Deep Waters - The Abraham Rydberg by Montague Dawson - 31 1/2 x 27 inches Signed british 20th century marine nautical ship portraits
Montague Dawson
(1895 - 1973)

Deep Waters - The Abraham Rydberg

Oil on canvas
31 1/2 x 27 inches

A letter from M. Newman, Ltd., discussing this painting will accompany the work.

A four-masted steel barque built in 1892 by C. Connell & Co., Glasgow. Her dimensions were 270'0×43'1×23'6 and with a tonnage of 2097 NRT. The Swedish measurements were 260'9"×43'2"×23'6", 2345 GRT and 1966 NRT

Built of steel by C. Connel & Co., Glasgow for Hawaiian Construction Co., Honolulu, in 1892, to be used on the sugar trade from Honolulu to South America. She was given the name Hawaiian Isles and was rigged as a four-masted barque with royals over double topgallant sails.

1893 she was sold to A. Nelson, Honolulu

1900 she was sold to Welch & Co., Honolulu

1906 she was sold to Matson Navigation Co., San Francisco

1910 she was sold to Alaska Packers Association for $60,000 and renamed the Star of Greenland.

1929 she was sold to Stifelsen Abraham Rydberg, Stockholm for $19,000 to be used as a cargo carrying school ship, and was renamed the Abraham Rydberg.

1936 collided with the steamer Koranton. Her hull was damaged and she lost her main topgallant mast.

1943 she was sold to Julio Riero Campys, Oporto, and renamed the Fox do Duoro.

1945 two 650 hp diesel engines were installed.

1946 she was reduced to a four-masted barquentine.

1951 she was sold to Sociedade Industrial, Ultramarina.

1957 she was scrapped.

M. Newman, Ltd., St. James, London, c.1949
Hugh Jaques, Esq., Montreal, Canada, c.1950
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