Kwangchow

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Sister ship of "Kweiyang II"

Kwangchow.
ID /IMO No. 1151428.
Type Cargo / passenger.
Gross Registered Tonnage 2,626 grt. 1,572 nett.
Builder Taikoo D.& E. Co. Yard No. 187.
Delivery date 1921.
Hull Steel, clincher construction.
Decks 2.
Length 310.0 ft. F'c'sle 43.0 ft. Bridge 86.0 ft. Poop 23.0 ft.
Width 44.0 ft.
Depth 23.0 ft.
Passengers 1st. class 8. tween deck 18.
Engine Builder Taikoo D.& E. Co.
Engine Type Brown Curtis steam turbines with double reduction gearboxes.
Engine cylinders 2, High and Low press steam turbines with astern turbines.
Engine Power 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) with 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 110 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.
Delivered to owner China Navigation Co.

History

Sept 2nd 1937. Blown ashore and wrecked on Chaukung Island, Hong Kong, during a typhoon. Vessel declared a total loss.

Service

Built for the China coast Indo-China services.

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