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Early morning in the West Mooring Basin

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Leica M9, Cooke Amotal.

Swan Dock by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

Built for servicing warships during World War II, ‘today, the slipway complex at Victoria Quay remains largely intact, complete with ways, dolphins, winches and associated buildings.

As a complex of three retrieval and launching slipways of differing capacities constructed in the 1940s and 1950s, it forms a very important component of Fremantle’s industrial heritage. Fremantle South No 1 Slipway, the largest of its type in Australia, is now used by the Maritime Museum of Western Australia for the conservation and display of HMAS Ovens, an Oberon class submarine. Fremantle South No 1 Slipway thus continues in a new role: assisting in the interpretation of Western Australia’s maritime history.