HMAT Afric

Accession Number ART96200
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 35 x 55.5 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on board
Maker Edwards G.
Date made unknown
Conflict South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)
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Description

Depicts HMAT Afric at sea.

HMAT or His Majesty's Australian Transport ships were a fleet of transport ships leased by the Commonwealth government to transport AIF formations to their respective destinations. On February 1917 the HMAT Afric was torpedoed and sunk in the English chancel by a German submarine. It was hit on the starboard side near the engine-room causing an explosion. The engineers and greasers on watch at the time were killed.

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