Changchow III

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Sister of the ship Chungking III

Changchow III
ID /IMO No.5293468.
Changchow in 1952-53
Type Cargo/Passenger
Gross Registered Tonnage 9,357 grt. 5,292 nett.
Builder Scotts D.& E. Co. Yard No, 654.
Delivery date Feb 15th.1951
Hull Steel, clincher, construction.
Decks 3.
Length 450 ft. F'c'sle 90 ft. Poop 50 ft.
Width 62 ft.
Depth 35 ft.
Passengers 48 1st class, 320 steerage, 256 deck.
Engine Builder Scotts D.& E.Co.
Engine Type [ Diesel, Scott LB. Doxford, 2 stroke, single acting, direct reversing, opposed piston. 67LB6
Engine cylinders 6, 670 mm.dia.
Engine stroke 2,320 mm.
Engine Power 6,500 bhp., design.
Engine RPM 115.
Propulsion mode Single screw.
Speed 15 kts.
Displacement 14,400 tons.
Deadweight 8,669 tons.
Bale capacity 475,746.
Block coefficient (Cb) 0.72
Power Diesel.
Aspiration Natural.
Boiler Composite,exhaust gas/fuel oil.
Fuel Diesel/Heavy Fuel Oil.
Generator 4, Mirrlees TL series.
Generator power 175 Kw.
Generator voltage 220 d.c.
Propeller Right hand, 16.5 ft.dia. 15.58 ft.mean pitch.
Propeller blades 4
Propeller formation Solid, variable pitch.
Propeller material Bronze.
Built classification society B.C. & M.O.T.
Keel laid June 7th.1949.
Launched July 31st.1950.
Launched by Mrs.D.M.Phillips.
Original owner China Navigation Co.
Delivered to owner Feb 15th.1951.


Refer to Chungking III. On completion the vessel was placed on charter to Cie de Messageries Maritmes with the Chungking III. Employed on the France - South Pacific - Sydney service.

1952. Sold to the Royal Navy who converted her to an armament store and supply vessel for the Far Eastern fleet. Renamed "Resurgent", British India Steam Navigation Co., as managers.

May 15th. 1981. Arrived at Gijon under tow for scrapping.


Built for the China-Indonesia/Straits trade, for an expected large emigrant trade.

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