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Rodney Ferry Disaster, Sydney Harbour, 1938

Rodney Ferry Disaster, Sydney Harbour, 1938

On 13 February 1938, the timber ferry, Rodney, sailed from Woolloomooloo Wharf into Sydney Harbour in the direction of the USS Louisville. Its 151 passengers were mostly young, single or divorced women hoping to catch the attention of the visiting US sailors. As the ferry approached, its passengers gathered on the top deck and the side closest to the Louisville, causing the vessel to list and tip sideways before sinking. Sixteen women drowned.
Shipping Rodney Disaster 13th Feb
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Shipping Rodney Disaster 13th Feb
Shipping Rodney Disaster 13th Feb
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Shipping Rodney Disaster 13th Feb
Shipping Rodney Disaster 13th Feb
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Shipping Rodney Disaster 13th Feb
Shipping Rodney Disaster 13th Feb
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Shipping Rodney Disaster 13th Feb
Shipping Rodney Disaster 13th Feb
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Shipping Rodney Disaster 13th Feb
Shipping Rodney Disaster 13th Feb
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Shipping Rodney Disaster 13th Feb
Shipping Rodney Disaster 13th Feb
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Shipping Rodney Disaster 13th Feb
Shipping Rodney Disaster 13th Feb
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Shipping Rodney Disaster 13th Feb
Rodney ferry disaster. Survivors from the Rodney ferry disaster are taken into Sydney Hospital on 2 January 1938.
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Rodney ferry disaster. Survivors from the Rodney ferry...
Rich and Rare. The Rodney
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Rich and Rare. The Rodney
Rodney ferry disaster, Sydney. Sixteen passengers drowned when the ferry, Rodney, capsized in Sydney Harbour on 13 February 1938.
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Rodney ferry disaster, Sydney. Sixteen passengers drowned...
The USS Louisville whose crew assisted with the rescue operation after Rodney ferry disaster, Sydney.
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The USS Louisville whose crew assisted with the rescue...
The USS Louisville whose crew assisted with the rescue operation after Rodney ferry disaster, Sydney.
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The USS Louisville whose crew assisted with the rescue...
Phyllis Bryant, the only living
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Phyllis Bryant, the only living
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