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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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 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.1As of No.610 (County of Chester) Sqn RAAF, intercept incoming Heinkel 111H-16s of the 9th Staffel, Kampfgeschwader 53 Legion Condor during the big daylight raids on London of August and September 1940 - the climax of the Battle of Britain.  Spitfire N3029 (DW-K) was shot down by a Bf109 on the 5th of September 1940 and crash-landed near Gravesend, Kent, thankfully without injury to Sgt Willcocks, the pilot.  For the record, N3029 was rebuilt and, following some brief flying in the UK, was sent overseas by convoy to the Middle East.  Ironically, the ship carrying this aircraft was torpedoed en route and both ship and all its cargo were lost.

Close Encounter by Ivan Berryman (GS)
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Conceived initially by Hawkers (of Hurricane fame) as a fast powerful fighter, the Typhoons performance in this role proved to be disappointing in the respect of rate of climb, and at height. They did however eventually come into their own as a superlative very fast ground attack aircraft, and combined with the skill of their pilots became one of the most potent weapons of World War Two. This painting conveys something of the drama of a pair of typhoons at take-off, each loaded with two 1000lb bombs. Normandy dust contributes to the backdrop.

Striking Back by Gerald Coulson. (Y)
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 Boeing B29 Superfortresses of the USAAF 40th Bomb Group come under attack from a Kawasaki Ki64 Hein (Tony) of the Japanese Army Airforces 244th Sentai.

Mission to Yokohama, Japan, June 1944 by David Pentland. (GL)
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 The Fokker DR.1 Triplane (213/17) of Fritz Kempf swoops on a pair of unsuspecting Sopwith Camels whilst on patrol over the Western Front in 1917. Kempfs  practise of having his name painted across the top wing of his aircraft was supplemented by the taunt Do You Remember Me? on the mid wing. His aircraft is depicted in the colours worn by Jasta Boelcke of the Imperial Air Service.

Ltn Fritz Kempf by Ivan Berryman. (GL)
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 A pair of Focke Wulf 190A4s of 9./JG2 Richthofen based at Vannes, France during February 1943. The nearest aircraft is that of Staffelkapitan Siegfried Schnell. The badge on the nose is the rooster emblem of III./JG2 and the decoration on Schnells rudder shows 70 of his eventual total of 93 kills.

Looking for Business by Ivan Berryman. (D)
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 Von Richthofens Fokker DR 1 Triplane (Serial No 425/17) in company with his wingman in a Fokker D.VII over the fields of the Western Front early in April 1918, peeling off to attack a flight of three British fighters.
In For The Kill by Ivan Berryman. (GL)
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After taking part in the Battle of France early in 1940, 85 Squadron moved to Croydon on the 19th August, where, led by renowned squadron leader Peter Townsend DSO DFC, the squadron played a notable part in the Battle of Britain.  Thirty Hurricane squadrons participated in the Battle of Britain compared to only eighteen Spitfire squadrons, claiming 80 percent of the RAF victories.  Sir Sidney Camms innovative design ensured the Hurricane became a classic fighter.  Hurricane Patrol portrays Squadron Leader Peter Townsend leading 85 Squadron on a high altitude sortie during the long hot summer of 1940.

Hurricane Patrol by Graeme Lothian (GS)
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 This sortie was for the sole purpose of saving lives. The objective was to initiate a breakout of more than 700 French resistance workers from Amiens prison, many of whom were on their eve of execution by their Gestapo jailers. The De Havilland Mosquito FB Mk V1s of 464 and 487 Squadron of No 140 wing were to breach the outer walls and destroy certain key buildings within the compound.  Absolute pin point precision was vital to reduce casualties amongst the French patriots.  Three formations of six aircraft were formed, each crewed by the most experienced members of these squadrons. Low level runs at only fifteen feet were required to maintain bombing accuracy. The raid was the responsibility of  Group Captain Percy Charles Pickard, DSO, DFC. The navigational plot was in the hands of Pickards inseparable friend and navigator, Flight Lieutenant J A Bill Broadley. The operation took place on the 18th Februrary 1944 in terrible weather, with heavy snow falling, sweeping in gusts and almost obscuring the runway.  The first run took place along the Albert to Amiens road which can be seen in the foreground of the painting. Led by Wing Commander I S Black, the aircraft were flying so low they had to be flown at an angle to miss the trees lining the road. Bombs were placed with pin point accuracy, breaching the walls in places and setting fire to the main building. The second attack at right angles to the first across barren open fields was led by Wing Commander R W Bob Iredale followed by the Australians of 464 Squadron. The target being the second phase demolition of the guards annex.  The painting shows Iredale in the foreground with his navigator Flt. Lt. McCaul, followed closely by Sqn Ldr Sugden and navigator Fg Off Bridger. In the background, comimg up rapidly at a height of fifteen feet is Fg Off Mongham, DFM and his navigator Fg Off Dean DFM.  These two attacks were so successful, that streams of prisoners managed to escape. Further bombing runs were deemed unnecessary and 21 Squadron returned to base.
Liberation from Amiens by Tim Fisher. (GL)
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 Local Arabs view the scene as having left the home fleet, Richelieu transits the Suez Canal to join the British Pacific Fleet.

Richelieu in the Suez Canal by Randall Wilson. (P)
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CVN 65 USS Enterprise on her first deployment in the Gulf of Tonkin. On this day she flew 165 sorties, a carrier record! Two A4 Skyhawks head towards a bombing mission while an F4 phantom rides escort.

Yankie Station by Randall Wilson (GL)
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 Designed by the great Ernst Heinkel, the diminutive D.1 was an essential stop-gap that provided the Austro-Hungarian pilots with a front line fighter until they were able to re-equip with Albatros scouts in the Summer of 1917. This little aircraft performed well and was generally held in high regard by its pilots, although it did have some shortcomings, namely that forward vision was extremely limited and the Schwarzloses gun was completely concealed in the overwing pod that made it inaccessible in the air. Most unusual of all was its interplane strut arrangement, designed to reduce drag, which gave it the nicknames Starstrutter or Spider. These examples are shown passing above the German cruiser Derfflinger.

Brandenburg D.1 by Ivan Berryman. (AP)
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 The potential value of aircraft at sea had been proven as early as the Battle of Jutland in 1916 and many experiments were undertaken to provide all significant warships with their own aircraft for spotting and reconnaissance purposes. One solution widely adopted was the fitting of flying-off platforms to the main guns, as demonstrated here, as a Sopwith 1½ strutter is launched from HMS Warspite in 1919.

Sopwith 1 ½ Strutter by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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In the spring of 1942, USS Washington was the first of Americas fast battleship fleet to participate in combat operations when she was briefly assigned to the Royal Navy. On 28th June 1942, together with HMS Duke of York, HMS Victorious and an accompanying cruiser and destroyer force, she formed part of the distant covering force to convoy PQ17, bound for Russia. In the Pacific later that same year, she became the only modern US battleship to engage an enemy capital ship, sinking the Japanese battlecruiser Kirishima.

Arctic guardian - USS Washington by Anthony Saunders (P)
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 HMS Boreas encounters the French Compas, August 29th 1779.

Frigate Action off Antigua by Ivan Berryman. (GL)
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Originally constructed as a Home Fleet Repair Ship, HMS Cyclops was later converted into a submarine depot ship and enjoyed a long career, both in the Mediterranean and in home waters.  Here she prepares to receive HMS Sceptre.  Another S-class submarine is already tethered alongside.

HMS Cyclops Prepares to Receive HMS Sceptre by Ivan Berryman (P)
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 HMS Benbow was completed in 1914, built by Beardmore (launched 12th November 1913). On the 10th of December she joined the Grand Fleet serving with the 4th Battle squadron. She was the flagship to Admiral Douglas Gamble until he was replaced in February 1915 by Sir Doveton Sturdee. During the Battle of Jutland. she suffered no damage. After the war she served from 1919 in the Mediterranean providing Gun fire support to the white Russians in the Black Sea until 1920. She remained in the Mediterranean until 1926 joining the Atlantic fleet for the next three years until 1929 when she was paid off and scrapped in March 1931.

HMS Benbow at the Battle of Jutland by Anthony Saunders. (GS)
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The decisive battle of the War of the Roses was fought near Market Bosworth. Richard of Gloucester, the last Plantagenate King of England was to try consequences with Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond. The bloody conflict began in the traditional manner with the opposing armies drawn up in line. facing one another, except for the forces of Thomas Neville, Lord Stanley, as yeyt uncommitted to either side. King Richard, the Third of that name, is seated astride his grey charger in his fine blued harness. He is accompanied by his personal standard and the royal standard, alongside that of Lord Zouch to his right. His herald, trumpet are at his side. To his left Richards Chamberlain and Admiral, Viscount Lord Lovel, sits ready, astride his mount. To the rear we see the rest of the household and choice force of cavalry, kept out of shot to avoid unnecessary casualties amongst the expensive war horses.  After the opening deadly arrow storm, boys hurriedly collect fallen arrows for Richards men to shoot back. In the front line crossbowmen return fire from behind the safety of their decorated pavaises (painted with the suns and white roses of York and the white boar, Richards badge). Close by a gentleman at arms, mortally wounded by an iron ball fired from a hand gonne is dragged from the field by his page. Sir Walter Devereux (Lord Ferrers) accompanied by his standard is encouraging his household (soldiers wearing his livery colours ) to attack.  However, there is a marked reluctance on both sides to join the vicious close quarter combat of handstrokes and only in the centre is there any heavy fighting. Richard is informed by his herald that Henry and his household have been recognised and are now within charge distance. Faced with his armies reluctance to come to grips with the enemy, he decides to force battle himself by leading his own household, the Choice Force, in a desperate charge against Henry seeking to engage him in single combat.  Characteristically leading from the front Richard slays many a knight, including William Brandon (Henrys standard bearer) in his vain attempt to kill his rival. At this crucial moment Lord Stanley decides to join Henrys cause, attacks the choice force and drives it from the field. In the brutal hand to hand fighting the king is unhorsed and though surrounded, fights to the end.  -KingRichard alone was killed fighting manfully in the thickest press of his enemies - his courage was high and fierce and failed him not even at the death which when his men forsook him, he preferred to take by the sword, rather than by foul flight to prolong his life- (Polydore Virgil)

Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth, 22nd August 1485 by Mark Churms. (P)
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 Replacements from 1st Battalion Irish Guards and Sherman tanks of the 46th Royal Tank Regiment move through the debris of Anzio town towards their jump-off positions for the Battle of Campoleone Station.

Anzio, Italy, February 1944 by David Pentland. (Y)
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 Below the vast bulk of the Zoo Bunker one of three giant Flak towers designed to defend Berlin from air attack, some remnants of the citys defenders gather in an attempt to break out of the doomed capital. Amongst which are troops from the 9th Fallschirmjager and Munchberg Panzer Divisions, including a rare nightfighting equipped Panther G of Oberleutnant Rasims Company, 1/29th Panzer Regiment.

Panther at the Zoo, Tiergarten, Berlin,2nd May 1945 by David Pentland. (GL)
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 Falaise, 12th - 21st August 1944.  British 5.5 inch guns of the Royal Artillery in action during the final Normandy battles to close the Falaise Pocket.

Heavy Artillery by David Pentland. (P)
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Battle of Waterloo 1815

Royal Horse Guards by Brian Palmer (P)
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 Sturmgeschutz IIIF of Stug Battalion Grossdeutschland, and supporting infantry from GD Regiment 1 battle against Soviet forces defending the strategically important city of Voronezh on the Don. Combined arms operations such as this proved the value of the assault gun, which took a terrible toll on enemy armour and men alike.

Assault on Voronezh, Russia, 2nd - 7th July 1942 by David Pentland. (GS)
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 King Tigers of Kampfgruppe von Rosen, 3rd Company Heavy Tank Battalion 503, preparing to move out from the Tisza bridgehead to counter Soviet pressure on German forces attacking to the northwest at Debrecen during the first battles to defend the Hungarian capital of Budapest.

Tigers in the Mist by David Pentland. (C)
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 Colonel William C Oates leads his regiment up the slopes of Little Round Top to attack the left flank of the Union army on the second day of fighting at the Battle of Gettysburg.

Confederate Officer, 15th Alabama Infantry Regiment 1863 by Mark Churms.
Half Price! - 40.00

 

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

 Since his arrival from Holland in 1998 Jaap Stam has arguably been Manchester Uniteds most consistent performer. After being voted Dutch Player of the Year at the end of the 1997-98 season a great deal of expectation arose from the Old Trafford faithful as they waited to see if the Dutchman would justify his 10.75 million pound transfer fee. However, Stam has far exceeded any expectations the supporters may have had. His incredible pace, control and ability to read the game have provided Manchester United with the necessary strength in defence to enable them to play the type of free-flowing attacking football which has become synonymous with the Treble winning side. It is a certainty that with his best still to come Jaap Stam will be a name which is long remembered on the terraces of Old Trafford.

Jaap Stam by Gary Brandham.
Half Price! - 60.00
 The legendary Welsh rugby union captain Gareth Edwards is brought to life in the triple portrait. Gareth Edwards is revered in Wales and considered one of the finest players ever. in part of the montage he is shown going over for a try against England.
Gareth Edwards by Darren Baker. (AP)
Half Price! - 150.00
 Eddie Irvine drove the Jaguar R2 during the 2001 Monaco Grand Prix and is captured in print darting through the Nouvelle Chicane on his way to third place and teams first podium position. With its beautiful backdrop of yachts and water, the circuit is famed for being the most picturesque and demanding track in the Formula 1 world series. It is a unique street circuit and a remarkable creation on the streets of this small Monarchy.  The car, chief designer John Russell and chief aerodynamicist Mark Handford under the leadership of technical director Steve Nichols, was launched in Coventry on 9th January 2001, and having switched to Michelin tyres, hopes were high at the start of the 2001 season. Eddie Irvines co-driver was Brazilian-born Luciano Burti who was previously Jaguar Racing development driver.  The engine was powered by the CR-3 VIO from Cosworth Racing but it was difficult to achieve satisfactory wind tunnel results as the tunnel used was in California so the car suffered a little aerodynamically. It has been described as possibly overly robust!

Wild Cats at Monaco by Robert Tomlin
Half Price! - 30.00
GIFP1191. Refreshments At The Inn by Warren Williams (GL)
Refreshments At The Inn by Warren Williams (GL)
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 Following the success of several French imports to Highbury, Arsene Wenger again turned to his home country in search of another midfield maestro.  Robert Pires was duly signed from Marseille in July 2000 in a 6 million pound deal.  Robert Pires has adjusted quickly to the English game.  Pires and his love affair with English football comes from the intensity of the game teamed with the passion from the Highbury fans.  On describing the fans' reaction when he scores, he said, <i>It's an unbelievablesensation to be standing on the pitch when the whole crowd erupts.</i>  For a man who played in a European championship final, and who won the World Cup, these words must sound sweet to the Highbury faithful.  Robert Pires received the recognition his talent deserved on winning the Football Writer's Player of the Year Award in the 2001/02 season.

Robert Pires by Gary Brandham.
Half Price! - 50.00
 Eddie Irvine and Johnny Herbert.  Jaguar Cosworth R1s

Return of the Cat by Michael Thompson
Half Price! - 25.00
GIMK0601GS.  Outside The three Crowns by Heywood Hardy.

Outside The three Crowns by Heywood Hardy. (GS)
Half Price! - 200.00
GIAA2550GS.  The Forest Stakes by Henry Alken.
The Forest Stakes by Henry Alken. (GS)
Half Price! - 200.00

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