Brian Sanders: Battle of Barents Sea - H.M.S. Sheffield

Artist: Brian Sanders
1937 -
Nationality: British
Artwork Year: 1992
Image Size: 16.25 by 13.5 inches
Overall Size: 20.25 by 17.5 inches
Medium: Oil on Canvas


Shortly after 7 a.m., the Admiral Hipper opened fire on the convoy and within hours had sunk the destroyers Achates and Onslow. As the German battleship Lutzow sailed into the midst of the merchantmen, two British light cruisers -- the Sheffield and Jamaica -- appeared on the horizon, fired on the Hipper and scored a direct hit. Vice Admiral Oscar Kummetz, the ships's commander, ordered his cruiser to withdraw. The Lutzow followed posthaste. Enraged by the fleet's failure, Hitler ordered it scrapped. A compromise introduced by the new Grand Admiral, Karl Donitz, ultimately saved Germany's navy.

This artwork was originally published on the Fleetwood® First Day Cover for the Marshall Islands Battle of the Barents Sea 29¢ H.M.S. Sheffield stamp issued December 31, 1992.

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