Thomas Willes (American, 1850-1912) - Portrait of the "Capua" off a coastline - Go back to our page for Willes - Photo Copyright is with the FineArtEmporium.

The "Capua" was built in 1889 by Stephen in Glasgow (Scotland) and belonged to the Sloman Line in Hamburg (their house flag is shown on the second mast). The vessel was used for a Transatlantic Freight and Passenger Service to the United States and could transport max. 600 emigrants. The maiden voyage was made in 1889 to Baltimore and the ship was lost without a trace 1909 in the Northern Sea.

Here is a view with the frame:

and an enlarged detail of the back of the ship:

and a photo of the inscription and bow of the vessel:

Presented by the FineArtEmporium in Hamburg.