Cruiser in Dock

Place Oceania: Australia, New South Wales, Sydney, Cockatoo Island
Accession Number ART21472
Collection type Art
Measurement overall: 22.7 x 29.2 cm
Object type Drawing
Physical description pen and ink, brush and wash on paper
Maker Adams, Dennis
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Cockatoo Island
Date made 1942
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

A drawing of the HMAS "Australia" in the large dock at Cockatoo Island. This sketch was made from a position on the floor of the dock alongside the keel ofthe ship looking aft and outwards. The screw is the for'ard one on the port side. An elaborate system of blocks and tackle is used to haul this great bronze casting into place. The men are dwarfed by the machinery around them.