Photograph of ss Southwark Belgium Canada United States

ss Southwark
ss Southwark

Custodian: University of Glasgow Archive Services

Reference: DC101/00574

Name: ss Southwark

Built: William Denny & Brothers, Dumbarton, 1893

Owners: International Navigation Co.'s American Line then Red Star Line in 1895; Dominion Line, 1903

Type: passenger

Routes: Liverpool-Philadelphia; Antwerp-New York, 1895; Liverpool-Canada, 1903

Status: scrapped, 1911

Sister ship of ss Kensington, built by J.& G. Thompson of Glasgow and also launched in 1893.

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.