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Lieutenant Commander George Marten LVO DSC

George Marten was first Lieutenant of destroyer HMS Penn during Operation Pedestal, and boarded the Ohio to take charge of recovery operations. He later commanded HMS Wilton in the North Atlantic.

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Two F14 Tomcats of VF-1 pass in close formation over the stern of the veteran USS Ranger (CV-61)

USS Ranger by Ivan Berryman. (Y)
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The USS Colorado holds the all time record of 37 consecutive days of firing at an enemy and the record of 24 direct enemy air attacks in 62 days both while at Okinawa.

USS Colorado Okinawa by Anthony Saunders.
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 Spitfire of 761 Training Squadron (attached to the Royal Navy) flies over the Forth Railway Bridge on the eve of World War Two, also shown is HMS Royal Oak departing Rosyth for the open sea.

Land, Sea and Air by Ivan Berryman. (D)
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Shown here flying of Wessex HU MK5s of No. 846 Squadron  A veteran of the Suez crisis during which time she operated of Grumman Avengers and sea hawks, HMS Bulwark was reduced to training status during 1957. but re emerged as a Commando carrier. Further modifications in late 1970 saw her refitted as a full ASW carrier in which guise she served until the introduction in 1980 of HMS Invincible.

HMS Bulwark at Hong Kong by Ivan Berryman (GL)
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 Laid down as early as June 1944, HMS Hermes (R12) was not commissioned into the Royal Navy until 25th November 1959.  This fine ship has enjoyed a long and varied career, perhaps its most notable role being that of flagship to the British Task Force that was sent to liberate the Falkland Islands following the Argentine invasion of 1982.  She was decommissioned in 1984 and sold to the Indian Navy, whereupon she was renamed Viraat.  Hermes is depicted here in stormy weather in the late 1970s before the Harrier 'ski jump' was added to her bow in readiness for the Falklands Campaign.

HMS Hermes - Under Leaden Skies by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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HMS Glasgow by Ivan Berryman (GS)
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USS Oakland Escorting the Damaged USS Lexington by Ivan Berryman
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HMS Ark Royal after a recent refit, rejoins the fleet in 2001.

HMS Ark Royal by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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 The mainstay of the Royal Navy's Coastal Forces fleet from 1941, the 72-foot Vosper MTBs were among the fastest and most successful ever built. With their three Packard 1400hp engines and bigger fuel tanks, these boats could reach speeds of up to 39 knots with a maximum range of 400 miles. Armament varied from boat to boat, but those depicted are fitted with the standard 21-inch torpedo tubes and a twin .5 inch MkV Vickers machine gun mounting. Crew was typically two officers and eleven ratings.

On the Step by Ivan Berryman.
 In January 1941, the young Mario Arillo was appointed the rank of Lieutenant Commander, placed in charge of the Regia Marina's submarine <i>Ambra</i> and was dispatched to the Mediterranean to help disrupt supplies to the Allied forces.  In May of that same year, Arillo attacked the British Dido Class Cruiser <i>HMS Bonaventure</i>, and Destroyers <i>HMS Hereward</i> and <i>HMS Stuart</i>, south of Crete, en route from Alexandria, the cruiser <i>Bonaventure</i> being sunk with great loss of life.  The <i>Ambra</i> is depicted here in a calmer moment, two of her crew scanning the horizon for 'business'.

Hunter's Dusk by Ivan Berryman. (PC)
 Under the command of Gianfranco Gazzana-Priaroggia, the Regia Marina submarine Leonardo da Vinci was to become the most successful non-German submarine of World War Two.  On 21st April 1943, she encountered the liberty ship SS John Drayton which was returning, unladen, to Capetown from Bahrain and put two torpedoes into her before surfacing to finish her off with shells.  The deadly reign of terror wrought by the combination of Gazzana-Priaroggia and his submarine came to an end just one month later when the Leonardo da Vinci was sunk by HMS Active and HMS Ness off Cape Finistere.

Scourge of the Deep - Leonardo da Vinci by Ivan Berryman. (PC)
 Sitting menacingly at a depth of 15 metres below the surface, just 2 km outside the heavily defended harbour of Alexandria, the Italian submarine Scire is shown releasing her three manned torpedoes, or <i>Maiali</i>, at the outset of their daring raid in which the British battleships HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Valiant and a tanker, were severely damaged on 3rd December 1941.  All six crew members of the three <i>Maiali</i> survived the mission, but all were captured and taken prisoner.  Luigi Durand de la Penne and Emilio Bianchi can be seen moving away aboard 221, whilst Vincenzo Martellotta and Mario Marino (222) carry out systems checks.  Antonio Marceglia and Spartaco Schergat, on 223, are heading away at the top of the picture.

Assault from the Deep by Ivan Berryman. (PC)


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HMS Dido

Launched : 18th July 1939
HMS Dido (Light Cruiser) built by Cammell Laird and laid down 20th October 1937 was launched on 18th July 1939, and commissioned into the Royal navy on 30th September 1940. Served with the home Fleet 1940 - 1941, then moved to the Mediterranean , 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. then returned to the Home Fleet end of 1944 till the end of the war. Due to being to cramped and not very stable HMS Dido along with the rest of the class were not modified and finally broken up on the 16th July 1958 at Barrow. Displacement: 5,450 tons Speed: 33kts Complement: 530 (556 as a Flagship) Armament: Ten 5.25 inch de-perming guns in pairs. Eight 2pdr anti-aircraft guns in fours as well as eight 0.5 inch machine guns in fours. Six 21 inch torpedo tubes in threes.

Scrapped 16th July 1958

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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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