Thu, 17th Jul 2008 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Phoenix)

 
  Lot 9
 

9

American School (c.1910)<br/>A starboard profile...

American School (c.1910)
A starboard profile of the Dominion Line's passenger-cargo ship S.S. Norseman steaming in a calm sea under pilot
Signed 'W. Pearson' (lower left)
Watercolour

12 x 18in. (30.5 x 46cm.) Framed and glazed.

Built by Harland & Wolff for the Hamburg-America Line and launched 27th November 1897 with the name Brasilia, she was re-named Norseman when acquired by the Dominion Line in 1900. Re-fitted as a steerage/freight ship for the North Atlantic service, this refit also increased the number of masts from two to four as seen in this picture. Her first voyage however was as a Boer War troop transport. Chartered by the Aberdeen Line from 1910, she was torpedoed by U-39 in the Gulf of Salonica but managed to limp to Mudros only to be torpedoed a second time and sank in shallow water where she remained until broken up in 1920.

Sold for £434
Estimated at £400 - £600

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


 
American School (c.1910)
A starboard profile of the Dominion Line's passenger-cargo ship S.S. Norseman steaming in a calm sea under pilot
Signed 'W. Pearson' (lower left)
Watercolour

12 x 18in. (30.5 x 46cm.) Framed and glazed.

Built by Harland & Wolff for the Hamburg-America Line and launched 27th November 1897 with the name Brasilia, she was re-named Norseman when acquired by the Dominion Line in 1900. Re-fitted as a steerage/freight ship for the North Atlantic service, this refit also increased the number of masts from two to four as seen in this picture. Her first voyage however was as a Boer War troop transport. Chartered by the Aberdeen Line from 1910, she was torpedoed by U-39 in the Gulf of Salonica but managed to limp to Mudros only to be torpedoed a second time and sank in shallow water where she remained until broken up in 1920.