Kaifong

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Sister ship of "Sungkiang"

Kaifong
ID /IMO No. 1095430.
Type Cargo/passenger.
Gross Registered Tonnage 1,670 grt. 998 nett.
Builder Scott & Co. CD. yard No. 317.
Delivery date July 10th. 1888.
Hull Steel, clincher construction.
Decks 1
Length 255.0 ft. F'c'sle 29.0 ft. Bridge 68.0 ft.
Width 36.0 ft.
Depth 22.5 ft.
Engine Builder Greenock Foundry Co.
Engine Type 2 x Steam, triple expansion.
Engine cylinders 3, 14 ins.dia. 23 ins.dia. 37 ins.dia.
Engine stroke 2.5 ft.
Engine Power 250 nhp, total.
Propulsion mode Twin screw.
Speed 11 kts.
Rigged Schooner.
Displacement 3,390 tons.
Deadweight 2,300 tons.
Bale capacity 106,078 cu.ft.
Block coefficient (Cb) 0.718
Power Steam
Condenser cooling surface 1,800 sq.ft.
Steam expansion ratio 11.13
ratio_of_air_pump_capacity_to_lp_cylinder_volume 13.6
ratio_of_sw_circulating_pump_capacity_to_lp_cylinder_volume 14
Boiler 2, cylindrical (scotch)
Boiler pressure 150 psi.
Boiler dimensions (total) 12.75 ft. high x 9.75 ft. long.
Heating Surface (total) 2,582 sq.ft.
Grate Area (total) 85.5 sq.ft.
Steam space volume 604 cu.ft.
Fuel Coal
Furnace 3 per boiler.
Furnace dimensions 3'2" dia. x 6'8" long.
Draught Natural
Generator voltage 110 volts D.C.
Propeller 2, right & left hand. 10.67 ft dia., 12.5 ft pitch.
Propeller blades 4 per popeller
Propeller formation Solid
Propeller material Cast iron.
Launched June 12th 1888.
Original owner China Navigation Co.
Delivered to owner July 10th. 1888.
Scrapped March 1923, scrapped by Chinese ship breakers.

History

Dec 21st.1919. Went aground at Hongay. Serious damaged sustained - the bottom stove in. Refloated and laid up.

March 1923. Broken up by Chinese shipbreakers.

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Refer to "Sungkiang"

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