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Reproduced courtesy of Jon Reid

Dock workers assist the dock-master Brad Lovegrove in keeping the vessel centred as it enters the flooded dock with the assistance of winches and harbour tugs.

Date: 2001
Dimensions:
Image: 202 x 305 mm
Medium: Photographic print on archival fibre-based paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Copyright: © Jon Reid
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: 00044621
Related Place:Garden Island,

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    Description
    The replenishment vessel HMAS SUCCESS is shown being refitted in 2001 at the Captain Cook Graving Dock, Garden Island, Sydney. In this image three dock workers, all dressed in hardhats and overalls, assist in keeping the vessel centred as it enters the dock, pulling and winding on a large rope to the moorings. Jon Reid took a series of photographs of the ship illustrating the important maintenance work carried out and vividly capturing the working life in the Graving Dock.
    SignificanceThis photograph represents the importance of the Captain Cook Graving Dock to the Royal Australian Navy and the jobs of its workers.
    HistoryJon Reid's photographic project in 2001 showcases HMAS SUCCESS, a RAN offshore replenishment vessel, undergoing a refit at the Captain Cook Graving Dock, Garden Island, Sydney, NSW. As the largest graving dock in the southern hemisphere it is a strong military port for not only Australian ships but allied ones too. Reid's photographs show the importance of the dockyard to our current Navy in the continuation of the long tradition of caring for warships since it was first developed in the 19th century.


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    Primary title: Dock workers assist the dock-master Brad Lovegrove in keeping the vessel centred as it enters the flooded dock with the assistance of winches and harbour tugs.

    Assigned title: Photograph of work during the multi-million dollar refit to offshore replenishment vessel HMAS SUCCESS at the Captain Cook Graving Dock, ADI Ltd Garden Island facility in Sydney, 2001.

    Web title: Dock workers assist the dock-master Brad Lovegrove in keeping the vessel centred as it enters the flooded dock with the assistance of winches and harbour tugs.

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    Photographer: Jon Reid

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