Order Enquiries (UK) : 01436 820269

You currently have no items in your basket

FREE worldwide shipping for orders over £120

Buy with confidence and security!
Publishing historical art since 1985

Don't Miss Any Special Deals - Sign Up To Our Newsletter!
Product Search         



Navigation :

British Battleships
British Aircraft Carriers
British Cruisers
British Submarines
British Destroyers
British Assault Ships
Age of Sail
US Navy
German Navy
Japanese Navy
Australian Navy
French Navy
Russian Navy
Ocean Liners
Tankers and Cargo Ships
Antique Prints
Naval Artists

Featured Signature :

Maschinemaat Heinz Steeg (deceased)

Bismarck survivor. Passed away 25th November 2004.

Click for artwork signed by this crewman



Original Paintings

See the entire collection of over 200 original naval art oil paintings available to purchase with massive discounts and shown as a gallery of large images.


This Week's Half Price Naval Art Offers

DHM1736GS. HMAS Perth, Suez Canal by Randall Wilson.
HMAS Perth, Suez Canal by Randall Wilson. (GS)
Half Price! - £250.00
 Designed by the great Ernst Heinkel, the diminutive D.1 was an essential stop-gap that provided the Austro-Hungarian pilots with a front line fighter until they were able to re-equip with Albatros scouts in the Summer of 1917. This little aircraft performed well and was generally held in high regard by its pilots, although it did have some shortcomings, namely that forward vision was extremely limited and the Schwarzloses gun was completely concealed in the overwing pod that made it inaccessible in the air. Most unusual of all was its interplane strut arrangement, designed to reduce drag, which gave it the nicknames Starstrutter or Spider. These examples are shown passing above the German cruiser Derfflinger.

Brandenburg D.1 by Ivan Berryman. (APB)
Half Price! - £60.00
B103.  HMS Royal Sovereign and HMS Warspite departing Malta by Ivan Berryman.

HMS Royal Sovereign and HMS Warspite departing Malta by Ivan Berryman
Half Price! - £15.00
One of the most decisive battles in the history of the Royal Navy, Nelsons defeat of the French fleet took place on 21st October 1805 off Cape Trafalgar and was conducted with not a single British ship lost, although few ships escaped severe punishment and loss of life on both sides was tragically high

The Battle of Trafalgar, 21st October 1805 by Ivan Berryman (GS)
Half Price! - £250.00

Viewed from beneath the blistered guns of the damaged X and Y turrets of her sister HMS Ajax, Achilles come sunder fire from the pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee during what was to become known as the Battle of the River Plate on the 13th December 1939. Shells from Achilles are closing on her opponent as the Graf Spee alters course at the start of the doomed battleships flight to Montevideo

The Pursuit of the Graf Spee by Ivan Berryman (GS)
Half Price! - £250.00
 Just seconds from opening fire with a broadside that will devastate her opponent, HMS Victory prepares to pass the stern of the French flagship Bucentaure, closely followed by the three-deckers HMS Temeraire and HMS Neptune. With guns unable to bear on the enemy fleet during the slow approach the British ships had endured terrible punishment with Victorys sails holed, her wheel smashed and her mizzen top shot away.

Breaking the Line by Ivan Berryman. (GL)
Half Price! - £250.00
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. (AP)
Half Price! - £25.00
 Britains last great Battleship HMS Vanguard along with the Carrier HMS Indefatigable lie at anchor in Scapa Flow in July 1951.

HMS Vanguard and HMS Indefatigable by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
Half Price! - £250.00


Latest Naval Art Releases : 

 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)


Click for savings!


NEW - Naval Art Postcards

Click for full list!

New Naval Packs
Battle of Trafalgar Art Prints.

Trafalgar- The Destruction of The Bucentaure by Ivan Berryman.

Trafalgar: HMS Royal Sovereign Prepares to Break the Line by Ivan Berryman.
Save £145!
HMS Belfast Naval Art Prints by Robert Taylor and Randall Wilson.

HMS Belfast by Robert Taylor.

HMS Belfast During the Battle of North Cape by Randall Wilson.
Save £140!
Royal Navy Submarine Prints.
Secret Operation by Robert Taylor.

The Malta Station by Robert Barbour.
Save £108!
Pearl Harbor US Navy Prints by Robert Taylor and Randall Wilson.
The Calm Before the Storm by Robert Taylor.

Aloha Hawaii by Randall Wilson.
Save £105!
Swordfish Attack on the Bismarck Naval Art Prints by Stan Stokes and Ivan Berryman.

Sink the Bismarck by Stan Stokes. (B)

Bismarck by Ivan Berryman (B)
Save £95!

More Naval Art Pages - Click the Links

Royal Navy Battleships

Royal Navy Aircraft Carriers

Royal Navy Cruisers

Royal Navy Submarines Royal Navy Destroyers Royal Navy Assault Ships

US Navy German Navy Japanese Navy

Australian Navy French Navy Russian Navy

Age of Sail Ocean Liners Cargo Ships / Tankers
More Links
Antique Prints Charles Dixon Marines
River Clyde

On this day in naval history....

23 May

Found 75 matching entries.






23rdMay1892HMS BlakeSailed Bermuda for Halifax
23rdMay1894HMS GannetArrived Port Said
23rdMay1894HMS FearlessAt Port Said
23rdMay1898HMS CenturionArrived Wei Hai Wei
23rdMay1898HMS AlacrityArrived Wei Hai Wei
23rdMay1919HMS Lord NelsonPaid off
23rdMay1919HMS CalcuttaSailed Philadelphia for Portsmouth. Paid of and recommissioned same day
23rdMay1919HMS CumberlandArrived Havana
23rdMay1919HMS HussarSailed Salonika
23rdMay1929HMS EffinghamArrived Mauritius
23rdMay1933HMS BruceArrived Pagoda Anchorage
23rdMay1933HMS Iron DukeArrived Portsmouth
23rdMay1933HMS DaffodilSailed Port Amboim
23rdMay1934HMS EnterpriseArrived Port Said
23rdMay1934HMS CarlisleArrived Mossel Bay
23rdMay1934HMS ColomboSailed Tanga
23rdMay1934HMS ColomboArrived Zanzibar
23rdMay1934HMS ColomboArrived Zanzibar
23rdMay1934HMS ColomboArrived Zanzibar
23rdMay1934HMS ColomboSailed Tanga
23rdMay1934HMS CuracoaSailed Falmouth
23rdMay1934HMS CaradocArrived Belawaa
23rdMay1934HMS L26Sailed Sheerness for Plymouth
23rdMay1934HMS BidefordArrived Tunb
23rdMay1934HMS BrokeArrived Plymouth
23rdMay1934HMS GrimsbyArrived Portsmouth
23rdMay1934HMS FrobisherSailed Campbeltown for Loch Ewe
23rdMay1934HMS BarhamArrived Portland
23rdMay1935HMS BeeArrived Hankow
23rdMay1935HMS DelhiCeased to be the flagship of the 3rd Cruiser Squadron in the Mediterranean
23rdMay1935HMS ArethusaCompleted
23rdMay1935HMS ArethusaCommissioned
23rdMay1935HMS ArethusaBecame the flagship of the 3rd Cruiser Squadron in the Mediterranean
23rdMay1936HMS DauntlessArrived Hankow
23rdMay1936HMS DauntlessArrived Hankow
23rdMay1937HMS HostileSailed Marseille
23rdMay1937HMS FearlessArrived Plymouth
23rdMay1940HMS CampanulaLaunched at Fleming & Ferguson
23rdMay1940HMS CampanulaPennant K189
23rdMay1942HMS BlackpoolLt. Percival John Stoner, RN Assumed Command
23rdMay1943HMS ActiveSank the Italian submarine Leonardo da Vinci west of Cape Finisterre
23rdMay1943HMS BelfastArrived Scapa Flow
23rdMay1944HMS Alnwick CastlePennant K405
23rdMay1944HMS Alnwick CastleLaunched
23rdMay1944HMS Loch CraggieLaunched
23rdMay1944HMS Loch CraggiePennant K609
23rdMay1945HMS GlorySailed Malta
23rdMay1945HMS BarfleurArrived Colombo
23rdMay1946HMS BermudaAnchored Tolo Channel
23rdMay1947HMS BermudaSailed Trincomalee
23rdMay1956HMS Loch AlvieArrived Umm Said
23rdMay1961HMS CentaurSailed Messina
23rdMay1964HMS CentaurSailed Aden
23rdMay1967HMS DelightSailed Amsterdam
23rdMay1967HMS GlamorganSailed Amsterdam
23rdMay1972HMS AuroraArrived La Spezia
23rdMay1972HMS JupiterArrived La Spezia
23rdMay1977HMS AmbuscadeSailed Lista Fjord (at anchor)
23rdMay2002HMS GuernseyFalmouth
23rdMay2002HMS GuernseyFalmouth
23rdMay2002HMS BreconPort Talbot
23rdMay2002HMS BreconPort Talbot
23rdMay2005HMS BlythPortsmouth
23rdMay2005HMS CampbeltownPlymouth Sound
23rdMay2006HMS CornwallPlymouth Sound
23rdMay2007HMS LancasterPlymouth Sound
23rdMay2007HMS CampbeltownPlymouth Sound
23rdMay2007HMS ChathamPlymouth Sound
23rdMay2007HMS ChathamPlymouth Sound
23rdMay2008HMS LancasterDevonport
23rdMay2008HMS CumberlandPlymouth Sound
23rdMay2008HMS CumberlandDevonport
23rdMay2008HMS CampbeltownPlymouth Sound
23rdMay2008HMS CampbeltownDevonport
23rdMay2008HMS ChathamDoha

Entries in this list are supplied by worldnavalships.com

Contact Details
Shipping Info
Terms and Conditions
Classified Ads

Join us on Facebook!

Sign Up To Our Newsletter!

Stay up to date with all our latest offers, deals and events as well as new releases and exclusive subscriber content!

This website is owned by Cranston Fine Arts.  Torwood House, Torwoodhill Road, Rhu, Helensburgh, Scotland, G848LE

Contact: Tel: (+44) (0) 1436 820269.  Fax: (+44) (0) 1436 820473. Email: