Photograph of ss Russia Japan

ss Russia
ss Russia

Custodian: University of Glasgow Archive Services

Reference: DC101/00539

Name: ss Russia; Lativa; Rus; Fuso Maru

Built: Barclay Curle & Co., Glasgow, 1908

Owners: Russian East Asiatic SS Co.' Imperial Russian Navy; Danish East Asiatic Company; Osaka Shoshen; Japanese Navy, 1939

Type: passenger

Status: Sunk by a torpedo, 1944

The photograph is part of a collection of ship portraits dating from the 1880s taken by James Adamson, a photographer from Rothesay on the Isle of Bute. His collection is one of the most comprehensive of sailing and steam ship photographs of the period. Most of the pictures were taken just after the ships were completed.