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Date: 25 March 1934
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: 00041627

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    The German passenger and cargo vessel FRANKEN is shown anchored at No 1 Athol Bight on Sunday morning 25 March 1934. This image was captured from the 10.30am ferry travelling between Taronga and Clifton, 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.
    HistoryFRANKEN was a 7,789 tons German passenger and cargo vessel built in 1926 by Bremer Vulkan at Vegesak, Germany and owned by the North German Lloyd Line. In 1940 it was renamed WANGI WANGI after it was seized by the Dutch. It sank on the 25th of May 1941 after being hit by a torpedo from a German submarine near Liberia.
    Additional Titles

    Assigned title: FRANKEN

    Web title: FRANKEN

    Collection title: F G Wilkinson Shipping Photographs Collection

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