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ID /IMO No. 1159418.
Type Cargo/passenger.
Gross Registered Tonnage 2,516 grt. 1,741 nett.
Builder Taikoo D.& E. Co. Yard No. 265.
Delivery date 1935.
Hull Steel, clincher construction.
Decks 2.
Length 249 ft.
Width 50 ft.
Depth 9.5 ft.
Engine Builder Sulzer Bros. Winterthur.
Engine Type Diesel:- Sulzer, 2 stroke, single acting, type 5SD36
Engine cylinders 5 per engine.
Engine Power Total 1,500 bhp.
Engine RPM 240.
Propulsion mode Twin screw.
Speed 12 kts.
Aspiration Natural.
Fuel Oil.
Generator voltage 220V DC.
Propeller 2, right and left hand.
Propeller blades 4 per propeller
Propeller formation Solid
Propeller material Bronze.
Original owner China Navigation Co.


Dec 1st. 1939. Attacked by pirates at San Ho Kang at the mouth of Yangtse river estuary, the cargo being looted. In the melee that took place the crew fought back inflicting some casualties on the pirates, prior to the arrival of a British gun boat which rescued the ship, in the process capturing some of the pirates.

Jan 11th.1942. Bombed and sunk at Muar River, Johore.\, by Japanese aircraft. Salvaged by the Japanese and commisioned as "Unryu Maru" in Nov. 1944.

Dec 31st 1944. Torpedoed and sunk off Port Blair, Andaman Islands, by the H.M.Submarine "Shakespeare".


Built for the Yangtse river services.

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