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MEDWAY four masted barque

Date: 1910-1918
Dimensions:
Image: 340 x 605 mm
Overall: 595 x 850 mm
Medium: Silver gelatin print, framed
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from W P Sadler
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: 00032395
Place Manufactured:Australia

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    Description
    A black and white photograph of the four masted barque MEDWAY.

    This image depicts the four-masted barque MEDWAY. Built in 1902, it was sold to Devitt and Moore's Ocean Training Ships Limited in 1910 and in the Australian wool and wheat trade.

    SignificanceDevitt and Moore used MEDWAY in the Australian wool and wheat trade and the South American nitrate trade.
    History
    The training ship MEDWAY was built in 1902 as AMA BEGONAKOA. The vessel was built by McMillian & Son, Dumbarton, of Scotland and registered in Montevideo.

    In 1910 British shipping company Devitt and Moore purchased the vessel for use as a sail training ship, changing the name to MEDWAY. The company also used MEDWAY in the Australian wool and wheat trade and the South American nitrate trade.

    In 1920 the vessel was sold to the Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Company and its name changed to MYR SHELL. In 1933 the ship was sold to Japanese shipbreakers.
    Additional Titles

    Primary title: MEDWAY

    Assigned title: MEDWAY four masted barque

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    Photographer: Exchange Studios

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