Tuesday 15 July 2014

Dazzle Ships

Here's the latest artwork unveiled in the old metropolis: Dazzle Ship London. It's the handiwork of Tobias Rehberger, who was commissioned by 14-18 NOW to transform HMS President (1918) moored on the Victoria Embankment into a WWI dazzle ship. As you can see, the outline of this Royal Navy warship is broken up to confuse the captains of enemy submarines. Shipping losses to German U-boats in WWI were so heavy that the Admiralty ordered ships to be dazzle painted in an attempt to staunch the losses, a successful world first (CLICK).


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