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The Clipper 'Port Jackson'

© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Aberdeen Maritime Museum

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Basil Lubbock, in his book 'The Colonial Clippers' considered the barque 'Port Jackson' to be one of the most beautiful iron ships ever built. Designed by Alexander Duthie, it was built by Alexander Hall & Co. Ltd, Aberdeen in 1882. On April 28th 1917 'Port Jackson' was torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine 180 miles west by north of Fasnet; Captain and 13 crew were killed.

Aberdeen Maritime Museum




oil on canvas


H 65.8 x W 79.5 cm

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"Wm Mackie" Built by AA Hall and Co. Aberdeen 1882; Port Jackson

Aberdeen Maritime Museum

Shiprow, Aberdeen AB11 5BY Scotland

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