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USCGC Eagle (WIX-327)
(ex-SSS Horst Wessel) is a 295-foot (90 m)
Braque used as a training cutter for future officers of the United States Coast
Guard. She is the only active commissioned steel hulled sailing vessel
in American military service. She is the seventh U.S. Navy or Coast
Guard ship to bear the name in a line dating back to 1792. Each summer, Eagle
conducts cruises with cadets from the United States Coast Guard Academy
and candidates from the
for periods ranging from a week to two months.
is a wooden-hulled, three-masted
heavy frigate of the United States Navy. Named by President George
Washington after the Constitution of the
United States of America
, she is the world's oldest commissioned naval vessel afloat and was
in 1797. The
is famous for her actions during the War of 1812 against
Great Britain, when she captured numerous merchant ships and defeated five British
warships. The battle with Guerriere earned her the nickname of "Old
Ironsides". Retired from active service in 1881. Constitution sailed
under her own power for her 200th birthday in 1997, and again in August
(Original: $399.00 Nautical Chart Background-Boston
Harbor, MA )
class Fleet Oiler)
the second ship of this name, was laid down under Maritime
Commission contract by Bethlehem Sparrows Point Shipyard, Inc.,
Sparrows Point, Maryland, on 31 October 1943. Launched on 29 April
her 31 years of service she sailed the world providing the
"life blood" of the fleet to ships of our Navy as well
as to those of our allies.
Father-In-Law Robert Larkin ( plank owner) proudly served on the
USS Nantahala during WW2.
IWO JIMA (LHD 7) is named for the WW2 battle of February 1945, in which
three divisions of the US Marine Corps took control of the tiny
Iwo Jima. USS Iwo
Jima (LHD-7) is the seventh ship of the Wasp-class Landing
Helicopter Dock Amphibious Assault Ships.
She made her maiden voyage on June 23, 2001, with over 2,000 World War II
veterans onboard - many Marine veterans who had fought on
in 1945 - and was commissioned on June 30, 2001.
Iwo JimaLHD-7 Wasp-ClassAmphibious
Original: SOLD Nautical Chart
McCurdy and Rhodes, Inc. designed the current
Navy 44 sail training sloops and initially delivered to the US Naval Academy in
1988. There are 16 specially built 44-foot sloops (called
44s) that make up the heart of the Naval Academy’s
sail-training program. The 44's are a vital building-block, not only
for seamanship and navigation, but for leadership development
and learning how to make decisions under stress.
Sail Training Craft
(44’ Sloops with their spinnakers flying)
Vintage Vietnam war scene featuring AC-47 Spooky Gunships.
The Dougla's AC-47
Spooky ( also nicknamed "Puff the Magic Dragon")
was the first in a series of gunships developed by the US Air
Force during the Vietnam War. More firepower than could be
provided by light and medium ground-attack aircraft was thought to
be needed in some situations when ground forces called for close
AC-47 Spooky Gunship Art Print
Vandegrift (FFG-48) is an Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate of the
United States Navy. The ship was named for General Alexander A.
Vandegrift (1887–1973), 18th Commandant of the Marine Corps.
Vandegrift was built at Todd Pacific Shipyards, Seattle,
Washington, launched on 15 October 1982, and commissioned on 24
Oliver Hazard Perry-class Frigate (Background-San
The USS Chancellorsville (CG-62) is the 16th Ticonderoga class guided
missile cruiser and the 12th ship in that class built on November
4.1989 by Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss.
The purpose of the ship is to detect, classify and track hundreds
of potential targets simultaneously in the air, on the surface,
and under the sea.
class guided missile cruiser (Background-San
Blue Ridge (LCC-19 ) is
ship’s whose primary role is to provide command, control,
communications, computers, and intelligence ) support to the
commander and staff of the United States Seventh Fleet. She is the
third Navy ship named after the
Blue Ridge Mountains
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNS) often called Portsmouth Navy Yard
is a US Navy shipyard located in Kittery, Maine near the city of
Portsmouth NH. PNS is tasked with the overhaul, repair, and
modernization of US submarines.
painting features the USS New Hampshire Submarine ( SSN-78) & Tug Boats with the
Naval Yard in the Background)
NH HArbor Nautical Chart)
the Civil War the battle between the Monitor & Merrimack was
the first engagement between ironclad ships. This was a part of an
effort by theConfederacyto
break the Union’s blockade of
international trade. The
Confederate Ironclad was renamed the
after being converted from remnants
was challenged by t
strange-looking Union ironclad called
ships engaged in a four-hour close-range duel, which resulted in a
draw. This combat between two ironclad warships marked a
revolution in naval warfare.
War Naval Battle
of the Monitor and Merrimack
Caron (DD-970) was aSpruance-Class
Destroyer named for Hospital Corpsman Third Class Wayne M. Caron
who was killed in action during the Vietnam War and posthumously
awarded the Medal of Honor.The
built by the Ingalls Shipbuilding, Commissioned on 1 October 1977
and Decommissioned on 15 October 2001.
USS CaronDD-970 Spruance
(Nautical Chart Background-Newport Harbor, RI
Anchorage (LPD-23) is an SanAntonio class amphibious transport
dock ship and is the second ship of the US Navy to be named for
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Background-San Diego Bay, CA)
E. Meyer (DDG-108) is an Arleigh
Burke-class guided missile destroyer. She was named after
Rear Admiral Wayne E. Meyer, who is known as the Father of Aegis.The USS Wayne
E. Meyer is the 58th destroyer in her class and carries the
100th AEGIS Weapon System to be delivered to the United States
Navy. She was built by Bath Iron Works, and Commissioned on July
Wayne E. Meyer
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Background-San Diego Bay, CA)
Background-San Diego Bay, CA)
The USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70)
is the third US Navy Nimitz class super carrier and named
after Carl Vinson, a congressman for 50 years from
.The ship was launched in 1980 and commissioned in
1983. Since then, she has been has been deployed in
Operation Desert Strike, Operation Iraqi freedom, Operation
Southern watch and Operation Enduring Freedom. The Carl
Vinson’s call sign is “Gold Eagle”.
CVN-70 Call Sign "Gold Eagle"
Nimitz Class Super Aircraft
was established in 1891,
is the second oldest state academy in the United States. The
academy is located on Taylor's Point in Buzzard's Bay,
Massachusetts and prepares students for careers in the
Maritime, Engineering, and Emergency Management and the
Environmental fields. Mass Maritime operates a training
ship, the USTS Kennedy.
Maritime Academy USTS Kennedy (Mass
Maritime Training Ship)
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Laboon (DDG-58) is an
Arleigh Burke-class destroyer
and named for Father John Francis Laboon (1921–1988), a captain
in the Chaplain Corps of the United States Navy, who was awarded
the Silver Star during World War II. The USS Laboon was built by
Bath Iron Works and commissioned on 18 March 1995.
Laboon DDG-58 Arleigh
Burke class Aegis Destroyer
Massachusetts BB-59 (South
Dakota Class WW2 Battleship)
Background-Fall River Harbor, MA)
USS Massachusetts Battleship BB-59 Art Print
(known as"Big Mamie) was built in Quincy,
&launched 9/23 1941.
She was in
and firedthe first American
16" projectile in anger of World War II. Then,
spent the balance of WW2 in the Pacific including and Big
Mamie's 16" guns pounded the Gilbert Islands,
Marshall Islands, Truk, Iwo Jima and
Okinawa. By July 1945 she was
with the Third Fleet.Battleship
fired the last American 16" projectile of the war.With peace
achieved, "Big Mamie" returned to the
and operated with the Pacific Fleet until mid-1946. Now "Big Mamie" has been welcoming
visitors for more than a quarter century.
is an Arleigh
Burke-class guided missile destroyer in the United States
Navy. Dewey is the third Navy ship named after Admiral of
the Navy George Dewey, hero of the Battle of Manila Bay during the
Dewey DDG 105
Arleigh Burke-class Aegis Destroyer Nautical Chart
Background-San Diego Bay, CA)
Command Boat (RCB)
Riverine Command Boat (RCB) is designed to conduct command
and control tactical mobility and fire support operations in
hostile riverine and near-shore environments. environments. The RCB is
powered by twin diesel engines and equipped with an
insertion and extraction bow door, reconfigurable mission
space, manned/unmanned weapon mounts, chemical weapons air
filtration system, and optional armor.
primary East Coast submarine base, known as the “Home of the
submarine force”.It is located in
CT.In 1868, the state of
gave the Navy 112 acres of land along the
to build a Naval Station.Today it is homeport to attack submarines and neighbor
to a major submarine construction yard, General Dynamics’
Electric Boat Division.
Submarine Base New
named in remembrance of the Battle
of Shiloh in
the Civil War.
She was built at the Bath
Iron Works in
. With her guided missiles and rapid-fire cannons, she is
capable of facing and defeating threats in the air, on the
sea, or the ashore, and underneath the sea. She also carries
two Seahawk multi-purpose helicopters, mainly for
class guided missile cruiser
MitscherDDG 51 Arleigh
Mitscher is the 7th ship of the DDG 51 Arleigh Burke-class Aegis
Destroyer program andbuilt by Ingalls Shipbuilding
The painting features the modern destroyer USS Mitscher
and the famous historic WW2 Doolittle Raid. Taking off from the deck of the
aircraft carrier, USS Hornet, were 16 U.S. Army Air Force
B-25B Mitchell medium Bombers on April 18,1942 that and was the
first to bomb the Japan's homeland in WW2. Flying over
the stern of the Mitscher is the B-25B Bomber (Ruptured Duck)
heading to Tokyo.
Arleigh Burke-class Aegis Destroyers
John S. McCain
Stethem is the 13th ship of the DDG Arleigh Burke-class Aegis
Destroyer program and built by Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi.
Construction of Stethem began at Ingalls on May 18, 1992 and
she was commissioned on October 25, 1995.
Stethem (DDG 63) Arleigh
Background-Japan with Mt Fugi in the background)
The USS Safeguard
provides rescue and salvage services to the fleet at sea. She also
supported the protection of forces ashore through post-assault salvage
operations in close proximity to the shore. She is designed to perform
combat salvage, lifting, towing, off-ship firefighting, manned diving
operations, and emergency repairs to stranded or disabled vessels. The
USS Safeguard was commissioned
on 17 August 1985.
ARS 50 T-ARS-50
Safeguard Class Salvage Ship
is the 19th ship in the Ticonderoga-class
guided-missile cruise and was named in honor of theBattle of Chosin Reservoir of the Korean War.Shw was built by Ingalls Ship building and commissioned in
1991. The USS Chosin is the first ship of this name.
class guided missile cruiser
The USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) is the 16th Ticonderoga class guided missile cruiser and
was built by Ingalls Shipbuilding
in Pascagoula, Miss. The purpose of the ship is to detect,
classify and track hundreds of potential targets simultaneously in the
air, on the surface, and under the sea.
with her spinnaker flying Ticonderoga class
guided missile cruiser
on nautical chart #1731
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giclee signed & numbered prints
nautical chart painting is an acrylic/watercolor hand painted by
the artist ,William MacGregor, onto the surface of a nautical
is my painting style?
begins with “old skool” mechanical and civil drafting
techniques including the use of india ink pens, templates and
Leroys. Then, I will ink the ship's sketch and complete it with
the application of watercolors and acrylics.Basically
skills I learned as a Mechanical Drafter.
can I paint on a nautical chart?
can paint your Navy Ship, Submarine, Coast Guard Cutter, Boat,
Yacht, Home, Tugboat or favorite lighthouse on a nautical
chart or 60# cold pressed watercolor paper. I can order just
about any NOAA chart that is available to the public.
is the cost?
contact me for details. This
price will includes the nautical chartand
will be ready for a standard 18” x 24” or 22" x 28"
about Change of Command Gifts ?
am aware of the monetary limits for a Change of Command
Gift. Please contact me for details. Please
let me know when the C of C ceremony will take place to ensure
Giclee or Standard prints will be available upon request.
do I get started?
select the chart you would want for the painting. Then, E-mail
photos or jpegs of your boat to us. The higher the resolution the
better, and please ensure they are clear shots. Also, Please
include close-ups of pertinent details including the boat’s
name, lettering and other important characteristics.
long will it take to complete?
allow 4-6 weeks
I do framing?
But, te Nautical Chart Painting will be matted and ready for a
about Navy Ship Reunions?
your Navy, Coast Guard or Merchant Marine Reunion Group would like
an original watercolor & Giclee prints of your ship for
the reunion, please contact: Bill@junkyardartist.com
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