Trans Pacific Steamship Sarpedon Docked Liverpool Landing Stage Ready To Sail
- 1 Fine Maritime Art Oil Painting Trans Pacific Steamship Liner SS Sarpedon Docked In Liverpool On River Mersey.
- Subject maritime view of the Trans Pacific steam turbine passenger and refrigerated ship Sarpedon, with figures workers and crew shown on the ship and walking around the docks, with smoke coming out of the funnels and ensign flags flying. With overcast skys overhead, to the far right calm waters.
- Medium oil on board.
- Title Ready to sail, Liverpool Landing stage 1928.
- A superb depiction, so highy collectible by marine collectors.
- A beautiful work of art showing the famous Liverpool landing stage docks area.
- Signed by the local Liverpool artist G Trainer.
- SS Sarpedon was a UK steam turbine passenger and refrigerated cargo liner launched in 1923. She was the fourth of six ships to bear the name. Built by Cammell, Laird & Co built Sarpedon in Birkenhead, England. She was launched on 2 February 1923 and completing her that June.
- Sarpedon was the first of a set of four sister ships built for Alfred Holt and Company of Liverpool, who owned Blue Funnel Line and other shipping lines including the Ocean Steam Ship Company. Her sisters were Patroclus launched in 1923, and Hector and Antenor launched in 1924. All were named after characters in Homer's Iliad.
- Building Sarpedon was 499.0 ft (152.1 m) long, 62.3 ft (19.0 m) beam and had a depth of 34.9 ft (10.6 m). She had a counter stern, slightly raked stem, one funnel and two masts. She had accommodation for first class passengers only. At the request of the UK Government the four ships were built with berths for 155 first class passengers for services to the Far East. Blue Funnel Line did not expect carrying passengers to be profitable.
- Sarpedon's tonnages were 11,321 GRT and 6,921 NRT. She had four steam turbines driving twin screws via single-reduction gearing, which gave her a service speed of 15 knots (28 km/h).
- In peacetime Sarpedon and her three sisters sailed a regular route between Liverpool and the Far East.
- In the Second World War Patroclus, Hector and Antenor were requisitioned and converted into armed merchant cruisers, but Sarpedon remained in civilian service.
- Sarpedon sailed in two HX convoys from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Liverpool: HX 144 in August 1941 and HX 185 in April 1942. She was in Australia for Christmas 1941 and again in May 1943. She called at Port Moresby in Papua in January 1942, shortly before the Japanese invasion of New Guinea. She passed through the Panama Canal in October 1942 and January 1943.
- After the Armistice with Italy in September 1943, the Mediterranean was less dangerous for Allied shipping. Sarpedon passed through the Suez Canal in May and July 1944. Her final convoy of the war was MKS 93G, which left Casablanca in Morocco on 5 April 1945 and reached Liverpool on 14 April, three weeks before VE Day. Sarpedon and Antenor were the only two of the four sisters to survive the war. the fate of the Sarpedon arrived at Newport, Wales on 5 June 1953 to be scrapped by John Cashmore Ltd.
- Sarpedon's bell is preserved in the yard of the parish church of Our Lady and Saint Nicholas, Liverpool, opposite the Pier Head.
- Having a fine masters touch with exceptional controlled brush work.
- Very pleasing to the eye a most relaxing enjoyable scene.
- Circa mid 20th century.
- Set in rather stylish white new frame with protective plastic cover.
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- Provenance bought from a private museum maritime collection.
- Hanging thread on the back ready for immediate wall display.
- Condition report.
- Offered in fine used condition.
- Having various noticeable foxing stains, scuffs, paint loss to the painting surface in places commensurate with usage & age.
- Frame offered in excellent condition.
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