Wed, 29th Apr 2009 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Popham)

 
  Lot 16
 

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ENGLISH SCHOOL (19TH-CENTURY)<br/>The Blue Anchor...

ENGLISH SCHOOL (19TH-CENTURY)
The Blue Anchor Line's S.S. Culgoa steaming in a swell off the Bishop Rock lighthouse
Oil on panel, inscribed 'S.S. Culgoa 1890' (lower left)
8 x 12in. (20 x 30.5cm.) Framed; together with an original sepia photograph of H.M.S. Agamemnon (1906); and a collotype of the barque Macquarie (2)
Built by J.L. Thompsons for Wilhelm Lund's Blue Anchor Line of London and completed in January 1890, the Culgoa 3,325 tons and sailed under the Blue Anchor flag until 1898 when it was sold to the U.S Government. !n 1922 her name changed to Champlain and she was finally broken up in New York in 1924. In 1909 the company's newest ship Waratah disappeared off South Africa on the homeward leg of her second voyage with the loss of 211 lives. Blue Anchor never recovered from this mishap and in 1910 sold their fleet to the P. & O. Line and went into voluntary liquidation.

Sold for £124
Estimated at £200 - £300

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


 
ENGLISH SCHOOL (19TH-CENTURY)
The Blue Anchor Line's S.S. Culgoa steaming in a swell off the Bishop Rock lighthouse
Oil on panel, inscribed 'S.S. Culgoa 1890' (lower left)
8 x 12in. (20 x 30.5cm.) Framed; together with an original sepia photograph of H.M.S. Agamemnon (1906); and a collotype of the barque Macquarie (2)
Built by J.L. Thompsons for Wilhelm Lund's Blue Anchor Line of London and completed in January 1890, the Culgoa 3,325 tons and sailed under the Blue Anchor flag until 1898 when it was sold to the U.S Government. !n 1922 her name changed to Champlain and she was finally broken up in New York in 1924. In 1909 the company's newest ship Waratah disappeared off South Africa on the homeward leg of her second voyage with the loss of 211 lives. Blue Anchor never recovered from this mishap and in 1910 sold their fleet to the P. & O. Line and went into voluntary liquidation.