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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 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Very nice...
RD-DD1843 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
Very well done - especially the hundreds of sailors in the water. Is it supposed to be HMS Hood or another ship?
ColinTheP6M Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like HMS Dreadnought.
Siveir Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
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!
KlopperZ Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
Stunning image!
Retharias Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
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.
ChosenBloke Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
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.
TheMaster102 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
The best painting of ww1 dreadnoughts i have ever seen!

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

Very well done! :)
Seleneboxer Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008
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 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.)
Seleneboxer Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008
I just looked at my post here again, and wanted to make sure my appreication for the amazing image wasn't lost in my attempt to ID the ship. It's fantastic. (I just have a love of both warships and alternate history that matches my love of boxing)
Your art is fantastic!
Dawley Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008
That... is absolutely beautiful. Good work! :D
frenchfox Featured By Owner May 17, 2008
Splendid image
MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner May 8, 2008
Superb, and the verse is fitting. I'm very glad to have given your muse that little nudge.
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner May 8, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing piece!~
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