Notes

University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: Sw08-183. G W Swire referenced each negative in this album with the prefix H written in India ink. This negative is referenced H75. The album itself has also been archived at some stage with the reference 62/VI. On the left is SS WULIN; on the right SS WAN YUAN 萬源 (1939-42), a small steamer with a flared bow. WAN YUAN 萬源 (1939-42) 674/39 (2-sc., T6cy; 18 pass., wood oil in bulk) was built by Shanghai D.Y. Ltd (Mitsui Heavy Industries Ltd), Shanghai for Upper Yangtse use, launched 8/2/39 for China Nav. Co. Ltd and completed for Taikoo Chinese Nav. Co. Ltd, Shanghai (Br.). 9/39 t/f to Hong Kong. 12/41 comm. by RN at Singapore for conversion to patrol vessel. 12/2/42 stern and machinery sabotaged by RN in Keppel Drydock in Singapore - 15/2 wreck seized by Japanese r. 工船二号 KOSEN 2 GO (580 grt) and intended for use as a floating workshop. Later re-engined (probably ex gold dredge engines) and operated by Mitsubishi Kisen K.K on Singapore-Jakarta troop and supplies run. Retrieved postwar and scuttled by RN 1947, location unknown.

Caption on mount
Album cover: B&S, H, 1933/4 Nos 1-53; 1938 Nos 54-62; 1940 63-79. Album index: Folio (Sleeve) 75, two negatives: Watung


Location
Date
1940
Photographer
Material
Negative
Media
Black and white photograph
Repository
Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library, University of London