HMS BATTLEAXE leader of the 6th Destroyer Squadron, 1950s
(MP401). Commander Eric Tufnell RN (1888-1979). Watercolour signed E Tufnell (LR) and annotated by the artist HMS BATTLEAXE (LL).
10 1/2 x 8 ins (27 x 20 cms) approx
HMS BATTLEAXE is shown here early on in her career when she was fitted with a double squid A/S mortar in B gun position. She was Leader of the 6th Destroyer Squadron and is shown in company with HMS SCORPION, HMS CORUNNA and what appears to be a C Class destroyer, (could be HMS COMUS or HMS CONTEST).