Tue, 2nd May 2017 12:00

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

 
  Lot 20
 

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George Frederick Gregory (BRITISH,...

George Frederick Gregory (BRITISH, 1821-1887)
'Loch Katrine'
Signed 'G.F. Gregory 1874' (lower left); old gallery label for W.B. Simpson, Glasgow, behind
Watercolour and pencil
21½ x 35in. (54.5 x 89cm.)

Built in 1869 by J.G. Lawrie of Glasgow for the unlucky Loch Line's United Kingdom-Australia service - most of their 25 vessels brushed with disaster or disappeared and Loch Katrine, an iron ship registered at 1200 tons, seems to have been typical; In 1907, she was nearly lost outbound to Australia: Heavy seas smashed the lifeboats and broke the cabin skylights, men at the helm were washed away and the ship broached filling her main deck to the rail - all hands were called to save her. In 1910 she was dismasted off Cape Howe and picked up by a Swedish Steamer; later that year she was sold for carrying coal around the Australian coastline and subsequently taken to Rabaul and sunk as a breakwater.

Sold for £868
Estimated at £500 - £800

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


 
George Frederick Gregory (BRITISH, 1821-1887)
'Loch Katrine'
Signed 'G.F. Gregory 1874' (lower left); old gallery label for W.B. Simpson, Glasgow, behind
Watercolour and pencil
21½ x 35in. (54.5 x 89cm.)

Built in 1869 by J.G. Lawrie of Glasgow for the unlucky Loch Line's United Kingdom-Australia service - most of their 25 vessels brushed with disaster or disappeared and Loch Katrine, an iron ship registered at 1200 tons, seems to have been typical; In 1907, she was nearly lost outbound to Australia: Heavy seas smashed the lifeboats and broke the cabin skylights, men at the helm were washed away and the ship broached filling her main deck to the rail - all hands were called to save her. In 1910 she was dismasted off Cape Howe and picked up by a Swedish Steamer; later that year she was sold for carrying coal around the Australian coastline and subsequently taken to Rabaul and sunk as a breakwater.