RMS Athenic, [ca 1908]
Reference Number: 1/2-012178-G
The steam ship RMS "Athenic". Photograph taken by David James Aldersley, circa 1908.
RMS Athenic, Reference Number 1/2-012178-G (1 digitised items)
Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Horizontal imageSingle negative
Historical Notes: The "Athenic" was built by 1903 by Messrs. Harland & Wolff, Belfast, for the Shaw, Savill & Albion Co Ltd. She was a twin screw, 4 masted steamer of 12.345 tons gross and 7.600 tons net register. She was sold in 1930 to the Norwegian Whaling Co and renamed "Pelagos". She was captured by a German Raider in WWII and was returned after the war. She was still in operation in 1954. (Information from "Ships with New Zealand Association: Shaw Savill & Albion Co. Ships" by Rex Hardy.)
Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted
Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures387. Athenic(PFP-015784)
Inscriptions: Inscribed - Photographer's title on negative - bottom centre: RMS Athenic. Copyright. A3799
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