Photograph of ss Normannia Germany

ss Normannia
ss Normannia

Custodian: University of Glasgow Archive Services

Reference: DC101/0442

Name: ss Normannia; Patriota; L`Aquitane

Built: Fairfield, Govan, 1890

Owners: Hamburg-America Line; Spanish Navy; Generale Transatlantique

Type: passenger; intended as troop ship during Spanish-American war (1898) but ultimately not deployed

Route: Hamburg-Southampton-New York

Status: scrapped, 1906

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.