The steamship Dorunda

A portrait of the steamship ‘Dorunda’ probably commissioned to celebrate the completion of the vessel. She is shown with three masts and with smoke trailing from her funnel. She is shown flying the flag of the British India Associated Steamers dating from 1873. Built on the Clyde by shipbuilders William Denny and Brothers of Dumbarton in 1875 it was a screw steamer, of 2,977 tons.

The ‘Dorunda’ was used as a passenger cargo vessel by the British India Steam Navigation Company Limited. She travelled to Australia and back and was wrecked on Portuguese coast, September 1894.

The painting is signed and dated 1875.

Object Details

ID: BHC3290
Collection: Fine art
Type: Painting
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Clark, William
Vessels: Dorunda (1875)
Date made: 1873
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Painting: 914 mm x 1600 mm; Frame: 1245 mm x 1932 mm x 108 mm

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