The F.D. Lambert was a defensively armed British Merchant Steamer and was sunk by German submarine UC-47 near the Royal Sovereign lighthouse in the English Channel off Eastbourne, Kent. 2195 tons. Sunk 1917 The gouache in a well figured birds eye maple frame.
English, circa 1895-1900
Height 21.5” (53cm) Width 29” (74cm)
Stock No. 9563
Francis Devereux Lambert Esq. J.P. was a ship owner, coal factor and shipping and insurance broker. Residence: Moor Hall, Cookham, West Berkshire. Steamship F. D. Lambert was built in 1892 by Short Brothers, Sunderland with a gross weight 2195 tons. It was owned by James Westoll – Coal Freight group from Sunderland - at time of sinking on 13th February, 1917. Carrying coal from the Tyne to Savona when sunk by a torpedo from a German submarine, UC-47, with no loss of life 1 mile east from Royal Sovereign lightship.