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SS TROPEA, possibly near Port Jackson in Sydney

Date: 1892-1901
Medium: Emulsion on nitrate film.
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Nitrate negative
Object No: 00020391
Place Manufactured:Sydney
Related Place:Sydney,

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    Edward C Thin's SS TROPEA was built in 1892. In 1901, it was sold to Lunn and Maccoy and renamed SS BIRDOSWALD. On 26 June 1917, the vessel was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-63. All crew members survived.
    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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    Primary title: STEAMERS" ZAMBEZI" [SIC] "JUPITER" " HALLAMSHIRE" "TROPEA" W "SUNGAI" "LARGOLAW" SS "KYLEMHOR" "CAPE FINNESTERE"

    Web title: SS TROPEA, possibly near Port Jackson in Sydney

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