Ships Nostalgia banner
Hove To

Hove To

Hove to, waiting for the Pilot. painted today 15” X 12” Watercolour.

·
Registered
Joined
·
654 Posts
Nice Jim,
You also went to sea.
I must look on wikipedia, what is "HOV TO".
Now i know!

Emil
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,460 Posts
Yes Emil, I was at sea first as a Catering Boy in the Merchant Navy. Then I joined the Royal Navy as a Naval Airman, Aircraft Handler (the guys with the yellow jackets)
Jim
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
12,031 Posts
Nice painting Jim. Location?

Many years ago, one of my first, showed a clipper 'Hoved to'. I went through 'Seamanship in the Age of Sail'. I thought I had cracked. Do you remember the publisher of Teredo Books, Alex Hurst? He had a ticket in 'Sail'. Anyhow, he looked in my studio in Plymouth, took one look at the painting and said, "Stupid Boy!". Ouch! That is when I started to 'Pay Attention' and never 'Assume'!

Alex was a real character. His pipe, old black thing, was made from lignum vitae. He said he was in sail and in the 30s he had a problem getting a job. He had a ticket only in Sail. Anyhow he was offered a position as AB in the brand new QUEEN MARY. He went on the ship, took one look at it and walked off! He hated 'passenger ships'. Stupid ship to go to sea in!

Stephen
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,460 Posts
Thank you all for commenting. The pilot boat is based on Charles Livingston of Liverpool, but the background was made up. Can’t remember the name of the ship, but I’ve used her before.
This time I put her hove To.
Jim
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
515 Posts
Nice one Jim, It could well be Point Lynas in the background, the Western pilot station for Liverpool.


Regards, Fred.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,197 Posts
Jim, Glad to see you are painting your superb pictures. Not doing much painting at the moment but must get back to the brushes! I have some very old Sea Breezes from the days when it was also the PSNC magazine. 1928-34. Astounding how many seafarers were still sailing rather than in steam. There were lots of photos and voyage accounts. I was amazed at how few men crewed these ships. Typically 4 apprentices, a bosun, carpenter, and sailmaker, cook and steward and up 12 to 14 hands. Captain and 2 mates sometimes a 3rd mate. Sadly the number that foundered was often the case. Best regards, Roger
 

Media information

Category
Maritime Art
Added by
vegaskip
Date added
View count
505
Comment count
8
Rating
0.00 star(s) 0 ratings

Share this media

Top