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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)
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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.
 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)
 The hero of Trafalgar, HMS Temeraire, is depicted here at sea as she was originally constructed, with her simple scroll figurehead, and the yellow hull that was typical of the period. She has her studding sails set on the mainmast to help make all speed as she punches through the heavy swell of the English Channel. For Trafalgar, Temeraire was repainted with the 'Nelson Chequer' pattern that can be seen on HMS Victory today, this magnificent ship coming to the latter's rescue whilst fighting on with a prize lashed to each of her sides. Post Trafalgar, her crew raised enough money from their prizes to have a new figurehead carved which she carried proudly even to the scrap yard at Rotherhithe in 1838, where she was broken up.

The Good Old Temeraire by Ivan Berryman. (PC)

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The time is 1.35pm. (ten minutes after Admiral nelson had been fatally shot) HMS Temeraire and HMS Victory, are seen broadside to the redoubtable, which by 2pm had lost most of her crew, (out of a crew of 643 - 487 were dead, 81 died soon after, and only 25 were fit to crew)

HMS Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar by Graeme Lothian (GL)
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 A pair of 272 Squadron Bristol Beaufighters roar over the extensively rebuilt battleship HMS Valiant as she lies at anchor at Alexandria late in 1941, accompanied by the cruiser HMS Phoebe and Valiants sister ship HMS Queen Elizabeth (in the extreme distance)

HMS Valiant and HMS Phoebe at Alexandria, 1941 by Ivan Berryman (Y)
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With HMS Warspite keeping a watchful eye off her port bow, the Illustrious class carrier HMS Formidable prepares to recover a Fairey Albacore TB MK1 of No. 826 sqn. following a vital sortie against Italian shipping at the start of the Battle of Cape Matapan in march 1941. Led by Lt Cdr W G H Saunt DSC, Formidables Albacores launched torpedo attacks on the battleship Vittorio Veneto, seriously damaging her, despite coming under intense anti aircraft fire and a splash barrage of 15-inch shells.

HMS Formidable by Ivan Berryman (P)
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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. (GL)
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 The battle of Texel helped bring successful conclusion to the 3rd Dutch war. the Dutch conceding the English claim to sovereignty in the Narrow Sea.
The Battle of Texel, 11th August 1673 by Abraham Storck (GS)
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 HMS Boreas encounters the French Compas, August 29th 1779.

Frigate Action off Antigua by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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HMS Hood makes a turn to port, while in line and astern is HMS Collingwood.  Valetta can be seen in the distance.

HMS Hood at Malta 1896 By Randall Wilson.
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The mighty Bismarck returns fire to the fast-approaching HMS Hood at the start of a battle that would see both adversaries tragically sunk.  The Bismarck would later be attacked by Swordfish aircraft from HMS Ark Royal, damaging her stearing and allowing her to be caught by the British battleships Rodney and King George V.  The once proud German battleship would be ruthlessly pounded into a twisted and burning wreck and finally finished by HMS Dorsetshire with torpedoes at around 10:30 hours on the morning of May 27th 1941.  HMS Dorsetshire and HMS Maori combed the area of the sinking for survivors, between them picking up a total of 110 out of an original complement of 2,300.

Bismarck Replies to HMS Hood by Ivan Berryman (GS)
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HMS Achilles



Launched : 1st September 1932
HMS Achilles was a Leander class cruiser built by Cammell Laird. Laid down on 11th June 1931, Achilles was launched 1st September 1932 and completed 6th October 1933. She served with the New Zealand Navy from 1937 to 1943. HMS Achilles served in the South Atlantic 1939 taking a major role in the battle of the River Plate against the Graf Spee, firing a total of 1242 6-inch shells in the action, and receiving splinter damage from near misses. Loaned to the newly formed Royal New Zealand Navy (along with her sister ship HMS Leander) 1940 to 1943, she returned to the Home Fleet 1943-1944 and then to the Pacific Fleet in 1945. In 1948 she was sold to the Indian Navy and renamed Delhi, arriving there after refit in September 1948. Displacement: 7,030 tons Speed: 32.5kt Complement: 550 Armament: eight 6 inch guns in twin turrets, four 4 inch anti-aircraft guns in single mountings and twelve 0.5 inch machine guns in fours. Eight 21 inch torpedo tubes in quadruple mountings and 1 aircraft. Single 4 inch guns later replaced by four twin mountings.

Launched 1st September 1932. Transferred to India 5th July 1948 as Dehli.

 

 

 

 

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Kapitanleutnant Heinrich Schroeteler (deceased)

Heinrich Schroeteler was born 10th December 1915, joining the Navy in 1936 and transferring from minesweepers to u-boats in September 1941. A year later he commissioned U-667, taking the u-boat on four patrols before taking up several training posts. In February 1945 he returned to u-boats, commanding U-1023 for a few months before surrendering U-1023 in the UK, spending three years in captivity. Heinrich Schroeteler was awarded the Knights Cross. He died 19th January 2000.

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On this day in naval history....

28 June

Found 66 matching entries.

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MONTH

YEAR

SHIP

ENTRY

28thJune1894HMS BoxerLaunched
28thJune1897HMS LevenLaunched
28thJune1899HMS CobraLaunched
28thJune1900HMS BrambleLt. F.M. Leake in Command
28thJune1900HMS BrambleCommissioned at Plymouth for China Station
28thJune1900HMS Britomart28th Jun 1900 Britomart Commissioned at Plymouth for the China Station
28thJune1900HMS BritomartLt Philip Walter in Command
28thJune1919HMS CapetownLaunched
28thJune1919HMS CardiffArrived Fiume
28thJune1919HMS CoventrySailed Harwich for the Baltic
28thJune1919HMS EridgeArrived Granton
28thJune1920HMS CalcuttaArrived Portland Maine
28thJune1921HMS BloodhoundSold to F Bevis Ltd
28thJune1931HMS DorsetshireSailed Stockholm
28thJune1934HMS CairoSailed Korsor
28thJune1934HMS CalcuttaArrived Port Said
28thJune1934HMS CalcuttaArrived and Sailed Suez
28thJune1934HMS FamePennant H78
28thJune1934HMS FameLaunched
28thJune1934HMS FiredrakeLaunched
28thJune1934HMS FiredrakePennant H79
28thJune1934HMS ForesterPennant H74
28thJune1934HMS ForesterLaunched
28thJune1936HMS EffinghamCapt. W.R. Patterson in Command
28thJune1936HMS EffinghamArrived Portsmouth
28thJune1936HMS EffinghamFlagship of Vic-Admiral G.C. Dickens
28thJune1937HMS FleetwoodArrived St. Mary's, Scilly
28thJune1937HMS FleetwoodArrived Scilly Isle
28thJune1937HMS BeeArrived Nanking
28thJune1937HMS AberdeenArrived Malta
28thJune1937HMS CairoArrived Stockholm
28thJune1937HMS ElectraArrived Stockholm
28thJune1937HMS EncounterArrived Stockholm
28thJune1937HMS ExmouthArrived Stockholm
28thJune1937HMS GrampusArrived Ismalia
28thJune1937HMS FitzroySailed Lerwick
28thJune1937HMS ApolloArrived Quebec
28thJune1937HMS ApolloArrived Quebec
28thJune1937HMS ApolloSailed Montreal
28thJune1937HMS AmphionArrived Durban
28thJune1937HMS BerwickSailed Malta
28thJune1938HMS AlresfordArrived Portland and sailed same day
28thJune1940HMS BelfastSailed Rosyth for Plymouth
28thJune1940HMS ArethusaSailed Portsmouth for Gibraltar wearing the flag of Vice Admiral Somerville
28thJune1944HMS BermudaSailed Scapa Flow. Arrived back same day
28thJune1945HMS AllianceLaunched
28thJune1945HMS BarfleurSailed Sydney
28thJune1945HMS BramblePennant J273
28thJune1945HMS BrambleCommissioned
28thJune1946HMS BarfleurSailed Kure
28thJune1957HMS ClevelandWrecked on route to the Breakers
28thJune1964HMS BeachamptonAt Poole
28thJune1968HMS DanaeSailed Portsmouth
28thJune1976HMS AntrimSailed Lulea
28thJune2002HMS LindisfarnePortsmouth
28thJune2004HMS BiterPortsmouth
28thJune2004HMS Iron DukePlymouth Sound
28thJune2004HMS ChathamPlymouth Sound
28thJune2005HMS BangorSpithead
28thJune2005HMS GrimsbySpithead
28thJune2005HMS CampbeltownSpithead
28thJune2005HMS ChathamSpithead
28thJune2006HMS IllustriousSuez Canal
28thJune2006HMS CampbeltownPlymouth Sound
28thJune2007HMS LancasterPlymouth Sound
28thJune2009HMS ChathamPlymouth Sound

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