The marine painting of Condell leaving Portsmouth by Gordon Frickers.

The frigate Condell marine painting went down a real treat. The Chileans were very impressed and Capt Cruz the commanding officer was over the moon and said he was going to have it welded to the wardroom bulkhead so none of the Admirals, and there were six Chilean Admirals present, could get their fingers on it!” wrote Captain John Simkins a director, the Chief Executive, Disposal Services Agency of the Ministry of Defence after the presentation of the completed piece of marine art commission .Condell__ship_detail_IMG_4640_wp.jpg

The origin, this marine painting  was commissioned by

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Condell – the Ministry of Defence emailed permission

A very remarkable painting, “The Chilean National Frigate FF Almirante Condell departing Portsmouth, 2008” can now be added to our web site frickers.co.uk in our Marine gallery under Warships.

This marine painting is also a wonderful form of sales consolidation for the BAE Systems Surface Fleet Solutions (Operations) Limited / Ministry of Defence team who sold and refitted this frigate to Chilean requirements.

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Further Reading about Zeven Provinciën, elements of the Dutch Fleet

Zeven Provinciën, elements of the Dutch Fleet

The original ship

“Zeven Provinciën” fought the English repeatedly during the Anglo-Dutch wars, being involved at all the major actions including the Four Days battle & the raid on the Medway & Thames.

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