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Chung King - World Naval Ships Directory

Chung King

Name : Chung King
Laid Down :
Launched : 19th May 1948
Completed :
Type : Cruiser
Class : Arethusa
Builder : Portsmouth
Country : China
Pennants :
Fate : Sunk by air attack March 1949
Was previously : HMS Aurora
Later became : Tchoung King

After the Second World War, the Chinese Navy bought HMS AURORA on 19 May 1948 and renamed her CHUNG KING. Later she defected to the Communists who renamed her TCHOUNG KING. Nationalist aircraft sank her in Taku harbour in March 1949. She was later salvaged, but is not believed to have become operational again, although she was subsequently renamed HSUANG HO (1951), PEI CHING (1951) and KUANG CHOU.

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Last edited : 11:53, July 25, 2011
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Lancasters of 61 Squadron  head out for the enemy coast during the night of 3rd November 1943.  Seen in the lead Lancaster is Flt Lt Bill Reid flying QR-O.  After sustaining two heavy attacks by enemy night fighters, killing two crew members and injuring Reid in the head, shoulders and hands.  He carried on to the target, dropping accurately his bomb load.  Navigating back by Pole Star and Moon, he lost consciousness on occasions due to blood loss.  He managed to find his way Shipdharn.  Upon landing the undercarriage collapsed but luckily did not catch fire.  For his exploits that night he was awarded the Victoria Cross.

Lancaster VC by Graeme Lothian. (GS)
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 With their twin Merlins singing at full power, Mk FBV1 Mosquitos of 464 Squadron RAAF present a menacing picture as they set out on a precision low level mission, their streamlined, shark-like shapes silhouetted against the evening glow. Below, the tranquillity of a snow covered English coastal village is briefly disturbed as the Mosquito crews head into the night.

Mosquitos at Dusk by Nicolas Trudgian. (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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The leadership qualities and grim determination of Squadron Leader J R Baldwin was seldom better demonstrated that when he led a small flight of Hawker Typhoons against a force of some thirty Focke-Wulf Fw.190s in January 1944.  Nine of the German aircraft were shot down that day, Baldwin himself being responsible for two of them.  He is shown here in Typhoon PR-A of No.609 Squadron.

A Busy Day at the Office by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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 Pan American World Airways were the first to usher in the 'Big Jet' era with their trans-Atlantic service from New York to Paris in October 1958.  From that day on, the ubiquitous Boeing 707 would set the standard for global air services, a legacy that continues to this day.  Here a Pan Am 707 is depicted at Berlin's Tempelhof airport.

Pan Am Boeing 707 at Tempelhof by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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 The distinctive black-fuselaged Albatross D.V of Jasta 12s commander taxis out for take off behind the similar machine of Leutnant d R Friedrich Hochstetter at Roucourt, late in 1917. Whilst all of Jasta 12s aircraft possessed black tails, many of them bore their pilots personalised insignia painted large on the fuselage sides. In the case of Hochstetter, it was a stacked shot emblem, whilst others sported castles, diagonal crosses or various geometric shapes. The origin of Schobingers light blue design is unknown, but may have been applied purely for recognition purposes. His final tally was eight victories, while Hochstetter scored just one.

Leutnant d R Viktor Schobinger by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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 A veteran of over 150 missions flying the DH.4, Captain Euan Dickson was credited with an impressive 14 victories during his service with both the RNAS and RAF. After the war, Dickson returned to New Zealand where he continued to fly, pioneering mail routes and becoming the first man to fly across Cook Strait in 1920. His 205 Squadron DH.4 is shown here as Observer / Gunner V Robinson rakes an attacking Pfalz D.III on 3rd May, 1918, sending it spiraling to the ground out of control.

Captain Euan Dickson and AGL V Robinson, DH.4 by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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 The Jasta was part of the Flying Circus, and one of the first units to receive and be fully equipped with the new Pfaltz DIII aircraft. In their capable hands this elegant aircraft proved an effective weapon.

Jasta 10, Northern France Early September 1917 by David Pentland. (GL)
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HMS Lion with her sister ship HMS Princess Royal are shown firing on the German High Seas Fleet which can be seen in the distance during the Battle of Jutland.

HMS Lion at the Battle of Jutland by Ivan Berryman (GS)
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 Proud flagship of Admiral nelson at the battle of the Nile. HMS Vanguard is pictured lying near the entrance of Portsmouth harbour at sunset in company with another Nile veteran HMS majestic. vanguard one of fourteen 3rd rate 74,s penned by the famous ship designer Slade was launched in 1787 and enjoyed a long and eventful career under numerous Commanding officers. in various roles until finally being broken up in 1821.

HMS Vanguard at Portsmouth by Ivan Berryman. (GL)
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GIJL2385GL.  Shipping at Sunset by Jens Christian Rasmussen.
Shipping at Sunset by Jens Christian Rasmussen (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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 Emerging from a smokescreen SMS Baden surges ahead of her sister ship SMS Bayern to resume battle speed in these fleet manoeuvres in the Baltic, during 1917

The Kaisers Ship by Randall Wilson (GL)
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 Last preparations for sailing, and last liberty, as Yamato prepares for Operation Ten Ichi Go, 1945.

Final Liberty by Randall Wilson. (GL)
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 Having played a vital part in the battle for the Mediterranean for over two years, HMS Ark Royal finally succumbed to a U-Boats torpedo in November 1941. She is shown here with a pair of Swordfish Mk1s of 821 Sqn ranged on the deck, passing the cruiser HMS Sheffield off the Mole, Gibraltar, earlier that same year.

HMS Ark Royal and HMS Sheffield off the Mole, Gibraltar by Ivan Berryman (Y)
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USS Yorktown seen accompanied by her destroyers including USS Hammann shown under attack by Japanese Torpedo Bombers (Kates) during the battle of Midway. It was in this action that USS Yorktown was lost.

USS Yorktown at the Battle of Midway by Anthony Saunders (GS)
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GIFK5EGS. Joan of Ark Being Interrogated in Prison by Cardinal Henry Beaufort, Bishop of Winchester by Paul Delaroche.
Joan of Ark Being Interrogated in Prison by Cardinal Henry Beaufort, Bishop of Winchester by Paul Delaroche. (GS)
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DHM821GL.  Austrian Generals Watching the Battle by Albrecht Adam.
Austrian Generals Watching the Battle by Albrecht Adam (GL)
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 Edward departs from his almost completed Rhuddlan Castle at the conclusion of his second Welsh campaign.

Edward the 1st in Wales by David Pentland. (P)
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A dying soldier of the Black Watch is supported by his comrade, while another stands to protect them, as the ranks of the Highlanders march on, after the battles at Sebastopol during the Crimean war.

Comrades by Robert Gibb. (GS)
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Showing William III in full Black Armour at the time of the Battle of Boyne.

William III by Chris Collingwood (GS)
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 A joint ISAF-ANSF operation in Helmand Province.  4 Mechanized Brigade, Herrick 17. 2012/13.

Transition by Graeme Lothian. (GL)
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 At the moment of the crowing triumph of his career, Brian Boru, the high king of Ireland is struck down after a final desperate attack by one of his enemies.

Death of Brian Boru - Clontarf by David Pentland. (GS)
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 Dawn on the 13th February 2010, Soldiers disembark from Chinooks in the area of Operations - Helmind Province. The Regiments involved: The 1st Royal Welsh , 1st Grenadier Guards Battle Group. Scots Guards, US Marine Corps and various ISAF controlled units. ANA and ANP.

Moshtarak Dawn by Graeme Lothian. (GS)
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SFA7.  Galileo by Stephen Smith.

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Portrait of David Coulthard by Robert Tomlin. (P)
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GIFP0940GS. A rest from Fishing  by Alexander F Rolfe (1814 to 1875) (GS)
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 Colin Edwards gave Honda racing another victory with an inspired performance during the last race of the season to put rival Troy Bayliss into second place. Bobs painting depicts the typically-aggressive cornering style of the Texas Tornado in his winning leathers as he threw the mighty Honda around the Imola racing circuit.

Down to the Wire by Robert Tomlin.
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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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