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Naval ships of the Danish Navy. Photographs and history of the Danish Navy, including Battleships, Cruisers, Corvettes and Frigates of Denmark.

BATTLESHIPS

 
Dannebrog 1863 -
 
Peder Skram 1864 -
 
Danmark 1864 -
 
Rolf Krake 1863 -
 
Lindormen 1868 -
 
Gorm 1870 -
 
Odin 1872 -
 
Helgoland 1878 -

Danish Battleship Helgoland. 1904. 

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Tordenskjold (Torpedo Ram) 1880 -

Tordenskjold, 1882.

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Iver Hvitfeldt 1886 Reconstructed 1904.

Danish Battleship Iver Hvitfeldt 1902. 

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Skjold 1896 -
HERLUF TROLLE class coastal battleships            Displacement: 3735t normal; 3785t full load             Armament: 2-240mm/43, 4-150mm/50, 10-75mm/55, 2-37mm/38, 4-457mm TT sub (1 bow, 2 beam, 1 stern)          Complement: 257-258
Herluf Trolle 1899 -

Herluf Trolle was used as a coastal defence ship in 1902. She was built at Copenhagen and launched in 1899.

Olfert Fischer 1903 -
Peder Skram 2.5.08 Sold for Breaking up 1.5.49
NIELS JUEL coastal battleship           Displacement: 3800t standard; 4100t full load        Armament: 10-150mm           Complement: 310-369
Niels Juel 3.7.18 Sunk after being bombed at Eckernforde 3.5.45

Niels Juel, May 1937.

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Niels Juel, May 1937.

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Niels Juel. 

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CRUISERS

 

Jylland

1860

-

 

Tordenskjold

1852

-

 

St Thomas

1871

Became a training ship

 

Fyen

1882

-

Fyen, 1883.

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Valkyrien

1888

-

Valkyrien, c.1890.

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Hekla

1890

-

Gejser Class

Gejser

1892

-

Heimdal

1894

-

Danish Protected Cruiser Heimdal. 

One of the Gejser Class cruisers, launched in 1894.

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Danish Cruiser Heimdal, 1911.  Sent in by Peter Taylor

FRIGATES

Ex-British ‘River’ class frigates

Holger Danske (ex - Monnow) Acquired 1945 Stricken 1959

Holger Danske, June 1953.

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Niels Ebbesen (ex - Annan) Acquired 1945 Stricken 1963

Ex-British ‘HUNT’ class frigates

Esberne Snare

1953

Broken up 1966

Rolfe Krake

1953

Broken up 1966

Valdemar Sejr

1953

Broken up 1966

HVIDBJORENEN class frigates     Displacement: 1345t standard; 1650t full load       Armament: 1-3in DP, DCT, 1 helicopter       Complement: 85

Hvidbjornen

23rd November 1961

Stricken 1992

Vaedderen

6th April 1962

Stricken 1992

Vaedderen, June 1968.

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Ingolf

27th July 1961

Survey duties 1982; stricken 1992

Ingolf, October 1973.

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Fylla

18th December 1962

Stricken 1991

BESKYTTEREN frigate         Displacement: 1540t standard; 1970t full load          Armament: 1-3in DP, 1 helicopter        Complement: 60

Beskytteren

27.5.76

Extant 1995

PEDWE SKRAM class frigates       Displacement: 2200t standard; 2720t full load         Armament: 4-5in/38, 4-40mm Bofors, 3-21in TT, DC      Complement: 200

Peder Skram

20.5.65

In reserve 1987; stricken

Herluf Trolle

4.9.65

In reserve 1987; Broken up 1995

THETIS class frigates      Displacement: 2600t standard; 3500t full load      Armament: 1-76mm/62 OTO-Melara, 1-20mm, 2 DC racks, 1 helicopter     Complement: 61 (11 officers)

Thetis

14th July 1989

In service

F357 Thetis at Malta.

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F357 Thetis at Malta.

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F357 Thetis at Malta.

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Triton

16th March 1990

In service

Vaedderen

21st December 1990

In service

Hvidbjoren

11th October 1991

In service

Thetis class Frigate Hvidbjornen (F360), launched in 1991

SUBMARINES

DYKKEREN submarine            Displacement: 105t/132t                Armament: 2-457mm TT (bow)           Complement: 9
Dykkeren 18.6.09 Sunk in collision with a Norwegian steamer 'Vesla', salvaged & stricken June 1917 & a year later broken up 1918
HAVMANDEN class submarines                Displacement: 164t/204t           Armament: 2-457mm TT (bow), 1-8mm MG         Complement: 10 (later 14)
Havmanden 23.12.11 Stricken 26.4.28
Habfruen 31.8.12 Stricken 3.5.32
Thetis 19.6.12 Stricken 26.4.28
Triton 31.3.13 Stricken 15.1.29, target, Broken up 1932
Najaden 9.7.13 Stricken 9.9.31

Najaden From The Romance of A Submarine (c1930) by G Gibbard Jackson

Nymfen 10.2.14 Stricken 11.3.32
AEGIR (or B) class submarines          Displacement: 185t/235t           Armament: 3-457mm T, TT (2 bow, 1 stern), 1-57mm AA             Complement: 11
Aegir 8.12.14 Stricken 26.4.33
Ran 30.5.15 Stricken 1940, Broken up 1946
Triton 29.7.15 Stricken 1940, broken up 1946
Neptun 22.12.15 Stricken 26.4.33

Neptun From The Romance of A Submarine (c1930) by G Gibbard Jackson

Galathea 15.4.16 Stricken 1940, Broken up 1946

Galathea From The Romance of A Submarine (c1930) by G Gibbard Jackson

ROTA (or C) class submarines          Displacement: 301t/369t          Armament: 4-457mm TT (3 bow, 1 stern), 1-57mm AA           Complement: 17
Rota 16.8.18 Scuttled 29.8.43, broken up 1952
Bellona 14.3.19 Scuttled 29.8.43, broken up 1952
Flora 23.4.20 Scuttled 29.8.43, broken up 1952

Flora From The Romance of A Submarine (c1930) by G Gibbard Jackson

Daphne Class
Daphne December 1925 Scuttled 29th August 1943
Dryaden 3rd June 1926 Scuttled 29th August 1943

Dryaden From The Romance of A Submarine (c1930) by G Gibbard Jackson

Havmanden Class
Havmanden 19th June 1937 Scuttled 29th August 1943
Havfruen 6th November 1937 Scuttled 29th August 1943
Havkalen 3rd March 1938 Scuttled 29th August 1943
Havhesten 11th July 1940 Scuttled 29th August 1943

TORPEDO BOATS

ORMEN torpedo-boat            Displacement: 97standard; 105t full load               Armament: 2-37mm, 3-457mm TT            Complement: 21
Ormen 1907 Stricken 1932
TUMLEREN class torpedo-boats             Displacement: 249t           Armament: 2-75mm, 5-457mm TT (1 bow, 2 on each beam)              Complement: 33
Tumleren 1911 Stricken 1935
Vindhunden 1911 Stricken 1935
Spaekhuggeren 1911 Stricken 1935
SORIDDEREN class torpedo-boats           Displacement: 240t         Armament: -            Complement: -
Soridderen 1911 Stricken 1937
Flyvefisken 1911 Stricken 1937
Soulven 1911 Stricken 1937
HVALROSSEN class torpedo-boats                 Displacement: 182t             Armament: 1-75mm, 4-457mm TT (1 bow, 1 twin and 1 single on deck)               Complement: 30
Hvarlossen 1913 Scuttled 29.8.43
Delfinen 1913 Stricken 1932
Svaerdfisken 1913 Stricken 1932
SPRINGEREN class torpedo-boats               Displacement: 108t            Armament: 2-75mm, 2-457mm TT ( 1 bow, 1 deck)          Complement: 24
Springeren 1916 Stricken 1946
Storen 1916 Stricken 1940
Soloven 1916 Stricken 1945
Sohunden 1917 Stricken 1940
Harhesten 1917 Blown up by their own crew 29.8.43
Narkvalen 1917 Stricken 1949
Markrelen 1918 Blown up by own crew 29.8.43
Nordkaperen 1918 Blown up by own crew 29.8.43
Havkatten 1919 Stricken Nov 1948
Saelen 1919 sunk by own crew & salvaged by Germans, then Broken up
Najaden Class
Najaden 17th March 1943 Stricken 1966
Nymfen 22nd June 1943 Stricken 1966
Dragen Class
Dragen December 1929 Mined 14th May 1945
Hvalen 1930 Disabled by explosion of the depot ship Donau, 14th June 1945
Laxen 1930 Disabled by explosion of the depot ship Donau, 14th June 1945
Glenten Class
Glenten 5th January 1933 Disabled by explosion of the depot ship Donau, 14th June 1945
Hogen 20th October 1933 Disabled by explosion of the depot ship Donau, 14th June 1945
Ornen 19th October 1934 Disabled by explosion of the depot ship Donau, 14th June 1945

CORVETTES

BELLONA class corvettes      Displacement: 800t standard; 900t full load        Armament: 2-3in, 1-40mm, 2 hedgehog, 4 DCT       Complement: 109

Bellona

9.1.55

Stricken 1981

Diana

19.12.54

Stricken 1974

Flora

25.6.55

Stricken 1978

Triton

12.9.54

Stricken 1981

NIELS JUEL class corvettes       Displacement: 1190t standard; 1320t full load       Armament: 1-76mm, 8 harpoon SSM, 1 sea sparrow SAM system, DCs        complement: 90

Niels Juel

17.2.78

Extant 1995

Danish Corvette HDMS Niels Juel (F354).  Closing to fuel from RFA Blue Rover, Mediterranean, May 1989.

Launched 10th May 1979.

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Olfert Fisher

10.5.79

Extant 1995

Olfert Fischer at Malta.

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F355 Olfert Fischer at Malta.

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F355 HDMS Olfert Fischer leaving Malta, 2nd June 2003.

Niels Juel Class Corvette, launched 17th February 1978.

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F355 Olfert Fischer at Malta, May 2003.

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Peter Tordenskjold

30.4.80

Extant 1995

F356 Peter Tordenskjold.

Image contributed by and copyright of Nicholas Newns.

Danish Corvette HMDS Peter Tordenskjold (F356).  Closing to fuel from RFA Blue Rover, Mediterranean, May 1989.

Corvette of the Niels Juel Class, launched 30th March 1981.

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DELFINEN class submarines      Displacement: 595t standard; 643t submerged       Armament: 4-533mm TT (bow), Complement: 33

Delfinen

4.5.56

Decomm 1983, stricken 11.9.84

Spaekhuggeren

20.2.57

Discarded 1989

Tumleren

22.5.58

Stricken Aug 1981

Springeren

26.4.63

Discarded 1989

NARHVALEN class submarines       Displacement: 370t standard; 500t submerged       Armament: 8-533mm TT (bow), Complement: 22

Narhvalen

10.9.68

Extant 1995

Nordkaperen

18.12.69

Extant 1995

Ex-Norwegian KOBBEN class submarine.      

Tumleren

1989

Extant 1995

Saelen

1990

Extant 1995

Springeren

1991

Extant 1995

Ex-German S-BOAT type torpedo-boat          Displacement: 112-121t standard        Armament: 1-37mm, 3-22mm, 2 MG, 2-533mm TT        Complement: 24/40

T51 (P551 Glenten from 1951)

1947-48

Stricken 1961

T52  (P552 Gribben from 1951)

1947-48

Stricken 1961

T53  (P553 Havornen from 1951)

1947-48

 Stricken 1957

T54  (P554 Haefuglen from 1951)

1947-48

 Stricken 1995

T55 (P555 Hogen from 1951)

1947-48

Stricken 1956

T56 (P556 Isfuglen from 1951)

1947-48

Stricken 1956

T57 (P557 Jagtfalken from 1951)

1947-48

 Stricken 1961

T58 (P558 Musvaagen from 1951)

1947-48

 Stricken 1956

T59 (P559 Raagen from 1951)

1947-48

Stricken 1957

T60 (P560 Ravnen from 1951)

1947-48

-

T61 (P561 Skaden from 1951)

1947-48

Stricken 1961

T62 (P562 Stormfuglen from 1951)

1947-48

-

Lyn (P563 Taarnfalken from 1951)

1951

 Stricken 1957

Brand (P564 Tranen from 1951)

1951

Stricken 1963

Storm (P565 Falken from 1951)

1951

Stricken 1961

Blink (P566 Hejren from 1951)

1951

-

Tross (P567 Lommen from 1951)

1951

Stricken 1961

Kjekk (P568 Viben from 1951)

1951

-

From left to right - Hogen, Hajen, Havornen, Flyvefisken, Raagen, Skaden, Ravnen, March 1955.

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FLYVEFISKEN class torpedo-boats        Displacement: 110t standard         Armament: 1-40mm, 1-20mm, 2-533mm TT       Complement: 23

Flyvefisken P500

1954-55

Stricken 1974, scrapped 1976

Hajen P501

1954-55

Stricken 1974, scrapped 1976

Havkatten P502

1954-55

Stricken 1974, scrapped 1976

Laxen P503

1954-55

Stricken 1974, scrapped 1976

Makrelen P504

1954-55

Stricken 1974, scrapped 1976

Sverdfisken P505

1954-55

Stricken 1974, scrapped 1976

FALKEN class torpedo-boats        Displacement: 119t standard       Armament: 1-40mm, 1-20mm, 4-533mm TT       Complement: 22

Falken

19.12.61

Stricken 1978-79

Genten

15.3.62

Stricken 1978

Gribben

18.7.62

Stricken 1978

Hogen

4.10.62

Stricken 1978

SOLOVEN class torpedo-boats       Displacements: 100t standard; 120t full load        Armament: 2-40mm, 4-553mm TT, mines         Complement: 21

Soloven

19th April 1963

Reserved by 1988, Stricken 1992

P510 Soloven.

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Soridderen

22.8.63

Reserved by 1988, Stricken 1992

Sobjornen

19.8.64

Reserved by 1988, Stricken 1992

Sohesten

31.3.65

Reserved by 1988, Stricken 1992

Sohunden

12.1.66

Reserved by 1988, Stricken 1992

Soulven

27.4.66

Reserved by 1988, Stricken 1992

MINESWEEPERS / MINELAYERS

LOSSEN minelayer            Displacement: 628t           Armament: 2-75mm, 180 mines           Complement: 53
Lossen 1910 Scuttled 29.8.43
KVINTUS class minelayers              Displacement: 186t           Armament: 2-37mm           Complement: 53
Kvintus 1917 Scuttled 29.8.43
Sixtus 21.12.18 Scuttled 29.9.43
 
Lindormen 20th March 1940 Scuttled 29th August 1943. Salvaged by Germany and returned to Denmark after the war. Stricken 1969
Sobjornen Class
Soloven 1938 - 1942 Scuttled 29th August 1943. Salvaged by Germany, but returned after the war. Stricken early 1960s
Sobjornen 1938 - 1942 Scuttled 29th August 1943
Soulven 1938 - 1942 Scuttled 29th August 1943
Soridderen 1938 - 1942 Scuttled 29th August 1943. Salvaged by Germany, but returned after the war. Stricken early 1960s
Sohesten 1938 - 1942 Scuttled 29th August 1943. Salvaged by Germany, but returned after the war. Stricken early 1960s
Sohunden 1938 - 1942 Scuttled 29th August 1943. Salvaged by Germany, but returned after the war. Stricken early 1960s

PATROL CRAFT

WILLEMOES class fast attack craft     Displacement: 240t standard; 260t full load         Armament: 4 Harpoon SSM, 1-76mm/62, 2-533mm TT        Complement: 24

Bille

Jun 1976

In service 1995

Bredal

21.7.77

In service 1995

Hammar

1.4.77

In service 1995

Huitfeldt

15.6.77

In service 1995

Krieger

22.9.77

In service 1995

Norby

22.11.77

In service 1995

Rodsteen

16.2.78

In service 1995

Sehested

Mar 1978

In service 1995

Suenson

Jun 1978

In service 1995

Willemoes

7.10.76

In service 1995

FLYVEFISKEN class fast attack craft/patrol boats        Displacement: 320t full load         Armament: Patrol boat and MCM configuration: 1-76mm/62 OTO Melara, 2-12.7mm MG, FAC: 4 harpoon SSM        Complement: Patrol boat 17 (4 officers), FAC: 19 (4 officers)

Flyvefisken

19.12.89

In service 2005

Hajen

19.7.90

In service 2005

Havkatten

1.11.90

In service 2005

Laxen

22.3.91

In service 2005

P553 Laxen.

Flyvefisken Class Large Patrol Craft, commissioned 1991.

From the collection of Patrick D'Agostino. No Reproductions Available. PDX029

P553 Laxen

From the collection of Patrick D'Agostino. No Reproductions Available. PDX030

Makrelen

1.10.91

In service 2005

Storen

Apr 1992

In service 2005

Svaerdfisken

1.2.93

In service 2005

Glenten

1993

In service 2005

Gribben

1994

In service 2005

Lommen

1994

In service 2005

Ravnen

1994

In service 2005

Skaden

1995

In service 2005

Viben

1996

In service 2005

Soloven

1996

In service 2005

DAPHNE class patrol boats       Displacement: 150t standard; 170t full load        Armament: 1-40mm, 2 ASW rocket launchers, 2 DCT, mines      Complement: 23

Daphne

1960-64

Disarmed 1982, Stricken 1992

Dryaden

1960-64

Stricken 1992

Havmanden

1960-64

Stricken 1979, Stricken 1992

Havfruen

1960-64

Stricken 1992

Najaden

1960-64

Disarmed 1982, Stricken 1992

Nymfen

1960-64

Stricken 1992

Neptun

1960-64

Disarmed 1982, Stricken 1992

Ran

1960-64

Stricken 1992

Rota

1960-64

Stricken 1992

BESKYTTEREN class minelayers      Displacement: 753t standard; 1095t full load      Armament: 8-40mm, mines         Complement: 70

Beskytteren

Built in 1954, acquired 1954

Stricken 1996

Vindhuinden

Built in 1954, acquired 1954

Stricken 1996

LANGELAND minelayer        Displacement: 310t standard; 330t full load        Armament: 2-40mm, 2-20mm, mines         Complement: 37

Langeland

17.5.50

In reserve 1982; Stricken

FALSTER class minelayers      Displacement: 1800t standard; 1900t full load        Armament: 4-3, 4-20mm Oerlikon, 400 mines         Complement: 120

Falster

19th September 1962

In service 1995

Fyen

3rd October 1962

In service 1995

Fyen, June 1974.

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Moen

6th March 1963

In service 1995

Moen, June 1977.

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Moen, June 1977.

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Sjaelland

14th June 1963

In service 1995

LINDORMEN class minelayers       Displacement: 420t standard; 570t full load        Armament: 2-20mm, 60 mines          Complement: 27

Lindormen

9.9.77

In service 1995

Lossen

11.11.77

In service 1995

Ex-US AMS/MSC type coastal minesweepers

Aarosund

Transferred 24th January 1955

Stricken 1981

Alssund

Transferred 5th April 1955

Stricken 1998

Egernsund

Transferred 3rd August 1955

Stricken 1998

Egernsund, June 1974.

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Gronsund

Transferred 21st September 1956

New deckhouse and extant 1995

Guldborgsund

Transferred 11th November 1956

Stricken 1992

Omosund

Transferred 20th June 1956

Deleted for cannibalisation in 1981

Ulvsund

Transferred 20th September 1956

Stricken 1998

Vilsund

Transferred 15th November 1956

New deckhouse and extant 1995

ASVIG class inshore minesweepers       Displacement: 180t standard; 200t full load        Armament: 1-20mm         Complement: 14

Asvig

1959-60

Stricken 1977

Mosvig

1959-60

Stricken 1977

Sandvig

1959-60

Stricken 1977

Saelvig

1959-60

Stricken 1977

MRF 1 class drone minesweeper        Displacement: 38t full load        Armament: None         Complement: 4 (ferrying)

MRF 1

In service Mar 1991

In service 1995

MRF 2

In service Dec 1991

In service 1995

Fishery protection vessels

Skarven

1951

Grounded 7.5.66 then stricken

Teisten

1951

Stricken 1978

Maagen

1960

In service 1995

Mallemukken

1960

In service 1995

Barso

1969

In service 1995

Drejo

1969

In service 1995

Romso

1969

In service 1995

Samso

1969

In service 1995

Thuro

1969

In service 1995

Vejro

1969

In service 1995

Faro

1973

In service 1995

Laeso

1973

In service 1995

Romo

1973

In service 1995

Agdlek

1974

In service 1995

Agpa

1974

In service 1995

Tulugaq

1978

In service 1995

Small patrol boats

Y375

1974

-

Y376

1974

-

Y377

1974-75

-

Y179

1974-75

-

Home guard              Displacement: 83t full load           Complement: 8

Aldebaran

-

-

Carina

-

-

Aries

-

-

Andromeda

-

-

Gemini

-

-

Dubhe

-

-

Icebreaker             Displacement: 893t standard

Elbjorn

1932

-

Danbjorn

1966

-

Isbjorn

1969

-

Thorbjorn

1980

-

DANNEBROG , Royal Yacht.        Displacement: 1130t standard        Armament: 2-37mm          Complement: 57

Dannebrog

1931

Refitted 1979-80, In service .

A540 Dannebrog at Malta.

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Dannebrog, 1932.

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A540 Dannebrog at Malta.

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A540 Dannebrog at Malta.

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Danish Command ship Esbern Snare at the Trafalgar 200 Fleet Review, June 2005.

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Danish Sloop Galathea, January 1951.

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AVIATION PRINTS

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 The success of the attack on the Möhne dam on the night of 16th/17th May 1943 meant that the remaining three 617 Sqn Lancasters of the First Wave could turn their attention to the Eder, some twelve minutes flying time away.  Wing Commander Guy Gibson first called in Flight Lieutenant D J Shannon, flying AJ-L (ED929G) to make the initial run, but he had great difficulty achieving the correct height and approach, so Gibson now ordered Squadron Leader H E Maudslay in AJ-Z (ED937G) to make his run.  Again, the aircraft struggled to find the correct height and direction, so Shannon was again brought in, AJ-L finally releasing its <i>Upkeep</i> on the third attempt. The bomb bounced twice before exploding with no visible effect on the dam. Now Maudslay made another attempt, but released his bomb too late.  The mine bounced off of the dam wall and exploded in mid air right behind AJ-Z, the Lancaster limping away, damaged, from the scene, only to be shot down on the way home with the loss of all crew.  Finally, Pilot Officer Les Knight was called in for one final attempt. AJ-N (ED912G) released its <i>Upkeep</i>  perfectly, the mine bouncing three times before striking the dam slightly to the south.  In the ensuing explosion, the dam was seen to shake visibly before the masonry began to crumble and a massive breach appeared.  With the Möhne and Eder dams both destroyed and the Sorpe demonstrated to be equally vulnerable, <i>Operation Chastise</i> had been a remarkable success and will stand forever as one of the most heroic and audacious attacks in the history of aerial warfare.

The Eder Breaks by Ivan Berryman.
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 The Sopwith Dolphin was a radical departure from previous Sopwith design philosophies, embodying a reverse-stagger on the wings, a water-cooled Hispano-Suiza engine and an unusual, but highly popular positioning of the cockpit which gave the pilot unprecedented views. One exponent of this purposeful looking machine was Canadian Major A D Carter who claimed many of his 31 victories flying the Dolphin. He is shown here sending an Albatross to the ground on 8th May 1918 whilst flying C4017. Carter was himself shot down soon after became a prisoner of war. He was killed in 1919 whilst test flying a Fokker D.VII at Shoreham, Sussex.

Major Albert Carter by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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 The print depicts the moment as the first Hurricane of 46 squadron of the Royal Air Force, piloted by Sqn Ldr Kenneth Cross, without arrestor hooks or wires approaches the ill-fated carrier HMS Glorious. during the evacuation of Norway in June 1940.  Bing later said <i>We showed them they were wrong</i>. The Fleet Air Arm pilots were delighted saying <i>Marvelous bloody marvelous, now we will get them too</i>.  All had landed safely by 4.30am on June 8th.
Moment of Truth by Keith Woodcock. (Y)
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 Despite crippling damage to their Lancaster ED925 (G), the crew of AJ-M continued to press home their attack on the Mohne Dam on the night of 16th/17th May 1943. With both port engines ablaze, Flt Lt J V Hopgood forced his blazing aircraft on, releasing the Upkeep bomb just precious seconds too late to strike the dam, the mine instead bouncing over the wall and onto the power station below with devastating results. ED925 attempted to recover from the maelstrom, but the fuel fire was too intense and the aircraft was tragically lost, just two of her crew managing to escape the impact to spend the rest of the war as PoWs.

No Way Back by Ivan Berryman.
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 During the Air Show Season each year the Royal Air Force provides one of their latest Tornado F3 interceptors to thrill the crowds throughout Europe. The year 2002 represents the second year that the aircraft has been provided by 56 (R) Squadron from RAF Conningsby and is once again crewed by F1t Lt Simon Stevens as pilot and F1t Lt Dave Chadderton as Navigator. This will be their last year as F3 Display Team and so this print is issued to commemorate two fabulous years of thrilling and dynamic displays.  Some of their highlights are the several seafront displays that take place around the shores of the UK and none more special to them that the one at Blackpool, close to Daves roots and considered their home display. With the unmistakeable form of Blackpool Tower in the background, Simon pulls the F3 up into a tight turn after a high speed pass.

Blackpool Showtime by Robert Tomlin.
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 During a patrol on 6th July 1918, Christiansen spotted a British submarine on the surface of the Thames Estuary. He immediately turned and put his Hansa-Brandenburg W.29 floatplane into an attacking dive, raking the submarine C.25 with machine gun fire, killing the captain and five other crewmen. This victory was added to his personal tally, bringing his score to 13 kills by the end of the war, even though the submarine managed to limp back to safety. Christiansen survived the war and went on to work as a pilot for the Dornier company, notably flying the giant Dornier Do.X on its inaugural flight to New York in 1930. He died in 1972, aged 93.

Kapitanleutnant zur See Friedrich Christiansen by Ivan Berryman.
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Hurricane LK-M of No.87 Squadron piloted by Flt Lt Alex Thom DFC limps over the south coast of England on 19th August 1942. While supporting troops on the ground at Dieppe, the Hurricane was hit by ground fire and lost oil pressure. Alex Thom got the damaged aircraft back to Britain, making a forced landing at East Den. Ferried back to 87 Sqn's airfield, he immediately set off once more for Dieppe in Hurricane LK-A.

A Welcome Shore by Ivan Berryman. (AP)
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 Two Spitfire Mk1Bs of 92 Squadron patrol the south coast from their temporary base at Ford, here passing over the Needles rocks, Isle of Wight, in the Spring of 1942.

In Them We Trust by Ivan Berryman. (C)
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NAVAL PRINTS

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 Spearheading the Falklands Task Force as it heads south in 1982, the carrier HMS Hermes is shown in company with two Type 21 frigates, HMS Arrow on the left and HMS Ardent in the near foreground.  In the far distance, HMS Glamorgan glints in the sun as Type 42 HMS Sheffield cuts across behind Hermes.

HMS Hermes by Ivan Berryman.
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B65.  HMS King George V by Ivan Berryman.

HMS King George V by Ivan Berryman.
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February 1942 and Viz. Admiral Ciliaxs mighty Scharnhorst leads her sister Gneisenau and Prinz Eugen up the English Channel during Operation Cerberus, their daring breakout from the port of Brest on the French Atlantic coast to the relative safety of Wilhelmshaven and Brunsbuttel. All three ships survived what became known as the Channel Dash, not without damage, but the operation proved a huge propaganda success for Germany and a crushing embarrassment for the British. A number of torpedo boats are in attendance, including Kondor and Falke and the Z class destroyer Friedrich Ihn in the distance.

Operation Cerberus, Channel Dash by Ivan Berryman.
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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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Showing visible signs of her tangle with British cruisers at the Battle of the River Plate, the German pocket battleship Graf Spee slips into the neutral waters of the Montevideo roadstead accompanied by the Uruguayan gunboat Rio Negro for light repairs. (Damage can be seen on the hull and behind the Conning tower ) . This was to be the last haven for the Graf Spee which was later scuttled at the harbour mouth, her commander Kapitan zur See Langsdorff believing a large British fleet to be waiting for attempted escape into the South Atlantic.

Admiral Graf Spee enters Montevideo by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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 HMS Prince of Wales enters Valetta harbour, Malta.

Enter the Prince by Anthony Saunders. (Y)
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 The submarine depot ship HMS Maidstone is pictured off Hong Kong with a quintet of British submarines alongside for replenishment, namely (left to right) an S-class, a U-class, a T-class and two more U-class.

HMS Maidstone by Ivan Berryman
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 The Last of the heavy Cruisers built by Germany (5 in total) The picture shows Admiral Hipper making her first sortie on the 18th February 1940, accompanied by the Scharnhorst and the Gneisenau on Operation Nordmark. (Search for allied convoys on the route between Britain and Norway)

The Narvik Squadron by Anthony Saunders. (Y)
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MILITARY PRINTS

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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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King Harold defeats the Viking invaders at Stamford Bridge before his long march south to face William the Conqueror at the Battle of Hastings.

Battle of Stamford Bridge by Brian Palmer.
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DHM642. The Battle of Wagram 6th July 1809 by Emil Adam.
The Battle of Wagram 6th July 1809 by Emil Adam
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 After the unsuccessful march on London, Prince Charlie retreats to the safety of Scotland. The army regroups and more men come to join the cause, including soldiers from France. However King Georges men are never far away. As dark, winter rain clouds draw in over the high ground above the town of Falkirk, the Jacobite army assembles to face Hang-man Hawleys dragoons and infantry. A piper plays on while the men of Ogilvys Regiment, in the second line, load and make ready their weapons for the coming assault. Bonnie Prince Charlie (so called for his nature, not his looks) rides down the ranks followed by Lord Elcho and his Life Guards. Red coated Irish Pickets, regulars from France, are also in reserve.

The Jacobite Piper by Mark Churms. (Y)
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 Panzer IVF2 tanks of 6th Panzer Division, Panzer Armee Hoth, attempt to fight their way through to the beleaguered Sixth Army at Stalingrad, 12th December 1942.  On the 21st the operation was abandoned when the expected breakout from Stalingrad failed to materialise, the relief column was only 25 miles from the city.

Operation Winter Tempest by David Pentland.
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DHM406.  Allied Generals Before Sebastopol by Thomas Jones Barker.

Allied Generals Before Sebastopol by Thomas Jones Barker.
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Confederate Infantryman of the 19th Virginia by Chris Collingwood.
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 One of Napoleons last successes in France when he defeated the Russian General Sacken on 11th February 1814 at Montmirail near Paris.

Battle of Montmirail by Horace Vernet. (Y)
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SPORT PRINTS

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 A cricketing genius, Sir Garfield Sobers excelled at all aspects of the game.  One of his most memorable moments being the six consecutive sixes hit off one over. 

Sir Garfield Sobers by Gary Keane.
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SP4AP.  Desert Orchid by Mark Churms.

Desert Orchid by Mark Churms (AP)
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David Coulthard made his Grand Prix debut at the Spanish Grand Prix in 1994.  Only an electrical problem with his Williams Renault stopped Coulthard finishing 3rd in his first ever Grand Prix.  This performance was enough to confirm his potential and earn a drive for the 1995 season.  Winning at Estoril, on the podium at Interlagos, Magny-Cours, Silverstone, Hockenheim, Hungaroring and T I Aida, placed him third in the championship in his first full Grand Prix season.  Coulthard moved to McLaren for the 1996 season proving on many occasions that he could match the pace of team leader Mika Hakkinen, who has a reputation as one of the fastest.  For 1997, Coulthard took over the mantle of Britains No.1 driver and was well qualified to do so.  Winning at Melbourne and Monza, second at A1 Ring and Jerez.  Fourth in the championship prior to Schumachers exclusion.  Coulthard drives with a balance of flair and aggression which earned him considerable respect.  After nearly fifteen years as a top flight driver, Coulthard has now retired from driving, leaving a remarkable legacy behind him.  Twice winner of the British Grand Prix in 1999 and 2000, he has represented Scotland and Great Britain at the highest level of motorsport for well over a decade.

Tribute to David Coulthard by Stuart McIntyre
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 The English football team for 2002.
England by Peter Deighan.
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B47. Eddie Irvine/ Ferrari F.310. by Ivan Berryman.

Eddie Irvine/ Ferrari F.310. by Ivan Berryman.
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 It was Saturday 4th May 2002, the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.  Wonderful goals by Ray Parlour and Freddie Ljungberg for Arsenal were too much for their London rivals Chelsea to capture the FA Cup.  Four days later, on Wednesday 8th, Arsenal rode into Old Trafford.  This time a goal by Sylvain Wiltord on his 100th appearance for the club was enough for Arsene Wenger's team to overcome Manchester United and clinch the Premiership title, maintaining a record of scoring in every league game of the season.  For the second time in four years under their long-serving and inspirational captain Tony Adams, Arsenal had performed the classic double of English football, the third in their history making 2001-02, a season never to be forgotten.

The Double 2001 / 2002 by Gary Keane. (Y)
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Lester Piggott by Gary Keane. (Y)
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SFA18.  Going Home by Chris Howells.

Going Home by Chris Howells.
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