Tientsin I

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Sister ship of the "Cheefoo I"

Tientsin I
ID /IMO No. 1073642.
Type Cargo/Passenger.
Gross Registered Tonnage 1,087 grt. 682 nett.
Builder Scott & Co., Greenock. Yard No.170.
Delivery date Apri 20th. 1876.
Hull Iron, Clincher construction.
Decks 1
Length 232.25 ft.
Width 27.0 ft.
Depth 23.08 ft.
Passengers Deck
Engine Builder Greenock Foundry Co.
Engine Type Steam Compound, Inverted.
Engine cylinders 2, 23" dia., 46" dia.
Engine stroke 3.0 ft.
Engine Power 488 ihp. 98 nhp.
Engine RPM 70
Propulsion mode Screw
Speed 10 kts.
Rigged Schooner
Displacement 2,442 tons
Deadweight 1,663 tons
Bale capacity 71,568 cu.ft.
Block coefficient (Cb) o.74
Power Steam
Condenser cooling surface 1,000 sq.ft.
Steam expansion ratio 6.7
ratio_of_air_pump_capacity_to_lp_cylinder_volume 25.9
ratio_of_sw_circulating_pump_capacity_to_lp_cylinder_volume 15.0
Boiler 2 - oval
Boiler pressure 65 psi.
Boiler dimensions (total) 14.5 ft H, 8.5 ft.W. 9.0 ft. L
Heating Surface (total) 1,986 sq.ft.
Grate Area (total) 71.5 sq.ft.
Steam space volume 626 cu.ft.
Fuel Coal
Furnace 2 per boiler
Furnace dimensions 3'3" dia. 6'0" long
Draught Natural
Propeller Right hand, 12'0" dia. X 15'0" pitch
Propeller blades 4
Propeller formation Solid.
Propeller material Cast iron.
Launched March 25 1876
Original owner John Samuel Swire, London.

= History

Until 1883. Coast Boats Ownery. A partnership by John Scott (IV) and John Samual Swire to operate the ships.

August 28th. 1887. On a voyage from Swatow to Shanghai, in bad weather was wrecked on Rees Island, Amoy.


Built for the Chinese coast trade.

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