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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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GIFP0992GS. The Day After the Battle of Trafalgar by Richard Spencer.
The Day After the Battle of Trafalgar by Richard Spencer. (GS)
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 Down by the bows, the battered Seydlitz returns to the Jade after being heavily involved in the gun line action at Jutland.

SMS Seydlitz 1916 by Randall Wilson (GS)
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USS Intrepid was laid down in 1941 and was one of a class of 24 ships of the Essex class.  This was the largest fleet of aircraft carriers ever constructed and proved the industrial might of the United States beyond doubt.  Carrying 90 aircraft each, they formed the main air strength and striking power of the US Pacific Fleet against the Japanese.  The Intrepid saw her first action in January 1944 supporting operations at Kwajalein.  While operating in raids on Truk in February 1944 Intrepid was hit by a torpedo which damaged her steering gear, requiring repairs which kept her from the war zone until June.  She then took part in operations off the Palaus, the Philippines, Okinawa and Formosa.  She was struck twice by kamikazes in late 1944.  Returning to action in March 1945, she participated in strikes against the Japanese home islands and Okinawa, suffering another kamikaze hit in April of 1945 - she survived the most hits of any other US carrier in the war.  Here the Intrepid is seen in October 1944 whilst with TG38.2 flanked by the cruiser USS Vincennes and the destroyer USS The Sullivans.

The Mighty Intrepid by Anthony Saunders (GS)
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Viewed across the damaged stern of the 80-gun San Nicholas, 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 Captains bowsprit to use it as a bridge. The San Nicholas then fouled the Spanish three decker San Joseph (112), allowing Nelson and his men to take both ships as prizes in a single manoeuvre. A British frigate is moving into a supporting position in the middle distance.

HMS Captain at the Battle of Cape St Vincent by Ivan Berryman
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 Japanese Torpedo destroyers, rush in to finish off the Russian battleships near the end of the Battle of Tsushima.

Battle of Tsushima by Anthony Saunders (GS)
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 The destroyer HMS Kelly passes close to the battleship HMS Royal Sovereign as she escorts a convoy in the Mediterranean near Malta.

HMS Kelly passes HMS Royal Sovereign by Ivan Berryman (Y)
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Originally constructed as a Home Fleet Repair Ship, HMS Cyclops was later converted into a submarine depot ship and enjoyed a long career, both in the Mediterranean and in home waters.  Here she prepares to receive HMS Sceptre.  Another S-class submarine is already tethered alongside.

HMS Cyclops Prepares to Receive HMS Sceptre by Ivan Berryman
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 USS Long Beach became the first ship to ever shoot down aircraft using missiles. She is seen firing two Talos Missiles that downed two MIGs at a range of 80 miles in May 1968.

Birds Away by Randall Wilson (P)
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HMS Agincourt

Launched : 3rd August 1914
HMS Agincourt. Due to the South American rivalry between Brazil, Argentina and Chile, the Brazilian government ordered a battleship from Armstrongs to be called Rio de Janeiro. The design was changed after a change of government to incorporate seven main turrets making this a very long battleship. The design was accepted and laid down in September 1911, but within the year the Brazilian government were looking for another country to buy the battleship and it was eventually sold to Turkey at the beginning of 1914 for 2,725,000. The battleship was to be called Sultan Osman I for the Ottoman empire. The ship was completed when world war one broke out but was not handed over to Turkey by Winston Churchill. The admiralty had been told to delay and slow down the final construction in the months of June and July. The battleship went on a number of sea trials; far more than was expected by the Turkish ffficers and technicians, ending up on the Forth near the railway bridge on 18th July. In the morning the battleship sailed back to the Walker yard arriving. On 27th July the Turkish steamer the Neshid Pasha arrived with the Turkish crew and tied up opposite the battleship. They were given the date of the 2nd of August for the handover, but on the 1st of August a detachment of Sherwood Foresters came marching through the gates with fixed bayonets and went onto the battleship. The Turkish officers knew what was happening and no resistance was met. The Turkish crew who were on board left and boarded the Neshid Pasha, which then sailed from the berth. On August the 3rd the crew of the Royal Yacht Victoria and Albert got the signal to proceed to Tyneside for the commissioning of the new battleship. It was to be commanded by captain Nicholson. The battleship joined the 4th battle squadron of the Grand Fleet on the 7th September 1914, transferring to the 1st Battle Squadron in time for the Battle of Jutland, firing 144 rounds from her 12 inch guns at the battle, while receiving no damage or casualties during the action. In 1918 she joined the 2nd Battle Squadron and in 1919 was put on the disposal list. Recommissioned at Rosyth in 1919 as a experimental ship, and finally as a large depot ship with the removal off all main gun turrets except no.1 and 2. All work on the alterations were stopped in 1921, and Agincourt was scrapped in 1922.

Displacement: 27,500 tons and 30,250 tons deep load. Speed: 22knots Range: 4,500 nautical miles at 10 knots Compliment: 1115. Armament Fourteen 12-inch Guns in pairs. Twenty 6-inch Guns, ten 3-inch guns, and two 3-inch guns AA MK1. Three 21inch Torpedo Tubes.

Ex Rio de Janeiro Brazil. Scrapped 19th December 1922.





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Jack French DSM (deceased)

Jack French was telegraphist on HMS Amethyst during the famous Yangtse Incident. The ship spent many days under intense fire from the Chinese as it navigated out of the river. Jack French was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for devotion to duty. He died on 4th May 2011.

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On this day in naval history....

21 August

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21stAugust1890HMS CyclopsSailed Sheerness for Chatham to be paid out of commission
21stAugust1890HMS Black PrinceArrived Plymouth
21stAugust1890HMS HotspurArrived Sheerness for refit
21stAugust1890HMS HotspurCapt. T.H. Royce in Command
21stAugust1890HMS HydraArrived Sheerness from Portsmouth then to Chatham to pe paid out of commission
21stAugust1890HMS HeclaArrived Sheerness for refit
21stAugust1890HMS HeclaCapt. E.J.P. Gallway in Command
21stAugust1892HMS BarrosaArrived Portsmouth
21stAugust1892HMS InvincibleArrived Portsmouth
21stAugust1892HMS GlattonArrived Portsmouth
21stAugust1892HMS IrisArrived Portsmouth
21stAugust1892HMS IndefatigableArrived Portsmouth
21stAugust1892HMS CharybdisLaid down at Sheerness
21stAugust1900HMS BrilliantPaid off at Portsmouth into reserve
21stAugust1910HMS BedfordWrecked off Quelport Island in the China Sea
21stAugust1910HMS BedfordWrecked
21stAugust1913HMS IntrepidSailed Sheerness for Broadford Bay
21stAugust1913HMS IphigeniaSailed Sheerness for Broadford Bay
21stAugust1916HMS CurlewLaid down at Vickers Limited, Barrow in Furness
21stAugust1916HMS HosteIn collision with HMS Negro in the North Sea
21stAugust1929HMS EagleArrived Malta
21stAugust1929HMS BarhamArrived Malta
21stAugust1929HMS CourageousArrived Malta
21stAugust1933HMS EnterpriseSailed Trincomali
21stAugust1933HMS LowestoftLaid down at Devonport Dockyard (Plymouth, U.K.): J.S. White & Co. (Cowes, U.K.)
21stAugust1934HMS DelhiSailed Malta for Gibraltar
21stAugust1934HMS ColomboArrived Trincomalee
21stAugust1934HMS Ark RoyalSailed Portsmouth for Chatham
21stAugust1934HMS BeaufortSailed Liverpool for Survey
21stAugust1934HMS BidefordArrived Henjam
21stAugust1936HMS ApolloSailed Comox
21stAugust1936HMS ApolloArrived Victoria
21stAugust1936HMS GalateaArrived Iviza
21stAugust1937HMS ImogenArrived Malta
21stAugust1937HMS ApolloSailed Trinidad
21stAugust1937HMS IcarusArrived Malta
21stAugust1939HMS AshantiArrived Scapa Flow
21stAugust1939HMS BedouinArrived Scapa Flow
21stAugust1939HMS FoxhoundArrived Invergordon
21stAugust1939HMS FuryArrived Invergordon
21stAugust1939HMS EskimoArrived Scapa Flow
21stAugust1939HMS FaulknorArrived Invergordon
21stAugust1939HMS FameArrived Invergordon
21stAugust1939HMS FearlessArrived Invergordon
21stAugust1939HMS FiredrakeArrived Invergordon
21stAugust1939HMS ForesterArrived Invergordon
21stAugust1939HMS ForesightArrived Invergordon
21stAugust1939HMS FortuneArrived Invergordon
21stAugust1939HMS JackalArrived Invergordon
21stAugust1939HMS JerseyArrived Invergordon
21stAugust1939HMS JervisArrived Invergordon
21stAugust1939HMS BerwickSailed Halifax
21stAugust1941HMS ClareLt.Cdr. Leopold Hewetson Landman, RN In Command
21stAugust1942HMS BermudaCompleted
21stAugust1942HMS BermudaAt the Cyde
21stAugust1944HMS KiteLost
21stAugust1944HMS KiteLt.Cdr. Andrew Neil Gillespie Campbell, RN Relinquished Command
21stAugust1944HMS Loch AlvieCommissioned
21stAugust1944HMS Loch KatrineLaunched
21stAugust1944HMS Loch KatrinePennant K625
21stAugust1946HMS BarfleurArrived Yokohama
21stAugust1947HMS CampanulaScrapped at Dunston.
21stAugust1960HMS AlbionAssisted SS Twinhorse with casualty
21stAugust1961HMS CentaurSailed Aden
21stAugust1966HMS DevonshireIn collision with a tanker on the River Elbe
21stAugust1966HMS DevonshireFlagship of Admiral Sir John Frewen
21stAugust1966HMS DevonshireCapt. George Cunningham Leslie in Command
21stAugust1978HMS Ark RoyalSailed Norfolk
21stAugust1979HMS AmbuscadePerisher running' in Clyde areas
21stAugust2002HMS BangorPortsmouth
21stAugust2007HMS ArgyllPortsmouth

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