University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: Sw07-004. GW Swire referenced each negative in this album with the prefix G written in India ink. This negative is referenced G4. The album itself has also been archived at some stage with the reference P1/III. The Union Jack is painted on the ships together with the words for Great Britain 大英國. The ships are berthed near Jiangnan Shipyard apparently.
Butterfield & Swire steamers (Kiating class) and Jiangnan Shipyard, Huangpu river