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Name: HONG ANN
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 22/09/1879
Completed: 25/10/1879
Builder: J Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 118
Dimensions: 440grt, 299nrt, 430dwt, 150.0 x 23.1 x17.1ft
Engines: C2cyl (22 & 40 x 30ins), 75nhp
Engines by: J Wigham Richardson & Co, Low Walker
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 9.5knots (trials)
Construction: Iron
Reg Number: 77321
History:
25/10/1879 Wee Boon Tek, Singapore
1890 Lim Ho Puah, Singapore
05/08/1891 Wrecked
Comments: Contract Price 7470, Loss 1319-5s-8d
Designed to carry 16 x 1st Class passengers
Stranded and lost in thick weather,12.5 miles north of Tagapy Island on the north east coast of Borneo. The master's ticket was suspended for 12 months, for not taking precautions in a dangerous passage.