Angel of the Night - HMHS Britannic
Signed and numbered by the artist.
Size: 13.5 inches by 27 inches with buff border.
Originally to have been named Gigantic, the third ship of the ‘Olympic’ class ships was renamed Britannic after the disaster of the Titanic. Her completion was much delayed by the enormous amount of conversion work carried out on her whilst under construction, due to the lessons learnt after the disaster. This delay meant that her completion coincided with the run up to the First World War whereupon, she was stripped of her fittings as a liner and finished as a hospital ship.
She served mainly in the Mediterranean theatre, ferrying wounded back home from the Gallipoli Campaign. It was during one of these voyages, mercifully with very few aboard, that she struck a mine and was lost.
Even more ill-fated than her sister, she never carried a single fare-paying passenger in her all-to-brief career!
This beautifully rendered night scene shows Britannic ablaze with light, as required of a hospital ship during wartime, forging through the calm seas of the Agean, not far from where she foundered.
Only 600 of these magnificent limited edition prints were produced and signed by the artist.