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HMS Torrid - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Torrid

Name : HMS Torrid
Laid Down : July 1916
Launched : 10th February 1917
Completed : May 1917
Type : Destroyer
Class : R
Builder : Swan Hunter
Country : UK
Pennants : H81
Fate : Handed over for scrap 27th January 1937.

Wrecked under tow to breakers 16th March 1937. Later broken up in situ in 1940.

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HMS Torrid, 1930.

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 Over three years of continuous air combat the 91st Bombardment Group The Ragged Irregulars were based at Bassingbourn in England. They flew 340 missions with honor and bravery, over occupied Europe and bore such B-17 legends as Memphis Belle, Shoo Shoo Baby, General Ike and Nine O Nine. On this day, however, the Memphis Belle is going to have to wait for the snow to be cleared before it can depart on yet another dangerous mission over enemy territory. In the meantime, to enable the Memphis Belle to leave at the earliest opportunity when the weather clears, ground crew carry on with their maintenance work in support of a crew and aircraft they all look upon with affection and admiration.
The Memphis Belle by Philip West. (Y)
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DHM835GS. 19th Regiment Artillery (The Highland Gunners) by David Rowlands.
19th Regiment Artillery (The Highland Gunners) by David Rowlands (GS)
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Whilst en route to the Ruhr on the night of 16th/17th May 1943 as part of Operation Chastise, Lancaster AJ-C received 20mm hits to the starboard inner engine which immediately burst into flames. Pilot Officer Warner Ottley realised instantly that all hydraulic power was knocked out and the aircraft began a lurid descent toward the ground, Ottley's final words over the intercom being Sorry boys. They got us. When ED910(G) impacted with the ground, its tail sheared off and the rear turret, including Sgt Fred Tees survived the conflagration. Tees was quickly taken prisoner, no doubt mindful of the tragic fact that he had swapped his front turret for the rear with Sgt Harry Strange before take-off. All the other crew members sadly perished.

Tragedy Above Hamm by Ivan Berryman.
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 USS Coral Sea (CV-43 being replenished by fast combat support ship USS Seattle (DE-3) as two of the carriers compliment of F.4s of VF-111 The Sundowners makes a low pass.

USS Coral Sea by Ivan Berryman (P)
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 As the invading forces took hold in Italy, many Italian pilots transferred their allegiance to the Aeronautica Co-Beligerante, among them Maggiore Teresio Martinoli who was to become Italy's highest scoring ace with 22 victories, before being tragically killed in a training accident.  He is depicted here claiming a Ju.52 in the skies of Yugoslavia whilst flying the exceptional Macchi MC.205 Veltro.

Victory near Podgorica by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 Bf109 G2 of Major Gunther Rall pursues and downs an unidentified Soviet aircraft over the Caucasus, Russia, early Autumn 1943. Rall went on to become the third highest scoring ace of all time, with 275 victories in only 621 missions.

No Escape by David Pentland.
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 146 Wing Hawker Typhoons were busy throughout the winter of 1944 / 45, carrying out a wide variety of missions and operations using a combination of rockets and bombs.  Here, Wing Commander J R Baldwin OC of 146 Wing escorts a damaged wingman home as they enter the holding pattern to begin finals into their base at Antwerp.  Baldwin's aircraft is Mk 1B PD521, carrying his personal markings JBII on the nose.

A Friend in Need by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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 Viciously maligned for failing to prevent the sinking of the German battleship Tirpitz at Kaafjord on 12th November 1944, Heinrich Ehrler was one of the Luftwaffe's greatest leaders, highly decorated and respected by all who flew with him.  The Bf.109s of 6./JG5, based at Petsamo in Finland, took on a variety of difficult roles in the Scandinavian theatre, operating in the most testing of conditions, often round the clock in the summer months.  Here, Ehrler's own machine, <i>Yellow 12</i> leads other aircraft of 6./JG5 on a patrol above the mighty Norwegian fjords.

Tribute to Oberleutnant Heinrich Ehrler by Ivan Berryman.
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 The print depicts the moment as the first Hurricane of 46 squadron of the Royal Air Force, piloted by Sqn Ldr Kenneth Cross, without arrestor hooks or wires approaches the ill-fated carrier HMS Glorious. during the evacuation of Norway in June 1940.  Bing later said <i>We showed them they were wrong</i>. The Fleet Air Arm pilots were delighted saying <i>Marvelous bloody marvelous, now we will get them too</i>.  All had landed safely by 4.30am on June 8th.
Moment of Truth by Keith Woodcock. (Y)
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 The destroyer HMS Kelly passes close to the battleship HMS Royal Sovereign as she escorts a convoy in the Mediterranean near Malta.

HMS Kelly passes HMS Royal Sovereign by Ivan Berryman (GL)
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USS Maddox engaging North Vietnamese torpedo boats with 5-in gunfire, August 2nd, 1964, in the Gulf of Tonkin.

USS Maddox by Randall Wilson (AP)
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 The mighty Bismarck returns fire to the fast-approaching HMS Hood at the start of a battle that would see both adversaries tragically sunk. The Bismarck would later be attacked by Swordfish aircraft from HMS Ark Royal, damaging her stearing and allowing her to be caught by the British battleships Rodney and King George V. The once proud German battleship would be ruthlessly pounded into a twisted and burning wreck and finally finished by HMS Dorsetshire with torpedoes at around 10:30 hours on the morning of May 27th 1941. HMS Dorsetshire and HMS Maori combed the area of the sinking for survivors, between them picking up a total of 110 out of an original complement of 2,300.

Bismarck Replies to HMS Hood by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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 USS Independence launches multiple aircraft, RA5C Vigilante from the waist cat, and a Crusader from the bow while deployed in the Gulf of Tonkin, Vietnam.

USS Independence by Randall Wilson. (GS)
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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. (GS)
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Nelsons Flagship Vanguard is seen departing St Helens Anchorage heading a convoy of merchantmen en route to Lisbon and the Mediterranean on 8th April 1798.  This voyage would culminate in the Battle of the Nile where the British fleet routed that of the French at Aboukir Bay on the evening of 1st August that same year.

HMS Vanguard by Ivan Berryman. (GL)
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 Considered by Lord Nelson as <i>The finest 64 in the Service</i> - indeed, his favourite ship, HMS Agamemnon was a two-deck third rate warship, lighter and faster than most 74s. Launched at Bucklers Hard in 1781, she saw action in many great battles, among them the Battle of Ushant, the Battle of Copenhagen and Trafalgar, by which time she was a veteran of 24 years service.

HMS Agamemnon by Ivan Berryman. (GL)
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As the evening draws to a close Napoleon is seen riding amongst his men after their victory at the Battle of Friedland.  Due to the French pressure the Russian Commander General Levin Bennigsen moved his army back to his main camp at Konigsberg in June 1807, while his army of 60,000 men crossed the River Alle at Friedland.  It was faced by a French force of 26,000 under the command of Marshal Jean Lannes. The Russian Commander attacked early on the 14th of June. The much smaller force fought of the Russian attacks for nine hours, giving time for the main French force of 80,000 to arrive. Marshall Neys Force came up from the south and attacked the Russian left flank which gave way all the way along the river until just outside Friedland where it was halted. A second corps under the command of General Laude Victor came to the support of Neys left flank. Victor also brought up 30 Artillery pieces which blasted the Russians at very short range. The Russians that were massed in the tiny village and unable to cross the River received huge numbers of casualties due to the artillery fire. General Bennigsens army was decimated with most of his troops killed, wounded or forced to cross the river.  The actual looses were 11,000 dead, 7,000 wounded and many thousands of troops drowned trying to cross the river. This compared to the French losses of 1372 killed 9,108 wounded.   The French army pursued the Russians with Marshal Soult occupying Konigsberg on June 16th.  A few days later Czar Alexander I arranged a truce and on the 25th of June on a barge like raft on the River Niemen along with the Prussian King Frederick Willaim III drew up the Treaty of Tilset. Prussia ceded to France all the territories West of the Elbe, becoming the Kingdom of Westphalia and from the area of Poland both Russia and Prussia recognised the new state, The Duchy of Warsaw.

Battle of Friedland by Horace Vernet (GS)
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DHM521GS.Battle of Trafalgar by George Chambers.

Battle of Trafalgar by George Chambers (GS)
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The recovery of LCpl Edwards Warrior, Gonji Vakuf, Bosnia, 13th January 1993.  On 13th January 1993 there was severe fighting in the town of Gornji Vakuf, when a column of armoured vehicles of B Company, 1st Battalion The 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment arrived.  Lance Corporal Edwards was the driver of a Warrior, call sign Two One.  His driver's hatch was open, and as he crossed the bridge over the river a sniper shot him.  His Warrior veered towards the left and came to a halt.  Inside the vehicle, the soldiers were unable to contact the driver.  An MRRV (Mechanized Repair and Recovery Vehicle) drove forward in front of the Warrior.  Under intense small arms fire, Corporal Bancroft emerged from his hatch and clambered across the roof of his vehicle, and down onto the ground to attach a towbar to the Warrior.  The Warrior was recovered, with the mortally wounded driver and the soldiers still inside it.  Shortly afterwards, when I was accompanying a patrol in two Warriors, I visited this spot.  We dismounted and I was able to sketch the buildings and the damaged railings of the bridge.  Lance Corporal Edwards was attached to The Cheshires from 1st Battalion The Royal Welch Fusiliers.  A memorial plaque was later erected to his memory beside the bridge.

1st Battalion Cheshire Regiment by David Rowlands (GL)
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 Tanks of the Queens Royal Irish Hussars in action during the Gulf War, February 1991.

Challenger by Simon Smith. (P)
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 A regiment of Cuirassiers stand awaiting orders during the Battle of Austerlitz during the Napoleonic war against Austria and Russia.
Austerlitz Before the Charge by Jean Louis Ernest Meissonier. (Y)
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DHM289GS.  Arnhem Drop 17th September 1944 by Simon Smith.

Arnhem Drop 17th September 1944 by Simon Smith (GS)
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GIFK5EGL. 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 (GL)
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 The battle of Mons was the first major battle fought by the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) The BEF had advanced along a 20 mile front along the Mons canal, and were on there left flank of the French 5th army. But when the French army had been defeated at the Battle of the Sambre on the 22nd August, The British commander Sir John French agreed to hold his position until the morning of the 23rd. The BEF were attacked by the German First Army . The German infantry advance was repelled by the British infantry and sustained very large losses: the British lost 1600 killed or wounded. But with the French forces retreating the British forces had no alternative but to retreat also, and on the morning of the 24th of August they began retreating to the outskirts of Paris over a fourteen day period.

Retreat From Mons by Lady Elizabeth Butler. (Y)
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 Alain Prost in his number 2 Williams dices with Jean Alesi in his number 27 Ferrari at the British Grand Prix in 1993.  Prost went on to win this race after Damon Hill suffered engine failure, while Alesi finished in 9th place, a lap behind Prost.

Alain Prost and Jean Alesi, British Grand Prix, Silverstone, 1993 by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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GITW1473GS.  The Fence The Forest Stakes by Henry Alken.
The Fence The Forest Stakes by Henry Alken. (GS)
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 While dominating the race, a loose wheel nut forced Nigel Mansell into the pits with only 7 laps remaining.  He emerged about 5 seconds behind Senna, and one of the best duels in F1 history ensued, as Mansell quickly closed the gap..  With four laps to go of the tight street circuit at Monaco, Mansell could not get around the McLaren of Senna, and finished just two tenths of a second behind him at the end of the race.

The Duel - Nigel Mansell and Ayrton Senna at Monaco, 1992 by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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Racing at this pretty and ancient venue dates back as far as the mid 14th century, making it the oldest racecourse in Britain.  Bounded by the River Dee and a Roman city wall, the <i>Roodee</i> is the tightest and smallest course of all.  The oldest record of a race here is that for a prize of a silver bell woth 111 shillings on Shrove Tuesday in 1540, continuing until 1609.  The completely flat track is only a shade longer than a mile and can cause problems for larger horses that often find it difficult to get into their stride.  In longer races, the competitors pass the standds no less than three times covering nearly two miles and three furlongs.  The most famous of the <i>long</i> races is The Chester Cup, first run in 1824, being the highlight of a three day meet in May.

Chester by Paul Hart.
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B450. Cheltenham by Paul Hart.

Cheltenham by Paul Hart.
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 Heinz-Harald Frentzen and Jarno Trulli, in the new Honda powered Jordan EJ11s, running together in the Malaysian Grand Prix, give notice that they are to be taken as serious challengers in 2001.

Challengers by Robert Tomlin.
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GIDT8450GS.  Sweetsauce with J Charlton Up. 1860 by Henry Barraud (1811-1874)
Sweetsauce with J Charlton Up. 1860 by Henry Barraud (1811-1874) (GS)
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SPC427.  Heroes of Goodison Park by Doug Harker.

Heroes of Goodison Park by Doug Harker.
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