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Trafalgar: HMS Royal Sovereign Prepares to Break the Line by Ivan Berryman.
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Bismarck by Ivan Berryman (B)
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 The daylight raid on Tokyo, led by Lt Col James H. Doolittle on Sunday 18 April 1942, has rightfully entered the history books as one of the most daring and courageous operations of the Second World War. On that day, in mid ocean, Doolittle had launched his B-25 Mitchell bomber from the heaving, spray-soaked flight deck of an aircraft carrier, a deck too short to land on, and flown on to bomb Tokyo. He knew there would be no return to the USS Hornet, either for him or the 15 heavily laden B-25s behind him, for this was a feat never before attempted, and for every crew member the mission was a one-way ticket. Yet, under the leadership of Jimmy Doolittle, they all dared to survive. The mission for the 16 bombers was to bomb industrial targets in Tokyo and surrounding areas, to slow production of strategic war material, then fly on to land in the part of south-west China that was still in the hands of friendly Nationalist forces. All being well, the mission would be so unexpected it would plant the first seeds of doubt into enemy minds. It worked – the Japanese were forced to quickly divert hundreds of aircraft, men and equipment away from offensive operations to the defence of their homeland. There was, however, another reason behind the Doolittle's raid – to lift the morale of an American public devastated by the attack on Pearl Harbor four months earlier. And the success of the mission provided the boost that was needed. If any had doubted America's resolve in the face of uncertainty, the courage, determination and heroism displayed by Lt Col Doolittle and his band of aviators restored their determination. Although it might take years, and the price would be high, America and her allies understood that the fight could, and would, be won. Commissioned to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid the painting portrays the dramatic moment that Lt Col Jimmy Doolittle lifts his B-25 off the pitching deck of the USS Hornet. Having timed his launch to perfection he climbs steeply away, ready to adjust his compass bearing for a direct line to Tokyo. On the sodden deck behind him the crews of the remaining 15 aircraft, whose engines are warmed, ready and turning, will quickly follow their commanding officer into the murky sky.

Destination Tokyo by Anthony Saunders.
 Nelson's sailors and marines board the San Nicolas and during heavy hand to hand fighting capture the ship.  Nelson drives HMS Captain onto the Spanish vessel in order that she can be boarded and taken as a prize, the British marines and men scrambling up the Captain's bowsprit to use it as a bridge.  The San Nicolas then fouled the Spanish three-decker San Joseph, allowing Nelson and his men to take both ships as prizes in a single manoeuvre.

Boarding the San Nicolas by Chris Collingwood. (P)
 Few ships have been immortalised in art more than HMS Temeraire, a 98-gun veteran of the Battle of Trafalgar and iconic subject of JMW Turner's memorable painting. Although one of the finest paintings ever produced, it is known that Turner's version of this magnificent old ship's voyage to the breaker's yard is pure whimsy, composed to inspire pride and sentiment in equal parts. This painting is, perhaps, a more truthful rendering of the same scene. Here, the mighty Temeraire is reduced to a floating hulk, stripped of her masts, bowsprit and rigging, her bitumen-coated hull gutted of anything useful.  It is 7.30am on 5th September 1838. As the tide is judged to be just right, the steam tugs Sampson and Newcastle, piloted by William Scott and a crew of 25, take up the strain of the Temeraire's 2,121 tons to begin the slow journey from Sheerness to Rotherhithe, where she will be slowly taken to pieces at the yard of John Beatson. Whilst HMS Victory stands today in all her magnificence at Portsmouth, barely a trace of the ship that came to her rescue at Trafalgar exists.

The Temeraire's Last Journey by Ivan Berryman. (PC)
 Skirmishes between frigates were a common occurrence, such as here when the 32-gun HMS Amphion encountered a French opponent off Cadiz in 1806 the latter, to her great cost, straying among the British inshore squadron in the darkness of a moonless night. It is understood that the French vessel managed to escape being taken as a prize, although with much damage to her whales and rigging.

A Night Action off Cadiz by Ivan Berryman. (PC)

 The hero of Trafalgar, HMS Temeraire, is depicted here at sea as she was originally constructed, with her simple scroll figurehead, and the yellow hull that was typical of the period. She has her studding sails set on the mainmast to help make all speed as she punches through the heavy swell of the English Channel. For Trafalgar, Temeraire was repainted with the 'Nelson Chequer' pattern that can be seen on HMS Victory today, this magnificent ship coming to the latter's rescue whilst fighting on with a prize lashed to each of her sides. Post Trafalgar, her crew raised enough money from their prizes to have a new figurehead carved which she carried proudly even to the scrap yard at Rotherhithe in 1838, where she was broken up.

The Good Old Temeraire by Ivan Berryman. (PC)
 Ships of Commodore Preble's Mediterranean Squadron are shown during the action of 3rd August 1804 when they provided support to the gunboats and mortar boats as they pounded the defensive walls and xebecs that were defending Tripoli. In the left foreground, the bomb boat Robinson rolls as she fires her mortar whilst the brig Argus takes up station behind Constitution, both of which are firing broadsides. The brig Syren is in the far distance, engaging more of the Tripolitan xebec gunboats, having cut inside of Constitution to engage the enemy more closely.

The Bombardment of Tripoli, 1804 by Ivan Berryman. (PC)
 The painting depicts the French ships Franklin and Peuple Souverain taking heavy fire from HMS Defence (centre) with HMS Minotaur in her wake, whilst Nelson in HMS Vanguard can be seen behind them. Other French ships, Spartiate and Conquerant can also be seen through the gap. On the far side of Franklin and Peuple Souverain, the masts and sails of the British ship Orion can be seen as she rakes the French line from the far side.

Fire in the Night - The Battle of the Nile, 1798 by Ivan Berryman. (PC)
 By 2.00pm on 21st October 1805, the Battle of Trafalgar was all but won, the combined French and Spanish fleets had suffered terrible losses, but not without great cost to the British. Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson lay dying in the cockpit of his flagship, <i>Victory</i>, having been struck down by a single musket round fired from the fighting top of the French <i>Redoutable'</i>s mizzen mast as Nelson walked on deck with Captain Hardy.  In this scene, the battered remains of <i>Victory</i> can be seen beneath the figurehead of the Spanish 74 <i>Principe de Asturias</i> which dominates the foreground. Beside her, the hulk of the <i>Redoutable</i> sags in the water as <i>Temeraire</i> breaks free. In the centre, the British 74 <i>Leviathan</i> is engaging the French 80-gun <i>Neptune</i>, whilst the <i>San Augustin</i> can be seen firing at the extreme right of the picture.

Trafalgar by Ivan Berryman. (PC)

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Jack French DSM

Jack French was telegraphist on HMS Amethyst during the famous Yangtse Incident. The ship spent many days under intense fire from the Chinese as it navigated out of the river. Jack French was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for devotion to duty. He died on 4th May 2011.

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 Royal Naval Man of War HMS Britannia, First Rate Ship of the Line with 100 guns ordered 25th April 1751 and built at Portsmouth dockyard, launched 19th October 1762. Renamed in 1810 as HMS Princess Royal in 1812 renamed HMS St George and in 1819 again changed to HMS Barfleur and finally broken up in 1825.
HMS Britannia and Other Shipping in Calm Waters by John Ward. (GS)
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  The heavy cruiser HMS Dorsetshire is brought up to sink the blazing wreck of the Bismarck with torpedoes at around 10:30 hours on the morning of May 27th 1941.  The once proud German ship had been ruthlessly pounded into a twisted and burning wreck by the British battleships Rodney and King George V.  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.

HMS Dorsetshire by Ivan Berryman (GS)
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 Under lowering arctic skies HMS Belfast (Admiral Burnets Flagship) leads HMS Sheffield and HMS Norfolk in the race to protect convoy JW55B from Scharnhorst.

HMS Belfast During the Battle of North Cape by Randall Wilson. (Y)
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GIFP0974GS. The Scapa Flow. A Winter Gale by William Lionel Wyllie.
The Scapa Flow. A Winter Gale by W L Wyllie. (GS)
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  Down by the bows, the battered Seydlitz returns to the Jade after being heavily involved in the gun line action at Jutland.

SMS Seydlitz 1916 by Randall Wilson (P)
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B151.  HMS Durban Escorts the Troopship RMS Queen Mary by Ivan Berryman.

HMS Durban Escorts the Troopship RMS Queen Mary by Ivan Berryman.
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  With the harbour under attack, HMS Express casts off having embarked troops of the British Expeditionary force (B.E.F.) Leaving with her are the trawlers, which were part of the small boat armada which played such a major part in the evacuation of Dunkirk.

Evacuation Dunkirk by Randall Wilson (GS)
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  USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) refuels an Adams class Destroyer during a dusk operation off the Vietnam coast as a pair of E8 Crusaders are readied for launch on the forward catapults.

USS Kitty Hawk by Ivan Berryman (GL)
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Featured Ship

HMS Warrior

Launched : 29th December 1860
The RN's first ironclad frigate. 9137 tons displacement. 420 ft. oa, beam 58 ft. 4 in., draught 26 ft. 4 in. forward, 26 ft. 10 in. aft. Compliment: 705 (as Third Rate). Trim: down 1 by the bows. Initial armament: 10 x 100 pdr Armstrong rifled breechloaders, 26 x 68 pdr SB muzzle loaders, 4 x 40 pdr Armstrong rifled breechloaders. 1867: 4 x 8 MLR, 28 x 7 MLR, 4 x 20pdr Armstrong rifled breechloaders (saluting). Machinery: Penn 14.3 kts on the measured mile. Coal 850 tons (reduced to 700 tons by 1868). 1 hoisting two-bladed screw. Boats: Three boom boats ( 2 x 18 oared launches, 1 x 14-oared pinnace), three cutters, three gigs or whalers and a dinghy. Ground Tackle: Four Admiralty Pattern Wooden-stocked anchors (two bowers, two sheets), all of 95 cwt, one 28 cwt iron-stocked stream anchor and two iron-stocked 19 cwt kedges. Chain Cables: 600 fathoms of 2.375 and 100 fathoms of 1.625. Sail Area: Slightly less than the largest three-deckers. Max speed under sail: 13 kts., on a par with the fastest three-deckers and 2 kts faster than her sister Black Prince which did not have a hoisting screw.

Hulked as Vernon III March 1904. Floating oil pontoon, Llanion Oil Depot, Pembroke. C77 in 1945. Preserved.

On this day in naval history....

22 February

Found 94 matching entries.






22ndFebruary1887HMS AcornCommissioned
22ndFebruary1887HMS AcornCommissioned
22ndFebruary1887HMS AcornCommissioned
22ndFebruary1890HMS CalliopeSailed Zanzibar for the UK via Suez
22ndFebruary1890HMS CalliopeCapt. H.C. Kane in Command
22ndFebruary1890HMS BoadiceaSailed Zanzibar
22ndFebruary1890HMS BoadiceaSailed Zanzibar for Bombay
22ndFebruary1890HMS BoadiceaFlagship of Rear-Admiral E.R. Fremantle
22ndFebruary1892HMS BoadiceaSailed Aden for Bombay
22ndFebruary1892HMS BoadiceaFlagship of Rear-Admiral Kennedy
22ndFebruary1916HMS G11Launched
22ndFebruary1916HMS CyclamenLaunched
22ndFebruary1921HMS CoventrySailed Arosa Bay for Gibraltar
22ndFebruary1925HMS CurlewAt Dominica
22ndFebruary1933HMS DauntlessArrived Bahia
22ndFebruary1933HMS CumberlandRecommissioned
22ndFebruary1934HMS AlectoArrived Portland
22ndFebruary1934HMS DragonArrived Georgetown
22ndFebruary1934HMS CairoArrived Gibraltar
22ndFebruary1934HMS KempenfeltSailed Barbados for St. Kitts
22ndFebruary1934HMS CometArrived St. Kitts from Barbados
22ndFebruary1934HMS H34Arrived Portland
22ndFebruary1934HMS L19Sailed Oran for Gibraltar
22ndFebruary1934HMS L23Sailed Oran for Gibraltar
22ndFebruary1934HMS L27Sailed Oran for Gibraltar
22ndFebruary1934HMS L54Arrived Portland
22ndFebruary1934HMS L56Arrived Portland
22ndFebruary1934HMS L69Arrived Portland
22ndFebruary1934HMS L71Arrived Portland
22ndFebruary1934HMS CricketArrived Kiukiang
22ndFebruary1934HMS L18Sailed Oran for Gibraltar
22ndFebruary1934HMS L53Arrived Portland
22ndFebruary1934HMS FuriousArrived St. Kitts from Barbados
22ndFebruary1934HMS, HMNZS Leander2nd Cruiser Squadron, Home Fleet
22ndFebruary1934HMS, HMNZS LeanderSailed Barbados for St. Kitts
22ndFebruary1934HMS London1st Cruiser Squadron, Mediterranean Station
22ndFebruary1934HMS KentSailed Colombo
22ndFebruary1934HMS Achilles2nd Cruiser Squadron, Home Fleet
22ndFebruary1934HMS AchillesSailed Barbados for St. Kitts
22ndFebruary1935HMS DanaeArrived Kingston, Jamaica
22ndFebruary1935HMS FrobisherSailed Barbados
22ndFebruary1937HMS LondonArrived Malta
22ndFebruary1940HMS HeartySearched for submarines NW of Cape Finisterre
22ndFebruary1940HMS FoxhoundAttacked a submarine contact ENE of Muckle Flugga
22ndFebruary1940HMS AcastaJoined Convoy HXF.20
22ndFebruary1940HMS AcastaAttacked a submarine contact west of Scilly Isle
22ndFebruary1940HMS ArdentSearched for submarines NW of Cape Finisterre
22ndFebruary1940HMS CairoArrived Bergen with Convoy ON.14
22ndFebruary1940HMS CeresArrived Malta
22ndFebruary1940HMS CeresArrived Malta
22ndFebruary1940HMS DianaArrived at Rosyth from Scapa Flow for repairs.
22ndFebruary1940HMS ElectraArrived Bergen with Convoy ON.14
22ndFebruary1940HMS ElectraSailed Bergen escorting Convoy HN.14
22ndFebruary1940HMS ElectraArrived Bergen with Convoy ON.14
22ndFebruary1940HMS EscapadeArrived Bergen with Convoy ON.14
22ndFebruary1940HMS EscapadeSailed Bergen escorting Convoy HN.14
22ndFebruary1940HMS EscapadeArrived Bergen with Convoy ON.14
22ndFebruary1940HMS EscortSailed Bergen escorting Convoy HN.14
22ndFebruary1940HMS EscortArrived Bergen with Convoy ON.14
22ndFebruary1940HMS EscortArrived Bergen with Convoy ON.14
22ndFebruary1940HMS ForesterAttacked a contact, which further investigation showed to be the wreck of U.33 sunk earlier.
22ndFebruary1940HMS GreyhoundAt anchor off Outer Dowsing was damaged by Swedish steamer Rex
22ndFebruary1940HMS ImperialArrived at Rosyth after submarine hunting.
22ndFebruary1940HMS ImpulsiveTransferred from the 3rd to the 20th Destroyer Flotilla.
22ndFebruary1940HMS JavelinSailed the Tyne for Rosyth with Blockship Carron
22ndFebruary1940HMS JervisSailed Methil escorting an MT Convoy
22ndFebruary1940HMS L23Arrived Rosyth
22ndFebruary1940HMS EclipseArrived Bergen with Convoy ON.14
22ndFebruary1940HMS EclipseArrived Bergen with Convoy ON.14
22ndFebruary1940HMS EclipseSailed Bergen escorting Convoy HN.14
22ndFebruary1940HMS LondonderrySailed Methil escorting an MT Convoy
22ndFebruary1940HMS HoodOff Muckle Flugga
22ndFebruary1940HMS EdinburghArrived Bergen with Convoy ON.14
22ndFebruary1940HMS EdinburghArrived Bergen with Convoy ON.14
22ndFebruary1940HMS ArethusaArrived Bergen with Convoy ON.14
22ndFebruary1940HMS ArethusaArrived Bergen with Convoy ON.14
22ndFebruary1940HMS DevonshireSailed the Clyde for Rosyth
22ndFebruary1940HMS DevonshireArrived Rosyth.
22ndFebruary1940HMS BoreasSailed Rosyth for the Humber.
22ndFebruary1940HMS BoreasSailed Rosyth on minelaying operation PA 1 in the North Sea.
22ndFebruary1940HMS BrazenSailed Rosyth for the Humber.
22ndFebruary1940HMS BrazenSailed Rosyth on minelaying operation PA 1 in the North Sea.
22ndFebruary1940HMS BeagleDetached from Convoy OA.96
22ndFebruary1940HMS IcarusTransferred from the 3rd to the 20th Destroyer Flotilla.
22ndFebruary1946HMS BermudaSailed Mud Island, Brisbane
22ndFebruary1956HMS Loch AlvieSailed Quilon
22ndFebruary1969HMS DanaeArrived Brisbane
22ndFebruary1982HMS AmbuscadeArrived Gibraltar
22ndFebruary2002HMS Ark RoyalDevonport
22ndFebruary2002HMS BangorOban
22ndFebruary2005HMS CardiffPlymouth Sound
22ndFebruary2005HMS ArgyllPlymouth Sound
22ndFebruary2006HMS CornwallPlymouth Sound
22ndFebruary2007HMS Ark RoyalDevonport

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