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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. 



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.


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.
The Battle of Trafalgar by Robert Taylor.

The Battle of Trafalgar - The First Engagement by Ivan Berryman.
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Saunders Roe Jet Aircraft Aviation Prints by Ivan Berryman.

Saro SR.A1 Over the Needles by Ivan Berryman. (APB)

Saro Sr.53 by Ivan Berryman. (APB)
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US Fleet at Pearl Harbor Naval Prints by Robert Taylor and Ivan Berryman.
The Calm Before the Storm by Robert Taylor.

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.

Lt William J Dixie Sloan by Ivan Berryman.
Pacific Glory by Nicolas Trudgian.
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Gunther Rall Signed Battle of Britain Aviation Art by Robert Taylor and Ivan Berryman.
Dawn Eagles Rising by Robert Taylor.

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)


 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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 Designed by Hugo Junkers, the J.1 was the worlds first all-metal aircraft to go into mass production and proved very successful in its intended role as an observation and ground attack aircraft. The sheer strength of its structure and mass of load-bearing struts eliminated the need for bracing wires and the outer portions of the wings were not linked by interplane struts, affording the observer / gunner a clear field. The crew and engine were protected from ground fire with 5mm armour plate, all of which added to the considerable weight of the J.1, which suffered with relatively poor performance as a consequence. It was powered by a 200hp Benz BZ.IV inline engine and well over 200 of this innovative machine were put into service during 1918.

Junkers J.1 by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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 F/Lt (later Wing Commander) Baldwin was to become the highest-scoring Typhoon pilot of all with 15 confirmed victories, one shared, one probable and four damaged. He is depicted here downing a Bf.109 in Typhoon 1B, DN360 (PR-A) of 609 Sqn over Beachy Head.

F/Lt J R Baldwin by Ivan Berryman.
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The assault ship HMS Fearless is shown dispatching her assault craft in San Carlos Water during the Falklands conflict of 1982. HMS Argonaut lies at anchor to her starboard with HMS Antrim in the extreme distance.

HMS Fearless by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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 Two British Army AH1 Apache attack helicopters escort a Boeing Chinook en route to deploy British troops in southern Afghanistan.

Outbound by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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 Three 501 Sqn Hawker Tempests roar low across the North Sea outbound from Bradwell Bay, Essex, on their way to attack a German airfield at Bad Zwischehhan and nearby rail yards on the night of 2nd October 1944.  The trio comprised of Sqn Ldr Joseph Berry, flying EJ600 (SD-F), Flt Lt E L 'Willy' Williams (SD-L) and Flt Lt C A 'Horry' Hansen.  Berry was to lose his life on this mission, his aircraft being hit by ground fire from soldiers manning a radar station east of Veendam.

Tempest Moon by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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 The heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen slips quietly through the waters of Kiel Harbour as one of her own Arado Ar.196s flies overhead. In the background, Bismarck, wearing her Baltic camouflage, is alongside taking on supplies.

Prinz Eugen by Ivan Berryman.
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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 (GS)
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 Replacing Ewald Blumenbach as commander of Jasta 12 in May 1917, Hermann Becker continued his impressive scoring rate utilising the superb Siemens-Schuckert D.IV fighter, shown here in Beckers distinctive blue and white livery. One of the most advanced fighters of World War 1, this aircraft was possessed of an incredible rate of climb, taking just some 12 minutes to reach 16,000ft and having an operational ceiling of 26,240ft. Becker is depicted here claiming one of the many Spads that he shot down on his way to a final victory total of 23, all of them with Jasta 12.

Leutnant Hermann Becker by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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Thilo Bode (deceased)

Thilo Bode was a rather young U-boat commander in the sense that the first of his two patrols started on 1st May 1944 until 30th September 1944 and the second was from 1st October 1944 to 8th May 1945. His boat served as a weather boat for about three months in the northern part of the North Atlantic where his only job was to report three times each day the weather encountered in his area because they had no weather stations in the area. While a boring job, this was the only way the German High Command could get first hand information about the weather in the area. Since some 90% of the weather in Northwestern Europe originates in that area, this information was extremely important to both the U-boat and Luftwaffe commands. Bode never sighted a single Allied vessel. His second patrol was in the North American waters. The High Command assigned him to that area with the idea that surveillance had been considerably relaxed after the German submarine war had practically come to an end due to the defeat of the German submarine arm. Again, he had no contact with any Allied vessels until he was ordered to surrender. He surrendered U-858 to the USS Pilsbury on 14th May 1945. Crew of the American ship boarded the U-858 and she was taken to be docked near Ft Miles, Delaware, where the crew were held prisoner. Later she was taken to the Philadelphia Naval Yard and was scuttled near the end of 1947 after being used for torpedo trials off the coast of New England. The crew of U-858 suffered no losses from accidents, combat or other causes. His boat was laid down by A G Weser shipyards in Bremen on 11th December 1942, commissioned on 30th September 1943 and was one of 87 of the IXC/40 type boats commissioned. The U-858 carried 22 torpedoes and had 6 tubes 4 in the bow and 2 in the stern. It carried a crew of between 48 and 56 men and had a top speed of 19 knots on the surface and 7 knots submerged. She could submerge to a maximum of 755 feet. Maximum range was 13,850 miles. Thilo Bode was awarded the Spanish Cross in Bronze on 6th June 1939, the Iron Cross, 2nd Class in 1940, the Destroyer War Badge in 1941, the U=Boat War Badge in Silver in 1943, and the Iron Cross, 1st Class, also in 1943. Thilo Bode died 3rd January 2014 at the age of 95.

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On this day in Royal Navy history....

13 December

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13thDecember1890HMS HoweRepairing serious defects at Portsmouth
13thDecember1890HMS BoadiceaArrived Calcutta
13thDecember1890HMS BoadiceaFlagship of Admiral Sir Edmund Fremantle
13thDecember1892HMS BlondeSailed to Cavally
13thDecember1897HMS CuracoaArrived Plymouth for Christmas Leave
13thDecember1913HMS BellerophonArrived Toulon
13thDecember1913HMS CollingwoodArrived Toulon
13thDecember1913HMS Active1st Light Cruiser Squadron
13thDecember1913HMS ActiveArrived Toulon
13thDecember1913HMS Amphion1st Light Cruiser Squadron
13thDecember1913HMS AmphionArrived Toulon
13thDecember1913HMS FearlessArrived Toulon
13thDecember1913HMS Fearless1st Light Cruiser Squadron
13thDecember1913HMS Bellona1st Light Cruiser Squadron
13thDecember1913HMS BellonaArrived Toulon
13thDecember1919HMS BirminghamArrived Cape Town
13thDecember1919HMS DartmouthArrived Valparaiso
13thDecember1919HMS GrenvilleSailed Plymouth for Rosyth
13thDecember1919HMS King George VSailed Invergordon for Portland
13thDecember1919HMS ErinArrived Chatham
13thDecember1921HMS AlectoArrived Swanage
13thDecember1921HMS AlectoSailed Torquay
13thDecember1921HMS H34Arrived Swanage
13thDecember1921HMS H34Sailed Torquay
13thDecember1921HMS BluebellSailed Wusung for Hong Kong
13thDecember1925HMS CalliopeSailed Gibraltar
13thDecember1926HMS EnterpriseSailed Singapore
13thDecember1928HMS EffinghamArrived Abadan
13thDecember1928HMS EffinghamSailed Basra
13thDecember1931HMS EmeraldSailed Muscat
13thDecember1932HMS DauntlessSailed Concepcion
13thDecember1932HMS DauntlessArrived Casa Blanca
13thDecember1933HMS DauntlessArrived Fondeadero Cracker
13thDecember1933HMS ColomboSailed Muscat
13thDecember1933HMS LaburnumArrived Timaru
13thDecember1933HMS LaburnumCdr. A.H. Maxwell-Hyslop in Command
13thDecember1933HMS LaburnumArrived Timaru
13thDecember1934HMS H49Arrived Portsmouth
13thDecember1934HMS ExpressArrived Sheerness
13thDecember1934HMS BidefordArrived Henjam
13thDecember1934HMS LupinArrived Henjam
13thDecember1934HMS LowestoftSailed Plymouth for the China Station
13thDecember1934HMS LowestoftSailed Plymouth for Gibraltar
13thDecember1934HMS BlancheSailed Gibraltar for Malta
13thDecember1937HMS DaintyArrived Wei Hai Wei
13thDecember1939HMS DuncanSailed the Clyde escorting steamer Duffield to Liverpool
13thDecember1939HMS HermesArrived at Dakar for refuelling, also before setting off for Rio de la Plata
13thDecember1939HMS ImogenSailed Greenock
13thDecember1939HMS FoxhoundSailed Greenock
13thDecember1939HMS ColomboSailed Scapa Flow on Northern Patrol duties
13thDecember1939HMS AntelopeDetached Convoy OG.10 to Join Convoy HG.10
13thDecember1939HMS FiredrakeSailed Loch Ewe
13thDecember1939HMS ForesterSailed Loch Ewe
13thDecember1939HMS GreyhoundArrived Methil with Convoy FN.53
13thDecember1939HMS ImperialSailed Greenock
13thDecember1939HMS JervisSailed Humberside for anti-submarine patrols
13thDecember1939HMS JunoSailed Humberside for anti-submarine patrols
13thDecember1939HMS BitternSailed the Tyne escorting Convoy FS.54
13thDecember1939HMS BrokeDetached from Convoy OA.51
13thDecember1939HMS DouglasSailed Gibraltar to conduct a night-time patrol off Cadiz
13thDecember1939HMS HastingsSailed Southend escorting Convoy FN.54
13thDecember1939HMS LowestoftArrived Singapore
13thDecember1939HMS HoodSailed Greenock
13thDecember1939HMS EdinburghSailed Rosyth and arrived at Scapa Flow later the same day
13thDecember1939HMS AjaxEncountered German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee off Rio de la Plata
13thDecember1939HMS ExeterEncountered German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee off Rio de la Plata
13thDecember1939HMS DorsetshireSailed Simonstown or the Falkland Islands
13thDecember1939HMS EffinghamCompleted refitting at Bermuda
13thDecember1939HMS BarhamSailed Greenock
13thDecember1939HMS BasiliskRelieved from escorting Depot Ship Woolwich
13thDecember1939HMS IcarusSailed Greenock
13thDecember1940HMS CoventryTorpedoed by Italian submarine Neghelli torpedoes but she carries on
13thDecember1941HMS LegionTook part in the Battle of Cape Bon
13thDecember1941HMS Legion4th Destroyer Flotilla
13thDecember1941HMS CromartyCommissioned
13thDecember1942HMS AshantiLt.Cdr. John Richard Barnes, RN In Command
13thDecember1942HMS AuroraSailed Bone to intercept Axis convoy
13thDecember1942HMS EskimoSailed Bone to intercept Axis convoy
13thDecember1942HMS JavelinDeployed and carried out successful attack on convoy off Tunisia.
13thDecember1942HMS JervisDeployed and carried out successful attack on convoy off Tunisia.
13thDecember1942HMS EnchantressActing as escort for convoy KMS.4 Off Bougie, Algeria engage the Italian submarine Corallo
13thDecember1942HMS ArgonautSailed Bone to intercept Axis convoy
13thDecember1942HMS CleopatraDeployed and carried out successful attack on convoy off Tunisia.
13thDecember1942HMS DidoDeployed and carried out successful attack on convoy off Tunisia.
13thDecember1943HMS Loch AchrayLaid down at Smiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.)
13thDecember1946HMS BermudaArrived Yokohama
13thDecember1948HMS CadizArrived Portsmouth after exercises
13thDecember1948HMS BarrosaArrived Portsmouth after exercises
13thDecember1948HMS FinisterreArrived Portsmouth after exercises
13thDecember1948HMS AgincourtArrived Portsmouth after exercises
13thDecember1948HMS Duke of YorkArrived Portsmouth after exercises
13thDecember1948HMS Duke of YorkFlagship of Admiral Sir Rhoderick McGrigor
13thDecember1962HMS AlbionArrived Singapore. Sailed same day
13thDecember1963HMS AshantiArrived Plymouth from the Gulf
13thDecember1964HMS CentaurSuez Canal Transit
13thDecember1968HMS DanaeArrived Gan. Sailed same day
13thDecember1971HMS HubberstonSailed Plymouth. Arrived Portsmouth
13thDecember2001HMS LancasterArrived Devonport
13thDecember2001HMS ArgyllArrived Devonport
13thDecember2001HMS CumberlandArrived Devonport
13thDecember2001HMS ChathamArrived Devonport
13thDecember2002HMS GraftonPortsmouth
13thDecember2002HMS Iron DukePortsmouth
13thDecember2005HMS GraftonPortsmouth
13thDecember2007HMS BrocklesbyPortsmouth
13thDecember2007HMS CumberlandDevonport

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