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vegaskip
07-04-2015, 12:56 PM
Convoy Rescue Ship Empire Rest passing a 'Liberty' ship late WW2
Converted from Castle Class frigates this was ex 'Rayleigh Castle'.
Jim
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Gray539
07-04-2015, 01:27 PM
Like your colours, Jim.

vegaskip
07-04-2015, 03:04 PM
Thanks Gray, The above is not the original. I didn't do proper research, and painted the original with the ship sinking and a lifeboat full of survivors, only to find out that these ships entered service very near the end of the war, and didn't assist any sinking ships.
So I re floated the Liberty and put the lifeboat back in its davits. Not very easy in watercolour. The only original part of the liberty is the extreme stern.
Here is the original version.
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