Tatung I

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Similar to the Wuhu I in appearance, except for a pronounced rake to the mast and funnel. The "Tatung I" is the first of two sister ships, the other one being the "Poyang I"

Tatung I
ID /IMO No. 1098917.
Type Cargo/passenger.
Gross Registered Tonnage 2,548 tons.
Builder Scott & Co. CD. Yard no.286
Delivery date Apr 21st. 1891
Hull Steel, clincher construction.
Decks 2
Length 287.0 ft.
Width 43.0 ft.
Depth 13.08 ft.
Passengers Deck.
Engine Builder Greenock Foundry Co.
Engine Type Steam, 2 x triple expansion.
Engine cylinders 3:- 14 ins.dia. 23 ins. dia. 37 ins. dia.
Engine stroke 2.5 ft.
Engine Power Total, 250 nhp. 1,500 ihp.
Propulsion mode Twin screw.
Speed 12 kts.
Rigged Sloop.
Displacement 2,281 tons.
Deadweight 1,191 tons.
Bale capacity 134,040 cu.ft.
Block coefficient (Cb) 0.61
Power Steam.
Condenser cooling surface 1,800 sq. ft.
Steam expansion ratio 11.16
ratio_of_air_pump_capacity_to_lp_cylinder_volume 13.7
ratio_of_sw_circulating_pump_capacity_to_lp_cylinder_volume 14
Boiler 2, cylindrical(scotch)
Boiler pressure 160 psi.
Boiler dimensions (total) 13.0 ft dia. 10.0 ft. long.
Heating Surface (total) 2,960 sq. ft.
Grate Area (total) 104.5 sq. ft.
Steam space volume 620 cu.ft.
Fuel Coal.
Furnace 3 per boiler.
Furnace dimensions 3'2"dia. 6'10" long
Draught Natural.
Generator voltage 110V.dc.
Propeller Both right and left hand, 9.5 ft. dia, 14.5 ft. pitch.
Propeller blades 4 per propeller.
Propeller formation Cast.
Propeller material Iron.
Launched Mar 21st. 1891.
Launched by None, however Mr. J.H.Scott attended.
Original owner China Navigation Co.
Delivered to owner April 18th. 1891.
Scrapped Oct.1935, Sold to Shanghai shipbreakers.

History

Service

1891. Built for the Yangtse River Service, employed with the "Poyang I" and "Ngankin", departing Shanghai every Wednesday and Saturday for Chunking, Nanking, Wuhu, Kiukiang and Hankow. Returning from Hankow every Tuesday and Friday.

December 1935. Scrapped in Shanghai, China.

Events / Stories

Built for the Yangtse river services.

Refer to the "Ngankin" for passenger accommodation arrangements.

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