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Ships on Sydney Harbour


MV Carnival Splendour, January 2023

MV Pacific Adventure, October 2022

MV Resilient Lady, October 2022

MV Carnival Splendour, December 2019

MV Ovation of the Seas, June 2019

MV Viking Sun, February 2018

MV Voyager of the Seven Seas, February 2017

MV Carnival Spirit 2016

Crude oil tanker, Sunda Sea, June 2015

MV Amsterdam 2014

MV Radiance of the Seas, 2013

MV Queen Mary II, 2012

MV Queen Elizabeth, 2011

MV Queen Victoria and MV QE2 pass in Sydney Harbour during the QE2's final voyage, January 2011

Crude oil tanker, Ruby River, passing Farm Cove, approaching Fort Dension/Garden Island passage, August 2010.

MV Arcadia, 2009

MV Queen Elizabeth II (QE2), 2008

MV Sapphire Princess, 2008

Pearl Ace and a Wallenius Wilhelmsen RO-RO (roll on-roll off car carriers) Glebe Island berths 1 and 2, November 2007

MV Spirit of Tasmania III, 2006. Built in 1995 and first named Superfast Li, she as sold and re-named Mega Express 4 in 2007, when Genoa, Italy, became her home port. She services the islands of Corsica and Sardinia.

USS Kitty Hawk, 2005

Oil tanker, Gore Cove oil bunkering facilities, 2004

USS Constellation, 2003

After the original Spirit of Tasmania was sold, she sailed on 24th December 2002 from Sydney for Denmark as
MS Spir for a refit and change of name to MS Fjord Norway.

MV Aurora on her maiden voyage, 2000

MV Celebrity Solstice, 1997

MV Pacific Jewel, 1991

Tall ships at the Sydney Bicentennial celebrations, 26th January 1988

Bulk ore carrier, Iron Pcific at the Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay, May 1987

HMAS Melbourne, 1985

MV Royal Viking Sky, 1982

SS Australia, final voyage, 1978

MV Fairstar, 1974

SS Arcadia, 1973

Opening of the Sydney Opera House, 20th October 1973

SS Archille Lauro (formerly Willem Ruys), 1968

MV Northern Star, 1962

SS Orcades, Darling Island (foregound), SS Oronsay and SS Orontes at Jones Bay wharf, 1960s

SS Canberra on her maiden voyage, 1961

SS Oriana on her maiden voyage, 1960

SS Orion at Woolloomooloo wharf, 1956

SS Moultan, 1955

SS Orcades, Pyrmont, 1950s

SS Himalaya, 1950. The Maritime Service Board building (MCA) is under construction.

A Japanese Ko-hyoteki class midget submarine, believed to be midget No. 14, is raised from Sydney Harbour the day after the Japanese midget submarine attack on Sydney Harbour, 1st June 1942.

HMAS Sydney, 1941

Converted troop ship RMS Queen Mary with ferry Mary Scott, viewed from Bradleys Head, 1940

SS Ellenis, maiden voyage, 1933

SS Strathaird, maiden Voyage, 1932

SS Maraposa, 1932 (harbour bridge pylons are unfinished)

SS Strathnaver, maiden voyage, 1931 (harbour bridge is unfinished)

The German four-masted barque Pommern being towed through the Glebe Island swing bridge in 1922 by the tug boat Wellington.

An unidentified vessel in the foreground, possibly the White Star Line's SS Medic, with the Oceanic Steamship Company's SS Sierra in the background at East Circular Quay, believed to date from the early 1900s.

Glass plate negative "Church Hill from Circular Quay, Sydney", 1890.
Photo: Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences

Cutty Sark loading wool at Circular Quay, c.1889.

Glass plate negative of Orient Line's steamship Austral  on Sydney Harbour, c.1882.
Photo: Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences

Campbell's Cove, 1870s

West Circular Quay (site of the Museum of Contemporary Art), 1870

The First Fleet entering Port Jackson, 26th January, 1788,drawn in 1888 by Edmund Le Bihan

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