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Unloading LE PHOQUE from the deck of SS STASSFURT using the floating crane Titan

Date: 1937-1940
Medium: Emulsion on nitrate film.
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Nitrate negative
Object No: 00021053
Place Manufactured:Sydney
Related Place:Walsh Bay,

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    SS STASSFURT was a cargo ship built for Hamburg Amerikanische Packetfahrt in 1930 by Bremer Vulkan in Bremen, Germany. In 1940, it was sold to Nederlandsch-Indische Tankstoomboot Maatschappij and renamed SS LANGKOEAS. In 1942, it was torpedoed by I-58 of the Imperial Japanese Navy with 91 casualties and only three survivors.
    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: Unloading LE PHOQUE from the deck of SS STASSFURT using the floating crane Titan

    Primary title: UNLOADING OF THE "LE PHOQUE" FROM THE DECK OF THE CARGO SHIP "STASSFURT" USING THE FLOATING CRANE "TITAN"

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