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Date: 1878-1880
Sight: 553 x 911 mm
Overall: 778 x 1140 x 75 mm
Display Dimensions: 670 x 1125 x 70 mm
Medium: Oil on canvas, framed
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from McIlwraith McEacharn Limited
Object Name: Painting
Object No: 00030767

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    The painting depicts the McIlwraith McEacharn line ship SCOTTISH ADMIRAL under sail at sea. The SCOTTISH ADMIRAL was a three masted iron barque, built in 1878 and sunk in 1894 after a collision.
    SignificanceMcIlwraith McEacharn Limited originated in London in 1875, going on to become one of the largest and most successful companies operating in Australia throughout the following century.
    HistoryThe SCOTTISH ADMIRAL was a two deck iron barque built in 1878 by W. Doxford & Sons of Sunderland for McIlwraith MacEacharn & Co. of London.

    In February 1894, while at anchor in the Medway, SCOTTISH ADMIRAL was struck by HMS EDINBURGH and sunk in deep water. The steam steering gear of HMS EDINBURGH gave out but battleship received no damage.

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