Shansi II

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Sister of the ship "Sinkiang II"

Shansi II
ID /IMO No. 5321796.
Type Cargo/passenger.
Gross Registered Tonnage 3,147 grt. 1,826 nett.
Builder Scotts S.& E.Co. Ltd. Yard No. 641.
Delivery date Feb 25th. 1947.
Hull Steel, clincher construction.
Decks 2.
Length 298 ft. F'C'sle 66 ft. Bridge & Poop 190 ft.
Width 46 ft.
Depth 25 ft.
Passengers 1st. class 27 Deck 82.
Engine Builder Scotts S.& E,Co.Ltd
Engine Type Scott LB. Doxford, two stroke, single acting,opposed piston, direct reversing.
Engine cylinders 4, 480 mm. dia.
Engine stroke 1,660 mm.
Engine Power 1,800 bhp.
Engine RPM Design, 133.
Propulsion mode Single screw.
Speed 12.5 kts.
Displacement 4,830 tons.
Deadweight 2,907 tons.
Bale capacity 164,000 cu.ft.
Block coefficient (Cb) 0.678.
Power Diesel.
Aspiration Natural.
Boiler Composite, exhaust gas/fuel oil.
Fuel Diesel/Heavy Fuel Oil.
Generator 3.
Generator power 75 Kw. each
Generator voltage 220V d.c.
Propeller Right hand, 12.33 ft.dia. pitch variable.
Propeller blades 4
Propeller formation Solid.
Propeller material Bronze.
Built classification society B.C. & M.O.T.
Keel laid Dec 18th. 1948.
Launched Nov 28th. 1946.
Launched by Miss Bridget Swire.
Original owner China Navigation Co.

History

Refer to the sister ship "Sinkiang II"

June 1967. Sold to Pacific International Lines (Pte.) Singapore. Renamed "Kota Rajah".

1974. Transferred to the Malaysian Shipping Corporation, Penang. Renamed "Sang Suvia", and used as a troop ship.

May 1978. Broken up at Gadani Beach, Pakistan.

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