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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.
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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 Naval Art Prints by Robert Taylor and Randall Wilson.
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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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Pearl Harbor US Navy Prints by Robert Taylor and Randall Wilson.
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The Calm Before the Storm by Robert Taylor.
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Aloha Hawaii by Randall Wilson.
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Swordfish Attack on the Bismarck Naval Art Prints by Stan Stokes and Ivan Berryman.
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Sink the Bismarck by Stan Stokes. (B)
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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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Nimrod MR2P from 201 squadron based at RAF Kinloss, climbs away under full power during NATO exercises off the west coast of Scotland. The Nimrod has just completed simulated depth charge attacks on the fleet submarine HMS Spartan and is returning to Kinloss for breakfast. Spartan turns and heads for the Clyde Submarine Base at Faslane on the Gareloch.

Good Morning, Spartan by Robert Barbour.
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 HMS Broadsword and the aircraft carrier Hermes battle their way through the storm on their way to the Battle for the Falklands.

Storm Force to the Falklands by Anthony Saunders (Y)
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The pride of the Royal Navy, HMS Hood, passes Gibraltar on her way to join HMS Prince of Wales at Scapa Flow and onto her short and tragic engagement with the German battleship Bismarck.

HMS Hood Passing Gibraltar by Brian Wood (P)
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HMS Eagle and the commando carrier HMS Albion during the withdrawal from Aden in November 1967.  One of HMS Eagles Sea Vixen is passing overhead and RFA Stromness is at anchor in the distance.

HMS Eagle and HMS Albion by Ivan Berryman.
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 Key ships of the British task force sail in close formation in the Mediterranean sea during the build up to the coalition invasion of Iraq in march 2003, nearest is the flagship HMS Ark Royal with the commando carrier HMS ocean to her port side. other ships include a Type 42 destroyer , the Fleet Auxiliary Fort Victoria and an LSL.

NTG03 - Task Force to Iraq by Ivan Berryman.
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 Dauntless Dive Bombers Dive on the Battleship Musashi in the Sibuyan Sea, October 1944.

Pressing Home the Kill by Randall Wilson (GL)
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 The Last of the heavy Cruisers built by Germany (5 in total) The picture shows Admiral Hipper making her first sortie on the 18th February 1940, accompanied by the Scharnhorst and the Gneisenau on Operation Nordmark. (Search for allied convoys on the route between Britain and Norway)

The Narvik Squadron by Anthony Saunders. (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 (AP)
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HMS Repulse



Launched : 8th January 1916
HMS Repulse was built at Clydebank by John Brown, and launched on 8th January 1916. She saw action in the First World War on the 17 November 1917 at Heligoland Bight (a sortie by British battlecruisers). During World War Two she operated off Norway in 1940, and on convoy duty until the summer of 1941. Repulse joined the eastern Fleet in October 1941, arriving at Singapore on the 2nd of December, she sailed with HMS Prince of Wales and four destroyers to attack Japanese naval forces in their landing areas around Malaya. On the 10th December both the Repulse and Prince of Wales were attacked by 80 Japanese aircraft and were sunk, HMS Repulse being hit by a torpedo and sunk at 1233 hours, after being hit a further 4 times.

Sunk 10th December 1941.

 

 

 

 

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Lieutenant A G Davies DSC (deceased)

Albert George Davies was born on May 6th 1920 at Ramsgate. He was offered a choral scholarship by Westminster Abbey, but high Anglicanism overawed him. Instead he became a contemporary of Edward Heath, the future Prime Minister, at Chatham House School where the fees were four guineas a term. Encouraged by his father, who had been a telegraphist in the Royal Navy, young Davies sat the Civil Service examination for a naval scholarship, which he passed with good marks to join as a special entry cadet in September 1937. He recalled that, in his first ship, the light cruiser Newcastle, early in 1939, the official visit of the French President had necessitated for the last time naval officers to wear cocked hats, frock coats, epaulettes and white kid gloves. Soon after the outbreak of war he was at Scapa Flow when Gunther Prien in U-47 sank the battleship Royal Oak. In November he was still in Newcastle when she was adjacent to the armed merchant cruiser Rawalpindi on the Northern Patrol line between Scotland and Greenland. His career promised well when he was made sub-lieutenant of the gunroom of the battleship Queen Elizabeth, where he was expected to keep the young Australian, British and Polish midshipmen in order; but after a boisterous evening in Gibraltar, involving a stolen carpet and a runaway car, he was sent in disgrace to the submarine depot ship Medway. His introduction to the trade was harder than usual, the bullying Crap Miers declaring he would not have Davies in his submarine, Torbay, and E F Bertie Pizey, captain of Oberon, claiming exclusive use of Davies' childhood first name. Being pot valiant, Davies told Miers that he wouldn't serve with him anyway, and thereafter he hyphenated his first names, Albert-George. In August 1941 a shortage of officers meant Davies being lent to the submarine Tetrarch, without the usual training, and his first experience of being depth charged. Tetrarch had torpedoed an Italian merchant ship in the harbour of Benghazi, but while withdrawing through the swept channel it ran aground while submerged and was attacked by two destroyers for several hours. One of the last depth charge salvoes was so close that it blew Tetrarch free of the shingle bottom and it was able to creep away, low on battery power. Davies remembered how sweet the fresh air was when eventually she surfaced after dark. Davies was navigator of Thrasher in March 1942 when destroyers and aircraft hunted it off Crete. Surfacing afterwards, Davies heard a clanking noise but did not identify the cause. After writing up the attack log he went to sleep, unaware of what was happening 10 ft above him. Thrasher's captain, Rufus Mackenzie, had decided not to alarm the crew while two unexploded bombs lodged in Thrasher's casing were removed by the first officer, Lieutenant Peter Roberts and the second coxswain, Petty Officer Tom Gould. Roberts and Gould worked regardless of the risk that the bombs might explode when moved and that Thrasher would dive immediately if sighted by the enemy, thus drowning them: they were both awarded the Victoria Cross. After completing the perisher course for submarine commanders, his first command was the submarine Ursula, where his task was to train a Russian crew and hand it over to the Soviet navy. Lieutenant-Commander Albert-George Davies was the last British submariner to sink a Japanese warship in the Second World War. In April 1945 Davies was commanding the overseas patrol submarine Stubborn on an 11-week voyage from the Clyde to Fremantle to join the Anglo-Dutch 4th Submarine Flotilla, operating under the Americans. He was north of Bali when he heard that a Japanese destroyer was to pass though his area on July 25. Commencing a day-long watch listening on Asdic with an occasional all-round look by periscope, he was in a funk lest the Americans deprive him of his first opportunity to fire a shot in action. Nevertheless he managed several hours of good sleep until propellers were heard drawing close. Although the Japanese destroyer Nadakaze was zigzagging wildly, Davies found a firing position. Two in the salvo of four torpedoes fired at 3,000 yards range struck, and his spontaneous cry of We've blown his bloody arse right off was greeted by his crew's cheers. Davies wanted a prisoner for interrogation, but as he manoeuvred amongst the survivors one of them made what was taken a rude gesture, and was promptly shot through the head by the gunnery officer, using his pistol. It was an instinctive and unpremeditated action, but Davies decided that he must shoot all the survivors to prevent reprisals should Stubborn itself be later captured, and he sent for machine-guns to be brought to the bridge without relish. Looking back years later David was convinced that the decision he had made was the right one. However, an aircraft forced him to dive and, when he surfaced that night, there was no sign of survivors. In the course of this patrol, Davies also destroyed shipping by gunfire, bombarded a harbour in northern Bali, destroying a jetty and some landing craft, and boarded junks at night; in one of these incidents the gunnery officer went missing. Davies was awarded the DSC. From 1947 to 1949, he commanded the submarine Ambush, in which he conducted trials of an improved design of snort mast, which would enable submarines to recharge batteries while remaining submerged. He was then loaned to the Royal Indian Navy as an instructor and studied at the staff college in southern India, and afterwards was first lieutenant of the frigate Sparrow, when she doubled for Amethyst in making the film Yangtse Incident. When he retired from the Royal navy in 1958, Davies qualified as a barrister at Gray's Inn and worked for some years for the marine insurers Thomas Miller, managers of the UK P & I Club. He was secretary to the Williams Hudson shipping company, and latterly worked for the 600 Group. When Davies realised the unfair anomalies of the Ministry of Defence's pension scheme he crusaded to have them removed through the pages of The Daily Telegraph. Davies died on March 13th, 2004 aged 84.

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On this day in naval history....

19 June

Found 85 matching entries.

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19thJune1892HMS ApolloInspected by C-in-C The Nor
19thJune1892HMS ApolloPlaced in the A Division of the Fleet Reserve
19thJune1902HMS BrilliantSailed Plymouth for Portsmouth
19thJune1916HMS ErebusLaunched
19thJune1919HMS BryonySailed Port Said for Alexandria
19thJune1919HMS BirminghamCommissioned at Portsmouth
19thJune1933HMS ExeterSailed Bergen
19thJune1934HMS AcastaArrived Patras
19thJune1934HMS DragonArrived St. John's (N.F.)
19thJune1934HMS CaradocSailed Port Said
19thJune1934HMS KempenfeltArrived Swinemunde
19thJune1934HMS CrescentArrived Reykjavik
19thJune1934HMS FrobisherArrived Bergen
19thJune1934HMS FrobisherArrived Bergen
19thJune1934HMS FrobisherArrived Bergen
19thJune1935HMS CairoArrived Portland
19thJune1935HMS CalcuttaSailed Plymouth for Portsmouth
19thJune1935HMS EncounterArrived Plymouth
19thJune1935HMS EscapadeArrived Plymouth
19thJune1935HMS BidefordArrived Hor Kawi
19thJune1935HMS LupinArrived Hor Kawi
19thJune1935HMS EffinghamArrived Rosyth
19thJune1936HMS ActiveArrived Haifa
19thJune1936HMS BeeArrived Hankow
19thJune1936HMS H49Arrived Portsmouth
19thJune1936HMS DauntlessSailed Singapore for Colombo
19thJune1936HMS AdventureSailed Plymouth for Haifa
19thJune1936HMS DragonSailed Bermuda
19thJune1936HMS DragonSailed Bermuda for St. John (N.B.)
19thJune1936HMS DragonCapt. F.R.M. Johnson in Command
19thJune1936HMS DurbanSailed Haifa for Malta
19thJune1936HMS FameArrived Mersa Matruh
19thJune1936HMS ForesterArrived Mersa Matruh
19thJune1936HMS FlindersArrived Portsmouth
19thJune1936HMS ApolloSailed Bermuda
19thJune1936HMS ApolloSailed Bermuda for Havana
19thJune1936HMS FuriousArrived Plymouth
19thJune1936HMS CornwallSailed Aden for Suez
19thJune1936HMS EffinghamArrived Torbay
19thJune1937HMS AberdeenArrived Gibraltar and sailed for Malta
19thJune1937HMS DespatchArrived Malta
19thJune1937HMS DurbanSailed Rosyth for Ullapool
19thJune1937HMS GraftonArrived Almeria
19thJune1937HMS GrenvilleArrived Palma
19thJune1937HMS ClydeArrived Malta
19thJune1937HMS GrampusArrived Malta
19thJune1937HMS BridgewaterArrived Lourenco Marques
19thJune1937HMS BidefordSailed Umm-al-Qaiwain
19thJune1937HMS FitzroyArrived Lerwick
19thJune1937HMS AmphionSailed Simonstown
19thJune1937HMS AmphionSailed Simonstown for Durban
19thJune1937HMS HoodArrived Malta
19thJune1937HMS HardyArrived Malta
19thJune1937HMS ArethusaArrived Malta
19thJune1937HMS DevonshireArrived Malta
19thJune1937HMS LondonArrived Malta
19thJune1937HMS LondonArrived Malta
19thJune1937HMS BarhamArrived Malta
19thJune1940HMS ArethusaSailed with British Embassy staff from Bordeaux and the President of Poland and his staff to Plymouth
19thJune1944HMS Loch LomondLaunched
19thJune1944HMS Loch LomondPennant K437
19thJune1947HMS BermudaArrived Plymouth
19thJune1948HMS DevonshireSailed Stockholm
19thJune1950HMS GloryExercised with Greek Navy
19thJune1951HMS BermudaSailed Simonstown for Durban
19thJune1951HMS BermudaSailed Simonstown
19thJune1958HMS LowestoftLaid down at Alex Stephens
19thJune1961HMS CavalierArrived Hong Kong
19thJune1962HMS BelfastArrived Portsmouth after three years on the Far East Station
19thJune1966HMS CarysfortAt Victoria, Seychelles
19thJune1966HMS GurkhaSailed Aden for the Seychelles
19thJune2002HMS Ark RoyalPortsmouth
19thJune2002HMS Iron DukePlymouth Sound
19thJune2003HMS CardiffPortsmouth
19thJune2003HMS InvinciblePlymouth Sound
19thJune2003HMS GraftonPortsmouth
19thJune2003HMS CumberlandPlymouth Sound
19thJune2005HMS Ark RoyalRosyth
19thJune2007HMS Ark RoyalPortsmouth
19thJune2008HMS GrimsbyPlymouth Sound
19thJune2008HMS LancasterDevonport
19thJune2008HMS CornwallPlymouth Sound
19thJune2008HMS CumberlandPlymouth Sound
19thJune2009HMS BrocklesbyKiel
19thJune2009HMS CornwallSouda Bay

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