Profile Drawing Prints of Retired Aircraft Carriers by George Bieda
From the USS Lexington CV 2 to the USS John F. Kennedy CV 67, artist George Bieda has produced drawings all classes of retired US Navy aircraft carriers. We offer works of other artists on separate pages, but if it's a profile drawing print you want, this is the place to get one! Aircraft carrier classes are listed here in chronological order with the older classes at the bottom of the page, so you can scroll down through history till you find the class in which you have an interest.
By listing "Years Served Aboard Her" dates, Mr. Bieda will be able to compose a drawing that is as historically accurate as possible for that time period, even to the types of aircraft placed on the flight deck. At no extra charge, we can also add up to 3 lines of personalization to any print, making them truly unique. We strongly recommend you take advantage of this opportunity. Typical personalization might include your name, rate/rank, position aboard ship, nickname, and years served aboard (please list this information again if you'd like it to be included on the print). We will add anything you choose, so long as it is not disrespectful of either the ship, the Navy or the US. Use one, two, or all three lines. The choice is yours.
If you have any questions at all about these prints, don't hesitate to phone us at 609-264-5256.
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!
"Home is the Hunter" by William S. Phillips
Silhouetted against the setting sun, the USS Constellation recovers an F-4 Phantom II. An escort ship from the carrier battle group steams off the port bow. The artist, William Phillips, relates that this storied warship was vital to the U.S. effort throughout the Vietnam conflict. "In the summer of 1964," he says, "the 'Connie' took station off the coast of Vietnam with Air Wing Fourteen aboard. She would be assigned to the area on seven separate occasions, her final deployment concluding with combat operations in August 1973. On July 1st of that year, she and her crew were awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for extraordinary heroism in action during the 1971-72 crisis. The Constellation and her proud crews still serve our country today." Published from the artist's original oil painting. (Print image size: 33"w x 16 1/2"h. 550 signed by the artist and consecutively numbered). Click on the thumbnail for a larger view, then click the Back button on your browser to return here.
As of 26 OCT 2009, this print is Sold Out. Copies may be available on the secondary market.
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