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Name: SMITH
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 29/02/1888
Completed: 1888
Builder: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 279
Dimensions: 1394grt, 703nrt, 250.5 x 34.2 x 18.0ft
Engines: 2 x T3cyl (19, 30 & 50 x 33ins), 300nhp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screws
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
1888 Formosa Trading Corporation (Hopkins, Dunn & Co), Keelung
1894 Formosa Government, Keelung
1895 AALR Clonebaugh, Keelung; renamed MARTHA
1896 Chinese Government, Nanking; renamed SMITH
1897 Renamed WO-NING, registered at Shanghai
1899 Marty & D'Abbadie, Haiphong; renamed HUÉ
1910 Cie de Navigation Tonkinoise (AR Marty), Haiphong
1918 Tung Hing SS Co (JR Braga), Macao; renamed SUN TAK
1926 Broken up
Comments: Launched as MEI SHIH for the Chinese Government
1926: Broken up


Shields Daily Gazette, Thursday, 01/03/1888