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Sister ship of the "Sinkiang I".

ID /IMO No. 1139576.
Type Cargo/passenger.
Gross Registered Tonnage 2,549 grt. 1,616 nett.
Builder Taikoo D.& E.Co. Yard No. 163.
Delivery date 1917.
Hull Steel, clincher construction.
Decks 2.
Length 310.0 ft. F"c'sle 37.0 ft. Bridge 72.0 ft. Poop 22.4 ft.
Width 41.0 ft.
Depth 24.75 ft.
Passengers 1st. class 2, 28 Chinese. 3rd.class 64 Chinese.
Engine Builder Taikoo D.& E.Co.
Engine Type Steam turbine
Engine Power 1,400ihp.
Propulsion mode Single screw.
Speed 11 kts.
Rigged Schooner.
Bale capacity 170,cu.ft.
Block coefficient (Cb) 0.74
Power Steam.
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.
Fuel coal.
Furnace 4
Furnace dimensions 3'9" dia.
Draught Forced.
Generator 1
Generator power 9 Kw.
Generator voltage 110 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.
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.