Soochow I

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Sister ship of Hangchow

Soochow I
ID /IMO No. 1091885.
Type Cargo/passenger.
Gross Registered Tonnage 1,572 grt. 999 nett.
Builder Scott & Co. CD. Yard No. 242.
Delivery date Nov 16th 1885.
Hull Steel, clincher construction.
Decks 1
Length 260.0 ft. F'c'sle 31.0 ft. Bridge 52.0 ft.
Width 33.0 ft.
Depth 24.25 ft.
Engine Builder Greenock Foundry Co.
Engine Type Steam, compound, verticle.
Engine cylinders 2, 29 ins.dia. 58 ins.dia.
Engine stroke 3.5 ft.
Engine Power 180 nhp.
Engine RPM 70
Propulsion mode Single screw.
Speed 10 kts.
Rigged Schooner.
Displacement 3,428 tons.
Deadweight 2,368 tons.
Bale capacity 107,204 cu.ft.
Block coefficient (Cb) 0.58
Power Steam.
Condenser cooling surface 1,800 sq.ft.
Steam expansion ratio 8.o
ratio_of_air_pump_capacity_to_lp_cylinder_volume 18.5
ratio_of_sw_circulating_pump_capacity_to_lp_cylinder_volume 19.35
Boiler 2, Cylindrical - Scotch
Boiler pressure 90 psi.
Boiler dimensions (total) 13.5 ft. high x 9.75 ft. long.
Heating Surface (total) 2,868 sq.ft.
Grate Area (total) 110 sq.ft.
Steam space volume 872 cu.ft.
Fuel Coal.
Furnace 3 per boiler.
Furnace dimensions 3'4" dia. x 6'8" long.
Draught natural.
Propeller Right hand,14.0 ft dia. 17.0 ft pitch.
Propeller blades 4
Propeller formation Solid.
Propeller material Cast iron.
Keel laid May 22nd. 1885
Launched Oct 27th. 1885.
Original owner China Navigation Co.
Delivered to owner Nov 16th.1885.


August 12th. 1895. On a voyage from Chinkiang to Chefoo became wrecked on Northeast Promontory.


Built for the China coast trade.

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