Photograph of ss City of Oxford India

ss City of Oxford
ss City of Oxford

Custodian: University of Glasgow Archive Services

Reference: DC101/0138

Name: ss City of Oxford

Built: Barclay Curle & Company, Glasgow, 1882

Owners: George Smith & Co, Glasgow, 1882; City Line, 1913; Admirality, 1914; Ellerman & Bucknall S.S. Co., London, 1919

Type: passenger; military

Status: Scrapped, 1924

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.