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Saling ship WINTERHUDE

Date: c 1931
Medium: Emulsion on glass
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Mr and Mrs Glassford
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Glass plate negative
Object No: ANMS1092[121]

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    Description
    This photograph depicts three-masted Finnish barque WINTERHUDE, possibly leaving Sydney Harbour after the vessel's October 1931 visit.
    SignificanceThe Hall photographic collection provides an important pictorial record of recreational boating in Sydney Harbour from the 1890s to the 1930s. The collection documents the lively sailing scene in Sydney during this period and features images of vessels ranging from large racing and cruising yachts to the great array of skiffs and the emerging technologies of motorboats. Images of many iconic vessels are also included in this visual record.
    HistorySteel barque MABEL RICKMERS was built in 1898 by Rickmers-Werft, Bremerhaven, for Rickmers Reismühlen, Rhederei und Schiffbau for use on the East India rice trade.

    In 1912 the vessel was sold to Schlüter & Maack of Hamburg, renamed WINTERHUDE and employed on the South American nitrate trade.

    After being laid up in Chile through WW1, WINTERHUDE came under French control as war compensation. Throughout the 1920s the vessel was sold several times and for a short period was registered under the name SELMA HEMSOTH. In 1925 new owner Gustaf Erikson restored the name WINTERHUDE and the vessel became a regular transport in the Australian wheat trade.

    WINTERHUDE was sold to the German navy in 1944 before being taken over by the British at the end of WW2. In 1949 the vessel was broken up.
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