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Daughter of Sir Arthur Rostron - the Captain of the Carpathia at the time of the sinking of the Titanic. Sadly, Margaret Howman passed away on 10th July 2005.

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HMS Dido was launched on 18th July 1939, she took part in the evacuation of troops and defense of Crete, where she was damaged on B gun, killing 46 men. HMS Dido took part in the second Battle of Sirte during 1942, she sank three supply ships off North Africa. She also took part in the Anzio landings and the invasion of Southern France in August 1944.

HMS Dido by Ivan Berryman (GS)
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BB61 Iowa, was commissioned in February 1943 at the New York Navy yard. her first mission was to the North Atlantic in August 1943 to neutralise the threat of the German Battleship Tirpitz. By early 1944 she joined the Pacific fleet taking part in many of the major battles including Saipan, Leyte Gulf and Okinawa. She was re-commissioned in 1951 for the Korean war and again in April 1984.

USS Iowa leaving New York by Anthony Saunders. (GS)
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 Considered by Lord Nelson as <i>The finest 64 in the Service</i> - indeed, his favourite ship, HMS Agamemnon was a two-deck third rate warship, lighter and faster than most 74s. Launched at Bucklers Hard in 1781, she saw action in many great battles, among them the Battle of Ushant, the Battle of Copenhagen and Trafalgar, by which time she was a veteran of 24 years service.

HMS Agamemnon by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 Built at Toulon in 1803, Bucentaure was the flagship of Admiral Villeneuve at the Battle of Trafalgar on 21st October 1805 and the first to be almost completely disabled by a massive broadside from HMS Victory as Nelson broke through the enemy line.  Bucentaure was taken as a prize by the British fleet, but was lost in the great storm that followed the battle.

Bucentaure by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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B64AP.  HMS Centaur Departing Devonport by Ivan Berryman.

HMS Centaur Departing Devonport by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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Shipping at Sunset by Jens Christian Rasmussen. (GS)
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 HMS Queen Elizabeth with other Royal Naval Battleships, Revenge and Ramillies. Surrounded by cruisers and destroyers ride at anchor for King George Vs last Jubilee Review of 1935.

Sunset at Spithead by Randall Wilson (GL)
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 Jury rigged and battered by the relentless gunnery of the French and Spanish fleets at Trafalgar, HMS Victory lies off the coast of Gibraltar as crews from HMS Neptune (nearest) are despatched to take over the tow from the Polyphemus for the final leg of their journey to relative safety, the flagship still bearing the body of Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson.

Trafalgar Aftermath by Ivan Berryman. (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.
 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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Trafalgar- The Destruction of The Bucentaure by Ivan Berryman.

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HMS Bramble

Launched : 11th December 1886
Bramble was a 6-gun screw gunboat, launched at Belfast in 1886. She was of 715 tons, 1000 horsepower, and 13 knots speed. Her length, beam, and draught were 165ft, 29ft, and 13ft. This vessels name was changed to Cockatrice in 1896, and she served on the Danube for some years in accordance with the terms of the treaty of Berlin. She was sold at Chatham in 1906 for 3800.

Renamed Cockatrice June 1896. Sold 1906.

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On this day in naval history....

24 June

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24thJune1891HMS BrilliantLaunched at Sheerness
24thJune1919HMS ConquerorArrived Rosyth
24thJune1919HMS AbdielArrived Immingham
24thJune1919HMS AcastaSailed Greenock
24thJune1919HMS CanterburySailed Portsmouth for Rosyth
24thJune1919HMS CornwallArrived St. Georges Bay
24thJune1919HMS CumberlandSailed St. John's
24thJune1919HMS GabrielArrived Immingham
24thJune1919HMS ChelmsfordArrived Dover
24thJune1919HMS EglintonSailed Harwich for Chatham
24thJune1919HMS CheltenhamSailed Harwich for Hull
24thJune1920HMS BenbowArrived Constantinople
24thJune1920HMS EmpressArrived Batoum
24thJune1920HMS CurlewSailed Singapore
24thJune1920HMS FlindersArrived Queenstown
24thJune1920HMS HarebellArrived Portland
24thJune1920HMS HarebellCapt. Lionel G. Preston in Command
24thJune1925HMS EagleArrived Pollenza
24thJune1930HMS EffinghamSailed Trincomalee
24thJune1930HMS EffinghamExercises
24thJune1932HMS HarebellArrived Leith
24thJune1933HMS DunedinArrived and sailed Vila
24thJune1933HMS CarlisleArrived Durban
24thJune1933HMS CometArrived Heysham
24thJune1933HMS CrusaderArrived Heysham
24thJune1933HMS CricketArrived Wuhu
24thJune1933HMS DaffodilArrived Durban
24thJune1933HMS HeraldArrived Miri
24thJune1933HMS FrobisherArrived Helsingfors
24thJune1933HMS HawkinsSailed Zanzibar
24thJune1934HMS DragonArrived St. George's Bay
24thJune1934HMS DaffodilSailed Durban
24thJune1934HMS KentTraversed Suez
24thJune1935HMS CarlisleFlagship of Vice-Admiral Sir Edward Evans
24thJune1935HMS CarlisleAt East London
24thJune1935HMS KempenfeltArrived Portland
24thJune1935HMS CygnetArrived Portland
24thJune1935HMS EchoArrived Portland
24thJune1935HMS FearlessArrived Portland
24thJune1935HMS EclipseArrived Portland
24thJune1935HMS LupinSailed Bahrein for Abu Musa
24thJune1935HMS LeithArrived Suva
24thJune1935HMS LowestoftAt Shanghai
24thJune1935HMS LowestoftCdr. A.R.M. Bridge in Command
24thJune1935HMS HalcyonArrived Brussels
24thJune1935HMS FuriousArrived Portland
24thJune1935HMS, HMNZS LeanderArrived Portland
24thJune1935HMS EffinghamSailed Rosyth for Sheerness
24thJune1935HMS BarhamArrived Portland
24thJune1938HMS EnterpriseSailed Kamaran
24thJune1938HMS AlresfordSailed Scilly Isle
24thJune1940HMS CampbellCapt. Charles Thomas Mark Pizey, RN in Command
24thJune1940HMS CampbellCapt. Charles Thomas Mark Pizey in Command
24thJune1941HMS LeithLt.Cdr. Mark Taylor Collier, RN Relinquished Command
24thJune1941HMS LeithLt.Cdr. Edward Campbell Hulton, RN Assumed Command
24thJune1942HMS LionPennant C34
24thJune1942HMS LionLaid down
24thJune1942HMS KaleLaunched
24thJune1942HMS KalePennant K241
24thJune1944HMS EskimoForced U971 to the Surface in the English Channel
24thJune1944HMS LightfootT/A/Lt.Cdr. Adam Steel Drysdale, RNVR In Command
24thJune1945HMS BermudaSailed Colombo
24thJune1950HMS GambiaArrived Famagusta
24thJune1952HMS BassinghamLaunched
24thJune1952HMS CardinghamLaunched
24thJune1955HMS Loch KillisportSailed Bahrein
24thJune1956HMS Loch AlvieArrived Aden
24thJune1956HMS Loch AlvieSailed Aden
24thJune1960HMS CavalierRecommissioned at Singapore
24thJune1976HMS AntrimArrived Lulea
24thJune1978HMS AmbuscadeAt Bermuda
24thJune2002HMS CampbeltownGibraltar
24thJune2003HMS GlasgowDevonport
24thJune2003HMS LindisfarneDevonport
24thJune2003HMS CampbeltownDevonport
24thJune2004HMS Iron DukeDevonport
24thJune2004HMS CornwallBoston
24thJune2005HMS IllustriousSpithead
24thJune2006HMS KentSailed Malta
24thJune2008HMS LancasterPlymouth Sound
24thJune2008HMS CornwallPlymouth Sound
24thJune2008HMS CumberlandPlymouth Sound
24thJune2009HMS LancasterPlymouth Sound

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