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 Between 24th may and 4th June 1940 an extraordinary armada of craft, large and small, naval and civilian, embarked on one of the greatest rescue missions in history. the evacuation of 330,000 British and French troops from the beaches of Dunkirk in northern France. the destroyer HMS Wakeful dominates the foreground here as troops pour onto the beaches and harbour moles in search of salvation. Both Wakeful and distant HMS Grafton were lost during the evacuation.

Dunkirk by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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 During a patrol on 6th July 1918, Christiansen spotted a British submarine on the surface of the Thames Estuary. He immediately turned and put his Hansa-Brandenburg W.29 floatplane into an attacking dive, raking the submarine C.25 with machine gun fire, killing the captain and five other crewmen. This victory was added to his personal tally, bringing his score to 13 kills by the end of the war, even though the submarine managed to limp back to safety. Christiansen survived the war and went on to work as a pilot for the Dornier company, notably flying the giant Dornier Do.X on its inaugural flight to New York in 1930. He died in 1972, aged 93.

Kapitanleutnant zur See Friedrich Christiansen by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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Review of the Fleet at Spithead by H. M Queen Victoria by A W Fowles. (GS)
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Death of a Titan - Musashi by Randall Wilson. (GL)
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 In a 40 knot gale, Lt Col. Doolittles B25 hauls itself into the air. The first of a 16 strong strike force en route to Tokyo.

USS Hornet. Doolittles Raiders by Ivan Berryman (GL)
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DHM810.  The Queen Elizabeth 2 Leaving New York by Robert Barbour.

The Queen Elizabeth 2 Leaving New York by Robert Barbour.
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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 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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HMS Valiant was built by Fairfield and launched 4th November 1914. She took part at the battle of Jutland avoiding any hits. During World War Two, HMS Valiant was badly damaged by delayed action mines, set by Italian Frogmen at Alexandria. She made her way to Durban, South Africa for repairs. HMS Valiant joined the British eastern fleet in January 1944 and took part in carrier raids against Japanese bases in Indonesia. HMS Valiant was badly damaged during refit in a floating dock at Trincomalee, Ceylon, so bad was the damage that repairs were stopped, and she was used as a training hulk for stokers at Devonport. She was scrapped at Cairnryan and Troon between November 1948 and March 1950.
Displacement: 29,700 Speed: 23.0 knots Compliment: 950 and up to 1,220 in 1918 Armament: Eight 15-inch guns in pairs and fourteen 6 -inch guns. Two 3 inch Anti Aircraft Guns in 1917, two 4-inch anti aircraft guns.

Sold for scrap 19th March 1948, eventually scrapped at Troon two years later.

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On this day in naval history....

11 December

Found 111 matching entries.






11thDecember1892HMS LapwingSailed Trincomalee for Calcutta
11thDecember1892HMS BriskSailed Trincomalee for Calcutta
11thDecember1892HMS CanadaArrived Portsmouth and decommissioned
11thDecember1892HMS BoadiceaSailed Trincomalee for Calcutta
11thDecember1899HMS BellonaSailed Gibraltar for Malta
11thDecember1909HMS FoxhoundLaunched
11thDecember1919HMS AlbionSold For Break Up
11thDecember1919HMS CambrianArriverd Bermuda
11thDecember1921HMS AlectoSailed Portland for Falmouth
11thDecember1921HMS CurlewSailed Pagoda Anchorage for Port Said
11thDecember1921HMS CanterburySailed Downs for Spithead
11thDecember1921HMS ConstanceSailed Cienfuegos for Galvaston
11thDecember1921HMS H34Sailed Portland for Falmouth
11thDecember1921HMS L14Arrived Plymouth
11thDecember1921HMS L14Sailed Portland for Plymouth
11thDecember1921HMS GodetiaSailed Harwich for Lowestoft
11thDecember1921HMS GodetiaArrived Lowestoft
11thDecember1928HMS EnterpriseArrived Malta
11thDecember1929HMS EffinghamSailed Colombo
11thDecember1930HMS DanaeSailed Port Stanley for Port Edgar
11thDecember1930HMS CarlisleArrived Elephant Bay
11thDecember1930HMS CarlisleSailed Lobito
11thDecember1930HMS GloriousArrived Suda Bay
11thDecember1932HMS HawkinsSailed Muscat
11thDecember1933HMS DuncanSailed Bahrein
11thDecember1933HMS AlectoSailed Portsmouth for Dartmouth
11thDecember1933HMS DauntlessSailed Port Stanley
11thDecember1933HMS CarlisleSailed Lobito
11thDecember1933HMS L69Sailed Portsmouth for Dartmouth
11thDecember1933HMS L71Sailed Portsmouth for Dartmouth
11thDecember1933HMS BridgewaterArrived Shanghai
11thDecember1933HMS L53Sailed Portsmouth for Dartmouth
11thDecember1933HMS HeraldArrived Hong Kong
11thDecember1933HMS DevonshireSailed Malta for Gibraltar
11thDecember1934HMS DuncanArrived Singapore
11thDecember1934HMS DuncanCapt. H.T. Baillie-Grohman in Command (Capt. D 1st Destroyer Flotilla)
11thDecember1934HMS DefenderArrived Singapore
11thDecember1934HMS Ark RoyalArrived Sheerness
11thDecember1934HMS DaintyArrived Singapore
11thDecember1934HMS DaringArrived Singapore
11thDecember1934HMS DiamondArrived Singapore
11thDecember1934HMS DianaArrived Singapore
11thDecember1934HMS DuchessArrived Singapore
11thDecember1934HMS BidefordArrived Debal
11thDecember1934HMS KeppelCapt. A.R. Hammick in Command (Capt. D 8th Destroyer Flotilla)
11thDecember1934HMS KeppelAt Singapore
11thDecember1934HMS LupinSailed Bahrein for Henjam
11thDecember1934HMS BerwickSailed Port Said
11thDecember1934HMS BerwickArrived Suez and sailed for Aden
11thDecember1936HMS ImperialPennant D09
11thDecember1936HMS ImperialLaunched
11thDecember1936HMS HardyCommissioned
11thDecember1937HMS BeeSailed Kiukiang
11thDecember1937HMS EnterpriseArrived Bombay
11thDecember1937HMS DaintySailed Shanghai
11thDecember1937HMS GlowwormArrived Mudros
11thDecember1938HMS GarlandSailed Calderas for Palma
11thDecember1939HMS AcheronSearched for a U-boat in the Channel near Portsmouth
11thDecember1939HMS AcheronStarboard engine failed and put her out of action
11thDecember1939HMS BedouinSailed Rosyth with tanker Daghestan for Invergordon, then proceeded to Scapa Flow and on to the Clyde
11thDecember1939HMS FoxhoundRepairs completed
11thDecember1939HMS FoxhoundRepairs complete after running aground
11thDecember1939HMS AcastaSailed Plymouth escorting HMS Valiant
11thDecember1939HMS ArdentSailed Plymouth escorting HMS Valiant
11thDecember1939HMS DragonArrived Scapa Flow
11thDecember1939HMS ColomboArrived Scapa Flow
11thDecember1939HMS AntelopeEscorting merged Convoys OA.50 & OB.50G to form Convoy OG.10
11thDecember1939HMS DianaSailed Malta
11thDecember1939HMS EchoSailed the Clyde to escort HMS Barham
11thDecember1939HMS EncounterSearched for Submarine 4 miles 45 from Eddystone
11thDecember1939HMS EscortSailed Rosyth for Loch Ewe
11thDecember1939HMS EscortSailed Rosyth escorting German merchant ship Ilsenstein for Loch Ewe
11thDecember1939HMS ExmouthSailed the Clyde to escort HMS Barham
11thDecember1939HMS GrenadeSearched for Submarine 4 miles 45° from Eddystone
11thDecember1939HMS GreyhoundGuarded delayed Convoy FN.54 at Southend
11thDecember1939HMS JanusArrived the Humber
11thDecember1939HMS JervisArrived the Humber
11thDecember1939HMS JunoArrived the Humber
11thDecember1939HMS EclipseSailed the Clyde to escort HMS Barham
11thDecember1939HMS BrokeSailed Southend escorting Convoy OA.51
11thDecember1939HMS HastingsSailed the Tyne escorting Convoy FS.53
11thDecember1939HMS GrimsbyCdr. Kenneth Judge D'Arcy, RN Assumed Command
11thDecember1939HMS LondonderrySearched for Submarine 4 miles 45° from Eddystone
11thDecember1939HMS LondonderrySearched for Submarine 4 miles 45° from Eddystone
11thDecember1939HMS EnchantressDetached Convoy OA.49. Joined Convoy HX.10
11thDecember1939HMS EgretSailed Gibraltar
11thDecember1939HMS EdinburghArrived Rosyth
11thDecember1939HMS EdinburghArrived Rosyth
11thDecember1939HMS GlasgowArrived Rosyth
11thDecember1939HMS GlasgowArrived Scapa Flow
11thDecember1939HMS BrazenSearched for Submarine 4 miles 45° from Eddystone
11thDecember1942HMS HoundCommissioned
11thDecember1942HMS BleanSunk by U-443 west of Oran
11thDecember1944HMS LionessCommissioned
11thDecember1944HMS LionessT/A/Lt.Cdr. Graham Foster Cross, RNVR In Command
11thDecember1944HMS IcarusLt.Cdr. David Drummond Bone, RN In Command
11thDecember1946HMS AlaricCommissioned
11thDecember1946HMS BermudaSailed Kure
11thDecember1948HMS Loch ArkaigLt. Cdr. Charles Poynder Adams Assumed Command
11thDecember1950HMS BermudaArrived Simonstown
11thDecember1957HMS CachalotLaunched
11thDecember1957HMS ConcordArrived Portsmouth from the Far East
11thDecember1959HMS AlbionCompleted refit at Portsmouth
11thDecember1959HMS BulwarkRefit. Conversion to Commando Carrier
11thDecember1959HMS Ark RoyalRecommissioned after refit in Plymouth
11thDecember1962HMS CavalierOff Brunai
11thDecember1962HMS AlertOff Brunai
11thDecember1964HMS DecoyArrived Bermuda
11thDecember2003HMS GraftonPlymouth Sound
11thDecember2006HMS CampbeltownPortsmouth
11thDecember2008HMS BulwarkDevonport

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