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