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Sister ship of the Huichow

ID /IMO No. 1120636.
Type Cargo/passenger.
Gross Registered Tonnage 1,990 grt. 1,215 nett.
Builder Scotts S.& E.Co.Ltd. Yard No.399.
Delivery date Nov 21st 1905.
Hull Steel, clincher consruction.
Decks 1
Length 267.0 ft. F'c'sle 34.0 ft. Bridge 81.0 ft.
Width 40.0 ft.
Depth 18.0 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. 1450 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) 0.75
Power Steam.
Condenser cooling surface 1,813 sq.ft.
Steam expansion ratio 11.23
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 June 10th. 1905
Launched Oct 30th. 1905
Original owner China Navigation Co.


March 3rd 1932. Sustained damage on being fouled by the Ninghai I while at anchor off Newchang owing to a Caltex vessel dragging anchor under the influence of Pack Ice. The Master David Wilson absolved of all blame.

1941. Requisitioned by the Ministry of War Transport, C.N.Co. managers.

January 8th. 1943. Blown ashore and wrecked during a storm at Bengazi harbour.


Built for the China coast trade.

Events / Stories

The last total loss in the CNCo fleet, according to Lloyd's data.

Not, technically, a "war loss", but a loss by perils of the sea, as she dragged her anchors and was blown ashore.