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Cranston Fine Arts are proud to be the publisher of Ivan Berryman's naval and aviation art paintings. Over the last 20 years, Ivan Berryman has become one of the leading aviation artists in the United Kingdom. He is widely acclaimed and collected throughout the world, his attention to detail is unsurpassed. His portrayals of aviation and naval life has ensured his work hangs in galleries and private collections around the world. Cranston Fine Arts can arrange private commissions : please contact David Higgins at Cranston Fine Arts, via the contact details at the bottom of the page. 

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Ivan Berryman's comprehensive series of aviation art prints and paintings of 617 Squadron's epic mission to destroy the Mohne, Eder and Sorpe dams on the Ruhr, a mission that has gone done in history in film and art.  The heroic Dambuster crews have been commemorated in this series produced over the past three years consisting of over 30 paintings which have now been produced in fine art aviation prints and canvas prints.  Many of the tragic losses of these heroic crew members have been recaptured for the first time. Part of this series have been produced with very limited editions, some as low as 30 prints making them very sought after and collectable.
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Over the past 8 years Ivan Berryman has produced a series of World War One aviation paintings depicting many of the top aces from all countries and the aircraft they flew.  The series totals 100 paintings and art prints making it one of the major collections in its field. Less than 6 paintings now remain available and some of the editions are running low.  Many special offers only available on this site.
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Battle of Trafalgar Maritime Art Prints by Robert Taylor and Ivan Berryman.
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The Battle of Trafalgar by Robert Taylor.
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The Battle of Trafalgar - The First Engagement by Ivan Berryman.
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Saunders Roe Jet Aircraft Aviation Prints by Ivan Berryman.
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Saro SR.A1 Over the Needles by Ivan Berryman. (APB)
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Saro Sr.53 by Ivan Berryman. (APB)
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US Fleet at Pearl Harbor Naval Prints by Robert Taylor and Ivan Berryman.
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The Calm Before the Storm by Robert Taylor.
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The Raid on Pearl Harbor, 7th December 1941 by Ivan Berryman
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P-38 Lighting Aviation Art Prints by Ivan Berryman and Nicolas Trudgian.
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Lt William J Dixie Sloan by Ivan Berryman.
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Pacific Glory by Nicolas Trudgian.
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Gunther Rall Signed Battle of Britain Aviation Art by Robert Taylor and Ivan Berryman.
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Dawn Eagles Rising by Robert Taylor.
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Adolf Galland / Messerschmitt Bf109 E-4 by Ivan Berryman (B)
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 Arguably the best known of all World War 1 fighter aces, Mannfred von Richthofen, the 'Red Baron', is depicted here flying Fokker Dr.1, serial No 425/17, in its final livery following the introduction of the <i>Balkenkreuze</i>, early in 1918. Contrary to popular belief, this was the only Triplane flown by the <i>Rittmeister</i> that was painted all red and was also the aircraft in which he lost his life on 21st April 1918, the celebrated ace having scored a confirmed 80 victories against allied aircraft over France.

The Greatest of Them All - Manfred von Richthofen by Ivan Berryman.
 Perhaps the greatest exponent of Fokker's Eindecker series of aircraft, Max Immelmann is credited with 15 aerial victories and was the first fighter pilot ever to win the coveted Pour le Mérite. He was killed on 18th June 1916 during combat with British FE.2B fighters of 25 Sqn.

The First Ace - Max Immelmann by Ivan Berryman.
 The great Werner Voss is depicted in his Fokker F1 103/17 of Jasta 10 in the Summer of 1917. Renowned by pilots from both sides for his bravery and extraordinary airmanship, the young ace scored a total of 48 confirmed victories before being brought down and killed by Lieutenant Rhys Davids' SE5 on the very day that he was due to go on leave. The Fokker F1 differed from the production DR.1 in detail only, Voss' machine being fitted with a captured 110hp Le Rhone engine and his aircraft was not fitted with the outer wing skids common to the DR.1.

Into the Sun - Leutnant Werner Voss by Ivan Berryman.
 VC.10, serial No 885 was the last of its type to be built at Brooklands and is seen here taking to the air on 16th February 1970 in her East African Airlines livery as 5H-MOG. This aircraft was later acquired by the Royal Air Force and registered as ZA150, serving as a K3 with 101 Sqn until her eventual retirement in 2013, this veteran of 43 years service landing for the final time at Dunsfold where she will be preserved as part of the Brooklands Museum.

Last of the Line by Ivan Berryman. (P)

 The Junkers Ju.287 V1 bomber prototype was a typical example of Germany's research into advanced aerodynamics at the end of World War II. Featuring forward swept wings and four Jumo 004B-1 Orkan axial-flow turbojets, this extraordinary aircraft made several successful flights before the project was curtailed by the war's end. RS+RA is shown on a test flight, carrying a cine camera in front of the fin to record airflow by means of wool tufts glued to the wings and fuselage sides. The characteristics of forward swept wings are only now being re-evaluated, 70 years after Junkers' first tentative steps into the unknown.

A New Shape in the Sky by Ivan Berryman. (P)
 Supermarine Swift F.4 WK198 flown by Lt Cmdr Mike Lithgow setting a new World Air Speed Record on 26th September 1953, averaging 737.3mph over a series of four runs above the desert of Castel Idris, Libya. The airframe of this important piece of British aviation history has been rescued from a scrap yard by the Brooklands Museum and it is hoped that WK198 might one day be restored to static display condition.

Blue Streak by Ivan Berryman. (P)
  Seen here in company with other 485 Sqn machines, Spitfire Mk.IXc ML407 is depicted over the Normandy beaches shortly after D-Day.  Flown by New Zealander Fl Lt Johnnie Houlton, this aircraft claimed a Ju.88 on 6th June and shared in the destruction of another on the same day.  Coded 'V' in honour of his wife, Vickie, ML407 is still flying today, now converted to a two-seater and regularly displayed by Carolyn Grace.

Guardians of the Beaches by Ivan Berryman. (PC)
 Despite crippling damage to their Lancaster ED925 (G), the crew of AJ-M continued to press home their attack on the Mohne Dam on the night of 16th/17th May 1943. With both port engines ablaze, Flt Lt J V Hopgood forced his blazing aircraft on, releasing the Upkeep bomb just precious seconds too late to strike the dam, the mine instead bouncing over the wall and onto the power station below with devastating results. ED925 attempted to recover from the maelstrom, but the fuel fire was too intense and the aircraft was tragically lost, just two of her crew managing to escape the impact to spend the rest of the war as PoWs.

No Way Back by Ivan Berryman. (PC)

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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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 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)
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DHM1723GL. QRA Scramble by Ivan Berryman.

QRA Scramble by Ivan Berryman. (GL)
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The pride of the Royal Navy, HMS Hood, leaves Portsmouth on her way to the Fleet Review of King George V in July 1935.  HMS Hood is followed by the destroyer HMS Express.

HMS Hood and HMS Express Departing from Portsmouth 1935 by Ivan Berryman (GS)
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 Spitfire Mk.IXs of No.611 Sqn including aircraft FY-F belonging to the Commanding Officer of 611 Squadron, Sqn Ldr Hugo Armstrong, on patrol late in 1942.  Armstrong scored a victory in this aircraft on 2nd November 1942, bringing down an Fw190 for his only victory with this squadron.  With a total of nine victories, he was awarded the DFC in May 1942, and the Bar to the DFC in January 1943, before being shot down and killed over the English Channel in February 1943.

Spitfires of No.611 West Lancashire Squadron by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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The mighty Bismarck returns fire to the fast-approaching HMS Hood at the start of a battle that would see both adversaries tragically sunk.  The Bismarck would later be attacked by Swordfish aircraft from HMS Ark Royal, damaging her stearing and allowing her to be caught by the British battleships Rodney and King George V.  The once proud German battleship would be ruthlessly pounded into a twisted and burning wreck and finally finished by HMS Dorsetshire with torpedoes at around 10:30 hours on the morning of May 27th 1941.  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.

Bismarck Replies to HMS Hood by Ivan Berryman (GS)
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In the early morning murk of 24th May 1941, the forward 15in guns of HMS Hood fire the first shots against the mighty German battleship Bismarck.  Both Bismarck and her escort, the Prinz Eugen, immediately responded, the latter causing a fierce fire on Hoods upper deck, while plunging shot from Bismarck penetrated deep into the British ships hull, causing an explosion that ripped the Hood apart, sinking her in an instant.  Tragically, just three survivors were rescued from the water.

HMS Hood Opens Fire Upon the Bismarck by Ivan Berryman (GL)
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 Dodging heavy flak and anti aircraft fire in the skies above Normandy, Douglas C-47s of the 91st Troop Carrier Squadron, 439th Troop Carrier Group see the 101st Airborne Division away on the night of 5th/6th June 1944 at the start of Operation Overlord.  D-Day had arrived.

Leap of Faith by Ivan Berryman.
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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. (F)
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Pat Jameson, a New Zealander born in 1912, joined the RAF in 1937 after flight training, being posted to No.46 Sqn. Flying Hurricanes with the squadron, he was involved in the campaign in Norway, and was notably the last man to leave the carrier HMS Glorious, sunk on 8th June 1940. He subsequently commanded several Wings and Squadrons, including No.266 Sqn. He was awarded the DFC and Bar, and DSO during the war, being awarded the CB later. He died in September 1996.

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On this day in Royal Navy history....

17 August

Found 63 matching entries.

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17thAugust1889HMS HoodLaid down at Chatham Dockyard, England
17thAugust1891HMS ColossusArrived Lemnos
17thAugust1891HMS DreadnoughtArrived Lemnos
17thAugust1891HMS CollingwoodArrived Lemnos
17thAugust1892HMS BrilliantCommenced steam trials at Sheerness Dockyard
17thAugust1911HMS AntrimArrived Liverpool
17thAugust1915HMS DaffodilLaunched
17thAugust1917HMS LancasterFlagship of Rear-Admiral P.H. Colomb
17thAugust1920HMS CarnarvonArrived Christiansund
17thAugust1920HMS CarnarvonSailed Trondjem
17thAugust1921HMS IrvineSailed Portsmouth for Harwich
17thAugust1921HMS DanaeArrived Sheerness
17thAugust1921HMS CaledonSailed Portsmouth for Sheerness
17thAugust1921HMS CambrianArrived St. John's, Newfoundland
17thAugust1921HMS CyclamenArrived Bushire
17thAugust1921HMS AtherstoneSailed Portsmouth for Harwich
17thAugust1921HMS CheltenhamSailed Portsmouth for Harwich
17thAugust1926HMS ColomboArrived Rio de Janeiro
17thAugust1932HMS CurlewArrived Malta
17thAugust1933HMS DelhiArrived Malta
17thAugust1933HMS DespatchArrived Malta
17thAugust1933HMS GloriousArrived Malta
17thAugust1933HMS AntelopeArrived Malta
17thAugust1933HMS DecoyArrived Malta
17thAugust1933HMS DianaArrived Malta
17thAugust1933HMS LondonArrived Malta
17thAugust1934HMS DanaeArrived Prince Rupert
17thAugust1934HMS DragonSailed Halifax
17thAugust1934HMS CapetownSailed Malta
17thAugust1934HMS GrimsbySailed Plymouth for the China Station
17thAugust1934HMS GrimsbyCdr. N.V. Grace in Command
17thAugust1934HMS GrimsbySailed Plymouth
17thAugust1935HMS GalateaArrived Portland
17thAugust1935HMS GalateaSailed Weymouth
17thAugust1936HMS AdventureSailed Penang
17thAugust1936HMS DragonSailed Halifax
17thAugust1937HMS ImogenArrived Gibraltar
17thAugust1937HMS DelhiArrived Malta
17thAugust1937HMS HerewardArrived Almeria
17thAugust1937HMS AlburyArrived Malta
17thAugust1937HMS AlburyArrived Malta
17thAugust1937HMS FermoyArrived Malta
17thAugust1937HMS FermoyArrived Malta
17thAugust1937HMS BidefordArrived Bahrein
17thAugust1937HMAS AustraliaArrived Brisbane
17thAugust1937HMS IcarusArrived Gibraltar
17thAugust1938HMS FearlessCdr. Kenneth Lanyon Harkness, RN In Command
17thAugust1938HMS ExeterArrived Montevideo
17thAugust1939HMS FormidableLaunched
17thAugust1939HMS AjaxArrived Rio de Janeiro
17thAugust1939HMS ExeterArrived Plymouth
17thAugust1939HMS ExeterArrived Plymouth
17thAugust1941HMS EglintonCdr. Charles Arthur de Winton Kitcat, RN
17thAugust1942HMS BlakeLaid down
17thAugust1942HMS BlakePennant C99
17thAugust1943HMS BermudaArrived Plymouth Sound then to Plymouth
17thAugust1946HMS BarfleurSailed Hong Kon
17thAugust1947HMS BermudaArrived Shanghai
17thAugust1956HMS Loch FadaArrived Umm Said with two platoons of Marines
17thAugust1960HMS ChichesterSailed Famagusta
17thAugust1964HMS DecoyArrived Bermuda
17thAugust1978HMS AmbuscadeSailed Long Beach
17thAugust1978HMS LeanderSailed Long Beach

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