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Reproduced courtesy of Jon Reid

An engineer re-greases components in the propellor shaft after refitting of the propellor as another seals plugs in the rudder.

Date: 2001
Dimensions:
Image: 305 x 202 mm
Medium: Photographic print on archival fibre-based paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Copyright: © Jon Reid
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: 00044622
Related Place:Garden Island,

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    Description
    Replenishment vessel HMAS SUCCESS is shown being refitted at the Captain Cook Graving Dock in Garden Island, Sydney. An engineer is working on components of the propellor shaft while a second engineer works on the rudder. This photograph illustrates some of the important maintenance work carried out and vividly captures the working life of the dockyard.
    SignificanceThis photograph represents the importance of the Captain Cook Graving Dock to the Royal Australian Navy and the skills 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: An engineer re-greases components in the propellor shaft after refitting of the propellor as another seals plugs in the rudder.

    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: An engineer re-greases components in the propellor shaft after refitting of the propellor as another seals plugs in the rudder.

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    Photographer: Jon Reid

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