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ID /IMO No. 1091878
Type Cargo/passenger.
Gross Registered Tonnage 1,572 grt. 999 nrtt.
Builder Scott & Co. Yard No. 241
Delivery date Nov 6th. 1885.
Hull Steel, clincher construction.
Decks 1
Length 260.0 ft. F'c'sle 31.0 ft. Bridge 52.0 ft.
Width 33.0 ft.
Depth 24.25 ft.
Passengers Deck.
Engine Builder Greenock Foundry Co.
Engine Type Steam,compound inverted.
Engine cylinders 2. 29 ins.dia. 58 ins.dia.
Engine stroke 3.5 ft.
Engine Power 180 nhp.
Propulsion mode Single screw.
Speed 10 kts.
Rigged Schooner.
Displacement 3,428 tons.
Deadweight 2,368 tons
Bale capacity 107,204 cu.ft.
Block coefficient (Cb) 0.58
Power Steam.
Condenser cooling surface 1,800 sq.ft.
Steam expansion ratio 8.0
ratio_of_air_pump_capacity_to_lp_cylinder_volume 18.5
ratio_of_sw_circulating_pump_capacity_to_lp_cylinder_volume 19.35.
Boiler 2, Cylindrical (Scotch)
Boiler pressure 90 psi.
Boiler dimensions (total) 13.5 ft dia. x 9.75 ft. long
Heating Surface (total) 2,868 sq.ft.
Grate Area (total) 110 sq.ft.
Steam space volume 872 cu. ft.
Fuel Coal.
Furnace 3 per boiler.
Furnace dimensions 3'4"dia. X 6'8" long
Draught Natural
Propeller Right hand, 14.0 ft dia. 17'0 ft. pitch.
Propeller blades 4
Propeller formation Solid.
Propeller material cast iron.
Keel laid May 22nd 1885.
Launched Sept 24th. 1885
Original owner China Navigation Co.
Delivered to owner Nov 6th.1885


Jan 26th. 1887. During a voyage from Shanghai to Amoy, became stranded on Tsingtau Island, near Amoy, - Refloated.

February 1898. In heavy weather the ship fouled fishing stakes off the China coast and lost its propeller. See egotistical account of incident by Lieutenant Verner below in the 'Images' section.

1923. Broken up at Shanghai.


Built for the China coast trade.

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