Hoisting cattle from the armoured cruiser HMS Cornwall (1902) at Hare Bay, Newfoundland

A photograph taken from behind one of the canvas-covered hammock bins on board the armoured cruiser HMS Cornwall (1902) showing a live cow being hoisted in a sling out into a sailing tender alongside the ship. The legs of two sailors can be seen on the right of the image standing on the top of the hammock bin. The Cornwall was transferring 'fresh meat' in the form of cattle from Hawke Bay to Hare Bay, Newfoundland, where the photograph shows the cattle being unloaded.

The photograph is captioned 'getting them [cattle] out again at Hare Bay NF. / 27th July [1911].

Henry Berwick Crane joined HMS Cornwall, being used as a Cadet Training Ship, as a cadet in April 1911 and left in December 1911 to join HMS Queen as a Midshipman in January 1912.

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