Captain A.W. Dixon on the deck of paddle steamer ‘Sainam’ (Hong Kong, Canton and Macau steamboat company). Xi River, China. Exercising with Indian clubs. (enlarged detail) on Flickr.
Article from the ‘The Adelaide Advertiser’. 17th July 1906:
A number of Chinese pirate junks last week attacked the paddle steamer Sainam, 588 tons, Captain A.W. Dixon, belonging to the Hong Kong, Canton and Macau steamboat company, near Etuchow.
They overpowered the officers and crew of the vessel, and murdered the Rev. Dr. MacDonald, who was a passenger. Captain Dixon and the Chief Engineer were seriously wounded.
The shallow-draught river gunboat, Moorhen, 180 tons, attached to the China squadron, has been dispatched to the scene of the outrage.