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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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One of the most decisive battles in the history of the Royal Navy, Nelsons defeat of the French fleet took place on 21st October 1805 off Cape Trafalgar and was conducted with not a single British ship lost, although few ships escaped severe punishment and loss of life on both sides was tragically high

The Battle of Trafalgar, 21st October 1805 by Ivan Berryman.
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 Spitfire of 761 Training Squadron (attached to the Royal Navy) flies over the Forth Railway Bridge on the eve of World War Two, also shown is HMS Royal Oak departing Rosyth for the open sea.

Land, Sea and Air by Ivan Berryman. (D)
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DHM1736GS. HMAS Perth, Suez Canal by Randall Wilson.
HMAS Perth, Suez Canal by Randall Wilson. (GS)
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HMS Euryalus, a Dido class cruiser, shown off the Bay of Naples.

HMS Euryalus by Ivan Berryman (GS)
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 The German Heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen is depicted in a quiet moment at Gotenhaven in April 1941 whilst engaged in exercises with her consort, the mighty Bismarck that would eventually lead to Operation Rheinubung,. Bismarck herself is alongside in the distance, where final preparations for their foray into the North sea and beyond are being made.

Prinz Eugen by Ivan Berryman (GL)
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B63AP.  HMS Malaya at Capetown by Ivan Berryman.

HMS Malaya at Capetown by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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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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 Britains last great Battleship HMS Vanguard along with the Carrier HMS Indefatigable lie at anchor in Scapa Flow in July 1951.

HMS Vanguard and HMS Indefatigable by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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HMS Coventry

Launched : 6th July 1917
Converted to anti aircraft role 1937. HMS Coventry built by Swan Hunter at Wallsend was initially going to be called HMS Corsair. HMS Coventry was laid down on the 4th August 1916, launched 6th July 1917 and completed for naval service in February 1918. HMS Coventry joined the 5th Light Cruiser squadron in February 1918 till May 1919, and served in the Baltic in this time. Commissioned in May 1919 into the Atlantic fleet, until in 1920 when HMS Coventry became the HQ ship for naval Inter allied Disarmament Commission. Went into refit in late 1920 and once completed joined the 2nd Light cruiser squadron as flagship to the Rear Admiral of the Atlantic Fleet. A torpedo explosion while in Malta in March 1923 caused the death of two crew. At the outbreak of world war two HMS Coventry was serving with the Home Fleet between 1939 and 1940, moving to the Mediterranean fleet in 1940 until being sunk off Tobruk on the 14th September 1942 by German and Italian aircraft.

Displacement: 4,190 tons Speed: 29kt Complement: 400 increasing to 437 as a Flagship. Armament: Ten 4 inch anti-aircraft guns, sixteen 2pdr anti-aircraft guns. eight 0.5 inch machine gun

Sunk 14th September 1942





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Peter Cremer (deceased)

Peter Cremer joined the German Navy in 1932, joining the surface warships Koln, Deutschland and Theodor Riedel before joining the u-boats in 1940, commissioning U-152 in January the next year before taking command of U-333 some months later. He sank three enemy ships on his first patrol, and although absolved of blame later, he also sank the German ship Spreewald on this tour. On his second tour, Cremer sank four ships before bringing U-333 back home damaged, a result of being rammed. U-333 was in battle with British corvette HMS Crocus on Cremers third patrol, with the British vessel suffering damage, while 7 crew of U-333 were killed by gunfire from the corvette, Cremer himself being seriously wounded in the incident. Once again U-333 returned to base with heavy damage. After a brief spell on the staff of Donitz, Cremer embarked on another patrol with U-333, again returning with damage from a depth-charge attack. U-333 was lost on the next patrol, but Cremer had by then left the boat. Towards the end of the war, Cremer commanded U-2519. He was captured and spent a short time in captivity before his release. He was awarded the Knights Cross in June 1942, with a total of 6 ships sunk - almost 27,000 tons. Peter Cremer died 5th July 1992.

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On this day in naval history....

26 April

Found 128 matching entries.






26thApril1892HMS HoweArrived Arosa Bay
26thApril1892HMS AcornPassed out of dockyard hands at Chatham
26thApril1892HMS CordeliaSailed Plymouth for Portsmouth
26thApril1892HMS ImmortaliteArrived Arosa Bay
26thApril1892HMS HeclaArrived Arosa Bay
26thApril1895HMS CuracoaArrived Gibraltar
26thApril1900HMS HannibalSailed Kingstown Harbour escorting Dueen Victoria
26thApril1900HMS HannibalArrived Holyhead
26thApril1900HMS HannibalSailed Holyhead for Milford Haven
26thApril1900HMS JupiterSailed Kingstown Harbour escorting Dueen Victoria
26thApril1900HMS JupiterArrived Holyhead
26thApril1900HMS JupiterSailed Holyhead for Milford Haven
26thApril1900HMS GalateaArrived Holyhead
26thApril1900HMS GalateaSailed Holyhead for Milford Haven
26thApril1900HMS GalateaSailed Kingstown Harbour escorting Dueen Victoria
26thApril1900HMS DiademArrived Holyhead
26thApril1900HMS DiademSailed Holyhead for Milford Haven
26thApril1900HMS DiademSailed Kingstown Harbour escorting Dueen Victoria
26thApril1901HMS HoodArrived Nauplia
26thApril1902HMS BrilliantSailed Gibraltar for Portsmouth
26thApril1923HMS LowestoftArrived Capetown
26thApril1926HMS EnterpriseArrived Invergordon
26thApril1928HMS EnterpriseSailed Abadan
26thApril1928HMS EnterpriseSailed Basra
26thApril1932HMS HermesArrived Amoy
26thApril1932HMS CyclopsAt Chatham
26thApril1932HMS EnterpriseSailed Bombay
26thApril1932HMS EnterpriseSailed Bombay for Colombo
26thApril1932HMS H34Sailed Portland for exercises
26thApril1932HMS H34Arrived Portland
26thApril1932HMS H44Sailed Portland for exercises
26thApril1932HMS H44Arrived Portland
26thApril1932HMS L19Sailed Plymouth for Portsmouth
26thApril1932HMS L19Arrived Portsmouth
26thApril1932HMS L23Sailed Plymouth for Portsmouth
26thApril1932HMS L27Sailed Plymouth for Poertland
26thApril1932HMS L27Arrived Portland
26thApril1932HMS L56Sailed Portsmouth for exercises
26thApril1932HMS L56Arrived Portsmouth
26thApril1932HMS L69Sailed Portsmouth for exercises
26thApril1932HMS L69Arrived Portsmouth
26thApril1932HMS L71Sailed Portsmouth for exercises
26thApril1932HMS L71Arrived Portsmouth
26thApril1932HMS FermoySailed Portland for exercises
26thApril1932HMS FermoyArrived Portland
26thApril1932HMS BruceSailed Amoy for Wei Hai Wei
26thApril1932HMS CricketArrived Chenglin
26thApril1932HMS CampbellSailed Portsmouth for Cruise
26thApril1932HMS KeppelArrived Amoy
26thApril1932HMS L53Sailed Portsmouth for exercises
26thApril1932HMS L53Arrived Portsmouth
26thApril1932HMS DaffodilArrived Lobito
26thApril1932HMS HeraldArrived Singapore
26thApril1932HMS DorsetshireSailed Plymouth for Invergordon
26thApril1933HMS BeeArrived Wuhu
26thApril1933HMS BeeArrived Wuhu
26thApril1933HMS DunedinSailed Wellington for Picton Sound
26thApril1933HMS DunedinSailed Wellington for Picton
26thApril1933HMS DunedinArrived Queen Charlotte Sound
26thApril1933HMS DunedinArrived Queen Charlotte Sound
26thApril1933HMS DurbanArrived Bermuda
26thApril1933HMS DurbanArrived Bermuda
26thApril1933HMS DurbanArrived Bermuda
26thApril1933HMS BidefordSailed Bahrein for Basidu
26thApril1933HMS BidefordSailed Bahrein for Basidu
26thApril1933HMS BoadiceaArrived Malta
26thApril1933HMS BoadiceaArrived Malta
26thApril1934HMS DespatchSailed Port Said
26thApril1934HMS DunedinSailed Wellington
26thApril1934HMS CumberlandArrived Tsingtao
26thApril1935HMS ActiveArrived Portsmouth
26thApril1935HMS CockchaferArrived Changsha
26thApril1935HMS ArdentArrived Sheerness
26thApril1935HMS AnthonyArrived Sheerness
26thApril1935HMS CapetownArrived Wuhu
26thApril1935HMS CarlisleArrived Durban
26thApril1935HMS CoventryArrived Portsmouth
26thApril1935HMS AntelopeArrived Portsmouth
26thApril1935HMS ArrowArrived Sheerness
26thApril1935HMS FameSailed Barrow
26thApril1935HMS FlindersArrived Portsmouth
26thApril1935HMS HastingsArrived Port Said
26thApril1935HMS BoreasArrived Malta
26thApril1937HMS HermesArrived Gibraltar
26thApril1937HMS AberdeenSailed Palma for Gibraltar
26thApril1937HMS EnterpriseSailed Zanzibar
26thApril1937HMS EnterpriseArrived Tanga
26thApril1937HMS EnterpriseArrived Tanga
26thApril1937HMS EnterpriseArrived Tanga
26thApril1937HMS GloriousSailed Malta for UK
26thApril1937HMS CometSailed Malta for UK
26thApril1937HMS DaintyArrived Hong Kong
26thApril1937HMS GallantSailed Gibraltar
26thApril1937HMS GallantSailed Gibraltar
26thApril1937HMS GallantArrived Cadiz
26thApril1937HMS FitzroySailed Harwich
26thApril1937HMS FitzroySailed Harwich
26thApril1937HMS FlindersSailed Yarmouth (IoW)
26thApril1937HMS FlindersSailed Yarmouth (IofW) for survey work
26thApril1937HMIS IndusPassed Gibraltar westbound
26thApril1937HMS BerwickArrived Singapore
26thApril1937HMS Berwick
26thApril1939HMS AchatesArrived Portland
26thApril1939HMS AmazonArrived Portland
26thApril1939HMS AmazonSailed Portsmouth for Portland
26thApril1939HMIS IndusSailed Madras for Cocanada
26thApril1940HMS H34Lt. A.F. Collett in Command
26thApril1941HMS CampionLaunched at Crown, Clark
26thApril1941HMS CampionPennant K108
26thApril1941HMS Black SwanCdr. Thomas Arthur Charles Pakenham, RN Assumed Command
26thApril1941HMS AbercrombieLaid down at Vickers Armstrong Parsons on the Tyne
26thApril1941HMS IbisCompleted
26thApril1943HMS BermudaSailed Plymouth
26thApril1949HMS JamaicaCaptain F.A. Ballance in Command
26thApril1949HMS JamaicaSailed Bermuda to China
26thApril1956HMS CorunnaSailed Chatham for London
26thApril1960HMS CavalierSailed Hong Kong
26thApril1964HMS CentaurSailed Pulau Tioman
26thApril1969HMS DanaeArrived Okinawa
26thApril1983HMS ArrowCdr. C.W. Pile in Command
26thApril2001HMS ChathamArrived Plymouth
26thApril2002HMS BlythBlyth
26thApril2002HMS LindisfarneLeith
26thApril2002HMS GraftonDevonport
26thApril2005HMS ChathamMarmaris
26thApril2006HMS ArgyllPlymouth Sound
26thApril2006HMS ArgyllPlymouth Sound
26thApril2007HMS ChathamPlymouth Sound

Entries in this list are supplied by worldnavalships.com

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