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

Ace of Diamonds by Nicolas Trudgian (Y)
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 With his personal emblem of black and white fuselage band adorning his Fokker E.V, 153/18, Richard Wenzl briefly commanded Jasta 6, based at Bernes in August 1918, and claimed a modest 6 victories during his career with JG 1. The Fokker E.V was both fast and manoeuvrable, but a series of engine and structural failures meant that these exciting new machines saw only brief service before being re-worked to emerge as the D.VIII, sadly too late to make any impression on the war. Wenzl is shown here in combat with Sopwith Camels of 203 Sqn, assisted by Fokker D.VIIs, which served alongside the E.Vs of Jasta 6. The D.VII shown is that of Ltn d R Erich Just of Jasta 11, also based at Bernes.

Leutnant d R Richard Wenzl by Ivan Berryman.
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 Douglas C-47s of the 439th Troop Carrier Group from Upottery, East Devon, try to hold steady amid a barrage of flak and anti aircraft fire as troops of 101st jump into the unknown above Normandy on the night of 5th / 6th June 1944.  These aircraft are of the 94th Troop Carrier Squadron.

Hell Below Us by Ivan Berryman.
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In this lovely picture from Graham Bosworth, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) is seen flying past the very famous Boston Stump in Lincolnshire (properly known as St Botolph*#39;s Church).  Called the Boston 'Stump' because the tower was completed over a period of 100 years, appearing as a stump on the horizon (alternative theory is that the tower should have had a spire on top of it and the 'stump' is therefore the base.  St Botolph's is one of the largest parish churches in England.  Founded in 1390, St Botolph's is aiming to raise £3,000,000 by 2009 in time for its 700th birthday and for much-needed restoration.  The BBMF is much beloved by many people of all ages and the sounds of the engines from these World War II aircraft still draws the crowds.  Based at Conningsby in Lincolnshire the formation displays throughout Europe.

Salute to the Stump by Graham Bosworth. (Y)
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 A Wellington returns low over the calm, dawn water of the North Sea, vainly struggling to maintain both height and speed.

Dawn Return by Anthony Saunders (P)
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 Of similar configuration, but usually outclassed by its British contemporary, the Bristol F2b, the Luft-Verkehrs-Gesellschaft LVG was essentially a strong and stable observation aircraft that served widely during World War 1. On 21st May 1917, this example became the victim of the guns of Sergeant John H Jones, contributing to his eventual tally of 15 victories. Here, his pilot that day, Captain W G Mostyn, has already had a squirt using his forward-firing Vickers gun before manoeuvring their 22 Sqn machine into position for Jones to finish the job with his twin Lewis guns.

Sergeant John H Jones and pilot Captain W G Mostyn, Bristol F2b Fighter claiming a Luft-Verkehrs-Gesellschaft LVG by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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 Concorde G-BOAC climbing steadily towards its operational height of nearly 60,000 feet and cruising speed of Mach 2.

The Queen of the Skies by Adrian Rigby. (Y)
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 Undoubtedly one of the truly great Aces of the First World War, William Billy Bishop became celebrated for his technique of actively seeking out the enemy and bringing the fight to him, rather than the more usual practice of patrolling in search of enemy activity. An example of this was his single-handed attack on a German airfield in June 1917 when he destroyed not only a number of aircraft on the ground, but then successfully despatched another seven Albatross scouts that took off to engage him. For this action, he was awarded the Victoria Cross in August 1917 and his final tally when the war ended was 72 confirmed victories. He is depicted here in his Nieuport Scout B1566 in combat with a Pfalz D.III.

Captain William Billy Bishop by Ivan Berryman. (GL)
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 Type 42 HMS Southampton (D90), Type 22 Beaver (F93), Type 42 Manchester (D95) and Type 21 Amazon (F169) formate during a World cruise on which they visited 17 countries in 9 months.

Around the World by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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 The newly converted Command Helicopter Cruiser HMS Blake leaves Grand Harbour Malta at the end of the 1960s.  In the background, the old Submarine Depot ship HMS Forth lies at anchor at the very end of her long career.

HMS Blake by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 Besstrashniy (meaning Fearless) 434 heavy rocket ASW Destroyer is shown swinging to the port side of Pyotr Velikiy (meaning Peter the Great) a Kirov Class Cruiser as they clear a path for the carrier Minsk.

Arctic Waters by Randall Wilson.
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Harriers prepare to enter the landing pattern as Invincible steams in company with HMS Bristol with dusk closing in on day.

HMS Invincible by Randall Wilson. (Y)
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Depicting Titanic with the sun going down for the last time.

Titanic by Robert Barbour.
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 Built in Barrow-in-Furness and the 7th and last of the Trafalgar class of British submarines, HMS Triumph is one of the most modern and potent vessels of her kind.  Selected in March 2011 to take part in the coalition suppression of Colonel Gadaffi's attacks against his own people, HMS Triumph fired a number of TLAMs (Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles) aimed at air defence targets on the Libyan mainland at the outset of coalition operations, helping to reduce the threat of air attacks by the Libyan Air Force.

HMS Triumph by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 Admiral von Spees Flagship SMS Scharnhorst leads SMS Gneisenau in the opening stages of engaging the Royal Naval ships east of the Falklands, 8th December 1914.

Battle of the Falkland Islands by Randall Wilson. (Y)
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 The Queen Elizabeth class battleship HMS Malaya is pictured at Capetown in April 1942 en route to Durban from Gibraltar. A veteran of the First World War, Malaya took part in the Battle of Jutland, receiving eight hits, and going on to serve throughout World War Two, surviving a torpedo off Cape Verde in 1941. She is seen here about to recover her Fairey Swordfish floatplane beneath the dramatic outline of Table Mountain.

HMS Malaya at Capetown, South Africa. by Ivan Berryman (Y)
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A Tiger I and PAK 40 anti tank gun of the Müncheberg Division, field a final defence of the capital in front of the Brandenburg Gate under the shattered remains of the famous Linden trees. The under-strength division had just been formed the previous month from a mixture of ad hoc units and various marks of tank. Despite this it put up a spirited fight until its final destruction in early May.

Tiger at the Gate, Berlin, 30th April 1945 by David Pentland. (GL)
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 Ernst Barkmanns (Das Reich, 2nd SS Panzer Division) famous day long solo engagement against an American Armoured breakthrough towards St. Lo, Normandy, 26th July 1944.

Barkmanns Corner by David Pentland. (GL)
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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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Napoleon with an army of 36,000 seized Malta on the 10th of June 1798 form the Knights of St John then sailed on to land west of Alexandria on July 1st.  They seized Alexandria form the Mameluke ruler Ibrahim who fled into Syria.  But the Mameluke military Commander Murad Bey was determined to stop Napoleon entering Cairo, so blocked the French advance at Embabeh on the left bank of the Nile near the pyramids.  Under his command he had 40,000 troops but only 6,000 of these were the fierce fighting force of Mamelukes. On July 21st napoleon moved onto the Egyptian positions and Murad launched an all out attack with his cavalry.  But the 6,000 Mamelukes were no match for the French infantry and artillery which fired volley after volley, devastating the Mamelukes.  When the charge had failed the disorganized Egyptian infantry fled.  With only 300 casualties, Napoleon marched into Cairo.

Battle of the Pyramids 21st July 1798 by Louis Lejeune.
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First China War.

The Madras Foot Artillery at the Assault on Chin-Kiang-Foo, 21st July 1842 by David Rowlands. (B)
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 Musa Qala, Afghanistan, 25th May 2008.  While returning to Sangin following an operation in support of 2 PARA battlegroup, the Vikings of 3rd Troop, Armoured Support Company, Royal Marines were the target of an enemy ambush. As the convoy began to cross the Helmand river the waiting Taliban engaged the convoy with RPGs, heavy machine gun and sniper fire. Amazingly despite this hail of fire no one was hit until tragically Marine Dale Gostick was killed and two others injured when his vehicle was blown up by a massive IED.

Crossing the Helmand by David Pentland.
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DHM605P.  Charge of the Russian Cuirassiers at Borodino by Jim Lancia.
Charge of the Russian Cuirassiers at Borodino by Jim Lancia (P)
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 On the 6th November 1792 Dumouriez defeated the Austrians under the Duke of Saxe Teshen and Clerfayt at Jemappes, near Mons. This led to the French Occupation of Belgium.
The Battle of Jemappes by Horace Vernet (Y)
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 The English football team for 2002.
England by Peter Deighan.
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SPC5008. Neil Lennon by Gary Brandham.

Neil Lennon by Gary Brandham.
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 Michael Schumacher wins again!

From Pole to Flag by Graham Bosworth
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This montage shows Trigger winning the Goodwood Cup in 1995, 1997 and 1998.

Double Trigger by Stephen Smith.
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 In 1992 Matthew graduated in Geography from St. Catherine's College, Oxford, where he was President of the Oxford Rowing Club.  He took part in the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race in 1990 and 1991, when Oxford beat Cambridge by substantial distances.  Also in 1992, at the age of only 21, Matthew had his first taste of Olympic success, when in a coxless pair with partner Sir Steve Redgrave, he won the gold medal at the Barcelona Olympics.  Prior to that Olympic win he and Redgrave had enjoyed an unbeaten international season, and it was already obvious that Matthew was developing to become one of the world's greatest oarsmen.  At the Atlanta Olympics in 1996 the Pinsent / Redgrave duo won another gold medal and throughout the nineties their outstanding combination also brought them seven world championship golds.  Their unbroken run of success continued through to the millennium Olympic games in Sydney when Pinsent, again with Redgrave (now in a coxless four with James Cracknell and Tim Foster) again triumphed earning Pinsent his third Olympic gold medal.  The race in which he did it was voted Britain's greatest sporting moment and the crew secured themselves a very special place in the heart of the nation.  After Sydney, Matthew formed a seemingly invincible coxless pair partnership with James Cracknell MBE.  Undefeated throughout 2001, they went on to complete a unique feat in the history of rowing, by winning the coxless pair at the world championships in Lucerne, a mere two hours after winning the coxed pairs.  In the 2002 world championships in Seville they defended their coxless pairs title, beating an experienced Australian crew who had beaten them in Lucerne earlier in the year and breaking the world record by 4 seconds in the process.  On Saturday 21st August 2004 at the Athens Olympic games, Matthew Pinsent CBE entered Olympic history.  In one of the classic sporting moments of all time, he led the Great Britain coxless four to victory over the Canadian world champions by only eight hundredths of a second.  Matthew was awarded the MBE in the 1993 New Year's Honours List and the CBE in the New Year's Honours List 2003.  In the 2005 New Year's Honours List he was awarded a knighthood.

Sir Matthew Pinsent CBE by James Owen.
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 Richard Burns and Robert Reid.  Subaru Impreza WRC 99
Rain or Shine by Michael Thompson
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 Eddie Irvine and Johnny Herbert.  Jaguar Cosworth R1s

Return of the Cat by Michael Thompson
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 A great tribute to one of the all time greats in golf who will be sadly missed.

Seve Ballesteros by Peter Deighan. (Y)
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