Scrapbook leaf with four sketches and inscriptions; verso: Suvla Bay

Accession Number ART03605.011
Collection type Art
Measurement overall: 45.5 x 28.8 cm
Object type Drawing
Physical description pencil on paper
Date made April 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

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Scrapbook leaf with four sketches on separate sketchpad leaves and inscriptions, depicting some of the people aboard the SS Minnewaska while travelling from Alexandria to Lemnos Island; verso: Suvla Bay.

The third Minnewaska was launched in 1908 and sailed the London to New York route until 1915 when she was requisitioned by the British Army as a transportation vessel during the First World War. In 1916, she struck a mine in Souda Bay, Crete, in the Mediterranean sea. There were 1,800 troops on board. Badly damaged and beached, the vessel was written off as a total loss.

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