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SS ANCHISES - passenger liner

Date: 1911 - 1922
Medium: Emulsion on glass
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Glass plate negative
Object No: 00024839
Place Manufactured:Sydney

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    SignificanceThe Samuel J Hood photographic collection records an extensive range of maritime activity on Sydney Harbour, including sail and steam ships, crew portraits, crews at work, ship interiors, stevedores loading and unloading cargo, port scenes, pleasure boats and harbourside social activities from the 1890s through to the 1950s. They are also highly competent artistic studies and views - Hood was regarded as an important figure in early Australian photojournalism. Hood’s maritime photographs are one of the most significant collections of such work in Australia.
    HistorySS ANCHISES, 10,046 gross tons. Speed 14 knots. Built 1911 for the Ocean Steamship Co Ltd, London (Alfred Holt's Blue Funnel Line). Requisition by the Commonwealth of Australia as a troopship during WWI as HMAT ANCHISES from 1914 to 1917. Resumed services to Australia in 1917. Sunk in 1941 during WWII.
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