Deck Departure Artist Proof by Robert Bailey

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The USS NIMITZ is one of the largest aircraft carriers in the US Navy. Her keel was launched in 1968 and she was commissioned in 1975. Capable of more than thirty knots, this nuclear-powered carrier has answered her country's call to many international crises. Pictured is Lt Col 'Hamster' Hobson being launched from catapult number three in his F-18 Hornet.

A truly dramatic piece, and one of the few paintings ever created of this great warship. The artist spent seven days at sea on the USS NIMITZ, preparing material for this canvas.

This very small run of prints were signed by high level officers currently serving aboard USS NIMITZ, including the ship's Captain, Mike Manazir.

The Signatures:

Captain Michael C. Manazir (ship's Captain)

Captain Thomas M Downing (CAG, Commander, Air Group)

Captain Bret Batchelder (DCAG, Deputy Commander, Air Group)

Commander Chris Bolt (XO)

Commander Chip Boogerd (CW-11 Ops Officer)

Sheet size: 33" wide x 22" high.

Image size: 27" wide x 13" high.

Comes with a free Companion Print:

Last Launch

Depicts aircraft departing USS NIMITZ prior to ship docking at San Diego for refit, end of June 2008. Iindividually signed by artist. With DECK DEPARTURE Remarques and Artist Proofs only.

Sheet size: 22" x 18"