S.S. CONCHO - painting and print by David Harrison Wright
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S.S. CONCHO

S.S. CONCHO painting by David Harrison WrightSteel Screw Steamer built in 1891 for the Mallory Steamship Line, CONCHO was 329 ft. long, had a beam of 47ft., a depth of 21ft. and was 3724 gross tons.

CONCHO was a fine example of the plumb bowed classical steamship that incorporated sail and steam.  She was immediately put into service in the New York, Key West, Galveston run carrying passengers and freight for many years.  During the Spanish American War she was charted to carry troops to Cuba.  CONCHO was caught in the famous hurricane that devastated the island city of Galveston in 1900.  The ship had left port the day before and survived gale force winds and towering waves.

After a long and successful career, CONCHO was sold to German interests, and scrapped in 1928.

Fine-art giclee print is available - email the artist for pricing.

 

 

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