Chefoo I

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Chefoo I
ID.No. 1073626.
Type Cargo / Passenger
Gross Registered Tonnage 1087 grt. 684 nett.
Builder Scotts & Co. Greenock. Yard No. 169.
Delivery date 1876
Hull Iron, Clincher construction.
Decks 1
Length 232.3 ft.
Width 27.0 ft.
Depth 23.08 ft.
Passengers Deck passengers.
Engine Builder Greenock Foundry Co.
Engine Type Steam, Compound inverted.
Engine cylinders 2, 23"dia. 46' dia.
Engine stroke 3.0 ft.
Engine Power 456 ihp., 98 nhp.
Engine RPM 70
Propulsion mode Single screw
Speed 9/10 kts.
Rigged Schooner
Displacement 2442 tons
Deadweight 1663 tons
Bale capacity 71,568 cu.ft.
Block coefficient (Cb) 0.74
Aspiration Natural.
Condenser cooling surface 1,000sq.ft.
Steam expansion ratio 6.7
ratio_of_air_pump_capacity_to_lp_cylinder_volume 25.9
ratio_of_sw_circulating_pump_capacity_to_lp_cylinder_volume 15.0
Boiler 2, oval type.
Boiler pressure 65 psi.
Boiler dimensions (total) 14.5 ft.H x 8.5 ft. W x 9.0 ft. L
Heating Surface (total) 1,986 sq.ft.
Grate Area (total) 71.5 sq. ft.
Steam space volume 626 cu.ft.
Fuel Coal
Furnace 2 per boiler
Furnace dimensions 3'3" dia., 6'0" long.
Draught Natural
Propeller Right hand,12.0 ft.dia. 15.0 ft.pitch
Propeller blades 4
Launched Feb 24th. 1876
Delivered to owner John Samuel Swire, London


1876. Completed for John Swire & Sons, London. Scott's design for the "Chefoo I", and the "Tientsin I" was basically a scaled down version of ships currently being built for Alfred Holt's Ocean Steamship Co. (and Lamport and Holt)

1883. Transfered to the China Navigation Co.

1905. Owned by Bandinel & Co., Shanghai.

1907. Sold to F.D,Farmer, Shanghai.

1913. Sold to Chang Tze Yang, Cheefoo.

1921. Sold to Deng Ting Kee, Shanghai.

Circa 1925. Sold to Chow Chung Fang, Chinese flag. One report indicates the owner is Yan Woo Steamship Co (Yin Taze Chun) of Hong Kong.

1929. Deleted from Lloyds register, presumed scrapped.


Built for the China coast trade. Coast Boats Ownery to 1883.

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