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HNoMS Sleipner off the Norwegian coast - Anthony Cowland

HNoMS Sleipner off the Norwegian coast - Anthony Cowland

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HNoMS Sleipner was a Royal Norwegian Navy Destroyer, commissioned in 1936, and named after Odin's eight-legged horse.  She survived a sustained attack by Luftwaffe bombers following the German invasion of Norway in April 1940 and won a place in Norwegian hearts as an ‘unsinkable ship’; her image was used on wartime Norwegian stamps. 
 
Sleipner later went into exile, serving as a convoy escort along the UK North Sea Coast. She was converted to a Frigate in 1948 and was decommissioned in 1959.
 
This painting was used to illustrate the cover of the book The German Invasion of Norway April 1940 by  Geirr H Haarr
 
Original oil on canvas board signed lower left.  19 x 14 inches (48cm  x 35cm)
A larger image is available on request.

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