Szechuen III

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Sister of the ship [[Sinkiang II]]

Szechuen III
ID /IMO No. 5347635.
Type Cargo/Passenger.
Gross Registered Tonnage 3,033 grt. 1,654 nett,
Builder Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Co., Dundee. Yard No. 424.
Delivery date July 1946.
Hull Steel, clincher construction.
Decks 2.
Length 298 ft. F'c'sle 66 ft. Bridge & Poop 189 ft.
Width 46 ft.
Depth 25 ft.
Passengers 1st.class 27 Deck 82.
Engine Builder Alexander Stephen & Sons, Glasgow.
Engine Type Sulzer.
Propulsion mode Single screw.
Speed 12.5 kts.
Aspiration Natural.
Boiler Composite, exhaust gas/fuel oil.
Fuel Diesel/Heavy Fuel Oil.
Generator power 3 x 75 kw
Generator voltage 220V DC.
Propeller Right hand.
Propeller blades 4
Propeller formation Solid.
Propeller material Bronze.
Built classification society B.C. & M.O.T.
Launched Dec.18th. 1945.
Original owner China Navigation Co.


1946. Refer to "Sinkiang II"

June 1966. Sold with the Sinkiang II to Asia Selatan Enterprises Ltd., Panama. (Kie Hock Shiping Co. Ltd.) Renamed "Tong Hin".

1967. Transferred to the Africa Shipping Co.Ltd., Panama. Renamed "Gambris".

1968. Transferred to the Karingo Shipping Co., Panama. Renamed "Karingo".

October 1978. Being broken up by Ming Hing & Co. Hong Kong.


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