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  1. 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 World War II. W/C 9.5 X 7.5 inches Jim
  2. 'Twerking' H.M. Armed Trawler King Sol exposes her prop in a drop of ruffers! Watercolour 10.5 X 7.5 inches Jim
  3. Lamport & Holt Motorship 'Debrett' In Convoy 1942. Watercolour 11 X 7 inches Jim
  4. 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 to smelt the ore. The resultant Steel. The chemicals and oil for plastics. Rubber for the tyres. Finally the oil and petrol to make it go to take you to the supermarket for you to buy life’s necessities and luxuries. Most, were transported by Ship, crewed by Merchant Seamen of many nationalities. Thank you if you have read this far. Jim
  5. 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 PENTLAND (Master Alexander Bleasby Campbell) remained afloat due her load of timber despite of a broken back and was torpedoed and sunk by U-372 at 14.33 hours on 19 September. Two crew members were lost. The master, 30 crew members and eight gunners were picked up by HMCS Orillia (k 119) (LtCdr W. Edward S. Briggs) of the 24th Escort Group and landed at Reykjavik. 2 crew lost from a total of 41. A bit of artistic license here, I think the ship had sunk before the crew were rescued but I wanted to show both ships. W/C 15” X 11” Jim
  6. Depends on several things but as an example, a painting similar to the last two would be £80/ £120 depending on the subject and complexity. plus P&P watercolour, sent rolled in a cardboard tube jim
  7. Royal Navy Sea King Search and Rescue having a bumpy flight W/C 15 X 11 inches
  8. 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
  9. Afternoon Quickie.The Project 633 class (known in the West by its NATO reporting name as the Romeo class)
  10. Two Sailing Trawlers in a stiff breeze W/C 11” X 8”
  11. This is actually the river Clyde. Other similar Convoy assembly points were in the north of Scotland at Loch Ewe. River Forth ( East Coast Convoys for onward escort ) Thames ( for the same ). River Mersey at Liverpool ( Convoys and Battle of Atlantic HQ) obviously they did attack Gourock and the rest of the Clyde area one of the main ship building areas of the UK. They also didn’t have CARRIERS! Jim
  12. HMCS Fennel a flower class Corvette helped keep the supply lines open. W/C 12” X 9” Jim
  13. 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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