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Name: CASS
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 31/01/1888
Completed: 06/1888
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 278
Dimensions: 1708grt, 1022nrt, 249.0 x 33.2 x 17.7ft
Engines: 2 x T3cyl (19, 30 & 50 x 33ins), 287nhp
Engines by: Hawthorn Leslie & Co Ltd
Propulsion: 2 x Screws
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a; (1901: 109860)
History:
06/1888 Formosa Trading Corp (Hopkins Dunn & Co), Keelung
1894 Government of Formosa, Keelung
1895 Government of China, Nanking; renamed ARTHUR
1896 Renamed CASS
1896 Renamed NINGCHOW
1899 Marty & d'Abbadie, Haiphong; renamed HATING (or HA TING)
1901 Canadian Pacific Navigation Co Ltd, Vancouver; renamed PRINCESS MAY
1905 Canadian Pacific Railway Co, Vancouver
1919 Princess May Steamship Co Ltd, Vancouver
1925 Di Giorgio & Co Ltd, Vancouver, British Columbia
1933 Princess May Steamship Co Ltd, Vancouver
4Q/1935 Sank
Comments: TIC records report the launch name as CHIA SHIH
Sister ship was SMITH by the same builder in 1888
05/08/1910: Ran aground on Sentinel Island, Alaska
03/09/1910: Refloated after sliding ways were built and rock blasted away
4Q/1935: Scuttled off Kingston, Jamaica


Above photo as PRINCESS MAY is copyright of British Columbia Provincial Archives

Above photo as PRINCESS MAY is copyright of Library of Congress

Above: Alongside at Juneau, Alaska with the rescue tug WILLIAM JOLLIFFE. Photo is courtesy of David Asprey

Newcastle Courant, Friday, 03/02/1888