Kweiyang II

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.Sister ship of the "Kalgan"

Kweiyang II
ID /IMO No.1145216.
Type Cargo/passenger.
Gross Registered Tonnage 2.642 grt. 1,747 nett.
Builder Scotts S.& E. Co. Yard No. 506.
Delivery date May 30th. 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  !st class 8, tween deck 18.
Engine Builder Scotts S.& E.Co.
Engine Type 2, Brown Curtis steam turbine, with double reduction gear boxes.
Engine cylinders High and Low Press turbines and 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 163,530 cu.ft.
Block coefficient (Cb) 0.736
Power Steam.
Condenser cooling surface 1,600 sq.ft.
Boiler Main, circulatig (scotch) with N.E.M. superheaters.
Boiler pressure 200 psi. 570 degees 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, stem recip.
Generator power 16 Kw.
Generator voltage 110 V.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.
Keel laid Sept 14th. 1921.
Launched Jan 26th. 1921
Original owner China Navigation Co.
Aixiliary boiler, Cochran verticle, 7.5 ft.dia. 16.25 ft.high. Working Press. 100psi. Heating surface 730 sq.ft. Grate area 31.5 sq.ft.

Emergency generator, 3 Kw.


Sept 14th.1919 to Jan 26th.1921, the ship was built in the drydock.

Feb 3rd. 1926. While assisting in the refloating of the "Hunan I" became stuck at the Western entrance to the Hainan Strait. Both vessels came off safely on Feb 13th. 1926.

Sept 1926. Severely damaged during a typhoon, towed to Hong Kong for repairs.

Based in Bombay for the most of WW2.

1952. Sold to Whai Tai Co. Bangkok. Renamed "Mecca Nava".

1957. Renamed "Kiat Navi"

1961. Sold for breaking up in Hong Kong.


Built for the China coast - Bangkok trade, catering for emigrant trade to Thailand and Indo-China.

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