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Dreadnoughts by ChrisRawlins Dreadnoughts by ChrisRawlins
Chill the hearts of fighting men,
In open ocean wondering when?
The lethal silver fish will fly
This boat will shiver - men will die

The lifeboats shattered the hull is torn,
The tar black smell of burning oil,
On the way down to Davy Jones,
Every man for himself - you're on your own
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meowjar Dec 19, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Very nice...
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:iconrd-dd1843:
Very well done - especially the hundreds of sailors in the water. Is it supposed to be HMS Hood or another ship?
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Killer-Aircraft-Dude Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks like HMS Dreadnought.
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:iconsiveir:
Duke of Wellington once said: "The only sadder thing than battle won is the battle lost" - or something like this... and this is exactly why - the whole picture is stunning and wonderful. Yet the things it invoke are sorrow and dread. Trully, a horror. I :salute: your skill!
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:iconklopperz:
Stunning image!
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:iconretharias:
awesome artwork there. There's very little in the world that can match the sorrow of seeing such a majestic warship sink beneath the waves, dragging her frantic crew down with her as she take the final plunge... again, beautiful scene, really captures the essence of the moment.
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:iconchosenbloke:
What can I say that hasn't already been said?

A beautiful yet sorrowful image, hopefully there's a destroyer nearby to pick the survivors up.

I think the ship in the background is a sister ship of the sinking vessel but can't really be certain.
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:iconthemaster102:
The best painting of ww1 dreadnoughts i have ever seen!

Just out of curiosity, what is the ship in the background to the right?
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StormfalconX Feb 25, 2009   Photographer
A very tragic moment in the history of the Royal Navy. :(

Very well done! :)
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:iconseleneboxer:
Splendid picture, from an alternate world. The British (and that's clearly a British built ship, by the tripod mast and general look) never lost any ships with that particular turret and mast configuration. Near as I can make out, it's Dreadnought herself there. Mast aft of the funnel, wing turrets that can't cross deck fire, and torpedo nets narrow it down pretty good...by the time anyone else used tripods, torpedo nets were mostly gone, if not entirely.

(After writing this, I rechecked my book quickly, and didn't find any other possible ships that it could be, though it looks like Dreadnought got her forward funnel lengthened.)
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