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SS KUT

Date: 18 May 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: 00041500

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    Description
    SS KUT is shown berthing at wharf No 10 Walsh Bay after arriving from Japan on Sunday morning, 18 May 1924. This image was captured between berths 9 and 10 from ASCANIUS, moored at wharf No 9.
    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 KUT was a steel screw three-masted vessel of 3513 ton originally launched as WARRNAMBOOL. Built in 1892 by Sunderland Shipbuilding Company Ld at Sunderland, England it operated for the Blue Anchor Line. In 1900 it was purchased by the Houston Line and renamed HARMONIDES. It was sold to Kaye & Sons Steamship Company in 1919 and renamed KUT, registered it in the port of London under a British flag.

    Additional Titles

    Assigned title: SS KUT

    Web title: SS KUT

    Collection title: F G Wilkinson Shipping Photographs Collection

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