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Three Brothers

Period:
20th Century
Description:

Built as a steamship in 1856 to carry mail and passengers between Britain and the USA, this ship was originally named the USS Vanderbilt and was used by the US Navy throughout the American Civil War.

 

In 1873 she was sold off to private owners, converted into a sailing clipper and renamed Three Brothers.  She sailed between San Francisco, Le Havre, Liverpool and New York and was famous for her speed.  She was finally taken out of service in 1929.

 

This model was made in 1930 by William Bell, a seaman from Dumfries who sailed on the Three Brothers.

 

Materials/Media:
wood
Dimensions:
(case) height 660mm, width 910mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1994.31.1
Digital Number:
DMSH016n
Creation Date:
1930
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council