Rajula at Madras

Available as a signed open edition printed on canvas for the look and feel of the original.

Rajula at Madras

Rajula at Madras

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By Gordon Frickers, a marine art,  40 x 61 cms (16″ x 24″), Oils, the original painting was a commission.

The painting

This marine painting of the classic British India Steam Navigation Company ship ‘Rajula‘ was a commission.

As Rajula dates back to 1926 careful research was needed.

In this case the research included a visit to the P & O archives at Pall Mall, London who’s staff could not have been more helpful.

One of my regrets is I have never painted for P & O… a fabulous company.


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The Print

Created in cooperation with Alan Tooze of Adaptgraphics, Plymouth, this beautiful picture is reproduced to have the look and feel of the original painting.

Produced on finest cotton canvas using inks the manufacturer guarantees under normal circumstances for 70 years plus.

Here are some examples of other people’s thoughts:

Quote: “Just a quick note to say that the prints have arrived safely and that I am really pleased with them.  The picture on your website does not do full justice, they are now being framed and will be done before Christmas.” David M. Newcastle upon Tyne, 10 December 2013 00:41

I received the print on Monday.
I’m sure it will bring back many happy memories of the time I spent on the Rajula in the late sixties and be a source of enjoyment for years to come.
Many thanks for the helpful notes on framing
“, best wishes, T. Dexter.

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 The ship, the company

Rajula“: was a classic steam turbine powered ship continues to stir the salt in people’s veins.

Rajula” left such celebrated carriers as the Cunard Atlantic liners Queen’s well astern so far as total compliment of people carried was concerned.


Rajula was one of the best known most loved ships in the British India Steam Navigation Company Ltd fleet.

 British India Steam Navigation Company Ltd affectionately known as BI was at one time the largest merchant ship fleet in the world, a fleet that both officers and crew were proud to serve. Among Indians competition for a place was intense as was their pride in working for BI.

This sturdy and much loved ship “Rajula” was built for the British India Steam Navigation Company Ltd (British India Line) and their “Straits” service in 1926 by Barclay Curle & Company, Glasgow, yard No 614

In 1955 “Rajula‘s black hull was painted white with a black Ribband.
In the background of this painting is the Elder Dempster liner “Acco” and Madras docks.

Further Reading about Rajula: Useful facts + excellent stories about Rajula at Madras.

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Gordon Frickers © 19.07.11, updated 24.06.15,12.07.15


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