Bridge, M S Bardistan (Captain William Ellis)
ID numberART23150
Collection typeArt
TitleBridge, M S Bardistan (Captain William Ellis)
MeasurementOverall: 41.6 x 32.2 cm (sight) (mounted)
Object typeDrawing
MakerHodgkinson, Roy
Place madeIndian Ocean
Date made1944
Physical descriptioncharcoal with coloured crayons heightened with white on paper
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionShowing a portion of the bridge of M.S Bardistan during an air alert. The Captain of this ship, Captain William Ellis is signalling with an Aldis lamp to another ship, while the Oerlikon gun's crew stand-to in the background. Before the present run from Australia to India, "Bardistan" did convoy work from the United Kingdom to the Persian Gulf delivering tanks to Russia.