Tatung II

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Tatung II
ID /IMO No. 1158023.
Type Cargo/passenger.
Gross Registered Tonnage 1,560 grt. 1,101 nett.
Builder New Engineering & Shipbuilding Co. Shanghai.
Delivery date 1928.
Hull Steel, clincher construction.
Decks 1.
Length 270 ft.
Width 40 ft.
Depth 14.5 ft.
Engine Builder Motorenfabriek "Deutz" A.G., Koln-Deutz.
Engine Type 2, diesel, 4 stroke, single acting.
Engine cylinders 6 per engine.
Propulsion mode Twin screw.
Power Diesel.
Aspiration Natural.
Fuel Oil.
Generator voltage 110V DC.
Propeller 2, Right and left hand.
Propeller blades 4 per propeller.
Propeller formation Solid.
Propeller material Bronze.
Original owner Yangtse Rapids S.S.Co., Shanghai.


1928. Built as the "I-Fung" for the Yangtse Rapids S.S.Co. of Shanghai.( U.S. Flag.)

1935. Acquired by CNCo. to replace the "Tatung I"

Dec 5th. 1937. Holed and the engine room flooded by a near miss, during a Japanese air attack, beached 2 miles below Wuhu. At the end of March 1938 she arrived at the New Eng. & S. Co. Shanghai for repairs, which were completed by Sept 7th.

Dec 1941. Retreated to Hong Kong then Singapore, eventually scuttled off Singapore at Tanjong Batu on Feb 17th. 1942. Raised by the Japanese and recommissioned in Nov. 1944 as the "Taito Maru"

Aug 1945. Recovered in Singapore after the Japanese surrender in an unusable condition. Arrived in Hong Kong under tow on May 16th 1947, laid up and sold for scrapping in mid 1948.


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