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HMS Ocean off Japan - 1902

HMS Ocean off Japan - 1902 - click for a bigger picture

We have recently sold a Log Book from HMS Ocean.

This photograph of an original oil painting has been kindly supplied to us by Jean O'Shea, from the United States. It was painted, with considerable skill, by her Great Uncle, Daniel Crowley.

The scene graphically depicts HMS Ocean in heavy seas, against a stormy sky. At the time she was on passage between the Japanese ports of Kobe and Nagasaki, on the 7th and 8th of August 1902. What excites us, is that this actual voyage was detailed in "our" Log Book.

Although Jean has no family history to accompany the painting, she assumes that her Great Uncle was, either serving on HMS Ocean or, perhaps, one of her sister ships? If any readers have information relating to Daniel Crowley - either as a Seaman, or as an Artist! - please contact us. We will pass the information to Jean, who is researching the history of her Great Uncle's Naval Service.

Many thanks to Jean O'Shea for sharing this emotive picture with us, and for allowing it to be published (possibly for the first time) on our website.

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