Ninghai I

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Sister of the ship Newchwang II.

Ninghai I
ID/IMO No. 1153585.
Type Cargo/passenger.
Gross Registered Tonnage 2,484 grt. 1,482 nett.
Builder Taikoo D.& E. Co. Yard No. 223.
Delivery date 1925.
Hull Steel, clincher construction.
Decks 2
Length 295.0 ft. F'c'sle 42.0 ft. Bridge 72.0 ft.
Width 44.0 ft.
Depth 21.75 ft.
Passengers 1st.Class 2, Steerge 54.
Engine Builder Taikoo D.& 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.
Boiler Main, circulating (scotch) with N.E.M. superheaters.
Boiler pressure 200 psi.
Boiler dimensions (total) 13.5 ft.dia. 11.75 ft.long.
Heating Surface (total) 3,938 sq.ft.
Grate Area (total) 91 sq.ft.
Fuel Coal.
Furnace 4
Furnace dimensions 4 ft.0.25 ins.dia.
Draught Forced.
Generator 1. Seam 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.
Original owner China Navigation Co.
Auxiliary boiler, Cochran verticle, 7.5 ft.dia. 16.75 ft high. Working press. 100 psi.


On completion the "Ninghai I" was the last of this class of four vessels, the others being the "Newchwang II", Nanchang II, and Nanning II.

June 18th 1941. Refer to William Ewart Hargrave re one WW2 voyage.

April 1950 Sold to Wing Yak. Kowloon. Vessel broken up with sister vessel Nanchang II


Built for the Shanghai - Weihaiwei - Newchwang - Tientsin - Dairen, sevice.

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