Historical information

Mine storage


Mine storage facility on Swan Island. c1900

Physical description

B&W photo Swan Island Navy Mines & Layers Depot c1900.

Inscriptions & markings

Reverse " Naval dock Swan Island 1900 / a safe harbour for fishing boats (with permit) when high seas & strong winds makes when dangerous in usual anchorage / the boats are naval training sailing cutters (with oars)/ there were 2 jetties (one on RH side of the photo) and on the end of one was a cookhouse in bottom LH, a boat moored at the southern jetty (possibly VULCAN a general purpose tug of Navy.) "