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Deutsche Seepost Shanghai-Tientsin

In April 1898, the Jebsen Shipping Company began operating a steamer service connecting several Chinese ports, including Shanghai, Kiautschou, Hong Kong, and Tientsin. 

In 1901, Jebsen was purchased by HAPAG, which then assumed operation of this coastal service.  HAPAG continued operating the former Jebsen steamers on the route, designating this service as the Shanghai-Tientsin Linie.  The line remained in service until the outbreak of World War I.

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Catalog:

  • Friedemann SP 1
  • ArGe Kolonien DEUTSCHE SEEPOST SHANGHAI-TIENTSIN

HAPAG

Gouverneur Jaeschke

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Period of Use on this Ship:

  • 1902
  • 1904
  • 1905

HAPAG

Sikiang

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Period of Use on this Ship:

  • Unknown

HAPAG

Staatssekretär Kraetke

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Period of Use on this Ship:

  • 1909
  • 1910

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Catalog:

  • Friedemann SP 1 a
  • ArGe Kolonien DEUTSCHE SEEPOST SHANGHAI-TIENTSIN a

HAPAG

Mathilde

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Period of Use on this Ship:

  • 1901

Notes:

  • Also used on Feldpost during the Boxer Rebellion, to 31 August 1901

HAPAG

Tsintau

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Period of Use on this Ship:

  • Unknown

    HAPAG

    Admiral von Tirpitz

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    Period of Use on this Ship:

    • February 1907

    HAPAG

    Staatssekretär Kraetke

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    Period of Use on this Ship:

    • 1907

      HAPAG

      Gouverneur Jaeschke

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      Period of Use on this Ship:

      • Unknown

      HAPAG

      Sikiang

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      Period of Use on this Ship:

      • 1911
      • 1913

      HAPAG

      Longmoon (sister ship Lyeemoon shown)

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      Period of Use on this Ship:

      • 1914

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      Catalog:

      • Friedemann SP 1 b
      • ArGe Kolonien DEUTSCHE SEEPOST SHANGHAI-TIENTSIN b

      HAPAG

      Tsintau

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      Period of Use on this Ship:

      • 1901

      Notes:

      • Also used on Feldpost during the Boxer Rebellion, to 31 August 1901
      • Can be found with provisional ‘01’ year slug

      HAPAG

      Gouverneur Jaeschke

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      Period of Use on this Ship:

      • 1902
      • 1903

      HAPAG

      Vorwärts

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      Period of Use on this Ship:

      • Unknown

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      Catalog:

      • Friedemann SP 1 c
      • ArGe Kolonien DEUTSCHE SEEPOST SHANGHAI-TIENTSIN c

      HAPAG

      Mathilde

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      Period of Use on this Ship:

      • Unknown

      HAPAG

      Sikiang

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      Period of Use on this Ship:

      • 1909
      • 1910

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      Catalog:

      • Friedemann SP 2
      • ArGe Kolonien DEUTSCHE SEEPOST SCHANGHAI-TIENTSIN

      HAPAG

      Peiho

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      Period of Use on this Ship:

      • July 1906 to October 1906

      Notes:

      • Provisional wood canceller without letter identifier or date
      • SCHANGHAI instead of SHANGHAI

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      Catalog:

      • Friedemann SP 3
      • ArGe Kolonien DEUTSCHE SEEPOST SCHANGHAI-TIENTSIN d

      HAPAG

      Peiho

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      Period of Use on this Ship:

      • October 1906 to Summer 1908

      Notes:

      • Dot instead of slash between day and month
      • SCHANGHAI instead of SHANGHAI
      Kiautschou

      Deutsche Seepost Shanghai-Tientsin

      In April 1898, the Jebsen Shipping Company began operating a steamer service connecting several Chinese ports, including Shanghai, Kiautschou, Hong Kong, and Tientsin. 

      In 1901, Jebsen was purchased by HAPAG, which then assumed operation of this coastal service.  HAPAG continued operating the former Jebsen steamers on the route, designating this service as the Shanghai-Tientsin Linie.  The line remained in service until the outbreak of World War I.

      Postmark Information

      Catalog:

      • Friedemann SP 1
      • ArGe Kolonien DEUTSCHE SEEPOST SHANGHAI-TIENTSIN
      Gouverneur Jaeschke

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      Period of Use on this Ship:

      • 1902
      • 1904
      • 1905

      Sikiang

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      Period of Use on this Ship:

      • Unknown

      Staatssekretär Kraetke

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      Period of Use on this Ship:

      • 1909
      • 1910

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      Catalog:

      • Friedemann SP 1 a
      • ArGe Kolonien DEUTSCHE SEEPOST SHANGHAI-TIENTSIN a

      Mathilde

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      Period of Use on this Ship:

      • 1901

      Notes:

      • Also used on Feldpost during the Boxer Rebellion, to 31 August 1901

      Tsintau

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      Period of Use on this Ship:

      • Unknown

      Admiral von Tirpitz

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      Period of Use on this Ship:

      • February 1907

      Staatssekretär Kraetke

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      Period of Use on this Ship:

      • 1907

      Gouverneur Jaeschke

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      Period of Use on this Ship:

      • Unknown

      Sikiang

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      Period of Use on this Ship:

      • 1911
      • 1913

      Longmoon (sister ship Lyeemoon shown)

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      Period of Use on this Ship:

      • 1914

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      Catalog:

      • Friedemann SP 1 b
      • ArGe Kolonien DEUTSCHE SEEPOST SHANGHAI-TIENTSIN b

      Tsintau

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      Period of Use on this Ship:

      • 1901

      Notes:

      • Also used on Feldpost during the Boxer Rebellion, to 31 August 1901
      • Can be found with provisional ‘01’ year slug

      Gouverneur Jaeschke

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      Period of Use on this Ship:

      • 1902
      • 1903

      Vorwärts

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      Period of Use on this Ship:

      • Unknown

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      Catalog:

      • Friedemann SP 1 c
      • ArGe Kolonien DEUTSCHE SEEPOST SHANGHAI-TIENTSIN c

      Mathilde

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      Period of Use on this Ship:

      • Unknown

      Sikiang

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      Period of Use on this Ship:

      • 1909
      • 1910

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      Catalog:

      • Friedemann SP 2
      • ArGe Kolonien DEUTSCHE SEEPOST SCHANGHAI-TIENTSIN

      Peiho

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      Period of Use on this Ship:

      • July 1906 to October 1906

      Notes:

      • Provisional wood canceller without letter identifier or date
      • SCHANGHAI instead of SHANGHAI

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      Catalog:

      • Friedemann SP 3
      • ArGe Kolonien DEUTSCHE SEEPOST SCHANGHAI-TIENTSIN d

      Peiho

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      Period of Use on this Ship:

      • October 1906 to Summer 1908

      Notes:

      • Dot instead of slash between day and month
      • SCHANGHAI instead of SHANGHAI

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