Hunan II

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Hunan II
ID /IMO No. 1163304.
Type Cargo/passenger.
Gross Registered Tonnage 2,827.grt. 1,621 nett.
Builder Scotts S.& E.Co.Ltd. Yard No. 555.
Delivery date Nov 24th. 1932.
Hull Steel, clincher construction.
Decks 2.
Length 298 ft. F'c'sle 39 ft. Bridge 83 ft. Poop 37 ft.
Width 44 ft.
Depth 25 ft.
Passengers 1st.class 4, 2nd.class 16, 3rd.class 46.
Engine Builder Scotts S.& E.Co.
Engine Type Steam, triple expansion.
Engine cylinders 3:- 20 ins.dia. 30 ins.dia. 53 ins.dia.
Engine stroke 3.25 ft.
Engine Power 293 nhp. 1,350 ihp.
Propulsion mode Single screw.
Speed 12.5 kts.
Rigged Schooner.
Displacement 4,760 tons.
Deadweight 2,980 tons.
Bale capacity 173,120 cu.ft.
Block coefficient (Cb) 0.726
Power Steam.
Condenser cooling surface 1.350 sq.ft.
Steam expansion ratio 10.5
ratio_of_air_pump_capacity_to_lp_cylinder_volume 15.6
Boiler 2, cylindrical (scotch) with N.E.M. superheaters.
Boiler pressure 215 psi.
Boiler dimensions (total) 14.5 ft.dia.
Heating Surface (total) 4,450 sq.ft.
Grate Area (total) 116 sq.ft.
Fuel Oil.
Furnace 3 per boiler
Furnace dimensions 3' 5 13/16" dia.
Draught Forced
Generator 1,steam recip.
Generator power 15 Kw.
Generator voltage 110V d.c.
Propeller 14.0 ft.dia. 13.75 ft. pitch.
Propeller blades 4
Propeller formation Solid.
Propeller material bronze
Keel laid June 1st. 1932.
Launched Nov 1st. 1932
Launched by Master Timothy Willis.
Original owner China Navigation Co.


The first ship of a class of eight similar vessels, incorporating small differences. They were based on the design of the "N" class ("Newchwang II", built 1922) The "Hunan II", being the only steamship built by Scotts SB & Engineering. The "Yochow II" and "Yunnan III" both diesel engined, were also built by Scotts SB & Eng. Taikoo Dockyard built the steamships "Hoihow II", "Hupeh II", "Hanyang II", "Pakhoi III" and "Poyang II"

April 7th. 1937. When at Tongku, the anchor failed to hold while swinging, damage caused to the wharf and the Yunnan. The Master David Wilson was found to be not at fault.

September.2nd.1933. Blown ashore on to Chau Kung Island, Hong Kong, during a typhoon. Salvaged by Taikoo Dockyard.

1941. Shortly prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour, she was stopped by a Japanese warship and her Chinese cargo confiscated.

1951. Attacked by armed junks near Hong Kong.

January 13th. 1962. Arrived at Hong Kong for breaking up.


Built for the China Coast - Indo/China trade.

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