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Hawthorn Leslie - World Naval Ships Directory

Hawthorn Leslie

Builder : Hawthorn Leslie
Country : UK

Ships built by Hawthorn Leslie (ordered by launch date)... :

NameLaunchedFate
HMS Bellona29th August 1890Sold 10th July 1906.
HMS Opossum4th October 1895Sold for breaking July 1920
HMS Ranger4th October 1895Sold 20th May 1920.
HMS Sunfish23rd May 1895Sold 7th June 1920.
HMS Cheerful14th July 1897Mined and sunk off Shetland Isles on 30 June 1917.
HMS Mermaid22nd February 1898Sold 23rd July 1919.
HMS Viper6th September 1899Wrecked 3rd August 1901.
HMS Greyhound6th October 1900Sold for scrap June 1919
HMS Racehorse8th November 1900Sold for scrap 23rd March 1920.
HMS Roebuck4th January 1901Scrapped 1919.
HMS Velox7th June 1902Laid down on 10th April 1901 and originally named Python. Purchased from builder 7th June 1902. Sunk 25th October 1915.
HMS Derwent14th February 1903Sunk off Le Havre 2nd May 1917.
HMS Eden13th March 1903Rammed and sunk by SS France in English Channel on 18 June 1916.
HMS Waveney15th March 1903Sold for breaking February 1920
HMS Kale8th November 1904Mined and sunk in North Sea on 27 March 1918.
HMS Doon8th November 1904Sold 27th May 1919.
HMS Boyne12th September 1904Sold 30th August 1919.
HMS Ghurka29th April 1907Sunk 8th February 1917.
HMS Zulu16th September 1909Stern damaged by mine, 8th November 1916. Forward part paired with aft section of HMS Nubian to create HMS Zubian, 1917.
HMS Scourge11th February 1910Sold 9th May 1921.
HMS Nemesis9th August 1910Loaned to Japan (Kanran) June 1917.
HMS Nereide6th September 1910Sold 1st December 1921.
HMS Nymphe31st January 1911Sold 9th May 1921.
HMS Tigress20th December 1911Sold 9 May 1921
HMS Jackal9th September 1911Sold September 1920
HMS Cockatrice8th November 1912Sold 9th May 1921.
HMS Christopher29th August 1912Sold for breaking 9 May 1921
HMS Contest7th January 1913Sunk 18th September 1917.
HMS Lucifer29th December 1913Sold for scrapping 1921
HMS Mansfield3rd December 1914Sold 26th October 1921.
HMS Mentor21st August 1914Sold 9th May 1921.
HMS Trident20th November 1915Originally ordered for the Turkish Navy, but on the outbreak of the First World War she was taken over as HMS Offa, then renamed Trident before launching. Sold 9th May 1921.
HMS Marksman28th April 1915Sold for scrap 8th November 1921.
HMS Champion29th May 1915Sold for scrap 28th July 1934
HMS Talisman15th July 1915Sold 9th May 1921.
HMS Termagant26th August 1915Sold for scrap 25th January 1923.
HMS Turbulent5th January 1916Sunk 1st June 1916 at Battle of Jutland.
HMS Stork15th November 1916Sold 7th October 1927.
HMS Plover3rd March 1916Sold for breaking 9 May 1921
HMS Pigeon3rd March 1916Sold 9th May 1921.
HMS Sarpedon1st June 1916Sold for breaking 13 July 1926.
HMS Starfish27th September 1916Sold for breaking 21 April 1928
HMS Thruster10th January 1917Scrapped 16th March 1937.
HMS Calypso24th January 1917Sunk 12th June 1940
HMS Verulam3rd October 1917Sunk 4th September 1919.
HMS Versatile31st October 1917Sold for scrap 7th May 1947.
HMS Warwick28th December 1917Sunk 20th February 1944.
HMS Thisbe8th March 1917Sold for breaking August 1936
Kanran *June 1917Loaned from UK (ex - Nemesis) June 1917. Returned to UK (Nemesis) 1919.
HMS Verdun21st August 1917Scrapped 3rd March 1946.
HMS Tenedos21st October 1918Sunk 5th April 1942.
HMS Thanet5th November 1918Sunk in action off Malaya 27 January 1942
HMS Wessex12th March 1918Sunk 24th May 1940.
HMS Stuart22nd August 1918To Australia (Stuart) October 1933.
HMS Nemesis *1919Returned from Japan (ex - Kanran) 1919. Sold 26th November 1921.
HMS Montrose29th May 1919Sold for scrap 31st January 1946.
HMS Turbulent29th May 1919Scrapped 25th August 1936.
HMS Thracian5th March 1920Commadeered by Japan (101) September 1942.
HMS Sussex22nd February 1928Scrapped 1950
HMS Bridgewater14th September 1928Sold for scrap 25th May 1947.
HMS Sandwich29th September 1928Sold 8th January 1946.
HMS Antelope27th July 1929Sold for scrap January 1946.
HMS Active9th July 1929Scrapped 20th May 1947.
HMS Blanche29th May 1930Sunk by mine in Thames estuary 13th November 1939.
HMS Boadicea23rd September 1930Sunk by aircraft 13th June 1944 while supporting the Normandy landings.
Goncalves Zarco28th November 1932Discarded 1960s.
HMS Diana16th June 1932To Canada (Margaree) 6th September 1940.
HMS Duchess19th July 1932Sunk in collision, 12th December 1939.
Goncalo Vehlo3rd August 1932Discarded 1960s.
HMAS Stuart *12th October 1933From UK (ex - Stuart) October 1933. Sold February 1947.
HMS Electra15th February 1934Sunk 27th February 1942.
HMS Encounter29th March 1934Sunk 1st March 1942.
HMIS Indus24th August 1934Sunk 6th April 1942.
HMS Imogen30th October 1936Sunk in collision 16th July 1940.
HMS Imperial11th December 1936Sunk 29th May 1941.
HMS Manchester12th April 1937Sunk 13th August 1942
HMS Kelly25th October 1938Sunk 23rd May 1941.
HMS Jervis9th September 1938Sold for scrap 3rd January 1949.
HMS Legion26th December 1939Sunk 26th March 1942.
HMS Naiad3rd February 1939Sunk 11th March 1942.
HMS Cleopatra27th March 1940Scrapped 1958
HMS Lightning22nd April 1940Sunk 12th March 1943.
HMS Welshman4th September 1940Sunk 1st February 1943.
HMCS Margaree *6th September 1940From UK (ex - Diana) 6th September 1940. Sunk in collision 22nd October 1940.
HMS Pakenham28th January 1941Lost 16 April 1943
HMS SGB617th November 1941Renamed Grey Shark 1944.
HMS Quilliam29th November 1941To Netherlands November 1945, renamed Banckert.
HMS Pathfinder10th April 1941Scrapped November 1948.
HMS Bedale23rd July 1941Loaned to Poland renamed (Slazak) 17th April 1942. Completed on 9th May 1942.
HMS SGB527th August 1941Renamed Grey Owl 1944.
HMS Bicester5th September 1941Scrapped 22nd August 1956.
HMS Blean15th January 1942Sunk 11th December 1942.
HMS Saumarez20th November 1942Scrapped October 1950
HMS Quadrant28th February 1942To Australia 1945.
ORP Slazak *April 1942Loaned from UK (ex - Bedale) April 1942. Renamed Bedale November 1946.
HMS Quail1st June 1942Mined 15th November 1943, foundered under tow 18th June 1944.
HMS Diadem26th August 1942To Pakistan (Babur) 1956
101 *September 1942Commandeered from UK (ex - Thracian) September 1942. Returned to UK (Thracian) 4th September 1945.
HMS Savage24th September 1942Scrapped April 1962
HMS Armada9th December 1943Scrapped 1965
HMS Apollo5th April 1943Scrapped November 1962.
HMS Whelp3rd June 1943To South Africa (Simon Van Der Stel) 23rd February 1953.
HMS Whirlwind30th August 1943Foundered as target 29th October 1974.
HMS Grey Owl *1944Renamed (ex - SGB5) 1944. Sold to British Iron and Steel and scrapped 15th December 1949.
HMS Grey Shark *1944Renamed (ex- SGB6) 1944. Sold 13 October 1947 and became a houseboat in 1949.
HMS Triumph2nd October 1944Scrapped 1981
HMS Solebay22nd February 1944Scrapped 11th August 1967.
HMS Saintes19th July 1944Sold for scrap 26th June 1972.
HMS Agincourt29th January 1945Scrapped October 1974.
HMAS Quadrant *18th October 1945From UK (ex - Quadrant) October 1945. Sold 7th January 1963.
Banckert *22nd November 1945Scrapped 8th February 1957.
HMS Alamein12th May 1945Scrapped 1st December 1964.
HMS Thracian *4th September 1945Returned from Japan (ex - 101) 4th September 1945. Sold for scrap February 1946.
HMS Bedale *November 1946Returned to UK and renamed (ex - Slazak) November 1946. To India (Godaveri) 27th April 1953.
HMS Jutland20th February 1946Laid down as Malplaquet, renamed Jutland in December 1945. Scrapped 14th May 1965.
Simon Van Der Stel *23rd February 1953From UK (ex - Whelp) 23rd February 1953. Scrapped 1976.
Godaveri *27th April 1953From Poland (ex - Bedale) 27th April 1953. Deleted 1979.
HMS Llandaff30th November 1955Sold to Bangladesh (Umar Farooq) 10th December 1976.
PNS Babur *29th February 1956From UK (Diadem) 1956. Renamed Jahangir in 1982 for use as cadet training.
HMS Argonaut8th February 1966Scrapped 1995.
Umar Farooq *10th December 1976Purchased from UK (ex - Llandaff) 10th December 1976. Deleted 1998.

Ships built by Hawthorn Leslie(ordered by name)... :

NameLaunchedFate
101 *September 1942Commandeered from UK (ex - Thracian) September 1942. Returned to UK (Thracian) 4th September 1945.
HMS Active9th July 1929Scrapped 20th May 1947.
HMS Agincourt29th January 1945Scrapped October 1974.
HMS Alamein12th May 1945Scrapped 1st December 1964.
HMS Antelope27th July 1929Sold for scrap January 1946.
HMS Apollo5th April 1943Scrapped November 1962.
HMS Argonaut8th February 1966Scrapped 1995.
HMS Armada9th December 1943Scrapped 1965
PNS Babur *29th February 1956From UK (Diadem) 1956. Renamed Jahangir in 1982 for use as cadet training.
Banckert *22nd November 1945Scrapped 8th February 1957.
HMS Bedale *November 1946Returned to UK and renamed (ex - Slazak) November 1946. To India (Godaveri) 27th April 1953.
HMS Bedale23rd July 1941Loaned to Poland renamed (Slazak) 17th April 1942. Completed on 9th May 1942.
HMS Bellona29th August 1890Sold 10th July 1906.
HMS Bicester5th September 1941Scrapped 22nd August 1956.
HMS Blanche29th May 1930Sunk by mine in Thames estuary 13th November 1939.
HMS Blean15th January 1942Sunk 11th December 1942.
HMS Boadicea23rd September 1930Sunk by aircraft 13th June 1944 while supporting the Normandy landings.
HMS Boyne12th September 1904Sold 30th August 1919.
HMS Bridgewater14th September 1928Sold for scrap 25th May 1947.
HMS Calypso24th January 1917Sunk 12th June 1940
HMS Champion29th May 1915Sold for scrap 28th July 1934
HMS Cheerful14th July 1897Mined and sunk off Shetland Isles on 30 June 1917.
HMS Christopher29th August 1912Sold for breaking 9 May 1921
HMS Cleopatra27th March 1940Scrapped 1958
HMS Cockatrice8th November 1912Sold 9th May 1921.
HMS Contest7th January 1913Sunk 18th September 1917.
HMS Derwent14th February 1903Sunk off Le Havre 2nd May 1917.
HMS Diadem26th August 1942To Pakistan (Babur) 1956
HMS Diana16th June 1932To Canada (Margaree) 6th September 1940.
HMS Doon8th November 1904Sold 27th May 1919.
HMS Duchess19th July 1932Sunk in collision, 12th December 1939.
HMS Eden13th March 1903Rammed and sunk by SS France in English Channel on 18 June 1916.
HMS Electra15th February 1934Sunk 27th February 1942.
HMS Encounter29th March 1934Sunk 1st March 1942.
HMS Ghurka29th April 1907Sunk 8th February 1917.
Godaveri *27th April 1953From Poland (ex - Bedale) 27th April 1953. Deleted 1979.
Goncalo Vehlo3rd August 1932Discarded 1960s.
Goncalves Zarco28th November 1932Discarded 1960s.
HMS Grey Owl *1944Renamed (ex - SGB5) 1944. Sold to British Iron and Steel and scrapped 15th December 1949.
HMS Grey Shark *1944Renamed (ex- SGB6) 1944. Sold 13 October 1947 and became a houseboat in 1949.
HMS Greyhound6th October 1900Sold for scrap June 1919
HMS Imogen30th October 1936Sunk in collision 16th July 1940.
HMS Imperial11th December 1936Sunk 29th May 1941.
HMIS Indus24th August 1934Sunk 6th April 1942.
HMS Jackal9th September 1911Sold September 1920
HMS Jervis9th September 1938Sold for scrap 3rd January 1949.
HMS Jutland20th February 1946Laid down as Malplaquet, renamed Jutland in December 1945. Scrapped 14th May 1965.
HMS Kale8th November 1904Mined and sunk in North Sea on 27 March 1918.
Kanran *June 1917Loaned from UK (ex - Nemesis) June 1917. Returned to UK (Nemesis) 1919.
HMS Kelly25th October 1938Sunk 23rd May 1941.
HMS Legion26th December 1939Sunk 26th March 1942.
HMS Lightning22nd April 1940Sunk 12th March 1943.
HMS Llandaff30th November 1955Sold to Bangladesh (Umar Farooq) 10th December 1976.
HMS Lucifer29th December 1913Sold for scrapping 1921
HMS Manchester12th April 1937Sunk 13th August 1942
HMS Mansfield3rd December 1914Sold 26th October 1921.
HMCS Margaree *6th September 1940From UK (ex - Diana) 6th September 1940. Sunk in collision 22nd October 1940.
HMS Marksman28th April 1915Sold for scrap 8th November 1921.
HMS Mentor21st August 1914Sold 9th May 1921.
HMS Mermaid22nd February 1898Sold 23rd July 1919.
HMS Montrose29th May 1919Sold for scrap 31st January 1946.
HMS Naiad3rd February 1939Sunk 11th March 1942.
HMS Nemesis *1919Returned from Japan (ex - Kanran) 1919. Sold 26th November 1921.
HMS Nemesis9th August 1910Loaned to Japan (Kanran) June 1917.
HMS Nereide6th September 1910Sold 1st December 1921.
HMS Nymphe31st January 1911Sold 9th May 1921.
HMS Opossum4th October 1895Sold for breaking July 1920
HMS Pakenham28th January 1941Lost 16 April 1943
HMS Pathfinder10th April 1941Scrapped November 1948.
HMS Pigeon3rd March 1916Sold 9th May 1921.
HMS Plover3rd March 1916Sold for breaking 9 May 1921
HMAS Quadrant *18th October 1945From UK (ex - Quadrant) October 1945. Sold 7th January 1963.
HMS Quadrant28th February 1942To Australia 1945.
HMS Quail1st June 1942Mined 15th November 1943, foundered under tow 18th June 1944.
HMS Quilliam29th November 1941To Netherlands November 1945, renamed Banckert.
HMS Racehorse8th November 1900Sold for scrap 23rd March 1920.
HMS Ranger4th October 1895Sold 20th May 1920.
HMS Roebuck4th January 1901Scrapped 1919.
HMS Saintes19th July 1944Sold for scrap 26th June 1972.
HMS Sandwich29th September 1928Sold 8th January 1946.
HMS Sarpedon1st June 1916Sold for breaking 13 July 1926.
HMS Saumarez20th November 1942Scrapped October 1950
HMS Savage24th September 1942Scrapped April 1962
HMS Scourge11th February 1910Sold 9th May 1921.
HMS SGB527th August 1941Renamed Grey Owl 1944.
HMS SGB617th November 1941Renamed Grey Shark 1944.
Simon Van Der Stel *23rd February 1953From UK (ex - Whelp) 23rd February 1953. Scrapped 1976.
ORP Slazak *April 1942Loaned from UK (ex - Bedale) April 1942. Renamed Bedale November 1946.
HMS Solebay22nd February 1944Scrapped 11th August 1967.
HMS Starfish27th September 1916Sold for breaking 21 April 1928
HMS Stork15th November 1916Sold 7th October 1927.
HMS Stuart22nd August 1918To Australia (Stuart) October 1933.
HMAS Stuart *12th October 1933From UK (ex - Stuart) October 1933. Sold February 1947.
HMS Sunfish23rd May 1895Sold 7th June 1920.
HMS Sussex22nd February 1928Scrapped 1950
HMS Talisman15th July 1915Sold 9th May 1921.
HMS Tenedos21st October 1918Sunk 5th April 1942.
HMS Termagant26th August 1915Sold for scrap 25th January 1923.
HMS Thanet5th November 1918Sunk in action off Malaya 27 January 1942
HMS Thisbe8th March 1917Sold for breaking August 1936
HMS Thracian *4th September 1945Returned from Japan (ex - 101) 4th September 1945. Sold for scrap February 1946.
HMS Thracian5th March 1920Commadeered by Japan (101) September 1942.
HMS Thruster10th January 1917Scrapped 16th March 1937.
HMS Tigress20th December 1911Sold 9 May 1921
HMS Trident20th November 1915Originally ordered for the Turkish Navy, but on the outbreak of the First World War she was taken over as HMS Offa, then renamed Trident before launching. Sold 9th May 1921.
HMS Triumph2nd October 1944Scrapped 1981
HMS Turbulent5th January 1916Sunk 1st June 1916 at Battle of Jutland.
HMS Turbulent29th May 1919Scrapped 25th August 1936.
Umar Farooq *10th December 1976Purchased from UK (ex - Llandaff) 10th December 1976. Deleted 1998.
HMS Velox7th June 1902Laid down on 10th April 1901 and originally named Python. Purchased from builder 7th June 1902. Sunk 25th October 1915.
HMS Verdun21st August 1917Scrapped 3rd March 1946.
HMS Versatile31st October 1917Sold for scrap 7th May 1947.
HMS Verulam3rd October 1917Sunk 4th September 1919.
HMS Viper6th September 1899Wrecked 3rd August 1901.
HMS Warwick28th December 1917Sunk 20th February 1944.
HMS Waveney15th March 1903Sold for breaking February 1920
HMS Welshman4th September 1940Sunk 1st February 1943.
HMS Wessex12th March 1918Sunk 24th May 1940.
HMS Whelp3rd June 1943To South Africa (Simon Van Der Stel) 23rd February 1953.
HMS Whirlwind30th August 1943Foundered as target 29th October 1974.
HMS Zulu16th September 1909Stern damaged by mine, 8th November 1916. Forward part paired with aft section of HMS Nubian to create HMS Zubian, 1917.

* - Represents a ship built here which later changed to this name or role.

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 It is January 1945, and its cold. The German advance in the Ardennes is nearly over, but the Panzer Army is desperately throwing more troops into the breach who try to keep their momentum going in The Battle of the Bulge. Tasked with preventing German reinforcements from reaching the battle front, the Ninth Air Force launched a series of low-level attacks on enemy ground forces as they wind their way through the Ardennes. Flying conditions were not easy, cloud bases were low, and snow was in the air. Nicolas Trudgians new painting recreates an attack on January 23, 1945, by Douglas A-20 Havocs of the 410th Bomb Group. Locating an enemy convoy in open space near the German town of Blankenheim, the Havoc pilots make a swift attack diving from 8000 feet, catching the German force by surprise: Hurtling down the line of vehicles at 320mph they release their parafrag bombs from 300 feet then, dropping just above the roofs of the army trucks continue down the column blasting everything in sight with their forward-firing .50mm caliber machine guns. In the space of a few minutes the attack is completed and the convoy decimated. With ammunition expended and fuel running low the A-20 Havocs climb out of the zone and head for base in France. A 20mm shell has hit the lead aircraft wounding the Bombardier/Navigator Gordon Jones, which will seriously hamper their return through a blizzard, but all aircraft make it safely home - the lead aircraft, on landing, counting over 100 holes of various sizes. For their part in leading the successful attack the Lead Pilot Russell Fellers and Bombardier/Navigator Gordon G. Jones received the Silver Star. <br><br><b>Published 2001.<br><br>Signed by A-20 Havoc combat aircrews, including two Silver Star recipients, from World War Two.</b>

Raising Havoc in the Ardennes by Nicolas Trudgian. (Y)
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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

Clash Over Remagen by Nicolas Trudgian. (Y)
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 Junkers JU87 R-1 Stukas find a gap in the cloudbase en route to their target during the Norwegian Campaign of 1941.

Dawn Raiders by Ivan Berryman.
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 On 27th November 1950, thousands of Chinese troops swarmed over the frozen Yalu river on the North Korean /Chinese border, cutting off US Marines in the Chosin Reservoir area. Over the next ten days the marines with air support from both the Navy and Marine Air Wings fought their way out of the trap to Hungnam and safety.

Frozen Chosin, Korea, December 1950 by David Pentland. (P)
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 With 12 victories to his credit, William Sloan was the highest scoring pilot of the 96th FS/82nd FG and is shown here in his P.38 Snooks IV , a reference to the fact that this aircraft was made up of so many cannibalised parts from other P.38s.

Lt William J Dixie Sloan by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 From the day they began their aerial campaign against Nazi Germany to the cessation of hostilities in 1945, the USAAF bomber crews plied their hazardous trade in broad daylight. This tactic may have enabled better sighting of targets, and possibly less danger of mid-air collisions, but the grievous penalty of flying daylight missions over enemy territory was the ever presence of enemy fighters. Though heavily armed, the heavy bombers of the American Eighth Air Force were no match against the fast, highly manoeuvrable Me109s, Fw190s and, late in the war, Me 262 jet fighters which the Luftwaffe sent up to intercept them. Without fighter escort they were sitting ducks, and inevitably paid a heavy price. Among others, one fighter group earned particular respect, gratitude, and praise from bomber crews for their escort tactics. The 356th FG stuck rigidly to the principle of tight bomber escort duty, their presence in tight formation with the bombers often being sufficient to deter enemy attack. Repeatedly passing up the opportunity to increase individual scores, the leadership determined it more important to bring the bombers home than claim another enemy fighter victory. As the air war progressed this philosophy brought about an unbreakable bond between heavy bomber crews and escort fighter pilots, and among those held in the highest esteem were the pilots of the 356th. Top scoring ace Donald J Strait, flying his P-51 D Mustang Jersey Jerk, together with pilots of the 356th Fighter Group, are seen in action against Luftwaffe Fw 190s while escorting B-17 bombers returning from a raid on German installations during the late winter of 1944. One minute all is orderly as the mighty bombers thunder their way homeward, the next minute enemy fighters are upon them and all hell breaks loose. <br><br><b>Published 2003.<br><br>Signed by three of the top pilots from the 356th Fighter group.</b>

Ace of Diamonds by Nicolas Trudgian (Y)
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 Hurricanes of 607 County of Durham Squadron diving down and attacking Heinkels over the Needles on the Isle of Wight, after a raid on the southern coast. 607 squadron were stationed at nearby Tangmere from the start of September 1940 and saw continuous action throughout the Battle of Britain until the 16th October, when it withdrew to Scotland having raised its total victory to 102. Also aiding in the pursuit are Spitfires of 602 City of Glasgow Squadron based at Westhampnett.

Hurricanes Over the Needles by Graeme Lothian. (Y)
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 En route to the dams of the Ruhr Valley, the first wave of three specially adapted Avro Lancasters roar across the Dutch wetlands on the night of 16 -17th May 1943 led by Wing Commander Guy Gibson, their mission to breach the Mohne and Eder dams, thus robbing the German war machine of valuable hydro-electric power and disrupting the water supply to the entire area. Carrying their unique, Barnes Wallis designed 'Bouncing Bomb' and flying at just 30m above the ground to avoid radar detection, 617 Squadron's Lancasters forged their way into the enemy territories, following the canals of the Netherlands and flying through forest fire traps below treetop height to their targets. Gibson's aircraft ('G'-George) is nearest with 'M'-Mother of Fl/Lt Hopgood off his port wing and 'P'-Peter (Popsie) of Fl/Lt Martin in the distance.

Dambusters - The First Wave by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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HMS Ark Royal after a recent refit, rejoins the fleet in 2001.

HMS Ark Royal by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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 HMS Ramillies and Warspite manoeuvre into position off the coast of Normandy. The major battleships of the Home Fleet, with their massive guns which could deliver gunfire with pinpoint accuracy to 17 miles. they proved invaluable on the day of the biggest seaborne land invasion in history.

HMS Ramillies and HMS Warspite at Normandy by Anthony Saunders
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B114.  HMS Carmania sinking the German armed liner SS Cap Trafalgar off Ilha da Trindade, South Atlantic. 14th September 1914.  By Ivan Berryman.
HMS Carmania sinking the German armed liner SS Cap Trafalgar off Ilha da Trindade, South Atlantic. 14th September 1914. By Ivan Berryman.
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USS Maddox engaging North Vietnamese torpedo boats with 5-in gunfire, August 2nd, 1964, in the Gulf of Tonkin.

USS Maddox by Randall Wilson (AP)
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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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B61.  USS Oakland Escorting the Damaged USS Lexington by Ivan Berryman.
USS Oakland Escorting the Damaged USS Lexington by Ivan Berryman
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 Completed in May 1941, HMS Victorious had been in commission just nine days when her pilots encountered and attacked the Bismarck. She is seen here in August 1942 with HMS Eagle astern of her.

HMS Victorious by Ivan Berryman.
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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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Painting commissioned for a major book publisher around 189 - 1990 for a novel cover.

US soldiers during winter in the Korean War by Chris Collingwood.
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 Towards the end of the second battle of Cambrai, British Mark IV tanks of 12th Battalion confronted German captured Mark IVs. The ensuing battle was chaotic, emerging from smoke the Germans were initially mistaken as part of C Company, but at 50 meters both sides recovered from their surprise and opened fire simultaneously. The lead British tank L16 commanded by Captain Rowe was immediately knocked out, who escaped with his men to L19 just in time to see it destroyed, along with L12. The remaining tank L8 had broken down some distance back taking no part in the battle, although its commander Lieutenant Martel managed to use a captured 77mm artillery piece to finally halt the German tank.

Unexpected encounter at Niergnies, France, 8th October 1918 by David Pentland. (GL)
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Sir Edward Barnes mustering the 92nd Highlanders, before the Battle of Waterloo.
Piper of the 92nd Highlanders at Waterloo by Alan Herriot.
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 A Voltigeur corporal, 2nd battalion, 4th regiment etranger, Holland 1813.

Tireur D Elite by Mark Churms. (P)
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DHM889.  Winter Fishing by Alan Herriot.

Winter Fishing by Alan Herriot.
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Painted in 1868, Napoleon wears the uniform of the Chasseurs and is followed by his generals and an Egyptian Marmaluke (extreme left) Added, it was said, at the express wish of Lord Hereford who purchased the painting. It is now in the Wallace Collection.
Napoleon and his Staff by Jean Louis Ernest Meissonier.
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 US Marines of the 2nd Battalion, 2nd RCT, 2nd Marine Division, supported by LVTs and tanks, take part in the successful but bloody assault on Betio Island, part of the Tarawa Atoll. Operation Galvanic as it was known became the first step on the island road to Japan itself.

Red Beach Two, Tarawa Atoll, 20th November 1943 by David Pentland.
Half Price! - 50.00
 The Queens Bays engage enemy foot and horse outside Luknow, led by Major Percy Smith. The regiment was given the order to charge and pursue. The Bays thundered into action accompanied by the second Punjab cavalry. In the action Major Percy Smith was killed along with two corporals.

Charge and Pursue by Mark Churms. (AP)
Half Price! - 75.00

 

SPORT PRINTS

Click above to see all of our sport art index - Eight random half price sport items are displayed to the right.

Some Current Half Price Sport Art Offers

B40. Jean Alesi/ Benetton B.196

Jean Alesi/ Benetton B.196 by Ivan Berryman
Half Price! - 40.00


Lennox Lewis by Peter Deighan.
Half Price! - 50.00
B43. Damon Hill/ Williams Renault FW.18 by Ivan Berryman

Damon Hill/ Williams Renault FW.18 by Ivan Berryman
Half Price! - 40.00
SFA15.  Bollocks by Chris Howells.

Bollocks by Chris Howells.
Half Price! - 50.00

B46. Damon Hill/ Williams FW.16 by Ivan Berryman
Damon Hill/ Williams FW.16 by Ivan Berryman
Half Price! - 40.00


Jenson Button - Canada 2011 by Stephen Doig. (P)
Half Price! - 240.00
 Carl Fogarty testing the new Foggy Petronas FP1 at Brands Hatch, 2003.
Back on Track by Dave Foord. (Y)
Half Price! - 110.00
 With his typical degree of accuracy, Martin Smith has produced this fantastic portrait of David Coulthard, smiling as he walks towards his car in anticipation of a forthcoming race, every detail in his papers showing.
David Coulthard by Martin Smith
Half Price! - 40.00

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