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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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  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)
  Following the successful attack on the Mohne dam on the night of 16th/17th May 1943, three Lancasters of 617 Sqn turned their attention to the Eder, some twelve minutes flying time away, accompanied by Wing Commander Guy Gibson to oversee the next attack. After several aborted attempts to obtain the correct height and direction for their bomb run by Flight Lieutenant Shannon (AJ-L) and  Squadron Leader H E Maudslay (AJ-Z), Gibson called in Maudslay to try again. During his second approach, he released his Upkeep bomb too late. It struck the top of the dam wall and bounced back into the air where it exploded right behind Maudslay's aircraft, lighting up the entire valley and causing considerable damage to the aircraft that had dropped it. Despite what must have been crippling damage, AJ-Z did manage to limp away from the scene and begin the return journey, but Maudslay and all his crew were sadly lost when their aircraft was shot down by flak at Emmerich-Klein-Netterdn. The Eder was finally successfully breached by Pilot Officer Les Knight's aircraft, ED912(G), AJ-N, which returned safely.

Tragedy at the Eder by Ivan Berryman. (PC)
 Flying low across the North Sea en route to the Sorpe Dam on the night of 16th/17th May 1943 as part of Operation Chastise, Flying Officer Geoff Rice's Lancaster ED936(G) clipped a large wave, ripping the Upkeep bomb from its mountings and pitching the aircraft into the sea. Somehow, in just a split second, Rice managed to haul AJ-H back into the air, but the aircraft had ingested a huge amount of water and, as Rice put his Lancaster into a climb to head back to Scampton, rear gunner Sgt S Burns and his turret were almost swept away as the water rushed to the back of the aircraft. AJ-H returned to Scampton otherwise unscathed and took no further part in the Dams Raids.

A Lucky Escape by Ivan Berryman. (PC)

 En route to the Ruhr Dams on the night of 16/17 May 1943, P/O W C Townsend, demonstrating great skill, flew his aircraft, ED886(G) 'O'- Orange below tree-top height through a forest firetrap on his way to the Ennepe Dam, a feat carried out by moonlight alone.  AJ-O made it successfully to its target where the Upkeep bomb was observed to hit the dam, but with no effect, before returning safely to base the following morning.

Undetected by Ivan Berryman. (PC)
  This was the moment when the massive Möhne dam was finally breached on the night of 16th-17th May 1943 during the top secret Operation Chastise. The specially-converted Lancaster B MkIII of Fl/Lt David Maltby ED906(G) AJ-J roars between the towers of the dam, having released the Upkeep bouncing bomb that would ultimately cause a cascade of water to flood into the valley below. Fl/Lt Harold Martin's identical aircraft, ED909(G) AJ-P can be seen off Maltby's port wing with all of its light ablaze, drawing enemy fire from the attacking bomber.

Dambusters - Moment of Truth by Ivan Berryman. (PC)
 The Lancaster B MkIII of Flt Lt J V Hopgood was the second aircraft to make an attempt at breaching the Möhne Dam on the night of 16/17th of May 1943.    Already damaged by flak en route to their target, the embattled Lancaster ED925(G) (AJ-M) encountered intense flak and 20mm fire from the shore and from the towers of the dam itself. Flying Officer Gregory's front gun turret had taken the full force of the flak burst during the journey, killing him instantly, and Hopgood himself was almost certainly wounded in the same explosion.  Nevertheless, they pressed home their attack but, just moments from the release of the Upkeep bomb, both of Hopgood's port engines took direct hits and burst into flames, and other rounds ripped through the starboard wing. Perhaps distracted by the sudden conflagration, Hopgood's aircraft released its bomb just seconds too late to be effective.  The bomb bounced over the dam wall, landing on the power station below where it exploded with devastating results.  With blazing fuel now engulfing the wing of his crippled aircraft, Hopgood climbed to about 500ft where the wing failed, sending ED925 into a dive from which it would never recover. By jumping clear, clutching their parachutes just moments before impact, two of her crew survived to become prisoners of war.

Bravest of the Brave by Ivan Berryman. (PC)
 Of the five Lancasters that formed the Second Wave of Operation Chastise, just one aircraft made it to the target, the Sorpe Dam, on the night of 16th/17th May 1943. American pilot Joe McCarthy had been forced to switch to the reserve aircraft due to technical difficulties and subsequently took off slightly later than his less fortunate comrades, all of whom fell either to German flak or to mishaps on their perilous journey. Upon arrival, McCarthy found the view of the dam itself to be unobscured, although mist in the surrounding valleys made it difficult to gauge his approach. As this was not a masonry dam, a different tactic was employed to the Möhne and Eder which involved flying along the length of the dam and dropping the Upkeep bomb, unspun, directly onto it. Their task was made all the more difficult by the fact that their approach necessitated McCarthy bringing AJ-T low over the hilltop village of Langsheid whose Church spire occupied the very point at which the aircraft had to pass to get a good run upon the dam. Undaunted and with great skill, ED825(G) made its run and released the bomb onto the dam, unassisted by the spotlight altimeter device that had proved so useful at the Möhne and Eder as AJ-T had not been fitted with this aid. Nevertheless, the Upkeep struck the dam and exploded as planned, sadly with little effect. McCarthy and his brave crew returned safely to Scampton, their landing made slightly difficult by a tyre that had been damaged by light flak on the return journey. The Sorpe was attacked again in the small hours of the morning when Flight Sergeant Ken Brown's aircraft, AJ-F of the Third Wave arrived, once more striking the dam successfully, but again without breaching it.

Attack on the Sorpe 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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 Type 42 HMS Southampton (D90), Type 22 Beaver (F93), Type 42 Manchester (D95) and Type 21 Amazon (F169) formate during a World cruise on which they visited 17 countries in 9 months.

Around the World by Ivan Berryman (AP)
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 A Vulcan bomber returns from one of the Black Buck missions to the Falklands, preparing to touch down at RAF Ascension Island after what was the longest range bombing mission in history.

Vulcan Return by Ivan Berryman.
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 Having played a vital part in the battle for the Mediterranean for over two years, HMS Ark Royal finally succumbed to a U-Boats torpedo in November 1941. She is shown here with a pair of Swordfish Mk1s of 821 Sqn ranged on the deck, passing the cruiser HMS Sheffield off the Mole, Gibraltar, earlier that same year.

HMS Ark Royal and HMS Sheffield off the Mole, Gibraltar by Ivan Berryman (Y)
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HMS Lion with her sister ship HMS Princess Royal are shown firing on the German High Seas Fleet which can be seen in the distance during the Battle of Jutland.

HMS Lion at the Battle of Jutland by Ivan Berryman (GS)
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 Launched in 1797, the USS Constitution was the third of her class to be constructed at Edmund Hartt's shipyard in Boston, Massachusetts, this fine ship spending most of her early years in local waters, protecting merchantmen from French marauders.  She is best remembered, however, for her decisive conquests against British ships during the war of 1812, among them the Guerriere against whom the Constitution gained her nickname 'Old Ironsides'.  She continued to serve until 1881 and is still afloat today, the oldest seagoing warship in the world.

USS Constitution - 'Old Ironsides' by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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 All of Italian Ace Marziale Cerutti's WW1 aerial victories were achieved in the Nieuport 27 whilst serving with the 29a Squadriglia, including this <i>Drachen</i> balloon, his 13th victory on 31st June, 1918.  His aircraft carried the letters MIR on the rear fuselage, which stood for Marziale Imperatore Romano (Marziale Roman Emperor), plus a stylised playing card emblem.  Cerutti ended the war with 17 confirmed victories to his credit and was flying again in WW2, commanding the 14th Air Brigade 'Rex' in Tobruk, scoring another 5 victories.

Tribute to Sergente Marziale Cerutti by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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B40. Jean Alesi/ Benetton B.196

Jean Alesi/ Benetton B.196 by Ivan Berryman
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 The afternoon of 25th July 1940 was a desperate one for the already exhausted fighter pilots of the RAF defending the South coast of England.  As convoy CW8 made its way through the English Channel, sixty JU.87 Stukas and forty JU.88 bombers launched a brutal attack on the ships below, backed up by fighter cover of over 50 Messerscmitt Bf.109s.  Eight Spitfires of 64 Sqn (Kenley) were scrambled, together with twelve Spitfires of 54 Sqn (Hornchurch) and Hurricanes of 111 Sqn from Croydon.  The British pilots found themselves massively outnumbered, but nevertheless put up a spirited fight against the teeming enemy.  This painting shows Spitfires of 54 Sqn entering the fray, the pilots scattering as they choose their targets and go after the JU.87s. To the right of this, Bf.109Es of JG.26 are roaring in to join battle, whilst Adolf Gallands aircraft engages a Hurricane of 111 Sqn.

A Day for Heroes by Ivan Berryman. (GM)
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After joining the US Navy in 1966, Randy 'Duke' Cunningham went to Vietnam with VF96, flying the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom. He became the conflict's first fighter Ace, and was to become one of the most highly decorated Aces of the war. With his RIO, Willie Driscoll, Duke achieved five victories in Vietnam, including 'three-in-a-day' on 10th May 1972. He later assumed command of the elite Navy Adversary Squadron of the Miramar Top Gun program. Retiring from the Navy, Duke was elected to Congress, where he now serves in the House of Representatives.

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On this day in Royal Navy history....

27 June

Found 101 matching entries.

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27thJune1891HMS GossamerHarbour inspection
27thJune1891HMS GossamerHarbour inspection at Sheerness
27thJune1896HMS IsisLaunched
27thJune1898HMS BulwarkOrdered
27thJune1911HMS AcheronLaunched at John I. Thornycroft & Company, Woolston
27thJune1919HMS G6Arrived Portsmouth
27thJune1919HMS AbdielSailed Immingham for Copenhagen
27thJune1919HMS CarlisleSailed Wei Hai Wei for Vladivostok
27thJune1919HMS CarlisleSailed Wei Hai Wei for Vladivostok
27thJune1919HMS CanterburyArrived Scapa Flow
27thJune1919HMS DunoonArrived Plymouth
27thJune1919HMS BadmintonSailed Grimsby
27thJune1919HMS HarpendenArrived Dover
27thJune1919HMS GabrielSailed Immingham for Copenhagen
27thJune1919HMS LingfieldArrived Dover
27thJune1919HMS CheltenhamArrived Dover
27thJune1919HMS GoodwoodArrived Dover
27thJune1920HMS CanadaSailed Rosyth for Plymouth
27thJune1920HMS CarolineArrived and Sailed Perim
27thJune1933HMS DelhiSailed Malta
27thJune1933HMS DespatchSailed Malta
27thJune1933HMS GloriousSailed Malta
27thJune1933HMS AntelopeSailed Malta
27thJune1933HMS DecoySailed Malta
27thJune1933HMS DianaSailed Malta
27thJune1934HMS AcastaSailed Malta
27thJune1934HMS DauntlessSailed Malta
27thJune1934HMS DauntlessSailed Malta for Summer Cruise
27thJune1934HMS DelhiSailed Malta for Summer Cruise
27thJune1934HMS DelhiFlagship of Rear-Admiral H.J.S. Brownrigg
27thJune1934HMS DelhiSailed Malta
27thJune1934HMS DespatchSailed Malta for Summer Cruise
27thJune1934HMS DiomedeSailed Vila
27thJune1934HMS DiomedeArrived Hog Harbour
27thJune1934HMS DurbanSailed Malta for Summer Cruise
27thJune1934HMS CarlisleSailed Durban
27thJune1934HMS CoventrySailed Malta for Summer Cruise
27thJune1934HMS CoventrySailed Malta
27thJune1934HMS CoventryFlagship of Rear-Admiral A.B. Cunningham
27thJune1934HMS KempenfeltSailed Swinemunde for Kalundborg
27thJune1934HMS KempenfeltSailed Swinemunde
27thJune1934HMS CrescentSailed Reykjavik for Bangor Co, Down
27thJune1934HMS CrescentSailed Reykjavik for Rosyth
27thJune1934HMS DecoySailed Malta
27thJune1934HMS DouglasSailed Malta
27thJune1934HMS LaburnumArrived Apia
27thJune1934HMS LupinArrived British Basidu
27thJune1934HMS GrimsbyArrived Grimsby
27thJune1934HMS DevonshireSailed Malta for Summer Cruise
27thJune1934HMS LondonFlagship of Rear-Admiral J.K. im Thurn
27thJune1934HMS LondonSailed Malta for Summer Cruise
27thJune1934HMS BarhamSailed Lamlash for Plymouth
27thJune1934HMS BrilliantSailed Malta
27thJune1934HMS AchillesSailed Gayle for Kiel
27thJune1935HMS EmeraldCapt. J.G. Grace in Command
27thJune1935HMS EmeraldAt Mombasa
27thJune1936HMS DauntlessSailed Colombo
27thJune1937HMS ExeterArrived Trinidad
27thJune1938HMS AchatesCdr. G.F. Stevens-Guille in Command
27thJune1938HMS AlresfordSailed Falmouth
27thJune1938HMS ExeterFlagship of Comm. H.H. Harwood
27thJune1938HMS ExeterSailed Bermuda
27thJune1939HMS GloucesterSailed Dar-es-Salaam
27thJune1939HMS GloucesterArrived Zanzibar
27thJune1939HMS AjaxSailed Curacoa
27thJune1939HMS BlancheLt.Cdr. Robert Marriott Aubrey, RN in Command
27thJune1941HMS BurdockPicked up 6 survivors from the British merchant River Lugar about 200 miles southeast of the Azores
27thJune1942HMS CirceLaunched
27thJune1942HMS CircePennant J214
27thJune1942HMS BreconPennant L77
27thJune1942HMS BreconLaunched
27thJune1945HMS Loch AchrayT/A/Lt.Cdr. Leslie Hugh Stammers, RNVR elinquished Command
27thJune1945HMS Loch AchrayT/A/Lt.Cdr. Cecil John Alldridge, RNR Assumed Command
27thJune1945HMS Loch LomondLt.Cdr. Robert Edward Heap Partington, RD, RNR Relinquished Command
27thJune1945HMS Loch LomondLt.Cdr. Stanley Darling, DSC, RANVR Assumed Command
27thJune1946HMS BarfleurArrived Kure
27thJune1946HMS BermudaSailed Chemulpho
27thJune1974HMS HampshireInvestigating Soviet Trawler sailing near North Sea Oilfields
27thJune2003HMS GlasgowDevonport
27thJune2003HMS GlasgowPlymouth Sound
27thJune2003HMS InvernessGlasgow
27thJune2003HMS GuernseyPortsmouth
27thJune2003HMS InvincibleDevonport
27thJune2003HMS GraftonPortsmouth
27thJune2003HMS CumberlandPortsmouth
27thJune2003HMS CampbeltownDevonport
27thJune2003HMS CampbeltownPlymouth Sound
27thJune2005HMS BangorPortsmouth
27thJune2005HMS GrimsbyPortsmouth
27thJune2005HMS CardiffSpithead
27thJune2005HMS GraftonSpithead
27thJune2005HMS LancasterSpithead
27thJune2005HMS ChathamPortsmouth
27thJune2006HMS LancasterBarcelona
27thJune2007HMS BangorFaslane
27thJune2007HMS LancasterPlymouth Sound
27thJune2008HMS BiterPortsmouth
27thJune2008HMS LancasterPortland UK
27thJune2008HMS CornwallPlymouth Sound
27thJune2008HMS CumberlandPlymouth Sound
27thJune2009HMS ArgyllChatham

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