• Last trace of "Princess Sophia" wreck, taken after 1918. Item number: LM2019.999.039b.
Archival Item

Last trace of "Princess Sophia" wreck [graphic materials] / Winter & Pond Co.

Item number
LM2019.999.039b
Previous number(s)
4318
Date
[after 1918]
Physical Description
1 postcard : sepia ; 13.7 cm x 8.5 cm
Scope & Content

Item is a postcard of the Princess Sophia's mast with a man standing on the ropes. Written on the recto, "Diver Art Fagg on mast". Also written on the recto is "b", differentiating it from a different version of the postcard (LM2019.999.039a).

Written in green ink on the verso, "While apprentice Marine Engine Fitter I worked on the Princess Sophia's fire main 5 days before she was lost. Divers John Donaldson & Arthur Fagg some years later told me how they went to the wreck to remove bodies etc. Mr. Fagg stated that in the social hall aft dancing was in progress many couples were embraced when thir [sic] bodies were located all windows aft were shattered when the ship slid back off the reef & suddenly sank. C.W."

Languages
English
Related materials
See duplicate image LM2019.999.039a.
Restrictions
Reproduction: Public domain.
Related person/organization
created by: Winter & Pond Co.
Related vessels
SS Princess Sophia
LC Subject Headings
Shipwrecks--Pacific Ocean