Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Watching the Sound

Two crewmen are at the sonar station on a submarine
Description: Painting, Oil on Board; By John Charles Roach; 1985; Framed Dimensions 28H X 40W
Accession #: 88-163-CZ
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