Braeside' and 'Burnside' under construction, Kidman & Mayoh, shipbuilders, Kissing Point Park, Ryde, Sydney, c. 1920, Arthur Ernest Foster

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Braeside' and 'Burnside' under construction, Kidman & Mayoh, shipbuilders, Kissing Point Park, Ryde, Sydney, c. 1920, Arthur Ernest Foster, glass negatives, Series 02 chiefly Sydney, ca. 1916-1947, [ Box 17 No. 178]

Both ships never went into service due to structural issues. The Burnside was sold to the Union Box & Timber Company of Annandale who stripped accessible portions of the structure and in September 1923 what remained of the ship was burnt on the stocks. In December 1923 the Braeside was towed outside Sydney Heads and set on fire. It burned through the night.


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    • 29/Jan/2021 08:26:58

    I'd never heard this story. Incredible.

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    Right On Photography

    • 29/Jan/2021 21:11:45

    Someone stuffed up

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    • 30/Jan/2021 20:03:30

    It's a 'rivetting' story - they used dummy bolts! Lots of argy-bargy in the contemporary newspapers. See - The burning of the 'Braeside' - Some background -

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    • 30/Jan/2021 20:19:01

    The fellow in the white suit and dickie tie has an "Oops!" look about him.

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    Lins Oz

    • 03/Feb/2021 23:57:24

    It would be the 'Braeside' as the focus of the photo. The 'Burnside' to the left. Braeside was launched in April 1920 with the Burnside construction less advanced. Until it was cancelled - the contract of sale for the two ships to Burns, Philp & Co saw them name the ships - and the names Burnside (1940) and Braeside (1949) would yet be seen in their fleet - albeit - built in Scotland - and not of wood.

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    State Library of New South Wales collection

    • 04/Feb/2021 00:07:25

    Thanks. Will work look at updating the captions.

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    John Carson Essex UK

    • 05/Feb/2021 18:52:32

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