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COLOMBO arriving off Sebastopol, 1854
Medium: Watercolour heightened with white on coloured paper on stretcher
COLOMBO as she appeared during the Crimean War, when she requisitioned and served as transport ship. She carried Christmas mail and provisions (seen here with dead rabbits and birds hanging from the spreaders) to Balaclava and was affectionately known as 'Santa Claus'.
Featured Ship: COLOMBO (1853)
Shipping Line: P&O STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY