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

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".

Related information