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S.S. ANNE THOMAS of Cardiff

WITHAM, Joseph (1832 - 1901)

S.S. ANNE THOMAS of Cardiff

Date: 1889

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 230 x 355 mm

Acquired: 1989; Gift

Accession Number: 89.149I/1

The Anne Thomas was the second vessel built to the order of Evan Thomas, Radcliffe & Co, Cardiff, completed in 1882 at palmer’s famous Jarrow yard. She is seen here off the north coast of Anglesey, awaiting a pilot to guide her into Liverpool. Sold to Norwegian owners in 1905, she continued to trade until 1920.


Sven R Gundersen
1 November 2017, 13:46
Hello again.
Please correct " WWII under Norwegian flag" to " The Great War under Norwegian flag ".
Sven R Gundersen
Sara Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales Staff
19 October 2017, 12:03

Hi there Sven

Thank you for your informative comment - our curator will shortly be in touch via email.

Best wishes

Digital Team

Sven R Gundersen
18 October 2017, 20:27


Hello friends of National Museum of Wales.

You may find the following information
related to Steamer " Anne Thomas" of Cardiff to be of some interest.
Last owner: 1.Michelmann J. & Adamson J., Pärnu (Pernau)
SS "Marvi" (+1941) period 1934 ~ 1941 MO/Off. no.: 78444
Vessel went missing in the Baltic Sea now. 1941
( She is listed as DS MARVI in )

Previous. owners:
2. Millar J., Göteborg (Gothenburg),
SS" Jane", period 1923 ~ 1934. IMO/Off. no.: 78444

3. Hanson H., Tønsberg
SS" Bjora"
period 1920 ~ 1923, IMO/Off. no.: 78444

4. Gogstad & Co. (C. T. Gogstad), Oslo (old Christiania)
SS" Lord",period 1905 ~ 1920. IMO/Off. no.: 78444

5. Evan Thomas, Radcliffe & Co. Ltd., Cardiff
SS" Anne Thomas" period 1883 ~ 1905.

As my grandfather Captain Adolf Gundersen of Risør, Norway commanded the vessel during WWIl while under Norwegian flag in C. T. Gogstad of Christianias ownership, SS "Anne Thomas" is of great interest to me.
Please inform if a digital copy of The SS" Anne Thomas" of Cardiff marinepainting by Joseph Witham can be purchased from Your Museum.
Please indicate payment and bankaccount.
Thank You for yor good assistance.
Sven R Gundersen



Amgueddfa Cymru
7 March 2012, 09:30
Dear Barbara, thank you for your comment, please see the following page, where we list several sources of information to try and research vessels, voyages and seafaring relatives:

bBarbara Jones
6 March 2012, 16:43
My great grandfather John Wigley (of Cardigan) served on the SS Anne Thomas from Oct 1895 to Jan 13, 1896. I am in possession of the original Certificate of Discharge together with a character reference signed by the Master, Owen? Jenkins. Have you got any further information regarding the vessel and in particular any information regardingthe voyages undertaken during this period. If not, would you be able to guide me in the right direction to glean further information

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