The Auxiliary Screw Steam Ship 'Somersetshire'2200 tons. J.S.Atwood Commander. Built by Mess.rs Money Wigram & Sons, Blackwall.
London, Published July 13th 1867 by Wm. Foster, 17, Billiter Street. E.C.
Coloured lithograph. 300 x 460mm.
Iron screw steamer, built by Messrs. Money Wigram & Sons, of Blackwall, for their own service to Australia in 1867, a vessel of 2,342 tons gross, which was regarded as one of the finest steamers of her day. She cost over £70,000 to build, and on trial she managed 10¼ knots which was considered very good at that time. In the early 'eighties, she was sold to J.R. Renner of Liverpool, converted passed into the hands of the Norwegians and was posted missing in summer of 1898.
[Ref: 2220] £620.00