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Digital Photograph - View of Crowds on HMS Repulse & HMS Danae, Princes Pier, Port Melbourne, 1924 Image Reg. No: MM 111120

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View from ship, of crowds of visitors on board HMS Repulse and of another ship, berthed at pier. Photograph has been incorrectly captioned as having been taken from HMS Hood.

This photograph shows the British naval cruiser 'HMS Danae' berthed at Princes Pier, Port Melbourne, 23 March 1924. The photograph was taken from HMS Repulse by Ronald Cheers, who along with thousands of others visited these naval ships of the Special Service Squadron during their stay in Port Philip. Along with HMS Prince of Wales, HMS Repulse was sunk by Japanese aircraft off the Malayan coast on 10 December 1941.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Dr Christina Cheers, 2006
Contributed by Dr Christina Cheers
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: passengers
Themes this item is part of: Transport Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: WATER TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Steam Power
Tertiary Classification: naval vessels - british
Original Caption: HMS Danae from Hood fighting top.
Inscriptions: HMS Danae from Hood fighting top. 23/3/24. F/4 M.
People Depicted: unknown
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 23 Mar 1924

Source of Date Depicted: Written record kept by photographer.
Photographer: Mr Ronald Cheers


RICK TURNER Posted on 09 Feb 2010 12:17 PM
I have a photo of the HMS DANAE berthed in Brisbane, I think probably from the same era.
Anyone interested?
Allan Marshall Posted on 16 May 2010 11:59 AM
The photo was taken from the Battle-Cruiser HMS Repulse.
The HMS Hood was on the opposite side of Princes Pier, Outer East berth.
Discovery Centre Posted on 19 May 2010 10:37 AM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Alan, thanks for the information!

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