Since World War II, aircraft carriers (designated "CV") have been the mainstay of the modern US Navy. The largest warships ever built, these "floating islands" are home to over 5,000 sailors and Marines each time they put to sea. We are pleased to offer a wide variety of works based on these mighty warships.
"Deck Departure" and the companion print "Last Launch"
The Latest Release from Robert Bailey
USS Nimitz is the lead ship in this class of nuclear powered aircraft carriers operated by the US Navy. For over 30 years, NIMITZ has affectively projected American military power around the globe. In this pair of exciting prints, taken from an original painting and drawing, Robert Bailey has captured the high activity level associated with aircraft launches from this majestic lady. "Deck Departure" depicts the launch of LT COL "Hamster" Hobson's F/A 18 Hornet from NIMITZ's #3 cat, while "Last Launch" shows the aicrcraft of Carrier Air Wing 11 departing NIMITZ prior to her arrival at San Diego in late June 2008. Both prints in this very limited edition are signed by the artist. In addition, Deck Departure is co-signed by five high-echelon officers from USS Nimitz at the time the print was created.
Captain Michael C. Manazir,
Your purchase will include one copy of "Deck Departure," (image area 17" X 27" including signature panel), one copy of "Last Launch" (image area 20" X 16"), a bio card showing photos and biographies of the signatories, and a Certificate of Authenticity. A great collectible for both ship and aircraft enthusiasts!
We had the foresight to get our order in early for this terrific duo, so we are pleased to be able to offer Artist's Proofs #1 and #2, from a total of only 15 available. Once these are gone, you will only find them on the secondary market, at higher prices. So order early to be sure you get a set!
"Deck Departure" by Robert Bailey
and the companion print, "Last Launch"
Two main classes of aircraft carriers are in service today. Currently, we have profile drawings and artwork depicting ships from both the Enterprise and the Nimitz Class in action. We also have artwork of several recently Retired Flat Tops, as well as profile drawings of most Escort Carriers. Use the navigation buttons on the left to view and purchase these works, or SCROLL DOWN this page for profile drawings of retired CVs.
Profile Drawings of Retired Aircraft Carriers
Shown here are the USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) as she was configured in the 1980's, and the USS America (CV-66) from the Vietnam era. Click on the thumbnail to see a larger view, then click your browser's BACK button to return here.
Shown here us the USS Independence (CVA-62), as she was configured at the end of the Vietnam War. The "Indy" and the rest of the Forrestal class were re-designated as "CV" shortly thereafter. (If you tell us the years you served aboard when ordering, we will be sure to get the designation and aircraft right!) Click on the thumbnail image for a larger view, then click your browser's BACK button to return here. Be sure to select a specific ship and print options when ordering.
Shown here on the left is the USS Antietam (CVS-36). On the right is the USS Intrepid (CVS-11). Each is depicted in her Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) configuration. (Because these carriers were re-designated so often, be sure to input the "Year(s) Served Aboard" when ordering, and we'll make sure she is depicted in the right configuration.) Click on either thumbnail image for a larger view, then click your browser's BACK button to return here.
Shown here is the profile drawing of the USS Wasp (CV-7). Click on the thumbnail image for larger view, then click your browser's BACK button to return her. Or CLICK HERE for a zoom-in of George's detailed work. Be sure to select a print size and framing options when ordering!
Shown here is the USS Enterprise (CV-6). Note the detail in the aircraft on her flight deck. She is configured just as she was back in 1943, spoiling for another fight, now that repairs have been made after the Battle of Midway. Click on the thumbnail image for a larger view, then click your browser's BACK button to return here.
Shown here is the USS Saratoga (CV-3). Click on the thumbnail image for a larger view, then click your browser's BACK button to return here. Be sure to select a specific ship and framing options, and input your personalization when ordering!
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