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    I spent the last 5 days in Hospital. Chest Infection that went into Pneumonia. However after excellent Treatment, I’m back home, feeling Hearty, if not quite Hale yet. One to celebrate. Grantully Castle , Aquirania, and another at Mudros during the Gallipoli campaign
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    USS Nevada , part of the 6th BS of the Grand Fleet in 1918 Mount board about19” X 13” Jim
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    That’s what I did. Most were built as minesweepers, but Juniper was the only Anti Sub. jim
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    There is a bit of mystery about this one, but first the story, for those who dont know. During the 'Norwegian campain, HMS Juniper a 'tree' class Trawler, was sent to escort the tanker 'Oil Pioneer' back to the uk.Their luck ran out when they met SHARNHORST, GNEISENAU ADLIRAL HIPPER and 4 destroyers!. Juniper turned towards the enemy, hoisted her battle ensigns and opened fire with her 12 pdr. She lasted 90 minutes and there were 4 survivors Now the mystery, I wanted to do a painting of this incredable act of bravery and defiance, so started looking around for a reference phpto of Juniper, I'm still looking, I have heard that some one has the copy right and has withdrawn all photos of her , which I find very strange. I welcome any information or comments or even possibly a genuine photo. With the greatest respect and in rememberance of some very brave men.
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    Possibly a scene on the Clyde in the 1950's.HMS Astute about to go along side HMS Forth, PS Waverly thrashes her way through the chop, as some old war horses gather barnacles in the background.
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    Not ships but you might be interested. The latest of several US 8th Air Force in Europe WW2 paintings I've been doing. These a/c were painted so they could be easily seen. They were used as markers for squadrons and groups to formate on jim
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    Merlin and Marabu Both are 'Windfall' yachts ,reparations from Germany after WW2 and used by British forces for adventure training and recreation. I sailed in Merlin in the 1960 Tall Ships Race. Both were built in the 1930's and are still sailing.
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    Different kind of beach party. Nowhere in particular. Jim
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    Another memory from the 1960’s Ships at Pulau Langkowi after Exercise Fotex 67 HMS Victorious, Bulwark, Londonderry, Plymouth, Llandaff and lots more off canvas I was Captains coxs'n on Victorious, so that’s me 'driving' the Huntress in the foreground. Jim
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    Thanks Dave. If you have some 'deep thinking' to do. Nothing like like sitting with a bucket of hot water between your knees, a lump of Pusser's hard and giving your 'skivvies' a good going over.! Jim
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    Somewhere in the Med. Two Decker heads for the sea, another refitting masts and rigging. However it is 'Dhobi' day on the Frigate with the crew's hammocks strung in the rigging to dry. W/C 14” X 10” Jim
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    The 3rd of September was 'Merchant Navy Day in the UK. one I did for this type of occasion. jim
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    Two Brigs and a Chebec off the North African Coast. w/c 14" X 10" jim
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    I really just use what I can get, certainly not the really expensive stuf, same with the paints!. jim
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    Ships gather in Hvalfjiord in Iceland for the onward journey to Northern Russia. Among the ships. From the left Convoy Rescue Ship Rathlin, VW Destroyer Vanoc, Corvette Eyebright and one of the 'Ranger' class RFA Tankers. In the distance a KG5 class Battle ship and County class Cruiser Jim w/c 15" X 11"

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