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Unidentified second officer of the British India Steam Navigation Company Ltd on board SS GRACCHUS

Date: 1913-1923
Dimensions:
Overall: 80 x 138 mm
Medium: Emulsion on nitrate film.
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Nitrate negative
Object No: 00021226
Place Manufactured:Sydney
Related Place:UNKNOWN,

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    SS GRACCHUS was built in 1902 for Currie and Company in Melbourne. It was sold to the British India Steam Navigation Company Ltd in 1913. In 1923, it was sold to Japan and renamed DAIBOSHI MARU and in 1944 it was torpedoed and sunk by USS SPADEFISH.
    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.
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    Web title: Unidentified second officer of the British India Steam Navigation Company Ltd on board SS GRACCHUS

    Primary title: UNIDENTIFIED MERCHANT MARINER STANDING ON THE DECK OF SS "GRACCHUS"

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