Final Orders

15x30 inches, oil on canvas

From photographs taken by the artist during a sail on the Bay.  This painting shows the Iwo Jima Class Amphibious Assault Vessel New Orleans (LPH 11) being towed on October 19, 2006 from the Pacific Reserve Fleet in Suisun Bay through the Golden Gate on her way to be sunk at Brownsville, Texas.  The New Orleans was launched in 1968 and during her career received a Navy Unit Commendation, four Battle Efficiency Awards, a Meritorious Unit Commendation, the Navy Expeditionary Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Southwest Asia Campaign Medal, the VietnamService Medal, and the Kuwait Liberation Medal.  She was decommissioned on 1 October 1997.



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