Newchwang I

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Newchwang I
ID.No. 1077054.
Type Cargo / Passenger
Gross Registered Tonnage 895 grt. 558 nett.
Builder Scott & C0. CD. Yard No. 179.
Delivery date Dec 19th. 1877
Hull Iron, Clincher construction.
Decks 1
Length 220.0 ft.
Width 28.25 ft.
Depth 19.5 ft.
Engine Builder Greenock Foundry Co.
Engine Type Steam, Compound inverted
Engine cylinders 2, 23"dia. 46"dia.
Engine stroke 3.0 ft.
Engine Power 99 nhp.
Engine RPM 70
Propulsion mode Single screw.
Speed 10 kts.
Rigged Schooner.
Displacement 1,982 tons.
Deadweight 1,322 tons
Bale capacity 47,733 cu.ft.
Block coefficient (Cb) 0.72
Power Steam
Condenser cooling surface 1.000sq.ft.
Steam expansion ratio 5.75
ratio_of_air_pump_capacity_to_lp_cylinder_volume 25.9
ratio_of_sw_circulating_pump_capacity_to_lp_cylinder_volume 15
Boiler 2, oval.
Boiler pressure 65 psi.
Boiler dimensions (total) 14.5ft H x 8.5ft.W x 9.0ft.L
Heating Surface (total) 1.997 sq.ft.
Grate Area (total) 71.5 sq.ft.
Steam space volume 644 cu.ft.
Fuel Coal.
Furnace 2 per boiler.
Furnace dimensions 3'3" dia. x 5'6" long.
Draught Natural
Propeller Right hand, 12'0" ft, dia. 15'0" pitch.
Propeller blades 4
Launched Nov 24th. 1877.
Original owner W.H.Swire


1877. Built for W.H.Swire.

1878. Transferred to W.H.Swire & J.S.Swire. Coast Boats Ownery.

1883. Transferred to China Navigation Co.

April 25th.1890. Grounded on Quemoy Island, Amoy. Refloated on May 16th.

May 1912. Sold to Woo Yik S.S. Co. of Macau, renamed "Chang-Va", Portugese registry.

1926. Broken up at Shanghai.


Built for the China Coast service. An original "Beancaker". The "Newchwang I" and her sister ship "Wenchow I" had no derricks as the cargo was loaded and unloaded manually by Chinese labourers, who frequently were female.

1877. The Newchwang I, made the first Hadj for C.N.Co. when on her maiden voyage from Scotland, she transported returning pilgrims from Jeddah to the Straits.

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