Photograph of ss Keong-Wai China

ss Keong-Wai
ss Keong-Wai

Custodian: University of Glasgow Archive Services

Reference: DC101/0340

Name: ss Keong-Wai; Hwah Kun, 1917; Hua An, 1925; Hua An I, 1935

Built: Fairfield, Govan, 1895

Owners: Chinese Government, 1917; Chang An SS Co., 1925; Hsin Chang An SS Co., 1936

Type: passenger; cargo

Status: wrecked, 1937

The photograph is part of a collection of ship portraits dating from the 1880s taken by James Adamson, a photographer from Rothesay on the Isle of Bute. His collection is one of the most comprehensive of sailing and steam ship photographs of the period. Most of the pictures were taken just after the ships were completed.