Painting courtesy of Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Museums.


Bystanders watch from the towpath on the south bank of the river Clyde as the COUNTY of ROXBURGH launches in 1886 from the shipyard of Barclay Curle in Glasgow. The ship is pictured in the distance right beyond the paddle steamer.

While the painting above depicts what is perhaps the maiden voyage for the County of Roxburgh, this website is mainly focused on her final voyage. To fully appreciate the circumstances of February 8, 1906 please read:

EPICS OF THE SQUARE RIGGED SHIPS - BREAKERS AHEAD

by Charles W. Domville-Fife




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