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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:

Dear Reg, Just had a card hoping you are keeping fit. Sorry I didn't see you before we left Cannes. Have been down to Port ...
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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:
Dear Reg, Just had a card hoping you are keeping fit. Sorry I didn't see you before we left Cannes. Have been down to Port Said and Ismailia. In Beyrouth now. Having nice weather. Best Luck, Gof. See CG15_036 for the back of the 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.
Date: c1931      


Photo: Mersea Museum - Cedric Gurton Tollesbury
Image ID CG15_035
Category 1 Yachts and yachting-->Steam
Category 2 Tollesbury-->People


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This image is part of the Mersea Museum Collection.