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IMO /ID No.1153704.
Type Cargo/passenger
Gross Registered Tonnage 296 grt. 165 nett.
Builder Yarrow & Co., Glasgow. Yard No. 1502.
Delivery date 1926.
Hull Steel, clincher construction.
Decks 2, plus a shade deck.
Length 121 ft.
Width 23 ft.
Depth 5.5 ft.
Engine Builder Norris, Henty & Gardner., Manchester.
Engine Type 2, Diesel.
Engine cylinders 6 cyl., 2 stroke, single acting, solid injection.
Propulsion mode Twin screw.
Speed 9 kts.
Fuel Oil.
Propeller 2, Right & Left hand
Propeller formation Solid.
Propeller material Bronze.
Original owner China Navigation Co.


The first of two sister ships, the other being the Suiting.

1926. The vessel was constructed by Yarrow & Co. then dismantled and shipped to the New Engineering & Shipbuilding Works, Shanghai for assembly.

1930. Transferred to the Taikoo Chinese Navigation Co. Shanghai.

August 19th 1937. When alongside he wharf in Shanghai, capsized after being struck by shrapnel during a Japanese air raid. Later raised.

February 15th. 1942. Lost during the evacuation of Singapore, while under the control of the Royal Navy.


Built for the Upper Yangtse services above Chunking.

Events / Stories

Both the "Siushan" and the "Suiting" were the first diesel powered ships for the China Navigation Co.