S.S. CROFTON HALL
PRESENTED is an original watercolor on paper
of the steamship “Crofton Hall” flying American colors. The picture size is 16″ x 24″ not counting the matting and frame.
Note the stern gun.HISTORY: The ship was built by W. Hamilton &
Co., Ltd of Glasgow in 1913. She was 405 feet in length with a beam of 52′ and a draft of 27′ and 5378 Gross Registered Tonns.
In 1914 she was acquired by the U.S. Steel Products Co. of New York and was sailed by the Isthmian Lines carrying
freight and passengers in the South American Trade. In 1917 she was requisitioned by the War Department and saw service in
WW I. She was returned to USSPCo in 1919 and continued with the Isthmian Lines in the South American Trade. In 1934 she was
sold to the Moore-McCormack Lines and served briefly as the Commercial Traveler. In 1934, she was sold to the government
of Columbia where she became their Naval Training Vessel the Caucuta until 1956 when she was sent to the breakers for scrap.
Stern Gun – 48 Star Ensign
The S.S. Crofton Hall