Out of the Squall Line
Following in the tradition of his previous aircraft carrier paintings, including “Home is the Hunter,” “Threading the Eye of the Needle,” “CAPing the Tico” and “America on the Move”, William S. Phillips brings us the latest in his impressive fleet, reproduced at a “Nimitz Class” size. While researching “Out of the Squall Line,” Phillips spent ten days aboard the USS “Harry S. Truman” (CVN 75), where he was given the opportunity to see every aspect of the ship and its flight operations. In a personal challenge, Phillips included at least one portion of each of the Truman’s air wing in the painting.
The “Truman” is the eighth Nimitz Class aircraft carrier authorized to be built by Congress and was christened in 1996 in Newport News, Virginia. The carrier has a crew of more than 160 officers and 3,200 sailors and recently participated in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Make a perfect landing on the super carrier of Bill’s stunning “Out of the Squall Line.”