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Watercolour depicting SS YPIRANGA in the Bay of Biscay

Date: 1919 - 1922
Dimensions:
Overall: 400 x 570 mm, 0.05 kg
Medium: Watercolour on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Geoffrey Martin
Object Copyright: © Hallett Robertson Bartlett
Classification:Art
Object Name: Watercolour
Object No: 00027448
Place Manufactured:Sydney
Related Place:Sydney Heads, Sydney Harbour, Zhonghua,

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    Description
    Watercolour image depicting the steamship "YPIRANGA". The handwritten label reads 'In the Bay of Biscay signalling to another boat'.
    HistoryThe YPIRANGA was a German-registered cargo-steamer owned and operated by Hamburg-America Line. She found herself at the centre of a poltical and naval standoff between Mexico, Germany an the United States in 1914 as she tried to deliver a cargo of armaments to Veracruz harbour to fulfill an order by the then Mexican President Victoriano Huerta. The event became known as the "YPIRANGA Affair" .

    Additional Titles

    Assigned title: Watercolour depicting the SS HWAH PING coming up the Harbour with the SS KIAMA

    Assigned title: Watercolour depicting SS YPIRANGA in the Bay of Biscay

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