HMS Egret on convoy duty
DUSK GATHERS

HMS Egret, an anti-aircraft escort vessel, shepherds a convoy bound for the UK. In August 1943 the Egret had the unfortunate distinction to be the first warship sunk by a guided missile. The wire-guided, Henschel Hs-293A rocket-propelled device, launched from an attacking Luftwaffe Dornier bomber, was the latest deadly weapon in Hitler's arsenal. The original oil painting was commissioned in honour of the lost crew of HMS Egret.

 


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