KIN SHAN (1873)
The steamship KIN SHAN was built by W. Pile & Co, Sunderland, in 1873. 983/1527/1446 tons (net/gross/under deck); 260.3 x 32.4 x 22.6 feet (length x breadth x depth of hold); iron construction, schooner rigged; screw propulsion; compound engine (by builder): 2 cylinders, bore 30 inches and 60 inches, stroke 36 inches. Owners: W. E. Wolff [or Woolf] and H. Haigh, of Hull. Port of registry: Hull. On 13 October 1877, the KIN SHAN, Capt. J. Hitch, sailed from Cardiff bound for Bombay with a cargo of coal and a crew of 24 (including the captain); she was never heard from again
Sources: Lloyd's Register of Shipping, 1877/78; Abstract Returns of Wrecks and Casualties on Coasts of U.K.; Casualties to British Ships elsewhere, and to Foreign Ships on Coasts of British Possessions Abroad, 1877-78, Parliamentary Papers, House of Commons, 1878-79 [C.2314] lxiv.533.
[09 May 1999]
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