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Unit History: China Mutual Steam Navigation Co

China Mutual Steam Navigation Co
“The China Mutual Steam Navigation Co. was taken over in 1902 together with their fleet of 13 steamers and their route between China and the West Coasts of Canada and the USA. Although ships were nominally owned by China Mutual SN Co. after this date, these are not shown separately for the purposes of this list.”
And the ‘Red Duster’ page lists ships of China Mutual, the earliest being built in 1883 (this Liverpool based company seems to have been founded in 1882). Similar sources add that the firm was considered a serious rival of Alfred Holt’s until the takeover, and that the name was used – nominally, I would think – for decades after this event; the most recent trace I found was 1974.
 
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