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Kapitanleutnant Siegfried Koitschka (deceased)

Knights Cross 27th January, 1944. Captain of U-616, Siegfried Koitschka took part in some of the toughest actions of World War II. U-616 was eventually sunk in May 1945, he and 53 of his crew survived and were taken prisoner. Died 17th May 2002.

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DHM1732GS. Kirov by Randall Wilson.

Kirov by Randall Wilson. (GS)
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 The pride of the British fleet, The Mighty Hood as she was known, was launched in 1918.  Weighing in at over 40,000 tons she was 860 feet long and had eight 15 inch guns, at her launch she was more than a match for any adversary.  Hood sailed the world in the inter-war years and was admired in every foreign port she visited, however with a lack of major refits in this time the second world war found the Hood unprepared for a major battle,  On the 24th of May 1941 the German battleship Bismarck found Hoods achilles heel within only a few salvos, namely her inadequate deck armour.  Hood exploded in a huge fireball from which only three sailors survived.  Here HMS Hood is seen with Force H in the Mediterranean.  Winston Churchill knew that the powerful French fleet at Mers-el-Kebir could fall into German hands at any time and that the threat had to be removed by any means.  On the 3rd of July 1940 the French fleet was duly dispatched by Force H.  The Strasbourg being the only French battleship able to make her escape.  Hodd is depicted opening fire at 17.55 hours with the battleships Resolution and the destroyer HMS Foxhound to her stern.

HMS Hood - Operation Catapult by Anthony Saunders (GL)
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 USS Long Beach became the first ship to ever shoot down aircraft using missiles. She is seen firing two Talos Missiles that downed two MIGs at a range of 80 miles in May 1968.

Birds Away by Randall Wilson (GS)
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With her pennant number GO4 painted out to accommodate a western approaches camouflage the destroyer HMS Onslaught punches her way through a heavy swell during escort duties in the north Atlantic

HMS Onslaught by Ivan Berryman (P)
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 Blackbeard the Terrible, otherwise known as Edward Teach, Thatch or Drummond. Circa 1718.

Damnation Seize My Soul by Chris Collingwood (GL)
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The nuclear-powered submarine HMS Repulse (S23) manoeuvres in preparation to berth at HMS Dolphin in Portsmouth harbour in the late 1970s.

HMS Dolphin by Ivan Berryman.
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HMS Hood makes a turn to port, while in line and astern is HMS Collingwood.  Valetta can be seen in the distance.

HMS Hood at Malta 1896 By Randall Wilson (GS)
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 Grand Harbour, Malta, April 1932. The R-Class battleship HMS Revenge slips majestically past the carrier HMS Furious as she lies at anchor as three of her Fairey IIIFs fly overhead on a routine training sortie.

HMS Furious with HMS Revenge by Ivan Berryman (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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On this day in naval history....

25 February

Found 75 matching entries.






25thFebruary1891HMS AlexandraSailed Chatham for Plymouth
25thFebruary1891HMS AlexandraSailed Chatham for Sheerness
25thFebruary1892HMS HoweArrived Malaga
25thFebruary1892HMS CordeliaSailed Colombo
25thFebruary1892HMS ImmortaliteArrived Malaga
25thFebruary1892HMS HeclaArrived Malaga
25thFebruary1900HMS FuriousIn poor state of repair
25thFebruary1903HMS FoyleLaunched
25thFebruary1913HMS ImplacableSailed Portsmouth
25thFebruary1913HMS ImplacableArrived Portsmouth
25thFebruary1913HMS BulwarkSailed Portsmouth for exercises in the Irish Sea
25thFebruary1913HMS FormidableRefit at Chatham
25thFebruary1913HMS LondonSailed Portsmouth
25thFebruary1913HMS LondonArrived Portsmouth
25thFebruary1914HMS LanceLaunched
25thFebruary1914HMS LanceServed with the 3rd Destroyer Flotilla on completion
25thFebruary1921HMS ArgusFlagship of Rear Admiral Sir Roger Keyes
25thFebruary1921HMS ArgusArrived Arosa bay
25thFebruary1921HMS CoventryFlagship of Rear-Admiral M.H. Hodges
25thFebruary1921HMS CoventryArrived Gibraltar
25thFebruary1921HMS CaledonSailed Penzance for Portsmouth
25thFebruary1921HMS CordeliaSailed Penzance for Portsmouth
25thFebruary1921HMS L23Sailed Dartmouth for Portsmouth
25thFebruary1921HMS CyclamenSailed Sheerness for Gibraltar
25thFebruary1921HMS Iron DukeArrived Gibraltar
25thFebruary1921HMAS AustraliaSailed Garden Island for Western Point
25thFebruary1921HMS L24Sailed Dartmouth for Portsmouth
25thFebruary1921HMS HoodArrived Arosa bay
25thFebruary1930HMS EffinghamArrived Portsmouth for refit and recommissioning
25thFebruary1932HMS CampbellSailed Oran
25thFebruary1933HMS AdventureArrived Singapore
25thFebruary1934HMS DiomedeArrived Napier
25thFebruary1934HMS AdventureArrived Singapore
25thFebruary1934HMS AdventureArrived Singapore
25thFebruary1934HMS DunedinArrived Gisbourne
25thFebruary1934HMS Ark RoyalSailed Malta for Gibraltar
25thFebruary1934HMS BarhamArrived Gibraltar
25thFebruary1935HMS ExeterSailed Iquique
25thFebruary1936HMS HunterPennant
25thFebruary1936HMS HunterLaunched
25thFebruary1936HMS GrampusLaunched at Chatham Dockyard
25thFebruary1938HMS EnterpriseArrived Colombo
25thFebruary1940HMS ImogenSank U 63 SE of the Orkney
25thFebruary1940HMS CalcuttaSailed Sullom Voe as escort for Convoy ON.15
25thFebruary1940HMS ElectraArrived Scapa Flow
25thFebruary1940HMS ElectraArrived UK with West Coast section of Convoy HN.14
25thFebruary1940HMS EscortSank U 63 SE of the Orkney
25thFebruary1940HMS JanusSailed the Tyne escorting Convoy TM14
25thFebruary1940HMS JervisArrived Southend with Convoy FS.103
25thFebruary1940HMS EclipseArrived Scapa Flow
25thFebruary1940HMS EclipseArrived UK with West Coast section of Convoy HN.14
25thFebruary1940HMS HastingsArrived Rosyth with Convoy FN.102
25thFebruary1940HMS GrimsbySailed the Tyne escorting Convoy FS.105
25thFebruary1940HMS LondonderryArrived Southend with Convoy FS.103
25thFebruary1940HMS EdinburghArrived Rosyth.
25thFebruary1940HMS ArethusaArrived Rosyth.
25thFebruary1940HMS BerwickSailed Scapa Flow for Greenock.
25thFebruary1941HMS LightningCdr. Richard Graham Stewart, RN
25thFebruary1941HMS AnthonyLt.Cdr. John Michael Hodges in Command
25thFebruary1941HMS AnthonyLt.Cdr. John Michael Hodges, RN in Command
25thFebruary1941HMS ExmoorLost
25thFebruary1941HMS ExmoorSunk. Torpedoed by German Torpedo Boats off Lowestoft
25thFebruary1941HMS ExmoorLt.Cdr. Robert Tindle Lampard, RN Ceased Command
25thFebruary1944HMS HalstedCdr. John Rowe Westmacott, RN Assumed Command
25thFebruary1944HMS LapwingCdr. (retired) Edward Campbell Hulton, RN Assumed Command
25thFebruary1945HMS CoquetteCdr. Roger William David Thomson, DSC, RN In Command
25thFebruary1954HMS DaringCap. E A Blundell Assumed Command
25thFebruary1956HMS Loch AlvieSailed Calicut
25thFebruary1956HMS AcheronWent missing between Iceland and Greenland. Later, Contact was made later
25thFebruary1959HMS CavalierCompleted "Rolex", Royal Escort
25thFebruary1969HMS DanaeSailed Brisbane
25thFebruary2002HMS GlasgowGlasgow
25thFebruary2004HMS Ark RoyalGreenwich
25thFebruary2004HMS CardiffPlymouth Sound
25thFebruary2008HMS ChathamDevonport

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