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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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Royal Navy Submarine Prints.
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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Harriers prepare to enter the landing pattern as Invincible steams in company with HMS Bristol with dusk closing in on day.

HMS Invincible by Randall Wilson (GL)
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 HMS Benbow was completed in 1914, built by Beardmore (launched 12th November 1913). On the 10th of December she joined the Grand Fleet serving with the 4th Battle squadron. She was the flagship to Admiral Douglas Gamble until he was replaced in February 1915 by Sir Doveton Sturdee. During the Battle of Jutland. she suffered no damage. After the war she served from 1919 in the Mediterranean providing Gun fire support to the white Russians in the Black Sea until 1920. She remained in the Mediterranean until 1926 joining the Atlantic fleet for the next three years until 1929 when she was paid off and scrapped in March 1931.

HMS Benbow at the Battle of Jutland by Anthony Saunders. (GS)
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 USS Forrestal in preparation to launch an F14 Tomcat while in the Mediterranean , 1991, on her 21st and final operational deployment.

USS Forrestal by Ivan Berryman (GL)
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 Flt. Lt. John Alexander Cruickshank in his consolidated Catalina. Winning his Victoria Cross for sinking U-347.

Sinking of U-Boat 347 by Tim Fisher (GS)
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USS Maddox engaging North Vietnamese torpedo boats with 5-in gunfire, August 2nd, 1964, in the Gulf of Tonkin.

USS Maddox by Randall Wilson (GS)
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HMS Glowworm, burning severely after receiving hits from the mighty Admiral Hipper, is depicted turning to begin her heroic sacrifice off the Norwegian coast on 8th April 1940. Hugely out-gunned and already crippled, Glowworms captain, Lieutenant-Commander Roope rammed his destroyer into the side of the Admiral Hipper, inflicting a 40 metre rip in its armour belt before drifting away and exploding. 38 British sailors were rescued from the sea and Roope was awarded a posthumous VC for his bravery, the first earned by the Royal Navy in WWII.

The attack on the Admiral Hipper by HMS Glowworm by Ivan Berryman (GL)
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 The King George V class battleship HMS Anson is pictured in Sydney Harbour where she joined the Pacific Fleet in July 1945, viewed across the flight deck of HMS Vengeance, where ten of her Vought F4.U Corsairs are ranged in front of a single folded Fairey Barracuda
HMS Anson at Sydney Harbour, July 1945 by Ivan Berryman (GL)
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B219AP.  Deutschland Passing Through the Kiel Canal by Ivan Berryman.

Deutschland Passing Through the Kiel Canal by Ivan Berryman. (AP)
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Featured Naval Ship : 

HMS Adamant

Launched : 30th November 1940
Built at Harland and Wolf. Displacement: 12,500 tons, Speed: 17 knots Compliment: 1,273 Armament: Eight 4.5-inch AA guns in Pairs plus Sixteen 2 - pounder AA guns in fours, Eight 20mm AA and eight .5-inch AA . She carried in store 117 21-inch Torpedos.Served in the eastern Fleet until 1944. Then went to the pacific. Finally scrapped at Inverkeithing September 1970.

Scrapped 11th September 1970





Featured Signature :

Les Owen

Les Owen joined the Navy on 12th August 1941 as a seaman and his first weeks were spent at HMS Collingwood on a seamanship course. In December 1941 he was drafted to HMS Eagle and in January 1942 sailed to Gibraltar and took on 16 Spitfires which were sent there in crates to be assembled on the jetty and hoisted on the flight deck. After two days out the Spitfires flew off to Malta. This they did about ten times and on 9th August they sailed to meet 16 merchant ships and the largest Naval fleet to be assembled since the First World War. From the second day they were attacked relentlessly by the German and Italian airforce and on 11th August were struck by four torpedoes and the Eagle sank in six minutes. Les jumped about 14 feet into the water, unable to swim, he joined other shipmates who were clinging on to a mess deck table and after a while they were picked up by a rowing boat from the tug Jaunty and transferred to the destroyer HMS Malcombe. After 14 days leave, Les was drafted to Whale Island gunnery school and in January 1943 was drafted to HMS Wren, a sloop of the bird class attached to the second Escort Group under the command of Capt Jonny Walter. Their duties were to protect convoys through the gap in the Atlantic, which could not be covered by aircraft. After a while they joined the North Sea fleet, helping to protect the convoys to Russia, which was a very arduous and frightening task with a great loss of ships and men. During D Day the group was detailed to protect the fleet from u-boats in the English Channel. On leaving the Navy in May 1946 Les went back to his old employment.

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On this day in naval history....

22 October

Found 74 matching entries.






22ndOctober1889HMS BlondeLaunched
22ndOctober1901HMS CanopusAt Malta
22ndOctober1925HMS A2Sold to H. J.Pounds of Portsmouth
22ndOctober1927HMS DevonshireLaunched
22ndOctober1927HMS DevonshirePennant Number 39
22ndOctober1928HMS EffinghamArrived Colombo
22ndOctober1928HMS EffinghamSailed Colombo
22ndOctober1932HMS CuracoaSailed Volo
22ndOctober1932HMS CurlewSailed Volo
22ndOctober1934HMS AcheronSailed Kotor (Tivat)
22ndOctober1934HMS DurbanSailed Malaluka Bay
22ndOctober1934HMS EchoCompleted at Messrs W. Denny and Bros.
22ndOctober1934HMS DouglasSailed Corfu
22ndOctober1934HMS CumberlandSailed Wei Hai Wei for Shanghai
22ndOctober1934HMS BrilliantSailed Kotor
22ndOctober1935HMS LondonSailed Navarin
22ndOctober1936HMS DanaeSailed Colombo for Singapore
22ndOctober1936HMS DanaeSailed Colombo for Singapore
22ndOctober1936HMS DragonAt Bermuda
22ndOctober1936HMS GloriousArrived Suda Bay
22ndOctober1936HMS GloriousArrived Suda Bay
22ndOctober1936HMS GloriousArrived Suda Bay
22ndOctober1936HMS AmazonArrived Portsmouth
22ndOctober1936HMS CampbellArrived Rosyth
22ndOctober1936HMS LowestoftArrived Wei Hai Wei
22ndOctober1936HMS ApolloAt Bermuda
22ndOctober1936HMS AjaxArrived Coquimbo
22ndOctober1936HMS AjaxArrived Coquimbo
22ndOctober1936HMS AjaxArrived Coquimbo
22ndOctober1936HMS ExeterAt Plymouth
22ndOctober1937HMS EscortArrived St. Jean le Luz
22ndOctober1937HMS FiredrakeSailed Gibraltar
22ndOctober1937HMS FortuneSailed Gibraltar
22ndOctober1937HMS GallantSailed Gibraltar
22ndOctober1937HMS GraftonSailed Gibraltar
22ndOctober1937HMS BrokeArrived Plymouth
22ndOctober1937HMS FlindersArrived Portsmouth
22ndOctober1937HMS HebeLt. Cdr. P.H. Hadow in Command
22ndOctober1937HMS KeithSailed Gibraltar
22ndOctober1939HMS IntrepidSailed Loch Ewe to cover the movement of Convoy NV.1
22ndOctober1939HMS AshantiCeased A/S operations within Scapa Flow
22ndOctober1939HMS IvanhoeSailed Loch Ewe to cover the movement of Convoy NV.1
22ndOctober1939HMS LedaSailed Gibraltar escorting Convoy HG.5
22ndOctober1939HMS GipsySailed Malta
22ndOctober1939HMS GipsySailed Gibraltar escorting Convoy HG.5
22ndOctober1939HMS DanaeArrived St. Helena
22ndOctober1939HMS DanaeSailed St. Helena escorting Athlone Castle for Simonstown
22ndOctober1939HMS DelhiSailed Sullom Voe for the Northern Patrol
22ndOctober1939HMS DelhiSailed Sullom Voe
22ndOctober1939HMS DunedinSailed Sullom Voe
22ndOctober1939HMS DunedinSailed Sullom Voe for the Northern Patrol
22ndOctober1939HMS EnterpriseSailed Halifax on patrol duties
22ndOctober1939HMS CalypsoSailed Sullom Voe for the Northern Patrol
22ndOctober1939HMS CalypsoSailed Sullom Voe
22ndOctober1939HMS ExpressSailed Bristol Channel escorting Convoy BC.12
22ndOctober1939HMS FameCompleted boiler clean at Scapa Flow
22ndOctober1939HMS GrenvilleSailed Gibraltar escorting Convoy HG.5
22ndOctober1939HMS GrenvilleSailed Malta
22ndOctober1939HMS JavelinTowed by HMS Destroyer Jupiter and escorted to Middlesbrough for repair.
22ndOctober1939HMS JavelinDuring post repair trials prior to rejoining Flotilla involved in a further collision with mercantile SS MORDANT
22ndOctober1939HMS JavelinDamaged at 0200 in collision with steamer Moidart off Whitby
22ndOctober1939HMS BitternArrived Southend escorting Convoy FS.24
22ndOctober1939HMS BrokeArrived Southend escorting Convoy FS.24
22ndOctober1939HMS EnchantressArrived Southend escorting Convoy FS.24
22ndOctober1939HMS HoodSailed Loch Ewe to cover the movement of Convoy NV.1
22ndOctober1939HMS BirminghamArrived Singapore
22ndOctober1939HMS GlasgowJoined Convoy KJ.3
22ndOctober1939HMS IcarusSailed Loch Ewe to cover the movement of Convoy NV.1
22ndOctober1940HMS DianaInvolved in a collision
22ndOctober1942HMS BiterSailed The Clyde
22ndOctober1950HMS ContestSailed Plymouth
22ndOctober1958HMS EskimoLaid down
22ndOctober2007HMS Iron DukePlymouth Sound
22ndOctober2008HMS ChathamDevonport

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