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SS LOCH TAY

Date: 15 November 1924
Dimensions:
83 x 108 x 2 mm
Medium: Emulsion on glass
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Photographer Frederick Garner Wilkinson
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Glass plate negative
Object No: 00040931

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    Description
    SS LOCH TAY is shown anchored in Athol Bight on Saturday 15 November 1924. The Canadian built ship was used on the Australian trade run during the first half of the 20th century.
    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 LOCH TAY was a steel screw steam ship built in 1920. The 5275 ton vessel was built by Canadian Vickers Ld at Montreal and owned by the A/S Australia. It was registered in the port of Tonsberg, Norway. In 1927 it was sold to the Larrinaga Line and renamed JOSE DE LARRINGA. On 7 September 1940 the vessel was torpedoed by a German submarine and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean.
    Additional Titles

    Collection title: F G Wilkinson Shipping Photographs Collection

    Assigned title: SS LOCH TAY

    Web title: SS LOCH TAY

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