Title: Momentum Year Created: 2008 Medium: Oil on canvas Size Width: 70 cm Size Height: 50 cm Size Depth: 2 cm Theme: Marine Price: request price Description: This painting is of HMS Royal Oak and is taken from an early black and white areial photograph when she was on exercise during WW1. She was one of five 'R' class battleships which saw service in both world wars. She was sunk at Scapa Flow on 14th October 1939 in a daring U boat attack. There was great loss life and she is now a war grave. The title could have been Full Helm but I have called it Momentum as it reflects the great forces applied when a vessel of 27500 tons is driven like a speedboat!