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Watercolour depicting TSS COMERIC at sea

Date: 1919 - 1922
Dimensions:
Overall: 395 x 575 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: 00027496
Place Manufactured:Sydney
Related Place:Italia, Melbourne, Portugal,

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    Description
    Watercolour of the steam ship TRAS-OS-MONTES. Handwritten title reads "T.S.S. TRAZ-OS-MONTES" (Sic)' with the inscription `f. Lubrano & co. Agents - leaving melbourne'.
    HistoryThe TRAS-OS-MONTES was built in 1906 as the ship BULOW for North German Lloyd, Bremen. On 23rd January 1907 she commenced her first of three Australia sailings and on 11th January 1908 started her first New York voyage. On the 23rd July 1914 she sailed for the Far East but took refuge in Portugal on the outbreak of WWI. She was seized by Portugal in 1916 and renamed TRAS-OS-MONTES. After serving as a troopship she was sold to Companhia Nacional de Navegaceo in 1924, she was renamed NYASSA and used mostly on the South America service. Between 1940-1944 she made 14 round voyages between Lisbon, New York, Baltimore or Philadelphia as well as South American voyages. She was scrapped at Blyth in 1951. [North Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P.Bonsor, vol.2,p.568; vol.4,p.1669] [South Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P.Bonsor]



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    Assigned title: WAtercolour depicting TSS TRAZ-OS-MONTES at sea

    Assigned title: Watercolour depicting TSS COMERIC at sea

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