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SS 'Inchgarvie'

Photo credit: City & County of Swansea: Swansea Museum Collection

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The SS ‘Inchgarvie’, of 2,672 gross register tonnage, was built at Low Walker on the Tyne in 1882 for the Inch Shipping Co. of Liverpool, whose funnel livery and house-flag she is wearing in this painting. From her triatic stay (rigging between the masts) she is flying the four flags W. V. T. N. of her identification hoist in the Commercial Code of Signals in force at the date of the painting. At her bow is what would correctly be a Union flag within a white border.

Swansea Museum Collections Centre





oil on canvas


H 63.3 x W 99.7 cm

Accession number

SM 2006.1.2

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