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Machinists Mate Lyndle Lynch

Lyndle Lynch was on board the USS Utah, an auxiliary battleship built in 1911 and being used as a gunnery training school. The Utah was hit by two torpedoes early in the raid and capsized at 0810. Fifty four men are still entombed in the Utah which now serves as a War Memorial at Pearl Harbor.

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HMS Valiant on Officer of the Watch Manoeuvres off the south coast.

HMS Valiant , Battle Wagons by Randall Wilson (GS)
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 The Royal Navy aimed to block communications between France and its American colonies. On May 3rd 1747, a British fleet of 14 warships intercepted a French convoy off Cape Finnisterre. The French ships were protected by eight ships of the line, the British fleet under Admiral George Anson attacked the French. Many of the merchant ships escaped, but Admiral Anson pursued the French ships of the line commanded by Admiral La Jonquiere. A series of running fights ended with all French warships sunk or captured.
The First Battle of Finnisterre, 3rd May 1747 by Richard Paton (GL)
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USS Maddox engaging North Vietnamese torpedo boats with 5-in gunfire, August 2nd, 1964, in the Gulf of Tonkin.

USS Maddox by Randall Wilson (P)
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Launched on the 29th of January 1944, USS Missouri was the last and one of the finest battleships of any fleet.  With a top speed of 33 knots, she earnt the name Fast Battleship, as the Iowa class to which she belonged were known.  Bristling with an assortment of anti-aircraft, Missouri was as much a floating anti-aircraft battery as a battleship.  With these qualities Missouri was well equiped to counter the desperate aerial attacks faced when she joined the Pacific Fleet.  Here Missouri is seen repelling a kamikaze attack on the 11th of April 1945, with the destroyers Melvin (left) and McCord.  Although one of the kamikazes did get through the curtain of shell fire, little damage was sustained.

Boiling Point - USS Missouri by Anthony Saunders. (GL)
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 Type 21 frigate HMS Ambuscade (F172) is shown passing the swing bridge as she enters Taranto Harbour.

HMS Ambuscade by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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B216AP.  HMS Colossus by Ivan Berryman.  Together with her sister ship, Hercules, HMS Colossus acquitted herself well at the Battle of Jutland where she fired 93 12in rounds, but received only two hits from enemy fire which caused minor damage and left nine crew injured.  She was sold for scrap in 1928.

HMS Colossus by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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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 (GS)
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 Mitsubishi G4Ms of 27 Kanoya Kokutai begin their devastating attack on Force Z off the north east coast of Malaya on 10th December 1941. Both Repulse and prince of Wales were lost in the attack, while their accompanying destroyers remained to pick up survivors among them HMS Express which can be seen off HMS Repulse starboard quarter.

HMS Repulse with HMS Prince of Wales Under Attack by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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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.
 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)


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Displacement: 10,000 tons Speed: 32kt Complement: 850 Armament: Twelve 6 inch guns in threes. Twelve 4 inch anti-aircraft guns in pairs and sixteen 2pdr anti-aircraft guns in mounts of eight as well as eight 0.5 inch machine guns in pairs. Six 21 inch torpedo tubes in threes and 3 aircraft.

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On this day in naval history....

27 May

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27thMayHMS CampbeltownLaunched
27thMay1890HMS GrapplerAt Dover
27thMay1890HMS GrapplerTaking part in Whitsuntide Exercises off Dover
27thMay1890HMS GrapplerCdr. Hammond-Graeme in Command
27thMay1890HMS AudaciousCapt. Paget in Command
27thMay1890HMS AudaciousTaking part in Whitsuntide Exercises off Dover
27thMay1892HMS BustardCarried out trials with the Grenfell night site
27thMay1902HMS ChallengerLaunched
27thMay1907HMS CommonwealthPaid off at Plymouth
27thMay1911HMS D4Launched
27thMay1912HMS HampshireSailed Alexandria for Malta
27thMay1915HMS ImplacableArrived Taranto
27thMay1915HMS LondonArrived Taranto
27thMay1919HMS CampbellSailed Scapa Flow for Rosyth
27thMay1919HMS L11Arrived Blyth
27thMay1919HMS AmphitriteCdr. W.W. Wilson in Command
27thMay1932HMS DaffodilArrived Simonstown
27thMay1933HMS DauntlessSailed Bermuda
27thMay1933HMS BruceSailed Pagoda Anchorage
27thMay1934HMS CaradocArrived Penang
27thMay1934HMS BeaufortSailed Oban
27thMay1935HMS CarlisleSailed Capetown
27thMay1936HMS DuncanArrived Wei Hai Wei
27thMay1936HMS HermesAt Wei Hai Wei
27thMay1936HMS HermesArrived Wei Hai Wei
27thMay1936HMS AdventureAt Wei Hai Wei
27thMay1936HMS CapetownAt Wei Hai Wei
27thMay1936HMS DaringArrived Wei Hai Wei
27thMay1936HMS DiamondArrived Wei Hai Wei
27thMay1936HMS DuchessArrived Wei Hai Wei
27thMay1936HMS CricketArrived Changsha
27thMay1936HMS GrimsbyArrived Wei Hai Wei
27thMay1936HMS DorsetshireArrived Wei Hai Wei
27thMay1936HMS BerwickAt Wei Hai Wei
27thMay1936HMS CornwallAt Wei Hai Wei
27thMay1936HMS KentCapt. J.B.B. Tower in Command
27thMay1936HMS KentArrived Wei Hai Wei
27thMay1936HMS KentFlagship of Admiral Sir Frederick Dreyer
27thMay1936HMS KentArrived Wei Hai Wei
27thMay1937HMS HostileArrived Gibraltar
27thMay1937HMS EnterpriseArrived Mahe, Seychelles
27thMay1937HMS HeroArrived Gibraltar
27thMay1938HMS BridgewaterArrived Walvis Bay
27thMay1939HMS BerwickArrived St. Andrews
27thMay1940HMS AmbuscadeRefit Complete
27thMay1940HMS JavelinTransferred to Dover Command with ships of Flotilla to assist in evacuation of allied troops from beaches and harbour at Dunkirk
27thMay1942HMS CadmusLaunched
27thMay1942HMS CadmusPennant J230
27thMay1942HMS FitzroyMined and sunk
27thMay1943HMAS CowraLaunched
27thMay1943HMS BermudaSailed Scapa Flow for the Clyde
27thMay1945HMS BermudaSailed Marsaxlokk. Arrived Marsaxlokk then sailed
27thMay1946HMS ContestExercising off Hong Kong
27thMay1946HMS BermudaExercising off Hong Kong. Anchored Tolo Channel later in day
27thMay1946HMS BermudaSailed Hong Kong
27thMay1950HMS ImplacableArrived Brest
27thMay1950HMS BattleaxeArrived Brest
27thMay1950HMS CrossbowArrived Brest
27thMay1950HMS AgincourtArrived Brest
27thMay1950HMS JutlandArrived Brest
27thMay1950HMS CleopatraArrived Brest
27thMay1951HMS FinisterreTaking part in Exercise "Red Dagger" off Dorset
27thMay1956HMS Loch AlvieArrived Yas
27thMay1957HMS AlameinReview of the Home Fleet in Cromarty Firth by H.M. Queen
27thMay1957HMS BarrosaReview of the Home Fleet in Cromarty Firth by H.M. Queen
27thMay1957HMS CorunnaReview of the Home Fleet in Cromarty Firth by H.M. Queen
27thMay1957HMS AlbionReview of the Home Fleet in Cromarty Firth by H.M. Queen
27thMay1957HMS AgincourtReview of the Home Fleet in Cromarty Firth by H.M. Queen
27thMay1957HMS ArtfulReview of the Home Fleet in Cromarty Firth by H.M. Queen
27thMay1957HMS ApolloReview of the Home Fleet in Cromarty Firth by H.M. Queen
27thMay1957HMS GambiaReview of the Home Fleet in Cromarty Firth by H.M. Queen
27thMay1957HMS DiamondReview of the Home Fleet in Cromarty Firth by H.M. Queen
27thMay1957HMS DuchessReview of the Home Fleet in Cromarty Firth by H.M. Queen
27thMay1957HMS Ark RoyalReview of the Home Fleet in Cromarty Firth by H.M. Queen
27thMay1958HMS JutlandSailed Portsmouth for Portland
27thMay1958HMS HoweSailed Devonport under tow
27thMay1972HMS AuroraArrived Lisbon
27thMay1972HMS JupiterArrived Lisbon
27thMay1977HMS AmbuscadeArrived Oslo
27thMay2002HMS GuernseyPortsmouth
27thMay2002HMS CottesmoreCardiff
27thMay2002HMS IllustriousPlymouth Sound
27thMay2004HMS BangorPortsmouth
27thMay2004HMS ArgyllAmsterdam
27thMay2004HMS Iron DukePlymouth Sound
27thMay2005HMS BulwarkDevonport
27thMay2005HMS CampbeltownAmsterdam
27thMay2006HMS BrocklesbyAyr
27thMay2007HMS ChathamDevonport
27thMay2008HMS LancasterPlymouth Sound
27thMay2008HMS CornwallPlymouth Sound
27thMay2008HMS CumberlandPlymouth Sound
27thMay2009HMS DaringPlymouth Sound
27thMay2009HMS LancasterSpithead
27thMay2009HMS Iron DukePlymouth Sound

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