Namouna, 616 gross ton steam yacht, was built at Newburgh, New York, in 1882. Her owner, the very wealthy New York newspaper man James Gordon Bennett, lived in France, and Namouna frequently operated in European waters. Bennett used her as a base for lavish entertainment, a role for which her well-appointed furnishings made her particularly suitable. Replaced by a larger yacht in 1900, Namouna was soon sold to the Colombian Navy and renamed General Pinzon.
This page features our only view of the steam yacht Namouna.
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Photo #: NH 91349-KN (color)
Namouna (American Steam Yacht, 1882)
Gouache and pastel artwork by Robert, Naples, 1883.
Namouna, owned by New York "Herald" publisher James Gordon Bennett, is depicted in Naples Harbor, possibly while on her first European cruise.
After 1901, this yacht served in the Navy of Colombia as General Pinzon.
Courtesy of Charles R. Haberlein Jr., 1980.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
Online Image: 58KB; 740 x 560 pixels
Page made 13 December 2003