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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