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Wednesday, October 23rd 2019, 4:27pm

Author: parador

Beijing Newspaper Q1/1949 - Chinese news and events - January / February / March

Shanghai - Tuesday, 1. March 1949 - late evening Though hardly the most reputable nightclub in Shanghai - the converted river steamer had been decorated inside to look like a smaller, cheaper version of the Folies-Bergere, with dim lighting and gaudy furniture - it was definitely one of the most popular. Not only because of the well-stocked bar and the excellent resident band, but because some of the girls performing the erotic floor show were usually agreeable to a little bedroom activity if th...

Friday, October 18th 2019, 1:01pm

Author: parador

Yangtze Gold Cruise Company

Yangtze Gold Cruise Company The "Yangtze Gold Cruise Company" was founded in 1947 to provide river cruises on the Yangtse River. She is based in Chongqing and is a joint venture between the Yong and Zhidong families and the Min Sung Industrial Co. Ltd.

Friday, October 18th 2019, 11:39am

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Linan - Class (Inland Tanker)

Linan-Class China Inland - Tanker laid down 1938 The Linan-Class Tankers are tankers which were designed for transporting oil on the Yangtse River or the Grand Channel. Displacement: 964 t light; 998 t standard; 1.699 t normal; 2.260 t full load Dimensions: Length overall / water x beam x draught 220,56 ft / 212,60 ft x 37,00 ft x 12,00 ft (normal load) 67,23 m / 64,80 m x 11,28 m x 3,66 m Machinery: Diesel Internal combustion motors, Geared drive, 1 shaft, 504 shp / 376 Kw = 10,00 kts Range 75...

Thursday, October 17th 2019, 10:20am

Author: parador

Beijing Newspaper Q1/1949 - Chinese news and events - January / February / March

Zhongsha Dao - Monday, 28. Februar 1949 - late evening The Tug AFT-2 drove alongside the frigate's square stern and a rope was fixed under Captain Han's supervision. Initial investigations showed that the damage to the hull of the ship was mended so far that the combined pumping power of the two ships was sufficient to bring the incoming water back outboard. However, the divers had found that the collision with the reef had also damaged the frigate's screws, so they could not run on their own, b...

Wednesday, October 16th 2019, 5:53pm

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Province-Class - Type: Fengtian

Province - Type: Fengtian Large China Coaster This Type was used for major coastal voyages and is based on the smaller Hebei Type. The ships are powered by a on the fixed propeller direct acting 1300kw four-stroke diesel engine of the Chinese manufacturer Huang-Po. With this drive, the ships reach a speed of almost 14 knots and a range of about 5000sm. The hold with a capacity of 1456 m³ (or 1550 m³ granary) has two hatches, an intermediate deck and is divided by a transverse bulkhead. The load ...

Wednesday, October 16th 2019, 5:50pm

Author: parador

Province-Class - Type: Hebei

Province - Type: Hebei Medium China Coaster The Type is based on the smaller Gansu Type Vessel. It has also an aft deck house above the engine room and a amidships cargo hold of largely unobstructed form with low build-up and elevated foredeck. The hold with a capacity of 645 m³ (or 680 m³ granary) has two hatches, which are closed with wooden hatch covers and / or tarpaulins. The cargo-gear is arranged in front of and behind the hold and consists of two whip cranes, each for 2 tons. The drive o...

Wednesday, October 16th 2019, 5:48pm

Author: parador

Province-Class - Type: Gansu

Province - Type: Gansu Small Coaster The ships have an aft deck house above the engine room and a single amidships cargo hold of largely unobstructed form with low build-up and elevated foredeck. The hatch of the hold is closed with wooden hatch covers and/or tarpaulins. During construction, the ships received two simple loading bins, which were arranged in front of and behind the cargo hold. The drive of the series consisted of a four-stroke diesel engine, which allowed a speed of eight to nine...

Wednesday, October 16th 2019, 5:46pm

Author: parador

Province - Class (Coaster)

The Province class motor vessel was designed for service on the Great chinese rivers and canals and the coastal sea, carrying either bulk or general cargo. A unified design was chosen to maximize standardization. The construction of vessels under the program is spread among many civil shipyards. The selected firms were designated as lead yards responsible for the detailed design and construction parameters, and the need for uniformity in construction was stressed. The following list shows which ...

Tuesday, October 15th 2019, 11:51am

Author: parador

Multi Purpose Vessel

In the Chinese merchant marine, there is the so-called multi-purpose ship. The vessel was developed together with the Nantong Tug & Lighter Company. There are currently two different versions of this ship type in service of the chinese merchant navy. On the one hand the is the Fishing Fleet Support Vessel and on the other the Pilot Station Vessel. Fishing Fleet Support Vessel: The main task is to give technical and medical assistance to the fishery vessels, as well as to monitor fisheries for co...

Friday, October 11th 2019, 12:54pm

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Sino Formosian Ferry Line

Sino Formosian Ferry Line Founded: 1923 Company Headquarters: Amoy Ships in Fleet: 17 Notes: The sea service "Chinese Coast and Formosa Transport Ltd." was founded in January 1923 in Amoy as a pure passenger orientated shipping line. The ships used initially, proved to be unsuitable for the long travel time to and from Formosa and to the small and less comfortable little ships could not be used due to lack of sleeping cabins for overnight trips as well. The ships of the SFFL are passenger ships ...

Friday, October 11th 2019, 12:46pm

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Asiatic Petroleum Shipping

Asiatic Petroleum Shipping Founded: 1943 Company Headquarters: Shanghai Ships in Fleet: 12 Notes: Operator of Chinese-flagged oil tankers. ******************

Friday, October 11th 2019, 12:29pm

Author: parador


SINOPEC Founded: 1932 Company Headquarters: Shanghai Ships in Fleet: 25 Notes: Main operator of Chinese-flagged oil tankers. ******************

Friday, October 11th 2019, 12:28pm

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Tjianjin Shipping

Tjianjin Shipping Founded: 1878 Company Headquarters: Tjianjin Ships in Fleet: 56 Notes: It was founded in 1878 as a shipowning company and was trading locally. Overseas services began in 1890 with a route between Shanghai and Osaka and in 1908 the first chinese emigrants were carried to Brazil. A Hong Kong to Tacoma service commenced in 1909 and a San Francisco route was opened in 1915. In 1916 South America services were started and a service to New York in 1920. There were numerous other rout...

Friday, October 11th 2019, 12:27pm

Author: parador

Sino Shipping Company

Sino Shipping Company Founded: 1876 Company Headquarters: Beijing Ships in Fleet: 38 Notes: Founded in 1876 in Beijing, initially to trade up the Yangtze River from their Shanghai base with passengers and cargo. Chinese coastal trade started shortly after and in 1883 a regular service to Japan was initiated. At present the SSC is one of the leading coastal shipping lines in China, with routes along the chinese coast. ******************

Friday, October 11th 2019, 12:26pm

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Far Eastern Line

Far Eastern Line Founded: 1816 Company Headquarters: Hankow Ships in Fleet: 49 Notes: The Far Eastern Line was founded 1816 to offer paddle steamer services on the Yangtze River. After the first years of success the route network was extended. In the 1880s and 1890s the FEL expanded its fleet and the ports of call so that by the end of 19th century it consisted of thirty-nine ships calling at ports along the Yangtze, down the South China Coast, to the Philippines, South East Asia, Australia, Jap...

Friday, October 11th 2019, 12:25pm

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China Merchants Steam Navigation Co. Ltd.

China Merchants Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. Founded: 1915 Company Headquarters: Shanghai Ships in Fleet: 17 Notes: The story of the CMSN is marked by ups and downs. It all begun in 1915 when the Pacific Mail Steamship Co. decided to withdraw its ships from the Oriental service. A group of Chinese businessmen in San Francisco decided to fill this gap and organized the China Merchants Steam Navigation Co. Ltd. and a ship, the CHINA was taken over from another american shipping line. The future looke...

Friday, October 11th 2019, 12:22pm

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Oriental Steamship Company

Oriental Steamship Company Founded: 1936 Company Headquarters: Foochow Ships in Fleet: 22 Notes: The Oriental Steamship Company was founded in 1936 by the chinese shipowner Wei Jiafu in Foochow. The shipping company has tankers and tramp vessels, some of which are chartered. Furthermore, it operates regular passenger services to Dutch East Indies, the Philippines, Thailand and Bharat. ******************

Friday, October 11th 2019, 12:21pm

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Formosian Shipping Limited

Formosian Shipping Ltd. Founded: 1893 Company Headquarters: Taipeh Ships in Fleet: - Notes: In 1893 the Formosian Shipping Ltd. was founded in Taipeh and traded mainly between Formosa and China with managed ships. The company commenced shipowning in 1899 but by 1910 it was in financial difficulties. After the Great War, the company specialised on Shanghai - Taipeh - Pacific coast of North America routes. But the financial difficulties weren't solved, so the bankruptcy could not be stopped. After...

Friday, October 11th 2019, 12:18pm

Author: parador

China Trans-Pacific Steamship Company

China Trans-Pacific SS Co. Founded: 1812 Company Headquarters: Qingdao Ships in Fleet: 103 Notes: Formed in 1812, this was one of the chinese shipping company which operate services between the Far East and America. Focused on freight and other goods, the passenger transport capabilities of the China Trans-Pacific Steamship Company was very low. But due to the time, the passenger transportation comes more and more important. So two Liners (Oriental Jade, Oriental Pearl) were laid down in 1940 an...

Friday, October 11th 2019, 11:36am

Author: parador

Toko Line

Toko Line Founded: 1910 Company Headquarters: Amoy Ships in Fleet: 30 Notes: The "Toko Line" is a chinese passenger and freight line with daily sailings along China's coast. Sometimes referred to in Eenglish as "Chinese Coastal Express". The ships of the 'Toko Line' operate on a fixed schedule. Every day at the same time a ship runs out of Dairen (Dalian) and reaches 27 days later the starting port. ******************