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The launch of HMAS ALBATROSS I at Cockatoo Island Dockyard

This photograph depicts the launch of the Royal Australian Navy's first seaplane carrier HMAS ALBATROSS I on 23 February 1928 at Cockatoo Island Dockyard in Sydney.


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. 00035168

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Taken on February 23, 1928