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Date: 1921

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 578 x 1448 mm

Acquired: 1982

Accession Number: 82.131I

This paddle steamer was built in 1905 by John Brown & Co. Ltd.,Clydebankfor the Barry Railway Co. Ltd.  She was bought by P & A Campbell in 1911, after they had succeeded in forcing the rival Barry company out of business. During the First World War she served as a minesweeper on the East Coast, whilst during the inter-war years she was operated both in theBristol Channeland on the south coast. She was lost atDunkirkduring the great evacuation of 1940, though unfounded rumours persisted for many years that she had been salved and put into service on the River Elbe.

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