Tragic Collision
Artist: Michel Guyot
Original painting is gouache on paper measuring approx 12" x 16" (30cm x 40cm) 
Subject: French coastal defense submarine La Vestale and British Destroyer HMS Wishart

 

The story behind the painting...

 

La Vestale is a small French Coastal Defense submarine of 630 tons, launched in 1934.

At night on 18 May 1943 La Vestale was escorting a convoy in the mediterranean when it was hit by the British Destroyer HMS Wishart (D67) who had confused the allied French submarine with an enemy German U-boat. Tragically many sailors were killed and wounded.

 


 

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