Vintage Tin Advertising SignAnchor Steamship Camedonia

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PRESENTED is an original chromolithograph
tin advertising picture of the S.S. CAMERONIA, the first ship of this name, as she appeared in 1915. Tin advertising
was a popular method that companies used to promote their goods and services in the last quarter of the 19th Century and the
first quarter of the 20th Century. They are highly sought after as collectables today.
This very large, 37 1/2″ L x 25″ H
example is formed with an integral frame of imitation wood grain and scrollwork surrounding the portrait of the CAMERONIA
as she steams in gentle seas. Her approach to New York City is evidenced by the American flag flying from her foremast.
The painting was made from a picture of the ship
that was used by the Anchor Line in its pamphlets and schedules and its shown below.
The following is hard to see in the pictures and
is imprinted on the frame, top and bottom, in this order:


         After section of ship 
Forward section of CAMEDONIA


CONDITION: The overall condition
of this rare sign is good with some loss of color in the upper left sky and the lower water. There are very light rust speckles on
the surface with a concentration at the lower left corner as seen in the photographs and on the left vertical of the frame.
The are a few minor scratches on the frame and a loss 1 1/4″ x 1/4″ of the membrane which shows light blue on the upper left
11 o’clock position, and elsewhere, and white on the frames right edge. When viewed from a few feet away these become
almost unnoticeable.
The chromolithograph accurately depicts the real
ship below which is a photograph that was used by the Anchor Line in many of its publications.




Keel Laid:
1911 by D&W Henderson Ltd. (Glasgow, Yard No 472)
May 27, 1911
Sea Trials:
Maiden Voyage:
May 27, 1911
Torpedoed while serving as a troopship.

General Characteristics

10,968 gross tons
515 feet (157.0 m)
62 feet 4 inches (18.99 m)
Service Speed:
16 knots
Max Speed:
19 knots
1,700 (1911), 1,468 (1915)
this name was launched on 27 May 1911, the Cameronia embarked on its maiden voyage for the Anchor Line on 13 September
of that year.  Her assigned route was Glasgow – Mowville – New York.  In 1915, the Cameronia was employed
in a joint Anchor-Cunard service on the Glasgow – Liverpool – New York route which she began that February.  That June
the ship managed to outpace a submarine west of the Skerries, Anglesey.

Both the Cunard Line official site and Arnold
Kludas state that the Cameronia was not requisitioned for troop transport until January 1917.  If that is the
case, then what was being done to the Cameronia on 1 May 1915 that led to the deaths of thirty-some people on board
the Lusitania?  Contemporary accounts suggested that the Cameronia was on her way to Halifax, Canada to
carry supplies and Canadian troops.

The Cameronia‘s first trooping voyages were from Davenport to the
Mediterranean.  Her base was subsequently relocated to Marseilles, France.  On 15 April 1917 the Cameronia
was torpedoed by the German submarine U-33 enroute from Marseilles to Alexandria, Egypt while carrying 2650 troops
and 150 nautical miles from Malta.  The Cameronia sank in 40 minutes, resulting in 210 deaths.  Some of the
survivors were picked up by the escorting destroyer, HMS Rifleman. As the U-boat was in the area, the remaining survivors
had to be picked up the next morning by a sloop from Malta.

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This is
a very rare and Maritime advertising tin work that dates back to 1915. Buy this historic collector’s chromolithograph

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