Edward D Walker Marine Art - Historic Ships

 

 

 

King Charles II Red Squadron (circa 1678)

King Charles II Red Squadron (circa 1678)

Fine Art Print 18 x 13 inches (457 x 330 mm)

Price $24.95

 

A Red Squadron in the fleet of Charles II 1678 patrolling the Western Approcahes.

 

 

 

Shipping in the River Mersey (Circa 1924)

Shipping in the River Mersey (Circa 1924)

Fine Art Print 18 x 13 inches (457 x 330 mm)

Price $24.95

 

A scene on the River Mersey with the Houlder Line vessel outward bound. In the background the Mauretania I is being escorted by a tug.

 

 

 

Tall Ships in Weymouth Harbour

Tall Ships in Weymouth Harbour

Fine Art Print 18 x 13 inches (457 x 330 mm)

Price $24.95

 

Old Weymouth Harbour during a Tall Ships event.

 

 

 

 

HMS Warrior 1861

HMS Warrior 1861

Fine Art Print 18 x 13 inches (457 x 330 mm)

Price $24.95

 

Known as the Black Snake of the English Channel and moored at Portsmouty, HMS Warrior was the largest naval deterrent the world had ever seen.

 

 

 

King Charles II Fleet Moored in Torbay

King Charles II Fleet Moored in Torbay

Fine Art Print 18 x 13 inches (457 x 330 mm)

Price $24.95

 

Torbay, Devon has been a haven for shipping for hundreds of years.

 

 

 

Unloading the Muffie

Unloading the Muffie

Fine Art Print 18 x 13 inches (457 x 330 mm)

Price $24.95

 

Muffies were the affactionate name for the hermaphrodite brigs in the mid-19th century.

 

 

 

Cunard Liner Caronia (ex Vistafjord) in the Mersey

Puffer on Loch Linnhe

Fine Art Print 18 x 13 inches (457 x 330 mm)

Price $24.95

 

The Scottish Clyde Puffers were small steamers approx. 66ft long, which could carry 100 tons. They would ply their trade between The Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

 

 

 

Cunard Liner Caronia (ex Vistafjord) in the Mersey

Cunard Liner Caronia (ex Vistafjord) in the Mersey

Fine Art Print 18 x 13 inches (457 x 330 mm)

Price $24.95

 

Caronia during her re-naming cermony in the river Mersey 1999.

 

 

 

Arrival of the Coaling Schooner

Arrival of the Coaling Schooner

Fine Art Print 18 x 13 inches (457 x 330 mm)

Price $24.95

 

Late 18th Century West Country transport was costly and difficult so sea trade was favoured.

 

 

 

Cunard Liner Franconia 2

Cunard Liner Franconia 2 (1923)

Fine Art Print 18 x 13 inches (457 x 330 mm)

Price $24.95

 

Cunard Liner Franconia 2 outward bound from the River Mersey, Liverpool.

 

 

 

24 Gun American Flagship "Alfred" (ex Black Prince)

American Oil Tanker SS Ohio

Fine Art Print 18 x 13 inches (457 x 330 mm)

Price $24.95

 

Owned by Texas Oil Co. Launched on 20th April 1940 at Chester, Pennsylvania. She was the worlds largest tanker at the time. SS Ohio was part of 'Operation Pedestal' during WWII,a convoy trying to reach Malta and relieve the island from German aggression.

 

 

 

 

HMS Antelope 1972

HMS Antelope 1972

Fine Art Print 18 x 13 inches (457 x 330 mm)

Price $24.95

 

HMS Antelope was a Type 21 Frigate that participated in the Falklands War. Launched on 16th March 1972, the vessel was destroyed on 24th May 1982 whilst bomb disposal technicians were trying to defuse two unexploded bombs on her.

 

 

 

 

24 Gun American Flagship "Alfred" (ex Black Prince)

24 Gun American Flagship "Alfred" (ex Black Prince)

Fine Art Print 18 x 13 inches (457 x 330 mm)

Price $24.95

 

The first continental navy task force, rendezvoused at Cape Henlopen on 7th February 1776. The picture depicts the scene. Ships (from left to right), Andrea Doria, Fly, Cabot, Providence, Wasp, Alfred, Columbus, Hornet.

 

 

 

 

Dreadnought 1853

Dreadnought 1853

Fine Art Print 18 x 13 inches (457 x 330 mm)

Price $24.95

 

Built by Currier & Townsend at Newburyport Mass. USA. Her Captain was the famous Captain Samuels of Atlantic fame.

 

 

 

 

 

HMS Victory prior to Trafalgar

HMS Victory prior to Trafalgar

Fine Art Print 18 x 13 inches (457 x 330 mm)

Price $24.95

 

Victory is a first rate ship of the line. Built at Chatham dock yard and launched 7th May 1765. After several refits during her life she was actually an old ship at the Battle of Trafalgar.

 

 

 

 

 

Dreadnought 1853 Leaving New York for Liverpool

Dreadnought 1853 Leaving New York for Liverpool

Fine Art Print 18 x 13 inches (457 x 330 mm)

Price $24.95

 

Built by Currier & Townsend at Newburyport Mass. USA. Her Captain was the famous Captain Samuels of Atlantic fame.

 

 

 

 

Woodburn at Old Preston Docks

Woodburn at Old Preston Docks

Fine Art Print 18 x 13 inches (457 x 330 mm)

Price $24.95

 

This scene shows the `Woodburn` in old Preston docks circa 1900, built in 1896 by R Shankland & Co, Port Glasgow

 

 

 

 

 

Dreadnought 1853 Leaving New York for Liverpool

Queen Mary I and Sunderland Flying Boat

Fine Art Print 18 x 13 inches (457 x 330 mm)

Price $24.95

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mauretania I 1907 in River Mersey

Mauretania I 1907 in River Mersey

Fine Art Print 18 x 13 inches (457 x 330 mm)

Price $24.95

 

Mauretania I in the River Mersey, Liverpool making ready for sea. Destination, New York.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mauretania I at Sea

Mauretania I at Sea

Fine Art Print 28 x 19 inches (711 x 482 mm)

Price $39.95

 

Mauretania I at Sea

 

 

 

 

 

 

TSS Manxman - IOM Steam Packet Co.

TSS Manxman - IOM Steam Packet Co.

Fine Art Print 18 x 13 inches (457 x 330 mm)

Price $24.95

 

Built in 1955 the Manxman was withdrawn from service in 1982. Here she is sailing from Liverpool to Douglas I.O.M

 

 

 

 

 

Attack on Eilean Donan Castle

Attack on Eilean Donan Castle

Fine Art Print 18 x 13 inches (457 x 330 mm)

Price $24.95

 

Assault on the Scottish Castle, 1719 by three English Warships, Worcestor, Enterprise and Flanborough to quell the Jacobite uprising.

 

Click here to see related print of the Eilean Donan Castle

 

 

 

 

Acamas out of Maryport

Acamas out of Maryport

Fine Art Print 18 x 13 inches (457 x 330 mm)

Price $24.95

 

Built and owned by Ritsons of Maryport.

 

 

 

 

 

Great Tea Race 1872

Great Tea Race 1872

Fine Art Print 18 x 13 inches (457 x 330 mm)

Price $24.95

 

Thermopylae and Cutty Sark during the Great Tea Race of 1872.

 

 

 

 

 

Great Republic

Planet Light Ship

Fine Art Print 18 x 13 inches (457 x 330 mm)

Price $24.95

 

Last manned light-ship on station at the Mersey Bar 1960-1972 guding vessels from all parts of th world in the Rover Mersey.

 

 

 

 

Great Republic 1853

Great Republic 1853

Fine art print 18 x 13 inches (457 x 330 mm)

Price $24.95

 

Largest clipper ship ever built. Launched in Boston yard of Donald McKay

 

 

 

 

 

 

Washington Irving

Washington Irving

Fine art print 18 x 13 inches (457 x 330 mm)

Price $24.95

 

American White Diamon Line Packet ship leaving Liverpool for Boston in 1849. On board was Irish immigrant Patrick Kennedy, great grandfather of President John F Kennedy

 

 

 

 

 

Down Easters

Down Easters

Fine art print 18 x 13 inches (457 x 330 mm)

Price $24.95

 

Clipper ships Young America 1853 leading Glory of the Seas 1869 around Cape Horn, destination San Francisco.

 

 

 



Atlantic Convoy

Atlantic Convoy

Fine Art Print 20 x 27 inches (508 x 686 mm)

Price $39.95


A typical scene during WW2 with a Flower Class Corvette escorting merchantmen. Some of these ships were armed, as depicted, fore and aft on the freighter. The guns were manned by the D. E. M. S. gunners, a branch of the Royal Navy seconded to the merchant service.

 

 

 

 

Barque Mexico

Barque Mexico

Fine Art Print 25 x 18 inches (635 x 457 mm)

Price $39.95

 

On Sunday 5th of December 1886 under the command of Captain Burmester the German barque `Mexico` sailed from Liverpool bound for South America. At 3am on Thursday December 9th 1886 `Mexico` sailed into gales running her into difficulties on the Lancashire coast.

 

 

 

 

Wreck of the Mexico

Wreck of the Mexico

Fine Art Print 25 x 18 inches (635 x 457 mm)

Price $39.95

 

On December 9th 1886 the German barque `Mexico`got into difficulties off the Southport coast.  Three lifeboats carrying 44 men went to her rescue, only one lifeboat and 17 men returned resulting in the worst tragedy ever in the annals of the RNLI. Subsequently Lifeboat Saturday was conceived, bringing in much-needed funds to the completely voluntary RNLI.

 

 

 

Britannia in 1840

Britannia in 1840

Fine Art Print 28 x 19 inches (711x482 mm)

Price $39.95

 


Charles Dickens made his first journey to America on `Britannia`, Samuel Cunard`s first liner. A paddle steamer, she was built in 1840 by R. Duncan & Company of Greenock.

 

 

 

 

Britannia at Sea

Britannia at Sea

Fine art print 18 x 13 inches (457 x 330 mm)

Price $24.95

    

Charles Dickens made his first journey to America on `Britannia`, Samuel Cunard`s first liner. A paddle steamer, she was built in 1840 by R. Duncan & Company of Greenock.

 

 

 

 

 

Coronia in River Mersey

Caronia in the River Mersey

Fine art print 18 x 13 inches (457 x 330 mm)

Price $24.95


The painting depicts the renaming of the Cunarder `Vistafjord` to `Caronia` which took place at the Pier Head in Liverpool.

 

 

 

 

 

P & O Liner Canberra Leaving Southampton

P & O Liner Canberra Leaving Southampton

Fine art print 18 x 13 inches (457 x 330 mm)

Price $24.95

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

City of Adelaide in the English Channe

City of Adelaide in the English Channel

Fine art print 18 x 13 inches (457 x 330 mm)

Price $24.95

The 791 ton ship, built by William Pile of Sunderland in 1864 was the first ship built for London ship brokers Devitt and Moore who entered the passenger and cargo trade to South Australia.  It was a fast ship taking only 65 days to reach Australia.  Sold to a Dover coal merchant in 1887 it was soon working the Canadian timber trade.  In 1893 it became a hospital ship at Southampton, serving during WW2 as an acommodation ship, later becoming a Naval Volunteer Reserve Ship at Greenock and renamed HMS Carrick. The ship was moved in 1992 to Irvine and a salvage appeal launched for its restoration by the Scottish Maritime Museum.

 

 

City of Adelaide at Sea

City of Adelaide at Sea

Fine art print 18 x 13 inches (457 x 330 mm)

Price $24.95

The 791 ton ship, built by William Pile of Sunderland in 1864 was the first ship built for London ship brokers Devitt and Moore who entered the passenger and cargo trade to South Australia.  It was a fast ship taking only 65 days to reach Australia.  Sold to a Dover coal merchant in 1887 it was soon working the Canadian timber trade.  In 1893 it became a hospital ship at Southampton, serving during WW2 as an acommodation ship, later becoming a Naval Volunteer Reserve Ship at Greenock and renamed HMS Carrick. The ship was moved in 1992 to Irvine and a salvage appeal launched for its restoration by the Scottish Maritime Museum.

 

 

Race Fever - Tall Ships at Sea

Race Fever - Tall Ships at Sea

Fine Art Print 26 x 19 inches (660 x 480 mm)

Price $39.95


The Cutty Sark Tall Ships Race is the longest running and most famous event of its kind. Here is the fleet in full sail during the race.

 

 

 

 

 

P & O Liner Canberra Leaving Southampton

Arrival of the Tall Ships in the Mersey 1992

Fine Art Print 26 x 19 inches (660 x 480 mm)

Price $39.95


Commemorating the 500th anniversary of Columbus's landing in the New World.  The painting shows a group of the largest tall ships in the world, in the foreground is the Polish full-rigged ship "Dar Mlodziezy!, built of steel in Gdansk in 1982.  The scene in the painting is of the formation of the "Grand Parade of Sail" when the vessels were about to leave at the end of their stay in Liverpool.

 

 

HMS Cornwall in River Mersey in 1993

HMS Cornwall in River Mersey in 1993

Fine Art Print 28 x 19 inches (711x482 mm)

Price $39.95


Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the battle of the Atlantic

 

 

 

 

 

 

Royal Charter off Moelfre

Royal Charter off Moelfre

Fine Art Print 28 x 19 inches (711x482 mm)

Price $39.95


`Royal Charter` was an iron-built steam clipper built at Sandycroft on the River Dee, N. Wales and owned by Gibbs Bright & Company. She ended her days wrecked on the Anglesey coast in the great storm of 1859. Her 390 passengers were mostly returning gold prospectors with gold in their possession totalling £322,440. This was later found scattered along the coastline resulting in the `Royal Charter` being called the `Golden Wreck`

 

 

Sisters Two

Sisters Two

Fine art print 18 x 13 inches (457 x 330 mm)

Price $24.95


RMS `Lusitania` and her sister RMS `Mauretania` passing in the River Mersey. `Lusitania` is outward bound to New York. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RMS Mauretania leaving Liverpool for New York

RMS Mauretania leaving Liverpool for New York

Fine art print 18 x 13 inches (457 x 330 mm)

Price $24.95

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P.S.N.C. Reina del Pacifico in the Mersey

P.S.N.C. Reina del Pacifico in the Mersey

Fine art print 18 x 13 inches (457 x 330 mm)

Price $24.95


Pacific Steam Navigation Company liner "Reina  del Pacifico" leaving Liverpools' River Mersey for another voyage to South America.  She is being turned seaward by the tug/tender "Flying Breeze"

 

 

 

 

 

PS PERSIA

PS PERSIA

Fine art print 18 x 13 inches (457 x 330 mm)

Price $24.95


Paddle Steamer "Perisia", Samuel Cunard's first iron-hulled ship, built in 1856 and launched on January 26th 1857.  Persia was then the largest steam ship in the world.

 

 

 

 

 

QE2 in the Mersey

QE2 in the Mersey

Each print is Remarqued, numbered and signed by the artist.

Limited Edition: Fine Art Print 23 x 14 inches (585 x 355 mm)  

Limited Edition Price $124.95


On August 31st 1994 the QE2 sailed into the River Mersey to commemorate her 25th birthday. The painting depicts her being escoted by tugs from Howard Smith Towing, formerly the Alexandra Towing Company.  Limited Edition prints numbering 850 copies, signed by the artist and co-signed by the captain of the day are available.

 

 

QE2 leaving Southampton

QE2 leaving Southampton

Fine art print 18 x 13 inches (457 x 330 mm)

Price $24.95

 

The QE2 at Southampton docks getting ready for sea.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wavertree circa 1900

Wavertree circa 1900

Fine art print 18 x 13 inches (457 x 330 mm)

Price $24.95


Owned by R. W. Leyland of Liverpool, built by Oswald Mourdant at Southampton.  

Painting shows Wavertree being passed in the Irish Sea by Cunard's "Umbria" and Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel Line "Agememnon".

 

 

 

 

 

Red Squadron off Berry Head in 1665

Red Squadron off Berry Head in 1665

Fine art print 18 x 13 inches (457 x 330 mm)

Price $24.95


The fleet was divided into three squadrons, Red, Blue and White, each vessel having three flag Officers.  The senior squadron was Red, so all the ships in that squadron flew the red flag, the white and blue squadrons did likewise.

 

 

 

 

Mauretania 1 

Mauretania 1 

Fine art print 18 x 13 inches (457 x 330 mm)

Price $24.95


After being built by Swan Hunter on Tyneside, Mauretania 1 made her maiden voyage from Liverpool on Saturday 16th November1907.Mauretania 1 is seen here in mid-ocean in 1928 on yet another trans-Atlantic voyage. She held the Blue Riband for 22 years from 1907 until 1929 and was in service until 1935.

 

 

 

EMILY F. WHITNEY LEAVING THE EAST RIVER, NEW YORK. circa 1890

EMILY F. WHITNEY LEAVING THE EAST RIVER, NEW YORK. circa 1890.

Fine art print 18 x 13 inches (457 x 330 mm)

Price $24.95


The Boston built ship, `Emily F. Whitney` being towed down the East River.

 

 

 

 

 

 

"REWA" LEAVING NEW YORK c 1890

"REWA" LEAVING NEW YORK c 1890.

Fine art print 18 x 13 inches (457 x 330 mm)

Price $24.95

 

"Rewa" is seen leaving the busy East River, New York. Formerly the "Alice A. Leigh" she was built at Whitehaven. England in 1889. After many years in the grain trade she lay 

for several years in Auckland NZ before being converted into an oil barge.

 

 

 

 

Wavertree circa 1900

FALLS OF HALLADALE ROUNDING CAPE HORN," 1886

Fine art print 18 x 13 inches (457 x 330 mm)

Price $24.95

 

Built in 1886 by Russell & Co. of Greenock for the Falls Line of Glasgow. In 1902 the vessel was sold to Thomas Law & Co, Shire Line.

 

 

 

 

 

U505

U505

Fine art print 18 x 13 inches (457 x 330 mm) 

Price $24.95

The German submarine U505 was captured by a US Navy battle group off the African coast in 1944. The task group, commanded by Captain Daniel V. Gallery, later a Rear Admiral, consisted of the escort carrier Guadalcanal plus five destroyer escorts, the Pillsbury, Pope, Flaherty, Chatelain and Jenks. The U505 was one of the most valued prizes of WW2 as she gave the Allies the secret to the radio code used by the Germans in conducting their U-boat operations.

 

 

 

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