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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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 The print depicts the moment as the first Hurricane of 46 squadron of the Royal Air Force, piloted by Sqn Ldr Kenneth Cross, without arrestor hooks or wires approaches the ill-fated carrier HMS Glorious. during the evacuation of Norway in June 1940.  Bing later said <i>We showed them they were wrong</i>. The Fleet Air Arm pilots were delighted saying <i>Marvelous bloody marvelous, now we will get them too</i>.  All had landed safely by 4.30am on June 8th.
Moment of Truth by Keith Woodcock. (Y)
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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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 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.

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 Flying Officer Eric Loveland and his navigator Sergeant Jack Duffy of No.68 Squadron intercept a German Ju88 intruder on the night of March 17th 1945.

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 A pair of F18 Hornets overfly the Nimitz-class carrier USS Dwight Eisenhower (CV-69) with the surface combatant USS Arleigh Burke (DDF-51) off her port bow.

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Albert Ball in his Nieuport 17 having just shot down a German LVG.  His aircraft, A134, was distinctive in having a bright red spinner.  He was the first Royal Flying Corps pilot to score a hat-trick (3 kills on a single mission) and, in the course of his career, scored another two on his way to his outstanding 44 victories.

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 During the years of the German occupation of Holland in World War II, more than 20,000 Dutch civilians perished through starvation and lack of basic provisions. Operation Manna was set in motion on Sunday, 29th April 1945 when Lancasters of the Royal Air Force began the first of 2,835 sorties, dropping 6,672 tons of food, to relieve the crisis in the Netherlands.  These humanitarian missions continued until 8th May, saving many thousands of civilians from certain death by starvation and malnutrition. †Here, Lancaster 4K765, LS-Z of 15 Sqn piloted by Flying Officer Jack Darlow, releases its precious cargo over a sports field north of The Hague.  Also in the crew was Alistair Lamb the Rear Gunner.

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 Having departed the Namsen Fjord in Norway, on a course home to England across the North Sea, HMS Arab was intercepted by a Heinkel He.115 and ordered to sail due east or be attacked.  His orders ignored, the German pilot began a series of passes over the trawler, raking the small vessel with continuous fire from both of its guns.  The gallant crew of the Arab returned fire with all Lewis and Oerlikon guns blazing, the Heinkel being mortally wounded as it made a low pass across the bow of Arab, finally plunging into the sea some two miles astern of the trawler who continued, without further incident, to her destination at Scapa.

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 Between 24th may and 4th June 1940 an extraordinary armada of craft, large and small, naval and civilian, embarked on one of the greatest rescue missions in history. the evacuation of 330,000 British and French troops from the beaches of Dunkirk in northern France. the destroyer HMS Wakeful dominates the foreground here as troops pour onto the beaches and harbour moles in search of salvation. Both Wakeful and distant HMS Grafton were lost during the evacuation.

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HMS Ark Royal after a recent refit, rejoins the fleet in 2001.

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The Battle of Trafalgar was fought on a calm, almost windless day, on 21st October 1805.  Nelsons revolutionary battle plan was to cut apart the larger Franco-Spanish fleet of Vice-Admiral Villeneuve by sailing in two single column divisions directly at right angles into the combined fleet and thus rendering almost half of the leading ships useless until the could turn and join the fight, which in such calm conditions could take hours.  The battle raged for five hours in which time not one British ship was lost, however, Nelson would tragically lose his life at the very moment of his triumph, a triumph which rendered the British Navy unchallenged in supremacy for over a century.  Here HMS Mars passes between the French ship Belleisle on her starboard and the French ship Fougeux on her port, firing a murderous hail of gunfire at both ships.  Also shown in the painting on the left hand side is the Spanish ship Monarco and the French ship Pluton.

The Battle of Trafalgar - Mars Breaks the Line†by Anthony Saunders. (AP)
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 Known as the Silent Service, the men of the United States Submarine Force were the unsung heroes of the US Navy.  In World War Two, Submarine Force alone was responsible for sinking over fifty percent of Japanese Shipping - but the success came at a high price - one in five submarines did not survive the war.  Here USS Wahoo, arguably the most famous US Submarine of the war, is seen surveying a kill during her fifth war patrol in 1943.  USS Wahoo (SS-238)  would also fall victim, sunk by Japanese aircraft and Japanese submarine chasers 15 and 43 in Soya Strait, Japan on the 11th of October 1943.

Night of the Hunter, USS Wahoo by Anthony Saunders. (P)
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 The destroyer HMS Kelly passes close to the old carrier HMS Eagle as she escorts a convoy in the Mediterranean early in 1941.

HMS Kelly by Ivan Berryman.
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 The newly converted Command Helicopter Cruiser HMS Blake leaves Grand Harbour Malta at the end of the 1960s.  In the background, the old Submarine Depot ship HMS Forth lies at anchor at the very end of her long career.

HMS Blake by Ivan Berryman.
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The King George V class battleship HMS Anson is pictured in Sydney Harbour where she joined the Pacific Fleet in July 1945, viewed across the flight deck of HMS Vengeance, where ten of her Vought F4.U Corsairs are ranged in front of a single folded Fairey Barracuda
HMS Anson at Sydney Harbour, July 1945 by Ivan Berryman.
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MILITARY PRINTS

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Charles Edward Stuart on Board a French Warship bound for France, takes his last look at Scotland disappearing from view and reflects over the events of the previous year and what might have been.
The End of the Jacobite Dream by Brian Wood.
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Flanked by his Companion heavy cavalry, Alexander, King of Macedon, led the charge which broke through the left wing of the Persian army, and forced Darius, the Great King, to flee the battlefield.  Persian success against his own left wing forced him to delay his pursuit of the routed troops, but by the end of the day the battle was won, and the heart of the Persian empire lay at his feet.

Alexander at Arbela, Plain of Gaugamela, Iraq, 331BC by David Pentland. (P)
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French Grenadier of the Old Guard on Sentry while Napoleon and his staff are shown in the distance.

The Grenadier by Edouard Detaille.
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 After a major victory at Salamanca (22 July 1812) Wellington occupied Madrid and then advanced to capture Burgos - unfortunately with insufficient siege equipment he was compelled to retire and forced to experience a harrowing retreat, it was, he said The worst scrape. However, when the campaigning season ended, Spain, south of the Tagus, was free of the French.

The Worst Scrape - Retreat from Burgos October/November 1812 by Chris Collingwood. (Y)
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 The Mark IV Tank of Lt. F. MItchell MC, 1st battalion Tank Corps engages A7V tanks at Villers-Bretonneux, 24th April 1918.

The First Tank versus Tank Action by David Rowlands. (C)
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 After the unsuccessful march on London, Prince Charlie retreats to the safety of Scotland. The army regroups and more men come to join the cause, including soldiers from France. However King Georges men are never far away. As dark, winter rain clouds draw in over the high ground above the town of Falkirk, the Jacobite army assembles to face Hang-man Hawleys dragoons and infantry. A piper plays on while the men of Ogilvys Regiment, in the second line, load and make ready their weapons for the coming assault. Bonnie Prince Charlie (so called for his nature, not his looks) rides down the ranks followed by Lord Elcho and his Life Guards. Red coated Irish Pickets, regulars from France, are also in reserve.

The Jacobite Piper by Mark Churms. (Y)
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 British Crusader MK1 tanks of the 4th County of London Yeomanry Regiment, 22nd Armoured Brigade, charge Axis positions during the opening days of the offensive Bir El Gubi.

Operation Crusader, 18th November 1941 by David Pentland. (P)
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 Men of the US 381st Infantry Regiment, 96th Division supported by the tanks of 763rd and 713th Flamethrower Tank Battalions, during the assault on Yaeju Dake. This escarpment, known as Big Apple was the last in a series of tough Japanese defence lines on the south of the Island.

Taking of Big Apple, Okinawa, 10th - 14th June 1945 by David Pentland. (GL)
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SPORT PRINTS

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FAR1007. Hodgson at Speed by Derrick Mark.
Hodgson at Speed by Derrick Mark.
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 Colin McRae and Nicky Grist.  Ford Focus WRC
High Flier by Michael Thompson.
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SFA19.  Laytown Beach by Chris Howells.
Laytown Beach by Chris Howells.
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 Marcus Gronholm.  Peugeot 206 WRC.
Reflections of a Champion by Michael Thompson.
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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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 Damon Hill, World Champion

King of the Track by Stuart Coffield
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SC34. Throwing the Discus by Eduard Joseph Danton.

Throwing the Discus by Eduard Joseph Danton.
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 England 31 - New Zealand 28. Played at Twickenham, November 9th 2002. England : Robinson, Simpson Daniel, Greenwood, Tindall, Cohen, Wilkinson, Dawson, Woodman, Vickery, Thompson, Grewcock, Johnson, Moody, Hill, Dallaglio. (Subs) Back, Healey, B. Johnson, Kay, Leonard, Regan, Stimpson. Scores: Try - Moody, Try - Wilkinson, Try - Cohen, Drop Goal - Wilkinson, 2 Conversions - Wilkinson, 3 Penalties - Wilkinson. <br><br>New Zeland: Blair, Howlett, Lowen, Umaga, Lomu, Spencer, Devine, McDonnell, Meeuws, Hore, Williams, Robinson, Randell, Holah, Broomhall, (Subs) Hayman, Lee, Mealamu, Mehrtens, Mika, Robinsom, So oialo. Scores: 2 Tries - Lomu, Try - Howlett, Try - Lee, 2 Conversions - Blair, 2 Conversions - Mehrtens.

England versus New Zealand - Investec 2002 by Doug Harker. (Y)
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