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Glass Negative - Fitting Guns on HMVS Cerberus, Williamstown, Victoria, Nov 1898 Image Reg. No: MM 030189

Fitting new guns onto the Victorian naval ship Cerberus, Williamstown, November 1898.

Photograph by Thomas Beckett. Part of a collection of glass plate negatives taken by Dr Thomas George Beckett, doctor, pioneering radiologist and amateur photographer between 1891 and 1910. The collection is primarily of Beckett's family, friends, homes, and towns and suburbs where Beckett and his family lived, including Charlton in central Victoria and Northcote & South Yarra, suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria.
Description Of Content:
Cerberus at Williamstown taking new 10' guns. ( n ) note : video frame reversed.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Joan Hadden
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: boats, naval forces, ports, ships, wharves
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Transport Collection, Dr Thomas George Beckett Collection, Dr Thomas George Beckett (1859-1937)
Primary Classification: WATER TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Steam Power
Tertiary Classification: naval vessels - australian
Format: Glass Negative: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Williamstown, Victoria, Australia, 29 Nov 1898
Photographer: Dr Thomas Beckett, Northcote, Victoria, Australia, 29 Nov 1898
Ship Depicted: Victorian Colonial Navy, Williamstown, Victoria, Australia, 29 Nov 1898


John Rogers Posted on 04 Jun 2012 7:35 AM
The photo was taken on the 30th of November 1898 whan a Mk II 10 inch RML gun was fitted in the aft turret of Cerberus to replace a gun with a cracked trunnion. More details & photos at www.cerberus.com.au/damagedgunslideshow.html

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