Swedish Three-Masted Sailing Barque "Memory"
by Colin Waugh
(Teignmouth, Devon, UK)
I am attaching a picture of a painting in my mother-in-law's possession. It is believed to be a painting of a three-masted sailing barque, one of two, which sailed between Sweden and Newcastle On Tyne in the late 19th/early 20th century. My mother-in-law's grandfather, Ivor Blomberg, was believed to be the Master of one
In the painting, the ship is called "Memory" and the painting is signed "I.Blomberg" and dated 1909
Ivor Blomberg was born in 1859 in Norkopping, Sweden, and died in 1919 in South Shields
Can you possibly guide me as to where I might find out about the history of this ship please?
With many thanks