As I understand it, SS Marie Moller was a British-built salvage tug registered and owned in Shanghai by the beginning of WW2. As a family member was in the RNR as Marie Moller's engineer, I am assuming that the British Navy must have leased or contracted appropriate local vessels to be support...
Nice picture from when Djunks were trading under sail alone.
Page 162 to 167 of Worchester's 'Junks and Sampans of the Yangtze', deals with a seagoing craft belonging to the Shanghai area named Sha-ch'uan or Kiangsu Trader, sometimes known as Pechili trader. From his sail plan, description, and a pe
The name of the port is not given, but it looks to me very much like pictures I've seen of Shanghai.
Interesting the four sculling sweeps (or whatever you will call them) on the stern. I guess it is a good way to propell a large boat. Why didn't we ever try it here in Europe?