Oil on Board Of a Tanker on the water with the following inscription on the back: To: Mr. Banks Hudson. June 24th, 1949. The first 28,000 Tea Tanker Delivered at: Bethlehem Sparrows Point Shipyard,Inc. Painted by: F.E. YESTADT EVANS. Also signed Evans on the lower right front. Also the letters JAHRA are on the left hand side which apparently must be the name of the steamboat. 20" X 14" Set in a plain black frame for a total size of 21 1/2" X 15 1/2" This is also signed individually on the back by 20 people who apparently were friends of the artist and this final presentation was done before a dinner in Baltimore, Md. near the Sparrows Point Shipyard. I am familiar with the area as I have lived in the Baltimore Area for over 50 years. After further help from a individual on the internet which may help translate inscription on back better. Year built 1949, name Jahra,type Tanker,for Gulf Oil Corp., hull no. 4467,gross tonnage 17,900, deadweight DWT 28,300, status scrapped. all this info may be found from this link--http://www.coltoncompany.com/shipbldg/ussbldrs/postwwii/merchant/tankers.htm. This contributor who we will call Dave believes it was the 1st 28,300 DWT ship built by Bethlehem.
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