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HMS Royal Sovereign - World Naval Ships Directory

HMS Royal Sovereign

Name : HMS Royal Sovereign
Laid Down : 15th January 1914
Launched : 29th April 1915
Completed : 18th April 1916
Type : Battleship
Class : Revenge
Builder : Portsmouth
Country : UK
Sequence : This is the 8th ship with this name.
Pennants : 05
Fate : Loaned to Russia 30th May 1944. Renamed Archangelsk. Returned 9th February 1949. Sold for scrap 5th April 1949.
Later became : Archangelsk

HMS Royal Sovereign was built by Parsons at Portsmouth and launched 29th May 1915 and commissioned in May 1916, she joined the 1st Battle Squadron of the Grand Fleet but missed the Battle of Jutland In 1919 she joined the Atlantic in 1919. During World War Two, Royal Sovereign was in the Home fleet during 1939 and Atlantic convoy duty in 1940-1941. Due to her poor condition she spent September 1942 till September 1943 in refit in the United States, after her refit she spent just one month in the Indian Ocean and then returned home She went into reserve, but was loaned to the USSR (becoming the Archangelsk). She sailed for Mumansk on Convoy duty on the 17th August 1944. and returned to Rosyth in 1949 and scrapped at Inverkeithing. NOTE - Only HMS Revenge and HMS Royal Oak took part in the battle of Jutland. Displacement: 28,500 without bulges, 30,100 Speed: 21.0 knots Range: 4,200 at 10 knots Compliment: 920 Armament: Eight 15-inch guns in pairs and fourteen 6 -inch guns. Two 3 inch Anti Aircraft Guns.

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HMS Royal Sovereign, 1918


HMS Royal Sovereign, 1918


HMS Royal Sovereign, July 1935


HMS Royal Sovereign, July 1935


HMS Royal Sovereign, July 1935


HMS Royal Sovereign, June 1938


HMS Royal Sovereign, June 1938


HMS Royal Sovereign, June 1938


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HMS Royal Sovereign.


Aircraft taking off, HMS Royal Sovereign.


HMS Royal Sovereign.

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HMS Revenge (no. 5) with sister ship HMS Royal Sovereign (no.3) and HMS Resource (no.2), HMS London (no.4) and HMS Queen Elizabeth (no. 6) with HMS Ramillies in dock (no.1). Ships pictured in Valetta Harbour.

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HMS Royal Sovereign and HMS Warspite departing Malta by Ivan Berryman

HMS Royal Oak by Ivan Berryman.


HMS Kelly passes HMS Royal Sovereign by Ivan Berryman.


HMS Warspite by Ivan Berryman.

Glory Days by David Shepherd.

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 As the Suez crisis worstened in 1956, 8 Sqn's De Havilland Venoms found themselves in demand to attack enemy installations and aircraft on the ground from their base at Khormaksar in Aden.  Two of the type are shown here, glinting in the sun above their base.

8 Sqn Venoms by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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 Shortly after mid day on 26th August 1940, a Bolton-Paul Defiant of 264 Sqn claimed a victory that was to make history many decades later.  Dornier Do.17Z2, Wk No 1160 of 7/III KG.3 had been part of a raiding force sent to attack targets in Essex.  Attacked from below, the Do.17 suffered terminal damage and came to rest in the shallow waters of the Goodwin Sands, near Deal in Kent.  Two of her crew died in the incident, but two others survived and became prisoners of war.  In June 2013, over seventy years later, 5K+AR was raised from the water to be put on display at the RAF Museum in Hendon, becoming the only example of its type to survive anywhere in the world.

5K+AR Sole Survivor by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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A Tribute to Sir Thomas Sopwith by Roderick Lovejoy.
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 Pictured above the beaches of Normandy shortly after D-Day in June 1944, Spitfire Mk IX MK392 was the personal aircraft of Wing Commander Johnnie Johnson, carrying his initials JE-J instead of the usual squadron codes.  He went on to become Britain's highest scoring ace against the Luftwaffe with 34 claimed victories with many other probable victories.

Tribute to Air Vice Marshal James Edgar 'Johnnie' Johnson by Ivan Berryman.
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A lone  Royal Air Force Spitfire is shown high amongst the clouds over the southern counties of England during the hieght of the Battle of Britain.

In the Playground of the Gods by Ivan Berryman (GS)
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 On 27th November 1950, thousands of Chinese troops swarmed over the frozen Yalu river on the North Korean /Chinese border, cutting off US Marines in the Chosin Reservoir area. Over the next ten days the marines with air support from both the Navy and Marine Air Wings fought their way out of the trap to Hungnam and safety.

Frozen Chosin, Korea, December 1950 by David Pentland. (GL)
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 Equipped with the experimental <i>Monica IIIE</i> detection device, Hawker Tempest EJ535 was deployed to the Fighter Interception Unit at Newchurch for evaluation in July 1944.  Originally developed as the AN/APS 13, <i>Monica</i> had been intended as a rear-looking device to warn crews of attacks from behind.  Now modified to face forward, it became a valuable aid in the battle against Hitler's terror weapons, notably the V-1 Flying Bomb.  In the hands of the Fighter Interception Unit's then Commanding Officer Joseph Berry, this became a winning combination with no fewer than 52 <i>Doodlebugs</i> falling to Berry's guns - on one occasion, seven V1s being shot down by Berry in a single night.

Bug Killer by Ivan Berryman. (AP)
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 Ju 52s deploy German Paratroopers during the assault on Crete (operation Mercure) 1942.

Falling Angels by Tim Fisher.
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The nuclear-powered submarine HMS Repulse (S23) manoeuvres in preparation to berth at HMS Dolphin in Portsmouth harbour in the late 1970s.

HMS Dolphin by Ivan Berryman.
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 The destroyer HMS Matchless is shown turning at high speed off the Devon coast in June 1946.  this elegant ship acquitted herself well during the Second World War, being involved in the hunt for - and ultimate sinking of - Scharnhorst in 1943.

HMS Matchless by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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 The flag ship Mikasa (Admiral Togo) leading the line at around 3pm on May 27th, 1905.  Ships following are Shikishima and Fuji with other ships of the fleet further in the distance.

Battle of Tsushima, Line of Battle by Anthony Saunders (GL)
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In February 1945, 850 square miles of volcanic rock became the most strategically important island in the South Pacific. From Iwo Jima heavy bombers would be able to raid Japanese cities almost at will. Even with its overwhelming military might, the Americans would have to pay a heavy price for such a seemingly small island.

USS Tennessee During the Landings at Iwo Jima by Anthony Saunders. (GS)
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 The mighty German battleships Bismarck and Tirpitz operated together for only 6 hours on the 18th May 1941.

The Hunters by Randall Wilson (GL)
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 Nagato was launched on 9th November 1919. Shown here during world war two operations, the Nagato survived the war and was expended as a target at the Bikini A-Bomb tests on 29th July 1946.

Japanese Battleship Nagato by Randall Wilson (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 (P)
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Seen here from the deck of an escorting destroyer.
HMS Prince of Wales by Ivan Berryman.
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 Recovering a vehicle in Helmand.  A support dumper truck has edged over to the side of the track which has given way under the weight.  Two REME soldiers are pulling out the tow-rope (which is made of metal cables) and will attach this to the stranded vehicle.  every vehicle will have a top-gunner, heavily armed with an array of weapons - usually the GPMG.  When the convoy is stationary for any period of time they are at their most vulnerable to attack, so speed is of the essence to get the convoy on its way again.

REME Recovery by Graeme Lothian. (GL)
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The Siege of Gibraltar during the War of the American Revolution. The Spanish and French fleets under the command Don Alvarez laid siege to the Gibraltar garrison which was commanded by General George Eliot.
The Sortie from Gibraltar, November 1781 by David Rowlands (GL)
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Battle of Fontenoy during the war of Austrian Succession. French victory under Marshal Maurice De Saxe over the allies (British, Dutch and German under the Duke of Cumberland) 11th May 1745.  Fontenoy, 5 miles south east of Tournai (Tolnay) the battle which started with a Dutch assault and British and Hanovarian infantry advance against the French centre during the battle a sudden attack by an Irish Brigade under French command, attacked the allied forces. The allied square was broken but the British, Hanovarian and Dutch forces retreated in good order.
Battle of Fontenoy by Horace Vernet (GS)
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French Cuirassiers of Napoleons Army, obtain information from a peasant outside a country farm house.
French Cuirassiers Questioning a peasant outside a country farmhouse by Edouard Detaille (GL)
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25th-26th March 2003.  3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment Battle Group. Operation TELIC
Crossing the North Rumaylah Bridge, Iraq. by David Rowlands (GL)
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In 1485, the Lancastrian contender for the throne of England, Henry Tudor, sailed from France with a small force of mainly continental mercenaries determined to wrestle the crown from Richard III.  Gathering many supporters along the way he eventually arrived at Bosworth with an army numbering 5000 against Richards 8000.  Things began well enough for Richard but it became apparent during the battle that the neutral Stanley Brothers, Sir William Stanley and Lord Thomas Stanley and their men who had remained on the sidelines, had elected to fight for Henry.  Richard charged for Henry in person but was overwhelmed and killed.  He was the last English King to die in battle.  Although not the final battle of the War of the Roses, the victory for Henry at Bosworth secured the crown and began the Tudor dynasty.

Battle of Bosworth by Brian Palmer (GS)
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 The British 1st Foot Guards and Coldstream Guards rush to defend the gate of Hougoumont Farm against a fierce French attack during the battle of Waterloo.  During the battle, the Coldstream Guards lost 97 killed, 446 wounded and 4 missing, while the 1st Foot Guards lost 125 killed and 352 wounded.

Defence of Hougoumont Farm at the Battle of Waterloo by Jason Askew. (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 (GS)
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 McLaren M26 Ford Cosworth.  World Champion 1976.
James Hunt by Michael Thompson.
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 The English football team for 2002.
England by Peter Deighan.
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A Scottish Gentleman by Michael Thompson.
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England 31 - New Zealand 28.  Played at Twickenham, November 9th 2002.  England : Robinson, Simpson Daniel, Greenwood, Tindall, Cohen, Wilkinson, Dawson, Woodman, Vickery, Thompson, Grewcock, Johnson, Moody, Hill, Dallaglio. (Subs) Back, Healey, B. Johnson, Kay, Leonard, Regan, Stimpson. Scores: Try - Moody, Try - Wilkinson, Try - Cohen, Drop Goal - Wilkinson, 2 Conversions - Wilkinson, 3 Penalties - Wilkinson.

England versus New Zealand - Investec 2002 by Doug Harker.
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GIPN0129GS. A Village Celebrity, 1883 by Walter Dendy Sadler (1854-1923) (GS)

A Village Celebrity, 1883 by Walter Dendy Sadler (1854-1923) (GS)
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A Good Day with the Hunt by John Frederick Herring (GS)
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Blitzkrieg by Mark Churms. (P)
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