Posted 6 years ago
Each painting has a detailed description about it written on the back.
Pic #1 Titled "Titled "GQ Alarm" and reads "Planes sighted at morning General Quarters. Never identified.
Pic. #2 Titled ."Going out" and reads "Out of San Francisco April 29, 1943"
"Pic #3. Titled "Gun Stations" and reads "Bright flash over horizon on the 12 to 4 watch brings all hands to gun stations. Flash identified later as burning ship, probably tanker because of violent explosion, seen but not heard. Shortly afterwards engine failur sits us still for over an hour. All hands, including merchant seamen, stand watch until repairs are made."
Pic #4. Titled "Gun Drill" and reads "Work out on 5-inch 51. Eight-man crew including sighter, pointer, tray-man, loader, powder-man, rammer and gun captain. Projectile weighs: 66 pounds"