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L. Basteda (c.1903)

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L. Basteda (c.1903)

The Spanish general cargo steamers Adela Roca and J. Jover Serra

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L. Basteda (c.1903) The Spanish general cargo steamers Adela Roca and J. Jover Serra both signed, inscribed and dated 'L. Basteda/1903' (lower left) and 'Adela Roca' and 'J. Jover Serra' (centre) watercolour and bodycolour 15 x 29 in. (38 x 73.8 cm.) a pair (2)
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The Adela Roca, originally launched as the Tunis, was built by C. Mitchell & Co. at Newcastle in 1873. Registered at 1,711 tons gross, she measured 241½ feet in length with a 30 foot beam and, by 1903, was owned by M. Roca Hermanos of Barcelona.

J. Jover Serra, launched as Port Caroline, was built by W. Dobson & Co. at Newcastle in 1889. Registered at 3,713 tons gross, she measured 378½ feet in length with a 44 foot beam and, by 1903, was owned by J. Jover y Costas of Barcelona.

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