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Variag
Askold
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Pallada Class
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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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Deutschland Passing Through the Kiel Canal by Ivan Berryman.
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 Swordfish of 825 Sqn led by Lt-Cdr Esmonde begin their heroic attack on the battlescruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau and the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen as they make their way up the English Channel from Brest during Operation Cerberus on 12th February 1942.  Although all the aircraft were lost and no significant damage was done to the German fleet, all the pilots were decorated for their bravery and Lt-Cdr Esmonde received the first Fleet Air Arm VC to be awarded, albeit posthumously.  The painting depicts the first wave of Swordfish attacking the Scharnhorst with Gneisenau taking avoiding action in the distance.  A German torpedo boat has turned to confront the attacking aircraft.

Attack on the Scharnhorst by Ivan Berryman.
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Originally constructed as a Home Fleet Repair Ship, HMS Cyclops was later converted into a submarine depot ship and enjoyed a long career, both in the Mediterranean and in home waters.  Here she prepares to receive HMS Sceptre.  Another S-class submarine is already tethered alongside.

HMS Cyclops Prepares to Receive HMS Sceptre by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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Under tow, HMS Vanguard having left John Brown shipyard, passes Dalmuir ship docks, Clydebank, 1946.  HMS Vanguard would be the last British battleship to be built.

HMS Vanguard, Away the Vanguard by Randall Wilson.
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VAR347B. H.M.A.S. Wyhalla 1943 by Brian Wood.
H.M.A.S. Wyhalla 1943 by Brian Wood (B)
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 Launched in March 1984 and commissioned into the Royal Navy in October the following year, HMS Tireless (S88) was the third of seven Trafalgar Class SSN submarines and is depicted in the Arctic waters near the polar ice cap in 1991.

HMS Tireless by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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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. (YB)
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 Besstrashniy (meaning Fearless) 434 heavy rocket ASW Destroyer is shown swinging to the port side of Pyotr Velikiy (meaning Peter the Great) a Kirov Class Cruiser as they clear a path for the carrier Minsk.

Arctic Waters by Randall Wilson.
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MILITARY PRINTS

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Rome AD52, Gladiatorial Combat under the eyes of the Emperor Claudius (actual name, Tiberius Claudius Drusus Nero) a great supporter of the games. Seen are the Net and Trident fighter Retiarius matched with a more heavily armed Mirmillone, whilst in the background a successful Secutor seeks permission for the killing stroke.

Morituri Te Saluttant (For Those About to Die Salute You) by Chris Collingwood (GL)
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DHM230.  The Dispatch by H Bellange.
The Dispatch by H Bellange.
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 The Duke of Wellington was blockading the fortress of Ciudad Rodrigo with 32,000 troops. The French sent a force of 45,000 troops under Marshal Andre Massena to relieve the fortress. Wellington took up a strong position at Fuentos DOnoro and the French attacked on May 5th with superior numbers. The British army held their ground with the cost of 1,500 casualties, the French suffered higher losses of 2,200 troops and finally withdrew. The Duke of Wellington quickly seized Almeida.

The 95th Rifle Brigade at the Battle of Fuentes De Onoro, 5th May 1811 by Chris Collingwood. (Y)
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  Trapped within a rapidly decreasing perimeter, the exhausted BEF along with elements of the French 1st Army appeared to be at the mercy of the mighty Luftwaffe.  No one though had reckoned on the brilliant leadership of Admiral Ramsay nor the gallant and unstinting efforts of the military and civilians who managed to rescue over 330,000 troops in nine days.

Operation Dynamo, Dunkirk, France 24th May - 4th June 1940 by David Pentland. (GL)
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 The Duke of Wellington orders Maitland to move the infantry of the guard forward at the climax of the Battle of Waterloo during the Napoleonic war.
Now Maitland Now is Your Time by Thomas Jones Barker. (Y)
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 Second in the series of British Army units in Northern Ireland.

Deployment from Palace Barracks by David Pentland.
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The Hindenburg Line known also as the Siegfried Line was a vast system of German defences in northeastern France between Lens and past Verdun.  Built over the winter of 1916 and 1917, the high command in Germany believed the Hindenburg line was was impregnable.  But in 1917 during the Battle of Cambrai it was temporarily broken by the British and Newfoundland troops.  Included in these forces were tank units, and the line was successfully breached a number of times during the hundred day offensive by the Allied forces in September 1918. Shown in this painting are the wounded being taken back behind lines by medical personnel as the reinforcements and supplies move forward.

Breaking the Hindenburg Line by J P Beadle. (Y)
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 William F Cody (Buffalo Bill) is shown as an Army Scout during a skirmish with Indians on the Frontier. 

Buffalo Bill by Brian Palmer.
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SPORT PRINTS

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SP4.  Desert Orchid by Mark Churms.

Desert Orchid by Mark Churms.
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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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 Ralf Schumacher winning the first Grand Prix of his career in the Williams FW23. Ralf dominated the San Marino Grand Prix from the first corner to the chequered flag giving Williams its first win since 1997. History was made when the Schumachers became the first brothers in Formula 1 to win a Grand Prix. Imola April 2001.

The Italian Job by Michael Thompson
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B46. Damon Hill/ Williams FW.16 by Ivan Berryman
Damon Hill/ Williams FW.16 by Ivan Berryman
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David Coulthard driving the 1998 McLaren MP4/13.

The Silver Arrow by Ray Goldsbrough
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Lennox Lewis by Peter Deighan.
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 Highbury legend David Seamans glittering career has made him one of the most popular players in the modern game. David has won two FA Cups, two English titles and a European Cup Winners Cup as well as being an ever present in the England side winning over 60 caps. Davids remarkable penalty saves in Euro 96, when England so nearly reached the final, made him Englands player of the year and fittingly David was awarded a testimonial for his loyal service to Arsenal at the end of the 2001 campaign.

David Seaman by Robert Highton. (Y)
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 In 1992 Matthew graduated in Geography from St. Catherine's College, Oxford, where he was President of the Oxford Rowing Club.  He took part in the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race in 1990 and 1991, when Oxford beat Cambridge by substantial distances.  Also in 1992, at the age of only 21, Matthew had his first taste of Olympic success, when in a coxless pair with partner Sir Steve Redgrave, he won the gold medal at the Barcelona Olympics.  Prior to that Olympic win he and Redgrave had enjoyed an unbeaten international season, and it was already obvious that Matthew was developing to become one of the world's greatest oarsmen.  At the Atlanta Olympics in 1996 the Pinsent / Redgrave duo won another gold medal and throughout the nineties their outstanding combination also brought them seven world championship golds.  Their unbroken run of success continued through to the millennium Olympic games in Sydney when Pinsent, again with Redgrave (now in a coxless four with James Cracknell and Tim Foster) again triumphed earning Pinsent his third Olympic gold medal.  The race in which he did it was voted Britain's greatest sporting moment and the crew secured themselves a very special place in the heart of the nation.  After Sydney, Matthew formed a seemingly invincible coxless pair partnership with James Cracknell MBE.  Undefeated throughout 2001, they went on to complete a unique feat in the history of rowing, by winning the coxless pair at the world championships in Lucerne, a mere two hours after winning the coxed pairs.  In the 2002 world championships in Seville they defended their coxless pairs title, beating an experienced Australian crew who had beaten them in Lucerne earlier in the year and breaking the world record by 4 seconds in the process.  On Saturday 21st August 2004 at the Athens Olympic games, Matthew Pinsent CBE entered Olympic history.  In one of the classic sporting moments of all time, he led the Great Britain coxless four to victory over the Canadian world champions by only eight hundredths of a second.  Matthew was awarded the MBE in the 1993 New Year's Honours List and the CBE in the New Year's Honours List 2003.  In the 2005 New Year's Honours List he was awarded a knighthood.

Sir Matthew Pinsent CBE by James Owen.
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