Antung

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Sister of the Anhui II

Antung
ID /IMO No. 1154003.
Type Cargo/passenger.
Gross Registered Tonnage 3,508 grt. 2,047 nett.
Builder Taikoo Dockyard and Engineering Co. Yard No. 230.
Delivery date 1925
Hull Steel, clincher construction.
Decks 3
Length 336 feet
Width 49 feet 3 inches
Depth 26 feet 6 inches
Passengers 1st. class, 8 European, 28 Chinese, plus deck passengers.
Engine Builder Taikoo D.& E.Co.
Engine Type Brown Curtis steam turbines with double reduction gearboxes.
Engine cylinders High and Low Press. both with astern turbines
Engine Power 2,300 shp.
Propulsion mode Single screw.
Speed 12 kts.
Rigged Schooner.
Displacement 7,220 tons.
Deadweight 4,619 tons.
Bale capacity 288,760 cu.ft.
Block coefficient (Cb) 0.713.
Power Steam.
Condenser cooling surface 2,880 sq.ft.
Boiler Main, 2 circulating (scotch) with N.E.M.superheaters.
Boiler pressure 220 psi. 525 degrees Fahr.
Boiler dimensions (total) 14.375 ft.dia. 11.75 ft. long.
Heating Surface (total) 7,260 sq.ft.
Fuel Oil.
Furnace 4 per boiler.
Furnace dimensions 3'3.75" dia.
Draught Forced.
Generator 1, steam recip.
Generator power 20 Kw.
Generator voltage 110V d.c.
Propeller Right hand, 16.25 ft.dia. 14.25 ft.pitch.
Propeller blades 4
Propeller formation Solid.
Propeller material Bronze.
Built classification society B.O.T.
Original owner China Navigation Co.

History

Mar 6th. 1933. In a fog, became wrecked 30 miles south of Mofy point, Hainan Island. Out of the 111 crew and 420 passengers 70 lives were lost.

Service

Built for the Hong Kong - Swatow - Manila - Singapore - South East Asia service.

Events / Stories

The image below is typical of the anti-piracy grills installed at the aft end of the centre-castle.

Images