Escorted ship, Persian Gulf

Place Middle East: Persian Gulf
Accession Number ART91763
Collection type Art
Measurement overall: 20 x 40 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on hardboard
Maker Churcher, Peter
Place made Persian Gulf
Date made 11 February 2002
Conflict Period 2000-2009
Afghanistan, 2001-

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An RAN ship escorting a smugglers' ship. Peter Churcher recalled, "This was painted the morning the Kanimbla took over control of a smuggling ship that had been brought up from the Gulf of Oman. In the background is a Royal Navy ship escorting the smuggling ship over to the Kanimbla. The small vessel between the two large ships is the boarding party from the Kanimbla returning to the ship after an initial inspection of the smuggling vessel".