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Trafalgar- The Destruction of The Bucentaure by Ivan Berryman.
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Trafalgar: HMS Royal Sovereign Prepares to Break the Line by Ivan Berryman.
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HMS Belfast During the Battle of North Cape by Randall Wilson.
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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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Korveitenkapitan Helmut Witte

Born 6th April 1915 - Died 3rd October 2005. Helmut Witte joined the Kriegsmarine in 1934, joining the submarine force in July 1940 after serving on several vessels including the cruiser Koln, destroyer Z-22 and a number of torpedo boats. After training with U-Boats, he joined U-107 until July 1941. Three months later he was given command of U-159 for four patrols before leaving this boat in June 1943.

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The English fleet pursued the Armada up the English Channel and, as darkness fell, Vice Admiral Drake broke off and captured the Spanish galleon Rosario, Admiral Pedro de Valdes and the crew.  The Rosario was known to be carrying substantial funds to pay the Spanish Army in the Low Countries.  Drakes ship had been leading the English pursuit of the Armada by means of a lantern.  By extinguishing this for the capture, Drake put the fleet into disarray overnight.  On the night of 29th July 1588, Vice Admiral Drake organised fire-ships, causing most of the Spanish captains to break formation and sail out of Calais . The next day, Drake was present at the Battle of Gravelines.  English losses were comparatively few, and none of their ships were sunk.

Grenvilles Revenge by Brian Wood (GS)
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 On June 6, 1944, no fewer than 4000 ships landed 133,000 assault troops on the beaches of Normandy. A further 23,000 parachuted in, whilst Allied aircraft flew 14,000 sorties on that historic day. By the end of August 200,000 seamen had transported two million troops across to France. It was the greatest and most successful military invasion in history, which led to the downfall of Hitlers Germany, and the end of the war in Europe. Robert Taylors painting captures the very essence of that herculean battle. The painting is dominated by one of the many large transport ships, lowering her landing craft under bombardment from shore batteries. Barrage balloons flying, this massive fleet sailed into the teeth of the German defences, to land its invasion forces against all odds.

D-Day Normandy Landings by Robert Taylor.
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 One of the most decisive battles in the history of the Royal Navy, Nelsons defeat of the French fleet took place on 21st October 1805 off Cape Trafalgar and was conducted with not a single British ship lost, although few ships escaped severe punishment and loss of life on both sides was tragically high.

The Battle of Trafalgar, 21st October 1805 by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 Sunset over Aboukir Bay on 1st August 1798 as ships of the Royal Navy, led by Nelson, conduct their ruthless destruction of the anchored French fleet. Ships shown from left to right. HMS Orion, Spartiate, Aquilon, Peuple Souvrain, HMS Defence, HMS Minotaur and HMS Swiftsure.

Battle of the Nile by Ivan Berryman. (YB)
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  Key ships of the British task Force sail in close formation in the Mediterranean Sea during the build-up to the coalition liberation of Iraq in march 2003. Ships pictured left to right, include ATS Argus (A135), a Type 42 destroyer in the extreme distance, the flagship HMS ark Royal (RO7), RFA Orangeleaf (A110), LSL Sir Percival (L3036), the Commando and helicopter carrier HMS ocean (L12) and the Type 42 destroyer HMS Liverpool (D92)

NTG03 - Task Force to Iraq by Ivan Berryman (GL)
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 None among Rackams crew Were more resolute or ready to board or undertake anything that was hazardous. Quote taken from Captain C. Johnsons book. A General History of the Robberies and murders of the Most Notorious Pirates, 1724.

Anne Bonney, Mary Reid and Calico Jack Rackam by Chris Collingwood. (GS)
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As Admiral Nelsons flagship leads the British fleet toward the Franco-Spanish line, Captain Harveys Temeraire tries to pass Victory in order to be the first to break the enemy column.

HMS Victory by Randall Wilson. (GL)
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 Avery and his vessel the Fancy being a ship of 46 guns and 150 men set sail in 1695 bound for Madagascar. On the way the fancy caught up with and captured the Ganj-i-Sawai, owned by the Great Mogul himself. Its name means Exceeding Treasure and the treasure it yielded surpassed anything yet seen in the history of piracy. Long Ben became the pirates pirate.

Captain Henry Long Ben Avery by Chris Collingwood. (GS)
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Featured Ship


HMS Amphion



Launched : 4th December 1911
HMS Amphion was the first Royal Navy ship to be sunk in the First World War.

Sunk 6th August 1914

On this day in naval history....

24 November

Found 79 matching entries.

DAY

MONTH

YEAR

SHIP

ENTRY

24thNovember1885HMS CamperdownLaunched at Portsmouth
24thNovember1890HMS EdgarLaunched
24thNovember1900HMS GloryCapt. F.S. Inglefield in Command
24thNovember1900HMS GlorySailed Portsmouth for the China Station
24thNovember1904HMS AttentiveLaunched
24thNovember1914HMS D2Sailed
24thNovember1918HMS CardiffSailed Copenhagen for Libau
24thNovember1918HMS CeresSailed Copenhagen for Libau
24thNovember1918HMS CalypsoSailed Copenhagen for Libau
24thNovember1918HMS CaradocSailed Copenhagen for Libau
24thNovember1918HMS CassandraSailed Copenhagen for Libau
24thNovember1926HMS EnterpriseSailed Karachi
24thNovember1928HMS EffinghamSailed Henjam
24thNovember1929HMS EffinghamArrived Cochin
24thNovember1930HMS EffinghamArrived Henjam
24thNovember1934HMS BidefordArrived Muscat and sailed for Henjam
24thNovember1934HMS HastingsArrived Ismailia
24thNovember1934HMS BerwickSailed Plymouth for Gibraltar
24thNovember1934HMS FrobisherArrived Gibraltar
24thNovember1936HMS AmphionArrived Bathurst
24thNovember1937HMS HazardCommissioned
24thNovember1937HMS HazardCommissioned
24thNovember1939HMS ImogenRelieved HMS Kingston. Patrolled off Utvaer, Norway
24thNovember1939HMS CyclopsSailed Sheerness for Harwich. Arrived same day
24thNovember1939HMS BedouinStationed as a strike force off Utvaer, Norway
24thNovember1939HMS AuroraStationed as a strike force off Utvaer, Norway
24thNovember1939HMS FuryAt Sea
24thNovember1939HMS EskimoRepairs completed at Newcastle
24thNovember1939HMS FaulknorAt Sea
24thNovember1939HMS ArdentDetached Convoy OA.39
24thNovember1939HMS DragonSailed Loch Ewe
24thNovember1939HMS DurbanRefit completed at Hong Kong
24thNovember1939HMS ColomboPositioned off Utvaer, Norway, to intercept German battlecruisers
24thNovember1939HMS CardiffPositioned off Utvaer, Norway, to intercept German battlecruisers
24thNovember1939HMS CeresPositioned off Utvaer, Norway, to intercept German battlecruisers
24thNovember1939HMS CurlewArrived Grimsby
24thNovember1939HMS CaledonPositioned off Utvaer, Norway, to intercept German battlecruisers
24thNovember1939HMS CalypsoPositioned off Utvaer, Norway, to intercept German battlecruisers
24thNovember1939HMS FiredrakeAt Sea
24thNovember1939HMS ForesterAt Sea
24thNovember1939HMS ImperialStationed as a strike force off Utvaer, Norway
24thNovember1939HMS ImpulsiveStationed as a strike force off Utvaer, Norway
24thNovember1939HMS JunoDamaged in a collision alongside an oiler at Immingham
24thNovember1939HMS GrimsbySailed Mehil escorting Convoy FS.41
24thNovember1939HMS LeithArrive Port Said
24thNovember1939HMS LondonderrySailed Freetown escorting Convoy SL.10
24thNovember1939HMS EnchantressEscorted Convoy OG.8
24thNovember1939HMS HoodCompleted refit at Devonport
24thNovember1939HMS FuriousSailed Halifax to cover convoys HXF.10 and HX.10
24thNovember1939HMS EdinburghPositioned off Utvaer, Norway, to intercept German battlecruisers
24thNovember1939HMS GloucesterSailed Diego Suarez on patrol duties
24thNovember1939HMS GlasgowPositioned off Utvaer, Norway, to intercept German battlecruisers
24thNovember1939HMS GalateaSailed Alexandria
24thNovember1939HMS EffinghamSailed Halifax
24thNovember1939HMS IcarusSailed Rosyth to investigate a submarine report six miles 320° from Rattray Head, and returned to Scapa Flow the next day
24thNovember1939HMS IlexSailed Rosyth to investigate a submarine report six miles 320° from Rattray Head, and returned to Scapa Flow the next day
24thNovember1939HMS AuraniaArrived Loch Ewe
24thNovember1940HMS FormidableCommissioned
24thNovember1940HMS FormidableCommissioned
24thNovember1941HMS DunedinTorpedoed & sunk by U124 off Pernambuco, Brazil
24thNovember1943HMS CoquetteLaunched Toronto ON
24thNovember1943HMS CoquetteLaunched
24thNovember1946HMS HogueArrived Plymouth from the Far East
24thNovember1949HMS BulawayoSea exercises. with HMS Veryan Bay
24thNovember1951HMS GambiaCapt. L.F. Durnford Slater in Command
24thNovember1951HMS GambiaArrived Malta
24thNovember1953HMS BroadleyLaunched
24thNovember1953HMS CranhamLaunched
24thNovember1959HMS GambiaAt Gibraltar
24thNovember1959HMS JamaicaIn Reserve at Gareloch
24thNovember1961HMS LionSailed Portsmouth for South American Cruise
24thNovember1961HMS LionFlagship of Vice Admiral Sir Nicholas A Copeman
24thNovember1961HMS LionCapt. J.F. Scotland in Command
24thNovember1961HMS LeopardSailed Portsmouth for South American Cruise
24thNovember1961HMS LondonderrySailed Portsmouth for South American Cruise
24thNovember1967HMS DanaeArrived Dartmouth
24thNovember2003HMS GraftonDevonport
24thNovember2006HMS Ark RoyalPortsmouth
24thNovember2007HMS ChathamGibraltar

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