Newchwang II

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Newchwang II
ID /IMO No.1146635.
Type Cargo/passenger.
Gross Registered Tonnage 2,480 grt. !,501 nett.
Builder Scotts S.& E.Co. Yard No. 519.
Delivery date Sept. 1922.
Hull Steel, clincher construction.
Decks 2.
Length 295.0 ft. F'C'sle 42.0.ft. Bridge 72.0 ft.
Width 46.0 ft.
Depth 21.75 ft.
Passengers 1st,class 2, Steerage 54.
Engine Builder Scotts S.& E.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 113 nhp. 1,100 ihp.
Propulsion mode Single screw.
Speed 10 kts.
Rigged Schooner.
Displacement 5,088 tons.
Deadweight 2,330 tons.
Bale capacity 153,788 cu.ft.
Block coefficient (Cb) 0.75
Power Steam
Condenser cooling surface 1,201 sq. ft.
Steam expansion ratio 9.8
Boiler Main, cylindrical (scotch) with N.E.M. superheaters.
Boiler pressure 200 psi.
Boiler dimensions (total) 13.5 ft.dia. 11.75 ft. long.
Heating Surface (total) 3938 sq ft.
Grate Area (total) 91 sq. ft.
Fuel Coal.
Furnace 4
Furnace dimensions 4'0.25" ft.dia.
Draught Forced.
Generator 1, steam recip.
Generator power 16 Kw.
Generator voltage 110V DC.
Propeller Right hand, 13.0 ft.dia. 11.25 ft. pitch.
Propeller blades 4.
Propeller formation Solid.
Propeller material Bronze.
Built classification society B.O.T.
Keel laid Sept 14th.1921.
Launched Aug 8th.1922
Original owner China Navigation Co.
Auxiliary boiler, Cochran vericle, 7.5 ft. dia. 13.75 ft. high. Working Press. 100 psi.


Sept.1922. Delivered to China Navigation Co. The first of a class of four ships, the other three being:- "Nanchang II", "Nanning II", and "Ninghai I"

1942. Commisioned by the R.A.N. as "H.M.A.S. Newchwang F-30" and employed in Australian waters.

1944/5 She carried military stores etc. to Calcutta - no pennant number, but flying the Blue Ensign. Observed by D Haws when he was there at that time.

1946. Decommissioned and returned to C.N.Co.

April 18th.1950. Arrived in Hong Kong. Sold to Wing Tak, Kowloon, for scrapping on June 26th.1950


This class of 4 ships were employed on the Shanghai - Weihaiwei - Newchwang - Tientsin - Dairen sevice.

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