Poyang I

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Sister ship of Tatung I

Poyang I
ID /IMO No. 1098976.
Type Cargo/passenger.
Gross Registered Tonnage 2,551 grt. 1,892 nett.
Builder Scott & Co. CD. Yard No. 292.
Delivery date Sept 12th. 1891.
Hull Steel.
Decks 2
Length 287.0 ft.
Width 43.0 ft.
Depth 13.08 ft.
Passengers Deck.
Engine Builder Greenock Foundry Co.
Engine Type Steam, triple expansion.
Engine cylinders 14 ins.dia. 23 ins. dia. 37 ins. dia.
Engine Power Total:- 250 nhp. 1500 ihp.
Engine RPM 90
Propulsion mode Twin screw.
Speed 12 kts.
Rigged Sloop.
Displacement 2,281 tons.
Deadweight 1,191 tons.
Bale capacity 134,040 cu.ft.
Block coefficient (Cb) 0.61
Power Steam.
Condenser cooling surface 1,800 sq.ft.
Steam expansion ratio 11.16
ratio_of_air_pump_capacity_to_lp_cylinder_volume 13.6
ratio_of_sw_circulating_pump_capacity_to_lp_cylinder_volume 14
Boiler 2, cylindrical (scotch)
Boiler pressure 160 psi.
Boiler dimensions (total) 13.0 ft high x 10.0 ft. long.
Heating Surface (total) 2,960 sq.ft.
Grate Area (total) 104.5 sq. ft.
Steam space volume 620 cu. ft.
Fuel Coal.
Furnace 3 per boiler.
Furnace dimensions 3'2" dia. x 6'10" long.
Draught Natural.
Generator voltage 110V.dc.
Propeller Right & left hand 9.0 ft dia. 14.5 ft pitch
Propeller blades 4 per propeller.
Propeller formation Solid.
Propeller material Cast iron
Launched August 3rd. 1891.
Launched by Mrs. T Swire.
Original owner China Navigation Co.
Delivered to owner September. 12th. 1891.
Scrapped November 1934, Broken up at Shanghai.


August 1903 Newspaper reports that the Poyang left Shanghai for Hankow Thursday 13th August 1903. On route the captain, chief mate, chief engineer and Chinese pilot all died from Cholera. The third engineer and a supernumerary officer were taken to hospital suffering from the same disease.


Built for the Yangtse river service. Employed with the sister ships Tatung I and Ngankin on the bi-weekly Shanghai to Hankow service. Refer to Tatung I

Refer to the Ngankin for passenger accommodation details.