HMS TIGER by moonlight, Plymouth, 1920

Maritime Originals. Watercolour signed (lower right) and dated 1920.

Tiger

11 x 44 cms (44.24 x 17.5 ins)

Price on application

Purchase or enquire about this original

Request a quote

Frank Watson Wood has painted here one of his seemingly favourite scenes: Plymouth Sound by moonlight with a capital ship or two centre stage.  HMS TIGER (Captain The Hon W H D Boyle CB RN) has entered the Sound, it seems, to conduct a boat transfer    We see here the boat tucked alongside the port after accommodation ladder where a floodlight or two has been rigged; navigation lights show she is still underway, albeit very slowly, until the transfer is complete enabling her to turn and return to sea  In the background to the left there is another battle cruiser, an Indefatigable class, similarly slowly making way and probably conducting her own boat transfer.