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The "Lord Lowther" (Ship) - Framed Print - 12"H x 16"W


The "Lord Lowther" (Ship) - Framed Print - 12"H x 16"W

The picture shows the East India Company's ship 'Lord Lowther', commanded by Charles Steward, leaving the harbour of Prince of Wales island

She was built by Barnard Shipyards for Henry Blanchard, and was in the service of the East India company during 1825 to 1830. She was shipwrecked in the early 1840's, below is an extract from the 2nd May 1844 edition of the Australian Newspaper "The Australian Daily Journal"

Shipwreck of the Lord Lowther, East Indiaman, upwards of 1400 Tons Burden.

The melancholy intelligence of the destruction of this splendid vessel, one of the largest Indiamenin the East India trade, was received at Lloyd's on Thursday last, having struck on the southsand in the Straits of Malacca on the 26th August, and thereby became a total wreck. TheLord Lowther was the property of Mr. JosephSomes, the extensive shipowner at Ratcliff, whoinsured the vessel and part of her cargo, it is
stated, to the amount of £15,000 in the Alliance Insurance Office.
She was of immense dimensions, being one of the 'old school,' one thousand four hundred and sixty tons burden, old measurement, and was particularly admired for
the stability of her construction. The crew were saved, and the greater bulk of the cargo got from the wreck.

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