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Vladimir Monomakh
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Rurik
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Variag
Askold
Novik
Boyarin
Pallada Class
Gromoboi
Bogatyr Class
Svetlana Class
Admiral Nakhimov Class
Tallin
Svietlana
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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

Ex-German Lützow - See page for details
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.

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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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 Undoubtedly one of the truly great Aces of the First World War, William Billy Bishop became celebrated for his technique of actively seeking out the enemy and bringing the fight to him, rather than the more usual practice of patrolling in search of enemy activity. An example of this was his single-handed attack on a German airfield in June 1917 when he destroyed not only a number of aircraft on the ground, but then successfully despatched another seven Albatross scouts that took off to engage him. For this action, he was awarded the Victoria Cross in August 1917 and his final tally when the war ended was 72 confirmed victories. He is depicted here in his Nieuport Scout B1566 in combat with a Pfalz D.III.

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 Spitfire of 610 Squadron which has been damaged during combat during the height of the Battle of Britain is shown over the white cliffs of Dover.  No. 610 (County of Chester) Squadron of the Royal Auxiliary Air Force's first major combat with the Luftwaffe was on 27th May when a Heinkel bomber protected by about 40 Me110s, was engaged.  The combat which followed saw the Heinkel and three Me110 fighters being shot down.  Throughout August 610 Squadron was involved in bitter fighting over the Channel and Home Counties of England.  During the Battle of Britain No.610 Squadron operated from Biggin Hill, Hawkinge, and, on one occasion, from Croydon.  The Squadron put up a terrific show and 40 enemy aircraft were confirmed as having been destroyed by 610 Squadron during August.  The loss to the Squadron was eleven pilots killed during the battle.

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 Whilst in command of 609 Sqn in January 1944, F/Lt (later Wing Commander) J R Baldwin, leading a small formation of Hawker Typhoon 1Bs, encountered thirty  Focke-Wulf Fw190s and engaged them in a furious battle. Nine enemy aircraft were shot down in the action, Baldwin accounting for two of them himself. He went on to finish the war as the highest-scoring Typhoon pilot of all with 15 confirmed victories, one shared, one probable and four damaged. He is depicted here, flying DN360 with the codes PR-A.

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 Forming part of the Eastern Task Force covering the landings at Normandy in June 1944, the cruiser HMS Mauritius is shown in company with the monitor HMS Roberts and the cruiser HMS Frobisher shelling German batteries at Merville, Houlgate and Benerville as the combined British and American forces embark upon what would become known forever as D-Day.

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USS Intrepid was laid down in 1941 and was one of a class of 24 ships of the Essex class.  This was the largest fleet of aircraft carriers ever constructed and proved the industrial might of the United States beyond doubt.  Carrying 90 aircraft each, they formed the main air strength and striking power of the US Pacific Fleet against the Japanese.  The Intrepid saw her first action in January 1944 supporting operations at Kwajalein.  While operating in raids on Truk in February 1944 Intrepid was hit by a torpedo which damaged her steering gear, requiring repairs which kept her from the war zone until June.  She then took part in operations off the Palaus, the Philippines, Okinawa and Formosa.  She was struck twice by kamikazes in late 1944.  Returning to action in March 1945, she participated in strikes against the Japanese home islands and Okinawa, suffering another kamikaze hit in April of 1945 - she survived the most hits of any other US carrier in the war.  Here the Intrepid is seen in October 1944 whilst with TG38.2 flanked by the cruiser USS Vincennes and the destroyer USS The Sullivans.

The Mighty Intrepid by Anthony Saunders (Y)
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 Key ships of the British task Force sail in close formation in the Mediterranean Sea during the build-up to the coalition liberation of Iraq in march 2003. Ships pictured left to right, include ATS Argus (A135), a Type 42 destroyer in the extreme distance, the flagship HMS ark Royal (RO7), RFA Orangeleaf (A110), LSL Sir Percival (L3036), the Commando and helicopter carrier HMS ocean (L12) and the Type 42 destroyer HMS Liverpool (D92) 

NTG03 - Task Force to Iraq by Ivan Berryman (P)
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 On the 1st of August 1798, thirteen French ships of the line sat anchored in Aboukir Bay off the coast of Alexandria, Egypt, in support of Napoleon who was inland with his troops attempting to conquer the country. As nighttime approached so did Lord Horatio Nelson and the British fleet. Nelson had been hunting Napoleon at sea for months; at Aboukir Bay he had found the French fleet, trapped and unprepared for battle. Nelsons audacious plan was to attack the French on their unprotected prot side, the plan had its risks; the whole of the British fleet could run aground in the shallows - but Nelson knew the waters too well. The Battle of the Nile was one of the most decisive in the history of naval warfare. By the end of the battle nearly all the French ships were sunk or captured. The 124-gun flagship - and the pride of the French navy - LOrient, had exploded with such ferocity that it halted the battle for over ten minutes. Napoleons ability to dominate the region had been crushed, whilst Nelson was to become a hero throughout the whole of Britain.

Battle of the Nile by Anthony Saunders. (Y)
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 USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) refuels an Adams class Destroyer during a dusk operation off the Vietnam coast as a pair of E8 Crusaders are readied for launch on the forward catapults.

USS Kitty Hawk by Ivan Berryman (P)
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DHM1307P.  Queen Elizabeth at Southampton by Ivan Berryman.

Queen Elizabeth at Southampton by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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MILITARY PRINTS

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 OT34 Flamethrower tank and men of Col. Krickmans 6th Guards Tank Brigade take part in the Soviet counter attacks of 13th-27th September in defence of the southern factory district of Stalingrad before the final offensive in October.

Motherland, The Battle of Stalingrad, September 1942 by David Pentland.
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On the night of 6th April 1812 Wellingtons Army, surrounding the walled Spanish town of Badajoz (garrisoned by Napoleons soldiers under general Baron Philippon) is ready to attack!  The men of the 45th regiment from Pictons 3rd Division launch themselves in a desperate and bloody assault against the north castle wall. Carrying improvised ladders, the men have their top buttons undone, overalls rolled up and are stripped for action.  The castles defenders (Germans, allied to Napoleon of the Graf und Erbprinz Regiment from Hesse-Darmstadt) partroling the walls in their greatcoats are intially surprised by the bold assault from this sector but they have been preparing the strong defenses for some time. Soon the night air is full of musketry, falling masonry, burning bundles of ropes and exploding grenades or mines.  Despite the horrific casualties suffered the attackers press home. As the first scaling ladders are raised near a small bell tower the young Lt. James Macpherson reaches for the top of the wall. The ladders are too short! Undaunted he cries to his men below to lift the base of the ladder closer to the wall. This rapid, vertical movement suddenly propels him to a height several feet above the Germans heads. A shot rings out as one of the defenders fires point blank into the young mans chest. Fortunately the lead ball only strikes a glancing blow, cleaving in two a button of the officers waist coat and dislocating one of his ribs. Despite his fortunate escape, the force of the impact nearly sends him tumbling from the ladder. Somehow he maintains his grasp but the ladder itself gives way under the weight of the men following. Some unfortunates are impaled on the bayonets of their comrades below.  Leaping from the rungs of another ladder, Corporal Kelly is the first man over the top and gradually the 45th gain a foothold on the ramparts. The rest of the regiment is ordered to unfix bayonets. Using the few remaining ladders, others also manage to scale the walls. Through the carnage they climb, club and shoot their way into the castle itself!  Maepherson now regains consciousness at the foot of the wall and revived with a cup of coco from his friend A.A. General Hercules Packenham, who was directly behind him on the ladder when it broke. Though winded by the shot he rises to his feet. This sudden movement relocates his rib and he is able to climb the ladders once more. Once over the defense he sees the old towers of Apendez and Albar-rana to his left and the cathedral illuminated by gun fire in the distance. However his objective is directly ahead. Atop the abandoned tower of Santa Maria before him still flies the French tricolour.  Macplierson seizes the opportunity, mounts the spiral stairway to the top turret and pulls down the enemy flag. For want of a substitute he flies his own red jacket from the pole, signifying that the castle has fallen. In the rest of the town the fighting continues and turns into a blood lust. Badajoz is one of the bloodiest and violent sieges of the Peninsula War. On the following day Maepherson presents his trophy to the Duke of Wellington himself but his bravery is not rewarded with a promotion.
Storming of Badajoz by the Sherwood Foresters painting by Mark Churms. (P)
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Between 18th and 23rd February, 1991, immediately preceding the ground assault, Iraqi defensive positions were bombarded by British and American artillery.  The Artillery Raids took place just inside the Saudi border all along the front line, from the east coast to west of the Wadi al Batin.  The 1st Armoured Division's contribution to the raids was the largest concentration of British artillery since the Second World War.  Further behind the M109 and M110 guns and the locating batteries were the armoured vehicle-mounted rocket launchers of the Multi-Launch Rocket System (MLRS).  39 Heavy Regiment, the only British regiment equipped with MLRS, fired five 'fireplans', one of them at night.  MLRS can ripple-fire 12 rockets in less than one minute.  The Artillery Raids were a major factor in the success of Operation Desert Sword because they contributed to the deception plan by concealing the main point of effort.  The ammunition itself was terrifyingly destructive.  Furthermore, Iraqi morale, already damaged by the air assaults, was crushed by the artillery bombardment.  At the right of the scene a DROPS vehicle of the Royal Corps of Transport is delivering Rocket Pod Containers, and gunners are preparing to re-arm the MLRS.
The Artillery Raids, 18th / 23rd February 1991 by David Rowlands. (GL)
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 Superb figure study of the 82nd Airborne in 1944.

82nd Airborne by Chris Collingwood. (Y)
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Flora MacDonalds Farewell to Bonnie Prince Charlie by George William Joy. (Y)
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  This oil study shows Captain Wombwell engaging the 1st Ural Cossacks behind the Russian artillery. This was the oil study for a larger project which was not completed.
17th Lancers During the Charge of the Light Brigade by Mark Churms. (P)
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 An SAS team is picked up by a U.S. Army Special Forces Blackhawk helicopter after a successful operation against the Taliban.

Extraction - Afghanistan 2011 by David Pentland.
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 Sturmgeschutz IIIF of Stug Battalion Grossdeutschland, and supporting infantry from GD Regiment 1 battle against Soviet forces defending the strategically important city of Voronezh on the Don. Combined arms operations such as this proved the value of the assault gun, which took a terrible toll on enemy armour and men alike.

Assault on Voronezh, Russia, 2nd - 7th July 1942 by David Pentland. (F)
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SPORT PRINTS

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 The legendary Welsh rugby union captain Gareth Edwards is brought to life in the triple portrait. Gareth Edwards is revered in Wales and considered one of the finest players ever. in part of the montage he is shown going over for a try against England.
Gareth Edwards by Darren Baker. (AP)
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 Marlboro McLaren Mercedes MP4/11. 1996.
David Coulthard by Michael Thompson.
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 Jacques Villeneuve.

The Maple Leaf Maestro by Stuart Coffield
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B45. David Coulthard/ Williams FW.17 by Ivan Berryman

David Coulthard/ Williams FW.17 by Ivan Berryman
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 Schumacher and Ferrari, the winning team.

Sea of Red by David Evans
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Heroes of Goodison Park by Doug Harker. (Y)
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Unarguably the most famous Flying Finn of the past years has been Mika Häkkinen who won the F1 championship twice 1998-1999 and also raced in DTM between 2005 and 2007.

The Flying Finn by Ray Goldsbrough
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SPC5008. Neil Lennon by Gary Brandham.

Neil Lennon by Gary Brandham.
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