Marine Paintings and Drawings
in the
Peabody Essex Museum


C. J. A. Wilson (1880 - 1965)
Oil on canvas 21 1/8 in. by 16 7/8 in.

With a gross tonage of 54,282, the former German liner VATERLAND was one of the largest ships of her time. Seized at the start of World War I (interned in New York in 1914) and used as a troop ship from 1917, the steamer was awarded to the U.S. at the end of the war as a reparation prize. Operated as the American Liner LEVIATHAN from 1923 to 1934, she was laid up from 1932 to 1934, and finally scrapped in 1938.

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