Swift Boat 70
Captain Warren P. Hudson
Sir Ernie Hamilton Boyette.
There are only 350 Limited Edition Prints Available in this series.
Each Limited Edition is signed in pencil by Captain Warren P. Hudson.
All signatures by both the Aviator and the Artist is done in soft graphic pencil.
Limited Edition Prints are published on 100lb Museum Acid Free paper. Print size is 12x18"
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There are only 250 Poster Prints in this series.
All Poster Pints have been autographed by the Swift Boat Captain.
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Captain Warren Hudson, USN
Hudson was commissioned an Ensign in the United States Navy in 1966 while he was
attending the Vanderbilt University Naval ROTC program. His main interest was in
the small river craft that were being used in the rivers of
in the spring of 1968 Lieutenant JG Hudson received his orders to report to
November 6, 1968 Swift Boat 70 came upon an enemy gun emplacement that was
manned by numerous machine guns and a 75mm cannon. The enemy was located and dug
into the bank on
During the attack LTJG Hudson called for assistance for an air strike. Aircraft came to the aid of Swift Boat 70 and silenced the shore guns of the enemy. With his boat dead in the water the crew also received casualties. Three of his crew was seriously injured with one dieing on the deck. Ltjg Hudson was also wounded in his head, arm and both legs. They were helped by another Swift Boat that took Swift Boat 70 in tow. They were able to temporally plug the wholes in the side of the boat and drained the incoming water with a portable pump. Swift boat 70 was towed back to base. He refused medical attention until his injured crewmen were treated first. For his unselfish courage in battle Ltjg Hudson was awarded the Bronze Star.
citation read that “Ignoring his own painful wounds,
he instigated damage control procedures I an attempt to save his rapidly sinking
boat. He staunchly refused to leave Patrol Craft Fast 70 until he was sure of
its safety and only then depart his craft to receive medical care. His unselfish
attitude and quick thinking are directly responsible for the survival of his
crew ad for the saving of Patrol Craft Fast 70. Lieutenant (junior grade)
Hudson served in the Navy for twenty-six years. This included the command of a
fast frigate. He was also in command of Tulane Naval ROTC Unit. He was Professor
of Strategy at the
Above is the original paintings of the Swift Boat I did for the print. Painting size is two by four feet.
About the Swift Boat
Swift Boat Specs: 50 foot overall length, displaced about 24 tons combat loaded, powered by 2 GM diesels at 960 HP, and armed with three .50 caliber machine guns and one 81mm mortar designed for naval use (mounted on trunions, recessed firing pin, trigger and sight mechanism, and recoil/counter-recoil cylinder.)
The above is a 30x40" paintings I did of the Swift Boat.
Below are photos of Warren and his Swift Boat 70 in action as described above.
Here is a photo of Warren as he exited the pilot house of his Swift Boat 70.
This is a great photo of Swift Boat 70.
Here is a close up of Swift Boat 70 during the battle.
These two combined photos show the battle from the deck of a Coast Guard boat.
Here is a photo of Warren being given a shot of morphine for the injuries he received during the battle.
Warren was severely injured but the crewmen who was also hit during the battle with the shore batteries died of his injuries.
All enemy gun emplacements were destroyed.
This is the Artist and Mr. Hudson.
The flag on the wall was the one that sailed with him on the day of his battle.
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