HMAS Parramatta at Port Said

Accession Number ART26930
Collection type Art
Measurement framed: 54.8 x 59.6 cm; unframed: 40.2 x 45.4 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas on hardboard
Maker Norton, Frank
Place made Egypt: Suez Canal, Port Said
Date made August 1941
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


At anchor off Navy House, Port Said, while acting as anti-aircraft defence ship. Ship's camouflage is typical for this class of vessel and was designed by her first Fleet Lieutenant. Beyond the vessel is Suez Canal Company's Building, in peace time, a white building, now camouflaged with dark grey, stone and light buff paint. On eastern side of the harbour is a camouflaged dockyard chimney. In the centre of the picture is half a ship - salvaged after a bombing raid in Canal Zone, Port Said, Egypt.