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Quartermasters : two people

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This is a 1950s photograph depicting two quartermasters, one aged and the other is young, posing for the photograph. 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 watchkeeping 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. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.

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All rights reserved. Lee Kip Lin and National Library Board, Singapore 2009.


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