of Adelaide The composite clipper City of
Adelaide. A group in Adelaide is hopeful of preserving this
vessel, which was built in 1864 for the emigrant trade to South
The French 4 masted barque Adolphe off the NSW coast just south of
Newcastle, NSW, about to be taken in tow by the tug Hero. Two hours
later Adolphe went ashore at the entrance to the Hunter River and
became a total loss.
Fearless The Newcastle tug Fearless taking the barque Killoran from
her berth at King's Wharf, over to the Dyke to be loaded with a
cargo of coal for Chile.
An Oberon class submarine of the Royal Australian Navy
Handlining for 'couta' Fishing for barracouta off Port Phillip c.1920.
Leaving Sydney 1896
Polly Woodside Has been restored and is now a museum ship in Melbourne.
About to load coal at the Dyke in Newcastle NSW. Now being restored at South Street in New York.
After the decline of the Tea Trade Cutty Sark became a wool clipper on the Australia run.
Approaching Manly Cove on Sydney Harbour c.1922
The Grain Fleet at Port Victoria
The ketch Annie Watt takes a load of bagged grain out to a sailing
ship anchored off shore.
Stretching a new topsail
The mighty five masted ship Preussen, pride of the Laeisz fleet
in her home port of Hamburg.
The Five Mile Sniper
HMAS Brisbane, the last steam driven ship in the Royal Australian
Navy bombards shore positions in Vietnam. This role earned her the
nickname, 'The Five Mile Sniper'.
Falls of Clyde - Off The Dagger Ramereez
The last remaining of 170 four masted ship rigged vessels built in
the late 1800's, Falls of Clyde is still afloat as a museum ship in
Honolulu. She was built in 1878.
The French barque Bretagne leaves Storm Bay near Hobart with Tasman
Island on her port hand. Bretagne was built in 1903 to take advantage
of the French Bounty scheme that subsidised the building and operation
of large sailing ships.