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Sister ship of the Kalgan II

ID /IMO No. 1146157
Type Cargo/passenger.
Gross Registered Tonnage 2,661 grt. 1,555 nett.
Builder Caledon Shipbuilding & E.Co. Dundee. Yard No. 277.
Delivery date 1921.
Hull Steel, clincher construction.
Decks 2.
Length 310.0 ft. F'c'sle 42.0 ft. Bridge & Poop 187.0 ft.
Width 44.0 ft.
Depth 23.0 ft.
Passengers 1st.class 8, tween deck 18.
Engine Builder Scotts S.& E. Co.
Engine Type Brown Curtis steam turbines & double reduction gear boxes.
Engine cylinders 2, High and low pressure, with astern turbines.
Engine Power Total, 1,600 shaft hp.
Propulsion mode Single screw.
Speed 11.5 kts.
Rigged Schooner.
Displacement 5,165 tons.
Deadweight 3,150 tons.
Bale capacity 163,520 cu.ft.
Block coefficient (Cb) 0.736
Power Steam.
Condenser cooling surface 1,600 sq.ft.
Boiler Main, circulating (scotch), wth N.E,M. superheaters.
Boiler pressure 200 psi. 570 degrees Fahr.
Boiler dimensions (total) 17.75 ft.dia. 12.75 ft. long.
Heating Surface (total) 4,250 sq.ft.
Grate Area (total) 82.5 sq.ft.
Fuel Oil / Coal
Furnace 4
Furnace dimensions 3'9" dia.
Draught Forced.
Generator 1, steam recip.
Generator power 16 Kw.
Generator voltage 110V.DC.
Propeller Right hand. 13.75 ft. dia. 13.0 ft. pitch.
Propeller blades 4
Propeller formation Solid.
Propeller material Bronze.
Built classification society B.O.T.
Auxiliary boiler, Cochran verticle 7.5 ft.dia. 16.25 ft.high. Working Press. 100 psi. Heating surface 730 sq.ft. grate area 31.5 sq.ft.

Emergency generator 3 Kw.


The hull was contracted out to the Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Dundee, by Scotts S.B.& E.Co. due to the shortage of available slipways.

Dec 8th. 1941. Seized off Amoy by the Japanese, and renamed "Kinmon Maru" in Jan. 1942.

June 10th. 1944. While unloading in Singapore, she caught on fire and was destroyed.


Built for the China coast - Bangkok service.

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