University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: Sw07-153. GW Swire referenced each negative in this album with the prefix G written in India ink. This negative is referenced G100. The album itself has also been archived at some stage with the reference P1/III. This ship is most probably the TENCHO MARU, 1261gt which was completed by Taikoo in 1912. This old fashioned vessel for 1912, was built in Hong Kong, for Japanese owners. The Dairen Kisen 20 year history says the Japanese-owned North China Shipping Hong established in Dairen in June 1911, commenced operations Dairen-Chefoo-Dandong-Tientsin in April 1912 with SAITSU MARU and the chartered TENCHO MARU.
Black and white photograph
Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library, University of London