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Ship from the US Battle Fleet, Sydney Harbour

Date: 1927
Dimensions:
Overall: 443 x 543 x 55 mm, 2664 g
Medium: Oil on canvas
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Purchased with USA Bicentennial Gift funds
Classification:Art
Object Name: Painting
Object No: 00042673
Related Place:Sydney,

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    Description
    This painting depicts a United States battleship from starboard side entering Sydney Harbour, as seen through plants at the water's edge. Dated 1927, the painting may be an illustration of the 1925 visit of the United States Pacific Battle Fleet to Australia and New Zealand.
    SignificanceThis painting depicts a vessel of the United States Battle Fleet in Sydney Harbour. There is a long history of US Naval visists to Australian port, starting with the US Exploring Expedition in 1839-1840, followed by the 1908 visit of the Great White Fleet, the 1925 visit of the Pacific Fleet, and later visits in the 1940s in the lead-up to World War II. These visits established and renewed the Australian-American alliance.
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