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Russian Auxiliaries.  Russian Auxiliary ships including Russian Auxiliary Minelayers, Auxiliary Netlayers, Auxiliary Minesweepers, Dispatch Vessels and Auxiliary Dispatch Vessels.
Auxiliary Minelayers/Netlayers
The Baltic fleet 1914-1917
Name Launched Displacement Speed Armament Commissioned Fate
Bureya 1915 250t 12kts 95 mines October 1916 1918 to Germany
Dyuna 1868 594t 8kts - May 1916 -
Ilmen 1912 2160t 12kts 2-3in, 400 mines July 1915 1918 German Preussen
Irtysh 1916 230t 12kts 95 mines October 1916 -
Khoper 1866 1100t 11kts - May 1916 -
Lena - 2400t 12kts 370 mines - -
Lovat 1912 600t 9kts 80 mines October 1915 -
Msta 1883 1955t 8kts 360 mines June 1916 1918 German Russland
Mologa 1903 450t 11kts 80 mines August 1915 lost 14.6.16
Ob 1905 780t - - - 1918 to Finland
Sheksna 1904 450t 12kts 80 mines July 1915 1918 to Germany
Svir 1911 1800t 10kts 2-3in, 550 mines June 1916 1918 to Germany
Terek - - - - May 1916 -
Ural - 2400t 10.5kts 4-3in, 360 mines June 1915 -
Zeya 1915 250t 12kts 95 mines October 1916 lost 1918
The Black Sea Fleet 1914-1917
Ayu-Dag 1898 1765t 9kts - January 1916 -
Beshtau 1907 1120t 10kts 2-3in, 100 mines September 1914 1916 became transport
Dikhtau 1907 1110t 7.5kts 2-3in, 120 mines September 1914 1916 became transport
Elborus 1893 1050t 9kts - January 1916 1917 renamed Chorokh
General Brusilov - - - - November 1916 -
General Ruzitski 1916 400grt 11kts - September 1916 -
Gidra 1889 300t 9kts - December 1916 -
Kiev - - - - January 1917 -
Mina 1913 180t 10kts 80 mines June 1916 -
Oleg - - - - November 1914 lost 24.12.1914
Penaj - - - - Nov 1914 -
Titaniya 1879 128t 9kts - September 1916 -
Tsesarevich Georgi 1896 1130t 14kts 1-6in howitzer, 3-75mm, 1-37mm AA, 280 mines September 1914 -
Velikaya Knyazinya Kseniya 1895 2700t 14kts 1-6in howitzer, 3-75mm, 2-37mm AA, 160 mines August 1914 -
Veliki Knyaz Aleksei 1890 2400t 14kts 1-6in howitzer, 3-75mm, 1-37mm AA, 200 mines August 1914 -
Veliki Kynaz Konstantin 1891 2500t 13kts 1-6in howitzer, 3-75mm, 1-37mm AA, 200 mines September 1914 Sold 1924
The Siberian Flotilla 1911-1917
Monogugai 1891 2500t 9kts 7-47mm, 310 mines 1911 Transport 1916.
Shika 1897 3500t 11kts 4-4.7 (120mm), 8-75mm, 4 MG, 500 mines 1911 -
Ussuri 1901 3200t 10.5kts 3-4.7in (120mm), 4-47mm, 2 MG, 500 mines 1911 1916 transferred to Artic, lost 1.8.18.
Auxiliary Minesweepers
The Baltic Fleet 1914-1917
Name Launched Displacement Speed - - Fate
No1 1892 450t 10kts - - Mined 16.9.15
No2 - 570t 11kts - - 1918 to Finland
No3 (i) 1912 600t 9kts - - October 1915 minelayer Lovat
No3 (ii) 1875 245t - - - 1918 to Finland
No4 (i) - 600t 9kts - - lost 23.10.15
No4 (ii) 1894 1100t 10kts - - -
No4 (iii) 1914 200t - - - 1918 to Estonia
No5 - 580t 10kts - - Mined 27.5.16 
No6 1889 700t 8kts - - lost 22.8.15
No7 (i) 1890 590t 9kts - - Mined 22.9.14
No7 (ii) 1904 700t 8.5kts - - 1918 German Vulkan
No8 (i) - 600t 9kts - - Mined 22.9.14
No 8 (ii) 1910 700t 8.5kts - - 1918 German Andromeda
No 9 1911 700t 9kts - - -
No 10 1911 700t 8.5kts - - 1918 German Priamus
No11 1898 800t 8.5kts - - -
No12 1901 600t 8.5kts - - -
No14 - 140t 10kts - - -
No15 - 140t 13kts - - 1918 to Finland
No16 - 140t 8.8kts - - 1918 to Finland
No17 - 140t 10.5kts - - 1918 to Finland
No18 1906 499t 13.5kts - - 1918 Estonian Ristna
No19 1906 501t 13kts - - 1918 Estonian Suurop
No20 1904 450t 12kts - - July 1915 minelayer Sheksna
No21 1903 450t 11kts - - August 1915 minelayer Mologa
No22 - 750t 12kts - - stranded November 1917
No23 1882 800t 10kts - - -
No24 - 150t 9kts - - Renamed Shchit 1920
Alesha Popovich 1913 350t 8kts - - 1918 to Finland
Dobrynya 1911 325t 11kts - - 1918 to Finland
Dulo 1915 100t 9.5kts - - 1918 to Finland
Garpun 1915 310t 10kts - - -
Ilya Muromets 1910 330t 12.5kts - - Mined 23.8.17
Kitoboj 1915 310t 10kts - - Fleed to Allies 13.6.19
Kometa 1888 322t - - - 1918 to Finland
Mikula 1911 300t 11kts - - 1918-1922 Finland
Namet 1915 310t 10kts - - -
Nevod 1915 310t 10kts - - -
Planeta (i) 1858 287t - - - Patrol ship Pregrada
Planeta (ii) 1893 134t - - - 1918 to Finland
Potok Bogatyr 1913 370t 11kts - - 1918 to Finland
Stvol 1915 100t 9.5kts - - 1918 to Finland
Svyatogor 1911 400t 11.8kts - - 1918 to Latvia
Tsapfa 1915 145t 9.5kts - - 1918 to Finland
Tumba 1915 145t 9.5kts - - 1918 to Finland
Yakor 1915 400t 10kts - - -
The Black Sea Fleet 1914-1917
T211 - 682t - - - -
T220 - 1100t - - - -
T221 1904 894t 9kts - - -
T222 1905 623t 9kts - - -
T223 1905 776t 8.5kts - - -
T224 1896 783t 8kts - - -
T225 1897 783t 11kts - - Became gunboat III Internatsional 1919
T226 1914 613t 8kts - - -
T227 1904 644t 7.5kts - - -
T228 1891 690t 8kts - - -
T229 1895 650t 9kts - - -
T230 1905 671t 10kts - - -
T231 - - - - - -
T232 1910 579t 10kts - - -
T231 (i) - - - - - Stranded 1916
T233 (ii) 1883 426t 7.5kts - - -
T234 1910 510t 8kts - - -
T235 1896 472t 8.5kts - - -
T236 1904 537 8kts - - -
T237 1904 530t 8kts - - -
T238 1915 519t 9kts - - -
T239 1911 551t 9kts - - -
T240 - 295t 9kts - - -
T242 1887 800t 10kts - - -
T246 - 215t - - - Became dispatch vessel
T247 1872 400t - - - -
T248 1883 800t 7.5kts - - -
T249 - 800t - - - -
T250 - 515t - - - Lost 10.3.16
T251 1891 510t 7.5kts - - -
T252 (i) - - - - - Lost 1916
T252 (ii) - - - - - -
T253 - 500t - - - -
T254 - 100t - - - -
T255 - 200t - - - -
T256 - 100t - - - -
T257 - 100t - - - -
T258 - 100t 9kts - - -
T259 1877 180t 9kts - - -
T260 1910 590t 9.5kts - - -
T261 1910 453t 9kts - - -
T262 1896 328t 8kts - - -
T263 (i) 1895 328t 4kts - - Deleted 1917
T263 (ii) - - - - - Became gunboat Chervonyj Kazak
T264 1890 281t 7.5kts - - -
T265 1893 318t 7.5kts - - -
T266 1902 225t 10kts - - -
T272 - - - - - -
T273 1913 102t 10kts - - -
T274 - 82t - - - -
T280 - 201t - - - -
T281 1871 100t 8kts - - -
T282 1883 173t 7kts - - -
T283 1874 500t 7kts - - -
T290 1895 470t 12kts - - -
T291 1895 490t 8kys - - -
T292 1896 300t 9kts - - -
T293 1901 480t 10kts - - -
Batum - 1273t - - - -
Kharaks - 1324t - - - -
Khersonets - 1324t - - - -
Mechta - 2792t - - - -
Rossiya - 1573t - - - -
Truvor  - 2629t - - - -
Vesta - 1273t - - - -
Vityaz - 1845t - - - -
The Artic Ocean Flotilla 1914-1917
T1 1909 219t 10kts - - 1918 to Britain, returned
T2 1907 215t 10kts - - 1918 to Britain, returned
T3 1912 242t 10kts - - 1918 to Britain, returned
T4 1912 320t 8kts - - 1920 surveying ship Mezen
T5 1912 225t 10kts - - Deleted 1923
T6 1899 220t 11kts - - 1918 British Greataxe
T7 1908 104t 9.5kts - - Deleted 1923
T8 (i) 1894 351t 8.5kts - - Became transport July 1916
T8 (ii) 1912 158t 10.5kts - - Deleted 1940s
T9 1894 208t 8kts - - 1918 to Norway
T10 1890 170t 9kts - - Lost 14.10.17
T11 1908 300t 9kts - - Lost December 1917
T12 1908 332t - - - 1918 British Steamaxe
T25 1905 500t - - - Deleted 1923
T26 1905 500t - - - Deleted 1923
T27 1908 500t - - - Deleted 1923
T28 1908 500t - - - Deleted 1923
T29 1904 500t - - - Deleted 1920
T30 1906 261t - - - Deleted 1920
T31 1907 195t - - - 1918 British Sureaxe
T32 1907 195t - - - Deleted 1920
T33 1908 270t - - - 1918 British Silveraxe
T34 1908 270t - - - 1918 British Firmaxe
T35 1908 181t - - - Deleted 1923
T36 1910 263t - - - 1918 British Coalaxe
T37 1911 276t - - - Deleted 1923
T38 1911 275t - - - Deleted 1922
T39 1907 270t - - - Deleted 1923
T40 1909 251t - - - Deleted
T41 1899 191t - - - 1918 British Frostaxe
T42 1899 187t - - - Deleted 1923
T43 1905 283t - - - Did not reach Russian waters
T44 1910 244t - - - -
T45 1911 244t - - - -
Aleksandra 1886 288t - - - Became transport 1916
Avans 1884 263t 8kts - - Patrol boat Olen 1916
Kovda 1902 1225t - - - Dispatch vessel July 1916
Orezund 1908 195t - - - Lost 20.12.15
Sever 1894 179t - - - Lost 20.12.15
Svyatoi Nikolai 1858 141t 7kts - - Lost 20.12.15
Vera 1903 360t 10kts - - Lost 20.12.15
Yug 1906 191t - - - Lost 10.12.15
The Siberian Flotilla 1914-1917
Ayaks - 190t - - - 1922 to Japan
Paris - - - - - 1922 to Japan
Patroki - 200t - - - 1922 to Japan
Uliss - - - - - 1922 to Japan
Dispatch Vessels/Auxiliary Dispatch Vessels
The Baltic Fleet 1914-1917
Abrek 1896 650t 21kts - - -
Astarta 1899 220t 14kts - May 1916 -
Berkut 1904 325t 14.5kts - - -Scuttled 1918
Borivoi August 1916 - - - - -
Chajka 1903 1300t 12kts - June 1915 -
Dyuna 1868 594t 8kts - August 1915 Became minelayer May 1916
Eros 1892 444t 8kts - - -
Glesingfors - - - - - -
Grif 1898 723t - - November 1916 Scuttled 1918
Ilza (i) 1872 588grt - - October 1914 Hulked December 1915
Ilza (ii) - - - - October 1915 -
Imperator Nikolai II 1898 915t 12kts - August 1915 -
Kondor 1904 325t 14.5kts - - Scuttled 1918
konstantin 1866 1100t 11kts - August 1915 Became minelayer May 1916
Krechet 1898 2800t 12.5kts - 1915 Deleted 1920s
Kronstadt - - - - August 1914 -
Luna - - - - August 1914 -
Neptun - - - - October 1914 -
Nevka - - - - August 1914 -
Okhranny 1897 235t - - 1915 1918 to Estonia
Oranienbaun - - - - December 1915 Became minelayer May 1916
Orel 1896 126t - - - -
Pregrada 1858 287t - - - -
Roksana 1893 95.5t - - - -
Skatdden 1901 251t 10kts - 1907 -
Ruslan December 1916 - - - - -
Slavnyi  August 1914 - - - - -
Sneg 1914 248t - - 1917 1918 German Reval
Strazh 1874 207t 8.5kts - 1914 Stranded September 1916
Ust Narova 1895 716grt 11kts - October 1914 1918 to Estonia
Viola - - - - - -
Voron - - - - - -
Yastreb 1916 1150t 12kts 2-4in 1916 Deleted 1920s
Zarnitsa 1891 1086t 14.7kts 2 guns June 1915 -
Zarya - - - - August 1914 Deleted 1914
The Black Sea fleet 1914-1917
Graf Ignatev - 510t 10kts - September 1917 -
Kolchida 1897 990t 14kts 3-75mm 1913 -
Nagentor 1894 200t 9kts - July 1917 -
Sulin 1898 510t 10kts - September 1917 -
Odessa - 202t - - October 1917 -
Yastreb 1911 390t 14.5kts 4-47mm - -
The Artic Ocean Flotilla 1914-1917 
Bakan 1898 885t 11kts 2-47mm, 2-37mm 1914 Deleted 1950s
Edinenie 1913 914t 16kts - June 1916 Lost 30.8.17
Gorislavna 1898 1650t 15kts 1-100mm August 1916 -
Inej 1909 220t 11.5kts - January 1917 -
Kolguchev - - - - May 1916 -
Kovda 1902 1225t - - 1916 Mined 7.8.16
Kupava 1915 450t 12kts 1-75mm September 1916 Deleted 1950s
Ludmila 1911 3817t 15kts 2-120mm July 1917 1918 to Britain
Mlada 1900 1792t 15kts 2-120mm January 1917 1918 to Britain
Olen 1884 263t 8kts - 1916 -
Orlik - - - - March 1917 -
Pechenga 1889 1205t 20kts - November 1916 -
Poryv 1908 825t 15kts - June 1917 -
Rassvet 1896 1164t 14kts - July 1916 1918 to Britain
Rogdaj  1915 3600t - - August 1917 Sold 1920s
Snezhinka 1916 180t 16kts 1-47mm August 1916 -
Sokolitsa - - - - March 1917 1918 to Britain
Strepet - 450t 7kts - 1916 -
Tajmyr 1908 1500t 12.5kts 2-75mm 1916 Extant 1950s
Voskhod 1896 751t 14kts - June 1916 -
Yaroslavna 1900 1940t 20kts 2-120mm, 4-47mm, 2 MG July 1915 Renamed Vorovski 1920s, deleted 1950s
Zlata - 900t 14kts - May 1917 Didnot reach Russian waters
The Caspian Flotilla 1914-1917
Araks 1901 740t 12.5kts 4-47mm 1901 -
Astrabad 1900 326t 12kts 4-47mm March 1911 -
Geok-Tepe 1882 1100t 11.5kts 4-47mm - -
Krasnovodsk 1882 214t 7kts 2-75mm - -

 

 

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The B-17 Flying Fortress 'Memphis Belle' returns from one of her 25 mission over France and Germany.  Memphis Belle, a  B-17F-10-BO, USAAF Serial No.41-24485, was supplied to the USAAF on July 15th 1942, and delivered to the 91st Bomb Group in September 1942  at Dow Field, Bangor, Maine.  Memphis Belle deployed to Scotland at Prestwick on September 30th 1942 and went to RAF Kimbolton on October 1st, and then to her permanent base at Bassingbourn on October 14th.1942.  Memphis Belle was the first United States Army Air Force heavy bomber to complete 25 combat missions with her crew intact.  The aircraft and crew then returned to the United States to promote and sell war bonds.  The Memphis Belle B-17 is undergoing extensive restoration at the National Museum of the United States Air Force at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.

Coming Home by Tim Fisher.
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 It was in 1941 that the remarkable Focke-Wulfe FW190 first appeared in the skies of Europe, quickly establishing itself as a most formidable adversary. It proved to be the supreme weapon against all allied bomber forces. Here FW190A-8 of 1 Gruppe, Jagdgesschwader 1 is shown attacking a B17G of 381st Bomb Group during a critical defence of the Reich in 1944.

Cat Among the Pigeons (FW190) by Ivan Berryman.
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 A pair of Focke Wulf 190A4s of 9./JG2 Richthofen based at Vannes, France during February 1943. The nearest aircraft is that of Staffelkapitan Siegfried Schnell. The badge on the nose is the rooster emblem of III./JG2 and the decoration on Schnells rudder shows 70 of his eventual total of 93 kills.

Looking for Business by Ivan Berryman. (D)
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Our Gal Sal, a veteran of over a hundred ops, returning to base in the summer of 1944.  The peace of the  English country side is broken by the thunder of the mighty four engined bombers and keen observers will spot the rabbit scampering along the country lane as the Forts of the Bloody 100th circle the Airbase. With one engine feathered and showing signs of the gauntlet of Flak and fighters she has had to come through, the crew know they are only moments away from the safety of home.

The Veteran by Simon Smith.
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 This was the moment when the massive Möhne dam was finally breached on the night of 16th-17th May 1943 during the top secret Operation Chastise. The specially-converted Lancaster B MkIII of Fl/Lt David Maltby ED906(G) AJ-J roars between the towers of the dam, having released the Upkeep bouncing bomb that would ultimately cause a cascade of water to flood into the valley below. Fl/Lt Harold Martin's identical aircraft, ED909(G) AJ-P can be seen off Maltby's port wing with all of its light ablaze, drawing enemy fire from the attacking bomber.

Dambusters - Moment of Truth by Ivan Berryman. (GL)
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RAF Pathfinder founder and Commander signs print featuring the four engined Halifax bomber.

Halifax Legend by Robert Taylor
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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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 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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Captain Charles Vane was born in 1680, and was an English pirate who preyed upon English and French shipping.  Vane began piracy in 1716 and lasted 3 years. Vane captured a Barbados sloop and then a large 12-gun brigantine, which he renamed the Ranger.   Vane was among the pirate captains who operated out of the Bohama at the notorious base at New Providence after the colony had been abandoned by the British.  His pirate attacks made Captain Charles Vane well known to the Royal Navy and in February of 1718 Vincent Pearse, commander of HMS Phoenix cornered Vane on his ship the Lark.  Vane  had heard of the recent royal pardons that had been offered to pirates in exchange for a guarantee they would quit plundering, so Vane claimed he had actually been en route to surrender to Pearse and accepted the pardon on the spot,  Charle Vane gained his freedom but as soon as he was free of Pearse he ignored the pardon and resumed his pirate ways.  Charles Vane was again captured and in 1721 was executed by hanging at Gallows Point, Port Royal, Jamaica on March 29th 1721.

Captain Charles Vane by Chris Collingwood.
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 The Last of the heavy Cruisers built by Germany (5 in total) The picture shows Admiral Hipper making her first sortie on the 18th February 1940, accompanied by the Scharnhorst and the Gneisenau on Operation Nordmark. (Search for allied convoys on the route between Britain and Norway)

The Narvik Squadron by Anthony Saunders.
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Midday, 21st October 1805, and Admiral Collingwoods flagship, the 100-gun HMS Royal Sovereign, breaks the allied line and delivers a shattering broadside on the Spanish flagship Santa Anna. Making great speed, Collingwoods ship had breached the Franco-Spanish line some distance ahead of the rest of his van and the Royal Sovereign suffered heavily as she quickly drew the attentions of three French and three Spanish ships. To her starboard, the French Indomitable can be seen firing into the British flagship while, astern of the Santa Anna, Belleisle and Fougueux are engaging ahead of Mars, Monarca and Pluton.

HMS Royal Sovereign at the Battle of Trafalgar by Ivan Berryman.
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 Spearheading the Falklands Task Force as it heads south in 1982, the carrier HMS Hermes is shown in company with two Type 21 frigates, HMS Arrow on the left and HMS Ardent in the near foreground. In the far distance, HMS Glamorgan glints in the sun as Type 42 HMS Sheffield cuts across behind Hermes. All pennant numbers were painted out and a vertical black identification stripe applied to all the Type 42s to distinguish them from their Argentine counterparts.

Falklands Task Force by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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The Atlantic ocean was the lifeline between Britain and America, as well as millions of tons of raw materials, GIs were also transported over in all manor of hastily converted liners.  Protecting the troops from marauding u-boats and German surface ships was of paramount importance to the allied fleets.  Although USS New York spent a good deal of the war in the Atlantic, she also participated in the Torch landings off North Africa and took part in the Pacific campaign, seeing action at both Iwo Jima and Okinowa.

Escort for the Troops - USS New York by Anthony Saunders
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 Blackbeard the Terrible, otherwise known as Edward Teach, Thatch or Drummond. Circa 1718.

Damnation Seize My Soul by Chris Collingwood. (Y)
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HMS Ark Royal  part of Force H along with the Battleship HMS Renown and Cruiser HMS Sheffield departs Gibraltar to take part in the search for the Bismarck in the Atlantic. During the hunt HMS Ark Royal, Swordfish mistakenly attack the Royal Navy cruiser HMS Sheffiled. Fortunately, the torpedoes were not primed properly and crusier recieived no major damage. Spotter planes from HMS Ark Royal eventually found the Bismarck. and a attack commenced, crippling the Bismarcks rudder. The damage sustained lead to the rest of the Royal Navy surface fleet catching up with the Bismarck and sinking her. HMS ark Royal returns to the mediteranean. later on 13 November 1941: While on her return to Gibraltar in company with the HMS Malaya,  HMS Argus,  and HMS Hermione supported by Seven destroyers,  HMSArk Royal is attacked by the U-81  under the command of Kapitänleutnant Guggenberger  in the Mediterranean., and at 1541, a torpedo strikes the starboard side and the ship immediately takes a 10º list. within 20 minutes this list has increased to 18 degrees and Captain Maund orders all only essential crew to remain aboard  with the rest of the crew to abandon ship. Destroyer HMS  Legion under the command of Commander R. S. Jessel comes alongside and takes most of her crew on board, leaving 250 crew and t Captain Maund to try and save the ship but they have to also abndon ship,  and just 14 hours after the torpedo strike HMS Ark Royal  rolls over and sinks.  from the entire crew their was only only one fatality,Able Seaman E. Mitchell was killed.

HMS Ark Royal by Brian Wood (P)
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B111AP. The Pursuit of the Graf Spee by Ivan Berryman.

The Pursuit of the Graf Spee by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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Battle of Rivoli by Felix Philipoteaux. (Y)
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 Hill 112, Normandy, 28th June 1944.  Infantry of the 11th Armoured Division digging in during the battle for the strategically important Hill 112.  The division comprised of the 8th Motor Battalion Rifle Brigade, 4th King's Shropshire Light Infantry, 3rd Monmouthshires,1st Herefords, 3rd Royal Tank Regiment, 2nd Fife & Forfarshire, Yeomanry and 23rd Hussars.

Digging In by David Pentland. (P)
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Stonewall Jackson with the Stonewall Brigade during the Valley Campaign of 1862.

Thomas Jonathan (Stonewall) Jackson by Chris Collingwood. (P)
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 Syrian commandos and Republican Guard T72M tanks in the Bekkaa valley during the Israeli Peace for Galilee operation. It should be noted that although belonging to an elite unit, these tanks usually appeared minus a number of standard items, including side skirts, snorkel and even headlights, giving them a generally dilapidated appearance. They also employed the old Duska 12.7mm HMG rather than the new NSVT UTES anti-aircraft machine gun system.

40 Kilometres to Damascus by David Pentland. (Y)
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At 0620 hours covered by a brief barrage from 1000 guns, the tanks of C and F Battalions in MkIV tanks advanced alongside the men of the British 12th Division against the impregnable German Hindenburg line at Cambrai.  Supported in the air by 4 RFC squadron flying ground attack missions, the general offensive had broken through 3 trench lines and penetrated 5 miles on a 6 mile front by lunchtime.  Although these gains were not exploited and later retaken by a German counter offensive, Cambrai showed the full potential of the tank on the battlefield.

Battle of Cambrai, France, 20th November 1917 by David Pentland. (GL)
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 It is August 1944, barely two months since the Allies landed their first troops on the beaches of Normandy. After the failed Operation Lüttich (codename given to a German counterattack during the Battle of Normandy, which took place around the American positions near Mortain from 7 August to 13 August, 1944 ) The German Panzer Divisions were in full retreat, The British and American Generals believed it to be critical to halt them before they cauld regroup. Caught in the Gap at Falaise, the battle was to be decisive. Flying throughout a continuous onslaught, rocket-firing Typhoons kept up their attacks on the trapped armoured divisions from dawn to dusk. The effect was devastating: at the end of the ten day battle the 100,000 strong German force was decimated. The battle of the Falaise Pocket marked the closing phase of the Battle of Normandy with a decisive German defeat. It is believed that between 80,000 to 100,000 German troops were caught in the encirclement of which 10,000 to 15,000 were killed, 45,000 to 50,000 taken prisoner, and around 20,000 escaped . Shown here are German Tiger I tanks under continues attack by Royal Aoir Force Typhoons.

Taming the Tiger by Geoff Lea. (Y)
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 During the morning of June 7th the 82nd Airborne were attacked by a mixed German battle group. Supported by 4th Division armour the Paratroopers and Glider troops repelled the attack which lasted most of the day.

Fighting for a Foothold, 82nd Airborne at St Mere Eglise, 1944 by Chris Collingwood. (Y)
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Commissioned by 29 Commando Regiment, Royal Artillery in 1997. Fire mission by 105mm Light Gun onto Westdown Range.
Commando Gunners by Scott Kirkwood.
Half Price! - £35.00

 

SPORT PRINTS

Click above to see all of our sport art index - Eight random half price sport items are displayed to the right.

Some Current Half Price Sport Art Offers

 M. Schumacher / JP Montoya.  Brazilian GP 2001.

Close Encounters by Michael Thompson.
Half Price! - £25.00
Johnny Herbert is shown in the Benetton B195.  Herbert took a deserved victory at his home British Grand Prix at Silverstone, beating the Ferrari of Frenchman Jean Alesi into second place by more than 16 seconds, and ahead of fellow briton David Coulthard in the third placed Williams.  He also claimed victory at the Italian Grand Prix at Monza.  Along with Michael Schumachers nine victories, Herbert  helped Benetton win their first constructors championship in the 1995 season.  The Formula One Benetton B195 was designed by Rory Byrne and Ross Brawn for use in the 1995 Formula One season by Benetton.  The B195 was almost identical to the B194 but for a change of engine supplier from Ford to Renault V10 engine, the same type the rival Williams team was using.  With his first two Formula One wins under his belt in 1995, Johnny Herbert won just one more race, winning at the Nurburgring at the European Grand Prix in 1999, racing for Stewart Ford.  He retired from Formula One in 2000.

Johnny Herbert/ Benetton B.195 by Ivan Berryman
Half Price! - £40.00
MC0042P. Tomahawk by Mark Churms.

Tomahawk by Mark Churms. (P)
Half Price! - £1000.00
 Jacques Villeneuve.

The Maple Leaf Maestro by Stuart Coffield
Half Price! - £20.00

 David Coulthard. McLaren Mercedes MP4/13
A Scottish Gentleman by Michael Thompson.
Half Price! - £25.00
 Carl Fogarty testing the new Foggy Petronas FP1 at Brands Hatch, 2003.
Back on Track by Dave Foord. (Y)
Half Price! - £110.00
SPC5003. Rory Underwood by Rodger Towers.

Rory Underwood by Rodger Towers.
Half Price! - £60.00
B42. Gerhard Berger/ Ferrari 412.T2 by Ivan Berryman.

Gerhard Berger/ Ferrari 412.T2 by Ivan Berryman.
Half Price! - £40.00

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