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SS Ohio by Ray-d

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Warlus over Ohio

Oil on Canvas

24" X 18"

9-15 August 1942 Pedestal Convoy

Military Art depicting Ms Ohio, an American Oiler, entering Grand Harbour Malta.
The World War II episode saved the country from surrender to Axis powers.

The Ohio, broken backed and supported afloat by Destroyers strapped on its flanks, limps slowly to safety as a Supermarine Warlus flying-boat keeps an eye on marauding Shnell-Boats and U boats.

Pedestal Convoy was a technical naval disaster of huge losses in men and material but a strategic victory as the supplies delivered were enough to keep the island fighting on towards victory.

Allied losses were an aircraft carrier, two light cruisers, a destroyer, 9 merchant-ships with casualties numbered between 350 and 400 killed.
Axis losses numbered 42 aircraft downed, two submarines sunk, and two cruisers damaged.

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A citizen of the world living predominantly on 3 continents.

Previously a Technical Designer and an Automotive designer.
Live in the European Summer on the island of Malta;
In the Asian Summer in Australia, in the American winter in the United States.

I live free of political intrigue and the need to be a part of a group. Nee nothing more than my computer, pad and paints and the will to explore humans to survive.

Retired in my 50s to find happiness, of which I am blessed.

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  • deborah zaragoza
    deborah zaragozaover 2 years ago

    Excellent Image! 08/14/2012

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  • Thank you discerning lady.:o)

    – Ray-d

  • Walter Colvin
    Walter Colvinover 2 years ago

    Excellent painting and info Ray. Well done.

  • Thank you so much Walter.:o)

    – Ray-d

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 2 years ago

    August 14th, 2012
    Your participation with works/votes it is greatly appreciated

  • Lovely to have you choose the Walrus Mary.:o)
    Thank you.

    – Ray-d

  • Woodie
    Woodieover 2 years ago

    Great subject and well painted. Into faves Cheers Neil

  • Thank you Woodie.
    I did it for the 70th Anniversary of the action.
    I am packing it up to have it displayed in Malta in 3 weeks time.

    – Ray-d

  • Trudi Hipworth
    Trudi Hipworthover 2 years ago

    Awesome work Ray , love this :)

  • Thank you Trudi. So nice to have your compliment.:o)

    – Ray-d

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