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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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 The C-17 Globemaster III is the newest, and the most flexible cargo aircraft to enter the airlift force.  It is capable of rapid strategic delivery of troops and all types of cargo to main operating bases or directly to forward bases in the deployment area.  The aircraft is also able to perform tactical airlift and airdrop missions when required.  The inherent flexibility and performance characteristics of the C-17 force improve the ability of the total airlift system to fulfill the worldwide air mobility requirements of the United States.  The ultimate measure of airlift effectiveness is the ability to rapidly project and sustain an effective combat force close to a potential battle area.  Threats to U.S. interests have changed in recent years, and the size and weight of U.S.-mechanized firepower and equipment have grown in response to improved 
capabilities of potential adversaries.  This trend has significantly increased air mobility requirements, particularly in the area of large or heavy outsize cargo.  As a result, newer and more flexible airlift aircraft are needed to meet potential armed contingencies, peacekeeping or humanitarian missions worldwide.  The C-17 was designed and built with this new world order in mind.

The Globemasters by Dru Blair.
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Hawker Hurricanes of 249 squadron (RAF) departing off HMS Ark Royal in June 1941 as par tof Force H. The Hurricanes were to become part of the Defence of Malta against the onslought and non stop bombing by the Axis Bombers and HMS Ark Royal would be sunk only a few months later when on the 13th November 1941 HMS Ark Royal was hit by a single torpedo from the German U-boat U81. The torpedo hit  on the starboard side near the starboard boiler room causing a 130ft by 30ft hole. Water poured in causing a 10% list immediately. The flooding spread quickly to the middle of the ship and then to the port boiler room, eectric power failed,  and after 14 hours while in tow to Gibraltar she capsized and sunk the following day.

Malta Relief by Tim Fisher.
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 One of 6,176 Halifaxes built during World War II, NA337(2P-X) was shot down over Norway on 23rd April 1945.  In 1995 it was recovered from the lake that had been its watery home for fifty years and has now been restored by the Halifax Aircraft Association in Ontario, Canada.

Halifax Mk.III NA337 by Ivan Berryman. (C)
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 The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, The Red Arrows, perform a roll in Lancaster formation over their base at RAF Scampton, the spiritual home of the famous 617 Squadron Dambusters Lancasters.  Each print is signed by the 2009 Red Arrows Team.

The Spirit of Scampton by Roy Garner. (Y)
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 The Sopwith Dolphin was a radical departure from previous Sopwith design philosophies, embodying a reverse-stagger on the wings, a water-cooled Hispano-Suiza engine and an unusual, but highly popular positioning of the cockpit which gave the pilot unprecedented views. One exponent of this purposeful looking machine was Canadian Major A D Carter who claimed many of his 31 victories flying the Dolphin. He is shown here sending an Albatross to the ground on 8th May 1918 whilst flying C4017. Carter was himself shot down soon after became a prisoner of war. He was killed in 1919 whilst test flying a Fokker D.VII at Shoreham, Sussex.

Major Albert Carter by Ivan Berryman. (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. (B)
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 Bill Townsends Lancaster O for Orange, returns safely on the morning of 17th May 1943 after the success of the daring raids on the dams of the Ruhr Valley.

O Safe Home by Ivan Berryman.
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 Two Spitfire Mk1Bs of 92 Squadron patrol the south coast from their temporary base at Ford, here passing over the Needles rocks, Isle of Wight, in the Spring of 1942.

In Them We Trust†by Ivan Berryman. (AP)
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 The destroyer HMS Kelly passes close to the old carrier HMS Eagle as she escorts a convoy in the Mediterranean early in 1941.

HMS Kelly by Ivan Berryman.
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Erich Topps notorious Red Devil Boat, U-552, slips quietly away from the scene of another victory in the North Atlantic in 1941.

U-552 by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 On 20th October 1943, Wildcat and Avenger aircraft from the Carrier US Core, on patrol north of the Azores, surprised U378, a type VIIC U-boat which had been active in that area. The element of surprise was so complete that the submarines guns remained unmanned throughout the action.
The Element of Surprise by Robert Barbour.
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 Grand Harbour, Malta, April 1932. The R-Class battleship HMS Revenge slips majestically past the carrier HMS Furious as she lies at anchor as three of her Fairey IIIFs fly overhead on a routine training sortie.

HMS Furious with HMS Revenge by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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Launched in January 1915, the Revenge-class battleship HMS Resolution was to enjoy a 33 year career during which she served in the Atlantic, home and Eastern Fleets as well as serving repeated spells in the Mediterranean, being both bombed and torpedoed along the way. She is depicted off Gibraltar with HMS Wolverine, the destroyer perhaps best remembered for destroying the U-47 which sunk Resolutions sister ship Royal Oak in Scapa Flow.

HMS Resolution at Gibraltar by Ivan Berryman (P)
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One of the most decisive battles in the history of the Royal Navy, Nelsons defeat of the French fleet took place on 21st October 1805 off Cape Trafalgar and was conducted with not a single British ship lost, although few ships escaped severe punishment and loss of life on both sides was tragically high

The Battle of Trafalgar, 21st October 1805 by Ivan Berryman.
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B151P. HMS Durban Escorts the Troopship RMS Queen Mary by Ivan Berryman.

HMS Durban Escorts the Troopship RMS Queen Mary by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 Forming part of the Eastern Task Force covering the landings at Normandy in June 1944, the cruiser HMS Mauritius is shown in company with the monitor HMS Roberts and the cruiser HMS Frobisher shelling German batteries at Merville, Houlgate and Benerville as the combined British and American forces embark upon what would become known forever as D-Day.

Operation Neptune by Ivan Berryman.
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Very few of the British soldiers made it through the barbed wire defences, and even fewer to the German trenches.  By the end of the first day the British losses were 60,000 men.

The Battle of the Somme - At the German Trenches by Jason Askew. (P)
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 Study for the original painting Charge and Pursue.
Melee Between the Queens Bays and Bombay Light Cavalry at Lucknow, 1857 by Mark Churms. (P)
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The painting depicts the hand picked force led by General Mouton storming over the burning main Isar bridge and forcing an entry into the town of Mosseburg.
Passage Du Pont de Landshut by Louis Hersent (Battle of Landshut, 21st April 1809) (B)
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DHM805.  Episode during the Siege of Paris by E Detaille.
Episode during the Siege of Paris by Edouard Detaille.
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So Tell The Spartans, Stranger passing by that here, Obedient to their laws, we lie.   In 480 BC the Spartans tried to defend the pass at Thermopylae against the Persians led by Xerxes.  The Persian fleet had sailed along the coastline from northern Greece into the Gulf of Malia on the eastern Aegean Sea towards the mountains at Thermopylae. The Greek General and King Leonidas led the Greeks  and tried to defend the pass of Thermopylae.  All the defending Spartans were killed during the Battle of Thermopylae. Their defence and courage provided inspiration to the Greeks, and the following year the Greeks won battles against their old enemy the Persians.

Thermopylae 480BC, Spartan and Thespaian Hoplites. By Chris Collingwood.
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Flanked by his Companion heavy cavalry, Alexander, King of Macedon, led the charge which broke through the left wing of the Persian army, and forced Darius, the Great King, to flee the battlefield.  Persian success against his own left wing forced him to delay his pursuit of the routed troops, but by the end of the day the battle was won, and the heart of the Persian empire lay at his feet.

Alexander at Arbela, Plain of Gaugamela, Iraq, 331BC by David Pentland. (GL)
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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. (Y)
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DHM506.  A Viking Raid by Brian Palmer.

A Viking Raid by Brian Palmer.
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SC34. Throwing the Discus by Eduard Joseph Danton.

Throwing the Discus by Eduard Joseph Danton.
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FAR695.  Tribute to Lester Piggott by Stuart McIntyre.

Tribute to Lester Piggott by Stuart McIntyre.
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Saturday, 1 September, 2001.  Germany had only ever lost one World Cup qualifier at home in their history - but suddenly they were torn apart by an England team playing great attacking football  in Munich.  Coming from behind, Michael Owen blasted a stunning hat-trick, with Steven Gerrard  scoring England's 2nd and Heskey scoring the 5th goal, making the final score 5 - 1 to England.  This superb painting by Darren Baker shows Heskey celebrating his goal with a jubilant Owen and Beckham also celebrating.  <br><br>Germany: Kahn, Worns, Linke, Nowotny, Boehme, Hamann, Rehmer, Ballack, Deisler, Jancker, Neuville. <br><br>England: Seaman, G Neville, Ferdinand, Campbell, A Cole, Barmby, Scholes, Gerrard, Beckham, Heskey, Owen.
England v Germany 5 - 1 by Darren Baker
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B49. Damon Hill/ Williams FW.17 by Ivan Berryman

Damon Hill/ Williams FW.17 by Ivan Berryman
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David Coulthard made his Grand Prix debut at the Spanish Grand Prix in 1994.  Only an electrical problem with his Williams Renault stopped Coulthard finishing 3rd in his first ever Grand Prix.  This performance was enough to confirm his potential and earn a drive for the 1995 season.  Winning at Estoril, on the podium at Interlagos, Magny-Cours, Silverstone, Hockenheim, Hungaroring and T I Aida, placed him third in the championship in his first full Grand Prix season.  Coulthard moved to McLaren for the 1996 season proving on many occasions that he could match the pace of team leader Mika Hakkinen, who has a reputation as one of the fastest.  For 1997, Coulthard took over the mantle of Britains No.1 driver and was well qualified to do so.  Winning at Melbourne and Monza, second at A1 Ring and Jerez.  Fourth in the championship prior to Schumachers exclusion.  Coulthard drives with a balance of flair and aggression which earned him considerable respect.  After nearly fifteen years as a top flight driver, Coulthard has now retired from driving, leaving a remarkable legacy behind him.  Twice winner of the British Grand Prix in 1999 and 2000, he has represented Scotland and Great Britain at the highest level of motorsport for well over a decade.

Tribute to David Coulthard by Stuart McIntyre
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B45. David Coulthard/ Williams FW.17 by Ivan Berryman

David Coulthard/ Williams FW.17 by Ivan Berryman
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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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 Eddie Irvine.  Jaguar-Cosworth 2002
Green Giant by Michael Thompson.
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