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Name Official number Flag IMO
PIONEER    CHN   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1900  shipped   
Vessel type Vessel description
River Steamer Passenger/Cargo  Steel Paddle Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Blackwood & Gordon, Port Glasgow Castle Yard  243 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
 / 432 / 160 dwt 180 ft  30 ft  10 ft  6 ft 
Engine builder William Denny & Bros, Dumbarton
Engine detail
Twin C2cyl diagonal 18½",32"x60"
Engine No.500 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Yangtse Trading Co (via Yunan Company)     
Other names
1900 HMS KINSHA - 1921 SHUKONG 
Subsequent owner and registration history
11/1900 The Admiralty, London
1921 ??, China 
Vessel history
Shallow draught steamer for upper Yangtze River passenger/cargo/towing service
William Denny design - Special Order No.125 - hull ordered by Denny 26/6/2899
Q1/1900 re-erected and launched by the Shanghai Engineering, Shipbuilding & Dock Co.
Steamed up Yangtse to Chunking; requisitioned before return by the British during Boxer rebellion, and purchased 11/1900 as HMS KINSHA and converted to gunboat 
Remarks
passengers: 14 x 1st, 30 x 2nd, c90 x 3rd class 
End year Fate / Status
1937  Missing  
Disposal Detail
Disappeared c1937 
 

 



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