This is a 1950s photograph illustrating a quartermaster manning the steering wheel in a ship. Quartermasters are usually assigned to bridge watches and their main task is to steer the ship and carry out orders given by the Captain or watch-keeping officers. Digitized from an album page containing 7 photographs described collectively as "A life on the ocean wave". Part of a compiled album, with a label : "PHOTOGRAPHS BY : R.K. TYERS. Staff STRAITS STEAMSHIP CO., LTD. SINGAPORE." Title transcribed from album.
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