Photograph of ss Prince John Canada

ss Prince John
ss Prince John

Custodian: University of Glasgow Archive Services

Reference: DC101/0876

Names: ss Prince John; Amethyst; Cassiar

Built: Scotts, Bowling, Dumbartonshire, 1910

Owners: William Robertson & Co.; Grand Trunk Pacific Development Co. Ltd; Canadian National Steamships, 1925; Union Steamships Ltd

Type: cargo; passenger

Routes: coast of British Columbia

Status: scrapped, 1951

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.