Shansi I

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Sister ship of the Chinkiang

Shansi I
ID /IMO No. 1108399.
The 'Shansi', a typical Beancaker, at Shanghai
Type Cargo/passenger.
Gross Registered Tonnage 2,002 grt. 1,240 nett.
Builder Scott & Co. CB. Yard No. 353.
Delivery date Aug 20th, 1898.
Hull Steel. clincher construction.
Decks 2.
Length 275.0 ft. F'c'sle 30.0 ft. Bridge 70.0 ft. Poop 20.O ft.
Width 38.0 ft.
Depth 22.5 ft.
Engine Builder Grenock Foundry Co.
Engine Type Steam, triple expansion.
Engine cylinders 3, 20 ins.dia. 32 ins.dia. 52 ins.dia.
Engine stroke 3.25 ft.
Engine Power 250 nhp. 1,100 ihp.
Propulsion mode Single screw.
Speed 10 kts.
Rigged Schooner.
Displacement 4,133 tons
Deadweight 2,783 tons.
Bale capacity 129,650 cu.ft.
Block coefficient (Cb) 0.77
Power Steam.
Condenser cooling surface 1,750 sq.ft.
Steam expansion ratio 11.0
ratio_of_air_pump_capacity_to_lp_cylinder_volume 17.6
ratio_of_sw_circulating_pump_capacity_to_lp_cylinder_volume 17.3
Boiler 2, circulating (scotch)
Boiler pressure 180 psi.
Boiler dimensions (total) 14.5 ft. high, 10.5 ft. long.
Heating Surface (total) 3,362 sq.ft.
Grate Area (total) 126 sq.ft.
Steam space volume 886 cu.ft.
Fuel Coal
Furnace 3 per boiler.
Furnace dimensions 3'6" dia. 7'0" long.
Draught Natural.
Propeller Right hand, 14.0 ft.dia. 14.5 ft. pitch.
Propeller blades 4
Propeller formation Cast.
Propeller material Iron.
Launched July 21st. 1898.
Original owner China Navigation Co.
Delivered to owner Aug 20th. 1898.
Scrapped 1930 in Shanghai.


August 1930. Sold to Chinese ship breakers.


Built for the China coast trade. A beancaker.

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