Wuchang I

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Sister ship of Chungking I

Wuchang I
ID /IMO No. 1085188.
Type Cargo/Passenger
Gross Registered Tonnage 1,258 grt, 793 nett.
Builder Scott & Co.CD. Yard No.218.
Delivery date Aug 18th 1882.
Hull Steel, Clincher construction.
Decks 2,
Length 243.0 ft.
Width 32.0 ft.
Depth 21.0 ft.
Passengers Deck.
Engine Builder Greenock Foundry Co.
Engine Type Steam, compound, inverted.
Engine cylinders 25 ins. dia. 50 ins. dia.
Engine stroke 2.5 ft.
Engine Power Total:- 1,154 ihp. 240 nhp.
Engine RPM 88
Propulsion mode Twin Screw
Speed 12 kts.
Rigged Schooner
Displacement 2,580 tons
Deadweight 1,655 tons
Bale capacity 79,723 cu.ft.
Block coefficient (Cb) 0.693
Power Steam
Condenser cooling surface 2,432 sq.ft.
Steam expansion ratio 5.4
Boiler 2, Oval type
Boiler pressure 80 psi.
Boiler dimensions (total) 16.58 ft. H, x 12.46 ft. W x 11.5 ft.L
Heating Surface (total) 4,036 sq.ft.
Grate Area (total) 126 sq.ft.
Steam space volume 1,098 cu.ft.
Fuel Coal.
Furnace 3 per boiler
Furnace dimensions 3'6" dia. x 8'4" long
Draught Natural
Propeller Both R.H & L.H. 10.0 ft.dia., 15.5 ft. pitch
Propeller blades 4 per propeller
Propeller formation Solid.
Propeller material Cast iron.
Keel laid Feb 16th. 1882
Launched June 30th, 1882
Launched by Mrs. Swire.
Original owner China Navigation Co.
Delivered to owner Aug 18th. 1882


1882 - 1883. Coast Boats Ownery Service

1900. Taken over by the German authorities during the Boxer rebellion for troop transportation duties. This is not recorded in the Naval Reichsmarine fleet list.

1902. Returned to C.N.Co.

May 1905. Sold to C.Freiherr von Kriegelstein, Hamburg. Renamed "Cacalie".

June 27th. 1905. Became stranded near Cape Kataoka on Sakhalin Island. Refloated by Japanese and presumed scrapped.


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