"Ida IV" sailing ship in dry dock

Maker
Unknown
Production date
Early 20th Century
Description
View of a three-masted fore and aft rigged schooner in dry-dock. She is supported by wooden beams from the side of the dock. She is registered in Groningen, a northern Dutch town. Later re-named 'Wawaloam'.
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Maker
Production date
Early 20th Century
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Subject notes
Sailing ships were able to compete with steam, especially on long voyages, until the development of the triple expansion steam engine in the 1880s. However, they continued to transport bulky, non-perishable cargoes over long distances until the Second World War.
Accession number
P00614

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