Uganda, Falmouth to lay up

Uganda“, Falmouth,  ending  her final assignment,  as hospital ship during the Falkland’s war.

Uganda at Falmouth , Cornwall
Uganda at Falmouth , Cornwall, Sold.
50 x 76 cm (20″ x 30″) and sold.
This is one of 2 paintings of this subject, both long since sold.

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"Uganda, Falmouth to lay up", a marine painting by Gordon Frickers, 76 x 50 cm (30" x 20"), Original Sold.

Uganda” hospital ship, after the Falkland’s War

Uganda, the marines called her “The Big white whale”.

Uganda remains the very last ship to carry ‘British India’ fleet colours, the fleet by then managed by P & O [Peninsular and Orient Lines] which had merged with B I.

Painting :

After seeing Uganda at Falmouth and  King Harry’s Ferry Reach on the river Fal, from photographs provided by the World Ship Society, Falmouth Branch, and from location sketches of Falmouth harbour, a location the I know well having lived and worked there for 5 + happy years .

Uganda, Falmouth, detail 2
Uganda, Falmouth, detail 2

 

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Painting sold, this Uganda sketch is still available !

See the BI web site or the P&O archives for more information.

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