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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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Emden and Blucher arriving at Schweinamund to depart the next day for Oslo.

Emden and Blucher by Randall Wilson (P)
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 In support of the American landings at Utah and Omaha beaches, the USS Texas slugs it out with German heavy gun emplacements during the D-Day landings.

Gunline Omaha - USS Texas by Randall Wilson (P)
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As Admiral Nelsons flagship leads the British fleet toward the Franco-Spanish line, Captain Harveys Temeraire tries to pass Victory in order to be the first to break the enemy column.

HMS Victory by Randall Wilson. (GS)
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 HMS Glorious and HMS Repulse fire opening salvos against the German cruiser Pillau at the Heligoland Bight 17th November 1917.

Engage by Randall Wilson. (GS)
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 Just minutes from opening fire, HMS Royal Sovereign, carrying the flag of Vice-Admiral Lord Cuthbert Collingwood, approaches the Franco-Spanish line at Trafalgar, prior to breaking through and delivering a devastating broadside into the black-painted Santa Ana.  Royal Sovereign had already taken terrible punishment as it had approached the enemy line, unable to bring her own guns to bear.  Ships depicted, left to right, are: Indomptable  (Fr) Rhin (Fr) Santa Ana (Sp) Royal Sovereign (Br) and Fougeux (Fr)

Trafalgar: HMS Royal Sovereign Prepares to Break the Line by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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With her mizzen top already gone and her sails aloft having received severe punishment, Victory breaks through the line behind the French flagship Bucentaure, delivering a shattering broadside into her stern.  So severe was this opening fire that the Bucentaure was effectively put out of the rest of the battle, although Admiral Villeneuve himself was to miraculously survive the carnage.  Beyong Victory can be seen the French Redoubtable, which is receiving fire from Victorys starboard guns, and the Spanish San Leandro is in the extreme distance.  Most of Victorys stunsails have been cut away, but it was her stunsail booms that became entangled with the rigging of the Redoubtable when she put her helm to port and ran onto her.  Admiral Nelson fell shortly afterward, having received a fatal wound from a musket ball fired by a French sharpshooter in Redoubtables mizzen fighting top.  The Temeraire can be seen approaching the fray to the right.

Trafalgar - The Destruction of the Bucentaure by Ivan Berryman.
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Submariners are a special breed of sailor. Their environment, operating deep beneath the surface of the waves, is both unnatural and dangerous, and demands men of cool courage and exceptional quality. Prowling the depths like a mammoth shark, sometimes hunted, submarine crews live and fight, and sometimes die together, alone in the remote expanses of the worlds great oceans. Regardless of national flag under which they sail, this small elite Silent Service is both feared and admired by all who sail the seas.  Plying their deadly trade in World War Two, the German U-boats posed such threat to the vital Atlantic convoys; Winston Churchill feared the submarine threat more than anything Hitler had at his disposal. Hunting in wolf packs, roaming the shipping lanes far beyond the reach of protective aircraft, they decimated the Allied merchant vessels during the Battle of the Atlantic.  Manned entirely by volunteers, British and American submarines saw action in every maritime theatre during the great conflict of 1939 - 1945, the crews fighting their solitary, stealthy, secret war with courage and nerves of steel.  This print captures the menacing beauty of a submarine on the surface: S-Class type HMS Sceptre slips her moorings in Scapa Flow, Scotland, and glides quietly into the North Sea to begin another top secret underwater operation. On the conning tower the skipper takes a final look across the water to the distant highlands while the crew savour the fresh salt air knowing soon they will submerge into their eerie, silent, artificial world, beneath the waves.
Secret Operation by Robert Taylor.
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 Besstrashniy (meaning Fearless) 434 heavy rocket ASW Destroyer is shown swinging to the port side of Pyotr Velikiy (meaning Peter the Great) a Kirov Class Cruiser as they clear a path for the carrier Minsk.

Arctic Waters by Randall Wilson. (AP)
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HMS Dido

Launched : 18th July 1939
HMS Dido (Light Cruiser) built by Cammell Laird and laid down 20th October 1937 was launched on 18th July 1939, and commissioned into the Royal navy on 30th September 1940. Served with the home Fleet 1940 - 1941, then moved to the Mediterranean , she took part in the evacuation of troops and defense of Crete, where she was damaged on B gun, killing 46 men. HMS Dido took part in the second Battle of Sirte during 1942, she sank three supply ships off North Africa. She also took part in the Anzio landings and the invasion of Southern France in August 1944. then returned to the Home Fleet end of 1944 till the end of the war. Due to being to cramped and not very stable HMS Dido along with the rest of the class were not modified and finally broken up on the 16th July 1958 at Barrow. Displacement: 5,450 tons Speed: 33kts Complement: 530 (556 as a Flagship) Armament: Ten 5.25 inch de-perming guns in pairs. Eight 2pdr anti-aircraft guns in fours as well as eight 0.5 inch machine guns in fours. Six 21 inch torpedo tubes in threes.

Scrapped 16th July 1958





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Kapitanleutnant Siegfried Koitschka (deceased)

Knights Cross 27th January, 1944. Captain of U-616, Siegfried Koitschka took part in some of the toughest actions of World War II. U-616 was eventually sunk in May 1945, he and 53 of his crew survived and were taken prisoner. Died 17th May 2002.

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On this day in naval history....

24 April

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24thApril1861HMS DefenceLaunched
24thApril1890HMS LandrailCdr. Duke A. Crofton in Command
24thApril1907HMS DefencePennant Number 34
24thApril1907HMS DefenceLaunched
24thApril1917HMS AnzacCommissioned
24thApril1917HMS L7Launched
24thApril1925HMS AjaxCapt. L.W. Braithwaite in Command
24thApril1929HMS AnthonyLaunched
24thApril1929HMS AnthonyPennant Number H40
24thApril1929HMS CardiffSailed Cagliari
24thApril1929HMS CeresSailed Cagliari
24thApril1929HMS CaledonSailed Cagliari
24thApril1929HMS CalliopeSailed Cagliari
24thApril1932HMS EmeraldArrived Port Blair
24thApril1932HMS EmeraldArrived Port Blair
24thApril1932HMS CanterburyArrived Singapore
24thApril1932HMS CampbellCapt. H.D. Pridham-Wippell Assumed Command
24thApril1932HMS L18Arrived Portsmouth
24thApril1933HMS ActiveSailed Antibes
24thApril1933HMS BryonySailed Cannes
24thApril1933HMS AcheronSailed Antibes
24thApril1933HMS AcastaSailed Antibes
24thApril1933HMS AchatesSailed Antibes
24thApril1933HMS DanaeArrived Bermuda
24thApril1933HMS DelhiSailed Mentone
24thApril1933HMS DelhiSailed Menton
24thApril1933HMS DelhiSailed Mentone
24thApril1933HMS DespatchSailed San Remo
24thApril1933HMS DiomedeSailed Apia for Pago Pago
24thApril1933HMS DiomedeCapt. V.A.C. Crutchley in Commanf
24thApril1933HMS DiomedeFlagship of Commodore F. Burgess Watson
24thApril1933HMS DiomedeSailed Apia
24thApril1933HMS DiomedeArrived and sailed Apia
24thApril1933HMS ArdentSailed Antibes
24thApril1933HMS AnthonySailed Antibes
24thApril1933HMS DunedinAt Wellington
24thApril1933HMS DunedinCapt. M.J.C. de Meric in Command
24thApril1933HMS CarlisleArrived Simonstown
24thApril1933HMS CeresSailed San Remo
24thApril1933HMS CoventrySailed Gulf of St. Tropez
24thApril1933HMS CoventrySailed St. Tropez for Malta
24thApril1933HMS GloriousSailed Ajaccio
24thApril1933HMS GloriousSailed Bastia
24thApril1933HMS CurlewSailed Mentone
24thApril1933HMS AntelopeSailed Antibes
24thApril1933HMS AntelopeSailed Golfe Juan
24thApril1933HMS ArrowSailed Antibes
24thApril1933HMS ArrowSailed Antibes
24thApril1933HMS CodringtonSailed Golfe Juan
24thApril1933HMS CodringtonSailed Antibes
24thApril1933HMS ClydeSailed Gulf of St. Tropez
24thApril1933HMS DaffodilArrived Walvis Bay
24thApril1933HMS DevonshireSailed St. Raphael
24thApril1933HMS LondonSailed Villefranche
24thApril1933HMS CumberlandArrived Hong Kong
24thApril1933HMS KentArrived Nanking
24thApril1933HMS BasiliskSailed Gulf of St. Tropez
24thApril1933HMS BasiliskSailed St. Tropez for Malta
24thApril1933HMS BlancheSailed Gulf of St. Tropez
24thApril1933HMS BlancheSailed St. Tropez for Malta
24thApril1933HMS BoadiceaSailed Gulf of St. Tropez
24thApril1933HMS BoadiceaSailed St. Tropez for Malta
24thApril1933HMS BoreasSailed Gulf of St. Tropez
24thApril1933HMS BoreasSailed St. Tropez for Malta
24thApril1933HMS BrazenSailed Gulf of St. Tropez
24thApril1933HMS BrazenSailed St. Tropez for Malta
24thApril1933HMS BeagleSailed Gulf of St. Tropez
24thApril1933HMS BeagleSailed St. Tropez for Malta
24thApril1933HMS BrilliantSailed Ajaccio
24thApril1933HMS BulldogSailed Gulf of St. Tropez
24thApril1933HMS BulldogSailed St. Tropez for Malta
24thApril1933HMS KeithSailed Gulf of St. Tropez
24thApril1933HMS KeithSailed St. Tropez for Malta
24thApril1934HMS DuncanSailed Rapallo for Malta
24thApril1934HMS ActiveSailed St. Raphael for Malta
24thApril1934HMS BeeSailed Kiukiang for Hankow
24thApril1934HMS BryonySailed Villefranche for Naples
24thApril1934HMS AcheronSailed St. Raphael for Malta
24thApril1934HMS DefenderSailed Rapallo for Malta
24thApril1934HMS AcastaSailed St/ Raphael
24thApril1934HMS AcastaSailed St. Raphael for Malta
24thApril1934HMS AchatesSailed St. Raphael for Malta
24thApril1934HMS DauntlessSailed Golfe Juan for Malta
24thApril1934HMS DauntlessSailed Golfe Juan
24thApril1934HMS DelhiSailed Golfe Juan
24thApril1934HMS DelhiSailed Golfe Juan for Malta
24thApril1934HMS DespatchSailed Golfe Juan for Malta
24thApril1934HMS DiomedeSailed Wellington for Auckland
24thApril1934HMS ArdentSailed St. Raphael for Malta
24thApril1934HMS AnthonySailed St. Raphael for Malta
24thApril1934HMS EnterpriseArrived Dar-es-Salaam
24thApril1934HMS EnterpriseArrived Dar-es-Salaam
24thApril1934HMS ColomboSailed Makalla for Socotra
24thApril1934HMS ColomboSailed Socotra
24thApril1934HMS CoventrySailed St. Tropez for Malta
24thApril1934HMS AntelopeSailed St. Raphael for Malta
24thApril1934HMS ArrowSailed St. Raphael for Malta
24thApril1934HMS CodringtonSailed St. Raphael for Malta
24thApril1934HMS DaintySailed Rapallo for Malta
24thApril1934HMS DecoySailed Rapallo for Malta
24thApril1934HMS DecoySailed Rapallo
24thApril1934HMS DiamondSailed Rapallo
24thApril1934HMS DiamondSailed Rapallo for Malta
24thApril1934HMS DuchessSailed Rapallo for Malta
24thApril1934HMS DaffodilArrived East London
24thApril1934HMS LupinSailed Bahrein for British Basidu
24thApril1934HMS DevonshireAssumed Flagship of Rear-Admiral J.K. im Thurn
24thApril1934HMS CumberlandSailed Shanghai
24thApril1934HMS CumberlandSailed Shanghai for Tsingtao
24thApril1934HMS EffinghamAt Portsmouth
24thApril1934HMS EffinghamVice-Admiral W. Munro Kerr relinquished Command
24thApril1934HMS EffinghamRelinquished Flagship of Vice-Admiral W. Munro
24thApril1934HMS BasiliskSailed St. Tropez for Malta
24thApril1934HMS BlancheSailed St. Tropez for Malta
24thApril1934HMS BoadiceaSailed St. Tropez for Malta
24thApril1934HMS BoreasSailed St. Tropez for Malta
24thApril1934HMS BrazenSailed St. Tropez for Malta
24thApril1934HMS BeagleSailed St. Tropez for Malta
24thApril1934HMS BrilliantSailed St. Tropez for Malta
24thApril1934HMS BulldogSailed St. Tropez for Malta
24thApril1934HMS KeithSailed St. Tropez for Malta
24thApril1935HMS CarlisleSailed Port Elizabeth
24thApril1935HMS DaringSailed Hong Kong
24thApril1935HMS DuchessArrived Hong Kong
24thApril1935HMS BridgewaterSailed Knysna
24thApril1937HMS AcastaSailed Huclva on patrol
24thApril1937HMS DanaeSailed Shanghai
24thApril1937HMS AdventureArrived Manila
24thApril1937HMS GraftonArrived Gibraltar
24thApril1937HMS CricketSailed Hankow for Kiukiang
24thApril1937HMS CricketArrived Kiukiang
24thApril1937HMS CricketArrived Kiukiang
24thApril1937HMS HoodArrived La Pallice
24thApril1937HMS BerwickSailed Hong Kong for Singapore
24thApril1938HMS GleanerSailed Plymouth
24thApril1939HMS EagleArrived Singapore
24thApril1939HMS AcheronSailed Portsmouth for Portland
24thApril1939HMS AcheronArrived Portland
24thApril1939HMS FranklinSailed Sheerness for survey work
24thApril1939HMS DaringArrived Singapore
24thApril1939HMS H32Sailed Sheerness
24thApril1939HMS JasonSailed Portishead for survey work
24thApril1940HMS ClevelandPennant L46
24thApril1940HMS ClevelandLaunched
24thApril1940HMS BluebellLaunched at Fleming & Ferguson
24thApril1940HMS BluebellPennant K80
24thApril1944HMS DiademFlagship of the 10th Cruiser Squadron
24thApril1944HMS BelfastRelinquished Flagship status
24thApril1945HMS BarfleurArrived Scapa Flow
24thApril1945HMS CapriceSailed Scapa Flow for Gibraltar
24thApril1945HMS CarronSailed Scapa Flow for Gibraltar
24thApril1945HMS Duke of YorkSailed Scapa Flow for Gibraltar
24thApril1945HMS CleopatraAt Scapa Flow
24thApril1955HMS Loch KillisportArrived Aden
24thApril1956HMS Loch AlvieArrived Halul
24thApril1956HMS Loch AlvieSailed Halul
24thApril1961HMS BarrosaAt Plymouth
24thApril1961HMS BlakeAt Plymouth
24thApril1961HMS AberfordAt Plymouth
24thApril1961HMS AcheronAt Plymouth
24thApril1961HMS EagleAt Plymouth
24thApril1961HMS AcuteAt Plymouth
24thApril1961HMS JewelAt Plymouth
24thApril1961HMS ChapletAt Plymouth
24thApril1961HMS Cardigan BayAt Plymouth
24thApril1961HMS AlaricAt Plymouth
24thApril1961HMS AstuteAt Plymouth
24thApril1961HMS DelightAt Plymouth
24thApril1961HMS DaringAt Plymouth
24thApril1961HMS Ark RoyalAt Plymouth
24thApril1968HMS DanaeArrived Esbjerg
24thApril1969HMS DanaeSailed Osaka
24thApril1972HMS AuroraSailed Lisbon
24thApril1972HMS JupiterSailed Lisbon
24thApril1978HMS EuryalusCdr. J.E. Dykes assumed Command
24thApril2002HMS GraftonDevonport
24thApril2002HMS ArgyllDevonport
24thApril2002HMS ChathamPortsmouth
24thApril2008HMS Ark RoyalPortsmouth
24thApril2008HMS Iron DukePlymouth Sound
24thApril2008HMS CornwallDevonport
24thApril2008HMS CornwallPlymouth Sound
24thApril2009HMS CornwallDevonport

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