Australian matelot and Sinhalese tattooist (Able Seaman Stuart J Vaughan and R H Sam)
ID numberART22771
Collection typeArt
TitleAustralian matelot and Sinhalese tattooist (Able Seaman Stuart J Vaughan and R H Sam)
MeasurementOverall: 41.6 x 43.7 cm
Object typeDrawing
MakerHodgkinson, Roy
Place madeCeylon: Colombo
Date madeNovember 1944
Physical descriptionblack crayon with pencil and wash on paper
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionA 20-year-old B4773 Able Seaman Stuart Jackson Vaughan from the Royal Australian Naval Reserve, serving with the Eastern Fleet, has a Chinese dragon tattooed on his arm by R H Sam, a Sinhalese tattooist, Colombo, Ceylon. Vaughan joined the RAN in May 1943 and served on minesweepers and "N" class destroyers.