J H (Early 20th century): 'SS Cameronia' & 'SS Caledonia' - Steam Ship Portraits, pair oils on board...
J H (Early 20th century): 'SS Cameronia' & 'SS Caledonia' - Steam Ship Portraits, pair oils on board, signed with initials titled and dated 1913 verso 14cm x 23cm (2)
Notes: The CAMERONIA was a Passenger/Cargo Vessel of 10,963 tons built in 1911 by D & W Henderson Ltd Glasgow, Yard No 472 for the Anchor Line, Glasgow. Her Maiden voyage was from Glasgow to Moville and New York on 13th September 1911. She acted as troopship from 1917. On the 15th April 1917 she was torpedoed and sank in 40 minutes when about 150 miles E of Malta. Around 200 lives lost out of approximately 2,700. The CALEDONIA also built by D. & W. Henderson & Co. Ltd., Glasgow in 1904 and owned at the time of her loss by Anchor Line (Henderson Bros.). Requisitioned by the British Government upon the outbreak of war in 1914, met her fate in the Mediterranean on December 5th, 1916. When 125 miles E. of Malta she encountered the German submarine U-65, which torpedoed her without warning. The captain, Capt. James Blaikie, attempted to sink the submarine by ramming and actually succeeded in striking her. Capt. Blaikie was taken prisoner by the Germans