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'The Little Orphan' island, Yangtze river, c.1890
Title : 'The Little Orphan' island, Yangtze river, c.1890
Topic : Chinese Maritime Customs Service
Location : Unknown
Estimated dates : c.1890
Nature : B&W Photo
Support image : Paper
Caption on support : Little Orphan
Information data : University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: hu-s10.
Photo is also captioned in Chinese on support.
Additional (later) caption annotation written in biro: "(Little Orphan) in middle of Yangtze River. Steered past at full speed, in the dark, without a pilot, by Captain Kerans in H.M.S. 'Amethyst’ escaping from the Communists".
Lt. Cdr. J.S. Kerans captained the ‘Amethyst’ during the Yangtze Incident 1949.
Keywords : Hughes;river;landmark