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by Vegaskip
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: USS Taurus
Replies: 0
Views: 252

USS Taurus

USS Taurus (AF-25), formerly SS San Benito, was a refrigerated banana boat of the United Fruit Company that may have been the first merchant ship to be built with turbo-electric transmission. From October 1942 to December 1945 she was a United States Navy stores ship in the Pacific Ocean theatre of ...
by Vegaskip
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: 'Twerking'
Replies: 0
Views: 149

'Twerking'

H.M. Armed Trawler King Sol exposes her prop in a drop of ruffers!
Watercolour 10.5 X 7.5 inches
Jim
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by Vegaskip
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Debrett
Replies: 0
Views: 145

Debrett

Lamport & Holt Motorship 'Debrett' In Convoy 1942.
Watercolour 11 X 7 inches
Jim
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by Vegaskip
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: 3rd Sept
Replies: 0
Views: 165

3rd Sept

Oil Tanker in the Suez Canal The third of September is Merchant Navy Day in the UK. 'Lest we Forget' Most commodities, materials and a good amount of food, reaching the average household, at one time or an other have traveled in a ship. Take for instance your car. The ore, it is made from. The fuel ...
by Vegaskip
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Baron Pentland
Replies: 0
Views: 136

Baron Pentland

Baron Pentland BARON PENTLAND SS was a British Cargo Steamer of 3,410 tons built in 1927. On the 19th September 1941 when on route from St John (n.B.) for Hartlepool In Convoy SC-42 as a straggler and carrying a cargo of 1,512 standards lumber she was torpedoed by German submarine U-652. The BARON P...
by Vegaskip
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Sea King
Replies: 0
Views: 234

Sea King

Royal Navy Sea King Search and Rescue having a bumpy flight
W/C 15 X 11 inches
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by Vegaskip
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Broken
Replies: 0
Views: 251

Broken

Saw a nice picture of cliffs so had to 'have a go' but of course I need I’d a ship. No idea of her name, but the incident is from my imagination
W/C 11 X 9 inches
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by Vegaskip
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Romeo
Replies: 0
Views: 335

Romeo

Afternoon Quickie.The Project 633 class (known in the West by its NATO reporting name as the Romeo class)
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by Vegaskip
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Bit of a Blow
Replies: 0
Views: 351

Bit of a Blow

Two Sailing Trawlers in a stiff breeze
W/C 11” X 8”
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by Vegaskip
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Fennel
Replies: 0
Views: 353

Fennel

HMCS Fennel a flower class Corvette helped keep the supply lines open.
W/C 12” X 9”
Jim
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by Vegaskip
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Gourock
Replies: 0
Views: 365

Gourock

Gourock, and the Tail o' the Bank on the river Clyde. Convoy assembly point and escort base during WW2
W/C 15.5” X 11.5”
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by Vegaskip
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: The Puffer
Replies: 0
Views: 278

The Puffer

Off the Tail o' the Bank WW2
Watercolour 11” X 9”
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by Vegaskip
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Aftermath
Replies: 0
Views: 364

Aftermath

Four masted barque 'Pinmore' with heavy weather damage to her masts and spars.
An interesting career worth looking up
. Watercolour 420mm X 297mm
Jim
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by Vegaskip
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Men o'War
Replies: 0
Views: 639

Men o'War

A Gun Brig rakes a Privateer in the Transom as she passes round her stern. Withering Fire brings down her Main Mast taking her Foretop Mast with it. Soon it will be “ Away boarders away”
Watercolour 16” X 12”
Jim
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by Vegaskip
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Evening Departure
Replies: 0
Views: 710

Evening Departure

Somewhere on the Thames a long time ago.
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by Vegaskip
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: New York
Replies: 0
Views: 573

New York

Miss Liberty still covered in scaffolding. Typical harbour traffic.
W/C 16” X 11”
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by Vegaskip
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Roughers
Replies: 2
Views: 2168

Re: Roughers

I wouldn’t know! I only went with the info with the reference photo. I suppose I should have just left it as 'Two Ships in a Rough Sea'.
Jim
by Vegaskip
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Ranpura
Replies: 0
Views: 523

Ranpura

P&O Liner Ranpura as an Armed Merchant Cruiser escorting a Convoy
W/C 12” X 9”
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by Vegaskip
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Hove To
Replies: 0
Views: 676

Hove To

Hove to, waiting for the Pilot. painted today 15” X 12” Watercolour.
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by Vegaskip
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: D Day
Replies: 0
Views: 705

D Day

Today is the 75th anniversary of the start of the Liberation of Europe by the Allies during The Second World War.
One of the Beaches.
To them all “THANK YOU”
Jim
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by Vegaskip
Fri May 24, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Sáo Ruy
Replies: 0
Views: 927

Sáo Ruy

Portuguese fishing vessel Sáo Ruy launches her Dory’s off Newfoundland in days long gone.
Watercolour 15” X 11”
Jim
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by Vegaskip
Wed May 22, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Hay Barge
Replies: 0
Views: 754

Hay Barge

Hay Barge
W/C 10” X 8”
Jim
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by Vegaskip
Mon May 20, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: SPRAY
Replies: 0
Views: 537

SPRAY

Russel & Co Aberdeen 1932 Ellis & MacHardy SPRAY 1932-1962. 1963 SIMOUN 02/09/76 Fire at Latakia
12/76 Broken up at Perama
Watercolour 13”X 10”
Jim
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by Vegaskip
Sun May 19, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Doing business
Replies: 0
Views: 587

Doing business

Brocklebank steamer Makalla, passing a Trawler. Both ,”Doing business on great waters”
Watercolour 11” X 9”
by Vegaskip
Sat May 18, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Foggy Thames
Replies: 0
Views: 545

Foggy Thames

Afternoon quickie
Jim
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by Vegaskip
Wed May 15, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Morning Roundup
Replies: 0
Views: 608

Morning Roundup

L to R Empire Steel Head ; HMCS Esquimalt; T2Tanker Capitol Reef. In Convoy
Watercolour 15” X 11”
Jim
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by Vegaskip
Tue May 14, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Red Flag
Replies: 0
Views: 631

Red Flag

Exercise Red Flag.Quickie done this morning
“ at 10 feet we were leaving a mini sand storm, so we gained altitude to 20 feet”
14” X 11”
Jim
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by Vegaskip
Sat May 11, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Study
Replies: 0
Views: 632

Study

Northern Gem Just felt like painting the ship, I like the 'pose'. Good practice for filling in the bits you can’t see, all about suggestion. I wasn’t paying attention when rigging the foremast, however if you don’t know Trawlers you probably won’t notice. Jim Ps this was written for posting on 'art'...
by Vegaskip
Fri May 10, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Demob!
Replies: 0
Views: 639

Demob!

After WW2. HMS Northern Wave (and her sisters) returned to their peace time occupation of Deep Sea Fishing. They hunted fish in the same waters they had hunted U Boats. Although now they didn’t have to face Bombs and Torpedoes, they still had the old enemies of the cold and the sea. Now it wasn’t Ca...
by Vegaskip
Tue May 07, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Dexterous
Replies: 0
Views: 611

Dexterous

HMS DEXTEROUS not an actual event, but I’m sure typical of many.
W/C 15” X 10”
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by Vegaskip
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Kamikaze
Replies: 0
Views: 631

Kamikaze

09 May 1945 HMS Formidable was hit by a Kamikaze.
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by Vegaskip
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: ANZAC Day
Replies: 0
Views: 629

ANZAC Day

Today is ANZAC Day the anniversary of the Gallipoli landings. Particularly remembered in Australia and New Zealand. Something to stir a bit of history, a small event during the campaign. HMS Albion HMS Canopus tows Albion off a sandbank off Gaba Tepe in the Dardanelles, HMS Lord Nelson approaching t...
by Vegaskip
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Aultbea
Replies: 0
Views: 840

Aultbea

Dusk at Aultbea Pier Loch Ewe with Convoy assembling in the background.
W/C 15” X 9”
Jim
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by Vegaskip
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Scapa Flow
Replies: 0
Views: 741

Scapa Flow

2. At dusk on 16 March an attack was made on Scapa by 15 enemy bombers operating in small groups, and continued from 7:45pm until 9pm 3. It is reported that only the first wave of five aircraft attacked ships in the harbour, dropping about 20 bombs. This attack came in low and climbed on reaching Sc...
by Vegaskip
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Kingston Olivine
Replies: 0
Views: 830

Kingston Olivine

HMS Kingston Olivine shepherding some of her flock
11.5” X 9.5”
Jim
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by Vegaskip
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Salvage
Replies: 0
Views: 813

Salvage

Based on a true incident, just north west of Rothes. 21/6/1944, Ju188 crashed onto Moorland during a reconnaissance flight. RAF begins salvage operations.
W/C 15.5” X 11.5”
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by Vegaskip
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Mekong Delta
Replies: 0
Views: 847

Mekong Delta

Stop and search PBR investigates a Sampan covered by a Huey.
W/C 15” X 11”
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by Vegaskip
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: The Gamie
Replies: 0
Views: 843

The Gamie

It is of a Wessex HAR2 SAR helicopter from 'B' Flight 22 Squadron at RAF Leuchars flying low near Craighall gorge just a few miles north of Blairgowrie.
W/C A3
Jim
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by Vegaskip
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Meridian
Replies: 0
Views: 873

Meridian

Avengers of 849 Squadron from HMS Victorious taking part in Operation Meridian, part of a series of British air attacks directed at Japanese-held oil refineries on Sumatra. Meridian had two phases: Meridian One on 24 January 1945 and Meridian Two on 29 January. As a result, the critical aviation fue...
by Vegaskip
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Hold tight
Replies: 0
Views: 793

Hold tight

Grumman Avenger launches from a Royal Navy Escort Carrier on Convoy duty in Arctic waters.
Watercolour 13” x 9”
Jim
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by Vegaskip
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Mississippi
Replies: 0
Views: 810

Mississippi

My first Civil War stuff.
USS St Clair and. 'City' Class Gunboat on the Mississippi
13” X 9”
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by Vegaskip
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Mediterranean Sunrise
Replies: 0
Views: 782

Mediterranean Sunrise

This afternoon's 'Maritime adventure' a 'U' Class submarine during WW2 sunset or sunrise? Either way he'll be diving soon.
13” X 9”
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by Vegaskip
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Prinz Eugen
Replies: 0
Views: 812

Prinz Eugen

German Heavy Cruiser 'Prinz Eugen' escorting the Battleship 'Bismarck' (right) into Grimstadfjord Bergen May 1941.
13” X 9” Watercolour
Jim
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by Vegaskip
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Escorts
Replies: 0
Views: 770

Escorts

This afternoon's painting. Corvette HMCS Arvida and Sloop HMS Mermaid passing stores by Line
Watercolour 13” X 10”
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by Vegaskip
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Inferno
Replies: 0
Views: 810

Inferno

A torpedoed Tanker sinking by the bows with a corvette standing by to pickup survivors ………perhaps!
W/C 13” X 8”
Jim
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by Vegaskip
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Gale Warning
Replies: 0
Views: 803

Gale Warning

Running for Home

w/c 13”X 9”
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by Vegaskip
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: In Ice
Replies: 0
Views: 813

In Ice

Minesweeper HMS Halcyon and Liberty Ship (take your pic for a name!) in ice off the Kola Inlet
Watercolour 12” X 7”
Jim
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by Vegaskip
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Up the Tay
Replies: 0
Views: 770

Up the Tay

'U' class Submarine heading up the Tay to HMS Ambrose Dundee's Submarine Base
W/C 13” X 10”
Jim
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by Vegaskip
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: 17thMay1719
Replies: 0
Views: 1061

17thMay1719

Early in the morning on Sunday 10 May 1719 HMS Worcester, HMS Flamborough and HMS Enterprise anchored off Eilean Donan and sent a boat ashore under a flag of truce to negotiate. When the Spanish soldiers in the castle fired at the boat, it was recalled and all three ships opened fire on the castle f...
by Vegaskip
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Chasing the Cod
Replies: 0
Views: 913

Chasing the Cod

Dory’s and Schooner on the Grand Banks.
w/c 16” X 11”
Jim
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