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Date: 25 November 1923
83 x 108 x 2 mm
Medium: Emulsion on glass
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Photographer Frederick Garner Wilkinson
Object Name: Glass plate negative
Object No: 00040923

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    SS LORENZO is shown at wharf No 22 Jones Bay on Sunday morning 25 November 1923. It was taken from the ferry GARMULA. At this time LORENZO was registered to the port of London and was trading under a British flag.
    SignificanceThis photograph is part of the F G Wilkinson Photograph Collection, comprising more than 700 glass plate negatives of ships in Sydney Harbour between 1919 and 1936. The collection provides an extensive and well-documented coverage of the changing styles of shipping in the port of Sydney before the gradual decline of the coastal trade, and in a period which was probably the peak reached by commercial shipping in Australia. The backgrounds also reveal the changing face of the city and harbour foreshores.
    HistorySS LORENZO was a steel screw steamship of 6009 ton built in 1915 and originally named ASCHENBURG. It was built by J C Teck Lenborg A G Geestemunde and operated for the Hansa Line, active on the trade route between Hamburg, Dutch East Indies, Persian Gulf, America and Portugal. In the aftermath of World War I in 1919 it was surrendered to the British and in 1920 sold to Ellerman & Bucknalls Steamship Company Ltd who renamed the vessel LORENZO.
    Additional Titles

    Collection title: F G Wilkinson Shipping Photographs Collection

    Assigned title: SS LORENZO

    Web title: SS LORENZO

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