I am looking for information on these two ships:
The steamship "Adria" weighed 2,655 tons and belonged to the company "Rocco Piaggio". It had been built in 1855 for the Cunard Line company, under the name "Etna".
It was scrapped in 1898, having reached the mature age of 45 years.
Gordon Bruce, app., scraping and preparing the starboard bridge wing varnished front and photographed by me on the port stage c. '53
Who was the nutter who designed a wooden fronted varnished bridge wing on a ship? They took days to scrape, sand and varnish and days to see them go grey again.