Yesterday, the research team from the underwater exploration vessel RV Petrel published the first new images of the aircraft carrier USS Hornet (CV-8) taken since her sinking in 1942 during the Battle of Santa Cruz.
As for us - two years ago we created an image of the Hornet, her decks crammed with B-25 Bombers, steaming westward towards her first rendezvous with history.
As we researched every facet of the ship and crew, building a piece of artwork at a breakneck pace to meet a client's deadline, we fell in love with every fitting, weld, and streak of rust on her. We hope we've done her justice.
Tonight, we're reminded again to say a few words of quiet thanks to a legendary ship and her immortal crew.