Photograph of ss Glaucus China

ss Glaucus
ss Glaucus

Custodian: University of Glasgow Archive Services

Reference: DC101/0260

Name: ss Glaucus

Built: Scotts, Greenock, 1896

Owner: Ocean Steamship Co., Liverpool

Type: cargo

Route: Liverpool-Shanghai

Status: wrecked off south-west Sicily, June 1918

The photograph is part of a collection of ship portraits dating from the 1880s taken by James Adamson, a photographer from Rothesay on the Isle of Bute. His collection is one of the most comprehensive of sailing and steam ship photographs of the period. Most of the pictures were taken just after the ships were completed.