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Title Photographs of the Byford Armament Depot, and Preston Point Torpedo Depot, Western Australia.
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Call Number BA2495/1
Description 49 photographs : digital, jpeg files, black and white.
Content type still image
Media type computer
Carrier type online resource
Rights advisory For personal use only. To publish or display, contact the State Library of Western Australia.
Notes Title taken from album and notes.
Digital copies only supplied, original photographs not held.
Summary During 1941-1942 a torpedo depot was constructed at Preston Point (near Fremantle) to provide torpedo maintenance facilities for allied submarines and gunnery training for the RAN. Later, the depot became HMAS Leeuwin, a junior recruit training school. In 1942-43 an armament depot was established at Byford that was subsequently expanded to cater for mines and gunnery equipment. The site was probably chosen because it was sufficiently far from the coast to be safe from seaborne attack, and because rail access was available.
Subjects Australia. Royal Australian Navy. -- Buildings -- Photographs.
Australia. Royal Australian Navy. -- Supplies and stores -- Photographs.
Navy-yards and naval stations -- Western Australia -- Byford -- Photographs.
Navy-yards and naval stations -- Western Australia -- Preston Point -- Photographs.
Byford Armament Depot (W.A.) -- Photographs.
Preston Point Torpedo Depot (W.A.) -- Photographs.
Military weapons -- Western Australia -- Storage -- Photographs.
Railroads -- Western Australia -- Byford -- Photographs.