W601 – A ship in a rough sea

Whiskey 601


Whiskey 601  (2015)

About:  Whiskey 601 is a naval operations area notorious for foul weather.  The ship pictured is HMCS MACKENZIE, now an artificial reef near Sidney B.C.  This seascape received inspiration from two sources- a photograph taken by Chris Radimer in 1989 south of Vancouver Island, and excerpts from a novel being written by Winnipeg author Mark Nelson.

This picture was donated to the Royal Canadian Navy – Personnel Coordination Centre in Quebec on 3 August 2016, and is displayed in the unit conference room.

Size:  30″ x 24″ x 1.5″

Medium:  Acrylic on plywood