Soochow II

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Sister ship of the "Sinkiang I"

Soochow II
ID /IMO. No. 1151419.
Type Cargo/passenger.
Gross Registered Tonnage 2,604 grt. 1,594 nett.
Builder Taikoo D.& E. Co. Yard No. 183.
Delivery date 1920.
Hull Steel, clincher construction.
Decks 2
Length 310.0 ft. F'c'sle 37.0 ft. Bridge 74.0 ft. Poop 15.0 ft.
Width 41.0 ft.
Depth 24.75 ft.
Passengers 1st.class 6, Chinese 28. 3rd.class 64.
Engine Builder Taikoo D.& E.Co.
Engine Type Steam, triple expansion.
Engine cylinders 3:- 22 ins.dia. 35 ins.dia. 56 ins.dia.
Engine stroke 3.25 ft.
Engine Power 162 nhp. 1.400 ihp.
Propulsion mode Single screw.
Speed 11 kts.
Rigged Schooner.
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) superheaters fitted.
Boiler pressure 160 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/oil.
Furnace 4
Furnace dimensions 3'9" dia.
Draught Forced.
Generator voltage 110 v.dc.
Propeller Right hand 14.0 ft.dia. 13.83 ft.pitch.
Propeller blades 4
Propeller formation Solid.
Propeller material Bronze.
Built classification society B.O.T.
Original owner China Navigation Co.
Notes
Auxiliary boiler, Cochran verticle, 7.5 ft.dia. 16.3 ft.high. Working Press. 100 psi. Heating surface 730 sq.ft. Grate area 32 sq.ft.

History

Refer to "Sinkiang I" and "Szechuen II"

December 12th.1941. Scuttled at Hong Kong.

May 1942. Raised by the Japanese, renamed "Tosan Maru"

August 22nd. 1945. Struck a mine 1.7 km off Nishiyama breakwater (lighthouse), near Shiminoseki, and sank.

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