Daily Event for April 6

For nearly 25 years the SS Hankow sailed the long route from London to Australia. For a time she sailed London to China but was put back on the London, Melbourne, Sydney route. Built in 1873 the Hankow was 398' long and could make 12 knots. In 1898 she was sold to a Norwegian company and renamed Dunnet and her days of traveling the world were over. On April 6, 1899 the Dunnet sailed from Barry in South Wales bound for Genoa, Italy and was never seen again.
© 2006 Michael W. Pocock