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QUEEN OF SCOTS, Galapagos Islands. Card posted from S.Y. QUEEN OF SCOTS, Beyrouth, Syria, 11 Feb [no year], to Reg Sams, M.Y. VONNA. Writer is Gof Sams [ Geoff Sams ?], who also posted another copy of this photograph on 21 June 1931.
On the back of this card:
QUEEN OF SCOTS was Official No. 119131, twin screw steam yacht, built 1904 by Fairfield, Glasgow. She was built for W.A. Coats and was still owned by him in 1926 LRY. In 1930, 1932 and 1935 LRY list her as owned by Anthony J. Drexel and registered in Philadelphia. She was scrapped Savona in 1952.
The QUEEN OF SCOTS was built for W.A. Coats, a director of the large cotton-thread manufacturers, with an interior designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens - see www.lutyenstrust.org.uk/portfolio-item/lutyens-afloat/ for the full story.
Photo: Mersea Museum - Cedric Gurton Tollesbury
Image ID CG15_035
Category 1 Yachts and yachting-->Steam
Category 2 Tollesbury-->People
This image is part of the Mersea Museum Collection.