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Three unidentified men possibly on board RMS QUEEN MARY near Port Jackson in Sydney, May 1940

This photograph, depicting three unidentified men possibly on board RMS QUEEN MARY, was taken when the Cunard Line's RMS MAURETANIA and QUEEN MARY had sailed from New York to Sydney in March 1940 to carry troops to the United Kingdom.


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. 00020493

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Taken in May 1940