Shengking I

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Shengking I
ID /IMO No.1104853.
Type Cargo/passenger.
Gross Registered Tonnage 1,650 grt. 1,034 nett.
Builder Napier,Shanks & Bell. Glasgow.
Delivery date 1895.
Hull Steel, clincher construction.
Decks 2, plus shelter deck.
Length 260.0 ft. F'cs'le 28.0 ft. Bridge 54.0 ft. Poop 30.0 ft
Width 38.2 ft.
Depth 17.5 ft.
Passengers 1st 33 European, 56 Chinese, 3rd/deck 76.
Engine Builder D.Rowan & Sons, Glasgow.
Engine Type Steam, triple expansion.
Engine Power 181 nhp.
Propulsion mode Single screw.
Speed 10 kts.
Rigged Schooner.
Power Steam,
Fuel Coal.
Propeller Right hand.
Propeller formation Solid.
Propeller material Cast iron.
Original owner China Navigation Co.
Delivered to owner 1895
Scrapped 1931

History

The vessel is similar in appearance to the "Hunan I" class, except for the longer poop structure, apparently a transition to the "Chinkiang" class of vessels which followed.

October 1931. Sold to the Anglo-Danish Shipping Co. Shanghai, then broken up.

Service

Built for the China coast trade. Operating the 2 to 3 times per week service from Shanghai to Chefoo and Tientsin along with the "Chungking I", "Wuchang II" and "Tungchow II / Hsin Peking II"

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