple aircraft, RA5C Vigilante from the waist cat, and a Crusader from the bow while deployed in the Gulf of Tonkin, Vietnam.

USS Independence by Randall Wilson. (P)
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 HMS Queen Elizabeth with other Royal Naval Battleships, Revenge and Ramillies. Surrounded by cruisers and destroyers ride at anchor for King George Vs last Jubilee Review of 1935.

Sunset at Spithead by Randall Wilson. (Y)
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 USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) refuels an Adams class Destroyer during a dusk operation off the Vietnam coast as a pair of E8 Crusaders are readied for launch on the forward catapults.

USS Kitty Hawk by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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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 (GS)
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Arctic Convoy.  Forcing their way through adverse conditions bordering on the limitations of human endurance, The Allied convoys faced appalling odds of survival in the endeavour to supply raw materials to Russias only ice free port of Murmansk.

The Arctic Run by Anthony Saunders (GS)
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HMS Ark Royal

Launched : 13th April 1937
HMS Ark Royal built by Cammell Laird, launched 13th April 1937 and completed 16th November 1938. HMS Ark Royal was the first large aircraft carrier designed and laid down as a carrier for the Royal Navy. She served in the Home Fleet and South Atlantic in 1939, then in the Home Fleet and Mediterranean in 1940, and as part of Force H in 1941. On 13th November 1941 she was hit by a single torpedo from the German u-boat U81. The torpedo hit on the starboard side near the starboard boiler room causing a 130ft by 30ft hole. Water poured in causing a 10% list immediately. The flooding spread quickly to the middle of the ship and then to the port boiler room, causing electric power to fail. After 14 hours while in tow to Gibraltar she capsized and sunk the following day.

Displacement 22, 000 tons, Speed 30.75 knots, Compliment 1575. Armament sixteen 4.5 inch AA guns in pairs. forty eight 2 pounder AA guns (in eights) thirty two .5 inch Machine guns. and seventy two aircraft. Dimension 685 (pp) 800 (oa) x 94.75 feet x 27.75 feet (deepload)

Sunk 14th November 1941





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On this day in naval history....

16 December

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16thDecember1895HMS HardyLaunched
16thDecember1902HMS CumberlandLaunched
16thDecember1903HMS GleanerPaid off at Chatham
16thDecember1912HMS E12Laid down
16thDecember1914HMS ConquerorParticipated in the Scarborough Raid
16thDecember1914HMS AcastaParticipated in the Scarborough Raid
16thDecember1914HMS BirminghamParticipated in the Scarborough Raid
16thDecember1914HMS FalmouthParticipated in the Scarborough Raid
16thDecember1914HMS ForwardParticipated in the Scarborough Raid
16thDecember1914HMS AntrimParticipated in the Scarborough Raid
16thDecember1914HMS ArgyllParticipated in the Scarborough Raid
16thDecember1914HMS DevonshireParticipated in the Scarborough Raid
16thDecember1914HMS AjaxParticipated in the Scarborough Raid
16thDecember1914HMS CenturionParticipated in the Scarborough Raid
16thDecember1914HMS LionParticipated in the Scarborough Raid
16thDecember1914HMS HardyParticipated in the Scarborough Raid
16thDecember1919HMS BuryArrived Suthampton
16thDecember1919HMS DonovanArrived Plymouth
16thDecember1925HMS CalliopeArrived Malta
16thDecember1928HMS EffinghamSailed Abadan
16thDecember1929HMS HawkinsSailed Chatham for Sheerness
16thDecember1930HMS EffinghamArrived Sir Bu Nasir Island
16thDecember1931HMS EmeraldSailed Henjam
16thDecember1931HMS EmeraldArrived Basidu
16thDecember1931HMS LupinArrived Gibraltar
16thDecember1932HMS HawkinsSailed Shajah
16thDecember1933HMS ColomboSailed Henjam
16thDecember1934HMS DuncanCapt. Harold Tom Baillie-Grohman Relinquished Command
16thDecember1934HMS CaledonPassed Gibraltar
16thDecember1934HMS LupinArrived Muscat
16thDecember1934HMS BerwickArrived Aden
16thDecember1936HMS GalateaSailed Palma
16thDecember1938HMS Ark RoyalCommissioned
16thDecember1938HMS BoadiceaLt.Cdr. George Bodley Kingdon, RN In Command
16thDecember1939HMS FleetwoodCompleted refit at Dundee and joined Convoy C
16thDecember1939HMS HostileSailed Pernambuco for the River Plate
16thDecember1939HMS DiomedeArrived Scapa Flow via Loch Ewe
16thDecember1939HMS ArdentJoined Convoy HX.11
16thDecember1939HMS CeresArrived Scapa Flow
16thDecember1939HMS CeresArrived in Scapa Flow, departed the same day
16thDecember1939HMS AntelopeArrived Liverpool with Convoy OG.9
16thDecember1939HMS EscortAttacked contact off Buchan Ness in 57-26N, 1-45W
16thDecember1939HMS EscortAttacked Contact in 57-26N, 01-45W
16thDecember1939HMS HeroSailed Pernambuco for the River Plate
16thDecember1939HMS JanusSailed Grimsby for Scapa Flow
16thDecember1939HMS JervisSailed Grimsby for Scapa Flow
16thDecember1939HMS JunoSailed Grimsby for Scapa Flow
16thDecember1939HMS BitternSailed Southend escorting Convoy FS.55
16thDecember1939HMS EclipsePicked up survivors from Swedish steamer Lister
16thDecember1939HMS DouglasSailed Gibraltar escorting Convoy HG.11
16thDecember1939HMS EnchantressDetached from Convoy OA.53
16thDecember1939HMS EgretArrived Freetown
16thDecember1939HMS HoodWas 300 miles west of Malin Head at 0730 covering arriving Canadian Troop Convoy TC.1.
16thDecember1939HMS HardySailed Pernambuco for the River Plate
16thDecember1939HMS ExeterArrived Falkland Islands. Badly damaged by Graf Spee
16thDecember1939HMS BarhamWas 300 miles west of Malin Head at 0730 covering arriving Canadian Troop Convoy TC.1.
16thDecember1939HMS BasiliskRelieved HMS Brazen escorting Destroyer Depot Ship HMS Woolwich
16thDecember1939HMS BrazenSailed Portsmouth escorting Destroyer Depot Ship HMS Woolwich
16thDecember1939HMS IcarusPicked up survivors from Glitrefjell
16thDecember1940HMS FijiCapt. P B R W William-Powlett in Command
16thDecember1942HMS FiredrakeSunk
16thDecember1944HMS ContestLaunched
16thDecember1944HMS ContestPennant R12
16thDecember1944HMS Loch GlendhuLt.Cdr. Edric Guy Philip Bromfield Knapton, RN Assumed Command
16thDecember1944HMS Loch GlendhuLt.Cdr. Edric Guy Philip Bromfield Knapton, RN Assumed Command
16thDecember1948HMS AberdeenSold
16thDecember1950HMS GravelinesAnswered a distress call by the Bank Line Steamer Etivebank
16thDecember1955HMS Loch AlvieArrived Addu Atoll
16thDecember1955HMS Loch AlvieSailed Addu Atoll
16thDecember1955HMS AbbotshamLaunched
16thDecember1957HMS GambiaArrived Aden
16thDecember1962HMS Ark RoyalArrived Devonport from the Far East
16thDecember1964HMS DanaeLaid down at Devonport
16thDecember1971HMS HubberstonArrived Port Edgar
16thDecember2002HMS GrimsbyPortsmouth
16thDecember2003HMS GuernseyPortsmouth
16thDecember2003HMS LancasterPortsmouth
16thDecember2004HMS Iron DukeLisbon
16thDecember2004HMS CampbeltownGibraltar
16thDecember2005HMS CampbeltownDevonport
16thDecember2007HMS Iron DukePortsmouth
16thDecember2007HMS CornwallPlymouth Sound

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