The City of Adelaide was built in Sunderland  in 1864 by William Pyle, Hay & Co. She was put into the emigrant trade to Adelaide, South Australia and made 23 voyages in this capacity.

She was composite built, meaning she had iron frames with wood outer planking. She was a full-rigged vessel, square rigged on each mast and retained the large single topsails that were being superseded by the more easily managed double topsails. It will be observed that her life boats are swung out. This was common practice on emigrant ships as it gave more deck space for the passengers. They were, of course, brought inboard at the onset of heavy weather.

By 1887 the emigrant trade had been taken over by steamships and City of Adelaide became a collier on the British coast. In 1923 she was acquired by the Royal Navy for use as a stationary training ship and renamed HMS Carrick.

In 1948 she was decommissioned from the Navy and was handed to the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve for use as a clubhouse and renamed Carrick, she was assigned to the Scottish Maritime Museum as an exhibition ship.

In 2010 her historic value was recognised and in 2012 a syndicate in Adelaide managed to bring her to Adelaide on a heavy lift ship. Her full restoration is dependent on a huge amount of money yet to be raised.

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Fine quality giclée print on Chromajet Spectrum 225 gsm satin paper.

Print care

Although the inks used for these giclée prints is guaranteed to last 90 years under normal circumstances, their life will be reduced if hung in direct sunlight or strong ultraviolet light. They are intended to be framed under UV inhibiting glass, using acid free mounting materials. Non-reflecting glass is also recommended.

Overall:  29.7 x 42 (cm)  /  11.7 x 16.5 (in)
Image size:  20.5  x  29.4 (cm)  /  8.1 x 11.6 (in)

Shipping locations:  We ship to Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the USA for orders via the shopping cart. For other destinations please contact us for a shipping quote.

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The City of Adelaide was built in Sunderland  in 1864 by William Pyle, Hay & Co. She was put into the emigrant trade to Adelaide, South Australia and made 23 voyages in this capacity.

In 2010 her historic value was recognised and in 2012 a syndicate in Adelaide managed, to bring her to Adelaide on a heavy lift ship. Her full restoration is dependent on a huge amount of money yet to be raised.

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She was composite built, meaning she had iron frames with wood outer planking. She was a full-rigged vessel, square rigged on each mast and retained the large single topsails that were being superseded by the more easily managed double topsails. It will be observed that her life boats are swung out. This was common practice on emigrant ships as it gave more deck space for the passengers. They were, of course, brought inboard at the onset of heavy weather.

By 1887 the emigrant trade had been taken over by steamships and City of Adelaide became a collier on the British coast. In 1923 she was acquired by the Royal Navy for use as a stationary training ship and renamed HMS Carrick.

In 1948 she was decommissioned from the Navy and was handed to the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve for use as a clubhouse and renamed Carrick, she was assigned to the Scottish Maritime Museum as an exhibition ship.

PRINT DETAILS – Regular size print

Fine quality giclée print on Chromajet Spectrum 225 gsm satin paper.

Print care

Although the inks used for these giclée prints is guaranteed to last 90 years under normal circumstances, their life will be reduced if hung in direct sunlight or strong ultraviolet light. They are intended to be framed under UV inhibiting glass, using acid free mounting materials. Non-reflecting glass is also recommended.

Overall:  29.7 x 42 (cm)  /  11.7 x 16.5 (in)
Image size:  20.5  x  29.4 (cm)  /  8.1 x 11.6 (in)

Shipping locations:  We ship to Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the USA for orders via the shopping cart. For other destinations please contact us for a shipping quote.

Shipping and delivery time

$75 AUD (includes shipping)

ADD TO CART

Questions? Please don't hesitate to contact us.