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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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 The mighty Bismarck returns fire to the fast-approaching HMS Hood a the start of a battle that would see both adversaries tragically sunk.

Bismarck Replies to HMS Hood by Ivan Berryman.
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The mighty Bismarck returns fire to the fast-approaching HMS Hood at the start of a battle that would see both adversaries tragically sunk.  The Bismarck would later be attacked by Swordfish aircraft from HMS Ark Royal, damaging her stearing and allowing her to be caught by the British battleships Rodney and King George V.  The once proud German battleship would be ruthlessly pounded into a twisted and burning wreck and finally finished by HMS Dorsetshire with torpedoes at around 10:30 hours on the morning of May 27th 1941.  HMS Dorsetshire and HMS Maori combed the area of the sinking for survivors, between them picking up a total of 110 out of an original complement of 2,300.

Bismarck Replies to HMS Hood by Ivan Berryman (GL)
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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 (GS)
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 Battleship Tirpitz weighs anchor and ups steam to move out of Alta Fjord 1944.

Time to Move by Randall Wilson. (GS)
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 A Sea King helicopter landing on an Illustrious class carrier.

Home Safe by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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USS Mississippi rides at anchor. A brief rest for the crew at the port of ADM Oldendorfs T.G. The ship is preparing for the Invasion of Okinawa.

USS Mississippi BB41 by Randall Wilson (GL)
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 Local Arabs view the scene as having left the home fleet, Richelieu transits the Suez Canal to join the British Pacific Fleet.

Richelieu in the Suez Canal by Randall Wilson. (P)
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DHM120.  The Battle of Trafalgar by W Stuart.

The Battle of Trafalgar by William Stuart.
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Featured Naval Ship : 

HMS Bulwark

Launched : 22nd June 1948
Deck Letter B. Completed in November 1954 Harland and Wolff Belfast, she served in the Royal Navy from 1948 until 1981. Originally built as a light fleet carrier, she was converted to a commando carrier in 1960. HMS Bulwark had an amazing record in action and in peace time exercises.

Scrapped 17th April 1984.





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Simon Weston OBE

Simon Weston was on board RFA Sir Galahad in Bluff Cove in the Falkland Islands when it was attacked and destroyed. With many Welsh Guardsmen on board at the time, a total of 48 soldiers and crew of the ship were killed in the fire that engulfed the ship. Simon Weston, a Welsh Guardsman, survived the fire, but suffered terrible burns as a result. After the Falklands, Simon became a well known personality, his story of survival and recovery being the subject of numerous TV productions and books. Today, Simon is a much respected motivational and after dinner speaker.

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On this day in naval history....

25 May

Found 67 matching entries.






25thMay1891HMS BenbowArrived Piraeus
25thMay1891HMS BenbowCapt. Rawson in Command
25thMay1891HMS KingfisherCdr. Alexander M. Gardner in Command
25thMay1891HMS ColossusSailed Malta for Corfu
25thMay1907HMS ExmouthRecommissioned at Portsmouth for service in the Atlantic Fleet
25thMay1910HMS D2Launched
25thMay1914HMS BrokeLaunched
25thMay1919HMS CanadaSailed Lerwick for the Tyne
25thMay1919HMS BryonyArrived Port Sudan
25thMay1919HMS G4Arrived Portsmouth
25thMay1919HMS CardiffArrived Fiume
25thMay1919HMS BriskSailed Malta for Gibraltar
25thMay1928HMS EnterpriseCapt. S. St. L. Moore in Command
25thMay1928HMS EnterpriseAt Colombo
25thMay1928HMS EnterpriseArrived Colombo
25thMay1928HMS CyclamenAt Colombo
25thMay1928HMS CyclamenCdr. C.R.E.W. Perryman in Command
25thMay1928HMS CrocusCdr. B.O. Bell-Salter in Command
25thMay1928HMS CrocusIn the Persian Gulf
25thMay1928HMS LupinCdr. H.F. Curry in Command
25thMay1928HMS LupinIn the Persian Gulf
25thMay1933HMS EmeraldSailed Suez
25thMay1933HMS EmeraldArrived Port Said
25thMay1933HMS Iron DukeCommenced exercises with the R.A.F.
25thMay1933HMS DaffodilArrived Port Alexander
25thMay1934HMS EnterpriseArrived and Sailed Port Said
25thMay1934HMS KentRecommissioned at Chatham as Flagship of the China Station
25thMay1934HMS KentPaid off and recommissioned at Chatham
25thMay1935HMS FaulknorArrived Portsmouth
25thMay1935HMS CalcuttaArrived Colombo
25thMay1937HMS DiomedeArrived Colombo
25thMay1937HMS DiomedeCapt. A.R. Halfhide in Command
25thMay1937HMS DragonArrived Chatham and reduced to reserve
25thMay1937HMS DragonCapt. E.R.M. Johnson in Command
25thMay1938HMS LondonSailed Villefranche
25thMay1939HMS BerwickSailed New York
25thMay1941HMS Ark RoyalTook part in the Battle of Denmark Strait
25thMay1941HMS CossackTook part in the Battle of Denmark Strait
25thMay1941HMS DunedinSailed Gibraltar
25thMay1941HMS GrimsbyCdr. Kenneth Judge D'Arcy, RN Relinquished Command
25thMay1941HMS GrimsbySunk by German aircraft about 40 nautical miles north-east of Tobruk, Libya
25thMay1941HMS HoodTook part in the Battle of Denmark Strait
25thMay1941HMS DorsetshireTook part in the Battle of Denmark Strait
25thMay1941HMS LondonTook part in the Battle of Denmark Strait
25thMay1943HMS BermudaSailed Scapa Flow
25thMay1945HMS BarfleurSailed Colombo
25thMay1945HMS BermudaSailed Malta. Later anchored St Paul's Bay
25thMay1946HMS BermudaSailed Mirs Bay. Arrived Hong Kong later same day
25thMay1948HMS BlythSold
25thMay1955HMS Loch KillisportArrived Bahrein
25thMay1967HMS DanaeContractors Sea Trials
25thMay1977HMS AmbuscadeArrived Frederickshaven
25thMay1982HMS CoventrySunk during the Falklands War
25thMay2001HMS BrocklesbyArrived Weymouth
25thMay2002HMS Ark RoyalAlicante
25thMay2004HMS GrimsbyPortsmouth
25thMay2004HMS BlythBergen
25thMay2004HMS Iron DukePlymouth Sound
25thMay2004HMS ChathamPlymouth Sound
25thMay2005HMS CampbeltownPlymouth Sound
25thMay2006HMS ArgyllDevonport
25thMay2006HMS Iron DukePlymouth Sound
25thMay2007HMS Ark RoyalGdynia
25thMay2007HMS BulwarkDevonport
25thMay2007HMS BrocklesbyGdynia
25thMay2007HMS ChathamPlymouth Sound
25thMay2009HMS Iron DukePlymouth Sound

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