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Date: 26 April 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: 00040994

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    Merchant steam ship KENTUCKY was photographed at wharf no 21 Jones Bay on Saturday afternoon, 26 April 1924. This image was captured at 2pm from a vessel travelling between Sydney and Baldrock.
    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 KENTUCKY was a cargo ship of 6588 ton built by Workman Clark at Belfast in 1912. In 1924 it was registered to Bucknall Steam Ship Lines Ld at North Shields. In 1927 the vessel came under new owners and was renamed CITY OF MOBILE. It was bombed and sunk on 16 September 1940 in the Irish Channel.
    Additional Titles

    Assigned title: SS KENTUCKY

    Web title: SS KENTUCKY

    Collection title: F G Wilkinson Shipping Photographs Collection

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