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

Collection ID ART03605.011
Collection type Art
Title Scrapbook leaf with four sketches and inscriptions; verso: Suvla Bay
Measurement overall: 45.5 x 28.8 cm
Object type Drawing
Maker Benson, George
Date made 01 April 1915
Copyright AWM Licensed copyright

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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