Photograph of SS China China Japan United States

SS China
SS China

Custodian: University of Glasgow Archive Services

Reference: DC101/0124

Name: ss China

Built: Fairfield & Co., Govan, 1889

Owners: Pacific Mail Steamship Company; registered in Hawaii from 1897 and later in the USA

Type: passenger; military in 1898

Route: UK to San Francisco, Yokahama and Hong Kong

The photograph is part of a collection of ship portraits dating from the 1880s taken by James Adamson, a photographer from Rothesay on the Isle of Bute. His collection is one of the most comprehensive of sailing and steam ship photographs of the period. Most of the pictures were taken just after the ships were completed.