Japanese warship HIJMS IWATE in Sydney Harbour, January 1924 – Sydney Picture

Japanese warship HIJMS IWATE in Sydney Harbour, January 1924

Members of the Imperial Japanese Naval Squadron visited Australia in January 1924 as part of a training cruise. The squadron, led by Admiral Makoto Saito, consisted of the IWATE, ASAMA and YAKUMO. Nearly 2,500 men of which 300 were midshipmen spent time in Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth during their tour.

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. 00034688

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Image published by Australian National Maritime Museum on The Commons on 2012-05-21 22:51:18 and used under Creative Commons license.

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