Dutch light cruiser 'Tromp' being refitted at Garden Island, Sydney

Place Oceania: Australia, New South Wales, Sydney, Potts Point, Garden Island
Accession Number ART22241
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 58.5 cm x 63.5 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas
Maker Adams, Dennis
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Potts Point, Garden Island
Date made May 1943
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


The Dutch light cruiser 'Tromp' was at the cruiser wharf at Garden Island for refitting around October or November, 1943, when this painting was made. As with the United States ships yellow zinc chromate paint was used in preference to red lead as an undercoating when painting the steel plating and this has given the unusual pattern of colour on the smoke stack. In the foreground are gun shields removed from one of the RAN ships.