Image of ARA PRESIDENTE SARMIENTO, an Argentine Navy training ship, at wharf 1 East Circular Quay in Sydney during its July 1928 visit. Launched in 1897, the vessel made thirty seven annual training cruises including six circumnavigations of the globe. It visited Sydney in 1901, 1906 and 1928. It ceased seagoing activities in 1938 but continued as a training facility until 1961. It is now a museum ship in Buenos Aires.
This photo is part of the Australian National Maritime Museum’s Samuel J. Hood Studio collection. Sam Hood (1872-1953) was a Sydney photographer with a passion for ships. His 60-year career spanned the romantic age of sail and two world wars. The photos in the collection were taken mainly in Sydney and Newcastle during the first half of the 20th century.
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Photographer: Samuel J. Hood Studio Collection
Object no. 00024928