“Beach The Ship” by Richard DeRosset
This haunting oil-on-board painting by Richard DeRosset, “Beach The Ship” depicts the USS YP-346 after being struck by a Japanese Cruiser, the HUJMS Sendai off Guadalcanal on September 9, 1942, during WWII. During this harrowing moment, Warrant Officer Joaquin S. Theodore was at the helm and he ordered “BEACH THE SHIP!” With only three spokes left, he was able to steer the boat to the beach and help the Captain and surviving crew. The USS YP-346 was subsequently awarded the Presidential Unit Citation. Painting measures 43.5″ x 31.5″ framed.
Artist Richard DeRosset is known for his depictions of maritime scenes which have been commissioned by numerous museums and private collections, notably, The San Diego Aerospace Museum, The Navy Combat Art Museum, and The Smithsonian Institution. He is also the official artist for the San Diego Maritime Museum…click photos below for better viewing…