Sister ship of the "Sinkiang I".
|ID /IMO No. 1139576.|
|Gross Registered Tonnage||2,549 grt. 1,616 nett.|
|Builder||Taikoo D.& E.Co. Yard No. 163.|
|Hull||Steel, clincher construction.|
|Length||310.0 ft. F"c'sle 37.0 ft. Bridge 72.0 ft. Poop 22.4 ft.|
|Passengers||1st. class 2, 28 Chinese. 3rd.class 64 Chinese.|
|Engine Builder||Taikoo D.& E.Co.|
|Engine Type||Steam turbine|
|Propulsion mode||Single screw.|
|Block coefficient (Cb)||0.74|
|Condenser cooling surface||1.306 sq.ft.|
|Steam expansion ratio||10.2|
|Boiler||Main, cylindrical (scotch), with N.E.M. superheaters.|
|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.|
|Furnace dimensions||3'9" dia.|
|Generator power||9 Kw.|
|Generator voltage||110 DC|
|Propeller||Right hand, 14.0 ft.dia. 13.83 ft.pitch.|
|Built classification society||B.O.T.|
|Original owner||China Navigation Co.|
|Auxiliary boiler, Cochran verticle, 7.5 ft dia. 16.3 ft.high. Working press. 100 psi. Total heating surface 730 sq.ft. Grate area 32 sq. ft.|
March 27th 1946. Struck a mine 4 nautical miles above Paknam, in the Chao Phraya River downstream of Bangkok, beached on the river bank.
Built for the China coast trade.
Events / Stories
The Suiyang was part of Convoy MKS025 which departed Alexandria to Malta on September 14th. 1943. The Master was William Thomas Paul with Neil McMillan as 1st Mate. The London Gazette dated November 23rd. 1943, reported that the Master and 1st. Mate were awarded "Commendation for Good Services" during the convoy.