Hunan I

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Hunan I
ID /IMO No. 1104835.
Type Cargo/passenger.
Gross Registered Tonnage 1,862 grt. 1,158 nett.
Builder Scott & Co. CD. Yard No. 324.
Delivery date Feb.14th. 1895.
Hull Steel, clincher construction.
Decks 2, F'cs'le 29.0 ft. Bridge 29.0 ft. Poop 8.0 ft.
Length 260.o ft.
Width 38.0 ft.
Depth 22.5 ft.
Passengers Deck.
Engine Builder Greenock Foundry Co.
Engine Type Steam,triple expansion.
Engine cylinders 3, 20 ins.dia. 32 ins.dia. 52 ins.dia.
Engine stroke 3.25 ft.
Engine Power 250 nhp. 1,100 ihp.
Propulsion mode Single screw.
Speed 10 kts.
Rigged Schooner.
Displacement 3,953 tons.
Deadweight 2,693 tons.
Bale capacity 123,650 cu.ft.
Block coefficient (Cb) 0.78
Power Steam.
Condenser cooling surface 1,750 sq.ft.
Steam expansion ratio 11.0
ratio_of_air_pump_capacity_to_lp_cylinder_volume 17.6
ratio_of_sw_circulating_pump_capacity_to_lp_cylinder_volume 17.3
Boiler 2, cylindrical (scotch)
Boiler pressure 180 psi.
Boiler dimensions (total) 14.5 ft. high, 10.25 ft. long.
Heating Surface (total) 3,362 sq.ft.
Grate Area (total) 126 sq.ft.
Steam space volume 886 cu.ft.
Fuel Coal.
Furnace 3 per boiler.
Furnace dimensions 3'6" dia. 7'0" long.
Draught Natural.
Generator voltage 110 volts D.C.
Propeller Right hand, 14.0 ft. dia. 15.33 ft pitch.
Propeller blades 4
Propeller formation Solid.
Propeller material Cast iron.
Launched Jan 10th. 1895.
Original owner China Navigation Co.
Delivered to owner Feb 14th.1895.

History

The first of a class of seven vessels, the others being "Kalgan I", "Kansu", "Foochow II", "Pakhoi II", "Tientsin II" and "Wuhu II".

February 1st. 1926. Went aground at the Western entrance the Hainan Strait.

February 18th. 1926. Refloated.

June 1926. Sold to Chinese shipbreakers.

Service

Built for the China coast trade, a beancaker, refer to "Sungkiang"

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