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Photo #: NH 42690-KN (extended caption)
"A Fast Convoy"
Oil painting by Burnell Poole, depicting USS Allen (Destroyer
# 66) escorting USS Leviathan (ID # 1326) in the War Zone,
The original painting measures 60" x 33".
Courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, Washington, D.C.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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The artist's comments on this painting are reproduced
Artist Burnell Poole's comments on this painting:
"A FAST CONVOY"
"Undoubtedly one of the outstanding contributions
to the World War by the Navy was the excellent protection accorded
"No series of paintings would be complete without showing
a destroyer acting as escort for a fast troop transport."
"This important duty performed by the Navy was carried
on under all kinds of weather and a good part of it was pretty
"This painting depicts the U.S. Destroyer 'Allen' escorting
the troop transport 'Leviathan' through the danger zone on a
typical dull day in the North Atlantic in rough weather. The
visibility is fair."
"Under such conditions the Leviathan made about 23 or
24 knots necessitating 25 or 26 for the destroyer on account
of her independent zigzag course."
"This painting has been requested by the Navy Department."
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Image posted 14 September 2002