Sung Mon Wai
| Song Wenhui 宋文翙 |
| Song Wan Yu1 |
Sung Mun Wai
Sung Man Wai
| Sung Shuyi 宋叔仪 |
| 2 |
| 50 |
| 1861; 18602 |
| Xiangshan (Macau), Guangdong |
| 13 (Lunar Calendar) |
|16 Nov 19132 |
| Shanghai |
| (1) Amherst, MA |
(2) Somerville, MA
| (1) Rev. Thomas S. & Harriet Amelia (King) Potwin, Amherst, MA3 |
(2) John L. & Martha C. Hammett, Somerville, MA (U.S. Census 1880)
Natchaug School, Willimantic, CT (?-1878)
Somerville High School, Somerville, MA (1878-1880)4
In June 1878, Sung Mon Wai participated in Natchaug High School's declamation contest; he recited a portion of "Irish Aliens" -- Irish MP Richard Lalor Sheil's famous oration in Parliament of 22 Feb 1837 -- and was awarded first prize.5
| M. I. T., 1880-18816 |
| Enrolled in Fuzhou Naval School, 8th Cohort in navigation science 福州船政學堂第八期駕駛班 |
| Served in Beiyang Squadron: 1888 Chief Gunnery Officer 枪炮大副 on the battleship Ting Yuen 定远; |
1892 Deputy Chief Officer 帮办大副 and later Captain 管带 on the cruiser Kuang Chia 广甲7;
1894 Participated in battle of the Yalu River, Sino-Japanese War, 17 September;
1906 Captain of torpedo gunboat Chien An 建安:
1909 Dec. Captain of gunboat Kiang Li 江利; also appointed 海軍副參領 (deputy commander)
1910 Captain of gunboat Kiang Yuan 江元;
1911 early months: Commander of cruiser Ching Ch'ing 镜淸, Yangtze squadron.8
1911 Nov.: Participated in action against the Qing forces at Nanking; was put in charge of the Yangtze squadron 統領長江水師 by Hubei military government
1912 Republican period: continued to rise in rank.
| Navy |
|20 Aug 1913 appointed 海军少将 (Rear Admiral). |
23 Jan 1914 posthumously promoted to 海军中将 (Vice Admiral).
| Sung Daquan 宋达泉 |
1. Springfield Daily Republican, 26 July 1873, 3.
2. Biographical data in Chinese source, http://baike.baidu.com/view/1912244.htm (accessed 4 Jan 2012; courtesy B. Chan).
3. Rhoads (2011), p. 52, Table 5.1.
4. Rhoads (2011), pp. 97-98, Table 7.2.
5. Rhoads (2011), pp. 105-106.
6. Qian & Hu (2003), 108; Qian & Hu (2004), 115; Rhoads (2011), p. 117, Table 8.1.
7. Shi (2000), 201.
8. For dates of appointments cf. source cited in note 2 above; technical data on these Chinese naval vessels (names romanized as above) and their armaments can be found in Wright (2000).