Naval, others

(Non-Australian naval)


Perhaps the German armoured cruiser ‘ pocket battleship’ Deutschland speeding past another vessel a year or two before WW2 started is the most ominous-looking image in this varied display of nearly 200 images.

About the same time Sydney celebrated naval visits for the 1938 Sesqui-centenary.  Into Port Jackson came British, US, Dutch, German and Italian cruisers. All of them were in action within two to three years and some were soon sunk.

In the 1920s the great battleships of the Royal navy and the US navy came into port and the people of Sydney flocked to see them. Some of the photographs taken by the visitors are seen here.

For costs and availability of obtaining any of these photos without watermark, as an electronic file, as a print from the original negative (where available) or as some other format, contact the Maritime Records and Research Centre’s Curator on mrrc@shf.org.au or 02 9298 3850, quoting the full file name and giving details of format wanted.

Copyright for the majority of these images from the collection is vested in the Sydney Heritage Fleet. For the remaining images every attempt has been made to ensure correct attribution. If any originator of an image notes an error the Sydney Heritage Fleet would welcome any notification and will remove that image or modify its attribution.

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