Buna bound - SS Bantam (Sapper D Bryant, Sapper Roy Lewis, Sapper Rex Briggs)
ID numberART21699
Collection typeArt
TitleBuna bound - SS Bantam (Sapper D Bryant, Sapper Roy Lewis, Sapper Rex Briggs)
MeasurementOverall: 32.8 x 45.6 cm (sight) (mounted)
Object typeDrawing
MakerHodgkinson, Roy
Place madeNew Guinea
Date made1942
Physical descriptionsanguine and bistre conte crayon on paper
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionSeen sitting on the ships raft are, left Sapper D. Bryant, 2/4th Australian Field Company, Royal Australian Engineers; centre, an American sapper of 43 U.S.A Engineers; right, Sapper R.Lewis, and back to artist, Sapper R. Briggs of the same unit. The voyage from Milne Bay was punctuated by air alerts and submarine scares. The S.S Bantum is a Dutch K.P.M boat. Oerlikon gun for defending ship is seen in the background.