FLEET REVIEW 1937 THE CORONATION REVIEW OF KING GEORGE VI
(MP045). Frank Watson Wood (1862-1953). Watercolour signed and dated 1937 with ships' names annotated by the artist across the bottom..
Limited Edition: 300
Standard size: 27.5 x 11ins (70 x 28cms) approx.
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IRON DUKE (Captain C.S. Douglas-Pennant DSC RN) in centre foreground with REVENGE (Captain F.A. Buckley RN), BARHAM (Captain N.A. Wodehouse ADC RN) wearing the Flag of Rear Admiral T.H. Binney CB DSO, Commanding 1st Battle Squadron; and QUEEN ELIZABETH (Captain E.L.S. King RN), Flagship of Admiral Sir Dudley Pound GCVO KCB, C-in-C Mediterranean Fleet, lying at anchor astern.
HM King George VI aboard HMY VICTORIA & ALBERT (Vice Admiral Sir Dudley North KCVO CB CSI CMG ADC, Vice Admiral Commanding HM Yachts) is at left foreground steaming between the lines; HMNZS LEANDER (Captain J.W. Rivett-Carnac DSC RN) is beyond her with DEVONSHIRE (Captain C.G. Muirhead-Gould DSC RN), SHROPSHIRE (Captain W.E.C. Tait MVO RN) and LONDON (Captain H. Pott MVO RN) wearing the Flag of Rear Admiral C.E. Kennedy-Purvis CB, Commanding 1st Cruiser Squadron, lying astern.
The stern of HOOD (Captain A.F. Pridham RN) wearing the Flag of Vice Admiral Sir Geoffrey Blake KCB DSO, Commanding 1st Battle Cruiser Squadron is in the near foreground to the left, and the bows of ROYAL SOVEREIGN (Captain R.B.T. Miles RN) are in the near foreground to the right. Ahead of ROYAL SOVEREIGN and just out of the picture lies DUNEDIN (Captain W.R. Patterson RN), Flagship of Vice Admiral Sir Gerald Dickens, KCVO CB CMG, Flag Officer Commanding Reserve Fleet, who on this day of the Review, together with Vice Admiral North of VICTORIA & ALBERT and Vice Admiral Blake of the Battle Cruisers, was knighted by The King onboard the Royal Yacht.