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Histories of ships of the Argentine Navy.  Comprehensive list of all the ships of the Argentinean Navy from the 1870's to the present day.  List includes all Aircraft Carriers, Battleships, Cruisers, Destroyers, plus all Frigates, Corvettes, Torpedo Craft, Gunboats, Submarines, Patrol Craft and Training Ships

AIRCRAFT CARRIERS

Independencia (ex-British Warrior) Acquired June 1958 Sold 17th March 1971
 
Veinticinco de Mayo (ex-Dutch Karel Doorman, ex-British Venerable) Acquired 8th October 1968 Laid up in 1980's.  Removed for scrapping in India, January 1999

Vienticinco De Mayo, September 1969.

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Vienticinco De Mayo, September 1969.

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BATTLESHIPS

El Plata Class Coast Defence Battleships

El Plata 29th August 1874 Stricken 16th November 1927
Los Andes 29th October 1875 Stricken 16th November 1927
 
Almirante Brown 6th October 1880 Stricken 17th November 1932

Almirante Brown.

Almirante Brown, c.1890.

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Independencia Class Coast Defence Battleships

Libertad (ex-Nueve De Julio) 11th December 1890 Stricken 16th December 1946
Independencia 26th February 1891 Stricken 1951

Independencia pre 1904.

Rivadavia Class

Rivadavia 26th August 1911 Sold for scrap 8th February 1956
Moreno 23rd September 1911 Sold for scrap 8th February 1956

Moreno, May 1937.

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Battleship Moreno

Battleship Moreno

CRUISERS

Patagonia 1885 Stricken 16th November 1927
 
Veinticinco De Mayo (ex-Nicochea) 5th May 1890 Stricken c.1921

Veinticinco De Mayo.

 
Nueve De Julio 26th July 1892 Stricken 23rd October 1930

Nueve De Julio, c.1898.

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The Argentinean protected cruiser  Nuevo de Julio c.1898

Nueve de Julio pictured c.1910 in Puerto Madryn, Patagonia.

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Buenos Aries 10th May 1895 Stricken 17th May 1932

Buenos Aries, pre 1904

Garibaldi Class

General Garibaldi 27th May 1895 Stricken 20th March 1934

General Garibaldi

General San Martin 25th May 1896 Stricken 18th December 1935

General San Martin

General Belgrano 1896 Stricken 8th May 1947

General Belgrano.

General Pueyrredon 25th July 1898 Stricken 2nd August 1954

General Pueyrredon

General Pueyrredon, September 1947.

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Garibaldi Class battleship pictured c.1910 in Puerto Madryn, Patagonia.

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Postcard of what appears to be a Garibaldi Class cruiser.

Veinticinco De Mayo Class

Almirante Brown 28th September 1929 Discarded 27th June 1961
Veinticinco De Mayo  11th August 1929 Discarded 24th March 1960
 
La Argentina 16th April 1937 Discarded 1974

La Argentina, 1937,

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La Argentina, 1938.

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Cruiser La Argentina

Cruiser La Argentina

Ex-US Brooklyn Class

General Belgrano (ex-Diecisiete de Octobre, ex-US Phoenix) Acquired 12th April 1951 Sunk 2nd May 1982
Nueve de Julio (ex-US Boise) Acquired 12th April 1951 Decommissioned 1978, Scrapped 1983

DESTROYERS

Catamarca Class

Catamarca 1911 Sold 1959
Jujuy 4th March 1912 Sold 10th January 1957

La Plata Class

La Plata 1911 Stricken 10th January 1957
Cordoba 1912 Stricken 10th January 1956

San Luis Class

San Luis February 1911 Became Greek Aetos in October 1921
Santa Fe  March 1911 Became Greek Ierax in October 1921
Tucuman September 1911 Became Greek Leon in October 1921
Santiago April 1911 Became Greek Panther in October 1921

Mendoza Class

Mendoza 18th February 1911 Became French Aventurier 1914
Salta 25th September 1911 Became French Intrepide 1914
San Juan 18th February 1911 Became French Opiniatre 1914
Rioja 1911 Became French Temeraire 1914

Churucca Class

Cervantes June 1925 Discarded 24th June 1961
Juan De Garray 2nd November 1925 Discarded 25th March 1960

Mendoza Class

La Rioja 26th January 1929 Discarded 30th April 1962
Mendoza 13th July 1928 Discarded 30th April 1962

Mendoza, 1930.

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Tucuman 10th October 1928 Discarded 30th April 1962

Buenos Aries Class

Buenos Aries 21st September 1937 Discarded 1971
Corrientes 21st September 1937 Lost in collision with Almirante Brown, 3rd October 1941
Entre Rios 21st September 1937 Discarded 1973
Misiones 23rd September 1937 Discarded 3rd May 1971
San Juan 24th June 1937 Discarded 1973
San Luis 23rd August 1937 Discarded 3rd May 1971
Santa Cruz 3rd November 1937 Discarded 1973

Ex-US Fletcher Class

Almirante Storni (ex-US Cowell) Acquired 17th August 1971 Decommissioned 1982
Brown (ex-US Heerman) 10th August 1961 Decommissioned 1982
Almirante Domecq Garcia (ex-US Braine) Acquired 17th August 1971 Sunk as target 7th October 1983
Espora (ex-US Dortch) 10th August 1961 Decommissioned 1977
Rosales (ex-US Stembel) 3rd August 1961 Decommissioned 1982

Ex-US Allen M Sumner Class

Hipolto Bouchard (ex-US Borie) Acquired 1st July 1972 Deleted 1984
Piedra Buena (ex-US Collett) Acquired April 1974 Deleted 1984
Segui (ex-US Hawk) Acquired 1st July 1972 Deleted 1983
Espora (ex-US Mansfield) Acquired June 1974 Scrapped 1978

Ex-US Gearing Class

Comodoro Py (ex-US Perkins) Acquired 15th January 1973 Deleted 1984

British Type 42 (Sheffield) Class

Hercules  24th October 1972 In service 2004
Santisima Trinidad 9th November 1974 In service 2004

FRIGATES

Meko 360 H2 Class

Almirante Brown 28th March 1981 In service 2004
La Argentina 25th September 1981 In service 2004
Heroina 17th February 1982 In service 2004
Sarandi 31st August 1982 In service 2004

Ex-British River Class

Hercules (ex-Asheville, ex-Nadir, ex-Adur) Acquired 18th February 1948 Sold 1969

Ex-US Tacoma Class

Heroina (ex-US Reading) Acquired 8th February 1947 Sold 5th August 1964
Sarandi (ex- Uniontown, ex-US Chattanooga) Acquired 18th February 1948) Sold 29th June 1967
Santisima Trinidad (ex- Caicos, ex-Hannam. unknown Sold 1971

Ex-British Flower Class

Republica (ex- Smilax) 1946 ?

CORVETTES

French A 69 Type

Drummond (ex-Good Hope) 5th March 1977 In service 2004
Guerrico (ex-Transvaal) 13th September 1977 In service 2004
Granville 28th June 1980 In service 2004

MEKO 140 Class

Espora 23rd January 1982 In service 2004
Rosales 4th March 1983 In service 2004
Spiro 24th June 1983 In service 2004
Parker 21st March 1984 In service 2004
Robinson 15th February 1985 Incomplete - Not yet in service
Gomez Roca 14th November 1986 Incomplete - Not yet in service

Spanish Halcon Type

Mantilla 29th June 1981 In service 2004
Azopardo 14th October 1981 In service 2004
Thomson 20th June 1983 In service 2004
Prefecto Pique 24th February 1982 In service 2004
Prefecto Derbes 16th June 1982 In service 2004

SUBMARINES

Santa Fe Class

Salta 17th January 1932 Discarded 5th April 1961
Santa Fe 28th July 1931 Discarded 23rd April 1959
Santiago Del Estero 28th March 1932 Discarded 23rd April 1959

West German Type 209

Salta 9th November 1972 In service 2004
San Luis 3rd April 1973 In service 2004

Santa Cruz Class

Santa Cruz 28th September 1982 In service 2004
San Juan 20th June 1983 In service 2004

TORPEDO CRAFT

Espora Class Torpedo Gunboats

Espora 1890 Discarded c.1920
Rosales 1890 Foundered 1892
 
Patria 1893 Discarded c.1930

Ferre Class

Ferre  1880 - 1882 Discarded c.1910
Enrique Py 1880 - 1882 Discarded c.1910
Centella 1880 - 1882 Discarded c.1910
Alerta 1880 - 1882 Discarded c.1910
 
No.1 1880 Discarded c.1910
No.2 1880 Discarded c.1910

Commodoro Py Class

Commodoro Py 1890 -
Muratore 1890 -
 
No.1 1890 Discarded c.1920
No.2 1890 Discarded c.1920
No.3 1890 Discarded c.1920
No.4 1890 Discarded c.1920
No.5 1890 Discarded c.1920
No.6 1890 Discarded c.1920
No.7 1890 Discarded c.1920
No.8 1890 Discarded c.1920

Buchardo Class

Buchardo 1890 Discarded early 1920's
Thorne 1890 Discarded early 1920's
Pinedo 1890 Discarded early 1920's
King 1890 Discarded early 1920's
Jorge 1890 Discarded early 1920's
Bathurst 1890 Discarded early 1920's

Torpedo Boat of the Buchardo Class, 1891

Photograph taken from book published 1892 by captain Eardley Wilmott.  Book owned by Cranston Fine Arts

Corrientes Class

Corrientes 1896 Stricken 23rd October 1930
Entre Rios 11th July 1896 Stricken 23rd October 1930
Misiones 1897 Stricken 23rd October 1930
Santa Fe  1896 - 1897  Lost 1897

US 78ft Higgins Type

LT 1 1949 1963
LT 2 1949 1963
LT 3 1949 1963
LT 4 1949 1963
LT 5 1949 1963
LT 6 1949 1966
LT 7 1949 1966
Alakush 1949 Deleted 1985
Towwora 1949 Deleted 1985

GUNBOATS

Parana Class

Parana 1873 Discarded c.1910
Uruguay 1873 Discarded c.1930

Pilcomayo Class

Pilcomayo 1875 Scrapped c.1930
Burmejo 1875 Scrapped c.1920
Republica 1875 Scrapped c.1915
Constitucion 1875 Scrapped c.1915

Rosario Class

Rosario 27th July 1908 Sold 4th December 1959
Parana 28th April 1908 Sold 28th August 1958

MINESWEEPERS

Ex-German M 27 Class

M 1 (ex-M 48) Acquired c.1922 Renamed Bathurst 1936, Stricken 16th December 1946, Scrapped 1951
M 2 (ex-M 51) Acquired c.1922 Renamed Fournier 1936, Stricken 5th April 1937, hulked and scrapped 1943
M 3 (ex-M 52) Acquired c.1922 Renamed Jorge 1936, became sloop Cormoran 26th January 1940 and was stricken 26th August 1946
M 4 (ex-M 53) Acquired c.1922 Renamed King 1936, stricken 27th July 1937.  Became torpedo training ship Teniente de la Sota November 1941.  Stricken again 16th December 1946 and finally scrapped 1948.

Ex-German M 57 Class

M 5 (ex-M 74) Acquired c.1922 Renamed Murature 1936, became museum ship in 1940
M 6 (ex-M 79) Acquired c.1922 Renamed Pinedo 1936, stricken 25th July 1951.
M 7 (ex-M 80) Acquired c.1922 Renamed Py 1936.  Capsized in dock 1936.  Stricken 13th January 1937.
M 8 (ex-M 90) Acquired c.1922 Renamed Segui 1936. became salvage vessel 1934 and stricken 29th April 1950
M 9 (ex-M 101) Acquired c.1922 Renamed Thorne 1936, stricken 16th December 1946.  Was hulked until broken up in 1959
M 10 (ex-M 105) Acquired c.1922 Became state yacht Golandrina in 1925.  Stricken 8th October 1955.

Bouchard Class

Bouchard 1936 - 1939 Acquired by Paraguay 5th March 1968, becoming Capitan Meza
Drummond 1936 - 1939 Discarded 28th March 1964
Fournier 1936 - 1939 Sank 22nd September 1949 after striking a rock at the entrance of San Gabriel Channel.
Granville 1936 - 1939 Discarded 19th December 1967
Parker 1936 - 1939 23rd July 1963
Py 1936 - 1939 Acquired by Paraguay 5th March 1968, becoming Teniente Farina
Robinson 1936 - 1939 Discarded 19th December 1967
Seaver 1936 - 1939 Acquired by Paraguay 13th March 1964, becoming Nanawa
Spiro 1936 - 1939 Discarded 14th March 1962

Ex - British Ton Class

Chaco (ex-HMS Rennington) Acquired December 1969. -

Chaco, September 1969.

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Chubut (ex-HMS Santon) Acquired 19th July 1968 -

Chubut, August 1968.

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Formosa (ex-HMS Ilmington) Acquired 19th July 1968 -
Neuquen (ex-HMS Hicleton) Acquired 13th September 1968 -
Rio Negro (ex-HMS Tarlton) Acquired 20th June 1968 -

Rio Negro, August 1968.

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Tierra del Fuego (ex-HMS Bevington) Acquired 23rd December 1968 -

Tierra Del Fuego (ex - HMS Bevington), August 1968.

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OTHER

Training Ships

Presidente Sarmiento 31st August 1897 Decommissioned 1961 and preserved in Buenos Aries.

President Sarmiento, 1931.

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The Argentine training ship Presidente Sarmiento was launched in 1897 at Birkenhead. She displaced 2,750 tons with a speed of 13 knots. Photograph c.1902.

The Argentine training ship Presidente Sarmiento was launched in 1897 at Birkenhead. She displaced 2,750 tons with a speed of 13 knots. Coloured postcard shown.

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Q2 Libertad at Malta.

Sail training ship, commissioned 1962.  In service 2004.

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Libertad, September 1967.

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King Class Patrol Vessels

King 1943 - 1945 In service 2004
Murature 1943 - 1945 In Service 2004

US De Soto County Type Tank Landing Ship

Cabo San Antonio 1968 In service 2004

Ex-US LST 511 Class Tank Landing Ships

Cabo San Bartolome (ex-BDT 2) Acquired early 1950's Scrapped 1964
Cabo San Francisco de Paula (ex-BDT 3) Acquired early 1950's Deleted 1981
Cabo San Gonzalo (ex-BDT 4) Acquired early 1950's Deleted 1980
BDT 5 Acquired early 1950's Stricken 1958 - 1960
Cabo San Isidro (ex-BDT 6) Acquired early 1950's Deleted 1978
Dona Elora (ex-BDT 7) Acquired early 1950's Scrapped 1964
Dona Stella (ex-BDT 8) Acquired early 1950's Stricken 1958 - 1960
Dona Dorothea (ex-BDT 9) Acquired early 1950's Stricken 1958 - 1960
BDT 10 Acquired early 1950's Scrapped 1964
Dona Irma (ex-BDT 11) Acquired early 1950's Scrapped 1964
BDT 12 Acquired early 1950's Stricken 1958 - 1960
BDT 13 Acquired early 1950's Scrapped 1964
Cabo San Vicente (ex-BDT14) Acquired early 1950's Deleted 1980

Ex-US Ashland Class Dock Landing Ship

Candido de Lasala (ex-US Gunston Hall) Acquired 24th April 1970 Deleted 1982

Azopardo Class Patrol Escorts

Azopardo 11th December 1953 Discarded 1973
Piedra Buena 17th December 1954 Discarded 1973

West German TNC 45 Type Fast Attack Craft

Indomita 8th April 1974 In service 1995
Intrepida 12th December 1974 In service 1995
 

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 On 31st August 1944, 6 Mosquitoes of 305 Polish Squadron, Lasham, 2nd TAF were led by Wing Commander Orlinski to attack oil refineries at Nomexy, south of Nancy, France. Diving down and releasing their bombs before escaping at tree top height they destroyed 4 large containers and several smaller ones. All aircraft safely returned after their four and a half hour sortie. Fl Lt Eric Atkins DFC(bar) KW(bar) and his navigator Fl Lt Majer can be seen exiting the area to reform on the other 3 Mosquitoes who have already finished their bombing run. This was Atkins 61st operation, finishing the war with 78 ops over 3 tours.

Mosquito Attack by Graeme Lothian. (Y)
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 A pair of Spitfire Mk.IXs of 402 Squadron Royal Canadian Air Force, based at Kenley, practise combat manoeuvres in the skies above Kent in May, 1943.

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 High in its element, a lone BAE Lightning F.6 glints in the evening sunshine as it returns from a sortie over the North Sea in the late 1970s.

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 Whilst flying with A Flight of 85 Squadron on 30th July 1940, Geoffrey Allard encountered a pair of Messerschmitt Bf.110s about 40 miles from the coast, apparently patrolling near a convoy.  After Squadron Leader Townsend, flying  Red 1, had made two unsuccessful attacks, Allard closed to 150 yards and began to fire continuously, eventually closing to just 25 yards, whereupon the starboard engine of the Bf.110 began to disintegrate. This was just one of eight victories that Allard claimed during the Battle of Britain to add to a previous eight that he had scored flying Hurricanes during the Battle of France.

Close Combat by Ivan Berryman. (B)
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Junker Ju87B-1s of 7 Staffel, Stg 77 swoop down to attack coastal targets. This opening phase of the Battle of Britain was to prove very costly for the Stuka squadrons as they found they could no longer operate unescorted against the RAF.

Stukas over England, South Coast, July 1940 by David Pentland.
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Lancaster CF-X (LM384) of 625 Squadron.  On the Leipzig raid on the evening of 19th/20th February 1944 approx 47 Lancasters were shot down or failed to return, that is over 300 airmen.  Lancaster CF-X (LM384) was taking part in the bombing raids that were a build up to the D-Day landings of June 1944.  Leipzig was seen as a high value target due to its oil and synthetic fuel production.  The Lancaster took off from Kelstern in Lincolnshire just before midnight.  Unfortunately LM384 did not come back as was the case with many others - the aircraft was lost and crashed just outside the tiny village of Bledeln in Germany.  The Pastor of the village, Herr Duncker, kept a diary throughout the war and has an account of the plane crash and the subsequent burial of the crew.  All of the crew died in the crash except one - bomb aimer George Paterson who was interned in Stalag 357 Kopernikus.  The rest of the crew were given a Christian burial and stayed there until the end of the war, when the war graves commission disinterred the crew and reburied them in the Hannover war cemetery.

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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.

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With her pennant number GO4 painted out to accommodate a western approaches camouflage the destroyer HMS Onslaught punches her way through a heavy swell during escort duties in the north Atlantic

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 Sunset over Aboukir Bay on 1st August 1798 as ships of the Royal Navy, led by Nelson, conduct their ruthless destruction of the anchored French fleet. Ships shown from left to right. HMS Orion, Spartiate, Aquilon, Peuple Souvrain, HMS Defence, HMS Minotaur and HMS Swiftsure.

Battle of the Nile by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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  The heavy cruiser HMS Dorsetshire is brought up to sink the blazing wreck of the Bismarck with torpedoes at around 10:30 hours on the morning of May 27th 1941.  The once proud German ship had been ruthlessly pounded into a twisted and burning wreck by the British battleships Rodney and King George V.  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.

HMS Dorsetshire by Ivan Berryman (P)
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 HMS Medway was the first Royal navy submarine Depot ship that was designed for the purpose from the outset. She is shown here with a quintet of T-class submarines on her starboard side, whilst an elderly L-Class begins  to move away having completed replenishment. HMS Medway was sunk on 30th June 1940 having been torpedoed by U-372 off Alexandria.

HMS Medway by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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The R-class battleship Royal Oak lies at anchor in Scapa Flow between the wars ahead of her sisters Royal Sovereign and Revenge. HMS Repulse is passing the line on the left of the picture.
HMS Royal Oak by Ivan Berryman. (B)
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 HMS Benbow was completed in 1914, built by Beardmore (launched 12th November 1913). On the 10th of December she joined the Grand Fleet serving with the 4th Battle squadron. She was the flagship to Admiral Douglas Gamble until he was replaced in February 1915 by Sir Doveton Sturdee. During  the Battle of Jutland. she suffered no damage. After the war she served from 1919 in the Mediterranean providing Gun fire support to the white Russians in the Black Sea until 1920. She remained in the Mediterranean until 1926 joining the Atlantic fleet for the next three years until 1929 when she was paid off and scrapped in March 1931.

HMS Benbow at the Battle of Jutland by Anthony Saunders. 
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MILITARY PRINTS

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Some Current Half Price Military Art Offers

 Study for the original painting Charge and Pursue.
Lucknow 1857, Trooper and Trumpeter of the Queens Bays by Mark Churms. (P)
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 Depicting one of the nighttime Zulu attacks on Rorkes Drift. The South Wales Borderers defend the outpost by the light of the burning hospital building.

Night of the Zulu by Bud Bradshaw. (Y)
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 Camerons and Stuarts attack the centre and flank of Barrells Regiment (4th Foot) at the Battle of Culloden.

Broadsword Charge on Brown Bess by Chris Collingwood.
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 The Duke of Wellington overlooks the Dragoons and Artillery moving forward at the Battle of Vittoria during the Peninsula War, surrounded by his staff officers.

The Battle of Vittoria by Thomas Jones Barker. (Y)
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CC066. Original pencil drawing by Chris Collingwood produced on art board.
Original pencil drawing by Chris Collingwood produced on art board. (P)
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 Preussisch Stargard, East Prussia, February 1945.  Following the departure  of the platoon's two other vehicles, after expending all their ammunition, the single Jagdpanther of Oberfeldwebel Hermann Bix remained to cover the withdrawal of all supporting infantry in the area.  Hidden behind a muck heap, with only twenty armour piercing and five high explosive shells remaining he made the attacking Soviet Shermans pay a heavy price, destroying sixteen of their number before he too fell back out of ammunition.

The Rearguard by David Pentland. (P)
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 Vielsalm, Belgium, 22nd December 1944.  Men of the 508th PIR, along with the rest of the 82nd Airborne Division were rushed to the Ardennes and deployed in an attempt to halt the onslaught of 6th SS Panzer Army, specifically Kampfgruppe Peiper.

Holding the Line by David Pentland. (AP)
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 Renault FT 17 baby tanks of the recently formed US 304th tank brigade commanded by the young Lt. Col George S. Patton Jnr. are employed for the first time during the allied assault on the St Mihiel Salient. Leading the 344th battalion in person Patton and his tanks help the infantry divisions push the enemy back to the Hindenberg line in only 4 days.

Baptism of Fire - St Mihiel Salient, 12th – 15th September 1918 by David Pentland. (P)
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SPORT PRINTS

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Some Current Half Price Sport Art Offers

 Ally McCoist of Glasgow Rangers and Scotland.  Produced to celebrate Scotlands most prolific goalscorer.  Super Ally became nothing short of a legend during his tenure with Glasgow Rangers of the Premier League.  It was not until Graeme Sounes took over as player manager of Rangers that McCoist really hit his stride and began to excel himself as the most prodigious goalscorer in the history of Scottish football.  Allys unprecedented career includes over 300 league goals for Rangers helping the club to 9 titles in a row, a Scottish Cup Winners medal, 2 UEFA Golden Boot awards, Scottish player of the year 91/92 and 61 Caps for his country resulting in 19 international goals.  Ally became one of Glasgow Rangers and Scotlands all time football heroes, and is now part of the Rangers coaching staff under Walter Smith.

Ally McCoist MBE by Scott Bridges.
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Epsom Trophy, Polo Championship

Epsom Trophy by Mark Churms.
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Florida Pearl is an Irish-bred race horse, who raced in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Florida Pearl was owned by Mrs Violet O'Leary and trained by top Irish trainer Willie Mullins.  The 2001/02 season proved to be successful for Florida Pearl, winning the John Durkan Memorial Chase.  Florida Pearl then returned to Kempton to win the King George VI Chase beating Best Mate in December.  He returned back to England for his next start in the Grade 2 Martell Cup Chase where he cruised to an 11 length victory over Cyfor Malta.  The painting shows Florida Pearl over the one of the nineteen fences to win the Martell Cup at Aintree in 2002, with Jockey  Barry Geraghty.

Florida Pearl by Stephen Smith.
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Race horses gallop to the finish shown in this racing painting by Mark Churms.

The Finish by Mark Churms.
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Michael Atherton by Keith Fearon.
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 2003 World Superbike Champion, Neil Hodgson with James Toseland in his slipstream.  British World Superbike - June 2003. 
Battle of Britain by Dave Foord.
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 Michael Schumacher wins again!

From Pole to Flag by Graham Bosworth
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Matt Le Tissier is quite simply a legend of Southampton Football Club. Since making his debut in 1986, Matt played 462 games for the Saints scoring 209 goals (including 49 penalties out of 50!)

Matt le Tissier by Gary Brandham. (Y)
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