HMAT BORDA berthing at Millers Point

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Where: New South Wales, , Australia

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When: 01 January 1917

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This glass plate negative depicts the portside bow view of HMAT BORDA beside wharf 10 at Millers Point, Sydney. Its hull and funnel are painted in dazzle camouflage. BORDA was requisitioned from the P&O Steam Navigation Company by the government for use as troopship in 1916 or 1917.

This photo is part of the Australian National Maritime Museum’s Samuel J. Hood Studio collection. Sam Hood (1872-1953) was a Sydney photographer with a passion for ships. His 60-year career spanned the romantic age of sail and two world wars. The photos in the collection were taken mainly in Sydney and Newcastle during the first half of the 20th century.

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Photographer: Samuel J. Hood Studio Collection

Object no. 00024648


Owner: Australian National Maritime Museum on The Commons
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    • 24/Feb/2014 10:10:58

    A history of the BORDA from clydesite:

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    • 28/Feb/2014 11:11:40

    I think the BORDA was at Wharf 10 (Tysers) at Millers Point (named Walsh Bay later). Compare with this from the other side of the warehouse -

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    • 04/Mar/2014 03:02:50

    [] [] separate time here...different dazzle. This one was dressed up! HMAS BORDA in dazzle paint at wharf Right about location! :)