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Ian Lowe (British, Contemporary)

“The cruiser HMS Sheffield accompanied by HMS Jamaica at the Battle of the Barents Sea, 1942″

Watercolour and Body Colour on board
11 1/2 x 19 inches (29 x 48 cm)
Signed, lower right

The painting shows the Town Class cruiser HMS Sheffield and the Colony Class cruiser HMS Jamaica at 11.34 on December 31st 1942, about to engage the German heavy cruiser Hipper during the Battle of the Barents Sea, December 1942. The battle was fought off the coasts of northern Norway and Russia in the middle of an Arctic winter.