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Terry Lewin served onboard the destroyer HMS Ashanti during Operation Pedestal. He later served on the Russian convoys, the invasion of North Africa and in the Channel. After the war he became chief of the Defence Staff during the Falklands War. Lord Lewin, regarded by many as the best Admiral produced by the Royal Navy since the second world war, died in January 1999.

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HMS Duke of York passes Heaven gate, Scapa Flow, on her return from the battle of North Cape.  Following astern is HMS Belfast and HMS Jamaica.  HMS Meteor is already at anchor to the left of the painting.

Return the Victor, HMS Duke of York entering Scapa Flow by Randall Wilson (GL)
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 17th February 1943, U-201 with U-69 were ordered to intercept the westbound convoy ONS165. With fuel low U-201 was eventually forced to surface following a depth charge attack and rammed by the Destroyer HMS Fame.

U-201 Deadly Chase by Anthony Saunders. (Y)
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Fairey Swordfish I, L9726 4M of 818 Sqn, HMS Ark Royal pulls a tight, climbing turn through a hail of anti-aircraft fire as its torpedo strikes home, jamming the steering gear of the mighty Bismarck and setting in motion the beginning of her dramatic end.

Bismarck 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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  February 1942 and Viz. Admiral Ciliaxs mighty Scharnhorst leads her sister Gneisenau and Prinz Eugen up the English Channel during Operation Cerberus, their daring breakout from the port of Brest on the French Atlantic coast to the relative safety of Wilhelmshaven and Brunsbuttel. All three ships survived what became known as the Channel Dash, not without damage, but the operation proved a huge propaganda success for Germany and a crushing embarrassment for the British. A number of torpedo boats are in attendance, including Kondor and Falke and the Z class destroyer Friedrich Ihn in the distance.

The Channel Dash by Ivan Berryman (GL)
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The mighty Kriegsmarine battleship Tirpitz passes under the iconic Levensau High Bridge over the Kiel Canal.

Tirpitz Passing Through Kiel Canal by Ivan Berryman (GL)
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 Dauntless Dive Bombers Dive on the Battleship Musashi in the Sibuyan Sea, October 1944.

Pressing Home the Kill by Randall Wilson (P)
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 The heavy cruiser HMS Dorsetshire is brought up to sink the blazing wreck of the Bismarck with torpedoes at around 10:30 hours on the morning of May 27th 1941.  The once proud German ship had been ruthlessly pounded into a twisted and burning wreck by the British battleships Rodney and King George V.  HMS Dorsetshire and HMS Maori combed the area of the sinking for survivors, between them picking up a total of 110 out of an original complement of 2,300.

HMS Dorsetshire (The End of the Bismarck) by Ivan Berryman.
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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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On this day in naval history....

20 February

Found 71 matching entries.






20thFebruary1911HMS CornwallSailed Malta
20thFebruary1913HMS GarryCdr O.J. Prentis in Command
20thFebruary1913HMAS AustraliaArrived Plymouth
20thFebruary1913HMS BasiliskLt. E.A. Homan in Command
20thFebruary1919HMS Emperor of IndiaArrived Portsmouth
20thFebruary1922HMS DanaeSailed Pollensa Bay
20thFebruary1922HMS DauntlessSailed Pollensa Bay
20thFebruary1922HMS DelhiSailed Pollensa Bay
20thFebruary1922HMS DunedinSailed Pollensa Bay
20thFebruary1933HMS DanaeSailed Belize
20thFebruary1934HMS BeeArrived Wuhu
20thFebruary1934HMS CockchaferArrived Wuhu
20thFebruary1934HMS DragonSailed Grenada for Georgetown
20thFebruary1934HMS CairoSailed Algiers for Gibraltar
20thFebruary1934HMS CairoComm. G.H. D'O Lyon in Command
20thFebruary1934HMS CairoSailed Algiers
20thFebruary1934HMS CalcuttaCommissioned at Chatham for Trooping Service
20thFebruary1934HMS CalcuttaCapt. Eustace Rotherham Assumed Command
20thFebruary1934HMS CuracoaArrived Dover
20thFebruary1934HMS KempenfeltArrived St. Kitts from St. Vincent
20thFebruary1934HMS CrescentArrived St. Kitts from St. Vincent
20thFebruary1934HMS CrescentArrived Montserrat and sailed for St. Kitts
20thFebruary1934HMS CrusaderArrived Antigua and sailed for St. Kitts
20thFebruary1934HMS CrusaderArrived St. Kitts from St. Vincent
20thFebruary1934HMS CygnetArrived St. Kitts from St. Vincent
20thFebruary1934HMS CygnetSailed Dominica for St. Kitts
20thFebruary1934HMS LaburnumSailed Russell
20thFebruary1934HMS LaburnumArrived Whangaroa
20thFebruary1934HMS HoodSailed Tangier
20thFebruary1934HMS ExeterSailed Mar del Plata for the Falkland Islands
20thFebruary1934HMS KentArived Colombo
20thFebruary1935HMS HawkinsSailed Malta
20thFebruary1939HMS AjaxSailed Huacho
20thFebruary1940HMS IntrepidSailed Rosyth for Scapa Flow to operate under the Orkneys and Shetlands Command.
20thFebruary1940HMS IvanhoeSailed Rosyth for Scapa Flow to operate under the Orkneys and Shetlands Command.
20thFebruary1940HMS EskJoined Convoy FS.100 at Humber for passage to Portsmouth
20thFebruary1940HMS AcastaDetached Convoy OA.94
20thFebruary1940HMS EchoArrived at Leith for refitting.
20thFebruary1940HMS ElectraSailed Kirkwall escorting Convoy ON.14
20thFebruary1940HMS EscapadeSailed Kirkwall escorting Convoy ON.14
20thFebruary1940HMS EscortSailed Kirkwall escorting Convoy ON.14
20thFebruary1940HMS ExpressJoined Convoy FS.100 at Humber for passage to Portsmouth
20thFebruary1940HMS GallantSailed Rosyth for Scapa Flow to operate under the Orkneys and Shetlands Command.
20thFebruary1940HMS GriffinSailed Rosyth for Scapa Flow to operate under the Orkneys and Shetlands Command.
20thFebruary1940HMS HerewardDetached Convoy HX.20 and returned to Halifax
20thFebruary1940HMS L23Depth charged by a German destroyer off the Danish coast
20thFebruary1940HMS EclipseSailed Kirkwall escorting Convoy ON.14
20thFebruary1940HMS FoxgloveArrived Brest with Convoy SA.30
20thFebruary1940HMS EgretAttacked a submarine contact seven miles 290 from Flamborough Head
20thFebruary1940HMS EgretSailed Rosyth escorting Convoy MT.15
20thFebruary1940HMS EdinburghSailed Scapa Flow
20thFebruary1940HMS EdinburghAttacked a submarine contact east of Copinsay
20thFebruary1940HMS ArethusaSailed Scapa Flow
20thFebruary1940HMS DevonshireArrived Greenock
20thFebruary1940HMS IlexDamaged at Rosyth while berthing alongside HMS Sikh
20thFebruary1941HMS H32Lt. B.C. Heslop in Command
20thFebruary1945HMS CarysfortCompleted
20thFebruary1946HMS JutlandPennant L16
20thFebruary1946HMS JutlandLaunched
20thFebruary1946HMS BermudaSailed Sydney
20thFebruary1955HMS Loch KillisportAt Chatham
20thFebruary1956HMS Loch AlvieArrived Quilon
20thFebruary1956HMS EastbourneExplosion while fitting out at Newcastle upon Tyne
20thFebruary1967HMS HermesCompleted SMP at Gibraltar
20thFebruary2002HMS CumberlandDevonport
20thFebruary2004HMS InvernessOban
20thFebruary2004HMS CardiffDevonport
20thFebruary2004HMS GraftonGibraltar
20thFebruary2004HMS ArgyllDevonport
20thFebruary2006HMS CumberlandPlymouth Sound
20thFebruary2008HMS LancasterSpithead

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