Photograph of ss Esmeralda China Japan

ss Esmeralda
ss Esmeralda

Custodian: University of Glasgow Archive Services

Reference: DC101/0238

Names: ss Esmeralda; An Pho, 1902; Shoshu Maru, 1905

Built: William Hamilton & Co., Port Glasgow, 1891

Owners: Mussen & Co., 1891; Ban An SS Co., 1902; Osaka Shosen KK, 1905

Type: passenger; cargo

Status: wrecked at Cape Zamba (Zanpa), Japan, 1921

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.