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S.S. ETONIAN

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S.S. ETONIAN

Date: circa 1901-1913

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 355 x 605 mm

Acquired: 1993; Purchase

Accession Number: 1993.307/1

In 1896 the main activities of the enterprise established by John Mathias were moved to Cardiff where a new firm, the grandly-titled ‘Cambrian Steam Navigation Co. Ltd.’, was established. For some unknown reason, the company later began to name its ships after public school; the first of them was this steamer, the Etonian, built by Grays of West Hartlepool in 1901. Sold to Italian owners in 1913, she was torpedoed on 23 December 1917.

Work not on display

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