The paddle steamer 'Alaska' aground at Aberdeen, after the 1874 typhoon, Hong Kong

The paddle steamer 'Alaska' aground at Aberdeen, after the 1874 typhoon, Hong Kong




University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: NA15-07. From an album in The National Archives entitled ‘HONG KONG 2. Hong Kong and Macao: the typhoon of 22 September 1874. (CO 1069/445)’. Crown copyright image reproduced by permission of The National Archives, London, England. The National Archives give no warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or fitness for purpose of the information provided. This image may be used only for purposes of research, private study or education. Applications for any other use should be made to The National Archives Image Library, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 4DU, UK. Telephone: 020 8392 5225. Fax: 020 8392 5266. Infringement of the above condition may result in legal action. P.M.S.S. Coy. = Pacific Mail Steamship Company. The paddle steamer SS ‘Alaska’ (1867–1879) was launched on 27 November 1867 for the Pacific Mail Steamship Company service between New York and Aspinwall. She served from 2 August 1868 until June 1869 and was later used on the San Francisco to Panama City and San Francisco to Hong Kong services until 1879. The ship was repaired after the 1874 typhoon and resume service. She was rebuilt in 1882 and later became a coal hulk and store ship at Acapulco until 1885. See NA15-04, NA15-05, and NA15-06 (more photographs of typhoon damage at Aberdeen).

Caption in album or on mount

The P.M.S.S. Coys. S. "Alaska", ashore at Aberdeen, after the typhoon 22 Sep. /74.


Hong Kong


September 1874




Black and white photograph


The National Archives, London

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