Shasi I

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Shasi I
ID /IMO No. 1098984.
Type Cargo/passenger.
Gross Registered Tonnage 1,011
Builder Scott & Co. CD. Yard No. 293.
Delivery date Sept.23rd. 1891
Hull Steel, clincher construction.
Decks 2
Length 186.0 ft.
Width 35.0 ft.
Depth 9.83 ft.
Engine Builder Greenock Foundry &Co.
Engine Type Steam, 2 x triple expansion.
Engine cylinders 10.25 ins. dia. 16 ins. dia. 25 ins. dia.
Engine stroke 1.5 ft.
Engine Power Total, 90 nhp. 600 ihp.
Propulsion mode Twin screw.
Speed 12 kts.
Rigged Sloop.
Displacement 890 tons.
Deadweight 512 tons.
Bale capacity 56,072 cu.ft.
Block coefficient (Cb) 0.61
Power Steam.
Condenser cooling surface 780 sq.ft.
Steam expansion ratio 9.5
Boiler 1, circulating.
Boiler pressure 160 psi.
Boiler dimensions (total) 12.25 ft. high, 9.58 ft. long.
Heating Surface (total) 1,208 sq.ft.
Grate Area (total) 52.3 sq.ft.
Steam space volume 260 cu.ft.
Fuel Coal.
Furnace 3
Furnace dimensions 3'3" dia. 6'8' long.
Draught Natural.
Propeller Both right and left hand, 6.0 ft. dia. 8.o ft. pitch.
Propeller blades 3
Propeller formation Solid.
Propeller material Cast iron.
Launched Sept 3rd. 1891.
Original owner China Navigation Co.
Delivered to owner Sept 23 rd. 1891.


1910. Sold to Tah Deh Company, renamed "Ta Ngan".

1927. New owners the Tat Ta S.S.Co. Renamed "Ta Te".

December 13th. 1931. Destroyed by an explosion and fire, 40 nautical miles up the Yangtse river while en route to Yangchow.


Built for service on the Yangtse River, the Shasi being CNCo's first vessel to reach Ichang in 1891.

1905. The Shasi pioneered the service on the Poyang Lake, however this service was not viable for this size of ship, and it was reduced to a tug service by 1909.

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