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Served as a Radio Operator on U-977. Having launched six days prior to the German surrender on 8th May 1945, U-977 did not surrender, but spent 66 days submerged on route to Argentina. This made U-977 the last of the U-boats to surrender after the official end of the war in Europe and this 66 day continuous passage without surfacing is the second longest of the entire war - just two days short of the 68 day record achieved by U-978.

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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. (GS)
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HMS Glowworm, burning severely after receiving hits from the mighty Admiral Hipper, is depicted turning to begin her heroic sacrifice off the Norwegian coast on 8th April 1940. Hugely out-gunned and already crippled, Glowworms captain, Lieutenant-Commander Roope rammed his destroyer into the side of the Admiral Hipper, inflicting a 40 metre rip in its armour belt before drifting away and exploding. 38 British sailors were rescued from the sea and Roope was awarded a posthumous VC for his bravery, the first earned by the Royal Navy in WWII.

HMS Glowworms Attack on the Admiral Hipper by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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 D for Donald of 270 squadron, Royal Air Force, out of Freetown, West Africa operating in the Atlantic Ocean. It was during routine operation search that D for Donald surprised U515 on the surface and immediately attacked the submarine. U515 in putting up stiff resistance blew a large hole in the hull of D for Donald and the magazine of the starboard side 0.5 twin Browning was hit and the subsequent shrapnel wounded both blister gunners. U515 escaped but was sunk by an American naval hunter group a year later. D for Donald limped back to base and managed to make the beach before it would sink completely.
Catalina Attack by John Wynne Hopkins (P)
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 The French battleship Richelieu with the Royal Navy cruiser HMS Cumberland, shown during Operation Crimson after bombarding Sabang during July 1944. Grumman Avengers from the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Vengeance shown overhead

Richelieu and HMS Cumberland 1945 by Ivan Berryman (GL)
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 The last seaplane carrier built for the Admiralty, HMS Pegasus was launched in 1917 and benefited from all the lessons learned from her predecessors, possessing a flying-off platform forward, served by twin derricks, and a hangar and cranes aft, capable of carrying up to nine aircraft.  She is shown here with one of her Short 184s (N9290) about to take off, whilst a similar aircraft is preparing to be lowered into the water in the background.

HMS Pegasus by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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The P&O Cruise Liner SS Uganda is shown anchored off the Greek Island of Santorini.  Although part of the P&O fleet, SS Uganda kept the livery of the British India Steam Navigation Company Ltd  (B.I.) which was taken over by P&O in 1971.

SS Uganda at Santorini by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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The time is 1.35pm. (ten minutes after Admiral nelson had been fatally shot) HMS Temeraire and HMS Victory, are seen broadside to the redoubtable, which by 2pm had lost most of her crew, (out of a crew of 643 - 487 were dead, 81 died soon after, and only 25 were fit to crew)

HMS Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar by Graeme Lothian (GL)
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 The Battle of Jutland took place on 31st May 1916.  It was the largest clash of battleships in history, over 250 ships from the Grand Fleet and the German High Sea Fleet took part.  But both fleets struggled to gain supremacy in difficult conditions.  The battle started well for HMS Invincible, together with Inflexible and Indomitable she formed part of the 3rd Battlecruiser Squadron under Admiral Hood.  She scored eight direct hits on Lutzow which caused the German ship to withdraw from the battle and eventually sink.  HMS Invincibles luck finally ran out when she was hit on the midships Q turret, the eventual explosion causing the ship to sink in two halves.  Here Invincible is seen prior to the battle from HMS Nestor, one of the destroyer escorts of the 13th Flotilla.

HMS Invincible - The Dawn of Jutland by Anthony Saunders. (GL)
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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)


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RNVR Drillship 29th October 1907.

Renamed Helicon June 1915. Renamed Calliope October 1931. Sold 4th October 1951.

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On this day in naval history....

23 January

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23rdJanuary1890HMS CrocodileSailed Port Said for Portsmouth
23rdJanuary1891HMS LapwingArrived Villa Garcia
23rdJanuary1893HMS CollingwoodArrived Portsmouth
23rdJanuary1899HMS BenbowArrived in Plymouth Sound
23rdJanuary1899HMS ColossusArrived in Plymouth Sound
23rdJanuary1899HMS BriskArrived Port Said
23rdJanuary1899HMS CuracoaCollision at Plymouth with HMS Collingwood
23rdJanuary1899HMS CuracoaCdr T.H.M. Jerram in command
23rdJanuary1899HMS CuracoaIn collision with HMS Collingwood in Plymouth Sound
23rdJanuary1899HMS CollingwoodCaptain H.C. Bigge in Command
23rdJanuary1899HMS CollingwoodIn collision with HMS Curacoa in Plymouth Sound
23rdJanuary1901HMS CanopusAt Malta
23rdJanuary1905HMS A7Launched
23rdJanuary1905HMS A8Launched
23rdJanuary1918HMS H50Laid down
23rdJanuary1920HMS L71Completed
23rdJanuary1930HMS EffinghamArrived Nicobar
23rdJanuary1933HMS DanaeArrived Havana
23rdJanuary1933HMS DauntlessArrived Inge Niero White
23rdJanuary1933HMS DelhiSailed Volo
23rdJanuary1933HMS GrimsbyLaid down at Devonport dockyard (Plymouth, U.K.): J.S. White & Co. (Cowes, U.K.)
23rdJanuary1933HMS HawkinsSailed Colombo
23rdJanuary1934HMS DelhiSailed Tunis
23rdJanuary1934HMS GloriousSailed Port Drepano
23rdJanuary1934HMS DouglasSailed Bone
23rdJanuary1934HMS LondonSailed Corfu
23rdJanuary1934HMS CornwallSailed Malta
23rdJanuary1935HMS EagleArrived Alexandria
23rdJanuary1935HMS EagleArrived Alexandria
23rdJanuary1935HMS DauntlessSailed Anchorage X
23rdJanuary1935HMS BoreasSailed Anchorage x
23rdJanuary1937HMS DragonArrived Cayman Isles
23rdJanuary1937HMS GalateaArrived Zaverda
23rdJanuary1939HMS Ark RoyalSailed Malta for Alexandria
23rdJanuary1939HMS Ark RoyalSailed Malta
23rdJanuary1939HMS ImogenSailed Gulf of Arta for Platea
23rdJanuary1939HMS HostileSailed Malta for Palma
23rdJanuary1939HMS AuroraArrived Gibraltar
23rdJanuary1939HMS GloriousSailed Malta for Alexandria
23rdJanuary1939HMS DaringSailed Hong Kong for Swatow
23rdJanuary1939HMS ExmouthArrived Gibraltar
23rdJanuary1939HMS HunterSailed Malta for Palma
23rdJanuary1939HMS ImperialSailed Gulf of Arta for Platea
23rdJanuary1939HMS GrimsbyArrived Shanghai
23rdJanuary1939HMS GlasgowArrived Gibraltar
23rdJanuary1939HMS AjaxSailed Coquimbo for Valparaiso
23rdJanuary1939HMS AjaxSailed Coquimbo
23rdJanuary1939HMS AjaxSailed Coquimbo
23rdJanuary1939HMS ExeterSailed Coquimbo
23rdJanuary1939HMS ExeterSailed Coquimbo for Valparaiso
23rdJanuary1939HMS ExeterSailed Coquimbo
23rdJanuary1939HMS DevonshireArrived Caldetas
23rdJanuary1939HMS LondonLt. Cdr. Robert Alexander Assumed Command
23rdJanuary1939HMS CourageousCapt. C.A.A. Larcom in Command
23rdJanuary1939HMS IlexSailed Gulf of Arta for Platea
23rdJanuary1940HMS FleetwoodArrived on the Tyne
23rdJanuary1940HMS AshantiSailed Rosyth to hunt for a submarine reported off Kinnaird Head.
23rdJanuary1940HMS CossackSailed Rosyth for exercises
23rdJanuary1940HMS AberdeenArrived Gibraltar with Convoy OG.15F
23rdJanuary1940HMS AmazonEscorting Convoy OA.78
23rdJanuary1940HMS EchoAttacked a contact ENE of Montrose
23rdJanuary1940HMS EchoAttacked a submarine contact ENE of May Island
23rdJanuary1940HMS ImpulsiveAttacked a submatine west of Lundy Island
23rdJanuary1940HMS JackalSailed Rosyth to hunt for a submarine reported off Kinnaird Head.
23rdJanuary1940HMS JackalArrived Rosyth
23rdJanuary1940HMS JavelinArrived Rosyth
23rdJanuary1940HMS JavelinSailed Rosyth to hunt for a submarine reported off Kinnaird Head.
23rdJanuary1940HMS JervisSailed the Humber with minelayer Princess Victoria for operation LB
23rdJanuary1940HMS JunoSailed the Humber with minelayer Princess Victoria for operation LB
23rdJanuary1940HMS BitternArrived on the Tyne
23rdJanuary1940HMS EclipseAttacked a submarine contact ENE of May Island
23rdJanuary1940HMS BrokeEscorting Convoy OA.78
23rdJanuary1940HMS DouglasArrived Gibraltar with Convoy OG.15F
23rdJanuary1940HMS IcarusAttacked a submatine west of Lundy Island
23rdJanuary1943HMS FantomeCommissioned
23rdJanuary1944HMS JanusSunk
23rdJanuary1944HMS BermudaSailed Akureyri
23rdJanuary1945HMS BarfleurSailed Tyne Graving Dock
23rdJanuary1946HMS Loch KatrineCdr. John Valentine Waterhouse, DSO, RN Relinquished Command
23rdJanuary1946HMS CardiffSold for Scrapping
23rdJanuary1970HMS DanaeArrived Gibraltar
23rdJanuary2004HMS InvernessInverness
23rdJanuary2004HMS InvernessNeustadt
23rdJanuary2004HMS BrocklesbyPortsmouth
23rdJanuary2004HMS ArgyllDevonport
23rdJanuary2004HMS CumberlandDevonport
23rdJanuary2005HMS CumberlandPlymouth Sound
23rdJanuary2008HMS Iron DukeSpithead
23rdJanuary2008HMS IllustriousPortsmouth
23rdJanuary2009HMS BulwarkDevonport
23rdJanuary2009HMS ArgyllDevonport
23rdJanuary2009HMS CornwallDevonport

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