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'The armed yacht Portia '

Fine art

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Collection Fine art, Prints, drawings and watercolours
Gallery locationNot on display
VesselsPortia II 1914 [HMS]

Object details:

Object ID PAF1139
Description Inscribed, as title, and signed by artist, lower right, this watercolour shows the 'Portia' in her First World War naval role as an armed patrol yacht leaving Portsmouth Harbour, with a three-stacker L-class destroyer on the same course between her and Camper & Nicholson's yard at Gosport on the left. HMS 'Victory' is in stern view on the right at her usual mooring off the Clarence Victualling Yard. The 'Portia' was built by Cammell Laird at Birkenhead in 1906 and was hired into Admiralty service on 8 October 1914. She was renamed 'Portia II' in December 1915 to release the name for a destroyer and was returned to her pre-war owner on 1 April 1919. The date of this image is 1914-15.
Date made 1914-1915

Artist/Maker Wyllie, William Lionel
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird Collection
Materials watercolour
Measurements 217 mm x 316 mm
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