British & North American Royal Mail steam ship 'Persia' (1855)

British & North American Royal Mail steam ship 'Persia' (1855)

David Kirkaldy

1278 x 745 mm

David Kirkaldy was chief draughtsman at the shipbuilding firm of Robert Napier & Sons Ltd, Glasgow. His plan for the 'Persia', the first iron-hulled vessel built for Cunard, was the only engineering drawing to be exhibited at the Royal Academy. 'Persia' took the Blue Riband for the fastest sea crossing of the Atlantic in July 1856, a record she held until 1862.

Object Number: DKY0001

Date: 1856

Artist: David Kirkaldy

Original dimensions: 351 mm x 609 mm

  • Full-colour art print
  • Reproduced at the same size and scale of the original plan with no border.
  • Image reference: M0437

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