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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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 The Black Widow is a formidable creature.  It lurks in the dark, carefully chooses its moment of attack and strikes unseen, cutting down its prey with deadly certainty.  Northrop could not have chosen a more apt name with which to christen their new night fighter when the P61 Black Widow entered service in the spring of 1944.  The first aircraft designed from the start as a night fighter, the P61 had the distinction of pioneering airborne radar interception during World War II, and this remarkable twin engined fighter saw service in the ETO, in China, the Marianas and the South West Pacific.  Under the command of Lt Col O B Johnson, one of the P61s greatest exponents, the 422nd Night Fighter Squadron was the leading P61 outfit in the ETO, destroying 43 enemy aircraft in the air, 5 buzz bombs and hundreds of ground based vehicles, becoming the most successful night fighter squadron of the war.  Flying a twilight mission in his P-61 Black Widow on October 24, 1944, Colonel Johnson and his radar operator have picked up a formation of three Fw190s, stealthily closing on their quarry in the gathering dusk, O.B. makes one quick and decisive strike, bringing down the enemy leader with two short bursts of fire. Banking hard, as the Fw190 pilot prepares to bale out, he brings his blazing guns to bear on a second Fw190, the tracer lighting up the fuselage of his P-61.

Twilight Conquest by Nicolas Trudgian.
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 Hawker Hurricane IIc of top Czech ace Flt. Lt. K.M. Kuttlewascher, No.1 Fighter Squadron on a night intruder sortie from RAF Tangmere. On this mission he destroyed three Heinkel IIIs over their own airfield, St. Andre, in occupied France.

Night Reaper, 4th May 1942 by David Pentland. (E)
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 This was the moment when the massive Möhne dam was finally breached on the night of 16th-17th May 1943 during the top secret Operation Chastise. The specially-converted Lancaster B MkIII of Fl/Lt David Maltby ED906(G) AJ-J roars between the towers of the dam, having released the Upkeep bouncing bomb that would ultimately cause a cascade of water to flood into the valley below. Fl/Lt Harold Martin's identical aircraft, ED909(G) AJ-P can be seen off Maltby's port wing with all of its light ablaze, drawing enemy fire from the attacking bomber.

Dambusters - Moment of Truth by Ivan Berryman. (GL)
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 Sopwith Camel with 65 Squadron, on routine patrol, meet head-on with the unmistakable Albatross fighters of the German air force.

The Sky Warriors by Anthony Saunders. (Y)
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 Gloster Gladiators flown by Flt. Lt. M.T. Pattle and Flying Officer Johnny Lancaster surprise a flight of Breda 65s from 59A Squadriglia over Bit Taob El Essem, North Africa. Pattle went on to be top Commonwealth Air Ace of all time.

Pattles First Victory, 4th August 1940 by David Pentland.
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 Oberleutenant Schalls ME 262 of JG7 catches the Australian crewed Lancaster from 5 group dead astern as it lines up for its bombing run on the Hamburg U-Boat pens. Even at this angle the speed of the jet made it difficult to get off more than a few bursts of cannon fire before it passed through the British formation. The episode was witnessed by navigator Cecil Keys in the leading Lancaster QR/Y from 61 squadron on his last raid of the war. Lt. Schall, an ace with 117 kills, and 2nd highest jet ace of the war with 14 victories was killed the following day when his aircraft hit a bomb crater on landing at his base of Parchim.

Jet Attack by David Pentland. (C)
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 The Hawker Hurricane powered by the powerful Rolls Royce Merlin engine is shown in combat with Luftwaffe aircraft during the Battle of Britain. The Hurricane played a major role in the aerial victory along with its companion the Spitfire.

Merlin Roar by Anthony Saunders. (F)
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It was during the inter-war period that a reawakening interest in twin engined fighter design prompted several countries to investigate a number of revolutionary concepts, of these only the Lockheeds sleek and unconventional P.38 was to be put into large scale production, proving to be a versatile and dominant fighter possessed of extremely long range, good speed and manoeuverability and a formidable armament. When production ceased in 1945, 9,923 examples of the P38 Lightning had been delivered.

Fork Tailed Devil (Lightning) by Ivan Berryman
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Midday, 21st October 1805, and Admiral Collingwoods flagship, the 100-gun HMS Royal Sovereign, breaks the allied line and delivers a shattering broadside on the Spanish flagship Santa Anna. Making great speed, Collingwoods ship had breached the Franco-Spanish line some distance ahead of the rest of his van and the Royal Sovereign suffered heavily as she quickly drew the attentions of three French and three Spanish ships. To her starboard, the French Indomitable can be seen firing into the British flagship while, astern of the Santa Anna, Belleisle and Fougueux are engaging ahead of Mars, Monarca and Pluton.

HMS Royal Sovereign at the Battle of Trafalgar 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 (The End of the Bismarck) by Ivan Berryman.
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HMS Ark Royal IV - Flagship of the Flag Officer Aircraft Carriers - a mobile airfield and a most impressive sight as she launches a Phantom from one of her catapults. She had a standard displacement of 43,000 tons, a beam of 168 feet, and was 846 feet long. Ships company numbered 2,570 and her Air Group consisted of Phantom Interceptors, Buccaneer strike and Gannet AEW aircraft together with Wessex SAR and Sea King ASW helicopters. She served her Nation and the Royal Navy for 23 years and sailed 800,000 miles of valuable service, finally being decommissioned in 1979.
Ark Royal by Philip West (AP)
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 Launched on Trafalgar Day, 1960, HMS Dreadnought was the Royal Navy's first nuclear powered submarine, entering service in 1963.  She is depicted here in the Firth of Forth with the iconic Forth Bridge in the background in December 1963 when she was docked at Rosyth for re-coating of her hull and a general examination.

HMS Dreadnought S101 by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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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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B114AP. 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. (AP)
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To increase the strength of the US fleet in the Pacific during the critical early months of the war, USS Indiana went through the Panama Canal.  On the 28th of November 1942 USS Indiana joined Rear Admiral Lee's aircraft carrier screening force.  For the next 11 months, USS Indiana helped protect USS Enterprise and USS Saratoga, which had been supporting the US invasion on the Solomon Islands.  On the 21st of October 1943 USS Indiana went to Pearl Harbor, but after only a couple of weeks left to support forces designated for the invasion of the Gilbert Islands.  The battleship protected the carriers which supported the Marines during the bloody fight for Tarawa atoll.  Then, in late January 1944, she bombarded Kwajalein for eight days prior to the  Marshall Island landings on 1st February 1944.  USS Indiana collided with the battleship USS Washington while refuelling destroyers, killing several men.  Temporary repairs to her starboard side were made at Majuro and USS Indiana returned to Pearl Harbor on 13th February 1944 for additional repair work.  The painting shows USS Indiana with one of the two carriers she protected.

USS Indiana, First Tour of Duty by Anthony Saunders (Y)
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With the British Mediterranean Fleet riding at anchor in Grand  Harbour Malta, HMS  Majestic is shown preparing to leave harbour as local fisherman look on.

Majestic Malta by Randall Wilson.
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Union soldiers engaging the advancing Confederate forces.
The Skirmish Line by Gilbert Gaul.
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 Depicts two Irish peasants in traditional dress being marched through a Kerry glen by a recruiting party of the 88th Regiment (Connaught Rangers)

Listed for the Connaught Rangers by Lady Elizabeth Butler. (Y)
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 Panzer IIs and IIIs of the African Korps, 15th Panzer Division drive towards Arcoma during the epic battles for the Gazala line.

Battle for Gazala by David Pentland. (GL)
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The French army is in a route, and Napoleon is urged to leave the Battle Field, while the Old Guards  protect his carriage.

Evening of Waterloo by Ernest Crofts.
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 Dawn. British artillery thundered, and the territorial soldiers 15th Scottish division stormed towards the German trenches defending the coal mining village of Loos. The gas cloud that preceded the Highland advance was pendulous and largely stationary due to a distinct lack of wind, and ,upon emerging from the smudgy gas, the highlanders were pelted with machine gun fire and shrapnel from the defending German batteries. Not to be denied, the Scots gritted their teeth, and with an officer shouting faster boys! give them hell! the highlanders charged straight at the defenses. The Germans, unnerved by the stubborn courage of their  kilted opponents, began to fall back through the village of Loos. The Camerons and the Black Watch, shouting their battle cry and charging down the main road of the village, then engaged the defending Germans in a series of savage battles for each and every house - hob-nailed boots, rifle butts, and bayonets being wielded with great enthusiasm by the vengeful Scots. By 8.00am the village was in Scottish hands.

Faster Boys - Give Them Hell! Loos, September 25th 1915 by Jason Askew. (Y)
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. Captain F Macbeans Company, 1st Battalion Royal Artillery in action on the right of the British line, firing its 12 pounder guns against French Cavalry and Infantry. By permission of David Rowlands.  Battle of Minden  1st August 1759.  Major battle of the Seven years war.  After the French victory in April at Bergen, The French Army 60,000 strong under the command of Duc Louis de Contades marched northwards towards Hanover.   To block this French Advance the Prussian Army under Field Marshall The Duke of Brunswick decided to hold the line at Minden.  The Duke of Brunswick could only raise a force of 45,000 men including a British Contingent under Lord George Sackville of 6 regiments, a detachment of cavalry and some artillery.   The French opened the battle attacking,  the British Infantry regiments probably due to a misunderstanding, advanced and they were followed by the Hanoverian Infantry.  They attacked the French cavalry.  The Infantry advanced only stopping to let off a volleys of fire.  This unconventional use of Infantry against cavalry, the French force confused and suffering losses broke.  The victory was in Ferdinands grasp, he ordered his cavalry forward but the British general Sackville refused to send his cavalry after the French. For this action he was later court-martialled by King George II and cashiered from the army.  The French were able to withdraw in order, but their losses had been 7,000 men and 43 artillery guns.   The British and Hanoverian losses were less than 3,000 with 1500 of these casualties inflicted on the British Infantry.  This battle ended all French hopes of capturing Hanover.  British Regiments at Minden. 12th of Foot. (Suffolk Regiment)  20th Foot. (Lancashire Fusiliers ) 23rd of Foot. (Welch Fusiliers),  25th of Foot, (Kings own Scottish Borderers), 37th of Foot. (Royal Hampshire Regiment),  51st Foot   (Kings own Yorkshire Light Infantry)

The Battle of Minden, 1st August 1759 by David Rowlands.
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Commissioned by 29 Commando Regiment, Royal Artillery in 1997. Fire mission by 105mm Light Gun onto Westdown Range.
Commando Gunners by Scott Kirkwood.
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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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B451.  Ascot by Paul Hart.

Ascot by Paul Hart.
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 The Intercontinental Formula was first organised by British Racing Drivers Club to allow the racing of cars with 2000cc to 3000cc engines. At the time the 1500cc limit of Formula 1 had been instituted by the international ruling body in the belief that the smaller cars would mean safer racing. In reality this meant that the relatively easy to handle Formula 1 cars could be driven by less experienced drivers almost as fast as the most experienced master drivers. The result was that the car with fractionally more power was the deciding factor in winning the race, rather than the better driver but this also compromised track safety. The introduction of the Intercontinental Formula was seen as more of a challenge for the drivers, with the larger and more powerful cars requiring greater skill and experience than to drive the 1500cc cars of Formula 1. The 13th International Trophy on Saturday 6th May 1961 was the first race of the season to carry World Championship points and consisted of 80 laps of Silverstone, a total of 233 miles. Stirling Moss, having already won the International Sports Car Race in a Lotus earlier that day, was driving Rob Walkers 2.5 litre Cooper Climax and qualified 2nd on the grid despite being unhappy with the steering of his car. The starting grid front row was Bruce McLaren, Stirling Moss, Jack Brabham and Graham Hill and by the time the race started at 2.30pm a heavy rain meant that the track was not only soaked but also covered in oil and rubber from the previous races. World Champion Jack Brabham made a superb start, passed Moss and was first into Copse and by lap 4 Moss was in 3rd place led by Surtees and Brabham. Due to appalling conditions and poor visibility many of the cars were spinning or leaving the track and by lap 13 Brabham and Moss were 1st and 2nd with the rest of the field some distance behind. Moss now poured on the pressure and for the next few laps he tried to pass as he harried Brabham in a duel for the lead. The pair were now beginning to lap the tailenders and, at around a quarter of the distance Moss was held up by Flockhart, Brabhams team member, who had allowed Brabham to pass. Moss gestured angrily to Flockhart as he was unable to follow Brabham and, as the rain paused for a while the pace became faster. Suddenly and quite dramatically Moss passed both Flockhart and Brabham and within 2 laps had gained 5 seconds on the World Champion. As the rain returned in a deluge Moss mercilessly pushed on, increasing his lead to 1.5 minutes by the halfway mark. Although he could have taken things easily at this point Moss drove on relentlessly at a seemingly impossible pace and was now lapping most of the field for a second time. By the three-quarters stage he completed his humiliation of Brabham by passing him for a second time to lap him representing a 3 mile lead. Moss eventually won the race in 2hrs 41 mins 19.2 secs, 1.5 laps ahead of Brabham and at least two laps ahead of the rest of the field in what were treacherous conditions. At the end of the race Moss summed up the experience as a nice ride, having proved himself to be one of the greatest and fastest drivers in the world under any conditions. Sir Stirling Moss believes this to be one of his finest ever drives.

A Moment of Triumph by Gerald Coulson. (Y)
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Marcus Gronholm wins the 2002 Rally New Zealand in the Peugeot 206 and gains the World Rally Championship Title, October 2002.
Finnish First by Graham Bosworth. (Y)
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SPC5006. Ryan Giggs by Keith Fearon.
Ryan Giggs by Keith Fearon.
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Winning yet another G1, the Lockinge Stakes at Newbury in what was to be her last race.
Russian Rythm by Stephen Smith.
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MT26. Juan for Williams by Michael Thompson.
Juan for Williams by Michael Thompson.
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Race horses gallop to the finish shown in this racing painting by Mark Churms.

The Finish by Mark Churms.
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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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