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List of Russian Cruisers from 1873 through to World War Two.   Including name of ships, launch dates and fates for all Russian Cruisers built since 1875.

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Ships Name Launch Date Fate
General Admiral Class Armoured Cruisers         View Class
General Admiral 1873 Converted to minelayer in 1909 and renamed Narova and again Oktiabrya. Used as a training ship later in her life before being scrapped in 1940.
Gerzog Edinburgski 1875 Converted to minelayer in 1909 and renamed Onega. Used as a training ship before being hulked in 1915.
 
Vladimir Monomakh 1882 Sunk by Japanese torpedoes on 28th May 1905.
 
Dmitri Donskoi 1883 Scuttled on 29th May 1905.
 
Admiral Nakhimov November 1885 Scuttled on 28th May 1905 after being torpedoed by the Japanese.
 
Pamiat Azova June 1888 Became a torpedo training ship called Dvina in 1909 but was sunk by torpedoes from CMB79 on 18th August 1919.
 
Rurik November 1892 Sunk by Japanese cruisers on 14th August 1904.
 
Rossia (Rossiya, Rossija) May 1896 Damaged by Japanese cruisers in 1904 but she was repaired and served in WW1. Scrapped in 1922.
 
Gromoboi May 1899 Heavily damaged by Japanese cruisers in 1904 but was repaired. Damaged by mines on 23rd May 1905 she was again repaired and served in WW1. Scrapped in 1922.

Bayan Class                 View Class

Bayan (later Japanese Aso) June 1900 Mined on 27th July 1904 but repaired then sunk on 8th December 1904. Raised by the Japanese Navy and served as Aso. Used as a target and sunk on 8th August 1932.
Admiral Makarov May 1906 Scrapped in 1922.
Bayan August 1907 Served at the Moon Sound action on 17th October 1917. Scrapped in 1922.
Pallada November 1906 Torpedoed by U26 and sunk on 11th October 1914.
 
Rurik 17th November 1906 Flagship of cruiser Squadron in the Baltic during WW1. Ran aground on 13th February 1915 but was refloated, then mined on 19th November 1916. Scrapped in 1923.
 
Admiral Kornilov 1887 Used as a torpedo training ship from 1908. Marked for scrapping in 1911.
 
Svietlana December 1896 Sunk by Japanese ships Otowa and Niitaka on 28th May 1905.
 
Variag October 1899 Heavily damaged by the Asama on 9th February 1904 she was scuttled. Raised by Japanese Navy and served as Soya. Sold to Russia in 1916 and went to Liverpool for repairs in 1917 but was scrapped there in 1921.
 
Askold March 1900 Served in the Mediterranean and then White Sea until captured by the Royal Navy and renamed Glory IV. Scrapped in 1921.
 
Novik August 1900 Scuttled after taking hits from Tsushima on 20th August 1904. Raised by the Japanese Navy and served as Suzuya. Marked for scrapping in 1913.
 
Boyarin June 1901 Mined twice and finally sunk on 12th February 1904.
Vitiaz Class Protected Cruisers
Vitiaz 1884 Wrecked in May 1893.
Rynda 1885 Marked for scrapping in 1914.

Rynda.

From the collection of Dmitry Lemachko

Rynda.

From the collection of Dmitry Lemachko

Rynda.

From the collection of Dmitry Lemachko

Pallada Class Protected Cruisers              View Class
Pallada (later Tsugaru) August 1899 Torpedoes by the Japanese on 8th February 1904 but survived to be sunk at Port Arthur on 8th December 1914.  Raised by Japanese Navy and served as Tsugaru until scrapped in 1923.
Diana October 1899 Scrapped in 1922.
Aurora 11th May 1900 Preserved as an historical monument to the Russian Revolution.
Bogatyr Class Protected Cruisers          View Class
Bogatyr January 1901 Grounded herself on 15th May 1904. Scrapped in 1922.
Oleg August 1903 Sunk by torpedoes from CMB4 on 17th June 1919.
Kagul October 1902 Renamed Ochakov then General Kornilov. Sold to Bizerta in 1920.
Pamiat Merkuria June 1903 Renamed Komintern and later became a training ship. Sunk on 17th July 1942.
Izumrud Class Protected Cruisers
Izumrud October 1903 Wrecked on 29th May 1905.
Jemtchug August 1903 Sunk by the Emden on 28th October 1914.
Muravev Amurski Class
Muravev Amurski 11th April 1914 Sunk on 8th September 1943.

Muravev Amurski.

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Muravev Amurski.

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Admiral Nevelskoi 21st November 1914 Sunk on 1st June 1916.
Svetlana Class                  View Class
Svetlana (Profintern) 27th November 1915 Scrapped in 1960.
Admiral Butakov 5th August 1916 (never completed) Broken up incomplete late 1950s
Admiral Spiridov 9th September 1916 Hulked in 1947.
Admiral Greig 9th December 1916 Ran aground and stranded herself on 23rd December 1938.
Admiral Nakhimov Class               View Class
Admiral Nakhimov (Chervona Ukraina) 6th November 1915 Captured by the Red Army and renamed Chervona Ukraina in 1926. Foundered and sank on 13th November 1941.
Admiral Lazarev (Krasni Kavkaz) 21st June 1916 Served under the name of Krasni Kavkaz from 1932.
 
Prut (ex Medjidieh) - The Russians raised the Medjidieh after she was sunk on 3rd April 1915 and renamed her Prut. She was captured by the Germans in May 1918 and returned to Turkey.
 
Peresviet - Originally a battleship she was sunk but raised by the Japanese. Handed back to Russia on 5th April 1916 she was classed as a cruiser. Eventually mined and sunk on 4th January 1917.
 
Variag - Raised by the Japanese after she was scuttled she was handed back on 5th April 1916. Scrapped in 1923. 
Kirov Class
Kirov 30th November 1936 Served in the defence of Tallin and later in 1941 Leningrad. Decommissioned in 1970s.
Voroshilov 28th June 1935 Mined on 20th November 1942 but was repaired. Scrapped sometime in 1960s.
Maxim Gorkiy Class
Maxim Gorkiy 30th April 1938 Damaged by a mine on 23rd June 1941, repaired but damaged again by German shells in April 1942. Used as a support ship for Leningrad operation in 1944. Scrapped in 1958.
Molotov 23rd February 1939 Damaged by Italian torpedoes on 3rd August 1942 she was repaired by 1944. Renamed Slava in 1958 and used for training.
Kaganovich October 1943 Renamed Petropavlovsk in 1958. Scrapped in 1960s.
Kalinin April 1943 Scrapped in 1960s.
Chapayev Class
Chapayev 1940 Scrapped in 1961.
Chkalov 1948 Renamed Komsomolec in 1960. Used as a training ship.
Zhelezniakov 1940 Used as a training ship.
Frunze 31st December 1940 Scrapped in 1960s.
Kuibyshev 31st January 1941 Scrapped in 1960s.

Project 53 / Petropavlovsk / Tallin / Dnepr

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SVERDLOV class cruisers
Displacement: 13,600t standard; 16,640t full load, Armament: 12-152mm/5 Mk5 (4*3), 12-100mm/70 (6*2), 32-37mm (16*2), 10-533mm TT (2*5), Complement: 1250.
Sverdlov Baltic 5.7.50 Stricken 1989

Sverdlov, June 1953.

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Zhdanov Baltic 27.12.50 Stricken 1991
Admiral Ushakov Baltic 29.9.51 Stricken 1987
Aleksandr Suvorov Baltic 15.5.52 Stricken 1990

Aleksandr Suvarov, October 1955.

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Admiral Senyavin Baltic 22.12.52 Stricken 1991
Smitry Pozharski Baltic 25.6.53 Stricken 1987

Dmitri Pozharski, July 1968.

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Kronstadt Baltic 11.9.54 BU 1961
Tallin Baltic 11.9.54 Bu 1961
Varyag Baltic 5.6.56 Bu 1961
Ordzhonikdze Admiralty 17.9.50 To Indonesia 1962
Aleksandrnevski Admiralty 7.6.51 Stricken 1989
Admiral Lazarev Admiralty 29.6.52 Stricken 1986
Shcherbakov Admiralty 17.3.54 BU 1989
Dzerzhinski Nikolayev 31.8.50 Stricken 1989
Admiral Nakhimov Nikolayev 29.6.51 Stricken 1961
Mikhail Kutuzov Nikolayev 29.11.52 ?
Admiral Kornilov Nikolayev 17.3.54 Hulk PKZ 130, 
Oktyabrskaya Severodvinsk 25.5.54 Stricken 1957
Murmansk Severodvinsk 24.4.55 Stricken 1992
Arkhangelsk Severodvinsk - BU 1961
Vladivostok Severodvinsk - BU 1961
KYNDA class cruisers
Displacement: 4400t Standards; 5600t full load, Armament: 2 SS-N-3 (2*4, 16 missiles), 1 SA-N-1 (1*12, 24 missiles), 4-76mm (2*2, 2 RBU-6000 ASW RL (2*12), 6-533mm TT (2*3), Complement: 375-390.
Grozny Zhdanov 26.3.61 Stricken 24.6.91
Admiral Fokin Zhdanov 19.11.61 Stricken 30.12.93
Admiral Golovko Zhdanov 18.7.62 Stricken 1991
Varyag Zhdanov 7.4.63 Decomm 14.10.90

KRESTA I class cruisers

Displacement: 6000t standard; 7500t full load, Armament: 2 SS-N-3 (2*2, 4 missiles), 2 SA0N-1 (2*2, 44 missiles), 4-57mm (2*2), 2 RBU-6000 ASW RL (2*12), " RBU-1000 ASW RL (2*6), 10-533mm TT (2*5), 1 helicopter, Complement: 380.
Admiral Zozulya Zhdanov 17.10.65 Extant 1995
Vitse-Admiral Drozd Zhdanov 18.11.66 Stricken 1.10.90
Vladivostok Zhdanov 1.8.67 Stricken 1.1.91
Sevastopol Zhdanov 28.4.67 Stricken 19.4.90
KRESTA II class cruisers
Displacement: 5600t standard; 6565t normal; 7535t full load, Armament: 2-4 SS-N-14 (8 missiles), 2 SA-N-3 (2*2, 48 missiles), 2 RBU-6000 (2*12, 144 rockets), 2 RBU-1000 (2*6, 60 rockets), 4-57mm (2*2, total 2200 rounds), 4-AK-630 Gatling guns (total 8000 rounds), 2-5 21in TT, 1 Ka-25 helicopter, Complement: 343.
Kronstadt Zhdanov 10.2.68 Stricken 24.6.91
Admiral Isakov Zhdanov 22.11.68 Stricken 30.6.93
Admiral Nakhimov Zhdanov 15.4.69 Stricken 31.1.91
Admiral Makarov Zhdanov 22.1.70 Stricken 3.7.92
Marshal Voroshilov Zhdanov 8.10.70 Stricken 3.7.92
Admiral Oktyabr'skiy Zhdanov 21.5.71 Stricken 30.6.93
Admiral Isachenkov Zhdanov 28.3.72 Stricken 3.7.92
Marshal Timoshenko Zhdanov 21.10.73 Stricken 3.7.92
Vasily Chapaev Zhdanov 28.11.74 Stricken 30.6.93
Admiral Yumashev Zhdanov 30.9.76 Stricken 23.2.93
KARA class cruises 
Displacement: 6700t standard; 7630t normal; 8565t full load, Armament: 2-4 SS-N-14 (8 missiles), 2 SA-N-3 (2*2, 72 missiles), 2 SA-N-4 (2*2, 40 missiles), 4-76mm (2*2, 4800 rounds total), 4 AK-630 Gatling (total 8000 rounds), 10 533mm TT(2*5, no reloads), 2 RBU-6000 (144 rounds), 2 RBU-1000 (60 rounds; not in Petropavlovsk), 1 Ka-25 helicopter, Complement: 380.
Nikolayev Nikolayev 19.12.69 Stricken 29.10.92
Ochakov Nikolayev 30.4.71 Extant 1995
Kerch Nikolayev 21.7.72 Extant 1995
Azov Nikolayev 14.9.73 Extant 1995

151 Azov at Malta.

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151 Azov at Malta, September 2004.

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151 Azov at Malta, September 2004.

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151 Azov at Malta, September 2004.

Kara class cruiser, launched 14th September 1973.

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Petropavlovsk Nikolayev 22.11.74 Extant 1995
Tashkent Nikolayev 5.11.75 Stricken 3.7.92
Vladivostok Nikolayev 5.11.76 Extant 1995
KIROV class cruisers
Displacement: 24,000t standard; 28,000t full load, Armament: 20 SS-N-19 (20*1), 12 SA-N-6 (12*1, 96 missiles), 2 SA-N-4 (2*2, 40 missiles), 2-100mm (2*1), 8-30mm Gatling (8*1), 1 SS-N-14 (1*2, 14-16 missiles), 8-533mm TT (2*4), 1 RBU-6000 ASW RL (1*12), 2 RBU-1000 ASW RL (2*6), 3 helicopters, Complement: 800.
Kirov Baltic, Leningrad 27.12.77 Extant 1995
Frunze Baltic, Leningrad 26.5.81 Extant 1995
Kalinin Baltic, Leningrad 26.4.86 Extant 1995
Yuri Andropov Baltic, Leningrad 29.4.89 Completing
Admiral Kuznetzov Baltic, Leningrad - Cancelled 4.10.90
SOVREMENNYY class cruisers
Displacement: 6200t standard; 7800t full load, Armament: 2 SS-N-22 (2*4, 8 missiles), 2 SA-N-7 (2*1, ?48 missiles), 4-130mm DP (2*2), 4-30mm Gatling (2*2), 4-533mm TT ("8"), 2 RBU-1000 ASW RL (2*6), 1 helicopter, Complement: 350-380.
Sovremennyy Zhdanov 18.11.78 Extant 1995
Otchayannyy Zhdanov 29.3.80 Extant 1995
Otlichny Zhdanov 21.3.81 Extant 1995
Osmotritelnyy Zhdanov 24.4.82 Extant 1995
Bezuprechnyy Zhdanov Aug 1983 Extant 1995
Boyevoy Zhdanov 4.8.84 Extant 1995
Stoykiy Zhdanov 27.7.85 Extant 1995
Okrylennyy Zhdanov 31.5.86 Extant 1995
Vnushitelny Zhdanov 17.10.87 Hulked incomplete
Burnyy Zhdanov Feb 1987 Extant 1995
Gremyashchiy Zhdanov 30.5.87 Extant 1995
Bystryy Zhdanov 28.11.87 Extant 1995
Rastoropnyy Zhdanov 4.6.88 Extant 1995
Bezboyaznennyy Zhdanov Mar 1989 Extant 1995
Bezuderzhannyy Zhdanov Jun 1990 Extant 1995
Bespokoynyy Zhdanov 1990 Extant 1995
Nastoychivy Zhdanov 1991 Extant 1995
Besstrashnyy Zhdanov 1992 Extant 1996

434 Besstrashnyy at Malta, 17th February 1996.

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434 Besstrashnyy at Malta, 18th February 1996.

Sovremennyy Class Cruiser, launched 1992.

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434 Besstrashnyy leaving Malta, 19th February 1996.

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Vazhnyy Zhdanov - Building
Vdumchivyy Zhdanov - Building
UDALOY class cruiser
Displacement: 6200t standard; 7900t full load, Armament: 2 SS-N-4 (2*4, 8 missiles), 8 vertical launch point defence (48 missiles), 2-100mm (2*1), 4-30mm Gatling (4*1), 2 RBU-6000 ASW RL (2*12), 8-533mm TT ("*4), 2 helicopters, Complement: 300.
Udaloy Kaliningrad 5.2.80 Extant 1995
Vitse Admiral Kulakov Zhdanov 16.5.80 Extant 1995
Marshal Vasilyevskiy Zhdanov 29.12.81 Extant 1995
Admiral Zakharov Kaliningrad 4.11.82 Extant 1995
Admiral Spiridonov Zhdanov  1983 Extant 1995
Admiral Tributs Zhdanov  26.3.83 Extant 1995
Marshal Shaposhnikov Kaliningrad Jan 1985 Extant 1995
Simferopol Kaliningrad 24.1.85 Extant 1995
Admiral Levchenko Zhdanov  21.2.85 Extant 1995

605 Admiral Levchenko at the Trafalgar 200 Fleet Review, June 2005.

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Admiral Vinogradov Kaliningrad 4.6.87 Extant 1995
Admiral Kharlamov Kaliningrad 29.6.88 Extant 1995
Admiral Pantaleyev Kaliningrad 1988 Extant 1995
Admiral Chabanenko Kaliningrad 1992 Extant 1995
Admiral Basistiy Kaliningrad - Extant 1995
SLAVA class cruisers
Displacement: 10,000t normal; 12,500 full load, Armament: 16 SS-N-12, 8 SA N-6 (8 missiles per launcher), 2 SA-N-4 launchers (40 missiles), 2-130mm (1*2), 6-30mm Gatling, 10-533mm TT (2*5), 2 RBU-6000, 1 Hormone-B helicopter, Complement: 600.
Slava Nikolayev 27.7.79 To Ukraine 1990

106 Slava.  At Malta, 27th November 1989.

Slava Class Cruiser, launched 27th July 1979.  sold to Ukraine in 1990, shortly after this picture was taken.

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Marshal Ustinov Nikolayev 25.5.82 Extant 1995
Chervonaya Ukraina Nikolayev 28.8.83 Extant 1995
Admiral Lobov Nikolayev 11.8.90 Ukranian Vilna Ukraina 1995
Rossiya Nikolayev - Cancelled 4.10.90
Admiral Gorshkov Nikolayev - Cancelled 4.10.90
 

Murmansk, February 1949.

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Oktyabrskaya Revolutsiya, 1971.

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Pamiat Merkuria.

Unprotected Cruiser, launched 1879.

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Pamiat Merkuria.

From the collection of Dmitry Lemachko

121 Moskva at Malta, September 2004.

Ex - Slava class cruiser, Slava, launched 27th July 1979.

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121 Moskva at Malta, September 2004.

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121 Moskva at Malta, September 2004.

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121 Moskva at Malta.

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121 Moskva at Malta.

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121 Moskva at Malta, September 2004.

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Admiral Graf Spee by Ivan Berryman.
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Having taken terrible punishment from the guns of the allied French and Spanish fleet as she broke through the line, HMS Victory found herself engaged by the French Redoutable, a bitter battle that saw the two ships locked together, pouring shot into one another with terrifying ferocity and which left the British Admiral, Lord Horatio Nelson fatally wounded. In the background, HMS Neptune is emerging through the gunsmoke and is about to pass the wreck of the French flagship Bucentaure which Victory so spectacularly routed as she passed through the allied line. HMS Temeraire, which followed Victory through, and which was also to become embroiled on the Redoutables fight, is obscured by the smoke beyond the British flagship.

The Battle of Trafalgar, 1.00pm by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
Half Price! - £325.00
 HMS Thunderbolt by Ivan Berryman. The submarine HMS Thunderbolt moves away from the depot ship Montcalm.  Another submarine, HMS Swordfish is alongside for resupply.

HMS Thunderbolt by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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Bismarck, now complete and newly painted in full Baltic camouflage, returns to Hamburg for the last time as the harsh winter of 1940/41 relents and the pride of the German Kriegsmarine prepares for real action.  In the distance, the pre-Dreadnought Schleswig-Holstein awaits her next commission, the old ship alternating between vital ice-breaker and air defence duties at this time.  The Bismarck would in May 1941 put to sea and engage and sink HMS Hood only to be caught by the British battleships Rodney and King George V.  Bismarck was pounded into a floating wreck, finally being sunk by the torpedoes of HMS Dorsetshire.  From her crew of 2300 only 110 would be rescued by HMS Dorsetshire and HMS Maori.

Bismarck Entering Hamburg Harbour by Ivan Berryman
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MILITARY PRINTS

Click above to see all of our military art index - Eight random half price military items are displayed to the right.

Some Current Half Price Military Art Offers

 Cavalry and Legionaries (plus Auxiliary Hamian Archer) of the XIVth Legion.

AD61 by Chris Collingwood. (Y)
Half Price! - £65.00
<b>Ex-display prints in near perfect condition. </b>
Napoleon at the Battle of Borodino by Robert Hillingford. (Y)
Half Price! - £25.00
 Crouching low behind their shields, the warriors of the uThulwans, iNdlondo and uDloko regiments advance around the foot of Shiyane hill. Led by their commander, Prince Dabulamnzi kaMpnade, the main Zulu force attacks the British outpost at Rorkes Drift, 4.50pm, 2nd January 1879.

Into the Fire by Mark Churms.
Half Price! - £30.00
 Syrian commandos and Republican Guard T72M tanks in the Bekkaa valley during the Israeli Peace for Galilee operation. It should be noted that although belonging to an elite unit, these tanks usually appeared minus a number of standard items, including side skirts, snorkel and even headlights, giving them a generally dilapidated appearance. They also employed the old Duska 12.7mm HMG rather than the new NSVT UTES anti-aircraft machine gun system.

40 Kilometres to Damascus by David Pentland. (Y)
Half Price! - £65.00

 Panoramic view of the battle fought between the French and the Austrian armies on 14th June 1800.

Battle of Marengo by Louis Lejeune (B)
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 Helmand Province, Afghanistan, July 2009.  Troops of the 2nd Mercian Regiment 19th Light Brigade engaged on compound searches during Operation Panchai Palang.

Green Zone Patrol by David Pentland.
Half Price! - £70.00
DHM621GL. Headquarters 4th Armoured Brigade on Objective Copper South, Iraq 27th February 1991 by David Rowlands.

Headquarters 4th Armoured Brigade on Objective Copper South, Iraq 27th February 1991 by David Rowlands. (GL)
Half Price! - £300.00
The Carabiniers return after their successful charge and with a captured Russian standard.
The Return of the Carabiniers after the Charge by Edouard Detaille. (YB)
Half Price! - £300.00

 

SPORT PRINTS

Click above to see all of our sport art index - Eight random half price sport items are displayed to the right.

Some Current Half Price Sport Art Offers

B47. Eddie Irvine/ Ferrari F.310. by Ivan Berryman.

Eddie Irvine/ Ferrari F.310. by Ivan Berryman.
Half Price! - £40.00
 Colin McRae and Nicky Grist.  Ford Focus WRC
High Flier by Michael Thompson.
Half Price! - £30.00
SPC5002. Jeremy Guscott by Robert Highton.

Jeremy Guscott by Robert Highton.
Half Price! - £55.00
Passing the stand in the Galway Plate.

With a Circuit To Go by Chris Howells.
Half Price! - £70.00

 Valentino Rossi on his way to a seventh Moto GP World Championship in the 2009 season on his Yamaha, scoring thirteen podium finishes, including six race wins, leaving him 45 points clear of his nearest rival.

Valentino Rossi by Ivan Berryman. (P)
Half Price! - £525.00
A montage of moments from the outstanding Welsh 6 Nation Championship Grand Slam Victory of 2005.
The Perfect Year - Wales Grand Slam Champions 2005 by Darren Baker. (Y)
Half Price! - £50.00

Legends of English Football by Robert Highton - Gold Edition. (Y)
Half Price! - £248.00
Europe 18.5 - 9.5 USA.  The K Club, Straffan, Co. Kildare, Ireland, 22-24 September 2006. <br><br>Europe; Ian Woosnam - captain - Colin Montgomerie, Darren Clarke, Luke Donald, David Howell, Sergio Garcia, Paul McGinley, Lee Westwood, Paul Casey, Jose Maria Olazabel, Robert Karlsson, Padraig Harrington, Henrik Stenson. <br><br>USA; Tom Lehman - captain - Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, JJ Henry, David Tomms, Brett Wetterick, Stewart Cink, Jim Furyk, Chad Campbell, Chris DiMarco, Vaughan Taylor, Zach Johnson, Scott Verplank.
36th Ryder Cup 2006 by James Owen.
Half Price! - £110.00

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