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S.S. Tungchow, C.N.C. ( China Navigation Co. advertisement)

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S.S. Tungchow, C.N.C. ( China Navigation Co. advertisement)

China Navigation Company ( C.N.C.) advertisement with a photograph of the China coastal and river steamer S.S. Tungchow, whose agents in Hong Kong and at other Chinese cities was Butterfold & Swire. The S.S. Tungchow , 2,104 tons was built in 1914 and for many years served on the Shanghai - Tientsin ( 天津 Tianjin ) route. It became famous worldwide for (at least twice) being the subject of pirate attacks in December 1925 and again in February 1935 ,when 73 foreign chuldren were taken hostage. From "Glimpses of China" by T. Tawata, published in Tokyo in 1920. (The P. A. Crush Chinese Railway Collection)