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S.S. Nerissa Ship Builder's Model by Hugh MacMillan

Auction:
2502
Lot:
510
Sold for:
$13,035$11,000

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2502
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 01, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

S.S. Nerissa Ship Builder's Model by Hugh MacMillan, 15 Cathcart Street, Greenock, the painted wooden model of the passenger and cargo steamer S.S. Nerissa mounted on a walnut pedestal with descriptive plaque mounted at the bow stating S.S. Nerissa Dimens 350'-0" BP x 54'-0" x 33'-0" MLD. Gross tonnage 5585 tons Built by William Hamilton & Co. Ltd. Port Glasgow for Messrs C.T. Bowring & Co. Liverpool and all enclosed in a glass cabinet on a black painted stand, ht. 66 x 84 x dp. 24 in.

The Nerissa was built in 1926 and served various cargo and passenger routes until WW II when she was sunk off the coast of Ireland by a German submarine on 30th April 1941. The Nerissa sank within four minutes and lost all but 84 of her 290 passengers and crew.
Estimate $600-800

Keywords

S. Nerissa Dimens, S. Nerissa Ship Builder, Hugh MacMillan, BP, Messrs C.T. Bowring & Co., William Hamilton & Co. Ltd., Co. Ltd. Port, Glasgow