Sinkiang I

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Sinkiang I
ID /IMO No. 1136790
Type Cargo/passenger.
Gross Registered Tonnage 2.646 grt. 1,616 nett.
Builder Scotts Shipbiulding & Engineering Co.Ltd. Yard No.461.
Delivery date Feb 16th. 1915.
Hull Steel, clincher construcion.
Decks 2.
Length 310.0 ft. F'c'sle 37.0 ft. Bridge 72.O ft.
Width 41.0 ft.
Depth 24.75 ft.
Passengers 1st class 6, 2nd class 28, 3rd. class 64 Chinese.
Engine Builder Scotts S.B.& E. Co.
Engine Type Steam turbine.
Engine Power 1,400 ihp.
Propulsion mode Single screw.
Speed 10/11 kts.
Rigged Schooner.
Displacement 4,836 tons.
Deadweight 3,029 tons
Bale capacity 170,000 cu.ft.
Block coefficient (Cb) 0.74
Power Steam.
Condenser cooling surface 1,306 sq.ft.
Steam expansion ratio 10.2
Boiler Main, circulating (scotch) with N.E.M. superheater.
Boiler pressure 200 psi.
Boiler dimensions (total) 17,75 ft.dia. 12.75 ft. long.
Heating Surface (total) 4,250 sq.ft.
Grate Area (total) 82 sq.ft.
Steam space volume 693 cu.ft.
Fuel Coal.
Furnace 4
Furnace dimensions 3'9" dia.
Draught Forced.
Generator 1
Generator power ( Kw.
Generator voltage 110 D.C.
Propeller Right hand, 14.0 ft.dia. 13.83ft. pitch.
Propeller blades 4
Propeller formation Solid
Propeller material Bronze.
Built classification society B.O.T.
Keel laid June 2nd. 1914.
Launched Dec 21st. 1914
Original owner China Navigation Co.
Auxiliary boiler, Cochran verticle, 7.5 ft.dia., 16.3 ft.high., working Press. 100 psi., heating surface 739 sq.ft., Grate area 32 sq'ft'


The "Sinkiang" was ordered before the start of the first World war, and built with permission from the Shippng Controller and operated under his "Direction".

The first of a class of six ships. The others being "Shantung I", "Sunning", "Suiyang", "Szechuen II" and "Soochow II". This class of vessels was the beginning of the modern four hold type, the lifeboats being situated on an extended bridge deck.

This is the first C.N.Co. ship to have superheaters incorporated in the boilers. All further steam ships were fited with superheaters.

April 6th. 1942. On a voyage from Calcutta to Colombo in the Bay of Bengal, bombed and sunk by Japanese aircraft. Three officers and a number of the crew died, Evan Garmon Thomas Master along with the other crew members were rescued.


Built for the China coast and emigrant trade to Southeast Asia

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