C1943

Untitled, "Australian Hospital ship Centaur".

Artist:

Artist unknown.

Oil of the AHS Centaur (Australian Hospital Ship) leaving Sydney Harbour May 1943 with North Head on the right. It sailed unescorted without patients and although clearly marked as a hospital ship with three crosses on its side, was torpedoed … Read Full Description

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S/N: PAINT-1943-ANON–195854
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Full Title:

Untitled, "Australian Hospital ship Centaur".

Date:

C1943

Artist:

Artist unknown.

Condition:

Unobtrusive small split at very top right, a few small nicks and scuffing otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Unsigned oil on board.
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Untitled, "Australian Hospital ship Centaur". - Vintage Painting from 1943

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dated:

1943

Description:

Oil of the AHS Centaur (Australian Hospital Ship) leaving Sydney Harbour May 1943 with North Head on the right. It sailed unescorted without patients and although clearly marked as a hospital ship with three crosses on its side, was torpedoed on 14 May 1943 by a Japanese submarine about 50 miles from Brisbane. Of the 332 persons on board, only 64 survived. The wreck was only located in 2009.

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