Item #CL173-15 [“Tsinan”, China Navigation Co.]
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[“Tsinan”, China Navigation Co.]

c1890s. Oil on canvas, typed caption on accompanying label, 29.1 x 37.7cm. Slight surface loss to edges and crazing overall, laid down on archival backing, new stretcher. In period frame.

Caption reads “Tsinan - 1886/1909. 2269 tons, built by Scotts for China Navigation Co. for the China/Australia trade. 1909 sold to Ping An S.S.-Wallem & Co., Managers, Shanghai, and renamed Tsinanfu. 1910 sold to J. Christensen, Bergen. 1914 sold to Russian Volunteer Fleet Association [RVFA], Vladivostok, and renamed Indigirka. 1917 Turner Morrison & Co. Managers for Shipping Controller. June 1918 became Jardine, Matheson & Co., Hong Kong, and renamed Tsinan. 1919 reverted to RVFA as Indigirka. 1923 returned to Vladivostok from China and 1924 incorporated into Sovtorgflot. 1933 became depot ship for Salvage Service. 12/12/39 struck reef and sank in Ochotsk Sea off the N.W. tip of Hokkaido, Japan. 750 died.”

Item #CL173-15

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