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Administrative / Biographical History

The Wanliu III, Wenchow III and the Woosung III were a class of ships, of a novel design, for operation on the stormy winter North Atlantic service. All crew accommodation was situated mid-ship, the cabins being inboard with a 9ft. outside gallery along the port and starboard sides, and along the frontage. The messes being outboard were incorporated in the gallery. The aim of the design was to ensure that the crew did not have to go on deck, unless essential during the frequent winter storms encountered. "Knuckles" were incorporated fore and aft, to increase the bouyancy during the heavy pitching encountered.

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Location of Originals

The original plans are held at Swire House