Photograph of ss Hai-Mun China

ss Hai-Mun
ss Hai-Mun

Custodian: University of Glasgow Archive Services

Reference: DC101/0279

Names: ss Hai-Mun; Wing Lee, 1928; Wing Wah, 1935

Built: William Hamilton & Co., Port Glasgow, 1896

Owners: Douglas Steamship Company; Yue Yuen Steamship Co.; Yue Yuen Hop Kee Steamship Co., 1931; Lee Yu Fun, 1935

Type: passenger; cargo

Status: wrecked in the Gulf of Tonkin, 1943

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.