Photograph of ss Narragansett United States

ss Narragansett
ss Narragansett

Custodian: University of Glasgow Archive Services

Reference: DC101/0441

Name: ss Narragansett

Built: Scotts, Greenock, 1903

Owner: Anglo-American Oil Co. Ltd., London

Type: cargo

Route: London-New York

Status: Sunk by torpedo, 1915

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.