Pow An

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Pow An
ID No. 1068387
Type Cargo/passenger.
Gross Registered Tonnage 2,339 grt. 1,834 nett.
Builder Alexander Stephens & Sons. Glasgow.
Delivery date 1872.
Hull Iron.
Decks 2
Length 220.3 ft.
Width 34.1 ft.
Depth 12.9 ft.
Passengers 1st.class 20. 2nd.class 20, Deck, 350.
Engine Builder Alexander Stephens & Sons.
Engine Type Steam, 2 cylinder compound.
Engine Power 115 nhp.
Propulsion mode Single screw.
Speed 12 kts.
Power Steam.
Boiler 2, single furnace.
Boiler pressure 60 psi.
Fuel Coal.
Original owner Hong Kong, Canton & Macao Steamboat Co.
Delivered to owner 1872.


1872. Delivered to the Hong Kong, Canton & Macao Steamboat Co. Augustine Heard & Co. as managers.

1874. Along with C.N.Co.'s Ichang I the two ships operated in a pool, however only one third came to C.N.Co. as the partner had three other vessels on the route.

1881. Hankow also employed in the service.

June 1877. Engine trials were conducted after engines were replaced.

1889/1890. The vessel was refurbished in Hong Kong including the replacement of the main deck.

1897. The "Pow An" transferred into the conglomerate when the West River tripartite operation was established.

1907. The one third share in the "Pow An" was acquired by C.N.Co.

June 8th. 1908. On a voyage from Hong Kong to Canton the "Pow An" was wrecked, and became a total loss, on a submerged rock off Capsuimun, about 50 lives lost.


Employed on the Pearl river trade.

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