Woosung II

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Woosung II
ID /IMO. No. 1142213.
Type Cargo/passenger.
Gross Registered Tonnage 3,426 grt. 2,119 nett.
Builder Taikoo D.& E. Co. Yard No. 166.
Delivery date 1918.
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.
Power Steam.
Fuel Coal.
Generator voltage 110 v.dc.
Original owner China Navigation Co.

History

The first of a class of three ships. The other two being the Whangpu. and "[[Wenchow II]]"


1918. Built in the wartime austerity mode.

1924. Extra passenger accommodation added from the Bridge deck aft, by the Shanghai D.& E.Co. as shown in the illustration. The hull was painted a grey colour at one stage.

December 8th.1941. Seized by the Japanese and in 1942 renamed "Reizan Maru".

1944. Sunk during a U.S. air attack in the Yangtse river, raised and repaired.

January 18th.1945. Struck an American mine, in the Yangtse river, and sank. Position 39'11" N, 115'07"E.

Service

Built for the Yangtse river service.

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