SHAMROCK IV, launching at Jacob's Yacht Yard, 1920

black-and -white negative

Rosenfeld and Sons
USA, NY, New York, Bronx, City Island
May 27, 1920
nitrate negative
overall: 8 x 10 in.

8x10 nitrate negative photographed by Rosenfeld and Sons at Robert Jacob Shipyard of City Island, New York on May 27th, 1920. Image is of the relaunching of SHAMROCK IV on the ways showing a starboard bow view with vessel dressed and crew on deck. SHAMROCK IV was a 110' cutter built by Camper and Nicholson of Gosport, England from designs by Charles E. Nicholson in 1914 and was the British challenger for the 1914 America's Cup which was cancelled by the outbreak of WWI. SHAMROCK IV was cradled during the war until its end in 1920. The hull showed signs of stress and weakening from being in storage for so long and the vessel was scrapped after the 1920 race. Handwritten note on neg. sleeve: "11,020 / [Box] 867-4 / "Shamrock" Launching / on Railway / entering water / May 27, 1920 / at Jacob's". CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection.


Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection

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