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Name: CASS
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 31/01/1888
Completed: 06/1888
Builder: Hawthorn Leslie & Co Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 278
Dimensions: 1708grt, 1022nrt, 249.0 x 33.2 x 17.7ft
Engines: 2 x T3cyl (19, 30 & 50 x 33ins), 287nhp
Engines by: Hawthorn Leslie & Co Ltd
Propulsion: 2 x Screws
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 109860
History:
06/1888 Formosa Trading Co (Hopkins Dunn & Co)
1895 Government of China; renamed ARTHUR
1896 Renamed CASS
1896 Renamed NINGCHOW
1899 Marty & d'Abbadie; renamed HATING (or HA TING)
1901 Canadian Pacific Railroad Co; renamed PRINCESS MAY
1919 Princess May Steamship Co
by 1930 Di Giorgio & Co Ltd, Vancouver, British Columbia
4Q/1935 Sank
Comments: TIC records report the launch name as CHIA SHIH
05/08/1910:Ran aground on Sentinel Island, Alaska.
03/09/1910: Refloated after sliding ways were built and rock blasted away.
4Q/1935: Scuttled off Kingston, Jamaica


Above photo as PRINCESS MAY copyright of British Columbia Provincial Archives

Above photo as PRINCESS MAY copyright of Library of Congress

Above: Alongside at Juneau, Alaska with the rescue tug WILLIAM JOLLIFFE. Photo courtesy of David Asprey

Newcastle Courant, Friday, 03/02/1888