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Sister ship of the Huichow

ID /IMO No. 1120647.
Type Cargo/passenger.
Gross Registered Tonnage 1,992 grt. 1,216 nett.
Builder Scotts S.& E. Co.Ltd. Yard No. 401.
Delivery date Dec. 22nd 1905.
Hull Steel, clincher construction.
Decks 1
Length 267.0 ft. F'c'sle 34.0 ft. Bridge 81.0 ft.
Width 40.0 ft.
Depth 22.5 ft.
Passengers Deck.
Engine Builder Scotts S.& E.Co.ltd.
Engine Type Steam, triple expansion.
Engine cylinders 3:- 20 ins.dia. 33.5 ins.dia. 56 ins.dia.
Engine stroke 3.25 ft.
Engine Power 268 nhp. 1,450 ihp.
Propulsion mode Single screw.
Speed 11 kts.
Rigged Schooner.
Displacement 4,100 tons.
Deadweight 2,710 tons.
Bale capacity 123,169 cu.ft.
Block coefficient (Cb) 0.745.
Power Steam
Condenser cooling surface 1,813 sq.ft.
Steam expansion ratio 11.23
ratio_of_air_pump_capacity_to_lp_cylinder_volume 17.4
Boiler 1, circulating (scotch0
Boiler pressure 190 psi.
Boiler dimensions (total) 16.58 ft.dia. 12.5 ft. long.
Heating Surface (total) 3,838 sq.ft.
Steam space volume 90 sq.ft.
Fuel Coal
Furnace 4
Furnace dimensions 3'9" ins.dia.
Draught Forced
Propeller Right hand, 14,25 ft.dia. 14.0 ft pitch.
Propeller blades 4
Propeller formation Solid
Propeller material Cast iron
Keel laid Aug 16th.1905.
Launched Nov 30th 1905.
Launched by Mrs J Smith, wife of C/E
Original owner China Navigation Co.


1942. Requisioned by the British Admiralty as a training ship, " Pennant F-102", based in Bombay used mainly for amphibious exercises.

1945. Transferred to the Royal Indian Navy, used as a depot ship for the small craft In Bombay harbour

3rd Quarter 1945. Returned to C.N.Co. However the condition of the ship was such that it was not economic to refurbish. Scrapped in Bombay.


Built for the China coast trade.

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