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

Date: 1901-1918
Dimensions:
Overall: 80 x 138 mm
Medium: Emulsion on nitrate film.
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Nitrate negative
Object No: 00021130
Place Manufactured:Sydney
Related Place:UNKNOWN,

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    Description
    SS SHIRALA was built in 1901 for the British India Steam Navigation Company Ltd. On 2 July 1918, the vessel was en route from London to Bombay when it was torpedoed portside and sunk by German submarine UB-57. Ten out of the 213 passengers on board died.
    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 CO ARMOUR, UNIDENTIFIED MERCHANT MARINER COMMANDER STANDING ON THE BRIDGE DECK OF UNIDENTIFIED STEAMSHIP

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

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