The navy thanks you

Place Europe: United Kingdom
Accession Number ARTV02281
Collection type Art
Measurement Sheet: 76 x 51 cm
Object type Poster
Physical description photolithograph
Maker Keely, Patrick Cokayne
The Admiralty
Haycock Press
Date made 1943
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


The British Admiralty published this poster in 1943, using artwork by British artist Pat Keely. The poster depicts a ship being launched from a boatyard along specially-built tracks. In the foreground of the poster is the Union Jack, which can also be seen flying on the bow of the ship. The title 'The Navy Thanks You', likely refers to thanking those in the home front both in Britain and throughout Allied nations for committing their labour and donations towards building a stronger navy.