ABERDEEN BUILT SHIPS


Name
KWANG TUNG
Construction
IRON
Type
STEAMER
Date
1877
Description
Yard Number: 208
Date of Build/Launch: October 1877

Awning Deck

Description: 2 decks, 2 masts, schooner rigged, round stern, clencher built, screw steamer, two compound surface condensing, direct acting engines made by Hall Russel & Co. Aberdeen.
(Source: Aberdeen Register of Shipping (Aberdeen City Archives))

1877: Master listed as G. Westoby; Owner J. S. Lapraik; Registered to Aberdeen.
1878/1882: Master G. Westoby
1883: Master Young; Port of Survey Hong Kong
1884: Owner The Douglas Steamship Company, S.S. H. Kong No. 1-82.

1883: Transferred to Douglas Steamship Co.
5 December 1884: Wrecked in Min River.
(Source:www.theshipslist.com)

Returns of Vessels Totally lost, condemned, etc 1st April - 30th June 1894:
KWANG TUNG involved in a collision near Pang Kore 23 April 1894.
(Source: Lloyd's Register of British & Foreign Shipping)

Owner
D Lapraik & Co., Hong Kong
Shipbuilder
Hall, Russell & Company, Limited
Dimensions
length 220' 3" x breadth 31' 3" x depth 14' 2"
Gross Tonnage: 1055 ton

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