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Digital Photograph - Orient Line Ship, 'Orsova' at Railway Pier, Port Melbourne, circa 1913 Image Reg. No: MM 110331

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View of steam ship moored at pier, with smaller vessel alongside.

This photograph shows the ship 'Orsova' of the Orient Line at Railway Pier, Port Melbourne, circa 1913. Stanley Fletcher was training to become a professional photographer with Powers Studio before World War One, but then he enlisted to become a serviceman. Photographs like these could be printed as postcards and there are many postcards of the 'Orsova' and Railway Pier in existence. This photograph also shows a steam tug boat alongside the 'Orsova'.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Mrs Nancy Gallagher, 2006
Acknowledgement:
Contributed by Mrs Nancy Gallagher
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: fremantle, john flynn, george walter smith, raycapps, orsova
Themes this item is part of: Transport Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: WATER TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Ports & Harbours
Tertiary Classification: piers
Organisations Depicted: Railway Pier; 'Orsova'; Orient Line
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1913

Place Depicted Notes: Now Station Pier.
Source of Date Depicted: Contributor's memory.
Photographer: Mr Stanley Fletcher
Ship Depicted: Orient Steam Navigation Company Limited (Orient Line), circa 1913

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SAMUEL HAMILTON Posted on 28 May 2014 1:03 AM
I HAVE A SILVER CUP TROPHY THAT WAS GIVIN TO ME BY MY UNCLE WHO WORKT ON A DREDGER IT WAS FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA JUST WONDERING IF THE ORSOVA HAD SANK ???
Discovery Centre Posted on 28 May 2014 3:56 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Samuel,
No she did not sink. Her last voyage was on 20 June 1936 and she was broken up at Bo'ness, Scotland.

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