THE GALLANT OHIO (Secondary Market Copy)
by Robert Taylor
A special edition paying tribute to those who braved the tortuous Mediterranean convoys, whose courage and devotion to duty saved Malta, and paved the way to victory.
Spitfires of 126 and 185 Squadrons successfully fend off a last desperate attempt by enemy aircraft to sink the crippled American tanker Ohio, still some 80 miles short of the beleaguered island of Malta. Badly damaged and barely afloat the Ohio, assisted by Royal Navy destroyers Penn, (foreground), Bramham (lashed to Ohio’s port side) and Ledbury, limped into port to a tumultuous welcome, on August 15, 1942. Her vital cargo of fuel kept the island’s air defences alive, and ultimately made the island secure.
Overall print size: 32″ x 23″
Joining artist Robert Taylor in signing each print in the edition FIVE distinguished signatures representing The Royal Navy, The Fleet Air Arm and The Royal Air Force, who fought for the defence of Malta and the Malta convoys.
Flight Lieutenant TONY HOLLAND
Admiral of the Fleet LORD LEWIN
Wing Commander P.B. ‘LADDIE’ LUCAS
Lieutenant Commander G.G. MARTEN
Lieutenant PETER TWISS
This secondary market Artist Proof edition also has the additional signatures of Tom Neil & Geoffrey Wellum.
The print comes with it’s original Certificate of Authenticity and full details on all the signatories and where they were collected. It is in extremely good condition, having been stored flat and out of sunlight since purchase.
Edition Size – 85