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Oil Painting Alca Passenger Cargo Ship Yeoman Line & Ferry Claughton In Liverpool - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting Alca Passenger Cargo Ship Yeoman Line & Ferry Claughton In Liverpool - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting Alca Passenger Cargo Ship Yeoman Line & Ferry Claughton In Liverpool - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting Alca Passenger Cargo Ship Yeoman Line & Ferry Claughton In Liverpool - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting Alca Passenger Cargo Ship Yeoman Line & Ferry Claughton In Liverpool - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting Alca Passenger Cargo Ship Yeoman Line & Ferry Claughton In Liverpool - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting Alca Passenger Cargo Ship Yeoman Line & Ferry Claughton In Liverpool - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting Alca Passenger Cargo Ship Yeoman Line & Ferry Claughton In Liverpool - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting Alca Passenger Cargo Ship Yeoman Line & Ferry Claughton In Liverpool - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting Alca Passenger Cargo Ship Yeoman Line & Ferry Claughton In Liverpool - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting Alca Passenger Cargo Ship Yeoman Line & Ferry Claughton In Liverpool - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting Alca Passenger Cargo Ship Yeoman Line & Ferry Claughton In Liverpool - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting Alca Passenger Cargo Ship Yeoman Line & Ferry Claughton In Liverpool - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting Alca Passenger Cargo Ship Yeoman Line & Ferry Claughton In Liverpool - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting Alca Passenger Cargo Ship Yeoman Line & Ferry Claughton In Liverpool - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting Alca Passenger Cargo Ship Yeoman Line & Ferry Claughton In Liverpool - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting Alca Passenger Cargo Ship Yeoman Line & Ferry Claughton In Liverpool - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting Alca Passenger Cargo Ship Yeoman Line & Ferry Claughton In Liverpool - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting Alca Passenger Cargo Ship Yeoman Line & Ferry Claughton In Liverpool - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting Alca Passenger Cargo Ship Yeoman Line & Ferry Claughton In Liverpool - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting Alca Passenger Cargo Ship Yeoman Line & Ferry Claughton In Liverpool - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting Alca Passenger Cargo Ship Yeoman Line & Ferry Claughton In Liverpool - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting Alca Passenger Cargo Ship Yeoman Line & Ferry Claughton In Liverpool - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting Alca Passenger Cargo Ship Yeoman Line & Ferry Claughton In Liverpool - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting Alca Passenger Cargo Ship Yeoman Line & Ferry Claughton In Liverpool - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting Alca Passenger Cargo Ship Yeoman Line & Ferry Claughton In Liverpool - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting Alca Passenger Cargo Ship Yeoman Line & Ferry Claughton In Liverpool - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting Alca Passenger Cargo Ship Yeoman Line & Ferry Claughton In Liverpool - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting Alca Passenger Cargo Ship Yeoman Line & Ferry Claughton In Liverpool - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting Alca Passenger Cargo Ship Yeoman Line & Ferry Claughton In Liverpool - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting Alca Passenger Cargo Ship Yeoman Line & Ferry Claughton In Liverpool - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting Alca Passenger Cargo Ship Yeoman Line & Ferry Claughton In Liverpool - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting Alca Passenger Cargo Ship Yeoman Line & Ferry Claughton In Liverpool - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting Alca Passenger Cargo Ship Yeoman Line & Ferry Claughton In Liverpool - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting Alca Passenger Cargo Ship Yeoman Line & Ferry Claughton In Liverpool - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting Alca Passenger Cargo Ship Yeoman Line & Ferry Claughton In Liverpool - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting Alca Passenger Cargo Ship Yeoman Line & Ferry Claughton In Liverpool - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting Alca Passenger Cargo Ship Yeoman Line & Ferry Claughton In Liverpool - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting Alca Passenger Cargo Ship Yeoman Line & Ferry Claughton In Liverpool - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting Alca Passenger Cargo Ship Yeoman Line & Ferry Claughton In Liverpool - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting Alca Passenger Cargo Ship Yeoman Line & Ferry Claughton In Liverpool - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting Alca Passenger Cargo Ship Yeoman Line & Ferry Claughton In Liverpool - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting Alca Passenger Cargo Ship Yeoman Line & Ferry Claughton In Liverpool - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting Alca Passenger Cargo Ship Yeoman Line & Ferry Claughton In Liverpool - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting Alca Passenger Cargo Ship Yeoman Line & Ferry Claughton In Liverpool - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting Alca Passenger Cargo Ship Yeoman Line & Ferry Claughton In Liverpool - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting Alca Passenger Cargo Ship Yeoman Line & Ferry Claughton In Liverpool - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting Alca Passenger Cargo Ship Yeoman Line & Ferry Claughton In Liverpool - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting Alca Passenger Cargo Ship Yeoman Line & Ferry Claughton In Liverpool - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting Alca Passenger Cargo Ship Yeoman Line & Ferry Claughton In Liverpool - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting Alca Passenger Cargo Ship Yeoman Line & Ferry Claughton In Liverpool - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting Alca Passenger Cargo Ship Yeoman Line & Ferry Claughton In Liverpool - Cheshire Antiques Consultant
Oil Painting Alca Passenger Cargo Ship Yeoman Line & Ferry Claughton In Liverpool
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Oil Painting Alca Passenger Cargo Ship Yeoman Line & Ferry Claughton In Liverpool

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  • "Experience the beauty of this hand-painted oil painting featuring the Alca passenger cargo ship, Yeoman Line & Ferry Claughton, in Liverpool. Perfect for maritime enthusiasts, this piece captures the ship's rich history and charm. Add a touch of nautical elegance to your home decor today!"
  • Add nautical grandeur to impress your clients or guests in your office on your home wall space with this fascinating artwork.
  • Subject side profile view magnificent maritime perspective shoreline seascape view of the known British passenger cargo liner ship Alca and ferry Claughton on the Mersey.
  • Impressive display size with the frame being 90 cm wide and 62cm high.
  • Title "Rain Clouds Of Liverpool. Yoeward Bro Ship Alca in background 1927-1955 Ferry Boat Claughton in foreground" by the known marine artist John Cromby.
  • In the foreground your focus is first drawn to the passenger ferry Claughton that is teaming along in front facing right on relative choppy waters of the River Mersey, further back is the impressive view of the passenger cargo ship Alca in side profile facing left with its single funnel showing iconic Letter Y with black smoke coming out. The ship has 3 tall masts. The name of the ship is shown along the bow, along with ensign flags hoisted. Further back are the iconic Royal Liver building and close by the Liverpool parish church, Our Lady and Saint Nicolas. The Pier head and the port of Liverpool buildings , you can see the green domed top further back along on the right side. There are also some birds seagulls flying cross the water. Above with mainly dark overcast rain clouds sky which rather enhances the atmosphere within this painting.
  • John Cromby was a 20th century Liverpool-based British marine artist, renowned for his paintings of Liverpool docks.
  • In our opinion this is one of his very finest examples of his works.
  • Medium oil on board.
  • Signed by the known marine Merseyside artist John Cromby.
  • Set in a traditional original frame.
  • Circa late 20th century 1970's.
  • Ship biography also shown verso. Ship name Alca Type Cargo/Passenger Ship Original Owners and Managers Yeoward Line Ltd Country First Registered UK Shipbuilder Caledon Shipbuilding and Engineering Co Ltd Shipyard Dundee Country. Built in UK Yard Number 309 Official Number 149634 Call Sign GDYK Classification Society Lloyd's Register. Gross Tonnage 3,712 Deadweight (DWT) N/K Net Tonnage 2,104 Length 319.2 Ft. Overall length 46.2 Ft. Breadth or Beam N/K Depth 20.7 Ft. Draught N/K Engine Type Triple-expansion Steam Engine Engine Details Cylinders of bore 25", 42", 68" and stroke 42". Engine Builder Caledon Shipbuilding and Engineering Co Ltd Engine Builder Works Dundee Engine Builder Country UK, boiler details 3 single-ended boilers operating at 180 psi.
  • Propulsion type single screw power 395 MN Maximum Speed 12. Additional construction information 2 decks Fitted with radio direction finding and echo sounding equipment. Career highlights date event 15 June 1927, launched August 1927. The first owner was Yeoward Line Ltd - Yeoward Bros, the first port of register was Liverpool. Subsequent owner and service history during WW2 date 11/1940, the Alca was requisitioned bt the Admirality to be used an a minesweeper throughout World War 2 & was officially released from that duty in 1946. Fate status broken up, taken to Preston 21 April 1955 for breaking by T.W. Ward.
  • Yeoward Line was started by the Yoeward Brothers in the late end of the 19th century believed to be in the year 1894, they inauguarted their first shipping service in the year 1899, the marine shipping service they offered was for regular passenger & cargo services operating from Liverpool. The  shipping routes offered where from Liverpool to Spain, Lisbon in Portugal also Madeira & the Canary Islands. Yoeward line became well known around the world for there amazing passenger service.  In the early 1900s the Yeoward Line started operating as fruit suppliers and their steamers were adapted for the carriage of bananas from the Canaries. The company grew quickly they build a reputation for providing great accommodation in their ships for passengers. The company was originally known as Yoeward Bros & Bonny because of the house flag they have as the Y and B letters are shown on the flag. 
  • Then in 1920 they created Yeoward Line Ltd as this was for their ship owning actities which carried on until the mid 1950's. The company still exists today as Yeoward (Shipping) Ltd, a member of the Yeoward group in Liverpool, and is registered as ship and forwarding agents. For almost half a century, the Yeoward Line was one of the best advertised shipping companies. They have eyecatching vibrant posters along with other advertising methods placed their ships among the most recognisable in the Mersey. Their vessels also had very noticeable funnels as they had red, yellow, red bands, which echos the company’s Spanish connections.  The sailings of the Yeoward Line ended in 1954.
  • The Ferry boat Claughton Shipbuilder was Cammell, Laird & Co Ltd & it was built in the year 1930. The Gross register tonnage was 487. Type of ship passenger ferry, port belonging to Liverpool. Claughton was the last operational Mersey steam ferry & operated on the river from 1930 to 1962.
  • Sources Clydeships, Ships Nostalgia & National Museums Liverpool.
  • Provenance from a private marine collection & Cheshire Antiques Consultant.
  • Such a delightful scene to the eye. 
  • Highly sought after due to the collectible nature of the marine subject matter.
  • With hanging thread on the back ready for immediate home wall display. 
  • Incredible conversation piece for your guests. 
  • We only select & sell paintings based upon subject, quality & significance. 
  • We provide our clients with friendly professional customer service. 
  • Condition report. 
  • Offered in fine used condition. 
  • Front painting surface in good overall order. Having foxing staining also scuffs to the painting surface in areas. The frame is in good overall order having general wear and some small chips, scuffs, stains, scratches commensurate with usage & age. 
  • International buyers worldwide shipping is available.
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  • Dimensions in centimetres of the frame

    High (62 cm)
    Wide (90 cm)
    Depth thickness of frame (3 cm)

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