Luen Yi

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Sister ship of the "Hsin Peking I"

Luen Yi
ID /IMO No.1127230.
Type Passenger/cargo.
Gross Registered Tonnage 2,868 grt. 1,735 nett.
Builder Ateliers & Chantiers de France, Dunkirk.
Delivery date 1906.
Hull Steel, clincher construction.
Decks 1, plus Spar deck, promenade & shade decks.
Length 278.0 ft.
Width 43.0 ft.
Depth 24.8 ft.
Engine Builder Caillard & Cie, le Havre.
Engine Type Steam, triple expansion.
Engine cylinders 3 per engine.
Engine Power 136 nhp.
Propulsion mode Twin screw.
Speed 12 kts.
Power Steam
Fuel Coal.
Original owner Asiatique de Navigation, Dunkirk
Delivered to owner 1906


Refer to "Hsin Peking I"

1906. Entered service as the "Li-Fong"

November 1911. When the previous owners became bankrupt, C.N.Co. bought the vessel, and in August 1912 transferred her to the Luen Steamship Co. (China Merchants Steam Navigation Co. as managers). Renamed "Luen Yi" The ship was never really part of the C.N.Co. fleet.

July 1929. Sold to the China Merchants Steam Navigation Co., Renamed "Kien Kuo"

Mid 1939. Vessel hauled to the Upper Yangtse river.

Post WW2. The vessel renamed "Kiang Kien" under the romanisation of the Chinese lettering.

October 21st. 1949. When outbound for Kaoshing in ballast, for scrapping, stranded and sank in Luan Lu Bay, Quemoy.


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