The bridge, HMAS Adelaide

Unit Royal Australian Navy
Place Middle East: Persian Gulf
Accession Number ART91757
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 17 x 26 cm; framed: 19.7 cm x 28.7 cm x 3.7 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on hardboard
Maker Churcher, Peter
Place made Persian Gulf
Date made 17 February 2002
Conflict Period 2000-2009
Afghanistan, 2001-
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Description

Female officer in training for steering the ship HMAS Adelaide. Several merchant vessels surround the ship. Peter Churcher recalled, "I spent one day on the Adelaide. In the morning I painted the small panel of the operations room and after lunch I went up to the bridge where a young female officer was at the helm. She was in training for steering the vessel. Outside all around us were the merchant vessel ships moored in the Komisky area".

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