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Sister ship of the Huichow

ID /IMO No. 1120621.
Type Cargo/passenger
Gross Registered Tonnage 1,993 grt. 1,217 nett.
Builder Scotts Shipbuilding & Engineering Co.Ltd. CB. Yard No. 397.
Delivery date Oct 20th. 1905
Hull Steel,clincher construction.
Decks 1
Length 267.0 ft. F'c'sle 34.0 ft. Bridge 81 ft.
Width 40.0 ft.
Depth 22.5 ft.
Passengers Deck.
Engine Builder Scotts S.& E. Co.Ltd.
Engine Type Steam, triple expansion.
Engine cylinders 3:- 20 ins.dia. 33.5 ins.dia. 56 ins.dia.
Engine stroke 3.25 ft.
Engine Power 268 nhp. 1,450 ihp.
Propulsion mode Single screw.
Speed 11 kts.
Rigged Schooner.
Displacement 4,100 tons.
Deadweight 2,710 tons.
Bale capacity 123,169 cu.ft.
Block coefficient (Cb) 0.745
Power Steam.
Condenser cooling surface 1,813 sq.ft.
Steam expansion ratio 11.23
ratio_of_air_pump_capacity_to_lp_cylinder_volume 17.4
Boiler 1, circulating (scotch)
Boiler pressure 190 psi.
Boiler dimensions (total) 16.58 ft. high, 12.5 ft. long.
Heating Surface (total) 3,838 sq.ft.
Grate Area (total) 90 sq.ft.
Steam space volume 600 cu.ft.
Fuel Coal.
Furnace 4
Furnace dimensions 3'9" dia. 8'8.5" long
Draught Forced.
Propeller Right hand, 14.25 ft. dia., 14.0 ft pitch.
Propeller blades 4
Propeller formation Solid.
Propeller material Cast iron
Built classification society B.O.T.
Keel laid May 17th. 1905.
Launched Sept 28th. 1905.
Launched by Master Watt. Son of R.D.Watt.
Original owner China Navigation Co.


Oct 20th. 1905. Delivered as "Kanchow" to China Navigation Co.

Dec 25th.1941. Scuttled at Hong Kong.

Dec 1943. Raised and recommisined by the Japanese. Renamed "Gyoshin Maru".

Aug.1945. Surrendered as the "Kanshu Maru" owned by Toa Kaiun K.K.

Oct 1945. Damaged when she hit a mine, beached off Hakata Bay.

1946. Assumed broken up.


Built for the China coast trade.

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