The Union Steam Ship Company's Royal Mail Steamer 'Phoebe' 613 tons. 120 horse power. To H.R. Clark Esq.re Commander, This plate is respectfully dedicated by his obedient servant, Wm Foster.
London, Published by Wm. Foster, 114 Fenchurch Street.
Tinted lithograph. 300 x 460mm.
Union Line steamer, built by Messrs. Alexander Denny & Bros. in 1851, an iron screw vessel with a tonnage of 585. She was originally built for Preston & Co. who ran her to South America, being purchased by the Union Line in 1857, on the condition that she passed satisfactory trials, which she had no difficulty in doing. In 1861, she was sold to London brokers, who subsequently transferred her to the Union Line of New Zealand, by whom she was employed on the Inter Colonial mail service for many years. Finally she was hulked in 1901 and later broken up.
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