The sinking of the troopship 'Ballarat'

Place Oceania: Australia, Victoria, Melbourne
Accession Number ART13329
Collection type Art
Measurement unframed: 91.6 x 152.8 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas
Maker Crozier, Frank
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1936
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


The sinking of troopship SS 'Ballarat' which took place on 25 April 1917 in the English Channel. A submarine torpedoed the 'Ballarat', which was carrying Australian troops from Melbourne to England. Efforts made to tow the ship to shallow water failed and she sank off The Lizard the following morning. No lives were lost of the 1752 souls on board.