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Fairfield - World Naval Ships Directory

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

NameLaunchedFate
HMS Agamemnon17th September 1879Scrapped January 1903.
HMS Australia25th November 1886Scrapped in 1905
HMS Magicienne12th May 1888Sold 11th July 1905.
HMS Marathon23rd August 1888Sold 11th August 1905.
HMS Hunter28th December 1895Sold for breaking 1912
HMS Diana5th December 1895Sold 1st July 1920
HMS Hart27th March 1895Sold for breaking at Hong Kong 1912
HMS Handy9th March 1895Sold for breaking at Hong Kong 1916
HMS Venus5th September 1895Sold for scrap 22nd September 1921.
HMS Diadem21st October 1896Sold for scrap 9th May 1921.
HMS Gipsy9th March 1897Sold 17th March 1921.
HMS Osprey17th April 1897Scrapped 4th November 1919
HMS Fairy29th May 1897Foundered 31st May 1918.
HMS Argonaut24th January 1898Sold for scrap 18th May 1920, scrapped 4th September 1921.
HMS Hermes7th April 1898Sunk 31st October 1914
HMS Leven28th June 1898Sold 14th September 1920.
HMS Highflyer4th June 1898Sold for scrap 10th June 1921
HMS Falcon22nd December 1899Sunk in collision with trawler John Fitzgerald in the North Sea on 1 April 1918
HMS Cressy4th December 1899Sunk 22nd September 1914.
HMS Ostrich22nd March 1900Sold for breaking April 1920
HMS Aboukir16th May 1900Sunk 22nd September 1914
HMS Good Hope21st February 1901Sunk with the loss of entire crew of 900 on 1st November 1914
HMS Bedford31st August 1901Wrecked 21st August 1910
HMS Donegal4th September 1902Sold for scrap 1st July 1920
HMS Commonwealth13th May 1903Sold for scrap 18th November 1921.
HMS Foresight8th October 1904Sold for scrap 3rd March 1920
HMS Cochrane28th May 1905Wrecked 14th November 1918
HMS Indomitable16th March 1907Sold for scrap 1st December 1921
HMS Grasshopper23rd November 1909Sold 1st November 1921
HMS Glasgow30th September 1909Sold for scrap 29th April 1927
HMS Mosquito27th January 1910Sold 31st August 1920.
HMS Scorpion19th February 1910Sold 26th October 1921.
HMS Cameleon2nd June 1910Sold 15th November 1921.
HMS Comet23rd June 1910Sunk 6th August 1918.
HMS Goldfinch12th July 1910Wrecked 19th February 1915.
HMS New Zealand1st July 1911Sold for scrap 10th December 1922.
HMS Lawford30th October 1913Sold for scrapping 1921
HMS Louis30th December 1913Wrecked in Suvla Bay 31 October 1915.
HMS Fortune17th March 1913Sunk by SMS Westfalen at Battle of Jutland on 1 June 1916
HMS Laforey22nd August 1913Sunk 23rd March 1917.
HMS Campania27th November 1914Laid down as RMS Campania in 1892. Purchased (ex private Campania) 27th November 1914. Sunk in collision with HMS Royal Oak and Glorious in Firth of Forth November 1918.
HMS Valiant4th November 1914Sold for scrap 19th March 1948, eventually scrapped at Troon two years later.
HMS Melampus16th December 1914Laid down as Melampus for the Greek Navy and purchased before completion. Sold for scrap 22nd September 1921.
HMS Lydiard26th February 1914Sold for scrapping November 1921
HMS Undaunted28th April 1914Sold for scrap 9th April 1923
HMS Mischief12th October 1915Sold for breaking 8 November 1921
HMS Onslaught4th December 1915Sold for breaking 30 October 1921
HMS Melpomene1st February 1915Laid down as Samos for the Greek Navy and purchased while building. Sold 9th May 1921.
HMS Mandate27th April 1915Sold for breaking 22 September 1921
HMS Manners15th June 1915Sold for breaking 26 October 1921
HMS Mindful24th August 1915Sold for breaking 22 September 1921
HMS E372nd September 1915Lost 1 December 1916
HMS Pheasant23rd October 1916Sunk by Mine off the Orkney Islands 1 March 1917
HMS K1311th November 1916Foundered 29th January 1917. Salved, renamed HMS K22, March 1917.
HMS Phoebe20th November 1916Sold 15th November 1921.
HMS Onslow15th February 1916Sold for breaking 26 October 1921
HMS Renown4th March 1916Scrapped at Faslane, Scotland in August 1948.
HMS Observer1st May 1916Sold 30th October 1921.
HMS E4729th May 1916Lost 20 August 1917
HMS E3813th June 1916Scrapped September 1922
HMS Offa7th June 1916Sold 30th October 1921.
HMS Orcadia26th July 1916Sold for scrap 30th October 1921.
HMS E482nd August 1916Scrapped July 1928
HMS Oriana23rd September 1916Sold 31st October 1921.
HMS Tempest26th January 1917Scrapped 28th January 1937.
HMS Venetia29th October 1917Sunk 19th October 1940.
HMS Walrus27th December 1917Scrapped October 1938.
HMS Irvine8th December 1917Sold 21st February 1923.
HMS K148th February 1917Sold 1926.
HMS K22 *15th March 1917Laid down as K13 on 1st October 1915 and launched on 11th November 1916. Sank on trials and raised then renamed (ex - K13) March 1917. Sold 16th December 1926.
HMS Undine22nd March 1917Sold April 1928.
HMS Cardiff12th April 1917Sold for scrap 23rd January 1946
HMS Vendetta3rd September 1917Transferred to Royal Australian Navy October 1933
HMS L1516th January 1918Sold February 1932.
HMS Spear9th November 1918Sold for breaking 13 July 1926
HMS Colombo18th December 1918Sold for scrap 22nd January 1948
HMS Spindrift30th December 1918Sold for breaking July 1936
HMS Lydd4th December 1918Sold 13th March 1947.
HMS KendalFebruary 1918Sold 1928
HMS Wolfhound14th March 1918Sold for scrap 18th February 1948.
HMS L169th April 1918Sold February 1932.
HMS Sikh7th May 1918Sold for scrap 26th July 1927.
HMS KinrossJune 1918Mined and sunk 16 June 1919
HMS Sirdar6th July 1918Sold for breaking 4 May 1934
HMS Carlisle9th July 1918Scrapped 1949
HMS Somme10th September 1918Sold for breaking 25 August 1932
HMS L5521st September 1918Sunk 9th June 1919. Salvaged on 11th August 1928 and commissioned into the Soviet Navy. Scrapped c1960.
HMS Wanderer1st May 1919Sold for scrap January 1946.
HMS L5629th May 1919Scrapped 16th April 1938.
HMS Despatch24th September 1919Sold for scrap 5th April 1946
RFA MaineOctober 1920Launched as SS Panama. Broken up in Bo'ness, Scotland, 1948
HMS Berwick30th March 1926Scrapped 12th July 1948
HMS Norfolk12th December 1928Scrapped 1950
HMS Dainty3rd May 1932Sunk 24th February 1941.
HMS Delight2nd June 1932Sunk 29th July 1940.
HMS Garland21st October 1935Loaned to Poland (ORP Garland) 3rd May 1940. Returned to RN 24th September 1946, sold to Netherlands Navy and renamed Marnix on 14th November 1946, scrapped 1968.
HMS Gipsy7th November 1935Sunk 21st November 1939. The two sections of the wreck were later beached, and were salvaged and broken up in 1940.
HMS Kingfisher14th February 1935Sold for scrap 21st April 1947.
HMS Liverpool24th March 1937Scrapped 1958
HMS Gurkha7th July 1937Lost 9 April 1940
HMS Maori2nd September 1937Lost 12 February 1942
HMS Juno8th December 1938Sunk 21st May 1941.
HMS Kelvin19th January 1939Sold 6th April 1949.
HMS Phoebe25th March 1939Scrapped 1956
HMS Howe9th April 1940Scrapped at Inverkeithing 4th June 1958.
HMS Napier22nd May 1940Commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy on 28th November 1940, although still owned by the British Government. Returned to the Royal Navy on 25th October 1945. Scrapped 17th January 1956.
ORP Garland *3rd May 1940Loaned from UK (ex - Garland) 1940. Returned to UK 24th September 1946.
HMS Nestor9th July 1940Commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy on 3rd February 1941 as HMAS Nestor. Sunk 16th June 1942.
HMS Oribi14th January 1941Sold to Turkey 1946, renamed Gayret
HMS Onslaught9th October 1941To Pakistan (Tughril) 24th January 1950.
HMS Myrmidon2nd December 1941Transferred to Polish Navy and renamed Orkan 18 November 1942
HMS Musketeer2nd December 1941Sold for scrap 3rd December 1955.
HMS Offa11th March 1941To Pakistan (Tariq) 3rd November 1949.
HMS Panther28th May 1941Sunk 9 October 1943
HMS Partridge5th August 1941Lost 18 December 1942
HMS Starling14th October 1942Scrapped 6th July 1965.
HMS Woodcock26th November 1942Scrapped 28 November 1955
HMS Implacable10th December 1942Scrapped 3rd November 1955.
HMS Goathland3rd February 1942Severely damaged by mine in July 1944 not repaired, scrapped 1946
HMS Haldon27th April 1942Transferred to Free French Navy renamed LA COMBATTANTE before completion
HMS Bellona29th September 1942Scrapped 1959
HMS Venus23rd February 1943Reclassified as Frigate, 1952. Scrapped 6th November 1972.
HMS Verulam22nd April 1943Sold for scrap 1st September 1972.
HMS Wakeful30th June 1943Sold for scrap 10th June 1971.
HMS Wessex2nd September 1943To South Africa (Jan Van Riebeeck) 29th March 1950.
HMS Camperdown8th February 1944Sold for scrap 9th September 1970.
HMS Finisterre22nd June 1944Scrapped 12th June 1967.
HMS Theseus6th July 1944Scrapped 29th May 1962.
HMS Cadiz16th September 1944To Pakistan (Kaibar) 1st February 1957. Sunk by missile 4th December 1971.
HMS Blake20th December 1945Sold for scrap 25th August 1982.
HMS St James7th June 1945Scrapped 19th March 1961.
HMS Vigo27th September 1945Scrapped 6th December 1964.
HMS Belleisle7th February 1946Scrapped April 1946.
HMS Garland *24th September 1946Returned from Poland (ex - ORP Garland) 1946. Sold to Netherlands (Marnix) 16th November 1946.
Marnix *December 1947Purchased from UK (ex - Garland) December 1947. Scrapped 10th April 1964.
PNS Tariq *3rd November 1949From UK (ex - Offa G29) renamed Tariq, 3rd November 1949. Placed on the Disposal List and sold to BISCO for demolition at Sunderland on 13th October 1959.
PNS Tughril *24th January 1950From UK (Onslaught) 24th January 1950.
HMS Delight21st December 1950Laid down as Disdain and renamed in 1946. Scrapped 12th September 1970.
Jan Van Riebeeck *29th March 1950From UK (ex - Wessex) 29th March 1950. Sunk as target 25th March 1980.
HMS Chichester21st April 1955Scrapped 17th March 1981.
PNS Kaibar *1st February 1957From UK (Cadiz) 1st February 1957. Sunk 4th December 1971.
HMS Lincoln6th April 1959Scrapped April 1983.
HMS Fife9th July 1964To Chile (Blanco Encalada) 12th August 1987.
HMS Antrim19th October 1967To Chile (Almirante Cochrane) 25th June 1984.
Almirante Cochrane25th June 1984From UK (Antrim) 25th June 1984. Decommissioned 7th December 2006.
Blanco Encalada12th August 1987From UK (Fife) 12th August 1987.

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

NameLaunchedFate
HMS Aboukir16th May 1900Sunk 22nd September 1914
HMS Agamemnon17th September 1879Scrapped January 1903.
Almirante Cochrane25th June 1984From UK (Antrim) 25th June 1984. Decommissioned 7th December 2006.
HMS Antrim19th October 1967To Chile (Almirante Cochrane) 25th June 1984.
HMS Argonaut24th January 1898Sold for scrap 18th May 1920, scrapped 4th September 1921.
HMS Australia25th November 1886Scrapped in 1905
HMS Bedford31st August 1901Wrecked 21st August 1910
HMS Belleisle7th February 1946Scrapped April 1946.
HMS Bellona29th September 1942Scrapped 1959
HMS Berwick30th March 1926Scrapped 12th July 1948
HMS Blake20th December 1945Sold for scrap 25th August 1982.
Blanco Encalada12th August 1987From UK (Fife) 12th August 1987.
HMS Cadiz16th September 1944To Pakistan (Kaibar) 1st February 1957. Sunk by missile 4th December 1971.
HMS Cameleon2nd June 1910Sold 15th November 1921.
HMS Campania27th November 1914Laid down as RMS Campania in 1892. Purchased (ex private Campania) 27th November 1914. Sunk in collision with HMS Royal Oak and Glorious in Firth of Forth November 1918.
HMS Camperdown8th February 1944Sold for scrap 9th September 1970.
HMS Cardiff12th April 1917Sold for scrap 23rd January 1946
HMS Carlisle9th July 1918Scrapped 1949
HMS Chichester21st April 1955Scrapped 17th March 1981.
HMS Cochrane28th May 1905Wrecked 14th November 1918
HMS Colombo18th December 1918Sold for scrap 22nd January 1948
HMS Comet23rd June 1910Sunk 6th August 1918.
HMS Commonwealth13th May 1903Sold for scrap 18th November 1921.
HMS Cressy4th December 1899Sunk 22nd September 1914.
HMS Dainty3rd May 1932Sunk 24th February 1941.
HMS Delight21st December 1950Laid down as Disdain and renamed in 1946. Scrapped 12th September 1970.
HMS Delight2nd June 1932Sunk 29th July 1940.
HMS Despatch24th September 1919Sold for scrap 5th April 1946
HMS Diadem21st October 1896Sold for scrap 9th May 1921.
HMS Diana5th December 1895Sold 1st July 1920
HMS Donegal4th September 1902Sold for scrap 1st July 1920
HMS E372nd September 1915Lost 1 December 1916
HMS E3813th June 1916Scrapped September 1922
HMS E4729th May 1916Lost 20 August 1917
HMS E482nd August 1916Scrapped July 1928
HMS Fairy29th May 1897Foundered 31st May 1918.
HMS Falcon22nd December 1899Sunk in collision with trawler John Fitzgerald in the North Sea on 1 April 1918
HMS Fife9th July 1964To Chile (Blanco Encalada) 12th August 1987.
HMS Finisterre22nd June 1944Scrapped 12th June 1967.
HMS Foresight8th October 1904Sold for scrap 3rd March 1920
HMS Fortune17th March 1913Sunk by SMS Westfalen at Battle of Jutland on 1 June 1916
ORP Garland *3rd May 1940Loaned from UK (ex - Garland) 1940. Returned to UK 24th September 1946.
HMS Garland *24th September 1946Returned from Poland (ex - ORP Garland) 1946. Sold to Netherlands (Marnix) 16th November 1946.
HMS Garland21st October 1935Loaned to Poland (ORP Garland) 3rd May 1940. Returned to RN 24th September 1946, sold to Netherlands Navy and renamed Marnix on 14th November 1946, scrapped 1968.
HMS Gipsy7th November 1935Sunk 21st November 1939. The two sections of the wreck were later beached, and were salvaged and broken up in 1940.
HMS Gipsy9th March 1897Sold 17th March 1921.
HMS Glasgow30th September 1909Sold for scrap 29th April 1927
HMS Goathland3rd February 1942Severely damaged by mine in July 1944 not repaired, scrapped 1946
HMS Goldfinch12th July 1910Wrecked 19th February 1915.
HMS Good Hope21st February 1901Sunk with the loss of entire crew of 900 on 1st November 1914
HMS Grasshopper23rd November 1909Sold 1st November 1921
HMS Gurkha7th July 1937Lost 9 April 1940
HMS Haldon27th April 1942Transferred to Free French Navy renamed LA COMBATTANTE before completion
HMS Handy9th March 1895Sold for breaking at Hong Kong 1916
HMS Hart27th March 1895Sold for breaking at Hong Kong 1912
HMS Hermes7th April 1898Sunk 31st October 1914
HMS Highflyer4th June 1898Sold for scrap 10th June 1921
HMS Howe9th April 1940Scrapped at Inverkeithing 4th June 1958.
HMS Hunter28th December 1895Sold for breaking 1912
HMS Implacable10th December 1942Scrapped 3rd November 1955.
HMS Indomitable16th March 1907Sold for scrap 1st December 1921
HMS Irvine8th December 1917Sold 21st February 1923.
Jan Van Riebeeck *29th March 1950From UK (ex - Wessex) 29th March 1950. Sunk as target 25th March 1980.
HMS Juno8th December 1938Sunk 21st May 1941.
HMS K1311th November 1916Foundered 29th January 1917. Salved, renamed HMS K22, March 1917.
HMS K148th February 1917Sold 1926.
HMS K22 *15th March 1917Laid down as K13 on 1st October 1915 and launched on 11th November 1916. Sank on trials and raised then renamed (ex - K13) March 1917. Sold 16th December 1926.
PNS Kaibar *1st February 1957From UK (Cadiz) 1st February 1957. Sunk 4th December 1971.
HMS Kelvin19th January 1939Sold 6th April 1949.
HMS KendalFebruary 1918Sold 1928
HMS Kingfisher14th February 1935Sold for scrap 21st April 1947.
HMS KinrossJune 1918Mined and sunk 16 June 1919
HMS L1516th January 1918Sold February 1932.
HMS L169th April 1918Sold February 1932.
HMS L5521st September 1918Sunk 9th June 1919. Salvaged on 11th August 1928 and commissioned into the Soviet Navy. Scrapped c1960.
HMS L5629th May 1919Scrapped 16th April 1938.
HMS Laforey22nd August 1913Sunk 23rd March 1917.
HMS Lawford30th October 1913Sold for scrapping 1921
HMS Leven28th June 1898Sold 14th September 1920.
HMS Lincoln6th April 1959Scrapped April 1983.
HMS Liverpool24th March 1937Scrapped 1958
HMS Louis30th December 1913Wrecked in Suvla Bay 31 October 1915.
HMS Lydd4th December 1918Sold 13th March 1947.
HMS Lydiard26th February 1914Sold for scrapping November 1921
HMS Magicienne12th May 1888Sold 11th July 1905.
RFA MaineOctober 1920Launched as SS Panama. Broken up in Bo'ness, Scotland, 1948
HMS Mandate27th April 1915Sold for breaking 22 September 1921
HMS Manners15th June 1915Sold for breaking 26 October 1921
HMS Maori2nd September 1937Lost 12 February 1942
HMS Marathon23rd August 1888Sold 11th August 1905.
Marnix *December 1947Purchased from UK (ex - Garland) December 1947. Scrapped 10th April 1964.
HMS Melampus16th December 1914Laid down as Melampus for the Greek Navy and purchased before completion. Sold for scrap 22nd September 1921.
HMS Melpomene1st February 1915Laid down as Samos for the Greek Navy and purchased while building. Sold 9th May 1921.
HMS Mindful24th August 1915Sold for breaking 22 September 1921
HMS Mischief12th October 1915Sold for breaking 8 November 1921
HMS Mosquito27th January 1910Sold 31st August 1920.
HMS Musketeer2nd December 1941Sold for scrap 3rd December 1955.
HMS Myrmidon2nd December 1941Transferred to Polish Navy and renamed Orkan 18 November 1942
HMS Napier22nd May 1940Commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy on 28th November 1940, although still owned by the British Government. Returned to the Royal Navy on 25th October 1945. Scrapped 17th January 1956.
HMS Nestor9th July 1940Commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy on 3rd February 1941 as HMAS Nestor. Sunk 16th June 1942.
HMS New Zealand1st July 1911Sold for scrap 10th December 1922.
HMS Norfolk12th December 1928Scrapped 1950
HMS Observer1st May 1916Sold 30th October 1921.
HMS Offa7th June 1916Sold 30th October 1921.
HMS Offa11th March 1941To Pakistan (Tariq) 3rd November 1949.
HMS Onslaught4th December 1915Sold for breaking 30 October 1921
HMS Onslaught9th October 1941To Pakistan (Tughril) 24th January 1950.
HMS Onslow15th February 1916Sold for breaking 26 October 1921
HMS Orcadia26th July 1916Sold for scrap 30th October 1921.
HMS Oriana23rd September 1916Sold 31st October 1921.
HMS Oribi14th January 1941Sold to Turkey 1946, renamed Gayret
HMS Osprey17th April 1897Scrapped 4th November 1919
HMS Ostrich22nd March 1900Sold for breaking April 1920
HMS Panther28th May 1941Sunk 9 October 1943
HMS Partridge5th August 1941Lost 18 December 1942
HMS Pheasant23rd October 1916Sunk by Mine off the Orkney Islands 1 March 1917
HMS Phoebe20th November 1916Sold 15th November 1921.
HMS Phoebe25th March 1939Scrapped 1956
HMS Renown4th March 1916Scrapped at Faslane, Scotland in August 1948.
HMS Scorpion19th February 1910Sold 26th October 1921.
HMS Sikh7th May 1918Sold for scrap 26th July 1927.
HMS Sirdar6th July 1918Sold for breaking 4 May 1934
HMS Somme10th September 1918Sold for breaking 25 August 1932
HMS Spear9th November 1918Sold for breaking 13 July 1926
HMS Spindrift30th December 1918Sold for breaking July 1936
HMS St James7th June 1945Scrapped 19th March 1961.
HMS Starling14th October 1942Scrapped 6th July 1965.
PNS Tariq *3rd November 1949From UK (ex - Offa G29) renamed Tariq, 3rd November 1949. Placed on the Disposal List and sold to BISCO for demolition at Sunderland on 13th October 1959.
HMS Tempest26th January 1917Scrapped 28th January 1937.
HMS Theseus6th July 1944Scrapped 29th May 1962.
PNS Tughril *24th January 1950From UK (Onslaught) 24th January 1950.
HMS Undaunted28th April 1914Sold for scrap 9th April 1923
HMS Undine22nd March 1917Sold April 1928.
HMS Valiant4th November 1914Sold for scrap 19th March 1948, eventually scrapped at Troon two years later.
HMS Vendetta3rd September 1917Transferred to Royal Australian Navy October 1933
HMS Venetia29th October 1917Sunk 19th October 1940.
HMS Venus5th September 1895Sold for scrap 22nd September 1921.
HMS Venus23rd February 1943Reclassified as Frigate, 1952. Scrapped 6th November 1972.
HMS Verulam22nd April 1943Sold for scrap 1st September 1972.
HMS Vigo27th September 1945Scrapped 6th December 1964.
HMS Wakeful30th June 1943Sold for scrap 10th June 1971.
HMS Walrus27th December 1917Scrapped October 1938.
HMS Wanderer1st May 1919Sold for scrap January 1946.
HMS Wessex2nd September 1943To South Africa (Jan Van Riebeeck) 29th March 1950.
HMS Wolfhound14th March 1918Sold for scrap 18th February 1948.
HMS Woodcock26th November 1942Scrapped 28 November 1955

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

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 Ben Drew shot down two Me262s in October of 1944. The painting shows the second Me262 as the main subject with Ben's <i>Detroit Miss</i> peeling off at full speed after he showered the aircraft with the fatal bullets.  The shoot down action was so quick in occurring, (31 seconds), that Drew never saw what had actually happened to the pilot, Oblt. Paul Bley, who slipped over the side in time to live to fight again.  As fate would have it Oblt. Bley was killed 2 weeks later when his 262 developed trouble while taking off and he plowed into a tractor at the end of the field.

Shooting Swallows by Brian Bateman. (P)
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 At 0154am, Pilot officer Les Knight in Avro Lancaster AJ-N transmitted the codeword Dinghy, the signal that the Eder Dam had been successfully breached. Although the target was undefended by flak, its location made it extremely difficult to hit. In fact, four of the five aircraft involved in the attack failed in their attempts and Knights was the last available aircraft carrying the last available bomb!
Target Y The Eder Dam Raid, The Ruhr Valley, 17th May 1942 by David Pentland.
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Lancaster CF-X (LM384) of 625 Squadron.  On the Leipzig raid on the evening of 19th/20th February 1944 approx 47 Lancasters were shot down or failed to return, that is over 300 airmen.  Lancaster CF-X (LM384) was taking part in the bombing raids that were a build up to the D-Day landings of June 1944.  Leipzig was seen as a high value target due to its oil and synthetic fuel production.  The Lancaster took off from Kelstern in Lincolnshire just before midnight.  Unfortunately LM384 did not come back as was the case with many others - the aircraft was lost and crashed just outside the tiny village of Bledeln in Germany.  The Pastor of the village, Herr Duncker, kept a diary throughout the war and has an account of the plane crash and the subsequent burial of the crew.  All of the crew died in the crash except one - bomb aimer George Paterson who was interned in Stalag 357 Kopernikus.  The rest of the crew were given a Christian burial and stayed there until the end of the war, when the war graves commission disinterred the crew and reburied them in the Hannover war cemetery.

Last Long Shadow by Anthony Saunders (GS)
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 The air battle that took place above the trenches of France on the evening of 23rd September 1917 was to go down in history as one of the most extraordinary dogfights ever. The young German ace Werner Voss found himself engaged with no fewer than eleven SE5s of 56 Sqn, among them British aces such as James McCudden and Arthur Rhys Davids. Hugely outnumbered, the brave Voss saw off several British aircraft with his amazing airmanship and accuracy of fire. Again and again he could have fled the scene due to his Triplanes superior rate of climb, but his attacks were insistent and deadly. His final moments came when Rhys Davids found himself on the tail of Voss and fired both his Lewis and Vickers guns into the little turqoise Triplane which was seen to drift toward the ground, his aircraft inverting before impact, killing Voss instantly. The painting shows Voss distinctive pre-production Fokker F. 1, with the yellow nose of Jasta 10, being pursued by the SE5 of Rhys Davids while, high above,a Spad is helping to keep a gaggle of Albatross DVs at bay.

Last Dogfight of Werner Voss by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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 Equipped with the Henschel Hs.293 guided bomb, the Dornier Do.217s of KG 40 and KG 100 represented a new and significant threat to Allied shipping.  The first such victims were the sloop HMS Egret and the destroyer HCMS Athabaskan, both in the Bay of Biscay in August 1943.  Although crude and needing to be guided to their target by an operator in the launch aircraft, the Hs.293s introduced a new breed of air-launched weapon to modern warfare, a concept that is still in use to this day.

Deadly Combo by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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 Opened in 1932, Ryde airport became the principal airport for the Isle of Wight, with routes being operated to destinations as far away as Croydon, Bristol and Shoreham, as well as a regular commuter service that took in Southampton, Bournemouth and Portsmouth.  This painting depicts a typical day early in 1936 when aircraft of both Portsmouth, Southsea and Isle of Wight Aviation Ltd  and Railway Air Services were using the airport, in this case, Airspeed Courier G-ADAY and De Havilland Dragon Rapide G-ACPR City of Birmingham respectively.  The airport closed officially in 1939, but may have been used sporadically after the war.  The site of the airport is now occupied by Tesco and McDonalds.

Ryde Airport, 1936 by Ivan Berryman.
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 The night of the 16th May 1943 saw 19 modified Lancasters of the specially formed 617 squadron set out to breach the Ennepe, Eder, Mohne and Sorpe dams in Westphalia, Germany. The mission was led by Wing Commander Guy Gibson.

The Dambusters by Graeme Lothian. (GL)
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Outward bound, Stirling III of 199 Squadron based at Lakenheath, Suffolk, heads out on another night of operations in August 1943.  EE953, Sqd letters EX - E of 100 group is piloted by F/L Tom Austin DFC who finished his tour by the end of October 1944, winning the DFC with his bomb aimer F/O Jack Lawrence.  Nicknamed the Queen of the Skies, the Stirling was the 1st four engined bomber to enter service with the RAF in 1941.  The cockpit stood a massive 22.5 feet from the ground and had an operational ceiling of only 12,000 feet, well within the range of the enemy AA guns.  By September 1944 other bombers were taking the brunt of the attack to the Germans and the Stirlings were used mainly for glider towing especially for D-day and Arnhem.

Tribute to the Crews of the Stirling by Graeme Lothian (P)
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DHM1736GS. HMAS Perth, Suez Canal by Randall Wilson.
HMAS Perth, Suez Canal by Randall Wilson. (GS)
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 Launched in 1797, the USS Constitution was the third of her class to be constructed at Edmund Hartt's shipyard in Boston, Massachusetts, this fine ship spending most of her early years in local waters, protecting merchantmen from French marauders.  She is best remembered, however, for her decisive conquests against British ships during the war of 1812, among them the Guerriere against whom the Constitution gained her nickname 'Old Ironsides'.  She continued to serve until 1881 and is still afloat today, the oldest seagoing warship in the world.

USS Constitution - 'Old Ironsides' by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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 Two Fairey Firefly fighter-bombers of 810 Sqn, Fleet Air Arm, overfly the carrier HMS Theseus during the Korean War.

HMS Theseus by Ivan Berryman.
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Germanys U-boat fleet had almost brought Britain to its knees in the First World war, twenty years later the story was very similar. the German U-boat arm came perilously close to cutting the lifeline that crossed the Atlantic between North America and Britain. in the early years of the war Donitz realised that keeping his U-boats at sea for as long as possible would greatly increase their chances of success. here U-93 (left) and U-94 take fuel from the auxiliary cruiser Kormoran whilst in the mid-Atlantic during 1941

Dawn Rendezvous by Anthony Saunders (P)
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The elegant but ill-fated jewel in the White Star crown Titanic was a technical marvel of engineering in its day. At 882 ft long, her perfect proportions and magnificent profile were the envy of other shipping companies. Her tragic loss on her maiden voyage was a crushing blow to the White Star Line that left the whole world in shock.

RMS Titanic. Ship of Dreams by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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 Prior to the British attack on the Italian battle fleet moored in Taranto Harbour in November 1940, the job of obtaining the very latest photo reconnaissance fell to the maverick pilot Adrian 'Warby' Warburton.  Flying a requisitioned Martin Maryland, Warburton undertook a series of breathtakingly low level passes across the ships moored in the harbour, cheating a hail of anti aircraft fire and flak to bring home the vital information to Rear Admiral Lumley Lyster, the flag officer aboard HMS Illustrious.  Ships shown moored in the Mar Grande here are Vittorio Veneto (nearest) and Littorio with Duilio and Giulio Cesare in the background.

Prelude to Taranto by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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 Having departed the Namsen Fjord in Norway, on a course home to England across the North Sea, HMS Arab was intercepted by a Heinkel He.115 and ordered to sail due east or be attacked.  His orders ignored, the German pilot began a series of passes over the trawler, raking the small vessel with continuous fire from both of its guns.  The gallant crew of the Arab returned fire with all Lewis and Oerlikon guns blazing, the Heinkel being mortally wounded as it made a low pass across the bow of Arab, finally plunging into the sea some two miles astern of the trawler who continued, without further incident, to her destination at Scapa.

Tribute to the Royal Navy Trawler Crews - HMS Arab by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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HMS Hotspur  is shown on Convoy protection duties during 1942 / 1943. HMS Hotspur, the H class destroyer, was built by Scotts at Greenock  and launched 23rd March 1936. Participated in the first Battle of Narvik, April 1940 and the Battle of Cape Matapan in March 1941.  In April 1941 took part in the evacuation of Greece and sank the German U-Boat U79 in the Mediterranean north of Sollum on 23rd December 1941.  Sold to the Dominican Republic on 23rd November 1948 and renamed Trujillo.

Hotspur by Anthony Saunders (GS)
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MILITARY PRINTS

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 Inspired by the heroism of Ulysses S Grant, Robert E Lee, David G Farragut and JEB Stuart the artist William Meijer has created four portraits.  Each portrait has been painstakingly researched in order to create an authentic likeness of each sitter and to honor the achievements of these great men.
James Ewell Brown JEB Stuart by William Meijer.
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Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon in front of them,
Volleyd and thunderd,
Stormd at with shot and shell, 
Boldly they rode and well
Into the jaws of death,
into the mouth of hell
rode the six hundred. 
The following is part of a letter from an officer of the Light Brigade who was camped near Balaclava on October 27th: ...there was no hesitation: down our fellows went at a gallop, through a fire in front and on both flanks, which emptied our saddles and knocked over our horses by scores. I do not think that one man flinched in the whole brigade, though every one allows that so hot a fire was hardly ever seen.

Stormd at with Shot and Shell, 17th Light Dragoons (Lancers) Oct 25 1854 at Balaclava by Chris Collingwood. (GS)
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 Panzer IIs and IIIs of the African Korps, 15th Panzer Division drive towards Arcoma during the epic battles for the Gazala line.

Battle for Gazala by David Pentland. (Y)
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The Iron Brigade, 2nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Brawners Farm August 1862 by Chris Collingwood (Y)
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 The German attack on the British trenches at Passchendaele in the rain.

Passchendaele by Jason Askew. (GM)
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 The battle of Texel helped bring successful conclusion to the 3rd Dutch war. the Dutch conceding the English claim to sovereignty in the Narrow Sea.
The Battle of Texel, 11th August 1673 by Abraham Storck (GS)
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 In this, the first true parachute operation of World war two, German paratroops of 1st battalion Fallschirmjager Regiment 1, proved themselves an invaluable component of Blitzkrieg. First in the initial stages of the campaign by seizing airfields and bridges in Norway and Denmark, and subsequently by supporting army ground forces engaged at Narvik.

The Battle for Norway by David Pentland. (GS)
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 In the year 1070, Saxon England lay under Norman oppression. Only one last centre of resistance remained. The Isle of Ely in the Fenlands of East Anglia. Here, Hereward Leofricson, son of Earl Leofric and Lady Godiva, emerged as a warrior leader. Struggling against overwhelming odds in his defiance of the Normans. The legend of Hereward the Wake was born.

Fire from the Fens, c.1071 by Chris Collingwood (GS)
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SPORT PRINTS

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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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The legendary Welsh rugby union captain Gareth Edwards is brought to life in the triple portrait. Gareth Edwards is revered in Wales and considered one of the finest players ever. in part of the montage he is shown going over for a try against England.
Gareth Edwards by Darren Baker. (Y)
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B43. Damon Hill/ Williams Renault FW.18 by Ivan Berryman

Damon Hill/ Williams Renault FW.18 by Ivan Berryman
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GIJH2740GS. A Good Day with the Hunt by John Frederick Herring (GS)

A Good Day with the Hunt by John Frederick Herring (GS)
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PDB3.  Lenox Lewis II by Peter Deighan.
Lenox Lewis II by Peter Deighan.
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MC0042P. Tomahawk by Mark Churms.

Tomahawk by Mark Churms. (P)
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 M. Schumacher / JP Montoya.  Brazilian GP 2001.

Close Encounters by Michael Thompson.
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Ian Rush's goalscoring feats with Liverpool may never be matched by any player at any club.  His astonishing strike rate made him the club's talisman through one of the most successful periods in the club's history and it is one of footbal's greatest ironies that like so many of the worlds greatest players, Ian's talents were never allowed to blossom on the world stage despite his valiant efforts for his beloved Wales.

Ian Rush by Gary Brandham.
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