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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.
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Trafalgar- The Destruction of The Bucentaure by Ivan Berryman.
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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.
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HMS Belfast by Robert Taylor.
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HMS Belfast During the Battle of North Cape by Randall Wilson.
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Royal Navy Submarine Prints.
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Secret Operation by Robert Taylor.
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The Malta Station by Robert Barbour.
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Pearl Harbor US Navy Prints by Robert Taylor and Randall Wilson.
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The Calm Before the Storm by Robert Taylor.
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Aloha Hawaii by Randall Wilson.
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Swordfish Attack on the Bismarck Naval Art Prints by Stan Stokes and Ivan Berryman.
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Sink the Bismarck by Stan Stokes. (B)
Bismarck

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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 The French battleship Richelieu with the Royal Navy cruiser HMS Cumberland, shown during Operation Crimson after bombarding Sabang during July 1944. Grumman Avengers from the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Vengeance shown overhead

Richelieu and HMS Cumberland 1945 by Ivan Berryman (GL)
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DHM1730GS. US Steel by Randall Wilson.

US Steel by Randall Wilson. (GS)
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  Depicting the short S45 Solent 2 G-AHIS (Scapa), BOAC Flying Boat, passing over the Queen Elizabeth on Southampton Water, Late 1940s

The Golden Age by Ivan Berryman (GL)
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At dawn on the 7th December 1941, 350 Japanese warplanes flew from their carriers and attacked the US pacific fleet at Pearl harbor, on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. the attack concentrated on Battleship Row which included USS California (Left) and USS Nevada (Right) which was the only battleship to get underway during the attack. However coming under intense bomb attack she was later beached. For the Japanese the success was not total, as the US carrier fleet was out on manoeuvres on the day of the attack.

Pearl Harbor, USS California, by Anthony Saunders (GS)
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HMS Queen Elizabeth was built at Portsmouth and launched on the 16th October 1913. She was the sister ship to HMS Warspite, Valiant, Barham and Malaya.  HMS Queen Elizabeth was the only ship of the class to have a full compliment of sixteen 6-inch guns.  She was the only ship of the class not be be involved during  the Battle of Jutland. But her first world war service included being part of the Dardanelles campaign.  She bombarded the forts on the narrows in support of the Gallipoli landings between February 25th and May 14th 1915.  She fired a total of 86 15-inch shells and 71 6-inch shells.

HMS Queen Elizabeth, Dardanelles Campaign 1916 by Randall Wilson (P)
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GISD4460GS.  The Mutineers Turning Lt Bligh & Part of the Officers and Crew Adrift from HMS Bounty by Robert Dodd.
The Mutineers Turning Lt Bligh & Part of the Officers and Crew Adrift from HMS Bounty by Robert Dodd. (GS)
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 HMS King George V and HMS Rodney chase down the crippled German battleship, Bismarck, and within hours they will go into action.

The Chase, 27th May 1941 by Randall Wilson (GL)
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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. (AP)
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HMS King George V



Launched : 21st February 1939
HMS King George V launched on the 21st February 1939. Served in the Home fleet between 1939 to 1943 during this time took part in the pursuit of Bismarck in May 1941, and operated on the Murmansk Convoy run. Operated in 1943 with Force H. In July 1944, HMS King George V underwent a long refit, and in the autumn of 1944, went to the Pacific theatre to operate with the US Navy. In 1946 HMS King George V went into Reserve Fleet, and on the 20th January 1958 was scrapped at Dalmuir and Troon. Displacement: 35,000 Speed: 28.0kt Complement: 1,553 - 1,558 Armament: Ten 14 - inch guns, Sixteen 5.25 inch guns, forty-eight 2pdr anti-aircraft guns.

Scrapped 25th May 1959.

 

 

 

 

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Matrosenbergefreiter Karl Kuhn (deceased)

Bismarck survivor. Passed away 17th May 2004.

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On this day in naval history....

22 February

Found 94 matching entries.

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MONTH

YEAR

SHIP

ENTRY

22ndFebruary1887HMS AcornCommissioned
22ndFebruary1887HMS AcornCommissioned
22ndFebruary1887HMS AcornCommissioned
22ndFebruary1890HMS CalliopeSailed Zanzibar for the UK via Suez
22ndFebruary1890HMS CalliopeCapt. H.C. Kane in Command
22ndFebruary1890HMS BoadiceaSailed Zanzibar
22ndFebruary1890HMS BoadiceaSailed Zanzibar for Bombay
22ndFebruary1890HMS BoadiceaFlagship of Rear-Admiral E.R. Fremantle
22ndFebruary1892HMS BoadiceaSailed Aden for Bombay
22ndFebruary1892HMS BoadiceaFlagship of Rear-Admiral Kennedy
22ndFebruary1916HMS G11Launched
22ndFebruary1916HMS CyclamenLaunched
22ndFebruary1921HMS CoventrySailed Arosa Bay for Gibraltar
22ndFebruary1925HMS CurlewAt Dominica
22ndFebruary1933HMS DauntlessArrived Bahia
22ndFebruary1933HMS CumberlandRecommissioned
22ndFebruary1934HMS AlectoArrived Portland
22ndFebruary1934HMS DragonArrived Georgetown
22ndFebruary1934HMS CairoArrived Gibraltar
22ndFebruary1934HMS KempenfeltSailed Barbados for St. Kitts
22ndFebruary1934HMS CometArrived St. Kitts from Barbados
22ndFebruary1934HMS H34Arrived Portland
22ndFebruary1934HMS L19Sailed Oran for Gibraltar
22ndFebruary1934HMS L23Sailed Oran for Gibraltar
22ndFebruary1934HMS L27Sailed Oran for Gibraltar
22ndFebruary1934HMS L54Arrived Portland
22ndFebruary1934HMS L56Arrived Portland
22ndFebruary1934HMS L69Arrived Portland
22ndFebruary1934HMS L71Arrived Portland
22ndFebruary1934HMS CricketArrived Kiukiang
22ndFebruary1934HMS L18Sailed Oran for Gibraltar
22ndFebruary1934HMS L53Arrived Portland
22ndFebruary1934HMS FuriousArrived St. Kitts from Barbados
22ndFebruary1934HMS, HMNZS Leander2nd Cruiser Squadron, Home Fleet
22ndFebruary1934HMS, HMNZS LeanderSailed Barbados for St. Kitts
22ndFebruary1934HMS London1st Cruiser Squadron, Mediterranean Station
22ndFebruary1934HMS KentSailed Colombo
22ndFebruary1934HMS Achilles2nd Cruiser Squadron, Home Fleet
22ndFebruary1934HMS AchillesSailed Barbados for St. Kitts
22ndFebruary1935HMS DanaeArrived Kingston, Jamaica
22ndFebruary1935HMS FrobisherSailed Barbados
22ndFebruary1937HMS LondonArrived Malta
22ndFebruary1940HMS HeartySearched for submarines NW of Cape Finisterre
22ndFebruary1940HMS FoxhoundAttacked a submarine contact ENE of Muckle Flugga
22ndFebruary1940HMS AcastaJoined Convoy HXF.20
22ndFebruary1940HMS AcastaAttacked a submarine contact west of Scilly Isle
22ndFebruary1940HMS ArdentSearched for submarines NW of Cape Finisterre
22ndFebruary1940HMS CairoArrived Bergen with Convoy ON.14
22ndFebruary1940HMS CeresArrived Malta
22ndFebruary1940HMS CeresArrived Malta
22ndFebruary1940HMS DianaArrived at Rosyth from Scapa Flow for repairs.
22ndFebruary1940HMS ElectraArrived Bergen with Convoy ON.14
22ndFebruary1940HMS ElectraSailed Bergen escorting Convoy HN.14
22ndFebruary1940HMS ElectraArrived Bergen with Convoy ON.14
22ndFebruary1940HMS EscapadeArrived Bergen with Convoy ON.14
22ndFebruary1940HMS EscapadeSailed Bergen escorting Convoy HN.14
22ndFebruary1940HMS EscapadeArrived Bergen with Convoy ON.14
22ndFebruary1940HMS EscortSailed Bergen escorting Convoy HN.14
22ndFebruary1940HMS EscortArrived Bergen with Convoy ON.14
22ndFebruary1940HMS EscortArrived Bergen with Convoy ON.14
22ndFebruary1940HMS ForesterAttacked a contact, which further investigation showed to be the wreck of U.33 sunk earlier.
22ndFebruary1940HMS GreyhoundAt anchor off Outer Dowsing was damaged by Swedish steamer Rex
22ndFebruary1940HMS ImperialArrived at Rosyth after submarine hunting.
22ndFebruary1940HMS ImpulsiveTransferred from the 3rd to the 20th Destroyer Flotilla.
22ndFebruary1940HMS JavelinSailed the Tyne for Rosyth with Blockship Carron
22ndFebruary1940HMS JervisSailed Methil escorting an MT Convoy
22ndFebruary1940HMS L23Arrived Rosyth
22ndFebruary1940HMS EclipseArrived Bergen with Convoy ON.14
22ndFebruary1940HMS EclipseArrived Bergen with Convoy ON.14
22ndFebruary1940HMS EclipseSailed Bergen escorting Convoy HN.14
22ndFebruary1940HMS LondonderrySailed Methil escorting an MT Convoy
22ndFebruary1940HMS HoodOff Muckle Flugga
22ndFebruary1940HMS EdinburghArrived Bergen with Convoy ON.14
22ndFebruary1940HMS EdinburghArrived Bergen with Convoy ON.14
22ndFebruary1940HMS ArethusaArrived Bergen with Convoy ON.14
22ndFebruary1940HMS ArethusaArrived Bergen with Convoy ON.14
22ndFebruary1940HMS DevonshireSailed the Clyde for Rosyth
22ndFebruary1940HMS DevonshireArrived Rosyth.
22ndFebruary1940HMS BoreasSailed Rosyth for the Humber.
22ndFebruary1940HMS BoreasSailed Rosyth on minelaying operation PA 1 in the North Sea.
22ndFebruary1940HMS BrazenSailed Rosyth for the Humber.
22ndFebruary1940HMS BrazenSailed Rosyth on minelaying operation PA 1 in the North Sea.
22ndFebruary1940HMS BeagleDetached from Convoy OA.96
22ndFebruary1940HMS IcarusTransferred from the 3rd to the 20th Destroyer Flotilla.
22ndFebruary1946HMS BermudaSailed Mud Island, Brisbane
22ndFebruary1956HMS Loch AlvieSailed Quilon
22ndFebruary1969HMS DanaeArrived Brisbane
22ndFebruary1982HMS AmbuscadeArrived Gibraltar
22ndFebruary2002HMS Ark RoyalDevonport
22ndFebruary2002HMS BangorOban
22ndFebruary2005HMS CardiffPlymouth Sound
22ndFebruary2005HMS ArgyllPlymouth Sound
22ndFebruary2006HMS CornwallPlymouth Sound
22ndFebruary2007HMS Ark RoyalDevonport

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