Wuchow

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Sister ship of the Samshui

Wuchow.
ID. No. 54673
Type Cargo/passenger.
Gross Registered Tonnage 262 grt. 162 nett.
Builder S.C.Farnham & Co., Shanghai.
Delivery date 1899
Hull Steel, clincher construction.
Decks 1
Length 133.6 ft.
Width 23.0 ft.
Depth 9.2 ft.
Engine Type Steam, 2 x compound.
Engine cylinders 2 per engine.
Engine Power 75 registered hp.
Propulsion mode Twin screw.
Power Steam
Fuel Coal.
Delivered to owner 1899

History

Sister ship of the Samshui.

Refer to Samshui and Pearl River steamers.

Built by S.C.Farnham, Shanghai, for:- China Navigation Co. (22/64), Hong Kong, Canton & Macau Steamship Co. (21/64), C.W.Dickson for Jardine Matheson & Co.(21/64)

1900. Sold to The German authorities during the Boxer Rebellion, who used it as a tug for maneuvering their naval vessels in shallow water.

Service

Operated the Canton-Wuchow service with two lighters, in conjunction with the Hong Kong, Canton and Macao Steamboat Co. ( see ownership details)

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