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Trafalgar- The Destruction of The Bucentaure by Ivan Berryman.
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 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)
 Ships of Commodore Preble's Mediterranean Squadron are shown during the action of 3rd August 1804 when they provided support to the gunboats and mortar boats as they pounded the defensive walls and xebecs that were defending Tripoli. In the left foreground, the bomb boat Robinson rolls as she fires her mortar whilst the brig Argus takes up station behind Constitution, both of which are firing broadsides. The brig Syren is in the far distance, engaging more of the Tripolitan xebec gunboats, having cut inside of Constitution to engage the enemy more closely.

The Bombardment of Tripoli, 1804 by Ivan Berryman. (PC)

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 Jury rigged and battered by the relentless gunnery of the French and Spanish fleets at Trafalgar, HMS Victory lies off the coast of Gibraltar as crews from HMS Neptune (nearest) are despatched to take over the tow from the Polyphemus for the final leg of their journey to relative safety, the flagship still bearing the body of Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson.

Trafalgar Aftermath by Ivan Berryman.
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 HMS Eagle steams past the commando carrier HMS Albion during the withdrawal from Aden in November 1967. Gathered on Eagles flightdeck are an assortment of contemporary types including Sea Vixens, Scimitars, a Buccaneer and a Fairey Gannet. One of Albions Westland Wessex helicopters is passing overhead and RFA Stromness is at anchor in the distance.

HMS Eagle and HMS Albion by Ivan Berryman (P)
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  Spearheading the Falklands Task Force as it heads south in 1982, the carrier HMS Hermes is shown in company with two Type 21 frigates, HMS Arrow on the left and HMS Ardent in the near foreground.  In the far distance, HMS Glamorgan glints in the sun as Type 42 HMS Sheffield cuts across behind Hermes.  All pennant numbers were painted out and a vertical black identification stripe applied to all the Type 42s to distinguish them from their Argentine counterparts.

Falklands Task Force by Ivan Berryman (P)
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Depicted off Capetown with the distinctive skyline of Table Mountain providing the backdrop, the King George V class battleship HMS Howe and her destroyer escort began their journey home having visited New Zealand as well as South Africa following the end of hostilities in 1945.

HMS Howe by Ivan Berryman (GS)
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 Admiral von Spees Flagship SMS Scharnhorst leads SMS Gneisenau in the opening stages of engaging the Royal Naval ships east of the Falklands, 8th December 1914.

Battle of the Falkland Islands by Randall Wilson. (Y)
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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 (GS)
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Shown here flying of Wessex HU MK5s of No. 846 Squadron  A veteran of the Suez crisis during which time she operated of Grumman Avengers and sea hawks, HMS Bulwark was reduced to training status during 1957. but re emerged as a Commando carrier. Further modifications in late 1970 saw her refitted as a full ASW carrier in which guise she served until the introduction in 1980 of HMS Invincible.

HMS Bulwark at Hong Kong by Ivan Berryman (P)
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The Capture of the Spanish Treasure Ships off Cadiz by Francis Sartorious (GL)
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HMS Cumberland built at Vickers Armstrong at Barrow and launched 16th March 1926. Served in the South Atlantic 1939-1941, Home Fleet 1941-44, Eastern Fleet 1944-45 and East Indies in 1945. HMS Cumberland converted to a trials vessel in 1949 and finally scrapped in Newport on 3rd November 1959. Displacement: 9,750 tons Speed: 31.5kt Complement: 679 increasing to 710 as Flagship. Armament: Eight 8 inch guns in twin turrets. Four 4 inch anti-aircraft guns in single mountings and eight 2pdr anti-aircraft guns in single mountings plus eight 0.5 machine guns in pairs. Eight 21 inch torpedo tubes. 1 aircraft and rotating catapult.

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On this day in naval history....

27 April

Found 153 matching entries.

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MONTH

YEAR

SHIP

ENTRY

27thApril1895HMS CuracoaSailed Gibraltar for Plymouth and paying off
27thApril1908HMS ChargerRefitting at Sheerness
27thApril1908HMS AdventureEn-route to Sheerness then Sailed to Harwich
27thApril1908HMS AttentiveAttentive Sailed Harwich
27thApril1908HMS AttentiveCdr. W.S. Nicholson in Command
27thApril1908HMS AttentiveIn collision with HMS Gala at Outer Gabbard Noth 14 miles. West 12 miles
27thApril1914HMS LookoutLaunched
27thApril1914HMS LookoutServed with the 3rd Destroyer Flotilla on completion
27thApril1918HMS DonovanLaunched at Greenock & Grangemouth Dockyard Company
27thApril1919HMS FoxSailed Sheerness for Archangel - severe gale in North Sea which necessitated a call at Rosyth
27thApril1923HMS LowestoftSailed Capetown
27thApril1928HMS EnterpriseArrived Kuweit
27thApril1928HMS EnterpriseArrived Basra
27thApril1932HMS CockchaferSailed Kiukiang for Hankow
27thApril1932HMS CockchaferArrived Hankow
27thApril1932HMS CeresSailed Plymouth for Sheerness
27thApril1932HMS CeresSailed Plymouth for Chatham
27thApril1932HMS L23Arrived Portsmouth
27thApril1933Arrived Malta
27thApril1933Arrived Malta
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27thApril1933HMS ActiveArrived Malta
27thApril1933HMS ActiveArrived Malta
27thApril1933HMS HermesSailed Hong Kong for Tsingtao
27thApril1933HMS HermesSailed Hong Kong for Tsingtao
27thApril1933HMS BryonyArrived Malta
27thApril1933HMS AcheronArrived Malta
27thApril1933HMS AcheronArrived Malta
27thApril1933HMS AcastaArrived Malta
27thApril1933HMS AchatesArrived Malta
27thApril1933HMS DelhiArrived Malta
27thApril1933HMS DelhiArrived Malta
27thApril1933HMS DelhiArrived Malta
27thApril1933HMS DespatchArrived Malta
27thApril1933HMS DiomedeArrived Rarotonga
27thApril1933HMS ArdentArrived Malta
27thApril1933HMS ArdentArrived Malta
27thApril1933HMS AnthonyArrived Malta
27thApril1933HMS EnterpriseArrived Abadan
27thApril1933HMS CeresArrived Malta
27thApril1933HMS CoventryArrived Malta
27thApril1933HMS CoventryArrived Malta
27thApril1933HMS GloriousArrived Malta
27thApril1933HMS CurlewArrived Malta
27thApril1933HMS CurlewArrived and sailed Syracuse
27thApril1933HMS AntelopeArrived Malta
27thApril1933HMS AntelopeArrived Malta
27thApril1933HMS ArrowArrived Malta
27thApril1933HMS ArrowArrived Malta
27thApril1933HMS ArrowArrived Malta
27thApril1933HMS CodringtonArrived Malta
27thApril1933HMS CodringtonArrived Malta
27thApril1933HMS CodringtonArrived Malta
27thApril1933HMS ClydeArrived Malta
27thApril1933HMS DaffodilSailed Walvis Bay
27thApril1933HMS ArethusaArrived Malta
27thApril1933HMS DevonshireArrived Malta
27thApril1933HMS DevonshireArrived Malta
27thApril1933HMS LondonArrived Malta
27thApril1933HMS BarhamArrived Malta
27thApril1933HMS BasiliskArrived Malta
27thApril1933HMS BasiliskArrived Malta
27thApril1933HMS BlancheArrived Malta
27thApril1933HMS BlancheArrived Malta
27thApril1933HMS BoadiceaArrived Malta
27thApril1933HMS BoreasArrived Malta
27thApril1933HMS BoreasArrived Malta
27thApril1933HMS BrazenArrived Malta
27thApril1933HMS BrazenArrived Malta
27thApril1933HMS BeagleArrived Malta
27thApril1933HMS BeagleArrived Malta
27thApril1933HMS BrilliantArrived Malta
27thApril1933HMS BulldogArrived Malta
27thApril1933HMS BulldogArrived Malta
27thApril1933HMS KeithArrived Malta
27thApril1934HMS AcastaArrived Malta
27thApril1934HMS DauntlessArrived Malta
27thApril1934HMS DelhiArrived Malta
27thApril1934HMS DespatchArrived Haifa
27thApril1934HMS AdventureSailed Hong Kong for Wei Hai Wei
27thApril1934HMS AdventureSailed Hong Kong for Wei Hai Wei
27thApril1934HMS AdventureCapt W.H. Gell in Command
27thApril1934HMS DecoyArrived Malta
27thApril1934HMS DiamondArrived Malta
27thApril1934HMS CornwallCapt. R.B. Davies in Command
27thApril1934HMS CornwallSailed Hong Kong for Wei Hai Wei
27thApril1934HMS CornwallSailed Hong Kong for Wei Hai Wei
27thApril1935HMS DespatchArrived Haifa
27thApril1935HMS CarlisleArrived Durban
27thApril1935HMS ColomboArrived Goa
27thApril1935HMS FameArrived Plymouth
27thApril1935HMS FortuneSailed the Clyde for Sheerness
27thApril1935HMS CricketSailed Ichang for Hankow
27thApril1935HMS CampbellArrived Portsmouth
27thApril1935HMS KentSailed Yokohama
27thApril1936HMS DauntlessArrived Colombo
27thApril1936HMS DauntlessArrived Colombo
27thApril1936HMS Grenville1936 27th Apr Grenville Assumed Leader 20th Destroyer Flotilla
27thApril1937HMS FleetwoodArrived Portland
27thApril1937HMS EskArrived Portland
27thApril1937HMS DanaeArrived Nanking
27thApril1937HMS CarlisleArrived Plymouth from the Africa Station
27thApril1937HMS CarlisleArrived Carlisle
27thApril1937HMS DaringSailed Pagoda Anchorage for Shanghai
27thApril1937HMS DiamondSailed Pagoda Anchorage for Shanghai
27thApril1937HMS EscapadeArrived Portland
27thApril1937HMS EscapadeSailed Plymouth for Portland
27thApril1937HMS FameArrived Portland
27thApril1937HMS FameSailed Plymouth for Portland
27thApril1937HMS FearlessArrived Portland
27thApril1937HMS FearlessSailed Plymouth for Portland
27thApril1937HMS ForesightArrived Portland
27thApril1937HMS ForesightSailed Plymouth for Portland
27thApril1937HMS ExmouthArrived Portland
27thApril1937HMS EclipseArrived Portland
27thApril1937HMS EclipseSailed Plymouth for Portland
27thApril1937HMS GrimsbySailed Wenchow for Hong Kong
27thApril1937HMAS AustraliaArrived Jervis Bay
27thApril1937HMS HoodArrived Portsmouth
27thApril1937HMS ArethusaSailed Malta for Palma
27thApril1937HMS IllustriousLaid down by Vickers Armstrong.
27thApril1938HMS IntrepidSailed Gibraltar for Malta
27thApril1938HMS AberdeenSailed Malta for Zante
27thApril1938HMS HeraldSailed Sandakan for survey work and Jesseltown
27thApril1938HMS GrimsbyArrived Hong Kong
27thApril1938HMS LeithSailed Wellington for Auckland and Sydney
27thApril1938HMS LowestoftSailed Chinwangtao for Wei Hai Wei
27thApril1938HMS EnchantressArrived Portland
27thApril1939HMS AcheronArrived Portsmouth
27thApril1939HMS HussarSailed Sheerness for Portland
27thApril1939HMS HazardSailed Sheerness for Portland
27thApril1939HMS CumberlandArrived Sheerness
27thApril1939HMS BeagleLt. Royston Hollis Wright, RN In Command
27thApril1940HMS JackalDeployed as escort for HMS Glasgow to Molde from Scapa Flow.
27thApril1940HMS JavelinDeployed as escort for HMS Glasgow to Molde from Scapa Flow.
27thApril1940HMS GlasgowPassage to Molde from Scapa Flow.
27thApril1941HMS Ark RoyalOperation Dunlop, 24 Hurricanes were flown off to reinforce Malta
27thApril1941HMS DiamondSunk
27thApril1942HMS BudeLt.Cdr. Francis Charles Victor Brightman, RN Assumed Command
27thApril1943HMS AriesCdr. William Butler Tanner, RD, RNR
27thApril1943HMS GrenvilleLt.Cdr. Roger Percival Hill, DSO, RN In Command
27thApril1943HMS ArgonautSailed Bermuda
27thApril1947HMS BermudaSailed Shanghai for Hong Kong
27thApril1955HMS Loch KillisportSailed Aden
27thApril1967HMS GlamorganSailed Cardiff
27thApril1969HMS DanaeSailed Okinawa
27thApril2001HMS CromerArrived Fredrikshavn
27thApril2005HMS CottesmorePortsmouth
27thApril2006HMS ArgyllDevonport

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