|ID /IMO No. 1136659.|
|Gross Registered Tonnage||2,219 grt. 1,338 nett.|
|Builder||Scotts S.& E. Co. Ltd. Yard No.455.|
|Hull||Steel, clincher construction.|
|Length||285.4 ft. F'c'sle 36.0 ft. Bridge 65.0 ft.|
|Passengers||1st. class:- 2. 3rd class Chinese 48, deck passengers|
|Engine Builder||Scotts S.& E. Co.|
|Engine Type||Steam, triple expansion.|
|Engine cylinders||3:- 19 ins dia. 31.5 ins dia. 53 ins. dia.|
|Engine stroke||3.25 ft.|
|Engine Power||139 nhp. 1,100 ihp.|
|Propulsion mode||Single Screw|
|Bale capacity||136,828 cu.ft.|
|Block coefficient (Cb)||0.76|
|Condenser cooling surface||930 sq.ft.|
|Steam expansion ratio||12.1|
|Boiler||Main:- 1, circulating (scotch).|
|Boiler pressure||190 psi.|
|Boiler dimensions (total)||16.58 ft high.|
|Heating Surface (total)||3,732 sq ft.|
|Grate Area (total)||82 sq.ft.|
|Steam space volume||612 cu.ft.|
|Furnace dimensions||3'9" ins.dia.|
|Propeller||Right hand, 13.75 ft' dia. 13.76 ft pitch.|
|Built classification society||B.O.T.|
|Keel laid||Mar 14th. 1913.|
|Launched||Feb 28th. 1914.|
|Original owner||China Navigation Co.|
|A natural draught coal fired Cochran vertical auxiliary boiler was installed, 7.5 ft.dia x 16.25 ft.high., w.p.100psi., 32 sq.ft. grate area.,720 sq.ft. heating surface,|
March 1913. The hull construction was contracted out to Dunlop, Bremner & Co., Inch Yard, Port Glasgow. Yard No.278. This was the first group of the verticle profiles which became the standard for the China coasters.
Built for the China coast trade.
Events / Stories
Requisitioned by M.O.W.T. under Liner Requisition Scheme.
25.12.41: scuttled in Taikoo Dock, Hong Kong, on Naval orders. Raised by Japanese forces and renamed "Seito Maru".
26.10.44: Mined & sank near Kota Baru south of Makassar Strait, by an Australian mine.