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Variag
Askold
Novik
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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.

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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 Squadron Leader H C Sawyer is depicted here flying his 65 Sqn Spitfire Mk.1a R6799 (YT-D) in the skies above Kent on 31st July 1940 at the height of the Battle of Britain. Chasing him is Major Hans Trubenbach of 1 Gruppe, Lehrgeschwader 2 in his Messerschmitt Vf109E-3 (Red 12) . The encounter lasted eight minutes with both pilots surviving.

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 When the American Army reached the Rhine at Remagen on March 7, 1945, such was the speed of their advance, they arrived before the retreating Germans had time to blow the vital bridge. The Americans seized the bridge intact. Realising the threat to the German defences, the Luftwaffe were ordered into destroy the bridge at all costs. Desperate efforts were made to attack the bridge, and over the course of the following days the fighting became one of the legendary battles of the war. Two RAF Tempests have flown right through the Luftwaffe formation of Me262 and Arado 234 jets bombers, the high speed aircraft missing each other by feet. The concentration of the desperate attackers is broken momentarily, sufficiently so that their bombs miss the target - but more Luftwaffe aircraft can be seen streaming into attack

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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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 Launched on the Clyde on 1st February 2006, HMS Daring was the first of six Type 45 AAW destroyers ordered for the Royal Navy, the type representing a massive leap forward in technology and capability.  HMS Daring was officially handed over to the Royal Navy on 10th December 2008 and is depicted here in liaison with a Merlin helicopter.

HMS Daring by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 The heavy cruiser HMS Dorsetshire is brought up to sink the blazing wreck of the Bismarck with torpedoes at around 10:30 hours on the morning of May 27th 1941.  The once proud German ship had been ruthlessly pounded into a twisted and burning wreck by the British battleships Rodney and King George V.  HMS Dorsetshire and HMS Maori combed the area of the sinking for survivors, between them picking up a total of 110 out of an original complement of 2,300.

HMS Dorsetshire by Ivan Berryman.
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 The German Heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen is depicted in a quiet moment at Gotenhaven in April 1941 whilst engaged in exercises with her consort, the mighty Bismarck that would eventually lead to Operation Rheinubung,. Bismarck herself is alongside in the distance, where final preparations for their foray into the North sea and beyond are being made.

Prinz Eugen by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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 HMS Illustrious slips quietly away from the docks at Devonport, Plymouth with the Fiji class cruiser in the middle distance, 1941.

HMS Illustrious and HMS Kenya at Devonport by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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HMS Dreadnought passes Spice Island as she heads for the open sea escorted by a torpedo boat destroyer.

HMS Dreadnought at Portsmouth by Randall Wilson.
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 The elegant but ill-fated jewel in the White Star crown Titanic was a technical marvel of engineering in its day. At 882 ft long, her perfect proportions and magnificent profile were the envy of other shipping companies. Her tragic loss on her maiden voyage was a crushing blow to the White Star Line that left the whole world in shock.

RMS Titanic. Ship of Dreams by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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 The Queen Elizabeth class battleship HMS Malaya is pictured at Capetown in April 1942 en route to Durban from Gibraltar. A veteran of the First World War, Malaya took part in the Battle of Jutland, receiving eight hits, and going on to serve throughout World War Two, surviving a torpedo off Cape Verde in 1941. She is seen here about to recover her Fairey Swordfish floatplane beneath the dramatic outline of Table Mountain.

HMS Malaya at Capetown, South Africa. by Ivan Berryman (Y)
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MILITARY PRINTS

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 Assault in the vicinity of Thiepval by the Ulster division-1st July 1916.  The 11th Royal Irish Rifles, moving forward from the A line of trenches, and moving forward to attack the B line of trenches, the attacking infantry are preceded by Bombers - seen carryng grenades in green canvas buckets - who are engaged in throwing grenades in anticipation of the rifle company assault on the enemy trenches; an activity barely changed since the days of Marlborough.  The rifle companies are armed with the Lee Enfield SMLE - a superb rifle, though expensive to make.  The advance is made with bayonets fixed, as trench clearing involved numerous hand to hand confrontations and bayonet fights.  The rifle companies are supported by  two Lewis gun teams per company.  Note that visible in the painting is a man carrying an orange painted steel marker, painted on one side only. The markers are to to indicate to British artillery observers as to the most forward positions taken by the British advance.  Naturally, one does not present the orange side to the enemy!

The Great Folly of 1916 by Jason Askew. (P)
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The 1st Buckinghamshire Battalion at Pozieres, 23rd July 1916 by William Barnes Wollen. (Y)
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 British light cavalry and horsemen of Skinners Horse fight Pindarn and Maratha 1826.

Sabres and Dust by Chris Collingwood. (Y)
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 In July 1879 during the Afghan Campaign. Ayub Khan and an army of over 35,000 warriors were marching onto Kandahar. The British force under the command of General Burrows decided to fight. With a force, no more than 3,300 strong, took up position in a tiny hamlet of Mahmudabad, within 2 hours many of the British had been slaughtered, but with nightfall the remnants of the brigade retreated. The picture shows C battery of the Royal Horse Artillery withdrawing with the enemy in hot pursuit.

Saving the Guns at the Battle of Maiwand by Richard Caton Woodville (B)
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DHM115B.  Storming of the Ratisbon by Charles Thevenin.
Storming of the Ratisbon by Charles Thevenin (B)
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The Carabiniers return after their successful charge and with a captured Russian standard.
The Return of the Carabiniers after the Charge by Edouard Detaille. (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. (Y)
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Knightsbridge No. 1 Turnout by Mark Churms. (B)
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SPORT PRINTS

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 The Minstrel, 1977, Shergar, 1981, Golden Fleece, 1982, .Teenoso, 1983, Reference Point, 1987, Nashwan, 1989.

Derby Winners by Peter Deighan.
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B42. Gerhard Berger/ Ferrari 412.T2 by Ivan Berryman.

Gerhard Berger/ Ferrari 412.T2 by Ivan Berryman.
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Epsom Trophy, Polo Championship

Epsom Trophy by Mark Churms.
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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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Celebrating Sir Alexs magnificent orchestration of Manchester Uniteds historic treble cup success of 1999.

Sir Alex Ferguson by Darren Baker.
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SPC5002. Jeremy Guscott by Robert Highton.

Jeremy Guscott by Robert Highton.
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 Schumacher and Ferrari, the winning team.

Sea of Red by David Evans
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Passing the stand in the Galway Plate.

With a Circuit To Go by Chris Howells.
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