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Reproduced courtesy of Lynne Norton


Date: 1939
Sheet: 191 x 280 mm
Overall: 191 x 280 mm, 0.007 kg
Medium: Paper, pencil
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Copyright: © Lynne Norton
Object Name: Drawing
Object No: 00027984

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    The image depicts the interior of the engine room of the RMS NARKUNDA looking toward the main engines. This Royal Mail ship was involved in the transportation of passengers and mail to Australia during the first half of the 20th century.
    SignificanceThis drawing demonstrates the role of Royal Mail ship NARKUNDA in Australian trade and communication during the first half of the 20th century.

    HistoryNARKUNDA was a 16,500 ton gross steamer that was active on the Australian passenger service run. It was built by Caird & Co at Greenock for P&O in 1920 and was capable of accommodating 650 passengers and 277,090 cubic feet of grain and 103,000 cubic feet of insulated cargo. During the Second World War the vessel was used as a troop transport. On 14 November 1942 it was sunk by German bombers after it left Bougie, Algeria having delivered troops for the campaign in North Africa.
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