I hope all is well and everyone is getting ready for Christmas and New Year. It is nice to be in Stockholm and to hear Merry Christmas not Happy Holidays like in the state. This is Christmas time!!!
Well I have been busy with work and preparing for Christmas so my painting has suffered from this increased activity.
The US Ships of WWI had a very distinctive look because of the conning towers that were designed to be light weight while being strong enough to withstand battle damage. So this is what the USS Arizona looked like when she was commissioned in 1916. At the time she was the biggest Battleship in the world.
Here is a link to great article about the USS Arizona and I recommend reading it for anyone who is interested in the history of this great ship. BB-39
Well I will leave you for now and Starting Wednesday of this week I will be on Christmas break from work and I will be doing some painting.
Here is a previously unknown picture of the USS Arizona in Stockholm in 1918.
This was discovered in the National Archives this past week.
(this is just me having fun with my photo editor)
Have a good weekend