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United States naval ship in Sydney Harbour

Date: c 1925
Medium: Glass plate negative
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Piers Jones
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Glass plate negative
Object No: 00017192
Place Manufactured:Australia
Related Place:Sydney,

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    Description
    This photograph depicts a United States naval ship in Sydney Harbour. It is most likely related to the goodwill tour of the US Navy's Pacific Fleet to Australia and New Zealand in 1925.

    Sydney hosted eight of the US Navy Pacific Fleet's largest ships, including USS CALIFORNIA, USS COLORADO, USS TENNESSEE, USS MARYLAND, USS WEST VIRGINIA, USS NEW MEXICO, USS MISSISSIPPI and USS IDAHO.
    SignificanceThe Harry Brisbane Williams photographic collection provides an interesting record of a range of activities on Sydney Harbour from the 1890s into the 1920s. An enthusiastic amateur boater and photographer, Williams’ photographs capture a range of subjects – pleasure cruising on his motor launch on the Lane Cove River, yachting on Sydney Harbour, foreshore social activities, surf lifesaving, cargo ships, battle cruisers of the United States fleet, model yachting and the shipbuilding industry. In particular, they are a wonderful personal record of the new phenomenon of leisure motor boating in the early twentieth century.
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    Web title: United States naval ship in Sydney Harbour

    Primary title: HARBOUR VIEW WITH SIDE OF A LARGE WARSHIP (BATTLESHIP) BETWEEN TREES

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