Penang, barque built 1905 as the Albert Rickmers later passing into the fleet of Capt. Gustaf Erikson of Mariehamn. She was torpedoed off of Ireland in 1941.
An impression of her at sea - Watercolour 21in x 13in.
Swettenham Wharf, George Town, Penang from a book entitled 'PENANG (Prince of Wales Island) The Picturesque Island of Malaya', undated but certainly pre-WW2.
Swettenham Pier (as it now seems to be called) has recently been extended to accommodate large cruise-ships.
The Penang photographed from the Parma in the thirties. She was launched with the name Albert Rickmers in The Rickmers yard in Bremerhafen in 1905. In 1911 she got the name Penang when Laeisz bought her. In 1920 she became Finnish with Nurminen in Helsingfors. Erikson bought her in 1924. She was sti