Revised version of the original USS New Jersey painting. James painted over the original to better portray the action of the water flowing off the decks.
Great website full of photos and history created by crew member (Vietnam Era) Bert Trottier, also known as the Last Bugler : The Last US Navy Bugler
Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial : Battleship New Jersey
Below are two photographs taken of James Flood on board USS New Jersey. The first shows him on 04 level in 1968 displaying a painting of USS New Jersey that he had been working on in 06 level. The photograph just below that is of James decades later while visiting the battleship, now a museum.He had no painting with him and so displayed his business card. Both photographs taken by Bert Trottier, the Last US Navy Bugler (see link above).
This particular painting is believed to be somewhere in US Navy archives. The image was used as endcovers for the 1968/1969 USS New Jersey Cruise Book.