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A submarine travels on the surface of calm seas
Description: Painting, Watercolor on Paper; by Georges Schreiber; 1943; Framed Dimensions 29H X 35W
Accession #: 88-159-JN as a Gift of Abbott Laboratories
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That phrase sounds sweeter to a submarine man than the men of perhaps any other branch of the Navy. Fine-drawn and weary from weeks of patrolling enemy waters, with death often just around the corner, the submarine man and his ship both need rest and "overhauling" when their mission is concluded. A dark, pencil-like shadow under lowering skies, the sub skims along on the surface while the night hides her from enemy eyes. 

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