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06-20-2012, 10:54 AM

Something slightly different, HMS Patriot was a WW1 destroyer, one of several fitted with an Obervation Baloon.
She was the first ship to sink a Submarine with the aid of her onboard 'Air Element'.
She was transfered to Canada, and at one time , I think in the 1930's she was the only ship in the RCN. I'm not sure but I think her name lives on at a Naval Base In Canada.
The scene is Scapa Flow with Patriot passing ships of The Grand Fleet during WW1

06-21-2012, 08:23 AM
Interesting tidbit of history and very nice painting.