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Date: 9 March 1924
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: 00040987

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    SS UNDEN is shown anchored in Snails Bay, Sydney on Sunday morning 9 March 1924. This image was captured from a ferry travelling on the harbour.
    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.
    HistoryUNDEN was a Swedish steel-screw cargo vessel of 4253 ton. It was built in 1920 by J Priestman & Co at Sunderland, England. In 1924 it was owned by the Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Company Ld and used for transporting oil. It was registered under a British flag in the port of London. In 1938 it was purchased by The Brovig Farsund Line, renamed CATE B. and then scuttled in April 1940.
    Additional Titles

    Collection title: F G Wilkinson Shipping Photographs Collection

    Web title: SS UNDEN

    Assigned title: SS UNDEN

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