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English School, c. 1900, The Gunboat, SS Bleinheim

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English School, c. 1900, The Gunboat, SS Bleinheim

English School, c. 1900 Gouache on paper. Portrait of the gunboat, the S S Blenheim flying the Union Jack and various other pendants, with a view of land and another ship in the distance. Indistinct artist’s signature signed to obverse and inscribed “Venice 1900”. Rectangular, 17 inches X 24 inches. The SS Blenheim was a British cargo steamer built in 1877 by E. Withy & Co. of West Hartlepool, England, and owned by Steel, Young & Co. of London, the 1163-ton Blenheim was 225 feet long with a 31-foot beam and 17 feet draft.  On August 11, 1882 she was wrecked off James Point, Eleuthera, during a voyage from London to Nassau.  The remains of this ship have not yet been located.  However, there are reports of a large, old boiler and some other ship remains located about halfway between the wreck of the Atlantic Pearl and James Point. 

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