St. Lawrence Convoy
Painted by Harold Beament in 1943
Beament's dramatic painting illustrates the closeness of naval battlefields to Canadian shores.
The artist, who served during the battle of the St. Lawrence, depicts both merchant ships and escorts - a Fairmile motor launch in the foreground, and a minesweeper on the far right. The confined waters along Canada's east coast complicated naval operations, while underwater conditions made the detection of enemy submarines difficult.
Beaverbrook Collection of War Art