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HM Troopship ARGYLLSHIRE, Great European War, Sydney, February 1919

Date: 1919
Dimensions:
Overall: 305 mm
Medium: Silver gelatin print on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from the Royal New South Wales Lancers Memorial Museum
Classification:Photographs
Object Name: Photograph
Object No: 00001847

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    Description
    A photograph of HMAT ARGYLLSHIRE in dazzle paint moored in Sydney Harbour. An inscription on the left side reads 'H.M. Troopship / ARGYLESHIRE, Great European War, / Sydney, Feby., 1919'.

    HistoryThe ARGYLLSHIRE was built in 1911 as a passenger/refigerated cargo vessel by Scottish Shire Line Ltd. She was leased by the Commonweath as a troopship for WW1 duties and was converted at Cockatoo Island Drydock, Sydney to transport 845 troops and 392 horses.
    The ARGYLLSHIRE undertook seven transport voyages from Australia from the18th October 1914 until the final voyage from Fremantle on 9th November 1916.
    Despite being hit by a German torpedo in February 1917 the ARGYLLSHIRE continued in her duties until 1919 when she was returned to commercial services.
    After being renamed the CLAN URQUHART in 1932, the ship was scuttled in 1937.


    Additional Titles

    Web title: HMAT Troopship ARGYLLSHIRE

    Primary title: HM Troopship ARGYLLSHIRE, Great European War, Sydney, February 1919

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    Photographer: W A Shearon

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