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(Amgueddfa Cymru regrets that we are not able to provide an image for this item at this time. This is either due to copyright restrictions, or the item is awaiting digitisation. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.)

Date: circa 1895

Media: watercolour on paper

Size: 430 x 618 mm

Acquired: 1986; Purchase

Accession Number: 86.36I

This vessel was completed at South Shields in 1888 as HARPERLY for London owners. In 1890 she was bought by John Mathias & Sons of Aberystwyth, who operated her in the tramping trades out of Cardiff. She was wrecked off Cape Rizzuto,Italy on 14 Feb. 1905 whilst bound from Penarth to Venice with a cargo of coal. 


Amgueddfa Cymru on 21 December 2011, 10:22

Thanks very much for your comment. There were two vessels named SS Glanhafren. We have some information on the vessel in this painting that we can send you, and this may be of help. Please use the link in the ‘About this Catalogue’ section on the Images of Industry homepage to contact us by email and we will forward it to you.

Geoffrey Ashley on 18 December 2011, 17:56

I have a painting of a SS Glanharen. I assume this is the vessel referred to above, but I would like confirmation.

The vessel in my painting has two masts with sails as well as one funnel.

Can you please advise


Geoffrey Ashley

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