Wed, 22nd Oct 2008 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Association)

 
  Lot 23
 

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J. MILLAR (19th Century)<br/><br/>The steam packet...

J. MILLAR (19th Century)

The steam packet Kintyre steaming off a headland
Signed and dated 'J Millar/1888' (lower left)
Oil on board

15 x 24in. (38 x 61cm.) Framed

Built by Robertson & Co. of Greenock and owned by The Campbeltown & Glasgow Steam Packet Joint Stock Co., the Kintyre was a small passenger steamer that occasionally carried cargo. Launched in 1868 she enjoyed a long career until on 18th September 1907, she was in a collision with the steamer Maori, some distance from Wemyss Point. The Maori, recently completed by Denny of Dunbarton, was undergoing speed trials on the measured mile at Skelmorlie. The collision happened at 11.45am and she settled quickly -- within four minutes her stern was submerged, she sank soon after.

Sold for £868
Estimated at £400 - £600

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


Condition Report
Minor scuff marks. Otherwise in good condition.

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J. MILLAR (19th Century)

The steam packet Kintyre steaming off a headland
Signed and dated 'J Millar/1888' (lower left)
Oil on board

15 x 24in. (38 x 61cm.) Framed

Built by Robertson & Co. of Greenock and owned by The Campbeltown & Glasgow Steam Packet Joint Stock Co., the Kintyre was a small passenger steamer that occasionally carried cargo. Launched in 1868 she enjoyed a long career until on 18th September 1907, she was in a collision with the steamer Maori, some distance from Wemyss Point. The Maori, recently completed by Denny of Dunbarton, was undergoing speed trials on the measured mile at Skelmorlie. The collision happened at 11.45am and she settled quickly -- within four minutes her stern was submerged, she sank soon after.