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Prow of the ship Wellington, damaged after colliding with icebergs, 1893

Reference Number: PAColl-6407-71

Prow of the ship 'Wellington', damaged after colliding with icebergs, 1893. Location and photographer unknown. Likely to be Rio de Janeiro. In 1893 the 'Wellington' crashed into an iceberg in the South Atlantic. Two crew members were killed, and the ship badly damaged, but not below the water-line. She managed to reach Rio de Janeiro where she was repaired and refitted. She sold part of her load of frozen meat to the Brazilians, and sold the remainder when she reached London. See also photograph of the damage to her prow in 'White wings'.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Ship portraits, related to Frederick G Layton, Wellington (Ship. 1874-1904), Shipping and Ships.

Part of:
Shipping photographs, Reference Number PAColl-2197 (26 digitised items)
Layton, Frederick G, d 1923 : Shipping photographs, Reference Number PA-Group-00178 (27 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original photographic print(s)Silver gelatin print 194 x 136 mm. Single photograph

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Photographer's title on negative - bottom right: Ship "Wellington" after collision with icebergs.

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