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The Bow Watch

Two men at the bow of a ship looking at the ocean
Description: Painting, Watercolor on Paper; by Chip Beck; 1991; Unframed Dimensions 23H X 30W
Accession #: 91-159-F
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Two days before the ground war commenced, these Marines stood bow watch on the USS Gunston Hall as she steamed into the Northern Gulf as part of a massive amphibious deception operation. The landing was fake, but the mines were real, as USS Tripoli and USS Princeton found out. Casualties on the Princeton included the bow watchers.

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  • Art
Wars & Conflicts
  • Persian Gulf War 1990-1991
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