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The Bombing of 'The British Chancellor', 10 July 1940

© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Falmouth Art Gallery

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During the Second World War it was evident that Falmouth would be a target for German bombers. On 10 July 1940 at 14.30 hours, the docks received their heaviest raid, when three vessels were hit, one of which sank and two burnt out. 'The British Chancellor' was one of the latter. She was later dry-docked and received extensive repairs.

Falmouth Art Gallery



oil on canvas


H 80 x W 125 cm

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Acquisition method

gift from A. & P. Falmouth Docks, 1993

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Falmouth Art Gallery

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