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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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 With his personal emblem of black and white fuselage band adorning his Fokker E.V, 153/18, Richard Wenzl briefly commanded Jasta 6, based at Bernes in August 1918, and claimed a modest 6 victories during his career with JG 1. The Fokker E.V was both fast and manoeuvrable, but a series of engine and structural failures meant that these exciting new machines saw only brief service before being re-worked to emerge as the D.VIII, sadly too late to make any impression on the war. Wenzl is shown here in combat with Sopwith Camels of 203 Sqn, assisted by Fokker D.VIIs, which served alongside the E.Vs of Jasta 6. The D.VII shown is that of Ltn d R Erich Just of Jasta 11, also based at Bernes.

Leutnant d R Richard Wenzl by Ivan Berryman. (PC)
 Aircraft of Jasta 10 prepare to taxi out for a dawn patrol, led by the fearless Leutnant Werner Voss in his Fokker F1 103/17 in September 1917. Arguments still rage concerning the colour of the engine cowling on his Triplane. Certainly, when the aircraft was delivered, its upper surfaces were painted factory finish streaked green and, it is recorded that it was flown as delivered with Voss personal mechanic noting that no extra painting was undertaken, aside from Voss Japanese kite face which occupied the nose.  However, research shows that by the time of Voss death on 23rd September 1917, after his epic battle with SE5s of 56 Sqn, the cowling was probably yellow in keeping with all Jasta 10 aircraft. Renowned by pilots from both sides for his bravery and extraordinary abilities with his diminutive Triplane, the young ace scored a total of 48 confirmed victories before being brought down by Lieutenant Rhys Davids 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, his aircraft not being fitted with the outer wing skids common to the DR.1.

Leutnant Werner Voss by Ivan Berryman. (PC)
 Germanys greatest exponent of the Fokker Dr1 Triplane, Leutnant Josef Jacobs is depicted chatting with colleagues of Jasta 7 before a sortie in the spring of 1918.  His black Triplane became well known to allied pilots, not least because of his formidable kill rate.  By the end of the war, still aged just 24, Jacobs had claimed 48 enemy aircraft destroyed.  The unusual practice of applying the black cross to the upper sides of the lower wings was to counter friendly fire from other German aircraft who frequently mistook the Dr1 for a Sopwith Triplane.

Leutnant Josef Jacobs by Ivan Berryman. (PC)
Albatros DIII of Godwin Brumowski about to shoot down a Caquot balloon.

Oberleutnant Godwin Brumowski by Ivan Berryman. (PC)

Synonymous with both World Wars, the young Hermann Goring scored his first victory on 16th November 1915, shooting down a Maurice Farman over Tahure. A year later, he was injured in combat, but managed to land his bullet-riddled aircraft near a field hospital. Goring steadily increased his score to an eventual 22 victories and is shown here on patrol in his characteristic all-white Fokker D.VII.

Oberleutnant Hermann Goring by Ivan Berryman. (PC)
Wearing one of the most distinctive colour schemes of World War One, Germanys second highest scoring ace after Manfred Von Richthofen was the charismatic Ernst Udet with 62 victories to his credit.  His brightly coloured Fokker D.VII carried the initials of his girlfriend (LO) on the side of his aircraft and the inscription Du Noch Nicht! (Not You Yet!) on the upper tail surfaces.  Udet was badly wounded in September 1918 and did not fly in combat again, but survived the war, only to commit suicide in 1941.

Oberleutnant Ernst Udet by Ivan Berryman. (PC)
  Max Immelmanns Fokker E.1(E13/15) shooting down a Vickers Gunbus during the Summer of 1915. Immelmann is characteristically already scouring the sky above for his next victim.

Max Immelmann by Ivan Berryman. (PC)
A German Albatross D-III sees off a Bristol Fighter among the clouds over the Western Front, early in 1917. The D-III was a massive improvement over the monoplanes of the time, possessing greater manoeuvrability, a higher ceiling and synchronized guns. Many German aces thought this the best fighter of the First World War.

One in the Bag by Ivan Berryman. (PC)


 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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 Willi Reschkes Fw190A8 of III./JG301 during October 1944.
Willi Reschkes Fw190A8 of III./JG301 during October 1944 by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 HMS Medway was the first Royal navy submarine Depot ship that was designed for the purpose from the outset. She is shown here with a quintet of T-class submarines on her starboard side, whilst an elderly L-Class begins  to move away having completed replenishment. HMS Medway was sunk on 30th June 1940 having been torpedoed by U-372 off Alexandria.

HMS Medway by Ivan Berryman
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 Arguably the most iconic moment in British naval history, <i>HMS Victory</i> is depicted just moments from firing her devastating opening salvo into the stern galleries of the French flagship </i>Bucentaure</i> at Trafalgar as Nelson's flagship enters the fray at approximately 12.30pm on October 21st 1805.  Beyond <i>Victory</i>, in the extreme distance through the gun smoke, Collingwood's <i>Royal Sovereign</i>is engaging the <i>Santa Ana</i>.  To the left of the painting, the French <i>Neptune</i> and Spanish <i>San Justo</i> can be seen with <i>Redoutable</i> immediately beyond <i>Victory</i>, trying vainly to close the gap.  <i>Victory</i>, already shot to pieces, is about to wreak her terrible revenge on the <i>Bucentaure</i> in the foreground where Vice-Admiral Villeneuve can be seen on the poop deck - wearing the green corduroy pantaloons.  Nelson was surely the nemesis of Villeneuve, who had been summarily humiliated some seven years earlier at the Battle of the Nile and Nelson's tactics would again win the day for His Majesty's navy, albeit at the tragic cost of Nelson himself.

Nemesis by Ivan Berryman. (GM)
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 Hauptmann Oswald Boelcke was a shining example of everything that a fighter pilot should be, but his real legacy was his set of rules - Dicta Boelcke - that he devised for air combat, outlining techniques and tactics that became the standard for many generations of fighter pilots to come. He is shown in the aircraft in which he lost his life on 28th October 1916 when his all-black Albatross D.I was involved in a collision with his own wingman. Boelckes final tally was 40 victories.

Oswald Boelcke by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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 On the morning of 13th April 1917, five RE8s of 59 Sqn, RFC, took off from their base at La Bellevue on a photographic sortie, A3203 carrying a camera, with the other four flying as escorts.  Spads of 19 Sqn and some 52 Sqn Fe.2s were to have joined them as fighter cover, but the rendezvous was never made and the RE8s found themselves alone.  For some unknown reason, this flight of aircraft seemed to have drifted some way north of their intended target - and into the clutches of a group of Jasta 11 Albatros scouts, led by none other than Baron Manfred von Richthofen.  In a relatively short combat, all five RE8s were shot down by their German opponents, one by the Red Baron himself and two by his brother, Lothar, who claimed his fourth and fifth victims, thus becoming an ace, the others being downed by Festner and Wolff in similar aircraft.  For the Red Baron, this was a day of particular significance.  Not only had he now scored more victories than his mentor, Oswald Boelcke, by shooting down his 41st victim, he was later to claim a further two victories that same day - his first triple.  He is depicted here flying Albatros D.III Nr.2253/17.

Brothers in Arms by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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 U-35 under the command of KKapitanleutnant Lothar von Arnauld de la Periere, the all time most successful u-boat captain sinking 194 ships, many of which were sunk by the u-boats 88mm deck gun.

Kapitanleutnant Lothar von Arnauld de la Periere, U-35 by Ivan Berryman.
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 Formidable commander of Jasta Boelcke, Karl Bolle, breaks off the attack on a 73 Sqn Sopwith Camel as its fuel tank begins to ignite - another undeniable victory in a career which saw him take an eventual 36 confirmed kills. The yellow band on the fuselage paid homage to his former unit, flanked by the black and white Prussian stripes Bolles Fokker DR.1 also sported an Oigee telescopic gunsight mounted between the guns. he survived two World Wars and died in Berlin in 1955.

Rittmeister Karl Bolle by Ivan Berryman. (GL)
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 On the evening of 7th May 1917, a fierce battle took place involving aircraft of Jasta 11 and 56 Sqn RFC, the former led by the brother of the Red Baron, Lothar von Richthofen. As the sun dipped beneath the heavy clouds, most expected the dogfight to break off in the fading light, but an extraordinary duel between the RFCs Captain Albert Ball and Lothar von Richthofen broke out, the two aircraft flying directly at each other, firing continuously, then turning and repeating the manoeuvre. Lothars all red Albatross was damaged, but landed safely. Albert Balls SE5, however, was seen by observers to fall through the heavy cloudbase inverted, before crashing heavily, fatally wounding Ball.

Oberleutnant Lothar Freiherr von Richthofen by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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Born in 1916, James Herbert Macia joined the USAAC in 1940, and was assigned in 1941 to the 89th Reconnaissance Squadron, 17th Bomber Group. He volunteered for what he knew only as a hazardous mission, which he later found out to be what became the famous Doolittle Raid on Tokyo. He was the Navigator/bombardier on plane #14. After the Tokyo raid, transferred to Europe for the rest of the war. Following the war, he became involved with the U-2 spyplane and joined the Air Force Security Service retiring in 1973. Sadly, he died on 21st December 2009.

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On this day in Royal Navy history....

16 January

Found 101 matching entries.






16thJanuary1891HMS GossamerCarried out natural draught trials in the North Sea
16thJanuary1911HMS CenturionLaid down at Plymouth Dockyard
16thJanuary1914HMS A7Lost after diving into mud off Whitesand Bay
16thJanuary1917HMS G9In patrol off Norway fired two torpedoes at the destroyer HMS Pasley in mistake for German U-boat
16thJanuary1918HMS L15Launched
16thJanuary1920HMS A4Sold for breaking at J.H. Lee of Bembridge IOW
16thJanuary1920HMS A6Sold for breaking to J.H. Lee Bembridge, IOW
16thJanuary1920HMS A12Sold for breaking to J.H. Lee Bembridge, IOW
16thJanuary1925HMS CurlewSailed Belize
16thJanuary1929HMS EffinghamArrived Androth
16thJanuary1929HMS EffinghamSailled Androth
16thJanuary1930HMS EffinghamSailed Rangoon
16thJanuary1932HMS EmeraldSailed Debai
16thJanuary1934HMS AnthonySailed Gibraltar for Bizerta
16thJanuary1934HMS EnterpriseSailed Akyab for Andrew Bay
16thJanuary1934HMS EnterpriseSailed Akyab
16thJanuary1934HMS CairoArrived Arosa Bay
16thJanuary1934HMS ColomboSailed the Trucial Coast
16thJanuary1934HMS ColomboArrived Khasab
16thJanuary1934HMS CometArrived Arosa Bay
16thJanuary1934HMS CrescentArrived Arosa Bay
16thJanuary1934HMS CrusaderArrived Arosa Bay
16thJanuary1934HMS BidefordSailed Khaseb for Bushire
16thJanuary1934HMS HoodArrived Arosa Bay
16thJanuary1934HMS, HMNZS LeanderArrived Arosa Bay
16thJanuary1934HMS CornwallArrived Gibraltar
16thJanuary1934HMS HawkinsSailed Penang for Singapore
16thJanuary1934HMS AchillesArrived Arosa Bay
16thJanuary1935HMS EagleArrived Aden
16thJanuary1935HMS DanaeSailed Bermuda
16thJanuary1935HMS DanaeCaptain C.H. Knox-Little in Command
16thJanuary1935HMS ColomboArrived Gibraltar
16thJanuary1935HMS CardiffCapt. H.C. Allen Assumed Command
16thJanuary1935HMS CardiffCapt. R.M. King relinquished Command
16thJanuary1935HMS LondonderryPennant L76
16thJanuary1935HMS LondonderryLaunched
16thJanuary1935HMS HussarCommissioned
16thJanuary1935HMS HussarCommissioned
16thJanuary1935HMS CumberlandArrived Gibraltar
16thJanuary1937HMS GalateaArrived Malta
16thJanuary1939HMS ImogenArrived Gulf of Arta
16thJanuary1939HMS AnthonyCollision with an auxiliary sailing barge, the Leonard Piper
16thJanuary1939HMS EncounterSailed Sheerness
16thJanuary1939HMS ImperialArrived Gulf of Arta
16thJanuary1939HMS BidefordArrived and Sailed Khor Jarama for Khor Kuwai
16thJanuary1939HMS LondonderrySailed Knysna
16thJanuary1939HMS DevonshireSailed Malta for Eastern Area
16thJanuary1939HMS BrilliantSailed Sheerness
16thJanuary1939HMS IlexArrived Gulf of Arta
16thJanuary1940HMS IntrepidConducted minelaying operation IE-3 in the North Sea, but it was cancelled due to bad weather
16thJanuary1940HMS IvanhoeConducted minelaying operation IE-3 in the North Sea, but it was cancelled due to bad weather
16thJanuary1940HMS BedouinEscorted HMS Kelvin to the Clyde
16thJanuary1940HMS AchatesDetached from HMS Royal Sovereign
16thJanuary1940HMS DiomedeSailed Scapa Flow on patrol
16thJanuary1940HMS AnthonyDetached from HMS Royal Sovereign
16thJanuary1940HMS DunedinArrived at Scapa Flow after Northern Patrol.
16thJanuary1940HMS CoventryArrived Chatham for docking and repairs
16thJanuary1940HMS CurlewSailed Scapa Flow for the Humber
16thJanuary1940HMS CurlewArrived Rosyth
16thJanuary1940HMS ArrowDetached from HMS Royal Sovereign
16thJanuary1940HMS DaintySailed Freetown escorting Convoy SL.17. Detached later same day
16thJanuary1940HMS EchoReturned Methil with half of Convoy due to bad weather
16thJanuary1940HMS ExmouthArrived at Rosyth with Cable Ship Royal Scot
16thJanuary1940HMS H34Sailed Rosyth to exercise in the Firth of Forth, and off Inchkeith
16thJanuary1940HMS ClydeDetached merged convoys merged SL.15 and SLF.15
16thJanuary1940HMS EclipseReturned Methil with half of Convoy due to bad weather
16thJanuary1940HMS BrokeSailed Southend escorting Convoy OA.73GF
16thJanuary1940HMS JasonSailed the Clyde for Liverpool
16thJanuary1940HMS BirminghamArrived Aden
16thJanuary1940HMS HawkinsArrived Freetown
16thJanuary1941HMS CowslipLaid down
16thJanuary1943HMS DuckworthLaid down at Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard Inc. (Hingham, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)
16thJanuary1944HMS AffrayLaid down
16thJanuary1945HMS IndomitableFormed Part of Force 63
16thJanuary1945HMS GrenvilleFormed Part of Force 63
16thJanuary1945HMS Grenville27th Destroyer Flotilla
16thJanuary1945HMS King George VFormed Part of Force 63
16thJanuary1945HMS CeylonFormed Part of Force 63
16thJanuary1945HMS ArgonautFormed Part of Force 63
16thJanuary1945HMS EuryalusFormed Part of Force 63
16thJanuary1945HMS IllustriousFormed Part of Force 63
16thJanuary1945HMS IndefatigableFormed Part of Force 63
16thJanuary1945HMS Black PrinceFormed Part of Force 63
16thJanuary1953HMS ChieftainSearched for Crashed Lancaster off Malta
16thJanuary1953HMS GambiaSearched for Crashed Lancaster off Malta
16thJanuary1964HMS AlbionOff Rajang River
16thJanuary1967HMS HermesFlyex in Lyme bay and proceed to Gibraltar for flyex.
16thJanuary1972HMS AuroraArrived Ft. Lauderdale
16thJanuary1972HMS JupiterArrived Ft. Lauderdale
16thJanuary2006HMS BulwarkGibraltar
16thJanuary2007HMS Ark RoyalDevonport
16thJanuary2007HMS ArgyllPlymouth Sound
16thJanuary2007HMS CornwallDevonport
16thJanuary2007HMS CampbeltownSuez Canal
16thJanuary2008HMS LancasterPlymouth Sound
16thJanuary2008HMS Iron DukePlymouth Sound
16thJanuary2008HMS CornwallPortsmouth
16thJanuary2008HMS CumberlandDevonport
16thJanuary2009HMS BulwarkDevonport
16thJanuary2009HMS BrocklesbyNeustadt
16thJanuary2009HMS ArgyllDevonport

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