HMS Royal Sovereign William Lionel Wyllie RMG PW1809

William Lionel Wyllie, watercolor. Inscribed ‘Royal Sov’ by the artist, lower right. The battleship is shown in her 1918-19 condition, from astern at anchor, with other ships beyond, off a hilly coast probably in Scotland. She has a flying-off platform with a Sopwith 2F1 Camel fighter on it fitted on X turret and a range clock fitted to the rear face of her mainmast searchlight tower. These were fitted in the spring of 1918 and the last aircraft recorded for her in this period was serial number N7108 in January 1919. Her next aircraft was a Fairey Flycatcher N9895, which she carried on B turret for a short time in 1926 but, by this time, she had lost the searchlight tower at the base of her mainmast. http://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/125944 RMG PW1809

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