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USS NEW MEXICO seaplane, July 1925

Image of seaplane of USS NEW MEXICO in Sydney Harbour. On 23 July 1925, the United States Navy visited Sydney. The fleet departed for New Zealand on 6 August. The fleet included USS CALIFORNIA (V), USS COLORADO (III), USS TENNESSEE (III), USS MARYLAND (III), USS WEST VIRGINIA (II), USS NEW MEXICO (I), USS MISSISSIPPI (III) and USS IDAHO (IV).


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. 00020978

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Taken in July 1925