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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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 Austrian-born Walter Nowotny was one of Germany's highest scoring aces of WWII with 258 victories to his credit, three of them flying the Messerschmitt Me.262. He is depicted here flying White 8 of Kommando Nowotny based at Achmer, Germany in 1944. He was killed in action later that year following a fraught combat with US fighters during the Defence of the Reich.

White 8 - Walter Nowotny by Ivan Berryman.
 The highest scoring fighter pilot of all time with a confirmed tally of 352 victories, Erich Hartmann is depicted getting airborne from a snowy airstrip in Czechoslovakia, late in 1944 in a Bf109G-6 of 6./JG 52.

Erich Hartmann - The Ace of Aces by Ivan Berryman.
 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)

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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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 Just as the name Zeppelin had become the common term for almost every German airship that ventured over Britain, so the name Gotha became generically used for the enemy bombers that droned across the English Channel during 1917-1918, inflicting considerable damage to coastal ports and the capital. As the massed raids of Bombengeschwader 3 increased, a public inquiry in England brought about the formation of the Royal Air Force as an independent service to counter this new threat and fighters from Europe were brought home to defend against these marauding giants. As a result, heavy losses on the German side meant that daylight raids had to be abandoned and all operations were henceforth conducted by night. Here, a pair of Gotha G.Vs begin to turn for home as searchlights play fruitlessly over distant fires, the grim result of another successful nights work.

Gothas Moon by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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DHM1772GS. SS Uganda by Ivan Berryman.

SS Uganda by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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Wednesday, April 10th, 1912. The mighty liner Titanic is shown at anchor in Cherbourg Harbour, all lights ablaze.  Due to her size, she can't pull into port as the piers are too small.  Instead, she is anchored offshore.  Cherbourg passengers finally board tenders and wait to be ferried out to Titanic.  Mail is brought aboard.  By 8:30 p.m. the anchor is raised and the Titanic leaves for Queenstown, Ireland.

RMS Titanic at Cherbourg by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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A lone  Royal Air Force Spitfire is shown high amongst the clouds over the southern counties of England during the hieght of the Battle of Britain.

In the Playground of the Gods by Ivan Berryman. (B)
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B65AP. HMS King George V by Ivan Berryman.

HMS King George V by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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 Considered by Lord Nelson as <i>The finest 64 in the Service</i> - indeed, his favourite ship, HMS Agamemnon was a two-deck third rate warship, lighter and faster than most 74s. Launched at Bucklers Hard in 1781, she saw action in many great battles, among them the Battle of Ushant, the Battle of Copenhagen and Trafalgar, by which time she was a veteran of 24 years service.

HMS Agamemnon by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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 Britain's highest scoring Typhoon ace, Wing Commander J R Baldwin sweeps above Utah Beach on a sortie in support of the Allied forces' drive into mainland Europe following D-Day in June 1944.  He is shown flying one of his personal aircraft, Typhoon 1b MN935 'JBII'.

Wing Commander J R Baldwin by Ivan Berryman. (AP)
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 Wearing her unusual black and white disruptive colour scheme, HMS Repulse is pictured as part of Force Z in company with HMS Prince of Wales and the destroyer Vampire. These two mighty battleships were to be lost within hours of each other, the victims of intense Japanese air strikes. Vampire and the destroyer Electra were on hand to pick up survivors from both ships.

HMS Repulse by Ivan Berryman (GL)
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First Reserve Pilot of the 1931 Great Britain Schneider Trophy Race. G roup Captain Leonard Snaith in his younger days was a notable athlete, having represented the R.A.F. in athletics, created a new R.A.F. half-mile record (in 1927) and played for the Service rugby football team in 1922-23-24. He joined the High Speed Flight team in 1931 and was reserve pilot for the race. This team won the trophy for the third consecutive time for Great Britain, winning it outright. Test flying had occupied part of his Service career in that, from 1931 till 1934, he was a test pilot at the Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment, Felixstowe, and from 1941 until 1942 he was test-flying American aircraft for the British air Commission in the U.S.A.

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On this day in Royal Navy history....

26 September

Found 68 matching entries.

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26thSeptember1862HMS HectorLaunched
26thSeptember1878HMS CarysfortLaunched
26thSeptember1891HMS Black PrinceInto 1st Class Reserve at Plymouth
26thSeptember1891HMS AchillesInto 1st Class Reserve at Plymouth
26thSeptember1891HMS InconstantInto 1st Class Reserve at Plymouth
26thSeptember1892HMS AudaciousCapt. Arthur C.H. Paget in Command
26thSeptember1920HMS ConstanceCommissioned
26thSeptember1920HMS ConstanceRecommissioned at Halifax
26thSeptember1928HMS BarhamArrived Spalato
26thSeptember1933HMS DuncanSailed Volo
26thSeptember1933HMS DanaeSailed Georgetown
26thSeptember1933HMS CaradocArrived Shanghai
26thSeptember1933HMS DecoySailed Volo
26thSeptember1933HMS DianaSailed Volo
26thSeptember1933HMS DorsetshireSailed St. Helena
26thSeptember1933HMS LondonArrived Thaso
26thSeptember1933HMS LondonArrived Thaso
26thSeptember1934HMS EskCdr. R.P. Selby Assumed Cpmmand
26thSeptember1934HMS DragonArrived Boston, Mass
26thSeptember1934HMS BridgewaterArrived Wei Hai Wei
26thSeptember1934HMS HastingsSailed Port Said for Malta
26thSeptember1934HMS LeithSailed Colombo
26thSeptember1934HMS LeithSailed Colombo
26thSeptember1934HMS DorsetshireFlagship of Vice-Admiral E.R.G.R. Evans
26thSeptember1934HMS DorsetshireSailed Simonstown
26thSeptember1934HMS DorsetshireSailed Simonstown
26thSeptember1935HMS GallantLaunched
26thSeptember1935HMS GallantPennant
26thSeptember1936HMS GipsyArrived and sailed Palma
26thSeptember1936HMS GipsyArrived and sailed Palma
26thSeptember1936HMS ElectraArrived Vigo
26thSeptember1936HMS ElectraArrived Vigo
26thSeptember1936HMS GrenvilleArrived and sailed Palma
26thSeptember1936HMS GrenvilleArrived and sailed Palma
26thSeptember1938HMS JerseyPennant F72
26thSeptember1938HMS JerseyLaunched
26thSeptember1939HMS GloucesterSailed Aden
26thSeptember1943HMS IntrepidSunk
26thSeptember1955HMS Loch AlvieArrived Perim
26thSeptember1955HMS Loch AlvieArrived Perim
26thSeptember1955HMS Berkeley CastleScrapped at Grays.
26thSeptember1956HMS CumberlandArrived Plymouth after completing trials in the Mediterranean
26thSeptember1956HMS CumberlandCapt W.J. Lamb in Command
26thSeptember1958HMS LowestoftCommissioned
26thSeptember1961HMS LowestoftPennant F103
26thSeptember1961HMS LowestoftLaunched
26thSeptember1969HMS DanaeArrived Gibraltar
26thSeptember1970HMS EagleSailed Plymouth for trials
26thSeptember1970HMS EagleSailed Plymouth
26thSeptember1977HMS AmbuscadeArrived Devonport
26thSeptember2002HMS Ark RoyalValletta
26thSeptember2002HMS Iron DukePortsmouth
26thSeptember2002HMS ChathamSouda Bay
26thSeptember2003HMS InvernessLiverpool
26thSeptember2003HMS GuernseyLeith
26thSeptember2003HMS GraftonPortsmouth
26thSeptember2003HMS CornwallDevonport
26thSeptember2003HMS CampbeltownBirkenhead
26thSeptember2005HMS GrimsbyPortsmouth
26thSeptember2005HMS CumberlandGeorgetown
26thSeptember2006HMS BulwarkPlymouth Sound
26thSeptember2006HMS CumberlandPortsmouth
26thSeptember2006HMS CampbeltownPlymouth Sound
26thSeptember2007HMS BulwarkDevonport
26thSeptember2008HMS BulwarkDevonport
26thSeptember2008HMS IllustriousDevonport
26thSeptember2008HMS CornwallSailed Hamburg
26thSeptember2008HMS CumberlandCatania

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