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Bonnie Dundee and Conquest

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"Bonnie Dundee" and "Conquest" in Dundee Docks - Ref: WC0783

The "Conquest" was built in 1867 at North Shields for D. Sneddon of Alloa. She was registered at Dundee in 1890, when she was bought by W. High, a fish salesman based at the Fishmarket, and the sloop-rigged steam trawler given the number DE36.

In 1892, J. G. Beveridge, a Dundee shipowner, bought the vessel, but the number was cancelled late in 1893 as she was no longer used for fishing. J. S. Wilson of Bo'ness bought the "Conquest" in 1899 for use as a tug. She was finally broken up in 1914.

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America in Dundee Docks

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"America" in Dundee Docks - Ref: WC0766

Originally built as the "Esquimaux" by Stephens of Dundee in 1865 for D. Bruce, manager of the Dundee Seal and Whale Fishing Company, this vessel was sold in 1900 to Evelyn B. Baldwin of the USA and re-fitted at Dundee for his Polar Expedition.

In the 1890s, she was used for whaling and sealing in the Davis Straits and at Newfoundland. In 1891, her first catch included 20, 600 seals, and the second yielded 135 tons of whale oil and two and a half tons of bone.

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Royal Arch, Dundee

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Royal Arch, Dundee - Ref: WC0555

This photograph shows The Royal Arch, a monument erected in 1848 to celebrate a visit by the Queen four years previously, the first by a monarch since the 17th century. Designed by Rochhead of Glasgow, it cost £2270.

Described as a 'splendid triumphal arch, 80 feet across' and 'in the Norman style', the structure was demolished in early 1964 to make way for the approach roads to the Tay Road Bridge. It finally fell on 16th March - when it was dynamited.

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