Kweilin I

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The "Kweilin I" is the first of a class of two ships, the "Paoting" being the sister ship.

Kweilin I
ID /IMO No. 1098948.
Type Cargo/passenger.
Gross Registered Tonnage 1,765 tons.
Builder Scott &Co. CD. Yard No. 281.
Delivery date June 18th. 1891.
Hull Steel, clincher construction.
Decks 2
Length 260.0 ft.
Width 36.5 ft.
Depth 22.5 ft.
Passengers Deck.
Engine Builder Greenock Foundry Co.
Engine Type Steam,triple expansion.
Engine cylinders 3, 18 ins.dia. 29 ins. dia. 47 ins. dia.
Engine stroke 3.25 ft.
Engine Power 200 nhp. 1,300 ihp.
Propulsion mode Single screw.
Speed 10 kts.
Rigged Schooner.
Displacement 3,733 tons.
Deadweight 2,589 tons.
Bale capacity 124,814 cu ft.
Block coefficient (Cb) 0.765
Power Steam.
Condenser cooling surface 1,250 sq. ft.
Steam expansion ratio 9.73
ratio_of_air_pump_capacity_to_lp_cylinder_volume 15.3
ratio_of_sw_circulating_pump_capacity_to_lp_cylinder_volume 15.3
Boiler 2, cylindrical (scotch).
Boiler pressure 160 psi.
Boiler dimensions (total) 12.75 ft high x 9.83 ft long.
Heating Surface (total) 2,582 sq.ft.
Grate Area (total) 104.5 sq.ft.
Steam space volume 604 cu ft.
Fuel Coal.
Furnace 3 per boiler.
Furnace dimensions 3'2" dia. 6'8" long.
Draught Natural.
Generator voltage 110 volts D.C.
Propeller Right hand, 13.0 ft. dia, 14.0 ft. pitch.
Propeller blades 4
Propeller formation Solid.
Propeller material Cast iron.
Launched May 21st.1891
Launched by Mrs.Thompson, wife of Col. Thompson. R.A.
Original owner China Navigation Co.
Delivered to owner June 18th. 1891


July 1923. Sold to Chinese shipbreakers.


Built for the China Coast trade, a beancaker, refer "Sungkiang"

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