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Type Cargo, Passenger.
Gross Registered Tonnage 774 tons
Builder Samudra Bros., Poplar, London
Delivery date 1863
Hull Iron
Decks 2
Length 243.3 ft.
Width 26 ft.
Depth 12.8 ft.
Engine Builder John Penn & Co., London
Engine Supplier John Penn & Co., London
Engine Type Horizontal - oscillating (steam)
Engine cylinders 2 cylinder.
Engine Power 140 nhp.
Propulsion mode Paddle
Boiler 2 x single ended
Fuel Coal
Delivered to owner George Barnet & Co., Shanghai. as "Tunsin"


Built as a blockade runner for use in the American Civil war.

1863. Completed for George Barnet & Co. London. The two vessels "Tunsin" and "Glengyle" were the first ships purchased to start the new company.

1864, May 25th. Arrived in Shanghai as "Tunsin" and placed on Ningpo-Hankow service. Hull painted white.

1867. March. Sold to F.A.Groom, Shanghai, for a Chinese syndicate, managed by Glover & Co.

1867. Transfered to Union Steam Navigation Co., Shanghai, with same managers.

1873, March 31st. Taken over and placed on CNCo's first sailing on the Shanghai - Hankow service.

1880. Hull painted a light grey.

1885 May.Converted into a pontoon landing stage at Swatow.


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