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Unidentified commander of the British India Steam Navigation Company Ltd on board SS HYMETTUS

Date: 1913-1925
Dimensions:
Overall: 80 x 138 mm
Medium: Emulsion on nitrate film.
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Nitrate negative
Object No: 00021165
Place Manufactured:Sydney
Related Place:UNKNOWN,

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    Description
    SS HYMETTUS was built in 1906 and acquired by the British India Steam Navigation Company Ltd in 1913. It was leased to the Australian Government during World War I and handed back in May 1917. In 1925, it was sold and renamed SEIUN MARU.
    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.
    Additional Titles

    Primary title: BRITISH INDIA LINE MERCHANT MARINER COMMANDER STANDING ON THE BRIDGE DECK OF SS "HYMETTUS"

    Web title: Unidentified commander of the British India Steam Navigation Company Ltd on board SS HYMETTUS

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