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Date: 29 January 1933
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: 00041594

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    The British cargo ship MANSEPOOL is shown at No 1 Athol Bight on Sunday morning 29 January 1933. This image was captured from the 9.55am ferry travelling from Taronga to Circular Quay, 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.
    HistoryMANSEPOOL was a steel-screw cargo vessel of 4,894 tons built in 1928 by William Gray & Co Ld at West Hartlepool. In 1933 it was owned by Pool Shipping Company Ld and registered in West Hartlepool under a British flag. It was destroyed in 1941 when it was torpedoed by a German submarine and sunk near the Faroe Islands of Denmark.

    Additional Titles

    Web title: MANSEPOOL

    Collection title: F G Wilkinson Shipping Photographs Collection

    Assigned title: MANSEPOOL

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