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BLYTHMOOR

Date: 2 July 1932
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: 00041577

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    Description
    BLYTHMOOR is shown anchored off Cremorne Point on Saturday afternoon 2 July 1932. This image was captured from the 1.45PM ferry travelling from Circular Quay to Mosman, Sydney.
    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.
    HistoryBLYTHMOOR was a steel-screw vessel of 6,582 tons. It was built in 1922 by W Doxford & Sons Ld at Sunderland. In 1932 it was owned by the Moor Line Ld and registered in London under a British flag. It sunk after being hit by gunfire in 1940.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: BLYTHMOOR

    Collection title: F G Wilkinson Shipping Photographs Collection

    Assigned title: BLYTHMOOR

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