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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 balance of maritime power in the Mediterranean was transformed at a stroke by the British air attack which disabled three Italian battleships in a few minutes. The target was the core of Mussolinis fleet, tucked away in Taranto Harbour, in southern Italy. The attack, codenamed Operation Judgement, took place in bright moonlight by twenty-one Swordfish from the British carrier HMS Illustrious. In the confined space of the harbour, their torpedoes had a devastating impact, at least nine torpedoes struck their targets. In all, seven ships were severely damaged, including the battleship Caio Duilio (left), Littorio (right) and Conte Di Cavour.

Raid on Taranto by Anthony Saunders (GS)
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 Whilst flying with A Flight of 85 Squadron on 30th July 1940, Geoffrey Allard encountered a pair of Messerschmitt Bf.110s about 40 miles from the coast, apparently patrolling near a convoy.  After Squadron Leader Townsend, flying  Red 1, had made two unsuccessful attacks, Allard closed to 150 yards and began to fire continuously, eventually closing to just 25 yards, whereupon the starboard engine of the Bf.110 began to disintegrate. This was just one of eight victories that Allard claimed during the Battle of Britain to add to a previous eight that he had scored flying Hurricanes during the Battle of France.

Close Combat by Ivan Berryman. (B)
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 Douglas C-47s of the 439th Troop Carrier Group, 94th Troop Carrier Squadron, approach the Drop Zone above Normandy on the night of 5th / 6th June 1944 at the start of Operation Overlord.

Drop Zone Ahead by Ivan Berryman.
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Depicting two B17s from 92nd bomb group having joined a lone B24 from 93rd. In the background, the distinctive triangles on the tails of the two aircraft denote membership to the 303rd BG.

Motley Crew by Tim Fisher (GS)
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DHM835GL. 19th Regiment Artillery (The Highland Gunners) by David Rowlands.
19th Regiment Artillery (The Highland Gunners) by David Rowlands (GL)
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 A Lancaster heads out to its target as the sun sets.

Long Night Ahead by Gerald Coulson. (Y)
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DHM1762P. Tribute to Johannes Steinhoff by Graeme Lothian.

Tribute to Johannes Steinhoff by Graeme Lothian. (P)
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 Spitfires of No.19 Squadron RAF, including Flt Sgt George Unwin (QV-H) attack a formation of He111 bombers during the Battle of Britain.

Battle of Britain by Graeme Lothian. (GS)
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The moment shortly after dawn on 24th May 1941 when HMS Hood, in company with HMS Prince of Wales, opens fire on the Bismarck, setting in motion one of the greatest sea dramas the world had seen.

HMS Hood Engages Bismarck by Ivan Berryman.
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Ships of the Falklands Task Force formate following the Argentine surrender in 1982.  Nearest is Leander class frigate HMS Andromeda with RFA Brambleleaf in her wake.  The Type 22 frigate HMS Brilliant is to the left of the picture, with the carrier HMS Invincible dominating the right.  HMS Hermes and her escorts are in the extreme distance.

Victory Parade by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 The greatest naval battle of the First World War took place on the 31st of May and the 1st of June 1916, near the Danish province of Jutland.  It was the first and only sea battle between the British and German fleets, and certainly proved to be the clash of the Titans that the First Lord of the Admiralty, Winston Churchill, had long planned.  Decisive victory was claimed by both sides, but, desperately fought though it was, the outcome was indecisive.  The Royal Navy suffered higher losses in both men and ships, but the German fleet never ventured out of harbour to seek battle again.  During the daylight fighting HMS Barham, under Rear Admiral Evan-Thomas, lead the 5th Battle Squadron (Valiant, Warspite and Malaya) and is seen here at 4.50pm exchanging with Hippers battle-cruisers to the south.

HMS Barham leads the 5th Battle Squadon at Jutland by Anthony Saunders. (GL)
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 Mitsubishi G4Ms of 27 Kanoya Kokutai begin their devastating attack on Force Z off the north east coast of Malaya on 10th December 1941. Both Repulse and prince of Wales were lost in the attack, while their accompanying destroyers remained to pick up survivors among them HMS Express which can be seen off HMS Repulse starboard quarter.

HMS Repulse with HMS Prince of Wales Under Attack by Ivan Berryman (GS)
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 At Dawn on 9th March 1862, as the American Civil War raged on, an extraordinary combat took place in Hampton Roads, a naval exchange that was to herald a new age and completely change the concept and design of modern warships.  Having already destroyed the two Federal warships <i>Cumberland</i> and <i>Congress</i> the previous day, the Confederate ironclad <i>CSS Virginia</i> readied herself for another day's work, her target this time being the grounded <i>Minnesota</i>.  As the <i>Virginia</i> approached her target, she was confronted by the much smaller Union ironclad <i>Monitor</i> which had just arrived after a fraught journey from New York.  Thus began an exchange of fire that lasted more than three hours, each ship's shot merely bouncing and deflecting off its opponent without inflicting any serious damage.  With her smokestack shot away, the <i>Virginia</i> now concentrated her shot on the <i>Monitor'</i>s tiny wheelhouse where a direct hit blinded the Union ship's commander, necessitating a temporary withdrawal.  By the time <i>Monitor</i> was ready to re-engage, the <i>Virginia</i> was limping away, the result of this fierce encounter being nothing more than stalemate.  Neither ship could claim any form of victory and neither had sustained any meaningful damage.  Though clumsy and difficult to handle, the thick iron plating and low profiles of these very different vessels signaled a direction in warship design that lasted until the Second World War, eighty years later.

Battle of the Ironclads by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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HMS Coventry comes under air attack from aircraft off Tobruk, 14th September 1942.  As well as losing the anti-aircraft cruiser HMS Coventry, the Allies also lost  HMS Zulu and six coastal craft sunk by bombing as they were returning from Tobruk.  HMS Coventry was rated as one of the most effective anti-aircraft ships in the entire British navy, downing more aircraft than any other ship.

HMS Coventry by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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 HMS Eagle steams past the commando carrier HMS Albion during the withdrawal from Aden in November 1967. Gathered on Eagles flightdeck are an assortment of contemporary types including Sea Vixens, Scimitars, a Buccaneer and a Fairey Gannet. One of Albions Westland Wessex helicopters is passing overhead and RFA Stromness is at anchor in the distance.

HMS Eagle and HMS Albion by Ivan Berryman (GS)
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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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 Captain Grenfell led the 9th Lancers to the action at Audregnies, during the Battle of Mons, against a large body of German infantry who were advancing to encircle the 5th Division.  This action was compared to the Charge of the Light Brigade since it demonstrated great bravery but accomplished little.  Later in the day Grenfell and his men helped to drag away British guns which were in danger of being captured.  In this painting, the artist appears to have combined the two events.  Although not the first action of the Great War for which the Victoria Cross waas to be awarded, Grenfell was the first to be gazetted, that is, officially listed in the London Gazette as a recipient.

The First of the European War by Richard Caton Woodville. (Y)
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 Jackals on patrol with the Queen's Royal Hussars.  Jackals parked up at the Qala-I-Bost citadel while the QRH attend the shura by the front gate.

Jackals of the Queen's Royal Hussars by Graeme Lothian. (GS)
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 3rd Battle of Ypres, 31st July 1917.

Sgt. Robert Bye VC, 1st Battalion Welsh Guards near Langemarck by David Rowlands (GL)
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 Generalfeldmarschall Erwin Rommel, commander of Army Group B, consults with his former subordinate from North Africa, now divisional commander of the elite Panzer Lehr, General Fritz Bayerlein and the Colonel Rudolf Gerhardt of Panzer Regiment Lehr, over the imminent transfer of the division to confront the Americans at St. Lo.

Rommel in Normandy, France, 2nd July 1944 by David Pentland.
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Richard the Lionhearts tactical skills and military training played a substantial role in the capture of Acre in 1191 by the Crusaders. But Richard the Lionheart was ruthless and after the capture of the city he marched 2,700 Muslim soldiers onto the road of Nazareth and in front of the Muslim army positions, had them executed one by one.  But Richard the Lionheart was up against a great leader in Saladin and the crusades did not always go his way.  After he negotiated the Treaty of Jaffa with Saladin and secured the granting of special rights of travel around Palestine and in Jerusalem for Christian pilgrims, Richard the Lionheart started his journey back to England in 1192.  He was shipwrecked, and captured by the German Emperor Henry VI, only being released after a 150,000 mark ransom was paid.  This money was raised by taxes in England.

Richard I (The Lion Heart) During the 3rd Crusade by Chris Collingwood.
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 Utah beach was the great American success story of D-day.  Compared to the difficulties encountered on Omaha beach, the casualties suffered by the American 4th Division on Utah beach were described as 'light'.  Although tactical problems were encountered on the Utah beach landings, i.e. the loss of many of the landing control teams, the strong tide causing problems, German placed mines sinking vessels, and the overall atmosphere of fog / low visibility, the American infantry were able to subdue and overcome the German beach defences and penetrate inland, with much greater speed than the divisions that landed on Omaha.  Terrain played a role with regard to the difference in combat experience between the two American beaches.  The high bluffs at Omaha gave the German defenders a certain geographical advantage, whereas the low-lying sand dunes at Utah favored the mobility of the American infantry and armor.  The low-lying terrain at Utah also favored the Allied air bombardment.  Brigadier General Theodore Roosevelt Jr, the President's son, landed with the first wave at Utah beach.  Roosevelt, together with the 8th Infantry regiment's commanding officer, James Van Fleet, directed the tactical battle on Utah beach, and coordinated the American advance inland.

US 4th Division, Utah Beach, D-Day, 6th June 1944 by Jason Askew. (GS)
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 A German machine gun team defend against the British 3rd Corps attack on the high ground north of the Somme.  This was to be the start of the final Allied offensive of the war.

The Machine Guns - Battle of Amiens, France, 8th August 1918 by David Pentland. (P)
Half Price! - 1200.00
 A Provisional IRA bomb left outside the Unionist Party Headquarters, exploded prematurely injuring several police, army and civilians. At the same time it devastated the recently repaired Grand Opera House and Europa Hotel.

Business as Usual, Glengall St, Belfast, December 1991 by David Pentland. (GL)
Half Price! - 300.00

 

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

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)
Half Price! - 100.00
 England 31 - New Zealand 28. Played at Twickenham, November 9th 2002. England : Robinson, Simpson Daniel, Greenwood, Tindall, Cohen, Wilkinson, Dawson, Woodman, Vickery, Thompson, Grewcock, Johnson, Moody, Hill, Dallaglio. (Subs) Back, Healey, B. Johnson, Kay, Leonard, Regan, Stimpson. Scores: Try - Moody, Try - Wilkinson, Try - Cohen, Drop Goal - Wilkinson, 2 Conversions - Wilkinson, 3 Penalties - Wilkinson. <br><br>New Zeland: Blair, Howlett, Lowen, Umaga, Lomu, Spencer, Devine, McDonnell, Meeuws, Hore, Williams, Robinson, Randell, Holah, Broomhall, (Subs) Hayman, Lee, Mealamu, Mehrtens, Mika, Robinsom, So oialo. Scores: 2 Tries - Lomu, Try - Howlett, Try - Lee, 2 Conversions - Blair, 2 Conversions - Mehrtens.

England versus New Zealand - Investec 2002 by Doug Harker. (Y)
Half Price! - 100.00
 Ferrari F310.  1996.
Eddie Irvine by Michael Thompson.
Half Price! - 25.00
Neil Hodgson winning the World Superbike round at Donington Park, July 2001.
The Futures Bright by Dave Foord.
Half Price! - 90.00

B0040GS. Jean Alesi/ Benetton B.196 by Ivan Berryman

Jean Alesi/ Benetton B.196 by Ivan Berryman (GS)
Half Price! - 250.00
GIFP1214GL. The Hunt by George Derville Rowlandson (GL)
The Hunt by George Derville Rowlandson (GL)
Half Price! - 300.00
 Eddie Irvine.  Jaguar-Cosworth 2002
Green Giant by Michael Thompson.
Half Price! - 25.00
MC0042P. Tomahawk by Mark Churms.

Tomahawk by Mark Churms. (P)
Half Price! - 1200.00

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