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SS PORT ALBANY

Date: 4 November 1923
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: 00040941

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    Description
    SS PORT ALBANY was photographed as it was about to leave Pyrmont wharf for the United Kingdom, on Saturday 4 November 1923. This was taken from SSS & Giles. PORT ALBANY was under the management of the Commonwealth and Dominion Line which was specifically established to operate services from Britain to Australia and New Zealand.
    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 PORT ALBANY was a 5,714 ton vessel built in 1914, the first of three vessels to bear the name Port Albany. It operated for the Commonwealth and Dominion Line on the trade route between Australia and London, Britain. In 1929 it was sold to Union Cold Storage Ltd and renamed OREGON STAR.It was scrapped in 1934.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: SS PORT ALBANY

    Assigned title: SS PORT ALBANY

    Collection title: F G Wilkinson Shipping Photographs Collection

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