From the personal collection of John L. Fay


Mr. Fay writes, "...I have run across a painting at, of all places, a local flea market, I purchased the painting, have it framed and I have digitally photographed it....  The ships hull number is that of the USS Heermann, DD 532, the only surviving destroyer. The lower right hand corner of the painting is a portrait of a man I believe is Captain Evans USS Johnston (recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor posthumously). I can only guess that the painting was Evan's view of a torpedo run being made by Heermann or the artist placed the wrong hull numbers on the ship. The painting's cover had an old sticker on it referencing a "magazine". I am stumped as what appears to be an artist's signature on the lower right hand corner is illegible...."

Can anyone identify the source of this painting?


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