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Ailsa - World Naval Ships Directory

Ailsa

Builder : Ailsa
Country : UK

Ships built by Ailsa (ordered by launch date)... :

NameLaunchedFate
HMIS Mayo18961920 beached after collision with ARANKOLA at Rangoon, constructive total loss.
HMS Warrior II1914Built in 1904, she was a steam yacht which saw service with the Royal Navy in both world wars. Hired 1914 to 1919.
HMS Bee8th December 1915Scrapped 22nd March 1939
HMS Aphis15th September 1915Scrapped 1947
HMS Ascot26th January 1916Sunk 10th November 1918
HMS Atherstone4th April 1916Sold privately 12th August 1927 (Queen of Kent)
HMS Chelmsford14th June 1916Sold 25th November 1927
HMS Warrior1917December 1918
HMS Banbury19th December 1917Scrapped 14th September 1923.
HMS Belvoir8th March 1917Sold July 1922.
HMS Bicester8th June 1917Sold for scrap 18th January 1923.
HMS Albury21st November 1918Sold 13th March 1947.
HMS Harpenden26th February 1918Scrapped April 1928.
HMS Aberdare29th April 1918Sold 13th March 1947.
HMS Abingdon11th June 1918Beached after air attack, 5th April 1942. Broken up 1950.
HMS Alresford17th January 1919Sold 13th March 1947.
HMS Beaufort21st February 1919Ex Ambleside, renamed 1918, and completed as a survey vessel. Sold 30th June 1938.
HMS Appledore15th August 1919Sold out of service 15 August 1920, renamed Kamlawti
HMS Jason6th October 1937Sold privately (Jaslock) 3rd September 1946.
HMS Franklin22nd December 1937Scrapped February 1956.
HMS Queen of Kent *19391945
HMS Warrior II *September 1939A steam yacht which saw two periods of service with the Royal Navy. Sunk 11th July 1940
HMS Beaumaris31st October 1940Scrapped 1st January 1948.
HMS Boston30th December 1940Sold for scrap 1st January 1948.
HMS Polruan18th July 1940 Scrapped at Sunderland June 1950
HMS Rye19th August 1940Sold 24 August 1948
HMS Bootle23rd October 1941Sold for scrap 1st January 1948.
HMS Clacton19th December 1941Struck mine and sank31 December 1943
HMS Aconite31st March 1941To France (Aconit) July 1941.
HMS Acanthus26th May 1941Transferred to Royal Norwegian Navy 1 October 1941 before completion, renamed Andenes
Aconit *19th July 1941From UK (ex - Aconite) July 1941. Returned to UK (Aconite) 30th April 1947.
HMS Hythe4th September 1941Sunk 11th October 1943.
HMS Dornoch4th February 1942Sold for scrap 1st January 1948.
HMS Tintagel Castle13th December 1943Scrapped June 1958.
HMS Loch Tarbert19th October 1944Scrapped 18th September 1959.
HMS Wolvesey Castle24th February 1944To Royal Canadian Navy on completion June 1944, renamed HMCS Huntsville
HMS Loch Veyatie14th April 1944Scrapped 12th August 1965.
HMS Aconite *30th April 1947Returned from France (ex - Aconit) 30th April 1947. Sold privately (Terje II) July 1947.
HMS Bottisham17th January 1953Sold 1968
HMS Brantingham16th February 1953 Sold 1973
HMS Elsenham25th May 1955Sold to Federation of South Arabia 1967
HMS Etchingham9th December 1957Sold 1967
HMS Ottringham22nd January 1958Sold to Ghana 1959, renamed GNS Afadzato
HMS Ockham12th May 1959Sold September 1967

Ships built by Ailsa(ordered by name)... :

NameLaunchedFate
HMS Aberdare29th April 1918Sold 13th March 1947.
HMS Abingdon11th June 1918Beached after air attack, 5th April 1942. Broken up 1950.
HMS Acanthus26th May 1941Transferred to Royal Norwegian Navy 1 October 1941 before completion, renamed Andenes
Aconit *19th July 1941From UK (ex - Aconite) July 1941. Returned to UK (Aconite) 30th April 1947.
HMS Aconite *30th April 1947Returned from France (ex - Aconit) 30th April 1947. Sold privately (Terje II) July 1947.
HMS Aconite31st March 1941To France (Aconit) July 1941.
HMS Albury21st November 1918Sold 13th March 1947.
HMS Alresford17th January 1919Sold 13th March 1947.
HMS Aphis15th September 1915Scrapped 1947
HMS Appledore15th August 1919Sold out of service 15 August 1920, renamed Kamlawti
HMS Ascot26th January 1916Sunk 10th November 1918
HMS Atherstone4th April 1916Sold privately 12th August 1927 (Queen of Kent)
HMS Banbury19th December 1917Scrapped 14th September 1923.
HMS Beaufort21st February 1919Ex Ambleside, renamed 1918, and completed as a survey vessel. Sold 30th June 1938.
HMS Beaumaris31st October 1940Scrapped 1st January 1948.
HMS Bee8th December 1915Scrapped 22nd March 1939
HMS Belvoir8th March 1917Sold July 1922.
HMS Bicester8th June 1917Sold for scrap 18th January 1923.
HMS Bootle23rd October 1941Sold for scrap 1st January 1948.
HMS Boston30th December 1940Sold for scrap 1st January 1948.
HMS Bottisham17th January 1953Sold 1968
HMS Brantingham16th February 1953 Sold 1973
HMS Chelmsford14th June 1916Sold 25th November 1927
HMS Clacton19th December 1941Struck mine and sank31 December 1943
HMS Dornoch4th February 1942Sold for scrap 1st January 1948.
HMS Elsenham25th May 1955Sold to Federation of South Arabia 1967
HMS Etchingham9th December 1957Sold 1967
HMS Franklin22nd December 1937Scrapped February 1956.
HMS Harpenden26th February 1918Scrapped April 1928.
HMS Hythe4th September 1941Sunk 11th October 1943.
HMS Jason6th October 1937Sold privately (Jaslock) 3rd September 1946.
HMS Loch Tarbert19th October 1944Scrapped 18th September 1959.
HMS Loch Veyatie14th April 1944Scrapped 12th August 1965.
HMIS Mayo18961920 beached after collision with ARANKOLA at Rangoon, constructive total loss.
HMS Ockham12th May 1959Sold September 1967
HMS Ottringham22nd January 1958Sold to Ghana 1959, renamed GNS Afadzato
HMS Polruan18th July 1940 Scrapped at Sunderland June 1950
HMS Queen of Kent *19391945
HMS Rye19th August 1940Sold 24 August 1948
HMS Tintagel Castle13th December 1943Scrapped June 1958.
HMS Warrior1917December 1918
HMS Warrior II1914Built in 1904, she was a steam yacht which saw service with the Royal Navy in both world wars. Hired 1914 to 1919.
HMS Warrior II *September 1939A steam yacht which saw two periods of service with the Royal Navy. Sunk 11th July 1940
HMS Wolvesey Castle24th February 1944To Royal Canadian Navy on completion June 1944, renamed HMCS Huntsville

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

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Without doubt one of the most outstanding and versatile aircraft in the Allied inventory during World War II, the Bristol Beaufighter was to endure a cautious reception by its crews when it first entered service, not least due to difficulties experienced by crews attempting to abandon a stricken aircraft in an emergency.  Its performance and hard-hitting potential quickly overcame such doubts, however, and it went on to earn a commendable reputation - and the nickname Whispering Death.  Here, two 254 Sqn TF. MkXs attack a captured Norwegian vessel in 1945.

Seastrike by Ivan Berryman
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VAR325.  Duxford and Shuttleworth by John Wincentzen.

Duxford and Shuttleworth by John Wincentzen.
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Historic RNAS bombing raid on the German Zepperlin base at Cuxhaven, on Christmas day 1914.

Christmas Surprise by David Pentland. (Y)
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 Regarded by some in the Air Ministry as a failed fighter, the mighty Hawker Typhoon was unrivalled as a ground attack aircraft, especially in the crucial months immediately prior to - and after - D-Day when squadrons of Typhoons operated in 'cab ranks' to smash the German infrastructure and smooth the passage of the invading allied force.  This aircraft is Mk.1B (MN570) of Wing Commander R E P Brooker of 123 Wing based at Thorney Island.

Sledgehammer by Ivan Berryman.
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 Victory No 26 for Josef Mai was a 64 Squadron SE5.A on 5th September 1918, here falling victim to the guns of the aces zebra-striped Fokker D.VII 4598/18 of Jasta 5. By the end of the war, his total had risen to 30 aircraft destroyed, Mai himself collecting a number of decorations, among them the Iron Cross 1st and 2nd class. Surviving the Great War, it is believed that he became a flying instructor for the Luftwaffe during World War II, finally being laid to rest in 1982, aged ninety four.

Leutnant Josef Mai by Ivan Berryman. (GL)
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 Australian by birth and serving with the New Zealand army in the middle east at the outbreak of World War 1, Arthur Coningham joined the RFC in 1917 and was posted to 32 Squadron, flying DH.2s, as depicted here. It was in such a machine that Coningham scored the first of his 14 victories, sending down a German two seater over Ervillers. He survived the war and was made AOC Desert Air Force in 1941 before taking command of 2nd Tactical Air Force until the Second World War's end whereupon he became Air Marshal and was awarded a knighthood. He died in January 1948.

Major Arthur Coningham by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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 Arriving in France in 1917 with little or no air gunnery training behind him, Captain Arthur Harry Cobby went on to become the Australian Flying Corps highest scoring ace with 29 victories to his credit, five of them observation balloons. He is shown here in Sopwith Camel E1416 of 4 Sqn AFC (formerly 71 Sqn AFC) having downed one of his final victims, a Fokker D.VII on 4th September 1918. Cobby survived the Great War and served in the RAAF during the inter war period and World War Two, eventually leaving the service as Air Commodore CBE. He died in 1955.

Captain Arthur Henry Cobby by Ivan Berryman. (GL)
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The Vulcan B2  of 50 Squadron heads to Ascension Island from its base at Waddington, where it had been completely overhauled, including the fitting of a refuelling probe, which had to be found from various stores at Catterick, Goosebay in Labrador, Canada, and Wright-Patterson Airfield in Ohio, USA. The Vulcan would take part in the seven planned bombing missions during the Falklands campaign codenamed Operation Black Buck. Each mission would require a solo Vulcan Bomber (plus an airborne reserve Vulcan in case of problems with the first) to fly and bomb the Argentinean airfield at Port Stanley, requiring the support of 12 Handley Page Victor K2 tankers of 55 and 57 squadron on the outward journey and 2 Victors and a Nimrod on the return journey.

Vulcan B.2, 50 Sqn, Waddington by Ivan Berryman. (GL)
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The British Grand Fleet had been virtually unopposed for nearly a century but now there was a challenge to the throne: the German Navy. Although smaller, it had caught up fast and by the time of Jutland, had some telling advantages over the British Fleet. the plan for the battle was to lure the British Grand Fleet into a lethal trap in German waters. In the event although desperately fought by both sides, the battle was a stale mate. the confused conflict was hampered on both sides by bad luck, bad weather and poor communications. at the end of the battle, the Royal navy had suffered higher losses in men and ships, but the German fleet never ventured out of harbour to seek battle again.

The Battle of Jutland, HMS Royal Oak by Anthony Saunders (GL)
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Depicted off Capetown with the distinctive skyline of Table Mountain providing the backdrop, the King George V class battleship HMS Howe and her destroyer escort began their journey home having visited New Zealand as well as South Africa following the end of hostilities in 1945.

HMS Howe by Ivan Berryman (GS)
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 Laid down as early as June 1944, HMS Hermes (R12) was not commissioned into the Royal Navy until 25th November 1959.  This fine ship has enjoyed a long and varied career, perhaps its most notable role being that of flagship to the British Task Force that was sent to liberate the Falkland Islands following the Argentine invasion of 1982.  She was decommissioned in 1984 and sold to the Indian Navy, whereupon she was renamed Viraat.  Hermes is depicted here in stormy weather in the late 1970s before the Harrier 'ski jump' was added to her bow in readiness for the Falklands Campaign.

HMS Hermes - Under Leaden Skies by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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The Battle of Trafalgar was fought on a calm, almost windless day, on 21st October 1805.  Nelsons revolutionary battle plan was to cut apart the larger Franco-Spanish fleet of Vice-Admiral Villeneuve by sailing in two single column divisions directly at right angles into the combined fleet and thus rendering almost half of the leading ships useless until the could turn and join the fight, which in such calm conditions could take hours.  The battle raged for five hours in which time not one British ship was lost, however, Nelson would tragically lose his life at the very moment of his triumph, a triumph which rendered the British Navy unchallenged in supremacy for over a century.  Here HMS Mars passes between the French ship Belleisle on her starboard and the French ship Fougeux on her port, firing a murderous hail of gunfire at both ships.  Also shown in the painting on the left hand side is the Spanish ship Monarco and the French ship Pluton.

The Battle of Trafalgar - Mars Breaks the Line by Anthony Saunders. (AP)
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 USS Forrestal in preparation to launch an F14 Tomcat while in the Mediterranean , 1991, on her 21st and final operational deployment.

USS Forrestal by Ivan Berryman (GL)
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Portrayed in the southern lock at the French port of Saint Nazaire during the Autumn of 1941 are from left: U552, commanded by Kapitanleutnant Erich Topp, U567, commanded by Oberleutnant zur See Engelbert Endrass and U93, commanded by Oberleutnant zur See Horst Elfe. Saint Nazaire was home for two U-boat flotillas: 7. U-Flotille, the Wegener Flotilla and 6.U-Flotille, the Hundius Flotilla. It produced some of the top U-boat commanders including Topp, Endrass, Prien and Kretschmer. The base reached a peak of activity in mid 1943, however, by the end of the war the entire port had been flattened by the allied air forces. The only buildings to survive the onslaught were the bomb proof U-bunkers which can still be seen to this day.

Wolves at Saint Nazaire by Anthony Saunders (GS)
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B64.  HMS Centaur Departing Devonport by Ivan Berryman.

HMS Centaur Departing Devonport by Ivan Berryman.
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 Yamato powers her way, ahead of Yahagi during Operation Ten Ichi Go.

Otoko-Tachi-No Yamato by Randall Wilson. (GS)
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 Pioneers were among the first British troops to land on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, by 1st August 1944 there were over 35,500 pioneers in Normandy. The painting shows the various activities of the pioneers during the D-Day landings.

Sword Beach by Terence Cuneo.
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This is a stunning print of one of the most celebrated paintings of the first world war. A wonderful depiction of human emothion n times of conflict. Matanias work shows a young soldier tenderly cradling the head of his stricken horse, even as shells burst around him, and a comrade urges him onward.  Matania was commissioned in 1916 by the Blue Cross fund to produce a picture illustrating the heroisn of the animals involved in the war. The blue cross fund has been set up by Our Dumb Friends league in 1912, to assists animals during the Balken war, and it later paid £130 for the painting.  This was money well spent as the scene, subtitled An incident on the road to a battery position in Southern Flanders, achieved iconic status. The work was printed in numerous publications thoughout the world, with thw Belgium magazine Le Grande Guerre asserting, below the image Les Anglais ont pour leurs chevaux une grande amiti (The English have a great love for their horses). Over one million horses saw service with the british Army during the First world war.
Goodbye My Old Friend by Matania. (GM)
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9th (Irish) Field Battery firing on the Run-in-shoot to Queen Beach. They were the first rounds fired at the Normandy Coast, D-Day 6th June, 1944. Queen Beach, one of the 4 sectors of Sword Beach, where most of the landings of D-Day were carried out. The Queen Beach sector which extended for 1.5km between Lion-sur-Mer and the western edge of Ouistretham. The attack was thus concentrated on a narrow one-brigade front. For once the DD tanks and other armour came in exactly on time and ahead of the infantry. The 8th brigade, with the 1st Battalion of the South Lancashire Regiment on the right and the 2nd East Yorkshire on the left.

Operation Overlord by David Rowlands (GL)
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1st Battalion The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) at the Jurf Al Sukhr Bridge, Iraq, November 2004.
Lament to the Lost by David Rowlands. (GL)
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Musa Qaleh Wadi by Graeme Lothian. (GS)
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DHM320. Battle of Waterloo at Close of Day by Robert Hillingford.
Battle of Waterloo at Close of Day by Robert Hillingford.
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There is no retreat from here, men! said General Sir Colin Campbell (who at that moment may have said to have commanded the regiment in person) as he cantered along the front of the 93rd You must die where you stand To which some of the Highlanders replied cheerily Ay Ay, Sir Colin if needs be well do that. Nearer and nearer the Russian Squadrons approached - the ground trembling beneath their horses feet, and gathering speed at every stride, they galloped on towards that thin red streak, topped with steel   the Sutherland Highlanders awaited the onslaught of the enemys horsemen in line, without a movement in their ranks. I  would not even form four deep! was the reply of Sir Colin, when remonstrated with for giving the Russians such a chance. Cool as if on Birthday parade The Sutherlands stood until their foes were within 600 yards, then down on their knees they dropped the front rank, and delivered a steady volley. But the distance was too great, and, though a few saddles were emptied, the Russians pressed forward unchecked. On they rode, till scarcely 200 yards separated them from the intrepid Highlanders.  When the rear rank brought their Minies to the present and over the heads of their kneeling comrades pourd a withering fire into the enemys masses.Shaken to their very centre, the Russian Squadrons fell back, but, encouraged by their gallant leaders, they determined to make one last bid for victory, and wheeling around, endeavored to turn the Highlanders right flank. here they were checkmated by the grenadier Company, which received the charge with such a volley, that the Russians went Files about and scampered off to seek the shelter of their guns.

The Thin Red Line by Robert Gibb.
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 Oberfeldwebel Albert Kerscher, commander of 2nd company 511 Heavy Tank Battalion aided by a Panzer IV, two Hetzers, a Kingtiger and a Pak gun, successfully defended against concerted Soviet air and armoured attacks, his action buying valuable time for the evacuation of German wounded from Pilau and scoring his 100th victory in the process.

Kerschers Defence of Neuhauser Forest by David Pentland. (GS)
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 At the end of the first race of the 2003 season, Neil Hodgson raises his fist in salute, serving notice that this year - 2003 - the title of Champion would be his.
Serving Notice by Robert Tomlin.
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GITW5601GS. A Race at the End by Thomas Blinks.

A race at the End by Thomas Blinks (GS)
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Lester Piggott by Gary Keane. (Y)
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GIFP1191. Refreshments At The Inn by Warren Williams (GL)
Refreshments At The Inn by Warren Williams (GL)
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Epsom Trophy, Polo Championship

Epsom Trophy by Mark Churms. (AP)
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 Damon Hill at the height of his career driving the Williams Renault FW18, gave on of his finest performances at the 1996 San Marino Grand Prix at Imola. Starting second on the grid he shot off the line to go side by side with pole sitter Michael Schumacher. Their dreams were temporarily shattered when David Coulthard flew by in the Maclaren after making an incredible start. The race developed into a three car scrap with Hill apparently struggling to stay with the leaders. What everyone didnt know however was the strategy of the Williams which meant that Hill was able to stay out for an amazing 26 laps and after he pitted he managed to come out in front of Schumacher and Coulthard. By lap 39 the Williams and Ferrari pair were only 1.5 seconds apart. Further stops and some controversial hold ups by the battle between by Diniz and Hakkinen allowed Hill to extend his lead, eventually winning the race by a comfortable 16 seconds. This was to be Hills year and he went on to win the 1996 Formula One World Drivers Championship.

Towards Victory by Robert Tomlin
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 Rothmans Williams Renault FW18.  World Champion 1996.
Damon Hill by Michael Thompson.
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B0045GS. David Coulthard/ Williams FW.17 by Ivan Berryman.

David Coulthard/ Williams FW.17 by Ivan Berryman (GS)
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