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SS LOCH TAY

Date: 29 November 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: 00041509

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    Description
    SS LOCH TAY was photographed as it anchored in Athol Bight on Saturday afternoon the 29 November 1924. Frederick Wilkinson took a number of photographs of LOCH TAY while it was moored in Sydney Harbour during November 1924.
    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 LOCH TAY was a steel-screw steam ship built in 1920. The 5275 ton vessel was built by Canadian Vickers Ld at Montreal and owned by the A/S Australia. It was registered in the port of Tonsberg, Norway. In 1927 it was sold to the Larrinaga Line and renamed JOSE DE LARRINGA. On 7 September 1940 the vessel was torpedoed by a German submarine and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean.
    Additional Titles

    Collection title: F G Wilkinson Shipping Photographs Collection

    Assigned title: SS LOCH TAY

    Web title: SS LOCH TAY

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