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German barque GUSTAV

Date: 1910-1927
Dimensions:
Overall: 121 x 165 mm, 1 mm, 0.1 kg
Medium: Emulsion on glass
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from the Estate of Peter Britz
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Glass plate negative
Object No: 00029346
Place Manufactured:Australia

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    Description
    This glass plate negative depicts an illustration of the German four-masted barque GUSTAV from a book.
    HistoryThe four-masted steel barque AUSTRASIA was built for J and W Goffey of Liverpool by Russell and Company in Glasgow in 1892. In May 1910, it was sold to Aug Bolten of Hamburg, Germany and renamed GUSTAV. It was sold again in 1913 to Vinnen Gebr of Hamburg. On 19 December 1926, GUSTAV arrived in Sydney after a 14-day voyage from Auckland. The barque anchored in Rose Bay to load a full cargo of wheat. On 1 February 1927 the barque sailed for the United Kingdom. Later that year, GUSTAV was sold to HWFM Engel of Altona, Victoria and renamed MELBOURNE; however, within a year it was sold again to Captain Gustaf Erikson of Mariehamn in Aland, Finland. In June 1930, the barque was run down and sunk by the tanker MT SEMINOLE off South Fastnet, Ireland. The captain and 10 members of the crew were drowned while 15 others survived.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: German barque GUSTAV

    Primary title: BARQUE "GUSTAV"

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