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S.S. MELROSE ABBEY

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S.S. MELROSE ABBEY

Date: circa 1870s

Media: mixed media

Size: 470 x 712 mm

Acquired: 1983; Gift

Accession Number: 83.129I/1

This vessel was built by Thomas Turnbull & Son of Whitby in 1877 for Pyman Brothers of Cardiff. In 1907 she was sold to Frederick Jones of Cardiff becoming the first vessel of the well-known Abbey Line. She was wrecked off the Breton coast in 1909, though all her crew were saved.

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