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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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 Pushing the concept of the Spitfire almost to the limit, the sleek F Mk212 represented the ultimate in fighter design at the end of the Second World War.  Powered by the mighty Griffon 61 engine driving a five blade propeller, its armament consisted of four 20mm British Hispano Cannon, two in each wing.  This example is LA200 (DL-E) of 91 Sqn in 1945.

Spitfire F Mk21 by Ivan Berryman.
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 A BAE Viscount on final approach to Birmingham Airport, c.1962.

Elmdon Evening by Mark Postlethwaite. (AP)
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The scene depicts an encounter between Manfred Von Richthoffen, leader of the Jasta II squadron and a patrol of Sopwith Camels. This particular battle above France took place only weeks before Richthoffen was killed as can be seen from the Balken Kreuz insignia which replaced the iron cross on German aircraft after a directive dated March 1918.

Manfred Von Richthoffen (The Red Baron) by Tim Fisher.
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 Shown in the colours of Jasta Boelke and carrying Baumers personal red / white /  black flash on the fuselage, Fokker DR.1 204/17 was the aircraft in which he scored many of his 43 victories. Although the Sopwith Triplane had been withdrawn from service, German pilots frequently found their DR.1s being mistakenly attacked by their own flak batteries and, sometimes, by other pilots. For this reason, in march 1918, Baumers aircraft bore additional crosses on the centre of the tailplane and on the lower wings to aid identification. For some reason, his rudder displayed what appeared to be an incomplete border to the national marking. Nicknamed Der Eiserne Adler – The Iron Eagle – Paul Baumer survived the war, but died in a flying accident near Copenhagen whilst testing the Rohrbach Rofix fighter.  He is shown in action having just downed an RE.8 while, above him, Leutnant Otto Lofflers DR.1 190/17 banks into the sun to begin another attack.

Leutnant Paul Baumer by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 Depicting the No.19 Sqn Spitfire Mk.IIA of Flt Lt Walter Lawson attacking a a Bf.109 E-4 of JG.3 in the Summer of 1940. The final tally of Lawson before he was listed as missing in August 1941 was 6 confirmed, 1 shared, 3 probables and 1 damaged.  The Bf.109 shown here was flown by Oberleutnant Franz von Werra. He survived this encounter, but was shot down over Kent in September 1940.

Flt Lt Walter Lawson by Ivan Berryman. (B)
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 Even the most faithful of Messerschmitt Me 109 pilots that also flew the Focke-Wulf Fw190 grudgingly admitted the well-proportioned and aesthetically pleasing Fw190 was the finest single-seat fighter in the Luftwaffes armoury during World War II. Soon after its arrival on the Channel Front in 1941, when initial bugs were ironed out, this superb fighter came close to fighter design perfection by the standards of the day. Just as the Mk IX Spitfire held the mantle as Britains most outstanding combat fighter of the war, so was the Fw190 regarded by experienced Luftwaffe pilots. Within months of its operational debut the Fw190 was causing widespread consternation among RAF pilots, the new fighter equal to the Mk IX Spitfire in all but its ability in the tightest of turning circles. By 1944 the technically superb Fw190 came into its own in the great air battles against the USAAFs massed daylight raids. The defence of the Reichs western airspace rested on the shoulders of a few Jagdgschwarden who, against steadily increasing odds, were tasked with interception and destruction of the attacking American heavy bombers. Flying alongside the two established Channel fighter wings JG2 Richthofen and JG26 Schlageter, equipped with Fw190s and led by the great fighter ace Oberst Walter Oesau, JG1 joined the battle in defence of northern Germany. Nicolas Trudgians painting Storm Chasers depicts the Fw190As of I./JG1, distinguished by their distinctive black and white striped cowls, scrambling from the snow-covered Dortmund airfield on 10 February 1944 to intercept another inbound American daylight raid. Nicks dramatic view of this technically supreme fighter conveys its true class as it hurtles over the airfield, its undercarriage retracting as the Fw190 accelerates into the climb. Below, sharing the airfield with I./JGI, are the Fw190s of the newly formed Sturmstaffel 1, identified by their black-white-black tail bands, seen taxiing out to join in the interception. Despite bad weather conditions the Luftwaffes defending fighters scored heavily that day, inflicting severe losses on the Americans, claiming 29 bombers and 8 fighters shot down in the action.

Storm Chasers by Nicolas Trudgian. (Y)
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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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 A sight never to be repeated. Concorde G-BOAE gracefully drifts above London with Buckingham Palace immediately below, Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, the River Thames and the London Eye in the middle distance. On 24th October 2003, the world said goodbye to this elegant airliner, bringing to a close almost thirty years of commercial supersonic travel.

Concorde over London by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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NAVAL PRINTS

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 The Japanese ship Takao at Flank speed, riding shotgun for the carrier

Flank Speed by Randall Wilson.
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One of the finest battleships of all time, Bismarck was built by the Blohm and Voss shipyard in Hamburg and launched in February 1939.  Her first duty was for commerce raiding in the north Atlantic.  Together with the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen, the destroyers Z10, Z16 and Z23 and a minesweeper.  The Bismarck, commanded by Vice Admiral Gunther Lutjens, left her last anchorage at Grimstadt Fjord in Norway.  Once Bismarcks departure was confirmed all available British forces were deployed to meet the threat.  On the 24th of May 1941 the Bismarck sailed into naval history - sinking the battlescruiser and pride of the British fleet - HMS Hood.  But Bismarck would have little time to celebrate, she was sunk by a scorned British fleet three days later.  Here Bismarck is depicted on the evening of the 21st May 1941 entering the open sea on her fateful final voyage.

Bismarck - The Final Voyage by Anthony Saunders (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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Viewed across the damaged stern of the 80-gun San Nicholas, Nelson drives HMS Captain onto the Spanish vessel in order that she can be boarded and taken as a prize, the British marines and men scrambling up the Captains bowsprit to use it as a bridge.  The San Nicholas then fouled the Spanish three decker San Joseph (112), allowing Nelson and his men to take both ships as prizes in a single manoeuvre.  A British frigate is moving into a supporting position in the middle distance.

HMS Captain at the Battle of Cape St Vincent by Ivan Berryman (P)
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HMS Hood makes a turn to port, while in line and astern is HMS Collingwood.  Valetta can be seen in the distance.

HMS Hood at Malta 1896 By Randall Wilson.
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HMS Thunderbolt by Ivan Berryman. The submarine HMS Thunderbolt moves away from the depot ship Montcalm.  Another submarine, HMS Swordfish is alongside for resupply.

HMS Thunderbolt by Ivan Berryman.
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B69AP. HMS Valiant and HMS Queen Elizabeth at Alexandria by Ivan Berryman.

HMS Valiant and HMS Queen Elizabeth at Alexandria by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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 HMS Queen Elizabeth with other Royal Naval Battleships, Revenge and Ramillies. Surrounded by cruisers and destroyers ride at anchor for King George Vs last Jubilee Review of 1935.

Sunset at Spithead by Randall Wilson. (Y)
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MILITARY PRINTS

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DHM217. Ramsays Battery of Horse Artillery at the Battle of Fuentos Onoro, May 5th 1811 by Caton Woodville.
Ramsays Battery of Horse Artillery at the Battle of Fuentos Onoro, May 5th 1811 by Richard Caton Woodville.
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 Study for the original painting Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth.
Bosworth 1485 - Halberdier, Crossbowmen and Handgunner by Mark Churms. (P)
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 Preussisch Stargard, East Prussia, February 1945.  Following the departure  of the platoon's two other vehicles, after expending all their ammunition, the single Jagdpanther of Oberfeldwebel Hermann Bix remained to cover the withdrawal of all supporting infantry in the area.  Hidden behind a muck heap, with only twenty armour piercing and five high explosive shells remaining he made the attacking Soviet Shermans pay a heavy price, destroying sixteen of their number before he too fell back out of ammunition.

The Rearguard by David Pentland. (P)
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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. (P)
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 Last stand of the 24th South Wales Borderers at Isandhlwana during the Zulu War. The battle of Isandhlwana, a Zulu victory over the British forces on 22nd January 1879 about 100km north of Durban. Lord Chelmsford led a column of forces to seek out the Zulu army camped at Isandhlwana, while patrols searched the district. After receiving a report, Chelmsford set forth at half strength, leaving six companies of the 24th Regiment, two guns, some Colonial Volunteers and a native contingent (in all about 1,800 troops) at the camp. Later that morning an advanced post warned of an approaching Zulu army. Shortly after this, thousands of Zulus were found hidden in a ravine by a mounted patrol but as the patrol set off to warn the camp, the Zulus followed. At the orders of the Camp Commander, troops spread out around the perimeter of the camp, but the Zulu army broke through their defences. The native contingent who fled during the attack were hunted down and killed. The remaining troops of the 24th Regiment, 534 soldiers and 21 officers, were killed where they fought. The Zulus left no one alive, taking no prisoners and leaving no wounded or missing. About 300 Africans and 50 Europeans escaped the attack. Consequently, the invasion of Zulu country was delayed while reinforcements arrived from Britain.

Battle of Isandhlwana, 22nd January 1879 by Brian Palmer. (Y)
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 A German machine gun team defend against the British 3rd Corps attack on the high ground north of the Somme.  This was to be the start of the final Allied offensive of the war.

The Machine Guns - Battle of Amiens, France, 8th August 1918 by David Pentland. (P)
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The first fight for independence of the American Revolution. The Battle of Lexington, known as Lexington Common, is where the opening shots of the American Revolution of 1775 took place. The Common had been purchased by subscription of some of the towns leading citizens in 1711.  The engagement took place oon April 19th 1775.  Lt Col Francis Smith wiith 700 men under his command was given secret orders to capture and destroy military supplies that were reportedly stored by the Massachusetts militia at Concord. But Patriot colonials had received word weeks before the expedition that their supplies might be at risk, and had moved the supplies to other stores.  They were also given word that the British were on their way and a rapid deployment of the militia was undertaken. The first shots were fired just as the sun was rising at Lexington. The Minutemen were outnumbered and withdrew, as the British proceeded on to Concord. At the North Bridge in Concord they were meet by a force of several hundred militiamen who defeated the British three companies of the Kings troops, who withdrew  More Minutemen arrived soon thereafter and inflicted heavy damage on the regulars as they marched back towards Boston. Upon returning to Lexington, Smiths expedition was rescued by reinforcements.  The whole British force of some 1700 men withdrew back to Boston.

Battle of Lexington by William Barnes Wollen. (Y)
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 Battle of Hydaspes. Porus had a very large army which included 200 war elephants. The battle saw a charge by the elephants, against the Macedonian forces, which began to look successful. Seeing this, Porus Cavalry charged, against Alexanders cavalry (in this period it was very unusual to have cavalry contact) The elephant charge began to falter and the battle edged towards victory for Alexander. Due to his admiration of Porus as a leader, Alexander granted him honourable terms and built an alliance with him. His army was not so fortunate, with 3,000 cavalry lost and 20,000 infantry killed.

Defeat of Porus by Alexander the Great 326BC by Francois Louis Joseph Watteau. (Y)
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SPORT PRINTS

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 2003 World Superbike Champion, Neil Hodgson with James Toseland in his slipstream.  British World Superbike - June 2003. 
Battle of Britain by Dave Foord.
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This montage shows Trigger winning the Goodwood Cup in 1995, 1997 and 1998.

Double Trigger by Stephen Smith.
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 M. Schumacher / JP Montoya.  Brazilian GP 2001.

Close Encounters by Michael Thompson.
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 Celebrating Englands 1980 Five Nations Grand Slam. After the 70s had been dominated by the Welsh, England battled through an exceptionally tough campaign to win their first Grand Slam in 23 years.

1980 Grand Slam by James Owen. (Y)
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Matt Le Tissier is quite simply a legend of Southampton Football Club. Since making his debut in 1986, Matt played 462 games for the Saints scoring 209 goals (including 49 penalties out of 50!)

Matt le Tissier by Gary Brandham. (Y)
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 England 1 Germany 0, Euro 2000.  On the 17th of June 2000 England once again faced their old nemesis Germany in a Group A qualifying match at Euro 2000.  England entered the game knowing that they had not defeated Germany in a competitive match since the famous World Cup victory in 1966.  Germany made four changes to the side that had drawn with Romania including the introduction of midfielder Sebastian Deisler, whilst England had been forced to replace Tony Adams and Steve McManaman with Martin Keown and Dennis Wise due to injury.  As expected the game started at a frenetic pace and Jancker made things difficult for England's central defenders early on with his height and strength.  England appeared to be lacking cohesion and allowed Germany to take control of the game.  Deisler brought the German crowd to their feet with a clever run down the right hand side and minutes later Hamaan had their first strike on goal which was hit directly at David Seaman.  England were looking for a flash of inspiration and it was very nearly delivered as Michael Owen managed to meet Phil Neville's cross with his head but only managed to direct the ball on to the post.  Paul Scholes in typical fashion drove a ferocious volley, which was tipped just over the bar, and suddenly it appeared that England were beginning to find some weaknesses in certain areas of the German side.  At the interval little separated the two sides however, England started the second half with a steely determination.  After just seven minutes David Beckham earned his side a free kick in a very dangerous position on the England right.  With good movement from the forwards in the German area Beckham swung a speculative cross into the six yard box.  Owen, beaten by the pace, failed to connect but man of the match Alan Shearer anticipated the kind bounce and without hesitation headed the ball back across Kahn and into the right hand side of the German goal.  The England captain had broken the deadlock and instilled in his side the belief that they could finally defeat their oldest rivals.  Germany threw everything they had at England but Keegan's team were equal to the task in every area of the pitch.  As the final whistle blew a huge roar erupted from the England supporters as Alan Shearer's goal had ended over thirty years of frustration and sealed his place in the history books as one of England's greatest ever strikers.

Perfect Finish by Peter Cornwell.
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Heroes of Goodison Park by Doug Harker. (Y)
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22nd - 24th September 1995, Oakhill Country Club, Rochester, New York.  Against all odds the triumphant European team beat the USA in one of the most dramatic finishes of all time, to bring home the Ryder Cup for Europe.
Ryder Cup Victors by Peter Wileman
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