This is a forum for discussion of topics relating to the Dreadnought era, prior to the ascendency of naval aviation. We will be discussing history, ship design, and naval wargaming.
Friday, October 03, 2008
When I first saw the photograph of the torpedo boat destroyer HMS Viper making 36 knots on trials in Marsh's book, it really captured my imagination. When I was in Minnesota in 2003, I painted this picture, based on the photograph, as I thought it would be colored. This is a slightly edited version of the painting.
I spent 11 years on active duty in the navy. Half was as an enlisted man and half as an officer. My Dad had interested me in the navy and ships, when I was young. I found that I was attracted to doing research, regardless of topic, although much of that research has been in the fields of naval and military history. My Dad was also an artist, and got me drawing and painting since I was three. Much of my work consists of portraits of military and naval historical figures, as well as ships and tanks.