The P. & O. line R.M.S. Salsette, circa 1908 oil on canvas laid to board 40.5 x 57cm (16 x 22 1/2in).
PROVENANCE: With the The Parker Gallery, London.
Built by Caird & Co., Greenock, and launched on 2nd April 1908, Salsette was the fastest ship in the P & O fleet. On the 20th July 1917, whilst on passage from London to Bombay with a general cargo, she was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine UB40 in the English Channel fifteen miles south west of Portland Bill.