Tug "Chuting"

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"Chuting.
Gross Registered Tonnage 207 grt. 38 nett.
Builder Yangtze Enginnering Works, Hankow.
Delivery date 1921.
Hull Steel, clincher construction.
Decks 1.
Length 109.0 ft.
Width 22.0 ft.
Depth 9.0 ft.
Engine Builder Yangtze Engineering Works, Hankow.
Engine Type Steam, 2, compound engines.
Engine cylinders 2 per engine.
Engine Power Total, 60 Registered hp.
Propulsion mode Twin screw.
Power Steam.
Fuel Coal.
Original owner China Navigation Co.

History

1921. Built as the "Mogul", for foreign owners, bought by CNCo. and renamed "Chuting" when it was decided that all the China Navigation Co. tugs were to be given names starting with the letter "Ch".

Employed on duties on the "middle" Yangtse river.

June 1941. Requisitioned by the Royal Navy, and used as a minesweeper.

Feb 15th. 1942. Vessel lost at Singapore.

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Based at Shanghai.

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