Basic Site Details

Name: Steam Yacht Margarita III, interior
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Notes: Designed by George Lennox Watson, naval architect and cousin of Thomas Lennox Watson.

Converted to flagship for use in China during the First World War, and sunk on active service in Second World War.

There were three Margaritas; see separate entry for the second.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3AlacrityYesFrom First World War onwards
Item 2 of 3MladaYesLater name (after Semiramis, before Alacrity)
Item 3 of 3SemiramisYesAlternative early name


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11900   


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 2Henry MitchellArchitectA1900 Interiors - as assistant to Thomas Lennox Watson
Item 2 of 2Thomas Lennox WatsonArchitectA1900 Interiors


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Drexel, Anthony J - banker, of Philadelphia 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Drummond, Maldwin1979Salt-water Palaces London: Debrett's Peerage Limitedpp130-1
Item 2 of 2Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1901   705 (exhibited under the name of Watson & Mitchell)

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Henry Mitchell: L v19 no1465