Wenchow II

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Sister of the ship Woosung II

Wenchow II
ID /IMO No. 1152102.
Type Cargo/Passenger.
Gross Registered Tonnage 3,113 grt. 1,975 nett.
Builder Taikoo D.& E. Co. Yard No. 201.
Delivery date 1923.
Hull Steel, clincher construction.
Decks 2.
Length 320.0 ft.
Width 46.0 ft.
Depth 22.0 ft.
Engine Builder Taikoo D.& E.Co.
Engine Type Steam, 2 triple expansion
Engine cylinders 3 per engine.
Engine Power Total 171 nhp.
Propulsion mode Twin screw.
Speed 11 kts.
Fuel Coal.
Propeller 2, right & left hand.
Propeller blades 4 per propeller.
Propeller formation Solid.
Propeller material Bronze.
Original owner China Navigation Co.


Dec 8th.1941. Seized by the Japanese in the China Sea, near Shanghai.

July 1942. Renamed "Hachigen Maru" (sometimes misread as "Shukuzan Maru") and employed as a military re-enforcements supply ship.

Aug 14th. 1942. Torpedoed and sunk by the U.S.S. "Seawolf" north of Kudat, Borneo. (Position 5.07 N. 119.37 W.)


Built for the Yangtse river services.

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