Night Run

Artist: Jim Christley
Original picture is oil on canvas measuring approx 14 x 11 
Subject: Guppy submarine

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The story behind the painting...


US fleet submarines which were such a potent force in the Pacific during WWII, were used well into the 1970s.  Many were converted in the Guppy Program.  The deck was cleared of protrusions such as antenna supports and deck guns.  The bow and superstructure were smoothed and a fairing built around the bridge and the support structure for the antennas and periscopes.  A snorkel system was added to allow the boat to run on its diesel engines while submerged.  Most of the time, however, the boats transited on the surface where their speed could be used to advantage. 

 

Original Painting
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Prints None produced

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