SHAMROCK 23M : PHOTOS OF RACES OF 1908

Photos of Shamrock, challenger of America's Cup 1899Gallery "Sir Thomas Lipton"

Sir Thomas Lipton bequeathed his collection of photographs, newspaper cuttings and memorabilia to the Mitchell Library where it is still housed. In 1999, the collection was showing signs of degradation and Unilever, who now own the Lipton brand, funded the conservation and digitisation costs.

Each thumbnail presented here contains a link to the original photo on the Mitchell Library' s website.

 

Races in June 1908

1-01/06/1908-Royal Harwich Yacht Club Regatta. White Heather leading Shamrock. Completing first round.   2-01/06/1908-Shamrock fetching mark first round   3-01/06/1908-Shamrock starting on second round   4-04/06/1908-Shamrock making for the Cork Lightship   5-New Thames Yacht Club. Becalmed on homeward journey. Shamrock leading then White Heather, Brynhild and Nyria. Last boat is Mariska, 15 metre yacht.
1-01/06/1908-Royal Harwich Yacht Club Regatta. White Heather leading Shamrock. Completing first round.   2-01/06/1908-Shamrock fetching mark first round   3-01/06/1908-Shamrock starting on second round   4-04/06/1908-Shamrock making for the Cork Lightship   5-New Thames Yacht Club. Becalmed on homeward journey. Shamrock leading then White Heather, Brynhild and Nyria. Last boat is Mariska, 15 metre yacht.
6-Shamrock stealing away from her opponents, five minutes after preceeding photo.10/06/1908.   7-River Thames Yacht Club. Manoueuvring for start. Shamrock in foreground.   8-New Thames Yacht Club. River Matches 10th June 1908. 23 Metre class manoeuvring for start in the Lower Hope.   9-1908-06-01-Fetching the Mouse. Shamrock has secured the lead.   10-Hauling round the mouse, Shamrock leading. 11th June 1908
6-Shamrock stealing away from her opponents, five minutes after preceeding photo.10/06/1908.   7-River Thames Yacht Club. Manoueuvring for start. Shamrock in foreground.   8-New Thames Yacht Club. River Matches 10th June 1908. 23 Metre class manoeuvring for start in the Lower Hope.   9-1908-06-01-Fetching the Mouse. Shamrock has secured the lead.  

10-Hauling round the mouse, Shamrock leading. 11th June 1908

12-Shamrock finishing off Tilbury. Winner of King's Cup. River Thames Yacht Club, 11th June 1908   13-Royal St. George Yacht Club, 20th June 1908. Manoeuvring for the start.   14-Royal St. George Yacht Club, 20th June 1908. The Start.   15-Shamrock beating Brynhild by 2 seconds for second prize    
12-Shamrock finishing off Tilbury. Winner of King's Cup. River Thames Yacht Club, 11th June 1908   13-Royal St. George Yacht Club, 20th June 1908. Manoeuvring for the start.   14-Royal St. George Yacht Club, 20th June 1908. The Start.   15-Shamrock beating Brynhild by 2 seconds for second prize    

 

Races in July and August 1908

943-Shamrock starting in King's Cup, off Gravesend.   944-Erin towing Shamrock and Nyria. Rothesay, July 1908.   945-Erin towing Shamrock and Nyria. Rothesay, July 1908.   951-Shamrock, Nyria, Mariska, Bontomart and Shimna being towed by the Erin. July 1908.   1341-Shamrock. July 1908.
943-Shamrock starting in King's Cup, off Gravesend.   944-Erin towing Shamrock and Nyria. Rothesay, July 1908.   945-Erin towing Shamrock and Nyria. Rothesay, July 1908.   951-Shamrock, Nyria, Mariska, Bontomart and Shimna being towed by the Erin. July 1908.   1341-Shamrock. July 1908.
1342-Shamrock. July 1908.   949-Shamrock's main boom broken. Ryde, August 1908.   962-Shamrock. August 1908.   964-Shamrock. August 1908.   965-Shamrock. August 1908.
1342-Shamrock. July 1908.   949-Shamrock's main boom broken. Ryde, August 1908.   962-Shamrock. August 1908.   964-Shamrock. August 1908.   965-Shamrock. August 1908.
966-Shamrock. August 1908.   967-Shamrock. August 1908.   968-Hoisting anchor on Shamrock. August 1908.   969-Shamrock. August 1908.   970-White Heather and Shamrock. August 1908.
966-Shamrock. August 1908.   967-Shamrock. August 1908.   968-Hoisting anchor on Shamrock. August 1908.   969-Shamrock. August 1908.   970-White Heather and Shamrock. August 1908.
1343-Shamrock's buckled boom. Ryde, August 1908.   1344-Shamrock's main boom broken. Ryde, August 1908.   1345-Start of the race off Southsea. Brynhild, Nyria and Shamrock. August 1908.   1346-Shamrock's 31 flags. August 1908.   1347-Just around East Goodwin. Shamrock, Brynhild and Nyria. August 1908.
1343-Shamrock's buckled boom. Ryde, August 1908.   1344-Shamrock's main boom broken. Ryde, August 1908.   1345-Start of the race off Southsea. Brynhild, Nyria and Shamrock. August 1908.   1346-Shamrock's 31 flags. August 1908.   1347-Just around East Goodwin. Shamrock, Brynhild and Nyria. August 1908.
1349-Shamrock. August 1908.   1350-Shamrock. August 1908.   1353-Shamrock. August 1908.   1354-Yachts viewing the race. August 1908.    
1349-Shamrock. August 1908.   1350-Shamrock. August 1908.   1353-Shamrock. August 1908.   1354-Yachts viewing the race. August 1908.    

 

Visit of the king of Spain

952-King of Spain going aboard Shamrock. September 1908.   953-King of Spain going aboard Shamrock. September 1908.   954-King of Spain in oil launch. September 1908.   955-Shamrock crew. September 1908.    
952-King of Spain going aboard Shamrock. September 1908.   953-King of Spain going aboard Shamrock. September 1908.   954-King of Spain in oil launch. September 1908.   955-Shamrock crew. September 1908.    

 

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