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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 by Robert Taylor.
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HMS Belfast During the Battle of North Cape by Randall Wilson.
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Secret Operation by Robert Taylor.
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The Malta Station by Robert Barbour.
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Aloha Hawaii by Randall Wilson.
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Sink the Bismarck by Stan Stokes. (B)
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Bismarck by Ivan Berryman (B)
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 In January 1941, the young Mario Arillo was appointed the rank of Lieutenant Commander, placed in charge of the Regia Marina's submarine <i>Ambra</i> and was dispatched to the Mediterranean to help disrupt supplies to the Allied forces.  In May of that same year, Arillo attacked the British Dido Class Cruiser <i>HMS Bonaventure</i>, and Destroyers <i>HMS Hereward</i> and <i>HMS Stuart</i>, south of Crete, en route from Alexandria, the cruiser <i>Bonaventure</i> being sunk with great loss of life.  The <i>Ambra</i> is depicted here in a calmer moment, two of her crew scanning the horizon for 'business'.

Hunter's Dusk by Ivan Berryman. (PC)
 Under the command of Gianfranco Gazzana-Priaroggia, the Regia Marina submarine Leonardo da Vinci was to become the most successful non-German submarine of World War Two.  On 21st April 1943, she encountered the liberty ship SS John Drayton which was returning, unladen, to Capetown from Bahrain and put two torpedoes into her before surfacing to finish her off with shells.  The deadly reign of terror wrought by the combination of Gazzana-Priaroggia and his submarine came to an end just one month later when the Leonardo da Vinci was sunk by HMS Active and HMS Ness off Cape Finistere.

Scourge of the Deep - Leonardo da Vinci by Ivan Berryman. (PC)
 Sitting menacingly at a depth of 15 metres below the surface, just 2 km outside the heavily defended harbour of Alexandria, the Italian submarine Scire is shown releasing her three manned torpedoes, or <i>Maiali</i>, at the outset of their daring raid in which the British battleships HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Valiant and a tanker, were severely damaged on 3rd December 1941.  All six crew members of the three <i>Maiali</i> survived the mission, but all were captured and taken prisoner.  Luigi Durand de la Penne and Emilio Bianchi can be seen moving away aboard 221, whilst Vincenzo Martellotta and Mario Marino (222) carry out systems checks.  Antonio Marceglia and Spartaco Schergat, on 223, are heading away at the top of the picture.

Assault from the Deep by Ivan Berryman. (PC)
 A Type VIIC U-Boat slips quietly toward the open sea from her pen at Lorient, France in 1942.

Dawn Departure by Ivan Berryman. (PC)

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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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  Emerging from a smokescreen SMS Baden surges ahead of her sister ship SMS Bayern to resume battle speed in these fleet manoeuvres in the Baltic, during 1917

The Kaisers Ship by Randall Wilson (GS)
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VAR344B.  H.M.A.S. Nizam 1943 by Brian Wood.
H.M.A.S. Nizam 1943 by Brian Wood (B)
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B219.  Deutschland Passing Through the Kiel Canal by Ivan Berryman.

Deutschland Passing Through the Kiel Canal by Ivan Berryman.
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 Under lowering arctic skies HMS Belfast (Admiral Burnets Flagship) leads HMS Sheffield and HMS Norfolk in the race to protect convoy JW55B from Scharnhorst.

HMS Belfast During the Battle of North Cape by Randall Wilson (P)
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GITW1862GS. A Royal Review by A W Fowles.

A Royal Review by A W Fowles. (GS)
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Aloha Hawaii by Randall Wilson (P)
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  With the harbour under attack, HMS Express casts off having embarked troops of the British Expeditionary force (B.E.F.) Leaving with her are the trawlers, which were part of the small boat armada which played such a major part in the evacuation of Dunkirk.

Evacuation Dunkirk by Randall Wilson (GL)
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HMS Colossus



Launched : 21st March 1882
HMS Colossus, Royal Naval battleship with sister ship HMS Edinburgh, launched 1882. Colossus served in the Mediterranean until 1893 and then became a coastguard ship before being placed in reserve in 1901. She then became a tender to HMS Excellent in 1904. In these ships the 12 inch breechloader was adopted and an attempt at what was then a very considerable speed was made. An auxiliary armament of five 6 inch guns were mounted on the superstructure. HMS Colossus was put up for sale by the Royal Navy in 1906 but was not broken up until October 1908. Displacement: 9,420 tons. Length: 325ft. Beam:68ft. Draught: 26' 3". Guns: Four 45 ton BLR, five 6 inch guns. Horse power: 7,500 hp. Speed: 15.5 knots.

Scrapped 6th October 1908.

 

 

 

 

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Kapitanleutnant Heinz Franke (deceased)

Captain of U-262. Knights Cross 30th November. Franke took command of U-262 after several tours as watch officer. Heavily involved in the Battle of the Atlantic, he eventually took command of the diesel-electric U-2502 at the end of the war. Died 5th April 2003.

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On this day in naval history....

28 September

Found 38 matching entries.

DAY

MONTH

YEAR

SHIP

ENTRY

28thSeptember1891HMS Black PrincePassed into the 1st Class reserve at Plymouth
28thSeptember1891HMS AchillesPassed into the 1st Class reserve at Plymouth
28thSeptember1891HMS InconstantPassed into the 1st Class reserve at Plymouth
28thSeptember1921HMS BeeArrived Hankow
28thSeptember1925HMS HarebellSailed Rosyth for Portland
28thSeptember1934HMS DanaeArrived Long Beach
28thSeptember1937HMS GalateaSailed Barcelona
28thSeptember1937HMS GalateaArrived Barcelona
28thSeptember1938HMS DuchessLt.Cdr. Robert Charles Meadows White, RN In Command
28thSeptember1939HMS DragonSailed Scapa Flow on Northern Patrol between
28thSeptember1939HMS CardiffSailed Scapa Flow on Northern Patrol between
28thSeptember1942HMS CapriceLaid down
28thSeptember1943HMS FaulknorCapt. Mervyn Somerset Thomas, DSO, RN In Command
28thSeptember1943HMS GardinerCommissioned
28thSeptember1943HMS GardinerPennant K478
28thSeptember1943HMS GardinerLt.Cdr. Robert Sydney Hopper, DSC, RN Assumed Command
28thSeptember1944HMS IndefatigableArrived Greenock
28thSeptember1945HMS Loch AchrayT/A/Lt.Cdr. Cecil John Alldridge, RNR Relinquished Command
28thSeptember1945HMS Loch AchrayA/Lt.Cdr. Harold Geeves Chesterman, DSC, RNR Assumed Command
28thSeptember1946HMS BarfleurSailed Port Said
28thSeptember1947HMS ArtemisCommenced exercises with RCN off Nova Scotia
28thSeptember1948HMS EastbourneSold to be broken up for scrap
28thSeptember1949HMS ContestTook part in Exercise "Shopwindow"
28thSeptember1955HMS Loch AlvieArrived Aden
28thSeptember1955HMS ChieftainCdr. I.D. McLauchlan in Command
28thSeptember1955HMS ApolloCapt. N.J. Wagstaff in Command
28thSeptember1955HMS DecoyCapt. M.N. Tufnell in Command
28thSeptember1955HMS DianaCapt C.R.L. Argles in Command
28thSeptember1956HMS BroadleyBurnt out in Haslar Creek
28thSeptember1956HMS BishamDamaged by fire in Haslar Creek
28thSeptember1961HMS BrightonPennant F106
28thSeptember1961HMS BrightonLaunched
28thSeptember1969HMS DanaeSailed Gibraltar
28thSeptember2003HMS GlasgowPortsmouth
28thSeptember2004HMS BulwarkPlymouth Sound
28thSeptember2005HMS BreconPortsmouth Decommission
28thSeptember2005HMS CottesmorePortsmouth Decommission
28thSeptember2006HMS CampbeltownPlymouth Sound

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