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The Inglorious Fate of the Indigirka (Tsinan I)

In the late 1880s, John Samuel Swire commissioned Clyde shipbuilders Scotts’ Shipbuilding & Engineering, to build a new class of steamship for the Far East-Australia trade. Launched in 1886, Changsha I, Taiyuan I, Chingtu and Tsinan I, with their sleek, yacht-like lines, were undoubtedly the prettiest ships ever owned by the China Navigation Company, and they were immediately popular with passengers.Click here for more...