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CITY OF MANCHESTER

Date: 8 September 1935
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: 00040953

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    Description
    CITY OF MANCHESTER is shown anchored off Cremorne Point on Sunday 8 September 1935. This image was captured at 10.30am from a passing vessel travelling between Taronga and Circular Quay, Sydney. It was taken in the same year that the vessel was launched.
    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.
    HistoryCITY OF MANCHESTER was a 5527 ton vessel, the fourth to be given the name City of Manchester. Built in 1935 by Cammell, Laird at Birkenhead it was a steel twin-screw merchant vessel. On 28 February 1942 CITY OF MANCHESTER was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine.
    Additional Titles

    Assigned title: CITY OF MANCHESTER

    Web title: CITY OF MANCHESTER

    Collection title: F G Wilkinson Shipping Photographs Collection

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