Two spectacular artworks will adorn the rivers of London and Liverpool this summer as a homage to artists' wartime contribution.
The two ships have been painted in specially-commissioned 'dazzle' designs, taking inspiration from the famous glaring colours and jagged lines of the 'dazzle' camouflage, which was designed to confuse enemy U-boat captain.
The geometrically patterned boats would have been a familiar sight during the First World War, when hundreds of shipping convoys sailed to and from Britain’s ports.
The HMS President (1918), which served as a Dazzle Ship during the First World War, will be ‘dazzled’ by Tobias Rehberger.
The artwork is part of the 14-18 Now programme of events to mark the centenary of the First World War. The exhibition is free and opens on July 15.